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DJ Diego kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month this week by playing an energetic mix of Latin music in Reber-Thomas Dining Hall.
University Advancement staff
Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s recent announcement of a university-wide voter registration campaign, urging Liberty students to vote as residents of Lynchburg in the upcoming elections, has caught the attention of national media outlets.
Mitzi Bible
Liberty University’s Student Activities Office aims to give students the “ultimate” college experience by offering both on-campus events and trips. “Ultimate LU,” an initiative started this year, involves getting more students active in recreation and fellowship opportunities.
University Advancement staff
Liberty University now has 10,500 students who are eligible to vote. If they register locally, those numbers could make a big difference this November, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said at Wednesday’s convocation in the Vines Center. “Wouldn’t it be something if Liberty votes were enough to change which presidential candidate won Virginia and maybe even the presidency itself?” he said.
Mitzi Bible
Six Chasing Seven is bringing its own brand of Christian rock-infused reggae funk to the Schilling Center on Friday, Aug. 29, at the first-ever Alumni Band Benefit 4 Babies.
University Advancement staff
Every year, the Student Activities office holds a Block Party to kick off the new academic year. The free event features food, games, prizes and musical entertainment.
University Advancement staff
Liberty’s throng of freshmen assembled at Williams Stadium Thursday evening for the inaugural Chancellor’s Cookout. Hosted by LU’s Athletics Department and the Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS), the new university tradition introduced incoming students to a multitude of stadium cheers, igniting school spirit days before the start of the 2008-09 academic year.
Eric Brown
Liberty Home Bible Institute, the world’s largest correspondence diploma program on the Bible, has announced its 100,000th student. On Aug. 11, Jeremy Miller of Jefferson, N.C., joined thousands of other students from 50 states and 38 countries who have been enrolled in the 32-year-old certificate program of Liberty University.
Members of The Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band are in Band Camp this week, preparing for the upcoming football season, which kicks off Aug. 30 at Williams Stadium. The band is practicing for its halftime show, "DIRECTOR'S CUT: Music from the Movies," an original marching show with songs from favorite cinematic adventures and movie scores, including Batman, Top Gun, James Bond, Mission Impossible, and others.
The Student Activities Office has announced that Michael Tait, a popular Christian singer and LU alumnus, will perform at this year’s Homecoming on Oct. 25. Tait, along with his band by the same name, will do a 15-minute halftime show and a 45-minute concert after the game.
Fall semester classes may not start for two weeks, but already resident assistants are preparing to meet their students’ needs. Under the Office of Student Leadership, resident assistants (or RAs) are responsible for pastoral-like leadership for the dorms in the areas of discipline, discipleship and general oversight of residential students.
About 280 Liberty University students will pack their suitcases for a unique stay this fall. With enrollment at an all-time high, housing on both Main and East campuses is full – so LU is placing students at the Lynchburg Inn and Conference Center.
Teresa Dunham
Liberty University students, faculty and staff can now enhance their workouts thanks to an equipment upgrade at the LaHaye Student Center.
University Advancement staff
Liberty University School of Law and Liberty Counsel are hosting the 2008 TeenPact Judicial (TPJ) program this week on the Liberty University campus.
University Advancement staff
The varsity quiz bowl team consisting of Kelly Hamren (captain), Zachary Curtis, Sara Davis-Leonard, Nicholas Orta and Robbie Mullis was crowned champion in January’s Big South Conference Quiz Bowl for its third consecutive tournament victory. Graduate student Jeff Taylor also competes in challenges with the team.
Tara Maxwell
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