Photo caption: Center for Judaic Studies Executive Director Dr. Randall Price, left, visits with Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Boyd Rist at the center’s open house on Wednesday.
Liberty University’s Center for Judaic Studies opened in August 2008, but scholars are truly starting to settle into the space now. On Wednesday, the center had an open house, inviting LU employees and leaders to celebrate the new facility in the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center.
|Center for Judaic Studies Administrative Assistant Kathie Stewart and professor of linguistics Dr. Clive McClelland attend the center’s open house.|
“We wanted to have an open house now that we’re more established in order to orient faculty and staff with our resources and our overall purpose,” said James Fowler, graduate assistant to Executive Director Dr. Randall Price.
Several LU officials stopped by the Open House that afternoon, including Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Boyd Rist.
The center includes thousands of scholarly works, several rare texts related to Judaic studies and some archaeological displays. It is accessed through an entrance on the Liberty Lane side of DeMoss.
Look for an article about a Liberty University archaeology study abroad trip to the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the next issue of “Liberty Journal.” The trip, organized by Center for Judaic Studies Executive Director Dr. Randall Price, took place in December.