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  • Campus Life

    April is Autism Awareness Month: learn how to treat peers with different conditions

    April is Autism Awareness Month, and organizations on campus are working to debunk common misconceptions about disabilities and conditions. One of the organizations dedicated to promoting inclusiveness for students with all abilities on campus is ABLE. It stands for advocate, believe, lead and empower, and its mission is to spread disability awareness on campus and to host intentionally inclusive events. “Everyone deserves to feel welcomed and valued on our campus,” said Bayleigh Pirtle, a sophomore disabilities studies major from Hendersonville, TN, and who is one of the ABLE officers. Two percent of U.S. adults have autism, a condition that can significantly cause social, communication and behavioral challenges, according to the…

  • Campus Life

    New initiatives focused on engaging commuters beyond classes

    'No Student Parking' sign

    Commuter students leave campus as soon as their classes are over. That’s the trend Lipscomb is trying to fight against. The Commuter Students Services is increasing efforts to integrate off-campus students as part of the full college experience, creating committees, positions, and events. Lipscomb established the first-ever Commuter Opportunities Resources and Experiences council last fall. The C.O.R.E wants to represent commuter students and give them a voice. Its objective is to be a channel to express concerns to the administration and increase involvement in campus life. Heleena Kabtimer, the first Coordinator of Commuter Student Services and 2022 alumna, came back to Lipscomb to serve as part of the Office of…

  • Campus Life

    Beyond the likes: Unmasking the rise of cyberstalking among college students

    Crisman Administration Center

    In the digital age, stalking has taken on a new form, haunting college campuses and leaving students vulnerable to unseen threats. Stalking has evolved with social media and has dramatically increased among college students. “We minimize stalking a lot. It’s in a lot of shows and memes, where is play off as being funny,” said Aimee Alberd, Title IX Investigator and Prevention Specialist. However, stalking is a serious issue. Adults between the ages of 18 to 24 experience the highest rates of stalking, according to The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Alberd defines stalking as an “overly alarming intense attraction to someone else.” With a background in mental…