Hotels fill up fast for graduation

ROOM — The Wingate Hotel is one of the many hotels that is completely booked. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Liberty University commencement reservation increases at hotels leave families searching for places to stay Families of students graduating this semester may be out of luck when it comes to finding a place to stay for graduation if they do not take action as soon as possible. “We have maybe eight …

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Globally focused

PARADe — Students enjoy GFW. Photo provided

CGE events highlight cross-cultural needs Students were challenged to engage the world as Liberty University’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE) hosted Global Focus Week (GFW) Feb. 10-14. According to CGE, the week-long conference is aimed at raising global awareness among students and offers the opportunity for students, faculty and staff …

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Abortion rates lowest since 1973

Increased awareness and preventative measures resulted in a 13 percent decline in abortion rates over 4 years Many would argue that abortion has not had a national stage like the one it boasts of today since the days of Roe v. Wade in 1973 when the practice was legalized in …

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Students challenged to pray for Syria

NEED — Students can help the Syrian war by pledging to pray for peace and healing. Photo provided

CGE, Campus Church and WorldHelp will host an interactive night for students to understand the Syrian crisis Political strife, violent protests, millions of refugees and full-scale civil war have been defining the nation of Syria for the past four years. In order to address what has now become an international …

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Poland visits

stars — Poland speaks about how Christians stand out in Hollywood. Photo provided

Mastermedia CEO reveals secrets The students, faculty and honored guests who gathered at Liberty University’s Hancock Welcome Center Thursday, Feb. 6 heard Dr. Larry W. Poland, CEO of Mastermedia International, speak on the subject of Christians in Hollywood during the 2014 Ann Wharton Lecture Series and Banquet. Prior to the …

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School aims to help

Martin helps students get to underserved regions Liberty’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is designing a system to produce doctors who will work in portions of Virginia with inadequate service, according to Dr. Ronnie Martin, dean of the college. According to Martin, physicians in inner-city or rural areas are considered to …

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Sodexo teaches health

HEALTH — Sodexo encourages students to make smart eating choices. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Students learn cooking techniques for fast, easy meals Sodexo Dining Services hosted an educational cooking demonstration at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall Feb. 5, giving students the opportunity to learn easy and healthy cooking techniques. The cooking demonstration featured various stations where students could watch Sodexo chefs prepare a variety of …

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The British are coming

Coffeehouse takes on a foreign theme In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles emergence in America, the theme for this year’s spring Coffeehouse is British Invasion. Coffeehouse is hosted by Liberty University’s Student Activities (SA) and will take place Saturday, March 29 at 11:30 p.m.. Tryouts for the …

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Liberty ministry partners with The Last Well

After six years, more than half a million people in Liberia now have access to clean water thanks to The Last Well, which has recently partnered with Liberty University’s Revive Ministries to continue to serve the African nation, according to Executive Director of The Last Well Todd Phillips. The Last …

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Students perform “Little Women”

While many were celebrating Valentine’s Day the night of Friday, Feb. 14, 21 Liberty University students transformed into Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and several others for the opening of “Little Women” at the Tower Theater. While this is the first time “Little Women” has been performed in the …

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Increase in minimum wage deceptive

INCOME — Obama’s new bill could boost minimum wage for federeal workers across the country. Google Images

Though temporarily beneficial, higher wages for federal workers could set a precedent for economic damage In a political maneuver that surely thrilled millions of Americans, President Barack Obama announced plans in his State of the Union Address to raise the minimum wage of certain federal workers to $10.10 per hour. …

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CTE awards

ILLUMINATE Grants assist professors The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recently awarded seven grants with the ILLUMINATE Grant, which is designed to encourage original teaching methods and student-engaged activities. Funded by Dr. Ronald Godwin, the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, and the Office of the Provost, the …

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Center for Multicultural Enrichment hosts “Deliberative Dialogue”

Liberty University’s Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) hosted a “Deliberative Dialogue” Monday, Feb. 10, at the Jerry Falwell Library, allowing students from all majors to learn about African-American culture. The speaker, Leslie King gave a presentation entitled “Black Culture in America.” She started with an overview of the culture as …

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Called to serve kids

Alumna now leads the Lighthouse Kids Minsitry in Lynchburg As she was growing up, Sarah Singer found it hard to believe that God’s love was unconditional, because she was raised in a rough home. Now, she is the director of the Lighthouse Kids Ministry and uses her past to develop …

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Lynchburg receives national recognition

Ranked — The American Bible Society surveyed 45,000 adults over a period of seven years. Google Images

The American Bible Society ranked the Lynchburg and Roanoke area the third-most Bible-minded city in the United States.

The ranking is based on a survey of more than 45,000 random citizens conducted over a seven-year period of time and ending August 2013, according to the American Bible Society…

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