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Convocation

10.17.2008
Brett O’Donnell, former director of debate for Liberty University, visited campus to speak to students during Friday’s convocation. After coaching Liberty’s debaters for 18 years, O’Donnell is now the Communications Strategist for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s campaign.
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10.17.2008
Liberty University Head Football Coach Danny Rocco took the stage at Friday’s convocation, encouraging students to come out to Saturday’s home contest against the Lafayette Leopards. “We need everybody in this facility today to be at that game tomorrow,” Rocco told a packed Vines Center.
Eric Brown
10.15.2008
The city of Lynchburg will hold a brainstorming session on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Liberty University’s Reber-Thomas Dining Hall to help formulate a bicycle and pedestrian plan for Wards Road. Students and the general public are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts.
Teresa Dunham
10.15.2008
Applause filled the Vines Center at Wednesday’s convocation as Liberty University’s own Dr. Ed Hindson took the podium... Hindson’s battle started last winter when medical tests revealed that he had major blockages in five of his main cardiac arteries. He needed open heart surgery, and it initially seemed like the surgery went fine.
Teresa Dunham
10.13.2008
Dr. Johnny Hunt said a prophetic message was on his heart at Monday’s convocation — a sermon based on having the knowledge, understanding and wisdom rooted in Psalms 119:33-37. An excerpt of the verses says: “Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end (33).
Teresa Dunham
10.10.2008
With the recent attention from Liberty’s campus-wide voter registration drive, it was fitting for Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. to call on Mat Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law, to speak on “Voting Christian Principles” at Friday’s convocation.
Mitzi Bible
10.8.2008
In a time of uncertainty, students heard a message during Wednesday’s convocation that spoke of the one thing that remains certain throughout life’s struggles — God’s kingdom. The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Jr., president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, challenged students to overcome life’s obstacles by holding onto the dreams God has for them.
Eric Brown
10.8.2008
Wednesday’s convocation had a Spanish flavor, as Groupo de Alabanza (meaning “Praise Group” in Spanish) performed special music before guest speaker the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez took the stage.
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10.6.2008
Fresh off fall break, students gathered in the Vines Center for Monday’s convocation to hear the words of Lon Solomon, pastor of McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia and a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He addressed the negative view the average American holds concerning the evangelical church and pointed to a lack of Bible preaching from evangelical pastors in recent decades as a reason for this perception.
Eric Brown
10.6.2008
Former U.S. attorney John Brownlee paid a visit to the Vines Center Monday, offering words of encouragement to students at convocation. Brownlee is currently seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia attorney general in the 2009 election.
Eric Brown
10.1.2008
Benny Prasad, India’s most traveled musician, performed before a packed Vines Center at Wednesday’s convocation.
Eric Brown
10.1.2008
During Liberty University’s final convocation before fall break, Dr. Ben Gutierrez challenged students to be a light of hope as they traveled back home. The Liberty alumnus and Dean of Religion for the Distance Learning Program referenced two accounts from the Gospel of Mark, showing how Jesus Christ reached out to those who knew nothing about Him.
Eric Brown
9.29.2008
The late Dr. Jerry Falwell once called evangelist Dr. Bailey Smith one of the all-time great evangelists.
Teresa Dunham
9.26.2008
Rev. Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, spoke to students Friday on their “Call to Freedom” – the freedom they can have from stress, depression and heartache as they turn to God in the midst of it all and make the right choices.
University Advancement staff
9.24.2008
At Wednesday’s convocation, Nasser recalled the scenario of seeing certain big names — "Tiger" and "Brittney" — in Littrell’s contact list. Nasser wondered aloud what it would be like to be friends with celebrities who would actually call him back.
Teresa Dunham
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