Alumni News

November 2008

Liberty to offer two-week scuba diving course

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.

11.26.2008 | Read More

Ethiopian adoption story warms hearts for the holidays

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.

11.24.2008 | Read More

School of Engineering wins $113,000 research grant

Liberty University’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences (SECS) has been awarded a $113,000 contract by the Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) to investigate vulnerabilities of certain communications systems in an unfriendly electromagnetic environment.

11.24.2008 | Read More

Career Center offers Washington, D.C., internships

Liberty University’s Washington Semester Internship Program is now under the management of Liberty’s Career Center, but the goal remains the same: to train and equip young leaders by providing students with practical training and educational opportunities in and around the nation’s capital.

11.20.2008 | Read More

Skillet to rock Liberty’s Winterfest 2008 music festival

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...

11.20.2008 | Read More

Liberty University professor ranks in Top 10 on

Dr. Troy Matthews, assistant professor of Contemporary Issues at Liberty University, has been ranked No. 3 on’s list of Top Professors of 2008. The website allows students nationwide to rate their professors and post comments about them.

11.20.2008 | Read More

School of Business 2008 College Fed Challenge team poses with Chancellor Falwell

Liberty's 2008 College Fed Challenge team recently competed at the local level in Richmond, Va. The competition is intended to help students become more knowledgeable about the Fed and the decision-making process of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's monetary policy-setting group.

11.20.2008 | Read More

Gary Chapman shares message based on his newest book

Popular author and Pastor Gary Chapman spoke at Wednesday’s convocation service. Chapman, best known for his book “The Five Love Languages,” spoke about his most recently published book, “Love as a Way of Life,” which he began writing after an experience on an airplane left him wondering why some individuals are “lovers” and others are not.

11.19.2008 | Read More

Student art club hosts 'Style Your Sole' event

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.

11.18.2008 | Read More

Dr. Ronnie Floyd speaks at convocation

In the midst of troubling economic times worldwide, Dr. Ronnie Floyd posed a question for students to ask themselves during Monday’s convocation: “As a Christ follower, is my future any more promising?”

11.17.2008 | Read More

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