Convo connection


“Making your life count starts now.” These words spoken by renowned evangelist Scott Dawson seemed to be woven throughout each speaker’s message this past week in Convocation. Whether you are a reality TV star, political figure or evangelist, we all leave a mark on this life. Sean Lowe, star of …

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Hannity visits campus

POLITICAL PASSION — Sean Hannity encouraged students during Convocation to be strong leaders.   Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Political commentator grapples with important national issues Renowned television and radio host and New York Times best-selling author Sean Hannity, as well as “Duck Dynasty” TV personality John Luke Robertson, spoke at Liberty University in Convocation Wednesday, Feb. 18. Hannity is the host of “The Sean Hannity Show,” as well …

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Students sample tasty toppings

Sodexo’s monthly food seminar featured healthy toast spreads Toast Toppers, a food demonstration held at Reber-Thomas Dining Hall Wednesday, Feb. 18, attracted food lovers and students eager for easy-to-learn recipes. Nestled in a corner of the dining facility, Registered Dietitian Robin Quay and her team of Sodexo employees participated in …

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Liberty professor dies

HONORED — Dennis Jennings was loved by students, campus and community. Photo provided

Dr. Dennis Jennings remembered for his legacy of learning and teaching One of Liberty University’s most beloved psychology professors, Dennis Jennings, died from cancer at the age of 61 Tuesday, Feb. 3. Dennis Jennings received his Bachelor of Arts from Butler University and his Master of Arts and doctoral degree …

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Franklin fills Vines Center

soul music — Liberty welcomed Christian recording artist Kirk Franklin to campus for the first time during this semester’s College for a Weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Grammy winner Kirk Franklin brings Gospel music and teaching to Liberty Nine-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin made his first appearance at Liberty University for Convocation, Feb. 13. This past weekend was College for a Weekend (CFAW) and Liberty always brings in big-name speakers for Convocation along with a musician or …

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Quiz Bowl Team

Liberty University’s Quiz Bowl team began the month of February with a bang, taking the Big South Championship by storm. At the tournament, which took place at Longwood University, the team went 7-0 in matches against Gardner-Webb, Longwood, High Point, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, Radford and Campbell to claim the championship …

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SGA passes bill for semester

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Liberty University gathered for the first session of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss this semester’s upcoming events, fundraisers and other activities. After an hour and a half of announcements, questions and heated discussion, the Supplemental Appropriations Bill was passed. The Supplemental …

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Graduation housing fills up

booked — Many Lynchburg-area hotels have run out of reservation space, causing many families to turn to Roanoke for alternative housing. Photo credit: Kiara Leers

Lynchburg hotel reservations begin to sell out for Commencement weekend There may not be room in the inn at Liberty, but try the Sleep Inn across the street. The Office of Student Housing (OSH) at Liberty activated phone lines for hundreds of people to make their reservation from the 200 …

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Program celebrates one year

Reporting— LFSN is the leading sports network for the Flames.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Daily LFSN show ‘Game On’ continues after 261 episodes on faith and sports A long-anticipated vision became reality last year on Feb. 3, as the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) launched the first ever daily sports and faith show called “Game On.” It started as a vision and an empty …

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Photo Expo

Lauren Adriance

Students compete for prizes They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, and students at Liberty University get the chance to express 1,000 words at the Student Activities (SA) Photo Expo Feb. 21, where they can show off their photography skills or enjoy a night of student work. “It …

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Trip Lee in concert

Performance — Trip Lee has previously performed at Liberty with rapper Tedashi and is now touring for his “Rise” album with KB. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Rapper and author will visit Liberty University Thursday, Feb. 5 Acclaimed rapper, author, pastor and Brag Ministry founder, William Lee Barefield III, known by his stage name Trip Lee, will be performing at Liberty University Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. in the LaHaye Event Space. This will be his fourth …

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Local superhero

guard — Spider-Man aspires to help the citizens of Lynchburg. Photo credit: Amber Tiller

Spider-Man can be seen saving the day around campus Known for swinging around between the buildings of New York City, Spider-Man, also known as Peter Parker, now resides in Lynchburg for the school year..Spider-Man, a new resident of Liberty’s campus since last semster, has been standing guard against super villains …

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Forensics hosts first class

Analysis — Students examine human bodily fluid samples as part of their forensics training under the new Forensic Science major. Photo credit: RJ Goodwin

New science program prepares students for investigating crime scenes Do not be alarmed if on the way to class you see a group of students examining a body — that is just the forensic science students doing their homework. Liberty hosted its first round of forensic science students during the …

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Gage fills open role


Professor named president of VATA organization Dr. Matthew Gage, associate professor and clinical coordinator at Liberty University, has been chosen to serve as president-elect for the Virginia Athletic Training Association (VATA). According to VATA, its mission is to improve the quality of health for residents of Virginia. Gage is dedicated …

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Convo Connection


“He is mighty to save. He is mighty to save.” I was overwhelmed as the worship band sang this song at the beginning of Convocation Friday. “Mighty to save. The one who conquered the grave. Author of my salvation.” This was the core message of our speakers’ testimonies this week …

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