Burnett speaks on ‘Bible’

INSPIRATION— Burnett and Downey speak to students. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Burnett and Downey encourage students Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, producers of the TV miniseries “The Bible,” shared their experiences about bringing the name of Jesus back on the big screen during Convocation and in a meeting with cinematic arts students Monday, Jan. 20. “We are Hollywood’s noisiest Christians,” Burnett …

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Editorial: Year of the Bible

With “Noah” and “Son of God,” 2014 will be filled with faith-based film success Only a few days into the new year and 2014 has already been unofficially dubbed “The Year of the Bible” in Hollywood. The title derives its origin from blockbuster hits such as Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” — …

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McAuliffe claims bipartisanship

The newly inaugurated governor of Virginia aims to please both Republicans and Democrats in coming years Terry McAuliffe was officially inaugurated as Virginia’s 72nd governor Saturday, Jan. 11. In his speech, he outlined a few divisive policies that he would like to modify during his time in office. According to …

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Resolve to be a better person in 2014

The new year provides a perfect opportunity to work toward accomplishing a new goal or longtime ambition 2013 was a crazy year. It was a year of accomplishment. It was a year a failure. It was a year of compassion, and it was a year of pain. It was a …

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Prominent leaders set to speak

Scheduled speakers this semester include notable pastors, producers, politicians and bestselling authors For more than four decades, Liberty University’s Convocation has brought some of the most notable speakers to the multi-faceted Vines Center, inspiring thousands of students. As I begin my last semester as a junior here at Liberty, I …

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Google identifies most-searched schools

TRENDING — Google releases updated lists at the start of each year. Google Screenshot

Liberty places second after University of Phoenix in a list of America’s top trending colleges and universities Google named Liberty University the second-most searched university of 2013 on its list of top trending universities and colleges. According to Google.com, these trending schools have had the largest increase in search volume …

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TRBC assists West Virginians

HELP — TRBC members come together to help the civilians of West Virginia have fresh water for drinking. Photo provided

More than 300,000 people are without water after a chemical spill contamination Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) has teamed up with Gleaning For The World (GFTW) in order to aid the people affected by a chemical spill in West Virginia that left at least 300,000 people without clean drinking water. …

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Aeronautics assists Virginia Tech

Drone — Jordan Bates (left) and Trevor Briggs (right) at work. Photo provided

Unmanned Aircraft Systems program plays role in FAA’s selection of drone test site The Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program played a role in securing a UAS test site at Virginia Tech Dec. 20, 2013, according to John Marselus, the director of Liberty UAS. Marselus …

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Students book it to the library

Knowledge — The library was one of the first buildings completed in the $500 million campus reconstruction. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Liberty University students, faculty and guests joined in celebration Wednesday, Jan. 15 for the grand opening of the 170,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Jerry Falwell Library.

Upon completion of the 97-week project, President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said he is happy for students to see something…

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Against the odds

OVERCOME — Carley Cottingham is chasing her goals. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Basketball manager pursues dreams It started in the fifth grade for Carley Cottingham. She picked up a basketball and never put it down. Ever since that time, basketball has been a monumental part of her life. According to the Detriot Free Press, Cottingham earned all-conference honors her sophomore and junior …

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Emotional start to season

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Track and Field teams honor former teammate with 16 event victories at Liberty Open Liberty University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams captured 16 event victories Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, as hosts of the Liberty Open. Although the teams were focused on their performance in their first meet …

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Registrar retires after 12 years of service

CLASS — Shackleton was known for always putting students first.  Photo provided

Liberty’s registrar, Larry Shackelton, leaves a lasting impression on students and fellow faculty members After nearly 12 years serving with Liberty University, Larry Shackleton retired from his position as university registrar and vice president of administrative information management Dec. 31, 2013. Shackleton started with Liberty in 2002 during the construction …

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Cinematic Arts program expands

EDUCATION— Caleb Fogleman (far left) and other students learn principles of film production in a classroom setting with state-of-the-art production equipment. Photo credit: Dale Courty II

The Zaki Gordon Center for Cinematic Arts kicked off with its first introductory classes in 2012. This year, the program continues to expand as students gain experience and opportunities in the world of filmmaking, according to Scotty Curlee, an assistant professor of cinematic arts. “When Christians abdicated their cultural voice …

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Personal Reflection: A visit to Hollywood

Mintle meets filmmakers My family and I were able to experience a small slice of the Hollywood dream for a day during a trip to the West Coast last semester. What does the Hollywood dream entail? Well, we were able to meet with two very successful and powerful men in …

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Editorial: Helping the industry?

Christian film producers need to create higher-quality movies with biblical truth In a society where movie stars are regarded as idols and people wait in line for hours on end for movie premieres, Christian films and production companies need to step up their game and start not only creating movies …

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