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Liberty University’s Missions Emphasis Week (MEW) began today with a Parade of the Nations ceremony at the start of Monday’s convocation. Many of Liberty’s international students participated by reciting Scripture in their native languages and performing special music and dances.
Dominique McKay
Melany Pearl, director of Liberty University’s Center for Multicultural Enrichment, was interviewed Feb. 4 with Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for Moody Bible Institute’s Prime Time America radio show.
University Advancement staff
Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. met with several leaders of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia on Thursday, including the new executive director, Jeff Ginn.
University Advancement staff
The Sounds of Liberty ministry team from Liberty University performed during the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 22, with more than 300,000 in attendance. The annual pro-life rally began in 1974, with approximately 20,000 people. Liberty University has been involved with the March for 36 years.
University Advancement staff
Thanks in part to Liberty University’s licensing efforts and tremendous athletics success, students and Flames fans now have another outlet to buy LU apparel. High Peak Sportswear, with locations on Memorial Avenue in The Plaza and on Main Street in downtown Lynchburg, is currently selling officially licensed and locally screen-printed Liberty clothing and novelty items, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, visors, hats, polo shirts, pocketbooks, car flags, tote bags and backpacks.
Eric Brown
With one director, six planned giving officers and two administrative assistants, the Planned Giving Department is ultimately responsible for much of the university’s growth — now and in the future.
Mitzi Bible
During the Christmas season, members of the Salvation Army can be seen outside stores, ringing bells beside a red kettle in hopes of receiving donations for families in need. Recently, more than 340 members of Liberty University’s faculty, staff and students gave of their time to help the non-profit’s local chapter with its annual Christmas Red Kettle campaign.
University Advancement staff
Liberty University’s Winterfest is under way at the Vines Center. At this year’s annual event thousands will ring in the New Year listening to Stellar Kart, Sanctus Real, Jeremy Camp and other Christian artists.
Sarah Funderburke
Liberty University welcomed thousands at its Winterfest kick-off today. Starting at 12 p.m. Winterfest attendees could ice skate at the LaHaye Ice Center and check out Liberty’s facilities. At 6 p.m. junior and senior high school students had the chance to attend an artist meet-and-greet session.
Sarah Funderburke
Conservative activist Paul Weyrich, a great ally of Liberty University founder Dr. Jerry Falwell, died on Thursday at age 66. Best known for coining the term “Moral Majority,” Weyrich was a strong figure in the Christian political movement that he co-founded along with Falwell and Tim LaHaye. The Moral Majority thrived throughout the 1980s, with a membership including Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and Jews who agreed on certain core social issues.
Teresa Dunham
The Virginia Christmas Spectacular, Thomas Road Baptist Church’s holiday musical featuring church members, the choir and Liberty University students, will be broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network throughout the United States and the world on Friday, Dec. 19 (11 p.m. EST).
University Advancement staff
Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp is returning to Liberty University for Winterfest 2008 — and as his recently released album states, he is “Speaking Louder Than Before.” Camp will take the stage on New Year’s Eve along with Sanctus Real and Stellar Kart just before the start of 2009.
Eric Brown
While working his way down the crowded stairs toward the convention floor, Dr. Drew Ivers overheard a group of students talking about Liberty University. “Did you say Liberty?” he stopped to ask. “I’m a seminary student with them.”
There are many people residing miles outside the Liberty University campus who have decided to support the school in big ways. Some travel to cheer from the bleachers at sporting events or applaud at theater and music performances.
One Michigan family had to buy a larger dinner table this Thanksgiving, due to the generosity of Liberty University students. The Wolfes (mother Kathy, father Randy, and children Kristin, Brad, and Bonny) travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Nov. 8 to complete the adoption of three teenage Ethiopian siblings.
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