Alumni News

December 2008

Clayton King and rock bands get loud for Jesus at Winterfest

Liberty University’s Winterfest is under way at the Vines Center. At this year’s annual event thousands will ring in the New Year listening to Stellar Kart, Sanctus Real, Jeremy Camp and other Christian artists.

12.31.2008 | Read More

Winterfest kicks off at LU

Liberty University welcomed thousands at its Winterfest kick-off today. Starting at 12 p.m. Winterfest attendees could ice skate at the LaHaye Ice Center and check out Liberty’s facilities. At 6 p.m. junior and senior high school students had the chance to attend an artist meet-and-greet session.

12.30.2008 | Read More

Liberty land donations top $5 million

Liberty University once hoped to build a 125-acre lake on Liberty Mountain for student recreation, but the dream seemed impossible when LU officials learned that Virginia would require them to spend millions in wetland credits to offset the environmental impact.

12.30.2008 | Read More

Liberty University to add gymnastics club team

A new club sport is coming to Liberty University that will test students’ physical strength, flexibility, agility and coor-dination. Beginning in January, the university is adding gymnastics to its list of club teams. Practices will be held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Lynchburg Academy of Gymnastics & Power Tumbling located about three miles from LU on Leesville Road.

12.22.2008 | Read More

Paul Weyrich, 'pioneer of the Religious Right' dies

Conservative activist Paul Weyrich, a great ally of Liberty University founder Dr. Jerry Falwell, died on Thursday at age 66. Best known for coining the term “Moral Majority,” Weyrich was a strong figure in the Christian political movement that he co-founded along with Falwell and Tim LaHaye. The Moral Majority thrived throughout the 1980s, with a membership including Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons and Jews who agreed on certain core social issues.

12.19.2008 | Read More

Construction continues on new campus bookstore

Students are eagerly awaiting their new Liberty University-Barnes & Noble bookstore  and they should have it by March. Construction on the two-story brick superstore located on Main Campus across from the entrance to Williams Stadium is ongoing.

12.19.2008 | Read More

Pepsi becomes first corporate sponsor of Ultimate LU

Liberty University is pleased to announce Pepsi as the first corporate sponsor of the Ultimate LU campaign. Under the agreement, the beverage company will help support the university's men's and women's hockey teams as well as various on-campus events and outdoor activities.

12.18.2008 | Read More

Virginia Christmas Spectacular to air on TBN Friday

The Virginia Christmas Spectacular, Thomas Road Baptist Church’s holiday musical featuring church members, the choir and Liberty University students, will be broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network throughout the United States and the world on Friday, Dec. 19 (11 p.m. EST).

12.18.2008 | Read More

Liberty University yearbook to receive top honors

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.

12.18.2008 | Read More

Liberty University offices compete in decorating contest

Several Liberty University administrative departments at Campus North displayed their Christmas spirit during a Christmas Decoration Contest Thursday. Admissions Processing was the winner by unanimous decision. Workers welcomed the judges into their own version of Santa’s village, decorated in minute detail — from the North Pole Post Office to the Reindeer Stables.

12.18.2008 | Read More

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