Alumni News

January 2008

Mansion makeover

Most recently used as office space (the late Dr. Jerry Falwell's office is there), some rooms are now undergoing restoration. There are plans to restore the house to the way it was in the 1920s, when it was home to U.S. Sen. Carter Glass.

1.31.2008 | Read More

LU professor qualifies for Iditarod

Army Master Sergeant and Liberty University Distance Learning Professor Rodney Whaley has qualified to run the 2008 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska. He is the first Tennessean to ever enter the Iditarod, which begins March 1.

1.31.2008 | Read More

Gary Smalley takes marital issues to heart

Gary Smalley, one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships, gave Liberty students some premarital advice at Monday’s convocation service.

1.28.2008 | Read More

Gary Smalley to speak at convocation

Liberty University will host Gary Smalley, one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships, at convocation service at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the Vines Center. Smalley is also scheduled to speak at Thomas Road Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.

1.25.2008 | Read More

Chancellor, recruiters laud LU's rapid growth

Liberty University’s spring resident enrollment this year topped the 10,000 mark for the first time. LU currently has 9,339 resident undergraduate students and 716 resident graduate students enrolled for spring semester, bringing the total to 10,055. (Resident enrollment includes students living on campus and commuters.)

1.25.2008 | Read More

LU Distance Learning Program ranked third in nation

Liberty University’s Distance Learning Program has been ranked among the nation’s elite. LU ranked third in the second annual Online College Ranking by the Online Education Database released January 23.

1.23.2008 | Read More

LU employee designs logo for citywide initiative

Liberty University employee Jodie Walton lent his talent in designing a billboard logo currently displayed on 29 North for the Lynchburg Community Dialogue on Race & Racism. Walton, office manager of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment — a department of Student Affairs — has a passion for graphic design and public service.

1.14.2008 | Read More

Lee Roberson Scholarship Fund to aid Liberty students

The Lee Roberson Foundation has established a scholarship fund at Liberty University to aid Christian men and women in college, graduate school or seminary. The foundation honors Dr. Lee Roberson, founder of Tennessee Temple University and longtime pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Roberson died April 29, 2007, at the age of 97.

1.14.2008 | Read More

LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. appears on CNN

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. appeared on CNN on Wednesday, Jan. 9, discussing the 2008 Presidential race. It marked the first time Falwell Jr. had been on network television discussing political issues.

1.11.2008 | Read More

Dr. Ergun Caner leads group through Israel

Dr. Ergun Caner, president of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, arrived in Israel Monday night and is leading a group or more than 90 through the Holy Land for the Seminar in Theological Studies course. The group includes residential and Distance Learning Program students from 24 states and two from Japan.

1.8.2008 | Read More

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