‘Changing a life while saving another’

Picture a woman staring at two pink lines on a home pregnancy test, consumed by her thoughts. She is panicked and unsure of where to turn. According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2009 this scene reflects nearly half of all American pregnancies. The Liberty Godparent Home, a Christian maternity home in Lynchburg, Va. that offers an alternative to abortion, is planning its 2010 Winter Market Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 to raise money for girls going through this same situation.

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Prison ministry gives Bibles to inmates

The middle aged man sat across the table. With his hands folded, he looked intently, recalling what had brought him to this point. “Today, because of this ministry that Garry brings, I’ve learned how to be obedient,” he said. Johnny Davis has served time in correctional institutions twice for drug-related charges. Now his life is changed because of Hope Aglow Ministries, an evangelical prison ministry designed to minister to and disciple inmates across the country.

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Liberty’s Christmas in Lights

Liberty University will usher in the holiday season during a Christmas celebration Monday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in front of DeMoss Hall. The “Christmas in Lights” event will include caroling and performances by orchestra and choral ensembles, free hot chocolate, coffee and snacks, and games and giveaways.  Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. will light a 30-foot tree. “We want to […]

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Commuter Affairs recognized in national publication

The Office of Commuter Affairs (OCA) has been recognized in the National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs’ (NCCP) first newsletter from its new location at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Okla. The NCCP specifically noted the OCA’s apartment fairs held every semester for current and prospective commuters. “Competition fosters lower prices for students. Also, having most major apartment communities around […]

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STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE ON SOLDIER LIFE

“Duty, honor, country,” cadet Melissa Knox said. “For Liberty, though, we add a fourth focus — our faith.” Without hesitation this was Knox’s response to the question, “What is the basic principle of the Army ROTC program?” According to Knox, the most common misconception about soldiers is that they are just trained and paid killers. With the media reporting less-than-flattering stories about soldiers, small non-military-based towns such as Lynchburg tend to get the wrong impression, Knox said.

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Light Meets Dark Tour

The line wrapped around the block in the chilly November air, waiting for the Schilling Center doors to open for the Tenth Avenue North Concert Saturday night. The concert opened with Matt Maher and worship band Addison Road. Maher played hit worship songs such as “Alive Again” and “Hold Us Together.” During an intermission, Tenth Avenue North band members spoke to the crowd about raising awareness for global sex slavery as well as sponsoring children in poverty all over the world.

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TALENT FROM GOD: MUSIC HONORS RECITAL

The Music Student Honors Recital Monday, Nov. 1 featured 12 performances by student vocalists Kathryn Lewellyn, Michelle Franklin, Andrew Potter, Margaret Duncan, Lisa Manno and John East, flautist Shelby Habrick, pianists Kristen Wargo, Ruth Foley, Micah Pick, Hayan Song and Andrew Ellis, and guitarist Peter Gil in front of a packed audience in the Performing Arts Building.

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DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG’S FIRST FRIDAYS

Lynchburg’s First Friday event takes a stop at the Lynchburg Museum for a free featured topic on silversmiths presented by the museum curator Nov. 5. First Friday takes place the first Friday of each month, where an art trolley transports viewers between various museums, art galleries, studios and places of interest in historic Lynchburg. The Lynchburg Museum, located in the […]

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BRETT O’DONNELL BRINGS INSIGHT TO PR MAJORS

Students crowded into DeMoss 1101 Thursday night to hear Brett O’Donnell, who has worked on presidential campaigns, address his alma mater. The event was put on by Liberty’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America and the American Advertising Federation. Cindi Fahle, a public relations major who helped coordinate the event, was excited to hear O’Donnell speak. “He left […]

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A night full of ballyhoo

German Jews, high society, Christmas trees and plenty of Ballyhoo abounds in the Liberty Theatre Department’s latest production “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” The story follows college student Sunny Freitag and her family during her Christmas break as her aunt and cousin obsess over the details of German-Jewish society’s biggest event of the year, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, in 1939 Atlanta, Ga.

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