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    Empowering Student Voices: Lipscomb SGA Elections Highlights Continued Student Leadership 

    The Student Government Association is a key part of the Lipscomb leadership team. SGA provides a voice for students and ensures all voices are heard.   This year’s election brings back familiar faces as well as a lineup of new candidates who are willing to bring new ideas.  Janeyah Anderson, current 23-24 SGA Executive President, is seeking reelection unopposed for the 24-25 school year.   With nearly a full school year at the helm, Anderson talked about how she is going to build on the work that she has already done.   “This year, I feel like I have done a lot of good work. We have made a lot of good relationships…

  • Arts and Entertainment,  Campus Life,  News

    Themes of The Eras: Singarama showcases Lipscomb history through performance and storytelling

    Willard Collins Auditorium was the place for song, dance, performance and storytelling on Saturday afternoon, as the third showing of the 61st annual Singarama event took place on Lipscomb University’s campus. Judging for the matinee show was focused on the Best Theme category, as the three acts each look to earn points for the overall sweepstakes. The matinee show was won by the 70s era’s performance, “Delta NaNaNa“, which was directed by Catherine Marshall & Lincoln Brown and was preformed by the Phi Sigma, Gamma Lambda and Sigma Iota Delta social clubs, as well as friends. The winner of the overall sweepstakes will be decided and announced at the end…

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    Debuting Singarama: The Eras – Night 1 Ignites Lipscomb University with Musical Magic

    Lipscomb University’s campus was buzzing with excitement as the curtains rose on the inaugural night of Singarama: The Eras. Students, faculty, alumni, family and friends gathered to witness a showcase of talent on stage. From the beats of the 70s to the neon vibes of the 80s and the iconic hits of the 90s, each era brought its own unique sound to the evening’s performances. The hosts kicked off the show with “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. Giving the crowd a small taste of what is to come.  The night featured three different groups from the 70s, 80s and 90s.   The 70s: The Delta NaNaNa Era featured hits songs…

  • Campus Life

    Rethinking Higher Education: The Impact of a Four-Day Academic Week

    In 1926, Henry Ford initiated the transition from a 6-day work week to a 5-day week, aiming to enhance efficiency on assembly lines. Over time, this model became adopted worldwide, including in academic institutions. Lipscomb University’s standard schedule offers classes Monday-Friday, night and day.  The college of Business, however, has most of its classes on a four day a week schedule. Dr. Allison Duke, senior associate dean for the college of business explains the operation.   “There are some classes that we offer just on Tuesday Thursday and Monday Wednesday. There are still some classes we still need to operate on a MWF schedule. The idea is that that would allow…

  • Arts and Entertainment,  Campus Life

    The success of Lipscomb alum band has paved the way for new arts festival on campus

    The Arcadian Wild has earned an impressive list of accomplishments since their formation in 2013. From charting on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart multiple times to playing at The Ryman Auditorium, the band has created quite the name for itself.  Issac Horn, guitarist, and Lincoln Mick, mandolinist, first met at Lipscomb University where they bonded over a shared interest of Americana music. In 2020, they introduced Bailey Warren, fiddler, into the band full time. The Arcadian Wild now makes indie folk music but draws inspiration from other genres like country to pop and everything in between.  Horn and Mick return to their roots to headline CEA’s Wild Bison Music and Arts…

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    College of Engineering Rocket Car Rally: Two decades of rocket car racing

    On Friday, Feb. 23, during Lipscomb’s Giving Week and National Engineers Week, the College of Engineering kicked off its annual “Rocket Car Rally” for students to compete in. The competition has been a long-standing College of Engineering tradition for about two decades and invites students of all years and various interests in STEM to compete.  The preparation begins every year with students establishing their teams and being given a small wedge of wood [about eight inches by two inches wide] two weeks prior to the competition. They then modify and transform their wood wedges into their rocket cars. The students are allowed to paint, sand, and add various accessories to…

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    University Studies: A new outlook on your college degree

    Lipscomb University offers a variety of degree pathways that allow students to study for their desired careers. But what if your interests don’t align with a set curriculum? Now Lipscomb offers an option called “university studies.”   A university studies degree is a program that allows students to customize their own curriculum, as the degree is not tied to any one department or college. If a student wants to emphasize on a certain skill set, but a pre-existing curriculum doesn’t fit the bill, the university studies degree allows them the flexibility to combine courses and teach them the skills they are seeking to gain. There are still requirements, though. Students must…

  • Campus Life

    Security Lieutenant Edlao Finds Community and Faith on the Pickleball Court 

    The snap of pickleball paddles is not the first sound you’d associate with campus security, yet for Jacy Edlao, a respected Lipscomb security officer, it’s the sound of community, faith, and connection. Born in Hawaii and drawn to Tennessee by a divine call, it was on Lipscomb’s pickleball courts where Edlao’s passion for service found an unexpected yet fitting arena.  Edlao was born in Hawaii when he felt the Lord calling him to move to Tennessee. He sold a pest control company that he owned just before Covid began and left for Tennessee in 2021.   Edlao has a passion for law enforcement work and decided on a career in college security…

  • 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…