Teddy bears bring smiles to hospitalized kids

Those who have seen playpens littering the DeMoss hallways this past week can rest any ideas about a new Liberty University Day Care. Liberty’s chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society made them available for peers, faculty and staff to donate teddy bears and other stuffed animals for hospitalized children. ALD Head President Rebecca Smith and other chapter officers […]

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Renowned broadcaster visits

James Brown, host of THE NFL Today on CBS, spoke in Convocation Monday, March 25 Three-time Emmy winner and renowned sports broadcaster James Brown addressed students about the keys to success in the corporate world during Convocation service Monday, March 25. Brown stressed that mastering the fundamentals of life was a lesson that made him the man he is. A […]

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In memory of the Civil War

Spectators took a step back in time Thursday, March 21 as they listened to Civil War songs performed by the 97th Regimental String Band in DeMoss Hall 1113. As 7 p.m. rolled around, seats were packed with grandparents, parents and students coming to get a glimpse of the history. According to their website, the 97th Regimental String Band specializes in […]

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Students take in communion

Liberty University students celebrated Christ’s sacrifice by taking part in communion during the weekly Campus Church service Wednesday, March 20.
Worship Pastor Justin Kintzel and the Campus Praise Band led thousands of students in worship throughout the night. Afterwards, Johnnie […]

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Judah Smith ignites passion among crowd

“Be who you really are.” These five words rang through the Liberty University Vines Center Wednesday, March 20, as Pastor Judah Smith addressed a full crowd about what it means to have worth and to appreciate life as a gift.
Smith, the lead pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Wash., described a conversation he had with his son, who told him that he was ready to fulfill his duties as a Smith.

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Does electing a new pope give us hope?

The world was shocked Feb. 11, 2013 when Pope Benedict XVI publicly announced his official resignation as head of the Roman Catholic Church. According to the Catholic Education Resource Center, Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to retire in nearly 600 years, and the first to do so on his own volition since 1294. The unexpected nature of the […]

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From the desk

In a voluntary, rolling blackout, thousands of cities across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas flipped their switches to complete darkness as a symbolic gesture of support for the planet. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported that cities such as Paris, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Beijing and even the Vatican shut off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in […]

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Knives on planes, how times have changed

What immediately comes to mind when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is mentioned? Hostility, conflict in the security lines, and a roll of the eyes at the strict policies are some characteristics associated with a trip through the airport’s security system. TSA has become quite the household name, and not in a good way. In a move to conform to […]

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Blackboard president of global sales speaks

Siegfried Behrens, the president of global sales at Blackboard, answered questions presented by students and staff at Liberty University’s School of Business Convocation Monday, March 18. The Convocation, held at the tower level of Williams Stadium, was co-hosted by the information technology department and the School of Engineering. Behrens spoke about the experiences that shaped his career, made him who […]

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Students take time to examine spiritual walk

The Dean of Students Office held its second annual iTransform event in the Hancock Welcome Center Tuesday, March 19, providing students with the opportunity to examine their spiritual lives. Brigitte Ritchey, a senior care officer in the Dean of Students Office, organized the event. “The idea was to have some kind of event to help students in a positive way, […]

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LUO adds certificate programs

New courses can be taken in areas of interest or to add specialized skills to a completed degree Liberty University Online began classes for its new certificate programs Monday, March 18. These programs offer undergraduate certificates ranging from business to criminal justice as well as graduate certificates in various subjects from applied communication studies to executive leadership, according to the […]

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Flames fall in ‘First 4’

Liberty loses to N.C. A&T, 73-72 When the buzzer sealed Liberty’s win over Charleston Southern University in the Big South Conference Championship March 10, it launched a week-long media frenzy during which the Flames fetched headlines across the nation on the airwaves and in the papers. The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press and ESPN were all quick to […]

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Boiling Point

Purdue beats Lady Flames at the boards, ends tourney hopes Since the 71-63 loss to High Point, Jan. 17, the Liberty Lady Flames basketball team went on to win 14 straight. In their third consecutive NCAA appearance (14th all-time), the No. 13 seed Lady Flames fell to the No. 4 seed Purdue Boilermakers, 77-43. Liberty’s last victory in the NCAA […]

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Students go crazy for Lecrae

Run by Student Activities, the Lecrae concert Friday, March 22 sold more than 5,800 tickets and was an evening filled with bustling hip-hop, godly messages and even an on-stage proposal by an attending couple.
As 4 p.m. approached, Liberty students and guests had already begun to show their […]

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COMS students visit D.C.

Journalism class experiences media at work on a field trip to the nation’s capital Have you ever wondered what America’s very first newspapers looked like? If you are curious, find one of the 30 students who joined Liberty University communications professor Deborah Huff on her trip to Washington Tuesday, March 19 — they could tell you all about it. The […]

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