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36 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
S5E7: Supply Chain Disruption, Opportunities and Impact
As families across the country have been preparing for Christmas over the last few weeks, they may have had difficulty finding the gifts or other items they’re looking for or things they’ve ordered online may be taking longer than expected to arrive. Over the last 18 months or so, supply chains have been disrupted as a result of the pandemic and other factors. And that is impacting everything from Christmas shopping to remodeling a home to buying a new car and everything in between. The College of Business's Dr. Hannah Stolze, director of its new Center for Transformative Sales & Supply Chain Leadership and associate professor of supply chain management, and Dr. Andy Borchers, associate dean and professor, share insight about challenges and opportunities in the industry. Learn more about Lipscomb's Center for Transformative Sales & Supply Chain Leadership.
11 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
S5E6: Live Shows are Back on Campus with the Debut of Mamma Mia! Featuring Director and Theatre Chair Beki Baker
“Theatre is a highly collaborative art form.”After over a year without live performances for Lipscomb Theatre, audiences are finally back! The crowd-pleasing jukebox musical Mamma Mia! is a hit on campus. We spoke with Beki Baker, the chair of the theatre department and the director of Mamma Mia about returning to the stage, all the behind the scenes work that goes into a production of this caliber (including the music direction, the choreography, the set construction, the costume design, and more!), and how you can see the show this weekend.
19 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
S5E5: Lipscomb's Inaugrual Fashion Week with Fashion Executive-in-Residence Charlotte Poling
On Monday the Department of Fashion and Design will kick off Lipscomb’s inaugural Fashion Week. But what exactly can students expect from this brand new event? On this episode, we have Charlotte Poling, the Fashion Executive-in-Residence and Assistant Dean in the College of Entertainment and the Arts. We discussed her career in the fashion industry, the work that went on behind the scenes to make Lipscomb’s inaugural Fashion Week happen, and all of the events that are taking place next week.
13 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
S5E4: Inside Welcome to Our World Week with the Office of Intercultural Development
On Monday the Office of Intercultural Development will begin their flagship event, the Welcome to Our World Week, or WOW for short. So what exactly can students expect from WOW Week and what role does the OID play on campus? Today we have Candace Williams, the Director of Community Life and Student Organizations, specifically with the OID here on campus, as well as Heleena Kabtimer, a student representative for OID here to give us a preview of what’s to come at this year’s WOW week and explain the role of the OID at Lipscomb.Here's how you can get in contact with the OID:Email: OID@lipscomb.edu Instagram: @OIDlipscombPhone: 615-966-6134Office: Bennett 180 (lower level)
24 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
S5E3: National Recovery Month with Dr. DeAndrea Witherspoon Nash, Jaime Harper, and Nathan Payne
September is National Recovery Month. Last week Lipscomb hosted the campus’ first-ever Colleiegate Recovery Academy. So, what exactly is a recovery academy and how does it advance the goals of National Recovery Month? Today we have a panel of experts to answer those questions and more as we welcome Dr. DeAndrea Witherspoon Nash, the lead faculty for the addiction specialization in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Nathan Payne, the coordinator of the Tennessee Collegiate Recovery Initiative, and Jaime Harper, an alum of the addiction specialization program and the faith-based coordinator in Tennessee’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
30 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
S5E2: A Conversation with Dr. Willie Steele - English Professor, Author, and the World's Foremost W.P. Kinsella Expert
In this episode of Bison Talk we spoke with Dr. Willie Steele, Lipscomb English professor, author, and the world’s foremost W.P. Kinsella scholar. During our conversation, we worked our way through Steele’s career, including his road to becoming a Kinsella expert, what it’s like to write a biography, attending the Field of Dreams game, the experience of being interviewed for a documentary, editing the baseball history and culture journal Nine, and more! We even talk a little about Steele’s time as a student-athlete at Lipscomb.
12 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
S5E1: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Quest Week with Quest Team Co-Directors Jordan Williams and Zach Walker
Quest Week - it’s one of the most notable events every year on the Lipscomb calendar. It’s an essential part of becoming a member of the Purple and Gold herd. And it wouldn’t happen without the Quest Team. Welcome to Bison Talk! Today we interviewed Jordan Williams and Zach Walker, the 2021 Quest Team Co-Directors. Jordan and Zach answer all our questions about the week ahead, give some behind-the-scenes insight into the process of producing such an event, and even share some tips for incoming freshmen.
30 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
S4E12: Olympics Special!
After a year-long delay the 2020 Summer Olympics kick off this week in Tokyo, with the opening ceremony taking place on Friday. With the Games set to take over everyone’s attention for the next three weeks, we wanted to localize the coverage with some Lipscomb Olympic connections. We’re beginning this week’s episode with Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Communications Kim Chaudoin and Communications Coordinator Logan Butts, who both had the opportunity to work a past Olympic Games, discussing their experiences. Then, I spoke with Lipscomb track and field star Shane Streich about running at this year’s US Olympic Trials as well as the NCAA National Championship, and more!
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
S4E11: Tom Bancroft, Artist in Residence for the College of Entertainment and the Arts
In today's episode, we talk with Tom Bancroft, the Artist in Residence in the Lipscomb College of Entertainment and the Arts. During our conversation, we worked our way through Tom’s entire career, including his time at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts, his 12 years as a supervising animator at Disney where worked on films like The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Mulan, and his stint with Big Idea Productions, where he was a director for eighth episodes of VeggieTales. We also delve into what made Tom want to become an educator and the newly created MFA program in Animation here at Lipscomb.
23 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
S4E10: College of Bible Professor & Minister JP Conway, author of Broken But Beautiful, Why Church is Still Worth It
Can you celebrate something that is flawed? Is it possible to admit there are problems with an institution, while also praising the things that make it beautiful? JP Conway, a professor here at Lipscomb in the College of Bible and minister at Acklen Avenue Church of Christ, set out to do just that, exploring one of today’s toughest challenges when it comes to the church with his new book Broken But Beautiful, Why Church is Still Worth It. During our conversation, we spoke about his book, the importance of in-person church interaction, and even talked a little baseball.
16 minutes | May 20, 2021
S4E9: Mental Health Awareness Month with Andrea Mills, Director of the Counseling Center
College can be a crucial time for young adults when it comes to taking care of and learning about mental health. Between balancing academics, jobs, and social lives, and simply entering a period of great upheaval and transition, stress, anxiety, and more can rise to the surface. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to find out how college students can form healthy habits. On this episode of Bison Talk we talked to Andrea Mills, the director of the Counseling Center here at Lipscomb University. During our conversation, we spoke about all the amenities and services the Counseling Center has to offer, tips for college students who are struggling with mental health, and the goals of Mental Health Awareness Month.
20 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
S4E8: National Poetry Month with English Professor Dr. Jan Harris
April marks the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month, the country’s largest literary celebration. Alongside the celebration of the art form, one of the main goals of the month is to further integrate poetry into the classroom. Today we spoke with Dr. Jan Harris, an associate professor of English at Lipscomb University. Harris’ collection of poetry, Isolating One’s Time in a Time of Crisis, is set to release in October. During our conversation, we spoke about her new book, the importance of integrating poetry into the classroom, why it’s important for students to hear about the publishing process, and some of her biggest influences as a writer.
35 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
S4E7: Financial Literacy Month with Accounting Professor Jeff Mankin
April is Financial Literacy Month, which means organizations across the country are highlighting the importance of financial literacy, especially among the nation’s youth, and teaching people how to maintain healthy financial habits. But what exactly does it mean to be financially literate, and is that something that a college student should worry about? On this episode of Bison Talk we spoke with Dr. Jeff Mankin, an assistant professor of accounting at Lipscomb University. Mankin has been recognized for his research in the fields of accounting, business, and financial analysis by the Institute for Global Business Research. We spoke about the importance of financial literacy, how college students can get a jumpstart on maintaining healthy financial habits, and a few simple steps anyone can practice.
18 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
S4E6: Special Collections Librarian Elizabeth Rivera
Whether you’re studying for finals, doing research for a paper, or just looking for a quiet place to get work done, libraries are one of the most useful buildings for students on a college campus. But there’s often much more available within those libraries than even the most studious undergrads realize when they first arrive as a freshman. Lipscomb’s Beaman Library, which houses a top notch group of Archives and Special Collections, is no exception. So you may find yourself asking, what exactly makes up those archives and how can I access them? On this episode of Bison Talk, we spoke with Elizabeth Rivera, the special collections librarian at Lipscomb, to talk about Beaman Library’s Archives and Special Collections, the importance of primary sources, and the new Marie Potter Byers Endowment. Elizabeth, thanks for joining me today. Episode Transcript linked here.
34 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
S4E5 Leadership: The importance of leadership in both personal and professional development
The concept of leadership has many applications. Opportunities to learn from or be a leader exist in both our personal and professional lives. In fact, most of us can be both a leader and a follower, depending on the situation. What does a good leader look like and how can we foster leadership development within ourselves? On this episode of Bison Talk, Dr. Matt Paden, an expert in leadership development as a speaker, consultant and professor of both undergraduate and graduate courses on the subject. His expertise covers leadership as it pertains to an organization, change, culture and development. Paden is also senior vice president of enrollment and student engagement at Lipscomb University, which covers student life, enrollment and university athletics. Click here for an episode transcript.
18 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
S4E3: Selecting a College 101
With a new school year well underway, many high school juniors and seniors are thinking about what they want to do after graduation. Making the decision about what to do next can be tough. For those who want to continue their education, finding a college or university that is a good fit for them can be stressful at times. This episode sheds light on what can often be an overwhelming process for high school students and their parents. Featured guest: Reggie Blair, senior director of admissions at Lipscomb University.
38 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
S4E2: Relationships and Why We Need Them, Through the Lens of Psychology and Family Science
In the midst of a global pandemic, many of us are beginning to realize what really matters. This increase of time spent at home, without the distractions of our usually busy lives, can be a time of real reflection. It can also be a time of stress, anxiety or loneliness, and this influx of emotion has taught us that we need connection with others. So how can we foster relationships with our family, friends, roommates and significant others in this time of isolation? And why is this network so important? Katie Spirko, assistant professor of psychology, and Hunter Stanfield, assistant professor of family science, are the featured guests to talk about relationships, particularly in a time of isolation. Episode transript.
28 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
S4E1: How to Stay Active During a Pandemic with Blaine Donoho
With the onset of the global pandemic, COVID-19, many aspects of our everyday lives have been restricted, including the ways in which we socialize and exercise. The Center for Disease Control says the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. So how can we comply with this simple request and still meet our basic needs, particularly in health and fitness? Guest Blaine Donoho, Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness, discusses how we can stay physically active while still complying with CDC guidelines. Episode 1 transcript.
24 minutes | Nov 9, 2018
S2E6: Preparing tomorrow's health care leaders
The health care industry is growing rapidly across the nation and especially in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, which is arguably the health care capital of the country. Thousands of young people every year prepare to enter the health care field as practitioners, but who will lead these organizations? Dr. Bart Liddle, assistant dean for health care programs in Lipscomb’s College of Business, discusses the new Master of Health Administration – and how it is preparing leaders for health care organizations.
25 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
S2E5: A journey through nursing: RN-to-BSN
When you find your passion and pursue it, that’s a very satisfying accomplishment. When you’re able to instill that passion in others that’s a powerful opportunity. Chelsia Harris, associate professor of nursing and associate executive director of nursing for degree development in Lipscomb University’s School of Nursing, is doing that every day as she inspires and trains those called to pursue nursing to find their passion and to follow it through the school's new RN-to-BSN program.
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