SGT Jonathan Born: A man with purpose

Sergeant Jonathan Born was no stranger to the military life when he joined the 1-116th Infantry Battalion. The Masters of Divinity in Chaplaincy student grew up around military bases because of his father’s career with the American Red Cross. Born said his family moved like any regular military family. Born felt called to the ministry from a young age, but […]

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Civil War remembered through letters and song

“But, oh Sarah! If the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night -— amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours — always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by. Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again.”

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War heroes find their strength

Thousands of students rose to their feet to applaud American heroes Dr. Tim Lee and Captain Scotty Smiley during convocation Wednesday. Lee lost both of his legs while serving with the United States Marine Corp in the Vietnam War. Captain Scotty Smiley was also injured during a tour of duty. After a car bomb explosion, Smiley was left without his vision.

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Students give thanks

Gallery of Gratitude: students interact in Thanksgiving communion Entering the Gallery of Gratitude, sounds of praise resounding in and around the building set the scene for Liberty University’s Thanksgiving communion service, Wednesday, Nov. 10. With artistic and creative exhibits scattered throughout the building, […]

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Luncheon honors veterans, servicemen

“Oorah.” Oorah is not a common phrase heard among civilians, but it has served as a rallying cry for the United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C) since the mid-20th century. When the United States Marine Corps was congratulated on its 235th birthday at the Veteran’s Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 10, “Oorah” was the response given by the many U.S.M.C.  veterans and […]

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National D-Day Memorial honors veterans

A cloudless blue sky hung over Bedford, Va., as hundreds gathered at the National D-Day Memorial to commemorate all who have answered the call to serve their country. Air Force chaplain Capt. Mike Flores opened the ceremony in prayer thanking God for America’s veterans. The Department of Defense and Veterans Administration report that over 41 million men and women have served this nation since the first shot at Lexington Green 235 years ago. More than 2.6 million of those veterans have been killed or wounded in the defense of freedom around the world. The National D-Day Memorial is a poignant reminder that the town of Bedford suffered the highest per capita losses of any U.S. town on the beaches of Normandy.

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New Campus Pastor to Serve Commuters

Campus pastor for commuter students Bliss Spillar said he is excited about his new job ministering to Liberty University’s off-campus residential students. He said he cares deeply for the spiritual health of Liberty, which includes both commuter and residential students. Spillar said there is a need for commuter students to feel more involved in the spiritual life programs Liberty has […]

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Supporting Those at Home

We salute the men who fight for our freedoms overseas. We respect them and honor them. We pray for them and send encouragement and we so often forget about their wives, fiancées and families. One club on campus is trying to change that. Silent Ranks with a Vision (SRV) was started last April by Amanda Daugherty, who is a military […]

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We’re Number One: Liberty University Online Receives Recognition

MyCollegesandCareers.com ranked Liberty University Online number one in its “Top 10 Best Online Universities” list, compiled by one of the website’s writers Michael Moss. “I view Liberty University as one of the few online colleges that provide students with a complete education and the feeling of pride and identity that is often overlooked in online education,” Moss said. Moss formed […]

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Dorm 33 Goes Global

Brooke Rardon had a goal to impact the lives of the girls in dorm 33 for missions when she stepped on Liberty University’s campus at the beginning of the semester. Over the summer, Rardon had witnessed her mother’s determination to spread the news of her experiences as a missionary in Thailand to her community. While in Thailand, her mother saw […]

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Empowering Women to Change the World

Songs of “A Global Hallelujah” resounded inside the sanctuary of Riverdale Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Md. Smiles stretching from cheek to cheek portrayed the enthusiasm of the children singing about Jesus. Kick starting Tour of Hope, a women’s movement through World Help, Children of the World energized this crowd of women through their concert. Noel Yeatts, vice-president of World […]

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Election Results 2010: Going Red

SENATE The Democratic Party was able to stake its claim in the Senate by allowing the Republican Party only an additional six seats. The Democratic Party currently holds 53 seats, with the Republican Party holding 46 seats and Independent candidates holding two seats. The Senate will have the power to adjust the House vote on matters that disagree with President […]

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