Building Liberty

More changes bring new look to Liberty’s campus Construction on Liberty University’s campus continues as the administration makes plans to demolish the buildings located behind DeMoss. According to Liberty’s Director of Planning and Construction Charles Spence, the university is looking to relocate the offices and classrooms currently residing in the SLAB and Schilling to the completed fourth floor of DeMoss […]

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VA task force to assist local governments

A task force comprised of five members, including Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne, is looking to revise and eliminate a number of the state mandates imposed on local governments. The goal is to alleviate cost, time and excess paperwork for cities, including Lynchburg. The “First Interim Report to the Governor” is a 59-page document describing the task force’s creation, goals […]

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Karl Rove discusses 2012 presidential race

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove spoke at Randolph College Jan. 26 about President Barack Obama, the upcoming election and his years of experience in politics. Nicknamed “The Architect” for his role in designing both of Bush’s presidential campaigns, Rove said the current Republican primaries have been “weird” with six lead […]

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Bonds to build

Liberty University sold $100 million worth of taxable bonds to finance construction projects across campus. The university made its second initial public offering (IPO) in the past two years on Jan. 11. According to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., financial advisors recommended that the university borrow close to what it would be spending over the next five years for construction projects […]

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Math Emporium: A new way to learn math

At Liberty University, students are learning math differently than ever before. This decision is mutually beneficial for both the students and the professors. It’s called the Math Emporium, developed by the National Center for Academic transformation, whose motto reads, “Experts in improving learning and reducing cost in higher education.” “This remedial approach to teaching lower-level math allows students to learn […]

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Health Services expand

New equipment makes diagnosing patients quicker Liberty University’s health service medical provider, Centra Medical Group, underwent a major scheduling change Jan. 9. Health services, located in Green Hall, now accepts walk-ins. In addition to this, new equipment, staff, rooms and medical record services have been added to accommodate this change. “Just as Liberty is growing, LU health services has grown […]

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Blood drives save lives

Liberty University collects more than 50 units of blood A blood drive was held Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the back hall of DeMoss Commons at Liberty University from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Blood Services and the College of General Studies. “During the winter months regular blood donors go down due to illness […]

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Vines Center food court closes

Lack of student interest has caused the Vines Center food court to officially shut down, according to Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. According to Lee Beaumont, director of auxiliary services at Liberty, the college began losing money after Founder’s Food Court vendors initially moved over to the Vines Center last year. The amount of revenue the operation was making […]

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Expansions in Aeronautics

Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics is now offering unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training and has significantly expanded both its aviation maintenance and flight attendant programs. The school anticipates an “explosion” of job opportunities in the next few years. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently testing to see whether manned and unmanned aircraft can fly safely in the same airspace, […]

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Virginia Primaries approach

The Virginia March Primaries are approaching at a rapid rate. The voting for the Republican candidates will take place March 6 at various polling locations throughout the state. “Due to Virginia candidate qualification laws there will only be two republican presidential candidates on the Virginia ballot, Gov. Mitt Romney from Massachusetts and Con. Ron Paul from Texas,” Political Director for […]

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Advertisement taken out of context

Liberty University has made national news with its recent promotional commercial starring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. However, according to a statement released by Liberty’s General Counsel David Corry, the ad was not intended to support Gingrich as a presidential candidate. “Liberty University and Speaker Newt Gingrich have a long history together that predates his candidacy for the Republican nomination […]

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New developments in the psychology department

Liberty University’s Psychology Club is gearing up to make some major changes in the wake of the spring semester with a new name and program set for the future. The PsyComm, which stands for “The Psychology Community,” will replace Liberty’s current and smaller scale Psychology Club to become an all-encompassing organization that promotes the inclusion and unity of the entire […]

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Online ads get googled

Liberty University Online has found an innovative new way to reach global audiences using mobile marketing methods through Google searches on smart phones and other mobile devices. This past December, Google released a case study documenting Liberty’s success in mobile marketing in the education industry. According to the Executive Director of Admissions for Liberty University Online, Steve Peterson, Google saw […]

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Turner Gill to lead the Flames

New head football coach replaces Rocco For most students, Dec. 15, 2011, marked the end of another semester. For Liberty University football and new head coach Turner Gill, it marked the beginning of a new era. Just a week and a half after former head coach Danny Rocco accepted the head coaching position at the University of Richmond, the Flames […]

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