Liberty Champion staff and alumni place in 2017 VPA awards

Staff members and a writer at the Liberty Champion and have won four awards from the Virginia Press Association’s 2017 News and Editorial Contest, while four Liberty alumni have taken home several more awards. Jack Panyard, Erin Covey and Will Young took home the first-place award in the “Headline Writing” category. The winning headlines were “This auto be fixed,” “An […]

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City of Lynchburg Seeks to Institute Paid Parking Downtown

A meeting was held by Lynchburg City Parking Management Thursday, April 12, to discuss its proposal of instituting paid downtown parking to deal with the limited parking availability in the downtown area of the city of Lynchburg. During the meeting, David Malewitz, the parking manager for the city of Lynchburg, discussed the need for more parking and better parking enforcement […]

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Lynchburg Begins Recovery after Tornado

A confirmed tornado along with heavy rainfall and a small hailstorm hit the city of Lynchburg and its surrounding counties on the evening of Sunday, April 15, causing fallen trees and power lines along with the destruction of multiple storefronts and residential properties in the area.   As of 10 a.m. on Monday, there were eight reported injuries caused by […]

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Construction on Vines Addition to Begin After Commencement 2018

Liberty University announced March 17 its plans to expand the Vines Center to create a multipurpose arena that will accommodate sporting events and concerts that do not require the 10,000 seats that the Vines Center currently provides. According to Daniel Deter, the vice president of major construction at Liberty University, the new expansion, which will be known as the Liberty […]

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Graduation preparations commence at Liberty

With the spring semester a mere four weeks from conclusion, the campus-wide preparation and planning for Liberty University’s 2018 Commencement May 19 is in full swing. Faculty members from every corner of the university have been hard at work in an effort to create an enjoyable experience for the projected 18,000 graduates and 35,000-40,000 guests slated to fill the campus. […]

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Students Present Findings at Research Week

Liberty University’s Research Week that took place April 9-12 consisted of oral, poster and newly added performing arts presentations. The week closed Saturday with keynote speaker Todd Zakrajsek, associate professor and associate director of the Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.   This year, the performing arts contestants were permitted to perform in addition […]

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Students Present Their Research at BigSURS Conference

This past weekend, April 13-14, Liberty University hosted the 8th Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium.   BigSURS showcases the work of undergraduate students who have conducted research in a number of academic fields throughout the Big South Conference and Region 2000 institutions.   Students were greeted Friday in the Center for Worship Concert Hall by a gospel rendition of “You […]

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Apologist Teaches Students How to Defend Pro-life Views

Liberty University’s Student Government Association hosted an event in DeMoss Hall called “Defend Your Pro-life Views” April 5 to educate students on pro-life arguments. Pro-Life Apologist with Life Training Institute, online professor, Bible Department Chair and Bible Teacher of Biblical Worldview and Ethics at Liberty Christian Academy Thomas Donovan spoke to a crowd of about 150 students. “Media and social […]

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Liberty for Orphans Club Holds Awareness Meeting

Liberty for Orphans, a newly-funded Liberty University Student Government Association club, hosted a meeting to raise awareness of the orphan crisis in Guatemala Wednesday, April 4 in the Jerry Falwell Library Scholars Conference Room. Vice President Shannon Cherian, a biomedical sciences student, presented the information on orphans of Guatemala, following club announcements to an audience of about 10. Cherian shared […]

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