LaHaye expands programs

initiative — The LaHaye gym provides multiple ways for students to exercise. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Newly remodeled Student Union offers opportunities for physical training Although wellness encompasses a number of different facets, including mental, emotional and spiritual health, Liberty University administrators are also focused on the physical well-being of students, faculty and staff. According to Dean of Students Robert Mullen, Liberty’s recently established Living Well …

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New ministry in the works

COMMUNITY — Celebrate Recovery will provide a safe, confidential environment for students to receive help for their personal struggles. Photo provided

Liberty to launch Celebrate Recovery to aid students with various struggles The Campus Pastors Office plans to launch a Celebrate Recovery (CR) location on campus in the coming fall semester. CR is a program birthed from Saddleback Church 20 years ago, now active in more than 20,000 international churches. A …

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Speaking out against disorders

by the numbers — Eating disorders impact a significant number of students. Photo credit: Bre Black

Dr. Linda Mintle discusses body image issues plaguing college students The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 25 percent of all college students struggle with an eating disorder. This struggle affects people of various ages, but it is most prevalent among 18-21 year olds, according to Dr. Linda Mintle, …

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SGA elections near

re-election — Quincy Thompson hopes to maintain his position. Photo credit: RJ Goodwin

Student government prepares for a new year Election day at Liberty is Wednesday, April 15. On this day, student voters will elect student body president (SBP) and student body vice president (SBVP) for the 2015-2016 academic year. “People will take their office at the end of this semester for the …

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Making a difference

Mr. President — Quincy Thompson serves as head of SGA.

Thompson leads student body through service Pastoral ministry student Quincy Thompson recently made Liberty University history. Elected in April 2014, Thompson is the first junior to ever serve as student body president for the Student Government Association (SGA). “(A junior being elected) hasn’t been done before,” Thompson said. “Normally the …

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City reaches agreement

lease — Freedom Aviation aquired all facilities and supplies from Virginia Aviation.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Council votes in favor of Freedom Aviation as only area FBO A nine-month battle between Freedom Aviation, a subsidiary of Liberty University, and some members within the general aviation community came to a close Tuesday, Feb. 24, when the Lynchburg City Council voted 6-1 to work on a lease that …

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Liberty without power

Liberty University was without power for just over an hour Friday, March 20. According to Senior Vice President of Construction Planning Charles Spence, the outage affected everything on main campus, stretching from Liberty Baseball Stadium to dorm 33 at the far end of South Campus. The power went out shortly …

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Learning to live healthy

Support — Professional dietician Robin Quay said that people tend to do better in eating healthy and exercising when they have a friend to help them with the process. Photo provided: Kiara Leers

The Daniel Plan offers students and staff advice for nutrition and exercise At most campus eateries, it is just as easy to choose unhealthy food as it is to choose healthy food. And many times, it is hard to know the difference. Buses will carry students across campus to avoid …

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Trey Gowdy visits

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Students had the opportunity to hear U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy give an encouraging and convicting message at Convocation Friday, March 20. Michael Hamlet, a longtime friend of the congressman, introduced Gowdy, who represents the fourth district of South Carolina. “I have always seen (Gowdy) as someone who cares (for others),” …

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Medical school sees growth

expansion — LUCOM’s new research lab was designed to expand the school’s resarch capabilities. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

The College of Osteopathic Medicine builds new research facility and clinic During the planning stages of Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), Liberty had been preparing to open a medical clinic next to Kmart on Wards Road. The clinic would provide a place for students to shadow and learn …

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‘Cruzing’ out of the gate

Ted Cruz, the first official 2016 presidential candidate, shares stage with his wife and children. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Presidential hopeful launches campaign from Liberty University Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 44, announced his candidacy for president Monday, March 23, at Liberty University’s weekly Convocation. “Today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States,” Cruz said to an energetic crowd in a packed Vines Center, …

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Sodexo ‘transports’ students to heart of New York City

Lynchburg Daily Bread teamed up with Sodexo and Liberty University to host a New York City showcase benefit Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall. The benefit featured a living Lady Liberty who greeted guests and various food stations that resembled New York City restaurants. According to its website, …

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Town hall confronts concerns

Dean of Students hosts speaker panel The Dean of Students Office invited students to voice their concerns and complaints at the biannual Town Hall meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25. This semester’s Town Hall meeting was in DeMoss Hall 1105, where an audience of students took the opportunity to ask a panel …

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Healthy living in a digital world

BALANCE — Author began the first digital wellness program in the nation. Photo Provided

Center for Digital Wellness encourages plugging into a happy and active life In order to promote healthy living, Liberty University has started a Center for Digital Wellness, the first of its kind in the nation on a college campus. The center aims to help students maintain a healthy balance in …

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Students head to D.C.

Network — The Washington Fellowship helps students prepare for their future career field. Photo credit: Emily Becker

The Washington Fellowship provides internship opportunities for all majors Washington, D.C., one of the most well-known cities in the world, could be a Liberty student’s next home. The thriving city hosts all three branches of the U.S. government and countless companies where students could potentially find their next job. The …

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