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November 2008

11.26.2008
Beyond the enormous landmasses comprising the earth’s seven continents, there lies an enchanting world ready for exploration — under water. Beginning Jan. 13, 2009, Liberty University students and the general public can enroll in a two-week course that gives them the initial certification needed to scuba dive in Earth’s most beautiful oceanic caverns.
Eric Brown
11.24.2008
One Michigan family had to buy a larger dinner table this Thanksgiving, due to the generosity of Liberty University students. The Wolfes (mother Kathy, father Randy, and children Kristin, Brad, and Bonny) travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Nov. 8 to complete the adoption of three teenage Ethiopian siblings.
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11.24.2008
Liberty University’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences (SECS) has been awarded a $113,000 contract by the Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) to investigate vulnerabilities of certain communications systems in an unfriendly electromagnetic environment.
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11.20.2008
Liberty University’s Washington Semester Internship Program is now under the management of Liberty’s Career Center, but the goal remains the same: to train and equip young leaders by providing students with practical training and educational opportunities in and around the nation’s capital.
Dominique McKay
11.20.2008
An incredible blend of classic, progressive and alternative rock is invading the campus of Liberty University just days before the giant ball drops to ring in the New Year. Two-time Grammy nominee and Dove Award-winning rock band Skillet will take the stage on Dec. 30...
Eric Brown
11.20.2008
Dr. Troy Matthews, assistant professor of Contemporary Issues at Liberty University, has been ranked No. 3 on RateMyProfessors.com’s list of Top Professors of 2008. The website allows students nationwide to rate their professors and post comments about them.
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11.20.2008
Liberty's 2008 College Fed Challenge team recently competed at the local level in Richmond, Va. The competition is intended to help students become more knowledgeable about the Fed and the decision-making process of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's monetary policy-setting group.
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11.19.2008
Popular author and Pastor Gary Chapman spoke at Wednesday’s convocation service. Chapman, best known for his book “The Five Love Languages,” spoke about his most recently published book, “Love as a Way of Life,” which he began writing after an experience on an airplane left him wondering why some individuals are “lovers” and others are not.
Sarah Funderburke
11.18.2008
The Studio Creative Community, an LU art club, hosted a "Style Your Sole" event Monday at the DeMoss courtyard. Student artists were on hand to help decorate shoes that were pre-ordered by students. There was also live music, food and coffee donated by local businesses.
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11.17.2008
In the midst of troubling economic times worldwide, Dr. Ronnie Floyd posed a question for students to ask themselves during Monday’s convocation: “As a Christ follower, is my future any more promising?”
Eric Brown
11.14.2008
Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell, Sr., gave a presentation at Liberty University School of Law on Thursday. In February 2002, Hassell was appointed as the first African-American Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court and the first to be chosen by the other members of the court.
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11.14.2008
Liberty University welcomed more than 1,600 high school students to College For A Weekend (CFAW) at Friday convocation in the Vines Center. Vice Chancellor Dr. Ron Godwin said the students exploring LU this weekend are the largest CFAW crowd yet.
Sarah Funderburke
11.13.2008
With two games remaining in this season of “Unfinished Business,” the Liberty University football team is pushing toward the playoffs. Last week, the Flames brought home their second consecutive Big South Conference title with a 38-26 victory over VMI. Sitting at 8-2...
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11.13.2008
Illusionists possess an uncanny ability to captivate an audience, performing tricks and stunts rarely attempted by those in attendance. What makes illusionist Brock Gill different from many of his contemporaries?
Eric Brown
11.13.2008
The Liberty community participated in the nationwide Cans Across America effort Wednesday, collecting more than 6,207 pounds of canned food. The food is being delivered on Friday to the Lynchburg Daily Bread, which serves Lynchburg area families in need.
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