We wanted to give a quick update about the postponement of tonight’s Andrew Belle concert. This morning, there was a fire at a radar facility near O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, where Andrew was flying out of. All flights in and out of the airport were stopped and no timetable given as to when flights would resume. Because of the uncertainty surrounding his travel, it was decided best to postpone the show. We were very excited for this show and are just as disappointed that it needed to be postponed, but we're working hard to get it rescheduled. If you purchased/reserved tickets already, hold on to them! If you are unable to make the rescheduled show, we will work to get you a refund.
Stay tuned next week for the new concert date.
Meet one of our staff members, Sara!
written by Chris Misiano
Have you ever been to the movies alone? For some reason, it feels really different from just watching Netflix at home alone. Even though you generally don’t talk during a movie (unless you’re one of those annoying folks who asks a lot of questions during a movie) it still feels normal to sit and watch with someone. In the same way, it seems better to share a delicious meal or a great concert with someone you care about rather than by yourself. At Student Activities we recognize the value of shared experiences. It is our sincere hope that this school year can be a time when you can attend many of these events and enjoy them with old or new friends.
We filled our extensive calendar with a broad range of events to appeal to various interests. From Open Mic to trail races to Coffeehouse, there is something for everyone. There is value in this variety. Hopefully, you will be willing to try something new or step out of your comfort zone. Each year, it is exciting for the staff to watch people progress from attending our events to participating in them actively (perhaps by performing in Open Mic, Campus Artist Series, the Art Expo, or Coffeehouse). Regardless of what your semester looks like, there will be times when one of our events can provide a time of respite, entertainment, or fun.
We hope that our events can provide an environment for strangers to become friends, for existing friendships to blossom, and for old friends to reconnect. Ultimately, the reason events matter is because relationships matter. Some of the relationships you make while you are here will last a lifetime. We hope to play a small part in fostering them and providing environments for them to thrive.
The Student Activities staff is here to serve their fellow students at Liberty University through our events calendar. Come out, say hi, and let us get to know you. See you at the next event!
Meet one of our staff members, Nat!
written by Elliot Gaunt
Welcome to Liberty University’s new Rock Wall at the LaHaye Student Union. We are excited to have such an amazing facility open to the students and staff of Liberty University. Our brand new state of the art wall features a 40 foot tower and over 4,000 square feet of climbing space! The Rock Wall is open week days 3:00-11:30 p.m., and Saturday noon-4 p.m. We provide the following programming at the Rock Wall.
Bouldering- Bouldering is climbing without a harness or rope on boulders or walls that have padding under you.
Route Climbing- All of our routes go to the top of our 40 foot tower. Once you are at the top, you may enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the campus and Liberty Mountain. All participants must use a harness and rope on route climbing. We offer both Top Rope and Lead climbing, and even if you don’t have a belay buddy, you can hook into one of our auto belay systems. In order to belay, you must pass our belay test or take our top rope class.
Classes- We offer classes for top roping, bouldering, and lead climbing. Check out our dates for these classes HERE.
In addition to our normal operating hours we have several events coming up this semester. On October 17th, Student Activities and the Rock Wall Staff will host its annual bouldering competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top three of each of the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced categories, and to both the Top Overall Female and Dyno Competition Winner. Signups for this will be at the front desk of the LaHaye Student Union. On November 8th, we will be hosting a bouldering trip to White Rock Falls, VA.
Hope to see you out on the wall or at one of our events soon!