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For the second year in a row, the Columbia Scholastic Press out of Columbia University has named the 2008 edition of Liberty University’s “Selah” yearbook as one of the top collegiate yearbooks in the country. The ‘I Am’ edition was one of only nine collegiate books in the United States to receive this recognition.
University Advancement staff
Liberty University hosted a National Guard holiday program on Saturday, Dec. 13. The First Battalion 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team held its holiday program, which consisted of a dinner and an information fair, in the Liberty Schilling Center and Reber-Thomas Dinning Hall.
Sarah Funderburke
Finals week can often be a stressful time for students as they prepare for winter break. Some residents are finding time to relieve that stress by exercising in Liberty University’s new multi-purpose aerobics room. Recently, workers transformed the old Mountain Frost Creamery ice cream shop at Campus North into a fitness room, complete with a Sprung Floor that is ideal for a variety of physical workouts.
Eric Brown
Liberty University’s Student Alumni Association (SAA) gave students a chance to take a break during exam week Tuesday at its inaugural Christmas Rhythm party from 7-10 p.m. at the Tilley Student Center.
University Advancement staff
Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp is returning to Liberty University for Winterfest 2008 — and as his recently released album states, he is “Speaking Louder Than Before.” Camp will take the stage on New Year’s Eve along with Sanctus Real and Stellar Kart just before the start of 2009.
Eric Brown
As Christmas quickly approaches, students are receiving a special gift during finals week from Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife, Becki. Free bags of kettle corn are being distributed this week outside the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center.
University Advancement staff
Anticipation continues to build as crews are diligently grading atop Liberty University's mountain property in preparation for the new year-round ski slope. Slated to open in March, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center will be the first artificial incline in the U.S. composed of Snowflex, a multi-layer synthetic material designed to simulate real snow.
Eric Brown
A few familiar faces are returning to Liberty University’s Vines Center for Winterfest 2008, Dec. 30-Jan. 1. The ever-popular punk rock sensation Hawk Nelson will take the stage along with Sanctus Real and Skillet, helping to ring in the New Year during the festival’s first night session.
Eric Brown
It was the chance of a lifetime. The Twin Cities of Minnesota were hosting the political equivalent of the Olympics, and there to take it all in were the “Liberty Delegates.” Nine Liberty students and four faculty members attended the Republican National Convention in September. The students were hand-selected by Dr. George Buzzy, Dean of the School of Government at Liberty, and Dr. Stephen Witham...
Jennifer Schmidt
Electoral votes didn’t tip to the conservative side in the recent presidential race, but Liberty University students still made their voices heard on Election Day 2008. More than a month prior to Nov. 4, LU enjoyed a wave of media attention for its campus-wide campaign to register student voters locally...
Teresa Dunham
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
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.
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
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.
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
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