Sgt. Stephanie Gardner: Translating Babel

Upon graduating high school in 2000, Stephanie Gardner followed family tradition and joined the military. She signed up with the U.S. Marine Corps just in time to take action when the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001. Gardner was two months into her Arabic course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. when the 9/11 tragedy happened. Gardner and […]

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Law School hosts ABA

The American Bar Association (ABA) Client Counseling Competition gives law students the opportunity to practice what they have learned in a mock consultation situation. Liberty hosted the ABA competition for the fourth time Feb. 19. The other law schools that competed were Campbell University, Charlotte School of Law, George Mason University, North Carolina Central University, Regent University, University of North […]

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AMA team ready for marketing competition

Team to present to Nintendo executives Marketing students will be heading to New Orleans, La., March 23 to face some of the top universities in the annual Collegiate Case Competition. “The thing about the case competition is it’s top of the line,” Dr. Kendrick Brunson said. Brunson has led the teams through their five years of competition. The American Marketing […]

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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit: Lt. Col. Chris McGreer: Phantom Chaplain

While Lt. Col. Chris McGreer may not be a student veteran, or even one of Liberty’s numerous faculty and staff veterans, he nevertheless has an impact on campus through his work with military students. Throughout his career, McGreer has been heavily involved with Officer Christian Fellowship (OCF) and currently holds a weekly Bible study at his house near campus. McGreer, […]

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40th celebration commences

Liberty University kicked off its 40th anniversary, ushering in a new era of growth this week. Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said Liberty is marking the occasion by celebrating the university’s history and preparing for the future. “It really is a new era and it just so happens to be our 40th anniversary,” Falwell said. “We’ve come about as far in […]

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Student receives Gates Scholarship

Krystal Heard is a junior education major at Liberty University, but more than that, she is one of 1,000 minority students nationwide chosen to receive the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Each year, a select number of high school seniors are awarded the Gate Scholarship which covers 10 years of education according to their website. Two years ago, Heard went through the […]

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Living a Legacy

Dr. Jerry Falwell met resistance to Lynchburg Baptist College in an odd place — his home. His wife, Macel, needed convincing when Falwell revealed his plan of starting a Christian college 40 years ago. “I said, ‘No, my kids are not going to that school,’” Macel Falwell said with a smile.

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Coffee shop reopens

Jazzman’s receives needed updates Students had to rely on their own coffee makers or other shops, while the DeMoss Hall location of Jazzman’s Café recently underwent extensive construction. Jazzman’s closed early Friday, Feb.18 as construction workers extended the wall that separates Jazzman’s storage and office area from the computer lab. An improved Jazzman’s Café welcomed students back Feb. 21, Monday […]

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Forensics team wins state titles

Two qualify for National Tournament A close-knit crew of five students can be found in the forensics office at least 10 hours per week studying speeches, working on homework and attending weekly meetings and teaching sessions. Nestled in DeMoss 3394, the Liberty University Forensics Speech Team is the latest unsung state champion to grace the campus. On Saturday, Feb. 19, […]

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New jobs on the horizon

J. Crew, a national apparel retailer, will be expanding its Lynchburg, Va. distribution center adding 177 jobs and 100,000 square feet for storage and processing space, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Feb. 25. J. Crew Group, Inc. includes retail and outlet stores nationwide and is comprised of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, as well as shoes and accessories. According to the […]

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Faith in Action

Liberty graduate brings conservative values to Colorado Senate Kevin Grantham’s journey to the Colorado State Senate began on a hog farm. A 1992 Liberty University graduate, Grantham raised hogs on his family’s three-acre farm as a child. His father took him to the bank for a loan and bought a boar, three sows and feed. “After I turned 10, dad […]

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New Zealand faces tragedy, responds in prayer

An earthquake terrorized the city of Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The country’s devastating earthquake killed more than 100 people, both citizens and tourists. As of March 4, the death toll has reached 161 and a rescue number of 70. The 70 people that were rescued were found within the first 26 hours after the earthquake. Because of […]

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Summer term heats up with new changes

More sessions to be offered last two weeks in August Liberty University’s 2011 Summer School program is gearing up to suit student’s needs with courses ranging from aviation to graphic design. The university opened its summer session registration for 2011 on Jan. 31 and now offers a variety of summer options, both residential and online. Changes in the summer session […]

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