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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…

  • Series

    Compassion fatigue: “eventually the foundation will collapse”

    Compassion is the concern for another person’s suffering, but according to Dr. Cayce Watson, we only have so much to give.   Dr. Watson has been a social work practitioner for more than 20 years and a professor at Lipscomb University for 12. Watson suspects she may be the first person with a doctorate in Social Work to teach at the University.  In the late 90s, she began her work in behavioral health and substance misuse where she provided counseling and eventually found her passion for research. Watson said one of the reasons she loves her field is its ability to counter social issues with advocacy and analysis.  Watson like many…

  • News

    President pioneers hub for student resources

    Crisman Building

    According to Angel Bebout, University Registrar, the registrar’s office could be “considered the blood of the body,” the body being Lipscomb University. The same could probably be said about Campus Security, Financial Aid, and the IT office. From admission to graduation, these offices are with students every step of the way and have the potential to improve their college experience. In the past several years, many students have had negative experiences when dealing with these offices; this has led to stress, frustration, and uncertainty.  When finding a solution, President McQueen set the focus on students. Bison One Stop is a hub created to answer students’ urgent questions about topics affecting…