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Connecting the Liberty family

Winter/Spring 2013 : Liberty University News Service

All over the world, the Liberty University family is growing. With enrollment nearing 100,000 and a rapidly increasing online student population, plus their family, friends, and supporters, more and more people are taking an interest in the world’s largest Christian university.

Several nationally and internationally known speakers visit campus every semester, attracting even more followers, fans, and prospective Liberty family members. Flames Athletics is continuing to draw new fans, as teams win conference championships, (football, volleyball, and cross country in 2012) and garner national attention (football was featured in The New York Times in November).

Wherever Liberty family members are, they have many ways to stay digitally connected.

The university’s official mobile app, Liberty Today, is keeping everyone informed at the swipe of a finger. Users view updated news from Liberty’s news service and the Liberty a calendar of events, live feeds from the Liberty Channel (TV), and radio stations Victory FM and 90.9 The Light. There’s also a direct link to Liberty’s Facebook page, and photos and videos documenting special campus events.

From resident students to those who have never stepped foot in Lynchburg, Va., more than 16,000 users have engaged the Liberty community through the app since it launched in May.

Content is uploaded daily, including breaking and athletic news, photos, media, and event information. Users can stream live from the Liberty Channel and 90.9 The Light as well as flip through the Liberty Journal.

Liberty Today is free to download and available on all carriers and devices by Windows, Blackberry, Apple, and Android, as well as Kindle and other leading tablet brands. Liberty continues to look for ways to update the app for faster loading, increased support, and improved feedback.

Liberty also utilizes a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Foursquare, providing everyone with a way to interact in a digital community. With over 90,000 likes on Facebook and more than 20,000 Twitter followers and growing, more digital interactions are taking place every day.

Online students are able to get a taste of campus life through the Online Communities website. This interactive site provides spiritual encouragement similar to that found on campus, through live Convocation and Campus Church services, a live-chat feature, and a place for prayer requests. They can also get connected with a counselor at Liberty and search for churches in their area.