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  • 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…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    From classroom to catwalk: Lipscomb University’s Dolly exhibit steals the spotlight

    Dolly Parton has left an enduring mark on multiple generations through her philanthropy and musical contributions. Lipscomb University captured this influence by curating the exhibit “Dolly Parton and The Makers: My Life in Rhinestones.” Students at the university contributed to various aspects of the exhibit, ensuring its overall success. On October 31, 2023, Lipscomb University welcomed Dolly Parton enthusiasts from around the globe as it unveiled a curated exhibit showcasing some of the iconic singer’s most exquisite wardrobe pieces. Presented by the university’s Fashion and Design program, the collection featured attire worn by Dolly Parton throughout the various decades of her career. Dolly Parton and President Candace McQueen celebrating the…

  • Campus Life,  News

    Lipscomb’s security improves campus safety

    Just months before the anniversary of the Covenant school shooting, Lipscomb Security is brainstorming ways to keep themselves and others safe. Stop the Bleed first aid classes are just some of the new offerings from Lipscomb security to make the campus safer for everybody. Lipscomb’s Captain Chris Warner will teach the safety awareness classes. Jeffrey Dale, chief of security, said, “That class basically is a situational awareness class. We’ll talk about stuff that we have here on campus, the Lipscomb Ready App, and all the services we provide. Then it’s about what do you do when you find yourself off campus?” The class discusses topics on how to keep yourself…

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Lipscomb theatre’s “Ada and the Engine” prepares to dazzle audiences

    Lipscomb University Theatre is once again setting the stage, but this time, it is for “Ada and the Engine.” The show will be from Feb. 9 to Feb. 18 in the Shamblin Theater in Bennett Campus Center, located on Lipscomb University’s campus. “Ada and the Engine” tells the story of ambitious Ada Byron as she struggles to be a woman with dreams in the 1850s. To bring this story to life, students in the Lipscomb Department of Theatre have been working around the clock. Whether it is performing, painting or lights, every student involved is doing their part and taking something from the production. “This story emphasizes to me the…

  • Campus Life

    Lipscomb’s class of 2024: Starting college in the shadow of COVID-19

    Picture this: it’s a hot, sunny morning in late August 2020. You’re a freshman, and it’s your first day of class. Things on campus look different than those of college students of past generations. When this freshman class walks out of their dorm room and looks around, they notice fellow students wearing face masks, keeping their heads down, and staying away from each other.  This was the experience for many four years ago. Nearly 700 students started their first semester during the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, in 2024, the students who came to Lipscomb in 2020 as freshmen are about to graduate.  College freshmen in 2020 had just come out…

  • Arts and Entertainment,  Campus Life

    From Parton to Grant: A year of celebrity visits at Lipscomb University 

    From the rhinestone fashion of Dolly Parton to the tunes of Amy Grant, Lipscomb University has become a stage for stars. With a slew of A-listers, the spotlight shines bright on Lipscomb’s leadership, students, faculty, and staff. The spotlight is progress towards the university’s strategic plan, “Impact 360”. One of the goals of the plan states, “Expand our engagement, influence and impact by forging deep connections with communities, organizations and alumni.” The goal has enhanced Lipscomb’s national reputation through celebrity partnerships and the platform they provide. Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones  The top headline of 2023 was the announcement of Lipscomb’s partnership with Dolly Parton. At…

  • Campus Life

    Snow completely transforms Lipscomb University

    What began as a cold weekend on campus quickly turned into a winter wonderland, as almost six inches of snow covered Lipscomb University. Students left their dorm rooms for dinner Sunday night to walk out into the very beginnings of a snowfall that would not end until late Monday afternoon. The snow fell in flurries at first, gathering intensity until fat flakes were falling quickly, and at least two inches were already on the ground by around 10 p.m. It did not take long for snow festivities to start up among the student body. Many students pulled on their winter coats and hats and headed out into the snow to…

  • News

    Lipscomb kicks off the holiday season with 19th annual Lighting of the Green

    Lipscomb president Dr. Candice McQueen on stage with Amy Grant at Lighting of the Green in 2023

    Lipscomb continued a popular community tradition Tuesday night with the 19th annual Lighting of the Green. Amy Grant made an appearance once again and led the event with “Tennessee Christmas,” “Rockin’  Around the Christmas Tree,” “Heirlooms” and “Emmanuel.”  Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University choirs also performed on the stage outside of Allen Arena. “It’s another way to put Jesus into the Christmas season,” said Kalissa Finn, a Gospel Choir member. “That’s the main reason why I love bringing the Gospel Choir out here for the Lighting of the Green.” Inside Allen Arena was the Merry Marketplace, where local vendors set up shop to sell crafts and other wares. Rachel Risley,…

  • News

    SGA has goal of creating bright campus

    One initiative of this year’s Student Government Association is student safety. President Janeyah Anderson said the SGA is looking to enhance the student experience.   “We have been working pretty hard to figure out ways that we can accommodate the feeling of safety on Lipscomb’s campus,” Anderson said. “We have been focusing primarily on lighting.” Lipscomb’s campus never closes during the school year. With about 2,500 students living on campus, they often walk across campus from building to building at night.   Commuter students find themselves in this situation the most. Staying late with friends, studying or attending class requires them to walk back to their cars at night.  …

  • News

    Dolly Parton visits Lipscomb to preview “My Life in Rhinestones” fashion exhibit

    Charlotte Poling, left, Dolly Parton, Jamie Reschke, and Dr. Candice McQueen, right, pose together at the exhibit

    Earlier this week, the iconic Dolly Parton visited Lipscomb University’s campus to get an advance look at the installation of her upcoming fashion exhibit “Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones”. According to a statement from Lipscomb’s vice president of communications and marketing, Kim Chaudoin, Parton was at the school for an interview with Norah O’Donnell from CBS News. The interview took place in Beaman Library, where the exhibit is being held. Parton’s interview with O’Donnell was about her upcoming book “Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones” as well as the “Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life in Rhinestones” fashion exhibit that is being hosted on…