Liberty University will host its first ever female keynote speaker for commencement, May 11, according to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. Shannon Bream, who is also the first commencement speaker to have graduated from Liberty since it became a fully accredited university,* will share the platform with this year’s baccalaureate speaker, Ravi Zacharias, who will deliver a brief message as well. […]Read more
AIGA hosts second annual student contest Tensions were high as the eyes of 21 students remained glued to computer screens and fingers feverishly clicked away at mouse and keyboard, no one wanting to waste a precious second as they fought the battle known as Design Wars. Hosted by the Liberty student graphic design group affiliated with the American Institute of […]Read more
Liberty University’s men’s and women’s track and field squads notched two team titles and 16 individual event victories as they competed against in-state foes at the Virginia Cup, March 23. The Flames faced Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia and James Madison University in its third meet of the outdoor season. The one-day event, which was scored as […]Read more
Proposal seeking to increase campus safety nationwide goes to Senate The Campus Safety Act championed by Virginia’s Sen. Mark Warner passed the U.S Judiciary Committee Tuesday, March 12, showing strong bipartisan support with a vote of 14-4. Coming on the heels of the Sandy Hook massacre, this act would create an easy solution to increasing the safety of school campuses […]Read more
Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne announced the City of Lynchburg’s proposed budget for 2014 on March 12. The budget includes funding for many different areas in the city, according to Payne’s proposal. “We’ve had a number of difficult budgets over the last four years, especially January of 2009,” Payne said. “We’ve made a number of adjustments, such as cutting spending […]Read more
New program equips students to impact The aim for Liberty University’s new master’s in public health program is to train students to impact the world through their future careers, according to Richard Lane, the founder and director of the master’s in public health program. Lane said the new degree prepares students for work in preventing disease, not only treating it. […]Read more
Those who have seen playpens littering the DeMoss hallways this past week can rest any ideas about a new Liberty University Day Care. Liberty’s chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society made them available for peers, faculty and staff to donate teddy bears and other stuffed animals for hospitalized children. ALD Head President Rebecca Smith and other chapter officers […]Read more
James Brown, host of THE NFL Today on CBS, spoke in Convocation Monday, March 25 Three-time Emmy winner and renowned sports broadcaster James Brown addressed students about the keys to success in the corporate world during Convocation service Monday, March 25. Brown stressed that mastering the fundamentals of life was a lesson that made him the man he is. A […]Read more
Spectators took a step back in time Thursday, March 21 as they listened to Civil War songs performed by the 97th Regimental String Band in DeMoss Hall 1113. As 7 p.m. rolled around, seats were packed with grandparents, parents and students coming to get a glimpse of the history. According to their website, the 97th Regimental String Band specializes in […]Read more
Liberty University students celebrated Christ’s sacrifice by taking part in communion during the weekly Campus Church service Wednesday, March 20.
Worship Pastor Justin Kintzel and the Campus Praise Band led thousands of students in worship throughout the night. Afterwards, Johnnie […]
“Be who you really are.” These five words rang through the Liberty University Vines Center Wednesday, March 20, as Pastor Judah Smith addressed a full crowd about what it means to have worth and to appreciate life as a gift.
Smith, the lead pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Wash., described a conversation he had with his son, who told him that he was ready to fulfill his duties as a Smith.
What immediately comes to mind when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is mentioned? Hostility, conflict in the security lines, and a roll of the eyes at the strict policies are some characteristics associated with a trip through the airport’s security system. TSA has become quite the household name, and not in a good way. In a move to conform to […]Read more
In a voluntary, rolling blackout, thousands of cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas flipped their switches to complete darkness as a symbolic gesture of support for the planet. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported that cities such as Paris, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Beijing and even the Vatican shut off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in […]Read more
The world was shocked Feb. 11, 2013 when Pope Benedict XVI publicly announced his official resignation as head of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Catholic Education Resource Center, Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to retire in nearly 600 years, and the first to do so on his own volition since 1294. The unexpected nature of the […]Read more
New courses can be taken in areas of interest or to add specialized skills to a completed degree Liberty University Online began classes for its new certificate programs Monday, March 18. These programs offer undergraduate certificates ranging from business to criminal justice as well as graduate certificates in various subjects from applied communication studies to executive leadership, according to the […]Read more