Celebrating Liberty employee of 40+ years

For longer than many students and staff members at Liberty University have been alive, Bernice Hotaling has been faithfully coming to work every day. She sits down at her desk each morning ready to assist anyone calling into the university’s switchboard. Hotaling, who is currently working on her 43rd year as a Liberty/TRBC employee, moved to the small Central Virginian […]

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LU student and current Miss Richmond proceeds to Miss Virginia competition

Mia Nelson whispers a prayer as she finishes tying her ballet slippers. Smoothing out her dress, she takes a deep breath and peeks behind the heavy velvet curtain, watching her competitor play Fur Elise on the grand piano. The musician finishes, curtsying to deafening applause.  As the competitor returns backstage, the women offer each other encouraging smiles. Nelson looks out […]

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Liberty alumni couple bought first home on wheels, traveling the country

“It all started as a joke,” Kim Johnson said, reminiscing on how she and her husband ditched the average post-graduate life in favor of living full-time in an RV.  As Kim Osborne and then-fiancé Curtis Johnson both prepared to graduate from Liberty University and the pressures of college came off their shoulders, they considered living a more unconventional lifestyle.   […]

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Black Box Theater brings classic “The Diary of Anne Frank” to audiences

“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” While hiding for two years with seven other Jews from the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Anne Frank wrote those words in her beloved diary. Her father Otto Frank published the diary after the war.  Liberty University’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” compacts those […]

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Singer/songwriter Josh Garrels shares favorite songs and new tunes at concert

Josh Garrels stepped back into the spotlight Friday, March 22 at Liberty’s Concert Hall, marking his second concert appearance after three months of focusing on upcoming music.  Garrels’ distinct voice was the highlight of the night as he performed folk-rooted favorites.  Liberty students Nicole Miller and Naoto Barrett opened the night and excited the crowd long before the main event […]

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A Liberty student’s firsthand experience serving in Spain over spring break

Journalism student Lydia Poindexter recently traveled to North  Africa and Spain as a part of Liberty University’s G5 Initiative to focus on how Liberty students could serve the country of Spain. Lydia spent the first days of the trip in North Africa to learn about where many refugees come from before fleeing to Spain. Then Lydia traveled to Spain where […]

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LU Cinematic arts students reflect on influence of filmmaker Scotty Curlee

Austin Stumvoll, a Liberty University School of Cinematic Arts alumnus, remembers cold hands and sore feet during long days of filming. He remembers early morning classes fueled by caffeine. He remembers rolling into a tiny town to grab diner food during a long shoot for the feature film “Extraordinary.”  And he remembers his professor Scotty Curlee.  “One time … I […]

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Lynchburg Bridal Show will bring everything wedding to Liberty campus Sunday, March 17

For a second year, the Lynchburg Greater Virginia Bridal Show will return to Liberty University’s campus Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the LaHaye Multi-Purpose Center.  One of several annual shows held by Virginia Bride Magazine around the state, the event will boast over 40 vendors, including photographers, DJs, wedding planners, caterers, wedding cake bakers and hair […]

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LU alumna equips dance community through Lynchburg Dance Connection

Dancers from all across Lynchburg kicked, leaped and twirled in Lynchburg Dance Connection’s World Tour Showcase Sunday, Feb. 24. Alisha Clark, director of the event, made it her mission to bring dancers together throughout Central Virginia to dance as a community and to support each other’s gifts and talents.  Clark grew up in upstate New York where her passion for […]

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Global Night of Worship showcases cultural dance and worship songs

On Tuesday night, Feb. 19, people gathered inside the Liberty University School of Music for One Voice, an annual event with the purpose of creating a platform for ensembles of musicians at Liberty that come from diverse cultural backgrounds in a “Global Night of Worship.”  “The way that we worship God greatly determines how we see him,” Christopher Hill, host […]

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