The Grand Ole Guitar
The guitar-shaped scoreboard has been an iconic part of the Nashville Sounds’ experience. The scoreboard was located at the Triple-A minor league team’s former longtime home at Greer Stadium at Fourth Avenue South and Chestnut Street in Nashville. The stadium opened in 1978 as the home of the Sounds and the scoreboard remained a favorite site at games until the team moved to First Horizon Park in Germantown in 2015. The demolition of Greer Stadium took place in 2019. This documentary is produced by the Lipscomb University School of Communication led by Demetria Kalodimos, professional-in-residence in the School of Communication and veteran journalist, and the primary student crew, including Spencer…
The coming of a new world – Artificial Intelligence
The world is full of many different forms of artificial intelligence. Voice assistants, for instance, Google, Siri and Alexa all use speech recognition, which is a form of AI. Voice typing, machine vision, and language processing are all common forms of AI. As the spring semester begins, there is a new world that Lipscomb students and faculty are having to navigate. Artificial intelligence is that new world. AI, in simple terms, is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. To learn more about this form of technology, checkout this video: The latest AI software is taking the internet by storm; ChatGPT. ChatGPT is a chatbot that…
Scrolling on purpose
In this short op-doc, we talk about mindful technology. Technology has been progressing and infiltrating society at break-neck speed since 1950. Anxiety and depression diagnoses have followed close behind. Lily Corley explores the correlation and seeks to uncover the path to flourishing in an iWorld. Dr. Shanna Ray, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, shares her expertise.
In this short op-doc, we talk about entrepreneurship. Ahmed Amaar is an MBA student at Lipscomb University. But, you can also find him running a lemonade stand. His mom, Salma, taught him how to make lemonade and inspired Salma’s Lemonade. Franziska Decker reports.
Educating behind bars
In this short op-doc, we talk about the LIFE Program. Lipscomb University’s LIFE program offers access to education to multiple individuals. It is an opportunity for persons incarcerated to further their education and connect with the outside. For a traditional undergraduate student, it is a transformative experience. Dr. Robbie Spivey gives us a glimpse into what it is and why it is important. Hannah Sever reports.
Reflecting on Covid-19
In this short op-doc, we talk about Covid-19. Covid-19 changed our way of life. Lost in the chaos was the social impact it had on students. In March of 2020, students left for spring break only to find that they wouldn’t be returning to campus. Blake shares the impact this abrupt change in life had on him and how he has coped. Spencer Barnabee reports. Music by Purple Planet.
In this short op-doc, we talk about sustainability. Dr. Emily Jones believes sustainability is “humans thriving within the environment.” As the Director of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Lipscomb University, Jones works with students to promote sustainability for today and the future. Landon Austin reports. Music by Kevin MacLeod at filmmusic.io.
Cuba: finding freedom and voice
In this short op-doc, we talk about Cuba. Civil rights are fundamental to our lives. We often take them for granted. For over six decades the people of Cuba were stripped of their basic freedoms. Julianna Corral’s grandfather tells his story of living in Cuba and escaping communist rule. Julianna Corral reports.
5 things to do in Nashville over the break
Be in tune with nature at Cheekwood Cheekwood is a botanical garden not far from campus, only 16 minutes away at 1200 Forrest Park Dr. . Cheekwood has various art exhibits and gardens year-round. An annual favorite is the Holiday LIGHTS happening through Jan. 8. Enjoy the show of your choice at Ryman Auditorium Catch a show at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Many artist and comedians perform here throughout the year; it’s said there is not one bad seat to sit while watching the performers on stage. The Ryman is a smaller venue compared to others in Nashville so I suggest you get tickets as soon as you learn of…
Battle ends in defeat: a close game but a sad end
The Bisons were ready. They had a chance to take the Battle of the Boulevard win from the Belmont Bruins. And if they did, they would have beaten the Bruins in both men’s and women’s basketball, a miraculous year. The Bruins were ready too. They were not about to let the Bisons embarrass them again. The stage was set. The Battle was about to begin.