Lipscomb alumni from across the country will descend on campus this week for annual Homecoming festivities.
Events begin Thursday, Nov. 9, and run through Sunday, Nov. 12. A variety of events for alumni of all ages is planned. Among the highlights are reunions for the Class of 1967 and the Class of 1992, social club reunions, basketball games, the revival of Bison Day, performances of “She Loves Me” and more.
Activities begin on Thursday, Nov. 9, with Lipscomb Honors: An Evening of Story and Song honoring Kerri Pauley Edwards ’93, president of KP Entertainment, a company that manages artists Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and others; and Bruce Bowers ’72, former Metro Nashville Public Schools administrator and member of the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame. The evening also features special guest songwriters. Read more about Edwards and Bowers.
The Lipscomb Honors are the highest honor conferred upon alumni and recognize the inspiring ways Lipscomb alumni are making a profound impact in the world. The event will highlight the unique ways alumni contribute to and make a lasting impact on humankind far beyond the borders of Lipscomb’s campus. Tickets are $100 per person. Reserve your seat through the HC-Market.
A cheerleading reunion is also planned for Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in Allen Arena. Meet the cheerleaders, coaches and mascot; stunt showcase for current team and alumni; mini clinic for children and grandchildren. Contact Sherie Eubanks at 615-966-6080 for info. Event information & Registration.
Other scheduled events include:
Friday, Nov. 10
1:30 p.m. -- Bison Day Celebration, Bison Square. The favorite campus tradition returns to Lipscomb on Friday afternoon! Greek organizations will hold a competition of skits using the Bison Day theme.
2:30 - 4 p.m. -- College of Business Opening Bell Reception for Faculty and Staff, Bloomberg Financial Lab, Swang Business Center. Lipscomb University faculty and staff are invited to see the capabilities of the exciting new Bloomberg Financial Lab.
4 - 6 p.m. -- College of Business Opening Bell Reception for the Bloomberg Finance Lab, Swang Lobby and the Bloomberg Financial Lab. College of Business alumni and friends, mark your calendars for an exciting night of celebration as we ring the opening bell of the new Bloomberg Financial Lab. Join us for an interactive experience in the Bloomberg Financial Lab to experience how Wall Street trading really works! A reception will be held in the lobby with refreshments. Contact Beth Mangrum for more information.
5 p.m. -- College of Business Opening Bell Ceremony, Swang Lobby. The opening bell ceremony of the Bloomberg Finance Lab will include a few brief words from Dean Ray Eldridge and the College of Business Alumni Board, whose CHARGE!FORWARD initiative is providing critical funding to the lab. The college also will acknowledge a generous donor whose contributions will honor retired finance professor Bill Ingram. Contact Beth Mangrum for more information.
4 - 6 p.m. -- Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Reunion, Swang 100. The Delta Kappa chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi will host an alumni reunion during Lipscomb's annual Homecoming Weekend. Refreshments will be provided. Contact current Alpha Kappa Psi vice president of alumni relations, Andrew Trent or faculty advisor, Charles Frasier for information. RSVP here.
4:30 - 6 p.m. -- Bison Day Tailgate, Allen Arena Circle. Student organizations will host a cook-off competition among themselves!
6:30 p.m. – Men’s Bison Basketball vs. Emory University, Allen Arena. Join your fellow fans in Allen Arena to cheer on the Bisons. The evening also features recognition of Miss Lipscomb and the Bachelor of Ugliness, a Kidzone, Greek Night and a special academic reception at halftime in McQuiddy Gym. Cost: No charge to attend, but RSVP is requested through the HC-Market to receive free General Admission game tickets.
Basketball Game Halftime – Academic Reception, McQuiddy Gym. Stop by for some light refreshments and visit with your former professors. Learn about exciting things happening in today’s classrooms! Cost: No charge to attend, but RSVP is requested through the HC-Market for catering.
Saturday, Nov. 11
9 - 10 a.m. - Golden Circle Coffee, Paul Rogers Board Room, Ezell Center. Alumni who graduated from Lipscomb 50+years ago are automatically members of the Golden Circle. This year, the Golden Circle welcomes the Class of 1967 to its group! Contact Laura Tywater at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-966-5733 with questions. Cost: No charge for Golden Circle alumni (those who graduated from Lipscomb 50+ years ago), but reservations are required through the HC-Market.
9 - 11 a.m. – College of Professional Studies Seminar, Ezell Center Chapel. "How Effective Leaders Spend Less Time and Get More Done," presented by productivity consultant Mridu Parikh. The 90-minute interactive, professional and personal development session will leave you inspired to use tools, strategies and insights to improve essential leadership skills. Cost: $45 per person. Click here to register.
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Faith & Recreation Summit, Ezell Center, Room 363. No charge to attend. Contact Kyle Dickerson at 615-966-5860 for more information or visit https://www.lipscomb.edu/campusrecreation/faith-rec-summit
10:30 a.m. – 50th Reunion & Golden Circle Campus Walking Tour. A special campus walking tour will be offered this year for the 50th Reunion Class and Golden Circle members. Cost: No charge. Reservations are required through the HC-Market.
11 a.m. – Gamma Lambda 50th Luncheon, Shamblin Theater, Bennett Campus Center. Details coming soon!
11:30 a.m. -- Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame Luncheon, Student Activities Center. Honorees include Lynn Randolph Dearing ’96 (women’s basketball), Erin Hall Fletcher ’00 (softball), Mark French (meritorious service), Deborah Spencer Garner ’92 (women’s basketball), Kelli Dobbins Hasley ’01(softball), Andy McQueen ’94 (men’s basketball), Katherine Neely Murrie ’03 (women’s golf) and Kenyatta Perry ’97 (men’s basketball). Cost: $25 per person; tables of eight for $200. Contact Shelby McCreary at 615-966-5850 to reserve seats.
4 p.m. – “Class of 1967” 50th Reunion Events: 4 p.m. Reception • 5:30 p.m. Dinner, Paul Rogers Board Room, Ezell Center. Enjoy reconnecting with your fellow classmates from the Class of 1967. Contact Laura Tywater at email@example.com or 615-966-5733 for questions. Reunion Committee: Linda Watson Arnett, Jim Arnett, Ellen Stephens Tice Bell, Linda B. Cottrell, Martha Ann Puckett Kincade, Jim Luther and Jack O. Stone. Cost: Alumni who are 1967 graduates can attend the reception and dinner at no charge; spouse and/or guest are $40 per person. Reservations are required through the HC-Market.
4 p.m. - “Class of 1992” Campus Walking Tour. Check out how the campus has changed since your days as a college student. Cost: No charge. Reservations are required through the HC-Market.
5 p.m. – Kappa Chi Reunion Alumni Dinner, Shamblin Theater. Details coming soon!
5:30 p.m. – “Class of 1992” 25th Reunion Dinner. Burton Flex Space, lower level of Burton Health Sciences Center. Enjoy reconnecting with your fellow classmates from the Class of 1992. Contact Autumn Marshall at 615-966-1000 for questions. Reunion Committee: Darrell Duncan, Greg Eubanks, Vera Hutcheson and Autumn Marshall. Cost: $25 per person. Reservations are required through the HC-Market.
7:30 p.m. – Homecoming Musical: “She Loves Me,” Collins Alumni Auditorium. Presented by the Lipscomb Department of Theatre, “She Loves Me” is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye-to-eye. "She Loves Me" is based on the same story as the blockbuster film "You've Got Mail." Cost: $11/adult (General Admission). Reserve through the HC-Market. Tickets will be located at Will Call for pick-up before the performance.
Sunday, Nov. 12
9 - 10 a.m. – Freshman Sunday Reunion, Granny White Pike Church of Christ. Visit the Granny White Pike Church of Christ for its morning service and reconnect! Lipscomb alumnus and biology professor Kent Gallaher will teach a combined Sunday School class at 9 a.m., and alumnus Russ King will preach during the 10 a.m. service. RSVP is required through the HC-Market.
1 - 3 p.m. – Associated Women for Lipscomb Shopping Event at Hot Pink, Hot Pink, 231 Franklin Road in Brentwood. Purchase a $10 ticket from AWL for this private event and receive $10 off your Hot Pink purchase. Hot Pink will donate a percentage of sales to AWL scholarships. Tickets available by emailing Laura Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 615-966-1963.
4 p.m. – Men’s Bison Basketball vs. Morehead State University, Allen Arena. Join your fellow fans in Allen Arena to cheer on the Bisons. Cost: No charge to attend, but RSVP is requested through the HC-Market to receive free General Admission game tickets.