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September 2008

9.23.2008
The Liberty Debate team wasted no time in establishing itself as a contender in the race for the 2009 national rankings championships, claiming first place in the novice and junior varsity divisions of the season-opening Georgia State Debate Tournament.
University Advancement staff
9.23.2008
Initial preparations are now under way for Liberty University’s year-round ski slope ? Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center.
Eric Brown
9.23.2008
Crews broke ground on Monday, clearing out an area on Campus North for Liberty’s future indoor soccer complex. The 37,000-square-foot building will be adjacent to the LaHaye Student Union and serve as a multifunctional facility for activities such as flag football and lacrosse. Expected completion for this project is February 2009.
Eric Brown
9.23.2008
These days, Liberty University’s dining facilities are known for more than their nutritious food selections. Recently, LU’s Reber-Thomas Dining Hall and Founder’s Food Court received kudos for their architectural design.
University Advancement staff
9.22.2008
News of the addition of helicopter training to Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics this semester has reached new heights.
University Advancement staff
9.22.2008
Pastor and popular conference speaker Brad Powell used this statement during Monday’s convocation to identify a spiritual virus that constantly plagues the church — hypocrisy.
Eric Brown
9.22.2008
As part of Liberty University’s latest initiative, “Ultimate LU,” students headed to a camp just outside of Lynchburg on Saturday for a free day of horseback riding.
University Advancement staff
9.20.2008
Liberty University’s extensive trail system played host to its first ever mountain bike race on Saturday: Assault on Liberty Mountain. The event consisted of 125 bikers divided into three categories with skill levels ranging from expert to novice.
Eric Brown
9.19.2008
Students who enjoy music and fellowship in a coffeehouse-style setting now have a new hangout spot on Campus North, with the opening of Liberty’s Tilley Student Center. The center is located next to the recently renamed LaHaye Student Union, which encompasses the new student center and campus recreational facilities.
University Advancement staff
9.19.2008
Faculty, staff, students and distinguished guests gathered Friday at Liberty University’s main religion building for the dedication of the new Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall. The new 750-seat lecture hall, named in honor of Liberty co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns, features sloped floors, cushioned chairs and state-of-the-art lighting and acoustics.
Eric Brown
9.19.2008
Four portraits of Liberty University’s leaders were unveiled during Friday’s convocation. Commissioned by the university and painted by artist Paul Dinwiddie, the portraits will hang in Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center next to a portrait of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.
University Advancement staff
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
9.18.2008
Liberty University purchased 7 acres from Norfolk Southern in August. The property runs alongside Regents Parkway, the new perimeter road on campus. It starts at Mile Marker 178 and heads south along the railroad about half a mile.
Mitzi Bible
9.18.2008
Liberty University’s rapid increase in enrollment — now at 11,300 resident students and 39,000 distance learners — has affected its Information Systems division as well. As the university’s online learning management system and student self service portal began to experience high volumes, upgrades were needed.
University Advancement staff
9.18.2008
Wednesday evening marked another historical moment for Liberty University, the Family & Consumer Sciences department and the Interior Design degree. The Interior Design Society (IDS) began its first student chapter in the United States at LU.
University Advancement staff
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