Watson speaks against racism

taking a stand — Ben Watson speaks out against racism while sharing his story during Convocation. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

New Orleans Saints tight end shares thoughts on racial prejudice in America Ben Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints who just finished his 11th season in the NFL, tackled the issues of racism and identity in his appearance at the second Convocation of the semester Friday, Jan. …

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Spring Convocation preview

As Liberty students learn to settle into a new routine with the beginning of the new semester, they will also be able to experience a revamped lineup of Convocation speakers. Toward the end of the fall 2014 semester, Senior Vice President of Spiritual Development David Nasser announced a change in …

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School of Engineering and Computational Sciences undergoes renovation

Liberty’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences recently underwent a major transformation during the summer of 2014. An expansion of the school’s facilities allowed for a number of new opportunities for students, including several larger, hands-on computer, mechanical, modeling and simulation, electrical, and nano-technology labs. The renovated School of Engineering …

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The Moses I never knew

Why “Exodus: Gods and Kings” fails to inspire Reviewed by Dr. Randall Price We all know that Ridley Scott can inspire. He did it with “Gladiator.” In that film, he took a soldier who became a slave and pitted him against the king of Rome. And in the midst of …

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Retired professor passes

As prospective student teachers in Liberty’s School of Education enter the new semester, they will have to face upcoming challenges without the mentorship of Mary Fink. Fink, a retired professor and supervisor for student teachers, died Nov. 12 at the age of 84. Fink began working in the school in …

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Kintzel gives final performance

end of an era — Justin Kintzel sold more than 300 CDs after leading his final worship service. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Former Campus Band leader plays farewell concert during Campus Church Justin Kintzel performed at Campus Church for the last time Wednesday, Nov. 12. The two-hour event was filled with memories, music, laughter and tears. Justin Kintzel has served as Liberty’s worship pastor for several years and has been with the …

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Radio station on the air

soundboard — New resources offer oppurtunities for students involved in radio. Photo credit: Caroline Milwicz

90.9 The Light receives equipment to begin rebroadcasting from campus Liberty University’s campus radio station, 90.9 The Light FM, has been undergoing major changes this semester. After moving its location from the courtyard to the first floor of DeMoss Hall, the new station aired its first live broadcast of the …

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Hawkins and Britt appointed

RESPONSIBILITY — Interim provost named dean. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

School of Behavioral Sciences and Nursing Program each receive a new dean Two faculty members were recently named as dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and the School of Nursing. Ronald Hawkins Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Provost Dr. Ronald Hawkins has acquired another position to add …

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Students see new architecture

Commons 1 construction was completed this semester to welcome new and returning students.

Construction transforms campus to offer new opportunities for students Recently, construction has been at the forefront of campus attention as the university continues progress on several new buildings and structure expansions. With campus-wide development underway, the campus is currently home to a flurry of activity. One of the biggest projects …

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1,000 boxes

Club wraps up its first official event After a week filled with a late-night packing party, a dance-off and students dressed as giant shoeboxes longboarding down University Boulevard, the Nov. 10-14 LU Shoebox Blitz brought in nearly 1,000 shoebox gifts as a part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child …

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Crash survivors recover

reCovery — Friends visit Kung Jin Oh at the hospital as her health restores. Photo provided

Liberty students begin to heal after being involved in road-related accidents It has been nearly a month since 22-year-old Liberty University student Kung Jin Oh, known by her friends as Kendra, was hit by a tractor-trailer Oct. 17. The accident placed Oh in critical condition and threatened to end her …

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FLAMES PLAY ON

Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Matchup with No. 6 Villanova awaits As the Flames walked off the field following a loss to Charleston Southern in the last home game of the season two weeks ago, making the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs seemed to be an improbable dream more than a legitimate possibility. With Liberty’s postseason …

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Sciences receive sequencer

Students now have the opportunity to use new technology in the classroom The School of Health Sciences’ Department of Biology and Chemistry recently received a gene sequencer that students will be able to use in classes to help them learn about DNA. Dr. David DeWitt, biology professor and chair of …

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