Sep 21, 2010

Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center aims for change

by Kate Powley
The Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center held its annual benefit Tuesday night with guest speaker Bruce Wilkinson bringing a message that brought many donations to the center.

Liberty alumni lead mission trip

by Nathalia Giraldo
Liberty University alumni will lead a mission trip to Chestnut Mountain Ranch during fall break to aid with construction for a non-profit Christian crisis home for teenage boys in West Virginia.

Yale grad to visit for ‘Alumni Lecture Series’

by Tiffany Edwards
Eric Metaxas will be explaining the impact of Christians on the African slave trade in England on Oct. 5, 7 p.m. at the Towns-Alumni Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the school of communication, is part of the Department of English and Modern Languages Alumni Lecture Series.

Plein Air Painters: Nothing “Plein” about it

by Tiffany Edwards
The Blue Ridge Plein Air Painters mission is to paint the outdoors, as they experience it. Their work will be on display for students to enjoy Sept. 23 through Nov. 6 in the Liberty Visual Communication Arts (VCAR) Art Gallery.

Bird song vs. the Big Bang: Creation and Engineering Guest Lecturer

by Abigail Koppenhaver
Blending his engineering knowledge with his interest in creation, Dr. Stuart Burgess, the head of the Dept. of Engineering Design and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, Britain, will be speaking Sept. 23 to 24 in a series of three lectures, hosted by the Liberty’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences (SECS) and the Center for Creation Studies.

Scaremare returns to thrill audiences

by Taylor Overhultz
Scaremare is an annual event held by Liberty that’s purpose is to share the gospel by presenting fun-house rooms and scenes of death. Scaremare will begin at dusk on Friday, Oct. 14 and will continue every weekend until Saturday, Oct. 30. Students must be in line by 11 p.m. to tour.

Daniel Chapman, the gold-sequin hat guy

by Betsy Abraham
Whether they realize it or not, Liberty students know Daniel Chapman. Since the start of the semester, Chapman, a freshman, has been rousing conversations and stopping people dead in their tracks because of his unusual choice in head wear — a baseball hat covered entirely in gold sequins.