Nov 18, 2008

90 Words Around Liberty

by Editorial Staff

LU Grad to Publish Book

Liberty graduate student Paul Watson will have his first novel, entitled “Protect: A World’s Fight Against Evil,” published in spring 2009. The fantasy/sci-fi novel follows a small band of unlikely allies that embarks on a dangerous adventure to protect the world from being destroyed by a demented warlord and his monstrous armies.

Watson is currently writing a short-story prequel to his novel that he plans to release in increments on his soon-to-be-developed Web site when the book is released.

Watson received not only advice and guidance from Dr. Elmer Towns, but also two very important endorsements for his book from Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. and Mat Staver, dean of Liberty Law School and founder of the Liberty Counsel.

-- Information provided by Brandon Gallagher.

Deck the Residence Halls

Resident students are allowed to savor the spirit of Christmas a bit earlier this year. In years past, students on campus were not permitted to decorate their rooms for the Christmas holiday prior to Thanksgiving break. The policy was changed this year to accommodate those who desire to express their holiday cheer, since the semester ends earlier than it has in the past.
Students across campus are displaying lights, garland, trees and candy canes to celebrate the recent policy revision. Some students have even been reported to be playing Christmas carols as early as Nov. 1.

Here's to You

What a journey the Flames football team has endured over the last four years. Many seniors remember the disappointment of four long quarters of a 42-0 blowout at home against Youngstown State in 2005. That anguish has been replaced with the excitement of a 42-0 homecoming victory over Charleston Southern this year.
Improving from 1-10, in 2005, when many Liberty seniors were new freshman, to a 9-2 start with zero conference losses is quite a feat. Congratulations, 2008 Flames football for your second-straight conference title, and for all of the excitement you have brought to this wonderful university.

Post-election Charge

This year’s heated presidential election brought many Christians to stand up and vocalize their convictions. Though it is important to be concerned with the government, it far more important for Christians to focus on their local communities. The same passion, dedication and tenacity that was evident during the election should be equally visible as Liberty students engage in their Christian service requirements. If Christians can have an impact in their local communities, then perhaps the desired change will occur in the future.

Vote for Sparky!

A communications graduate class has taken over a campus-wide campaign for Sparky, Liberty's mascot. Sparky is the face of the athletics program and of Liberty. Right now he is in second place for the National Mascot of the Year at If Sparky wins, he will be featured in three national broadcast commercials. To vote for Sparky, go to Cast your vote for the top 12 mascots, submit and then write in Sparky. Everyone can vote daily.


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