Turning tassles

LU plans for largest Commencement yet With six weeks to go before 2017 Commencement, Liberty University Registrar employees along with more than 800 Liberty staff members and students are rushing to iron out the final details for the festivities May 12-13. Associate Registrar for Operations Lori Baker said the university is expecting as many as 50,000 attendees, a significant increase […]

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Governing the future

Liberty Center for Law & Government to host Republican gubernatorial debate A debate between the Republican candidates for Virginia governor will take place on campus Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m., according to a Liberty University press release. The debate will be located in the concert hall at Liberty’s Center for Music and the Worship Arts. It will feature […]

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Liberty gets fine-ancial

LU tests perfectly in financial stability Liberty University recently achieved a perfect score in a test of the financial stability of private and public institutions by the U.S. Department of Education. The test looked at more than 3,000 institutions during the 2014-2015 school year, examining their debts and assets to grade the overall financial health of the institution, according to […]

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Going through the circle of life

Deconstruction of Dorm 7 begins Liberty University will begin the destruction of Dorm 7, the last remaining building from the 1987 campus, after graduation to create space for a new high-rise dormitory and dining hall. Planning Coordinator Brad Butler said Dorm 7 was part of the original campus that included 13 dorms, four classroom buildings and a gymnasium. “For those […]

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Fidelity to the Flames

Longtime Liberty faculty member Ben Gutierrez appointed to new position Liberty University announced March 21 the appointment of longtime faculty member Ben Gutierrez as Co-Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. According to a statement made by President Jerry Falwell, the newly created role was designed to help maintain and enhance the school’s online academic programs in both scope and […]

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In the race

Candidates seeking political office in Va. speak at Liberty’s Convocation Several Republican candidates seeking various public offices in Virginia spoke to Liberty students during Convocation Monday, March 27 about the importance of freedom of religion, strengthening U.S. borders and preserving the American dream. Gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, candidates for lieutenant governor Glenn Davis and Bryce Reeves and candidate for Virginia […]

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A fervent display of song

Worship artist Anthony Evans continues Fervent Tour at TRBC in Lynchburg Thomas Road Baptist Church hosted The Fervent Tour Thursday, March 23, featuring singer-songwriter and worship artist Anthony Evans along with his sister Priscilla Shirer, a best-selling Christian author and speaker. Evans, an alumnus of NBC’s second season of The Voice and Liberty University, is promoting his eighth album “Back […]

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Acting for an impact

Liberty drama team traveled south to perform at schools during spring break During spring break, the Liberty University King’s Players Drama Team traveled to various schools in Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. Overall, more than 200 people were saved over the course of the week. The King’s Players is a touring drama group that ministers to schools and churches across the country, […]

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Funding the future

Liberty’s school of business creates the SAM Fund to give students the opportunity to practice real-life investment skills while still in school Liberty University has invested in its school of business students by providing an opportunity for them to invest. Approximately 20 students are a part of the Student Asset Management (SAM) Fund and manage $50,000 that they invest in […]

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Dublin’ the amount of shops

Downtown Lynchburg welcomes a new Irish-themed coffeeshop that is paired with the Emerald-Stone Girlle located on Jefferson Street A Lynchburg-based husband-wife duo is working with several Liberty University students to bring quality coffee and a cozy atmosphere to downtown Lynchburg. Dublin 3 Coffee House, an Irish-themed coffeehouse located at 1001 Jefferson Street, is paired with owner’s Keith and Adrienne Sweeney’s […]

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Creating conversation

Liberty’s Center4ME held a networking event March 25 called ‘Black Girls Create’ that provided women of color an opportunity for discussion The Dinner Table, a five-part documentary series intended to redefine the narrative for women of color in the media, hosted a networking event entitled “Black Girls Create” (BGC) Saturday, March 25 at the Center For Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) in […]

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Donald & diplomas

President Trump to speak at LU Commencement Liberty University recently announced U.S. President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at Liberty’s 2017 Commencement ceremonies May 13 at 10 a.m. Liberty announced the speaker March 22 after the White House formally announced Trump’s attendance, but according to Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr., the announcement has been in the works for […]

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The race is on

Candidates for student body president are announced, election to be held April 21 Six Liberty University students running for student body president and vice president for the 2017-18 school year kicked off their campaigns Tuesday, March 21 in preparation for the April 21 election. As the student body president and vice president, two of these students will be responsible for […]

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Cultural experience

LU Send dispatches students to three different continents for spring break History came to life for the 174 Liberty University students that spent their spring breaks learning and serving around the world on trips offered through LU Send. Each of the eight trips, which traveled to a total three continents, had a unique focus that resulted in a range of […]

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Not that kind of forensics’

Forensics Team dominates recent tournament, continues standout season Contrary to common assumptions, the Liberty University Forensics Team has nothing to do with crime scene investigations. “People come in and say, ‘Forensics — is this a science lab?’” Liberty Forensics Coach Denise Thomas said. Rather, the club delivers competitive public speeches, which can range from informative to extemporaneous to dramatic interpretations. […]

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