Commencement set for May 4, ceremony can be viewed online

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The 2013 spring commencement set for Saturday, May 4, will honor 659 Lipscomb University graduates completing coursework in May or August 2013. For the eighth year in a row, the university expects more students than ever before to participate in the graduation ceremony.

This year’s ceremony will take place in Allen Arena at 2 p.m. A reception for all graduates and their families will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.


The commencement ceremony will also be available for viewing online at


During the ceremony 385 undergraduates, 216 graduates and 68 doctors of pharmacy graduates, (Lipscomb’s second class of pharmacists), are expected to receive their degrees.


Jim Hughes: A Life Spent Making
at the John C. Hutcheson Gallery

While on campus, visitors are invited to visit the latest exhibit in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery, “Jim Hughes: A Life Spent Making.” This free exhibit compiles many of the works by the late James C. Hughes, director of art education for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for nearly 30 years.

Hughes, who was a Lipscomb alumnus and a local artist, exhibited watercolors, works in oils and various other media in Nashville galleries. He is the namesake of the James D. Hughes Center, the on-campus building housing the gallery.

He dedicated his life to art education, frequently holding summer workshops for Nashville teachers. To demonstrate various teaching methods for the teachers, he would recruit young children from the community to be summer students receiving free art lessons.

About the Exhibit

Jim Hughes made things, lots of things. His oeuvre represents a life spent learning techniques and ideas that would eventually fill the studios and classrooms of the Nashville public school system. For over forty years, he created a variety of works, from hand-carved dulcimers to stone-encrusted pillboxes. This exhibition represents just a sampling from his courageous and creative mind – work that is at the same time both whimsical and virtuous.