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Hello, 2023! We are happy to have the students back on campus. As a parent, I know it’s hard to send your student back to campus after a long break of spending time together. Sometimes, it is also hard on the student to return to campus.  Whether your student had a wonderful or challenging fall semester, our hope is that this spring semester will be the best it can be for your student. Continue to encourage your student to get involved on campus and make the most of the opportunities Lipscomb provides.
We look forward to serving your family in 2023. 
Go Bisons!
Stacy Blackston ('00)
Director of Parent Engagement


Please check the Academic Calendar webpage for information updates about the schedule for summer classes and the upcoming academic year. 
Upcoming Key Dates
  • Feb. 7: Parent Prayer Gathering via Zoom
  • Feb. 18: Last day to drop classes (Term I)
  • Feb. 23: Giving Day
  • March 6: Term II classes begin
  • March 13-17: Spring Break (Residence halls closed)
  • March 25: Last day to drop classes (full term)
  • March 30 - April 1: Singarama
  • April 3-12: Preregistration
  • April 15: Last day to drop classes (Term II)
  • April 18: Lipscomb in Huntsville—Trash Pandas Stadium
  • April 27: Study Day - undergrads
  • April 28-May 3: Final examinations - grad students
  • May 6: Commencement
Parents and members of the Lipscomb community are invited to make a gift on Feb. 23 to support Lipscomb students on Giving Day 2023! What matters most on Giving Day is your participation. No matter the size, your gift makes an impact! Save the date—click here to add Giving Day to your calendar!
Join the Herd and spread the word—become a Giving Day Ambassador! Promote Lipscomb Giving Day by sharing branded content on social media and encouraging family and friends to participate on Giving Day. If you're a fan of Lipscomb and love to support the university and its students ... you're a perfect Ambassador! Let your followers know that we need all Bisons to come together on Feb. 23 and support Lipscomb! Sign up to become an Ambassador.
Join us for the first Prayer zoom of 2023 on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10:55 a.m. CT. This is a special time for parents to virtually come together to pray over our students at Lipscomb.  We will conclude no later than 11:30 a.m. CT. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents, no matter how far away you are from campus. Zoom link:


Congratulations to our graduates!
Nearly 500 Lipscomb University students participated in commencement on Dec. 17 to celebrate their academic achievements. Undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees were conferred during the ceremony.
Commencement culminated several days of ceremonies and events honoring the December Class of 2022 graduates. These included a dinner to recognize student veteran graduates, the traditional nursing pinning ceremony, a Baccalaureate service, the School of Physician Assistant Studies awards presentation and master’s degree hooding ceremony, a College of Business master’s degree hooding ceremony and a celebration for Doctorate of Education candidates.
Thirteen inside students participated in the university's Lipscomb Initiative for Education (LIFE) Program graduation ceremony at the Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 15. For the first time in program history, graduate degrees were awarded through the LIFE Program. Eight “inside” students graduated with the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree along with five “outside” students who studied alongside them inside the facility for the last four years. In addition, two women earned Associate of Arts degrees and three earned Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees at the ceremony, which was a traditional commencement with faculty and students wearing regalia and processing into the ceremony. This is the fifth cohort of inmates to receive their degrees through the LIFE Program since its inception in 2007.


SINGARAMA 2023: March 31 - April 1
Join us March 31-April 1 as Singarama celebrates its 60th anniversary! What is Singarama? Participants are armed only with their category; the students develop storylines, write scripts, choose 8-10 songs, choreograph, and create sets and costumes. The shows, evaluated by a panel of judges, compete in five categories (Entertainment, Vocals, Theme, Visual Elements and Choreography). Celebrate the 60th season of this treasured Lipscomb tradition! Purchase tickets.
Singarama Parent Dinner. Watch your email for information about a parent dinner during Singarama weekend. Details coming soon!
International Athletic Mission Trip
to Baja, Mexico

After waiting for several years to "relaunch" international athletic mission trips, Lipscomb was able to send a small group of student-athletes to Mexico on Jan. 2-8 to serve together with Baja Missions. During this trip, men's soccer player Nick Dang and cross country/track runner Allena Klamorick surrendered their lives to Jesus in baptism.
"It was one of the most incredible moments I have been a part of during my 10 years at Lipscomb," Chris Klotz, director of spiritual formation in athletics, said. "We are thanking Jesus for how HE is the one who changes hearts and lives for eternity!”  If you would like to read more, check out the web stories recapping each day.
“Name Above All Names” set as spring theme for Gathering
The Office of Spiritual Formation is excited to announce the spring semester Gathering theme "Name Above All Names." The Gathering is Lipscomb’s weekly chapel that all students participate in. Here’s a little more insight on the background of the theme chosen.
For many ancient peoples, a person’s name was much more than just a convenient label. A name was a very important, sacred thing. A name, properly given and correctly understood, was seen to reflect something important about the person’s identity, such as his origins, status, character, deeds, mission or destiny. To know someone’s name is to know something intimate about him or her. It is to know who they are, and who they were intended to be. The biblical authors have more than 100 names for Jesus. Each of these names describes a different aspect of who Jesus is, our relationship to him, and his relationship with the world. To know the names of Jesus is to know Jesus a bit more and to love him more deeply. Each week, our speakers will explore a different biblical name assigned to Jesus.


Parent Program Facebook
A Lipscomb University Parent Program Facebook page has been created to help parents engage with each other and the university. Be sure to check it out, like it and help us grow the Lipscomb parent community!
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Stacy Blackston ('00)
Director of Parent Engagement
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