Liberty’s HPVC teams places fifth overall at Human Powered Vehicle competition

Liberty University’s 2019 Human Powered Vehicle team, of Liberty’s engineering department, placed fifth overall in the Human Powered Vehicle Competition (HPVC) at Michigan State University Saturday, April 6. The students, comprised of engineering students from freshmen to seniors, were tasked with crafting a tricycle-like mechanism, then testing its performance amidst 50 other competing engineering schools including Ohio University, Michigan State […]

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Despite several delays throughout the year, construction on Liberty’s campus perseveres

As Commencement approaches and the school year comes to an end, construction teams are still hard at work on the new projects coming to Liberty University. Vice President of Major Construction Dan Deter said the work is going well, but some unavoidable set-backs have caused some minor delays. “Liberty Arena has been slow out of the gate,” Deter said. “It’s […]

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Liberty University’s School of Law ranks in the top 7 nationally on bar pass rates, top school in Virginia

Liberty University School of Law placed seventh  out of 203 schools for passing the bar exam, based on the American Bar Association’s pass rate data. Liberty ranked the highest in the state of Virginia, coming in right above University of Virginia School of Law and right under Yale University and Harvard University. Law school Dean Keith Faulkner said the high […]

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Liberty University Center for Financial Literacy seeks to help remedy debt problems with Ron Blue Library

As  the national accumulation of student debt continues to skyrocket, accreditation bodies now require universities to address student debt. The  Center for Financial Literacy (CFL) at Liberty University seeks to help remedy this debt problem through its partnership with the Ron Blue Library.   Stacie Rhodes, executive director of the CFL at Liberty, said the CFL exists to prepare students […]

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Events from the weekend

Ryan Klinker| Liberty Champion Campus Rec Fest — Students participated in a number of competitions and events during Campus Rec Fest April 26 and 27. Events included games, a CrossFit Competition and an outdoor movie night. Photos By Sophia Hafner Rucking for a Reason — Liberty ROTC members and Liberty students “rucked” donated goods 3.5 miles to  Park View Community […]

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Liberty’s Cyber Defense club competed in Mid-Atlantic competition, placing third

When junior Charity Barker became Liberty University’s cyber defense club president in the fall of 2017, she never imaged the success that would follow only two years later. First, Barker’s team finished in the top eight in a crowded 35-team preliminary round.  After advancing to the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) March 29, 2019, Barker’s team of eight Liberty […]

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Liberty University’s advertising team dominates at American Advertising Federation District Championship

Liberty University’s advertising team dominated the field at the American Advertising Federation District Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina. The ad team became the District Three champions April 13, beating top schools, including University of Virginia, Clemson University and University of North Carolina.  The team spent eight months researching and developing an integrated marketing campaign for their client, Wienerschnitzel, a fast […]

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Liberty students pitch original business ideas at Spark! Tank to win $1,000

Five student-run companies pitched their original business ideas Thursday, April 25 at Spark! Tank, culminating with one student winning $1,000 for his idea of swimming trunks with waterproof pockets.  Alan Sexten, founder of Vortix Apparel, won the prize for best pitch. The other competitors were Eric Garland and Gage Payne with Voici, Hannah Thompson with Llamas and Lullabies, Lillian McSweeney […]

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Liberty University 2019-20 student body president and vice president inaugurated

Derek Rockey and Esther Lusenge were officially inaugurated April 24 to the positions of student body president and vice president, respectively, after an uncontested campaign.  According to Election Commissioner Luke Broadway, the pair won 89 percent of the votes from students, with 11 percent of the votes going to write-in candidates. Since the pair ran uncontested, this election week was […]

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Liberty University Students to hear VP Pence, Dr. Vines at Commencement

Liberty University will host its 46th Commencement exercise May 10-11. Vice President Mike Pence will address the class of 2019 graduates at the Commencement ceremony May 11 at 10 a.m.  Dr. Jerry Vines will give the Baccalaureate address at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 in the Vines Center. Vice President Pence will address the largest Commencement in school history Saturday, […]

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