Bisons fall short of making ASUN Championship final

Bisons fall short of making ASUN Championship final

Bisons suffer first loss to North Florida in ASUN Championship

Bisons suffer first loss to North Florida in ASUN Championship

Bisons buckle down in last inning to preserve win over Jacksonville

Bisons buckle down in last inning to preserve win over Jacksonville

Five Track and Field athletes head to East Region Preliminaries

Five Track and Field athletes head to East Region Preliminaries

‘The Meddler’ offers charm, yet it fails to keep viewers’ attention

‘The Meddler’ offers charm, yet it fails to keep viewers’ attention

Lipscomb to host A-Sun Baseball Championship at Dugan Field

Lipscomb to host A-Sun Baseball Championship at Dugan Field


Hutcheson Gallery features works by groundbreaking fashion designer Halston

Hutcheson Gallery features works by groundbreaking fashion designer Halston

The Department of Theatre, College of Engineering and Department of Fashion and Design collaborated to produce an exhibit of works by the fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston. Halston was a preeminent fashion designer in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s who designed clothes for stars such as Lauren Bacall and Liza Minnelli. Lipscomb fashion professor Katy Bates said he was an important American designer. “He was kind of a forerunner in what he did,” Bates said. “He always was forward thinking in his collaborations and in doing a lower price line with J. C. Penney. He was one of the first to do that. The first to use a black model on a runway. He did a pillbox hat that Jackie Kennedy wore. He’s just got a lot of significant historical events and firsts.” The exhibit features several garments displayed on a revolving stage surrounded by fashion photographs projected onto the walls with theatrical lighting. On top of the stage are several mannequins dressed in brightly colored gowns and pantsuits. And the stage itself was designed by five mechanical engineering students as their senior projects. Senior Gabriela Barboza designed the panels and some of the lower portions of the stage. She had been working on designing the stage last semester. “My biggest takeaway would be just being able to think about the actual manufacturing process,” Barboza said. “You can design it one way, but you always have to think about how it’s going to be built actually.” The garments on the rotating stage are only a small portion of a collection of Halston’s work that Lipscomb owns. The entire...
‘The Best Day of Your Life’ celebrates winning 2016 Singarama Sweepstakes Award

‘The Best Day of Your Life’ celebrates winning 2016 Singarama Sweepstakes Award

After four performances and many hours of hard work, Delta Sigma, Delta Nu, Theta Psi, Phi Sigma and friends took home the Singarama Sweepstakes Award for their show, “The Best Day of Your Life” Saturday night in Collins Alumni Auditorium. The group also won the music category on Friday night and the staging category on Saturday afternoon. “The Best Day of Your Life” starred junior acting major and Theta Psi member Nelson Tilley as an anxious wedding planner faced with multiple mishaps on the day of a wedding. Tilley said he was ecstatic after the big win. “It’s an incredible experience,” Tilley said. “We’ve put so much hard work into it — just as every other club did. Words cannot express how happy I am.” As a first-time Singarama participant, Tilley said he enjoyed getting to know people from the other social clubs in the group. “I kind of equated Theta Psi and Phi Sigma’s relationship at the beginning to, like, a middle school dance,” Tilley said. “We were scared of them — they were scared of us. But I think we just love each other, and it’s just great to be part of such a loving group.” Junior Emily Ann Ray directed the winning group. The Phi Sigma member has participated in Singarama twice before this year, but this year was her first time as director. Ray said she was thrilled that her group’s hard work paid off in a win. “It made everything really worth it,” Ray said. “But I think that it was great after putting so much work into it — not just me, but our...
‘Life’ wins music category at Singarama’s Friday show

‘Life’ wins music category at Singarama’s Friday show

Friday night in Collins Alumni Auditorium marked Singarama’s halfway point, a night that featured the winner of the best music. At the end of the show, student coordinator Adwoa Osei announced “The Best Day of Your Life” as the winner, and the cast members, who remained onstage after their performance, erupted into cheers and applause. “Best Day of Your Life” consisted of students from Delta Nu, Delta Sigma, Theta Psi, Phi Sigma and also independent students. Emily Ann Ray, a junior art major from Chattanooga, directed the show. She said that choosing the music, an integral aspect of Singarama, is no easy task. “We try to get music that applies to all different generations, so that everyone in the audience is involved,” Ray said. She also mentioned that she selected songs that would help tell the story and advance the plot. The songs featured in “Best Day of Your Life” included “You Make My Dreams Come True,” “Dancing Queen,” “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “The Boys Are Back In Town,” “Where Are You Now,” “Step In Time,” “One Day More” and “Happy Together.” Along with providing a wide range of music, Ray said she chose songs that would transition well to the stage. “We really tried to pick songs that we knew would go over well in a show setting,” she said. The winner of Thursday’s show was originally announced to be ‘Liberty’,  but after a recount, the group with the best theme of the night was ‘Happiness’. Singarama will finish its run with two performances on Saturday. The first show takes place at 2 p.m. The final performance is at 7:30 p.m and the overall winner of Singarama will be announced at...
‘Liberty’ group wins theme category in 53rd annual Singarama

‘Liberty’ group wins theme category in 53rd annual Singarama

The 53rd annual Singarama show kicked off in Collins Alumni Auditorium Thursday night after a late start due to the Bisons Atlantic Sun tournament game. The theme of this year’s shows is “Life,” “Liberty,” and the pursuit of “Happiness.” The three shows were judged based on the quality of their theme Thursday evening and will be judged on other categories throughout the weekend. The show titles included “The Best Day of Your Life,” directed by Emily Ann Ray; “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Deck,” directed by John Blake Parker; and “Chasing Happiness,” directed by Rachel Grayson. “Liberty” won the award for best theme. “It feels great,” freshman Keri Koster said of their “Liberty” performance. “We just followed through and showed the theme through song and dance.” The next three shows for Singarama are Friday night at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.     Photos by Becca...
Thomas Rhett, wife Lauren discuss faith at The Gathering

Thomas Rhett, wife Lauren discuss faith at The Gathering

They came to discuss fame, music and world travels. But more than that, Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Gregory came to The Gathering Tuesday morning to discuss their faith story and how God uses them in the industry to which they were called. “We could not be more opposite,” Gregory said. “I’m often asking God ‘why in the world you put me with him in this career.’ Everything I thought I would be doing is absolutely not what is going on in my life right now, but it’s so cool because no matter what we do, it’s very evident to me that God has us right where he wants us. “That makes me feel good – knowing that He’s walking us through it and that it’s for His glory and not for ours.” Rhett and his wife began their love story in the first grade. While he always chased a life centered around music, Lauren earned a nursing degree and had dreams of serving people across the world. Little did she know that God had other plans for the direction of their life together. “It’s become a new normal for us,” she said. “It’s cool to be able to support him and see how God has taken him from this super-cool, emo, black hair kid in middle school doing the ‘High Heeled Flip Flops’ band to opening up for Jason Aldean this year. “It’s obvious that God has put him in this industry for a reason. And as long as He just keeps putting the stepping stones in front of him and us as a couple, we’re just...
Men’s golf secures at-large bid to NCAA tournament

Men’s golf secures at-large bid to NCAA tournament

An important first in school history, the men’s golf team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which will take place May 16-18. “Today’s a historic day in our program.  Any time you do something for the first time it is pretty remarkable,” Lipscomb golf director Will Brewer said. The news was announced on live television on the Golf Channel Thursday morning. “It’s always exciting when you see your name posted on national television,” Brewer said. At the end of the tournament, the top five teams from each region, plus the top individual from each region not on one of the advancing teams, will go to the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship in Eugene, Oregon, May 27-June 1. The golf team also received the honor of having two students placed on the Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Golf All-Academic Team. Sophomore journalism and new media major Eric Ansett and junior financial markets major Stoney Crouch were selected to the five-member team. Two more students selected to the team, Austin Schultz and Jake Sherwin, play at FCGU. The other student making up the five-person team is Fredrik Nilehn, who plays at Kennesaw State. Additional reporting by Lipscomb Athletics Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb baseball sweeps NJIT in first-ever series matchup

Lipscomb baseball sweeps NJIT in first-ever series matchup

The Bisons’ bats paved the way to victory as they swept NJIT 11-2, 12-11 and 22-12 at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium. Due to concerns of rain this weekend, the Bisons played a doubleheader on Friday and moved their start time to 3 p.m. to not have any weather delays. To open up the series in the first game, the Bisons scored a total of 11 runs. One of Lipscomb’s contributors was junior Hunter Hanks who had two home runs and a RBI single. “He played his best series of the year,” Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand said. “I think him focusing so much on studying for exams this weekend caused him to be able to play loose and relax.” Lipscomb rallied in the second game. Down by four runs in the ninth, the Bisons ended up winning the game in extra innings. They got a walk-off two-run RBI single from Lee Solomon to win the game in the bottom of the tenth. The final score in the second game was 12-11. In the final game of the series, the Bisons put up a school record of 22 runs to take the final game of the series 22-12. The biggest hit of the game was a grand slam by freshman Cade Sorrels for his first college-career home run. “I think we are maturing as hitters,” Forehand said. “We were able to put up some good at-bats and some great approaches at the plate, which led to all those runs.” This is the first sweep in Atlantic Sun play for the Bisons this year. “Any sweep in the conference is hard to...
Lipscomb baseball loses 4-3 to WKU

Lipscomb baseball loses 4-3 to WKU

The Lipscomb baseball team lost 4-3 against Western Kentucky University Tuesday night at Ken Dugan Field. It was a back and forth game, but runners left on base and hitting mistakes late in the game cost Lipscomb the win. The Hilltoppers scored early in the second inning starting off with a double from Steven Kraft. A fake bunt from Harrison Scanlon moved Kraft to third, before Paul Murray hit a flair single to right field to score Kraft. The Bisons gained momentum in the bottom of the third inning on Lee Solomon’s solo homerun. In the top of the sixth inning, a single by Western Kentucky’s Kraft turned into what would be déjà vu for Lipscomb. Scanlon hit a double to right field, and Murray followed up with a two-run RBI single, making it 4-3. Lipscomb made seven pitching changes throughout the night making Western Kentucky unable to get comfortable in the seventh through the ninth innings. “If you look at how they scored and how we scored, they had three hits after two quick outs to score in the sixth, and we left men in scoring position with opportunities,” head coach Jeff Forehand said. The pitching staff combined allowed one walk and had eight strike outs. “Defensively, that’s the kind of game we are looking for,” Solomon said. “We had some good plays — we just have to execute, get counts and put people away. We can’t leave pitches over the plate. I think that’s what really hurt us tonight.” The Bisons fall 20-21 on the season. Michael Gigliotti is still out with a hand injury and will not...
Softball rebounds from rough weekend to crush Tennessee State

Softball rebounds from rough weekend to crush Tennessee State

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons’ (25-24) strong bats run-ruled the Tennessee State Tigers (10-40) 10-1 Tuesday evening at Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium. Lipscomb put on its annual “Think Pink” and “Strike Out” cancer fundraiser. All proceeds went to cancer research and allowed the Lady Bisons to sport their pink tops for the game. In the first inning, freshman Mandy Jordan got rolling early and struck out the side to start for Lipscomb. “I thought Mandy had a great first inning to set the tone,” head coach Kristin Ryman said. The Lady Bisons’ offense helped her by drawing three walks and collecting four hits that turned into five runs and a commanding 5-0 lead. One of those hits was by freshman Malorie Giere, who hit a shot off the wall that scored three of those early runs for Lipscomb. Senior Dee Baddley made a leaping grab to steal a homerun from Danica Gleason and record the last out of the top of the third. “We’ve talked so much this year about staying in attack mode, not just offensively but defensively too,” Ryman said. Caitlin Plocheck got the bottom of the inning started by smashing a solo homer to add another run for Lipscomb to increase the lead to 6-0. “She’s [Plocheck] been in a real groove,” Ryman said. “Having Plocheck doing what she’s doing right now is such a key for our lineup.” Freshman Abi Stephens got the Tigers on the board with a solo homerun of her own in the top of the fourth inning, cutting the lead to 6-1. “One of things we’re trying to work on with her is...
Lipscomb men’s tennis to compete in A-Sun quarterfinals

Lipscomb men’s tennis to compete in A-Sun quarterfinals

For the first time since 2013, the Lipscomb men’s tennis team will compete in the Atlantic-Sun quarterfinals Friday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “The conference season started slow but has finished well with two conference wins at the end,” said Coach Mario Hernandez. “I am proud of how the guys stayed mentally tough when we were struggling at the start of the conference.” Hernandez said he hopes the Bisons will continue their two match conference winning streak as they go into the championship as the No. 5 seed. “As long as individually we do what we need to do and play within ourselves we will be fine,” said senior John Tougher. “We must stay together from the first to the last ball and bring a lot of energy.” The Lipscomb men’s team will play against the hosts USC Upstate on Friday at 8 a.m. where the winners will take on top-seed FGCU. “We have played a very hard schedule and have learned a lot this year,” Tougher said. “We will use the tough matches to push through the last portion of conference strong.” The Spartans have beaten the Bisons on their last five meets, including a 6-1 defeat at home in Nashville. However, the team has seen improvements in the last couple of weeks and Hernandez said he hopes they take the momentum into this weekend. “I expect the guys to be excited and to fight extremely hard tomorrow,” Hernandez said. “These opportunities don’t come around everyday, so you have to be prepared to take your opportunities when they come.” On top of a successful season, the Bisons made All-Conference...
Mr. Lipscomb pageant photo gallery

Mr. Lipscomb pageant photo gallery

Freshman Cole Buttrey won the third annual Mr. Lipscomb pageant Monday night in Shamblin theater, hosted by Delta Omega to raise awareness for Best Buddies. The pageant consisted of four categories: formal, cold-weather wear, talent and interview.   Photos by Becca Risley   « ‹ 1 of 3 › »...
SGA Debate 2016 photo gallery

SGA Debate 2016 photo gallery

2016 SGA candidates spoke on their ideas and goals for Lipscomb Monday night in Stowe Hall for the SGA Debate. Each candidate gave a two-minute introductory speech, followed by a presidential debate. Secretary candidates are Caroline Hensley and Vince Law. Vice Presidential candidates are Sinny Chan, Matt Gibson and Carson Panovec. Presidential candidates are Anna Cannone, Katie Scholl and Jackson Smith. Photos by Erin...
Rainey, Colony House photo gallery

Rainey, Colony House photo gallery

RAINEY, a band composed entirely of Lipscomb students, opened for Colony House Monday night in Bison Square to kick off the 2016 spring concert. Photos by Ben Davis and Stephanie Schiraldi    ...
Singarama photo gallery

Singarama photo gallery

The 53rd annual Singarama show kicked off in Collins Alumni Auditorium Thursday night after a late start due to the Bisons Atlantic Sun tournament game. The theme of this years shows is “Life,” “Liberty,” and the pursuit of “Happiness.” The three shows were judged based on the quality of their theme Thursday evening and will be judged on other categories throughout the weekend. Photos by Becca Risley...

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