A year to remember: Liberty’s “Spirit of the Mountain” marching band conquers 2020 with resounding success

Marching to the beat of a different drum is one thing. Marching through the beat of the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be another. However, Director of Bands Stephen Kerr Liberty’s “The Spirit of the Mountain” marching band successfully made it through.  Beginning at band camp in the early summer, the band prioritized safety precautions while members rehearsed and performed. This […]

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WATCH Liberty alum who collected over 20,000 shoes to donate speaks at convocation following book release

“God has done so much for me, and I am here to testify for his goodness,” Emanuel Ntibonera said during a virtual convocation released Nov. 25. An alumnus and familiar face to many at Liberty, Ntibonera is known for his compelling story as a refugee and his heart to provide shoes to those who are struggling in his homeland, culminating in the […]

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Liberty Film Professor Creates a Documentary Sharing the Story of the Real Man of Faith Behind the Tradition of Santa Claus

The Christmas season is filled with timeless traditions, joyful carols and time spent with loved ones.  Arguably the most universally shared Christmas custom is Santa Claus. Known by many names – Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or Pere Noel, the beloved tale of a man delivering presents to good boys and girls all around the world on Christmas Eve, remains the […]

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Alluvion Stage Company Puts its Own Spin on “A Christmas Carol”

A big cast and even bigger audiences–this is what encouraged Alluvion Stage Company to produce “A Christmas Carol.” Due to COVID-19, these dreams have become a liability. However, the cast and crew have found ways to put on a Christmas extravaganza despite obstacles. To accommodate for social distancing in dressing rooms, director Linda Cooper cast 35 performers instead of the […]

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Gallery of Paintings in Montview Worth Over $1 Million Continues to Remind Viewers of Christ’s Life

When the paintings in the Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom were first hung, Todd Smith, director and founder of Liberty University’s permanent art gallery, watched from a distance as two individuals stood reverentially in front of a piece of art depicting Christ’s crucifixion. Smith watched as one of the two individuals began to weep.  “Can you imagine it? Can you […]

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Liberty Creates “Survivor” Spin-Off, Episodes Displayed on YouTube

The television series “Survivor” took over airways in the early 2000s and set a pace for reality television in America, capturing audience’s attention as they watched contestants take part in survivalist challenges on an island. Now, a variation of this show can be found on Liberty’s campus.  It is called “Survivor LU.” The idea for the game came from four […]

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LU Student’s New Business Provides Virtual House Tours

What if homebuyers could tour a house without leaving their couch? An entrepreneur and Liberty student’s business, i360 Virtual Tours, provides homebuyers in Lynchburg just that. The service takes interactive 3D virtual scans of different locations for prospective buyers, enabling them to appraise or tour homes from the safety and comfort of their own homes. Maia Anderson originally started her […]

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LU Juniors and Seniors Create Professional Short Thesis Films to Gain Field Experience

From the classroom to the camera, Liberty University cinematic arts students spend their junior and senior year tediously creating a professional short film. Senior at LU, Liberty Novoselac, 21, chose to use her thesis film as a vehicle to send a powerful message about the sacrifice behind achieving your goals. Novoselac’s film focuses on the journey of a young film […]

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