A glimpse into the Gilded Age — The Swannanoa Palace, undergoing renovations, opens its doors for visitors

Swannanoa Palace greets visitors with tons of Italian marble and one of the largest Tiffany stained-glass windows in the world.  Through its heavy, coffered doors and into the grand foyer, the palace, nestled in Afton, Virginia, stands semi-restored to its original state. On Halloween, Swannanoa will host their annual Halloween Spooktacular from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the palace, […]

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Column: Hattie’s Hangout

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. National Mental Illness Awareness Week. World Mental Health Day.  These are just a few of the major awareness events that occurred in the month of October. After looking up all the awareness campaigns happening in October, I found the ones listed above accompanied by several other awareness campaigns I never knew […]

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Liberty students look forward to halloween celebrations on residence halls this year

As Halloween approaches, students at Liberty are beginning preparations for various celebrations, from parties and trick-or-treating to visiting haunted houses.  But with traditions running deep in dorms, many students will hold celebrations right here on campus. Students can find holiday celebrations at Scaremare and residences off-campus.Residence halls on campus will be carrying on traditions of Halloween celebrations in the days […]

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Center for Music and Worship holds their annual concert

Homecoming weekend began Friday night with the wave of a baton as 500 choir members and instrumentalists from the Center for Music and the Worship Arts welcomed Liberty alumni back to campus with their annual concert.  This year’s concert focused on a few featured soloists, including Dr. Samantha Miller, Jon Werking, Charles Billingsley, alumnus Jason Schonfelder, and students Fiston Bujambi, […]

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Interior design students win People’s Choice award at annual Virginia Furniture Market competition

Every year Virginia Furniture Market holds a competition to showcase Liberty FACS students. Aiming to bring real-world experience to emerging designers while beautifying the store’s showrooms, the competition brings competitors from Liberty’s Interior Design department to showcase their skills.  A locally-owned and operated business for over 22 years, VFM operates eight brick-and-mortar locations throughout southwest and central Virginia.  Through the […]

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School of Aeronautics takes win at regional competition for 15th consecutive year

After two days of fierce competition both on the ground and in the air, Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics won its regional competition in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) for a stunning 15th year in a row. The team, coached by Katie Wagner, went up against several schools from neighboring states such as the United States Naval Academy, Hampton […]

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Student Activities hosts its annual Fall Festival at Camp Hydaway Saturday, Oct. 12

Liberty students enjoyed the fall weather this Saturday while eating pumpkin pie, hiking and zip lining at Camp Hydaway. Festive decorations surrounded the food trucks and activity booths, with mini pumpkins and orange and yellow streamers creating a picturesque fall festival this year. Student Activities cultivated a calm, serene atmosphere surrounding the activities around the Hydaway lake, with a light […]

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Tenth Avenue North rocks out in the Vines Center at Liberty University Sep. 27

Tenth Avenue North performed under flashing lights in the Vines Center Friday evening as lead singer Mike Donehey told fans that they are more than their past and have been remade. Student Activities hosted the American contemporary Christian music band Sep. 27, playing their hit singles and songs from their newest album, “No Shame.”  The night started with an acoustic […]

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Family-friendly audio convention Sonic-Con coming to Liberty University in March

Sonic-Con, a one-of-a-kind audio convention, is coming to Liberty University March 20 – 22. Throughout the last year, the School of Visual and Performing Arts collaborated with the School of Communication and Digital Content to develop a convention of family-friendly audio theatre, which will be presented throughout the event.  Chris Nelson, an associate professor of theatre, got the idea from […]

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