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Monday, October 3, 2016

Stay Connected this Semester!

As an online student at Liberty University, you can connect and engage with your school as well as your peers! Check out the many ways you can be a part of your Liberty community this semester!

Liberty Landing

Join our online student union, Liberty Landing, today! Making connections with your classmates and building your academic and professional network are an essential part of your educational experience. These connections will last throughout your degree and beyond. Meet and network with your classmates, receive support and encouragement, and stay up-to-date on what is happening at your university!


Take part in Liberty’s vibrant spiritual life through our live-streamed Convocation services. The Fall 2016 schedule has been released and we are very excited to welcome so many incredible speakers! Convocation provides you with opportunities to worship God, engage new ideas, and think critically about important matters of faith and culture as you hear from notable speakers from around the world. Check out the archived Convocation messages available on the Online Student Life webpage.

Liberty Flames Sports

Liberty Flames sports teams are not only for residential students to enjoy, but for you as an online student as well!  The Liberty Flames webpage gives you all the news, updates, scores, schedules, and rosters for every collegiate and club team at Liberty University. With the schedules posted on the webpage, you can check to see when the Flames are coming to your area or watch your favorite team online!

Video messages from Faculty and Staff

Liberty University Staff and Faculty members have recorded over 50 encouraging videos covering topics on spiritual and physical wellness and academic success.  Take a few minutes today to be encouraged by these 3-5 minute videos!

Webinars and Tutorial Videos

Our Instructional Media team provides professional materials to help you become a more confident, comfortable, and competent student! Watch over 40 tutorial videos covering topics ranging from Degree Completion Plan (DCP) Audit to Current Student Resources.  You are also invited to join our team for live weekly webinars designed to enhance your student experience! 

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

There's an App for That!

Have you ever wondered what mobile applications you should download as an online student? Here are our recommendations!

  • LU Today app - This app is your one stop shop for school updates, up-to-date campus maps for those visiting campus, ASIST and Blackboard, as well as live streaming of events such as Convocation and major athletic events. Read about relevant LU news in the Liberty Journal.  You can also easily connect with Liberty’s social media accounts allowing you to stay connected!
    Download for Apple Products
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  • SchoolsApp - A great way to virtually connect to your peers is through our private Facebook community, Liberty Landing.  You can access Liberty Landing through SchoolsApp. You can meet and network with your classmates, receive support and encouragement, and stay up-to-date on what is happening at your university.
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  • Blackboard Mobile Learn™ - This app gives you access to your online courses even when you don't have access to a computer. You can keep up with assignments, review discussion boards, contact your professor and view your grades.
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  • (To Go) - If you are feeling overwhelmed in your classes or want to improve academically in a certain area, offers a mobile app called (To Go). The app allows students the chance to connect to a live tutor as well as the ability to upload and save past tutoring sessions and assignments. (To Go) also has a great resource called SkillsCenter Resource Library available to students. 
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  • Office 365 - As a student of Liberty University, you receive a subscription to Office 365 for free! The subscription includes the Microsoft Office Suite, 50 GB of email, unlimited storage space in OneDrive, and more! 
    Download for Apple or Android Products


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Liberty University's Online Writing Center

It seems that the one inescapable reality of school, no matter what level of academia you are pursuing, is writing papers.

Thankfully, Liberty offers a great resource for any student who feels that he or she could use a bit of help in the writing department. The Liberty Online Writing Center (OWC) offers valuable resources to students which help identify and improve areas of weaknesses in students writing abilities. The OWC is not only for those who are struggling with writing, but for any student who desires to bring their writing abilities to the next level.

In utilizing the OWC, you will have access to a wide variety of trained peer tutors and staff who are equipped to help you organize and edit your papers. You can interact with tutors and staff in a variety of ways, such as Offline Assistance, Live Assistance, and Live Chat. Offline Assistance allows you to upload a Microsoft Word draft, one per assignment, to be looked over by a trained tutor who provides detailed feedback and resources to better enhance your paper. With Live Assistance you will not only be able to upload a draft, but also set up an appointment in order to discuss the draft via skype. Finally, Live Chat is a simple way to ask brief formatting or grammar questions to an OWC representative by clicking the Live Chat link on the OWC homepage during designated hours.

There are other resources offered to students though the OWC including Writing Aids, which offers you access to a wide array of handouts, worksheets, and presentations addressing common writing and grammar questions and concerns, Video Tutorials, and Web Resources which offers links to helpful sources that deal with formatting and grammar questions. Finally, there is also a Facebook page through which you can view weekly writing tips, encouragement, and writing-related posts to help you better understand the writing process. 

Writing academic papers can be intimidating, but with help of the Online Writing Center, you will be well equipped to tackle your papers head on and be confident in your finished work!

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Take Advantage of our Career Resources!

Are you interested in learning about job opportunities in your area? Are you having trouble deciding on a career path? Do you need help updating your résumé?

Liberty University’s Career Center is here to help those pursing a degree, seeking a career change, or interviewing with potential employers.  For those nearing degree completion, the Career Center can remain an excellent resource for you as an Alum.

  1. Submit your résumé for review - Your resume serves as the first impression you make in your job search. You may submit your resume, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) for free critiquing by our professional staff. We look for ways to improve spelling, grammar, formatting, and phraseology. Our staff will also compare your resume to the job description of the position you are applying for, and offer tips on how to best customize it for that specific position.
  2. Complete the Focus 2 Career Assessment – Focus 2 guides students through career and education decision making allowing students to make an informed decision about their major and career choices. Focus 2 also helps the student develop an action plan to obtain their occupation of choice.
  3. Wynbi Career Path – Wynbi is an assessment tool matching current skills with a specific occupation. Once the personal profile is completed, Wynbi will show the percentage of skill sets that match the job. It is also a great place for Liberty talent to network and share employment questions and opportunities with other Liberty talent through the social media aspect.
  4. LUNETWORK – LUNETWORK is Liberty’s exclusive employer relations database system, where you will find connections to employers who create company profiles to exclusively post positions to recruit Liberty talent – which is you! You will find opportunities for internships, full-time, new-graduate positions, and seasoned, professional positions posted on LUNETWORK. With over 8,700 employers and over 1,250 open positions posted daily, this is a great tool for Liberty talent to secure their next position.

For more information, or additional Career Assistance, please visit the Career Center Homepage.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

A Touching Surprise

by Rachel Camarota

One of the best things about Commencement is sharing that special milestone with family and friends — something that’s close to the heart of Liberty University alumna, Barbara Connor. At last year’s Commencement, Barbara surprised her family as she graduated alongside her granddaughter, Cheryl Dubrow.

Seeing her grandmother graduate was a complete surprise to Cheryl. "She didn't tell me," Cheryl said "because all of my family members — my mom, my brother, my father, and my cousin — are going to college right now, and she didn't want to take the limelight away from them. My grandmother has been a prominent person in my life and one of the main reasons I attended Liberty."

"Liberty has an amazing website," said Barbara. "It equips you with everything you need through the online library, discussion boards, and interactions with faculty and students."

Commencement 2015 was the perfect moment to celebrate Barbara’s and Cheryl’s accomplishments!

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