Sodexo, Liberty make dining changes for new semester

Over the past few months, many new additions and changes to Liberty’s dinning facilities have been made, further challenging the negative stigma of college food. At the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall, changes have been made to the entrance of the cafeteria. Now, students must scan their Flames Pass at a sliding …

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Accounting professor dies at 70

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JoAnn Gilmore remembered for love of numbers, students and serving God Liberty University Professor JoAnn Gilmore passed away Monday, Jan. 19, at the age of 70 after battling illness for more than one year. JoAnn Gilmore was born in Toledo, Ohio and was married to Phil Gilmore. She taught at …

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Wellness Series sparks change

Diet — The Wellness Series stresses the importance of healthy eating in addition to exercise. Photo credit: Christieanna Apon

Initiative to promote student health gains support as the semester begins Two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and eat healthy food according to USA.gov. One way students can maintain this resolution is by attending the Wellness Series being held throughout the semester. The first …

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Gage fills open role

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Professor named president of VATA organization Dr. Matthew Gage, associate professor and clinical coordinator at Liberty University, has been chosen to serve as president-elect for the Virginia Athletic Training Association (VATA). According to VATA, its mission is to improve the quality of health for residents of Virginia. Gage is dedicated …

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Award winners announced

The Center for Teaching Excellence reveals recipients of Illuminate Grant The Center for Teaching Excellence has presented its new award winners for Spring 2015, bringing new life to the learning experience. Thousands of dollars in grants have been given to various departments and programs within Liberty University through the ILLUMINATE …

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Aircraft club takes off

Hands on — RC club formed partnerships with surrounding schools to teach kids about flight and life lessons. Photo provided

School of Aeronautics gathering builds infrastructure as partnerships form A remote controlled (RC) aircraft club has been spreading its wings since the fall semester of 2014, aiming to reach out to the kids of Central Virginia. It started with an idea to bring aviation to young people without strapping them …

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Campus projects advance

Serenity— The construction team wanted the look of the Prayer Chapel to be remodeled while still maintaining its original spirit. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

New academic buildings near completion while others begin construction It has been less than three weeks since the spring semester started, and Liberty University students have already witnessed several changes to the ever-evolving landscape of the school’s campus. One of the most noticeable projects underway is the School of Music …

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Addressing safety concerns

Safety — White House administration and Congress have been working to establish protective measures for students.  White House Photo

Leaders, legislators work to combat nationwide problem of sexual assault With the effects of the controversial Rolling Stone article portraying the story of a girl who was gang raped at the University of Virginia still being felt across the nation, the topic of sexual assault on college campuses has received …

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Hawkins appointed

After Dr. Ronald Godwin retired from his post as provost last year, Dr. Ronald Hawkins became the interim provost. He accepted President Jerry Falwell’s request to make the new position permanent Jan. 23. “Dr. Hawkins has been a loyal Liberty stalwart for decades,” Falwell told the Liberty University News Service. …

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Spiritual programs revamped

unity — The rounded stage at Convocation was designed to make the students feel more connected. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Nasser kickstarts several changes in order to promote Campus Community The spiritual atmosphere at Liberty University has undergone a recent remodeling under the leadership of Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development David Nasser. According to Director of Spiritual Programs Daniel Bolton, these modifications affect residential hall meetings, prayer groups, Campus …

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Liberty mourns professor

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Sharon Hähnlen, who battled cancer for five years, remembered for service After years of fighting cancer, Liberty University Professor Dr. Sharon Hähnlen died Saturday, Dec. 6 at the age of 69. Sharon Hähnlen was born in Indiana and received a bachelor’s degree in modern language from Iowa State University. She …

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Searching for answers

LAUNCH — The new center will host Seminary Lecture Series events throughout the semester. Photo provided

Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement begins its first semester Thomas was a doubter. Known for being a skeptic, a disbeliever, a questioner and for demanding proof, “Doubting Thomas” and people living in today’s chaotic world have something in common, especially with the millennial generation. They are asking questions and …

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Teams serve around the globe

SERVE — Global team works with children in Southeast Asia. Photo provided

Students work overseas During Christmas break, many students not only took a break from school but also from the comfort of their everyday lives to travel all over the globe. John, the director of global teams and a team leader whose last name is withheld for security purposes, said the …

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MFA and BFA expand program

Inspiration — Art students viewed exclusive equipment for the Master of Fine Arts program, including an arts studio designed for their use. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

School of Communication & Creative Arts offers new, prestigious degrees A new breed of excellence is coming to the halls of Liberty, and it includes the use of a paintbrush, camera and no small order of creativity. These students are at the forefront of design and photography, and now they …

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Sesquicentennial celebrated

Civil War reaches 150 year anniversary as preparations take place for events During this time 150 years ago, the United States was fighting in the bloodiest battle this country has ever seen. Now, the National Civil War Chaplains Museum (NCWCM) is hosting numerous events to commemorate the anniversary of the …

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