Global Focus Week

(Photos by Taryn Azimov, Kayla Horn, Kharen Martinez, Allison Heise and Ryan Klinker)  Global Focus week, Oct. 8-12, provided students with an array of events and experiences to help them explore other cultures. Some snapshots of the week included the World Market, which took place Oct. 11 from 6-10 p.m. Organizations such as Rahab’s Rope and Women and Risk International […]

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It’s the final countdown

During the second of two U.S. Senate Town Halls hosted by Liberty University and Hampton University, Sen. Tim Kaine and candidate Corey Stewart clashed on foreign policy issues in the packed Hampton Convocation Center Oct. 3. The hearings surrounding Brett Kavanaugh sparked the conversation. Moderators said the chaos shed an ugly picture of American democracy on the world stage.  Just […]

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Nashville comes to Liberty

The sound of music filled the Mathena Recording Studio at Liberty University Sept. 18 and 19, as the Center for Music and the Worship Arts hosted four distinguished Nashville artists to work with students studying commercial music.  The four guest artists included pianist Jason Webb, guitarist Mike Payne, bassist Danny O’Lannerghty and drummer Scott Williamson. All four artists have recorded […]

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Accessible education for all

Liberty University is helping more students afford college by offering the Middle America Scholarship (MAS) to new resident undergraduate students starting Fall 2019. The MAS is unique, because Liberty is the first school to offer a scholarship of this kind. The scholarship is designed to give students from middle-income families a scholarship to equal  the amount of the Federal Pell […]

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Billion dollar baby

One billion dollars.  That’s about how much money Liberty University creates for the Lynchburg economy every year, according to an impact report by Magnum Economics. The report, which analyzed statistics from the 2016-2017 school year, found that Liberty generated over $1 billion in economic activity for the region through spending.  “Liberty University’s growth and their significant economic impact in Lynchburg […]

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President Falwell shares story of heart surgery with new technology Heartstitch

Becki Falwell cried alone in a northern Virginia hospital waiting room as her husband underwent heart surgery.  Her husband, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, had been suffering from migraines since his teen years and in 2016 suffered two minor strokes, which left no lasting damage.  “At that time, (the doctors) found the hole (in my heart) in Lynchburg, but they […]

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Graham comes to GFW Convo

Franklin Graham challenged Liberty students at Convocation Wednesday, Oct. 10, to make their lives count by following Christ, no matter the cost. Graham, president and CEO of both Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said many people follow Jesus “at a distance” — when things are going well, they follow him, but when things are not going well, […]

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Loss of a leader

Dr. Harold L. Willmington, Liberty’s longest-serving faculty member and a notable leader in the field of biblical studies, died at age 87 Monday, Oct. 15, following his battle with cancer.  Willmington Willmington will leave a lasting legacy because of the decades he spent creating accessible and in-depth study tools for those seeking to delve deeper into scripture. With over 20 […]

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Liberty’s G5 2018-2019 initiative looks to serve refugees from Northern Africa

Liberty University’s LU Send department monitors global activity and looks for ways to involve students in providing aid and ministry in the United States and abroad. So, when the department noticed a surge of refugees entering the country of Spain, they decided to designate the European nation as the focus of this year’s G5 initiative. The G5 initiative was born […]

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Freedom 4/24’s Gala fights trafficking

With luxury and elegance as its theme, Freedom 4/24’s fifth annual Freedom Gala, taking place Oct. 5 at Amazement Square, will be an intentional contrast to the problem of human trafficking in the U.S.  Freedom 4/24 is a nonprofit organization that exists to bring freedom and justice to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.  Since the organization […]

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Nursing Simulation Center is now accredited

Liberty University’s School of Nursing is improving its programs and growing avenues for student success.  In July 2018, its 14,000 square foot simulation center was accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.  According to the Liberty News Service, the stimulation center had to meet the SSH’s core standards for accreditation, which are established by the International Nursing Association for […]

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Sen. Kaine and Candidate Stewart talk abortion, crime and in-school weapons

Sen. Tim Kaine (D) and candidate Corey Stewart (R) spoke to constituents on issues like immigration, the student debt crisis, MS-13 violence and weapons in school at a U.S. Senate Town Hall Sept. 21 in Liberty University’s Center for Music and the Worship Arts’ Concert Hall.  Former U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt, who is also the executive director of the Center […]

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Liberty’s entrepreneurship club offers new program for inner-city children

Students of all majors gathered in the Student Government Association office Sept. 20 for the first Enactus meeting of the Fall 2018 semester, which introduced a new mentorship program called the Bridge Initiative.   Enactus is a worldwide, student-led entrepreneurship club that focuses on giving college students real-world experience in using their gifts and abilities to work together and help […]

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Liberty University’s monogram will be illuminated until 11 p.m. every night

With plans to illuminate the LU monogram on Candler’s Mountain, Liberty University will continue to signal its presence in the city of Lynchburg.  However, not everyone in the community has been quick to accept this project.  According to Liberty General Counsel David Corry, the request for a permit to light the monogram was recently denied by City Zoning Administrator Kevin […]

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