Liberty University co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns sees himself teaching 900 students in a classroom, while simultaneously teaching 9,000 students from all over the world using the Internet. His vision will be nearer to reality this fall when construction is completed on the Towns/Alumni Ministry Training Center.
Liberty University is partnering with the city of Lynchburg and local businesses to enhance the beauty of the U.S. 460/U.S. 29 corridor near the school.
LU hired landscape architect Proctor Harvey to design more than 20 gardens that would beautify the roadway and the campus.
Most recently used as office space (the late Dr. Jerry Falwell's office is there), some rooms are now undergoing restoration. There are plans to restore the house to the way it was in the 1920s, when it was home to U.S. Sen. Carter Glass.
Falwell, the founder of LU and Thomas Road Baptist Church, died May 15 at the age of 73. He is buried on the lawn of the former Carter Glass mansion where his office was located at the time of his death.