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Convocation

9.19.2008
Leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell spends much of his time speaking to managers of Fortune 500 companies, but on Friday he offered valuable life lessons to thousands of college students at Liberty University’s Vines Center.
University Advancement staff
9.17.2008
Wednesday’s convocation service took place on the 221st anniversary of the United States Constitution. It was fitting, then, that David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders and one of Time Magazine’s “25 most influential American evangelicals,” was invited to speak to the student body.
Rory Tyer
9.15.2008
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and a Liberty alumnus, returned to his alma mater to speak at Monday’s convocation. The former Louisiana legislator spoke about the need for change in America — not of the political persuasion but rather a heartfelt spiritual change.
Eric Brown
9.15.2008
Liberty students got a sneak peek at the first production of LU’s 2008-2009 theatre season at Monday’s convocation.
University Advancement staff
9.12.2008
Joe McCain, the younger brother of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, rallied Liberty University students in a guest appearance at Friday’s convocation.
Teresa Dunham
9.12.2008
Dynamic Christian speaker and best-selling author Angela Thomas always aspired to be “the best little Jesus girl God ever had” — but one divorce later, the mother of four wondered if God could use her at all.
Teresa Dunham
9.8.2008
Mike Haley was once a male prostitute. Now he works for the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, sharing its vision of redeeming families, communities, and societies worldwide through Christ.
Mitzi Bible
9.5.2008
“This man may be recognized for his talents on the basketball floor, but I recognize him for being such a tremendous man of God,” Liberty University men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay said as he introduced former New York Knicks shooting guard Allan Houston at Friday’s convocation.
Eric Brown
8.29.2008
Liberty University head football coach Danny Rocco fired up students at Friday’s convocation. Rocco shared his wishes for a sell-out crowd to come and support the LU Flames at their home opener against North Greenville at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
University Advancement staff
8.29.2008
“It’s all about seeking His face and not just His hand,” said Daniel Henderson, Assistant Professor of Renewal and Church Leadership at LU, in a convocation message in the Vines Center Friday morning.
Teresa Dunham
8.27.2008
As rain poured down outside the Vines Center on Wednesday, the Rev. Jonathan Falwell used one disciple’s actions in the midst of a storm to illustrate how students can put God’s plans for their lives into action.
Teresa Dunham
8.25.2008
In 2004, Eddie Pate came to Lynchburg, Va., to serve as associate professor of missions at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary — and he planned on staying for the rest of his life.
Teresa Dunham
8.25.2008
DecembeRadio delivered a powerful two-song Christian rock set at Liberty University’s convocation service on Monday. The band’s first self-titled album with Slanted Records was nominated for “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album” at the 49th Grammy Awards and also won a 2007 Dove Award for “Rock Album of the Year.”
University Advancement staff
8.20.2008
The largest-ever incoming class at Liberty University (now surpassing 3,700) meant standing room only for the first convocation service of the fall 2008 semester Wednesday morning. Campus pastor Johnnie Moore announced that, for the first time, they had outgrown the Vines Center, where three convocation services are held each week.
Mitzi Bible
8.14.2008
Approximately 3,700 Liberty University freshmen packed the Vines Center for their first convocation, Thursday. The administration welcomed Liberty’s largest incoming class as they gathered together for a time of praise and worship.
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