2020-2021 Staff Goodbyes: A collection of letters from the Liberty Champion graduating seniors

Hattie Troutman, Editor-in-Chief The little news office tucked in the side of Green Hall’s main entrance doesn’t look special from the outside. Many people walk by never realizing the bustling work happening on the other side of the glass door. This little office, however, became more than an office space throughout my last three years of college. I first walked […]

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President’s Post

Having found success in both the athletic field and in life, Tim Tebow has continually shown us how to be a Champion for Christ.  As a football standout, Tebow had an incredible college career as quarterback for the University of Florida. He led the Gators in winning two national championships during his freshman and junior years, and he secured the […]

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Jonathan Falwell Takes On New Role As Campus Pastor And OSD Senior Vice President

Since the school’s humble beginnings, Jonathan Falwell has seen first-hand his father’s vision for Liberty University come to life. Falwell has never held a formal position on campus, however, until now. The youngest son of the late Jerry Falwell Sr. will step into a new role as campus pastor and senior vice president of Spiritual Development this fall, carrying on […]

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Jerry Falwell Library Accepts Food Donations In Place Of Paying Overdue Fines

The Jerry Falwell Library is offering a special alternative to paying outstanding library fines for students.  The fine forgiveness program started April 19 and will run until May 5. Students have the opportunity to bring in food donations instead of paying their overdue library fines.  “We try not to bill students as regularly at this point in the semester, so […]

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Renewable Energy Club heads to the Geothermal Collegiate Competition

The Renewable Energy Club will be heading to the Geothermal Collegiate Competition sponsored by the Department of Energy May 4. This will be the first competition the club has attended since its founding in fall 2019.   The student-led LU Renewable Energy Club aims to teach its members about different renewable energy options. Some of these options include solar, wind, […]

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LU Send Works Through Restrictions To Provide Travel Opportunities For Students

As the world shut down in spring 2020 due to the coronavirus, students studying around the globe found themselves suddenly booking a flight home.  The virus paused international travel indefinitely, forcing LU Send to get creative as a new school year loomed in fall 2020.  Overseas travel, international internships and study abroad programs through LU Send that were planned for […]

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Local Dessert Favorite Opens Its Second Location In Roanoke, Virginia

In a remodeled trailer in Forest, Virginia, Jordan Nickerson and his wife Holly Nickerson opened their ice cream sandwich business Rookie’s in spring 2017.  Four years later, they opened their second location April 16, in Roanoke, Virginia, an hour away from the original location. Determined to expand their business and demographic, the young couple took a leap of faith and […]

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Rock Climbing Competition Gives Amateur And Advanced Climbers The Opportunity To Compete

Rock climbers competed in the Star Chaser competition at LaHaye Recreation & Fitness Center the week of April 18 with the opportunity to complete fun challenges and win prizes. The week-long competition required climbers to reserve time slots due to COVID-19 restrictions. Climbers signed up throughout the week and climbed as often as they could.  The goal was to complete […]

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Joins NEw Group Of Standing For Freedom Center Fellows

Liberty University’s Standing for Freedom Center announced a new group of fellows two weeks after launching its rebrand, naming former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo among the lineup of prominent conservative voices.  As the Freedom Center continues to expand, Executive Director Ryan Helfenbein said each of the fellows alongside Pompeo embody the principles of faith, freedom and strive to engage […]

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Heisman Trophy-Winner Tim Tebow Will Deliver 2021 Commencement Speech

Tim Tebow will return to Liberty’s campus in May as the keynote speaker for Liberty University’s 2021 Main Commencement ceremony.  President Jerry Prevo announced the news on Friday in a press release.   “We are grateful that Mr. Tebow has accepted our invitation to join us for Commencement and excited to hear him address our graduates,” Prevo said in the press […]

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Inaugural Liberty Baptist College Graduating Class Reunites After 50 Years

This year marks Liberty University’s 50th anniversary, and over the past weekend students from Liberty’s first graduating class held a celebration to kick off the series of events. Two former students, Gene Albert and Mike Grooms, hosted the gathering. Both Albert and Grooms attended Liberty Baptist College before the name change to Liberty University, they wanted to bring the first […]

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Liberty’s Annual “Serve Lynchburg” Outreach Assists Over 80 Organizations

Nearly 1,500 students joined community partners from April 16-17, assisting 84 organizations with the goal of serving them and their needs during the Serve Lynchburg initiative.  The annual event uses the hands of Liberty students, faculty, staff and residents of Lynchburg to help the community in a multitude of ways and actions. Although this year included safety measures including masks […]

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Liberty Graduate Student Will Assist In Global Vision 2020 Efforts To Distribute Eyewear

Liberty graduate student Lance Putnam will oversee the U-See vision project initiated by Global Vision 2020 this summer in Malawi, distributing eyeglasses to those without access to optometric care while creating jobs for fulfilling his practicum.  Putnam and his wife Jenifer will head to Malawi this summer with 5,500 eyeglasses to distribute to refugees, connecting with other denominations and the […]

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