Living for God after tragedy

Jennifer Barrick does not remember what she had for breakfast yesterday morning. Nor does she remember whether she has met the person standing in front of her. Many of Jennifer’s memories were ripped away from her like the hood of her family’s minivan after a head-on collision Nov. 5, 2006. After an intoxicated driver of a pick up truck struck […]

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Student wins national competition

Public relations senior Keri Cook wins first place at PRWeek Student of the Year competition in New York City Senior public relations major Keri Cook won first place at the PRWeek Student of the Year competition in New York City, March 1. “In my Public Relations Strategies class last semester, Dr. Widgeon asked each of us to create a comprehensive […]

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Liberty hosts robotics competition

Liberty University’s school of engineering and computational sciences hosted a VEX Robotics Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, for high school students across Virginia. “This program is specifically tailored to bring the magic of robotics competition into the classroom. Robotics is an engaging way to integrate all facets of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education […]

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Knowing the rules of voting

Today is Election Day for the presidential primary. Two more election days fall in this calendar year, including the local election in May and the presidential election on Nov. 6. What many people are unaware of is the importance of properly completing the registration process in order for a vote to count, and the proper location where they can go […]

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Commencement housing fills up almost instantly

Liberty University’s commencement housing slots have sold out just three weeks after registration opened for the available Campus East and Liberty Annex residences. This will be the second year that the university has opted to provide some on campus housing to graduating student’s families for the weekend of Commencement. “The response from guests last year was positive. As a result, […]

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Liberty law students win a first-place honor at Moot Court competition

Law teams from Liberty’s School of Law traveled to Regent University in Virginia Beach to compete in a two-day moot court tournament. The Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 17 to 18, dealt specifically with the decision of whether states are authorized to pass laws that address illegal immigration and whether they can enforce […]

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Finding missing $50,000

It would take a rare occasion for ABC’s “Good Morning America” to find its way to Lynchburg, Va. But when a Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) employee found a missing $50,000 dollars online, the popular morning show took notice and filmed the celebration that later aired on Feb. 17. For 21 months, Debbie Evans and the 39 members of GLTC’s […]

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Red Cross offering lifeguard lessons

This spring, Liberty University is partnering with the Red Cross to offer students the chance to gain their lifeguard certification. Classes are held during Feb. 21 through April 10 and are offered at a discounted price for Liberty students, staff and Military personal at $250 per course. Former U.S. Coast Guard corpsman and longtime lifeguard and swim instructor Eric Hammermeister […]

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Jubilee Center featured on Oprah Winfrey Network

The Jubilee Family Development Center in Lynchburg, Va. received national recognition in February when Executive Director Sterling Wilder was acknowledged as an “Everyday Hero” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Wilder was originally honored in 2000 on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the Use Your Life Award. Now, in a new program sponsored by Dollar General called Honoring Our Everyday Heroes, […]

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Students compete in Air Race Classic

School of Aeronautics students prepare to fly across US Two teams of Liberty University students will fly in the 2012 Air Race Classic in June. The 2,400-mile transcontinental race is an all-women’s race based on the 1929 “Powder Puff” Air Derby flown by Amelia Earhart. Fifty teams will fly from Lake Havasu, Ariz., north to Sault Ste Marie on Michigan’s […]

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Plunging for special needs

Lynchburg raises money for Special Olympics Virginia by braving icy waters Students and faculty of Liberty University, and members of the Lynchburg community, took a plunge into frigid waters for a good cause. This year’s Hill City Polar Plunge Festival at Camp Hydaway on Feb. 25 raised $22,388 — twice the amount that they were expecting. “I was really happy […]

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Film event gives back to charity

Liberty University’s National Broadcast Society (NBS) created a film competition, called Forty-Eight, to raise money for four local charities and hosted a Black Tie Event on Feb. 24, where the films were judged. Seven groups of three to five students had just 48 hours to create a promotional film for one of four charities: Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics Virginia, […]

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Bringing Christian values into focus

The Value Bus rolled into town Friday, encouraging students to register to vote for their values in the upcoming Presidential elections with their “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote 2012” tour. The Values Bus is the brainchild of the Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) and the Heritage Foundation. Offering young adults the opportunity to have a voice, the Heritage […]

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