Searching for answers

LAUNCH — The new center will host Seminary Lecture Series events throughout the semester. Photo provided

Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement begins its first semester Thomas was a doubter. Known for being a skeptic, a disbeliever, a questioner and for demanding proof, “Doubting Thomas” and people living in today’s chaotic world have something in common, especially with the millennial generation. They are asking questions and …

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A fresh start

ROUNDING — The Lady Flames hope to finish above .500 in Big South play for the first time since 2011. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Softball team looks to improve on losing 2014 year When the Liberty University women’s softball team begins regular-season play in a few short weeks, it will be a season of new opportunities. The Lady Flames will debut their new 1,000-seat stadium, as well as seek to improve on a modest …

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Heart for homeland

Research— Over Christmas break, Dr. Ben Kalu worked with scientists at Abia State University taking samples from breast cancer victims. Photo provided

Dr. Ben Kalu returns to Nigeria in attempt to find cancer cure Dr. Ben Kalu, an assistant professor in Liberty University’s Department of Biology & Chemistry, spent Christmas break researching, teaching and training at Abia State University in Uturu, Nigeria. Kalu was selected for the second round of the Carnegie …

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Collection complete

Exhibit — Professor David Meyer’s “Menagerie” opens Thursday, Jan. 22.  Photo provided

An unlikely artist is now unveiling his work in the art gallery Using the mediums of graphic design, user interface design, film, and photography, Liberty University professor and artist David Meyer will be opening a self-featured art exhibit entitled “Menagerie.” “I went with the name ‘Menagerie’ because it’s a collection, …

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The boy who never grew up

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Alluvion and Academy of Fine Arts partner to premiere Peter Pan prequel How exactly did Peter Pan become “the boy who never grew up?” The answer to this age-old question is revealed in the play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which opened at the Academy of Fine Arts Thursday, Jan. 15. …

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Students see new architecture

Commons 1 construction was completed this semester to welcome new and returning students.

Construction transforms campus to offer new opportunities for students Recently, construction has been at the forefront of campus attention as the university continues progress on several new buildings and structure expansions. With campus-wide development underway, the campus is currently home to a flurry of activity. One of the biggest projects …

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FLAMES PLAY ON

Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Matchup with No. 6 Villanova awaits As the Flames walked off the field following a loss to Charleston Southern in the last home game of the season two weeks ago, making the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs seemed to be an improbable dream more than a legitimate possibility. With Liberty’s postseason …

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Student tragically killed

joy — Friends remember senior’s upbeat personality. Facebook photo

Senior Jon Gregoire dies after being struck by train on restricted trestle Jon Gregoire, a 21-year-old Liberty University senior, died Saturday, Nov. 8 around 4 p.m. after being struck by an oncoming train on a trestle behind Riverside Park in Lynchburg. Gregoire, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, was majoring in business administration-marketing …

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Votes make impact

Civic Duty — Students wait to cast ballots for midterm elections. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Students turn out for midterm race This year’s general election shifted control of the U.S. Senate from a Democrat majority to a Republican majority, changing the overall balance from a Republican House and Democratic Senate to a fully Republican controlled Congress. Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, …

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Campus celebrates the military

By Quinn Foley Office responsible for armed forces outreach hosts time of appreciation Military Emphasis Week (MEW) is a time when Liberty University faculty and students have an opportunity to pause and appreciate those who have served and are still serving in the U.S. Military. This year, MEW is being …

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New Deans chosen

Provost picks new leaders In order to accommodate the rapid growth of Liberty University and the need to employ more professionals, Provost Dr. Ronald Godwin has appointed several individuals for academic leadership positions. The new positions include Angela Rice becoming the new dean for the Jerry Falwell Library, Dr. Deanna …

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Fall festival fun

outdoors — Liberty’s annual Fall Festival offered pumpkin painting, sack races and many more activities for all ages. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

SA hosts a day full of activities and food at Camp Hydaway Student Activities (SA) held Liberty University’s annual Fall Festival at Camp Hydaway Saturday, Oct. 18, attracting students and members of the community for an afternoon of food, crafts, games and contests. This year’s event took place at Camp …

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Alumni brothers visit

Twin brothers and Liberty University alumni David and Jason Benham came to Liberty Wednesday, Oct. 8, to discuss their careers in real estate and their perspective on being “missionaries in the marketplace.” The Benham brothers began their day Wednesday by speaking during Convocation and spent the rest of their day …

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Judaic Studies moved

history — Artifacts from the museum in the library. Photo credit: Charae McQueen

After years of being hidden in the back of DeMoss Hall, the Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) has been moved to the Jerry Falwell Library, allowing students easier access. According to Dr. J. Randall Price, the executive director for the Center of Judaic Studies, the move was a decision made by […]

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Registration approaches end

LUXURY — Students enjoy convenience of voting in Vines Center. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Efforts made to avoid low student voter turnout on election day During the 2014 Lynchburg City Council race, several people, including Montgomery Pace, chairwoman of the College Republicans of Liberty University, sacrificed much of their time to motivate students to vote. When only 198 showed up at the Liberty precinct, …

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