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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GLTC over budget, buses to still run

Long, blue buses roll around campus every day transporting students to class, dorms or extracurricular destinations. What students probably do not think about while they are crowding onto those buses is how they would get places without them. The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company over-shot their budget by $195 thousand. As a result, the company is considering their options in order […]

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Debate Team sweeping the competition

At the end of last semester, the Liberty University Debate Team held the top spot in three ranking organizations, American Debate Association, Cross-Examination Debate Association and National Debate Tournament (NDT), a news release said. The team continued its winning streak at the District VII qualifying tournament Feb. 19 to 20. The tournament determined whether or not the team would qualify […]

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