Liberty News


April 2008

Liberty student honored with DeMoss award

Benjamin “Bear” Yarbrough is this year’s recipient of the David Arthur Demoss Award, given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a genuine depth of spirituality, enthusiasm, commitment, active involvement in student cross-cultural ministries and a sincere desire to serve the Lord for the purpose of world evangelism.

4.30.2008 | Read More

Police chief shares highlights of his career

Liberty University’s Chief of Police Randy Smith spent his last day at the reins Wednesday. On Thursday, retired Virginia State Police Capt. Howard Gregory takes over as the new chief.

4.30.2008 | Read More

Varsity sport of the mind

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.

4.29.2008 | Read More

Flying high: LU School of Aviation on upswing

Just hours before he died last year, the Rev. Jerry Falwell had one last affirmation for Ernie Rogers, who heads Liberty University’s aviation school.

4.29.2008 | Read More

Youth evangelist gets personal with testimony of painful past

Youth Evangelist and author Tony Nolan shared his life testimony with Liberty University students at Monday’s convocation service. Most recently, Nolan has been the tour pastor for top Christian band Casting Crowns, where he has seen thousands pray to receive Christ during concerts.

4.28.2008 | Read More

Pastor Matt Holman speaks to Liberty students

The Rev. Matt Holman enlivened Liberty’s last Friday convocation of the semester as he spoke about never “crying uncle” but pressing on and holding onto the hope that a relationship with Jesus Christ can bring. Holman, lead pastor at Landmark Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, is known for being an animated and witty speaker.

4.25.2008 | Read More

Stephen Strang, founder of leading Christian magazine Charisma, visits campus

Stephen Strang, founder of Charisma, a leading Christian magazine, visited the Liberty University campus Thursday. He met with LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. and discussed the state of the university, its vision and plans for the future.

4.24.2008 | Read More

LU aeronautics building proposed at Lynchburg Regional Airport

Liberty University officials on Thursday dedicated the site of a future LU School of Aeronautics training facility at Lynchburg Regional Airport. Thursday’s ceremony also served as the official kickoff of a $10 million fundraising drive to finance the new 56,000-square-foot building, airplanes and support facilities.

4.24.2008 | Read More

LU Distance Learning professor Rodney Whaley talks about the Great Race

Army Master Sergeant Rodney Whaley, a Liberty University Distance Learning professor, shared his first-time experience in the 2008 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska at Monday’s convocation service. Rodney Whaley, of Franklin, Tenn., was the first Tennessean to enter the Iditarod, which was held last month.

4.21.2008 | Read More

Evangelist Jamey Ragle encourages students

Evangelist Jamey Ragle spoke and Christian band Austins Bridge performed at Friday’s convocation service in the Vines Center. They were all scheduled to be part of the “Shake the Foundation” concert Friday night at Thomas Road Baptist Church, featuring singer and LU alumnus Marc Ivey.

4.18.2008 | Read More

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