Jerry Falwell Library begins to take shape

Work — Construction continues  on the multi-million dollar Jerry Falwell Library. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

With the final steel beam now installed in the Jerry Falwell Library, the structure is beginning to resemble a finished product as building crews continue in the construction process. “So far, we’ve been very much on schedule,” Associate Dean of the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC) Lowell Walters said.

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U.S. Postal Service makes changes

Mail — Liberty student Evan Kay receives his packages at the post office in Green Hall. Photo credit: Emily Becker

Letter delivery will be cut from six days a week to five days, beginning Aug. 5 The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently decided that it would reduce mail delivery Aug. 5, 2013 to five days a week, cutting Saturday mail. Packages will continue to be delivered six days a …

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Non-profit seeks reform

United — Members of the Liberty SFER chapter pose together. Photo provided

David Leite, a student at Liberty University, brought Students for Education Reform (SFER) to the campus of Liberty University Feb. 10, 2012. Leite was watching “Waiting for Superman,” a movie about making a difference through education in the United States of America, when he noticed a phone number for viewers …

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CIA recruits

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Representatives from the CIA visited Liberty University Feb. 19 to meet with prospective students seeking jobs in visual arts, graphic design and communications. According to the Helms School of Government, the fair was an outlet for students wanting to use their skills to develop into a professional career within the …

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Scholarships increase

New students interested in attending Liberty University might be happy to know that the school has recently increased its scholarship offerings by nearly $9 million, according to Vice President of Financial Aid Robert Ritz. Beginning fall of 2013, Liberty will offer a limited number of full tuition scholarships to high …

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EchoLight donation

Equipment — A student works with a state-of-the-art camera. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

EchoLight Studios recently formed an agreement to co-produce five feature films with Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts Zaki Gordon Center to make a mark on Christian filmmakers and university film schools. According to a press release from EchoLight Studios, the company had announced its multi-million dollar commitment to support the next …

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Keys to success

The School of Business welcomed special guest Doug Hughes to their convocation service Monday, Feb. 18, where students heard first-hand what it takes to succeed and the steps to getting there. Hughes, the chief sales officer at McGraw-Hill, began by introducing himself and Ulrik Chistensen, the CEO for Area9. “Dr. …

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Decision to raise minimum wage is not worth it

Bottom line — The level of minimum wage has started increasing more rapidly in recent years, and President Obama is fighting to raise it further. Photo credit: Elliot Mosher

The proposed increase, the first since 2009, would be harmful to low-income employees and the economy Do you like the idea of a 20-percent pay increase? In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama suggested increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour. Most college …

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Recent SNL skit crosses the line

No laughing matter — It is hard to imagine Jesus appreciating Saturday Night Live’s skit. YouTube screenshot

The renowned comedy show’s parody commercial depicting Jesus Christ as a vigilante murderer was a classless display Imagine this: a television show depicts the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a renegade murderer, parading around and ignoring what good tenets the Islamic religion has. Now, imagine the reaction that the general public …

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Flames blank Bears

Ace — Egon Samaai won in two sets against Morgan State Friday, Feb. 22. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty’s 7-0 win against Morgan State improves its record 4-1 The Liberty University men’s tennis team (4-1, 0-0 Big South) defeated the Morgan State Bears (0-9, 0-0 Mid-Eastern), 7-0, Friday, Feb. 22, denying the Bears their first win of the season. The Flames 4-1 record this season is equivalent to …

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Liberty’s pursuit of the crown

On Fire - Pitcher Matt Marsh delivers a pitch. Marsh had four strikeouts and zero earned runs against Penn State.

After a 41-19 record last season, the Flames are predicted to finish first in the Big South Conference in ‘13 The Liberty Flames baseball team marked the beginning of an era Saturday, Feb. 23 with a 4-1 win over Penn State in the new Liberty Baseball Stadium. After finishing second …

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Home opener, stadium success

Crack of the bat — The Flames introduced their nearly-completed ballpark to the public, Saturday Feb. 23. More than 2,500 turned out to see the Flames 4-1 victory. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Flames take series from the Penn State Nittany Lions in the much anticipated public debut of new ballpark Game One Red towels flooded the stands, and more than 2,500 fans roared as Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. threw out the first pitch. Almost three hours later, Liberty Flames pitcher Ashton Perritt …

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Track’s sweet 16th

Liberty continued to dominate in the Big South Track and Field Indoor Championships Feb. 21 and 22, bringing home a men’s conference championship title for the 16th straight year. The women’s squad captured second place in the competition, finishing behind Coastal Carolina. The Liberty men coasted to an easy victory …

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LU recalls Governors

Aerial assault — John Caleb Sanders splits two defenders to attempt a lay-up. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Flames outlast Austin Peay State University, win in overtime The Liberty Flames basketball team faced off against the Austin Peay State University Governors in the Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster series, Saturday, Feb. 23. The Flames prevailed 79-73 in overtime. Travis Betran of Austin Peay made two late three pointers in the …

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Jazz Ensemble travels to Windy City

festival — Jazz Ensemble members perform along with 30 other colleges and universities from all across the country before a crowd of roughly 1,000 people. Photo provided

Having never traveled to a competition before, the Liberty University Jazz Ensemble made its intercollegiate debut Feb. 21-23, attending the 46th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in the western suburbs of Chicago.

“They (the audience) were very pleased with our performance,” Liberty […]

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