Students win ALD scholarships

Every year, thousands of students try to win scholarships to help pay for their college tuition. At Liberty University, the National Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) society has a chapter in the national honor society. Liberty ALD scholarships are awarded to outstanding members with awards ranging from $1,000-$6,000. New initiates can …

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A day of remembrance

Each American flag represented one life lost in the tragedy.  Photo credit: RJ Goodwin

Students pay tribute with 9/11 memorial More than 10 years have passed since Americans were stopped in their tracks, horrified by the news of the terror attacks that took place Sept. 11, 2001. On Thursday, the 13th anniversary of that tragic day, millions of people across the nation chose to …

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After the Storm

Photos Provided Destroyed — 266 tornadoes in 24-hour period from April 27 until 8 a.m. on April 28.  There have been 334  fatalities confirmed and the number may increase as search for missing continues.

Treacherous tornados leaves dozens dead, more hurt in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The minute before it hit we could hear it — just like a train — but the sun was shining, it looked beautiful,” Brett Booth, University of Alabama (UA) baseball player, said. Tornadoes tore through the southeastern region of the U.S.

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59th National Prayer Breakfast keynote address

Mr. President, members of Congress, honored international guests, and all of you here, I’m deeply honored to be with you today. The introduction you’ve just heard covers me with Hollywood glory, and whenever I’m introduced that way I feel compelled to tell a story that reveals exactly how glamorous I …

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Filmmaker Randall Wallace to speak at Commencement

Lynchburg native and ‘Braveheart’ screenwriter to address class of 2011 Since the first graduating class in 1973, Liberty University has welcomed esteemed scholars, educators, politicians, authors and evangelists to usher graduating seniors into their life after Liberty. To continue to build upon that foundation, the class of 2011’s Commencement speaker …

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Somali pirates claim American lives

Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook are two of the most famous fictitious pirates in history. However, they are nothing like the pirates now making a living for themselves off of the Somali Coast of Africa. Somali pirates claimed the lives of four Americans who were in the middle of sailing …

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New jobs on the horizon

J. Crew, a national apparel retailer, will be expanding its Lynchburg, Va. distribution center adding 177 jobs and 100,000 square feet for storage and processing space, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Feb. 25. J. Crew Group, Inc. includes retail and outlet stores nationwide and is comprised of women’s, men’s and children’s …

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Faith in Action

Liberty graduate brings conservative values to Colorado Senate Kevin Grantham’s journey to the Colorado State Senate began on a hog farm. A 1992 Liberty University graduate, Grantham raised hogs on his family’s three-acre farm as a child. His father took him to the bank for a loan and bought a …

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New Zealand faces tragedy, responds in prayer

An earthquake terrorized the city of Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The country’s devastating earthquake killed more than 100 people, both citizens and tourists. As of March 4, the death toll has reached 161 and a rescue number of 70. The 70 people that were rescued were found …

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A ‘Bliss’ful event for brides

Big band sound serenaded guests as they congregated at the Craddock Terry Gallery in the Riverviews Artspace for wedding ideas and excitement. Friends, mothers and brides-to-be filled the downtown venue for “Bliss: a Fine Wedding Fair,” hosted by the Lynchburg’s bridal blog, Hill City Bride, Saturday Feb. 26. “Bliss is …

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Liberty hosts statewide Nursing Conference

Liberty became the first school to ever host the Virginia Nursing Student Association's annual conference when 600 members gathered on campus Feb. 5.

Liberty hosted more than 600 nursing students, educators and medical professionals for the Virginia Nursing Student Association’s (VNSA) annual conference Feb. 5. This was the first time in the conference’s 59-year history that the event has been held at a school.

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The expression of service: To live as Christ

Shane Claiborne speaks of humility and love. The voice of one crying out — among the homeless. Author, speaker, sinner, witness and self-proclaimed lover, Shane Claiborne humbled hundreds Friday, Feb.4 during Liberty University’s Ministry Convocation. “We live in a world where we (Christians) have so much to say with our …

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