SGA and students gather to pray for campus, revival and leadership

Despite the weather, Liberty students and the spiritual life team from Student Government Association (SGA) prayed for the campus April 14 in the Montview Alumni Ballroom for the first Student Body Prayer Walk.  During this hour-long prayer event, students prayed for everything from revival, freedom, relationships, staff and Sodexo employees and their families to academic buildings, dorms, executive leadership and […]

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Art store crafts grand opening in Lynchburg

Lynchburg’s first Hobby Lobby officially opened April 8 after a soft launch April 1.  Hobby Lobby, the world’s largest privately-owned arts and crafts retailer, with more than 850 stores in 46 states, opened a new store in Lynchburg at 2315 Wards Road, near the intersection of Candlers Mountain Road. Instead of driving to Danville, previously the closest Hobby Lobby location, […]

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Liberty University and Hampton University students meet in symposium at the Library of Congress

Liberty University and Hampton University students rallied together April 2 in the Library of Congress to exchange ideas and learn about the social impact of modern American politics.  “This will make you a better citizen,” Robert Hurt, former congressman and executive director for Liberty’s Center of Law and Government, said.  Hurt and Dr. Jarris Louis Taylor Jr., the director of […]

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Liberty University’s ROTC program fundraises for local food bank

Cadets within Liberty’s Army ROTC program will partner with Park View Community Mission in Lynchburg for an event known as “Rucking for a Reason” April 27.  According to Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Barr, cadets participate in ten “ruck” marches per year, but he hopes to use this upcoming march to make a difference.  During ruck marches, cadets typically fill their […]

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Liberty University’s College Republicans club hosts “Coffee with a Democrat” panel-style event

Two Republicans and a Democrat sat down over coffee and doughnuts April 8 to find common ground on polarizing political issues. Liberty University’s College Republicans hosted University of Lynchburg’s College Democrats for “Coffee with a Democrat” — the final event of the semester for the club.  Representatives from the two clubs engaged in a panel-style conversation to discuss the political […]

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Third annual service event sends students into the Lynchburg community

Liberty University students and faculty served 8,500 volunteer hours during the third annual Serve Lynchburg event April 12 and 13.  The event gave students and faculty an opportunity to serve the Lynchburg community in a variety of ways, ranging from general clean-up to landscaping to painting interior and exterior walls. Liberty partnered with more than 100 local organizations and companies […]

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Driver Awareness Day, April 6, will encourage safety for pedestrians and drivers

Liberty University’s Criminal Justice Club will partner with the Virginia State Police to host Driver Awareness Day April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thomas Road Baptist Church parking lot. The event is open to the public and will include a distracted driver simulation, 18-wheeler simulator, a child safety seatbelt check and driver safety demonstrations involving seat […]

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Lifeline event, “The Truth About Planned Parenthood,” brings in former AG

Lifeline, Liberty’s pro-life club, hosted Dr. Philip Kline, at its “The Truth About Planned Parenthood” event March 18.  Kline served as the attorney general of Kansas and spent years advocating for Kansas minors who were coerced into getting illegal abortions.  Kline, a current Liberty Law professor, discussed his 2004 investigation of Planned Parenthood and Dr. George Tiller, who advocated and […]

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Liberty University to host two-day campus recreation event

Liberty University’s first Campus Rec Fest will offer students a variety of events  on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27. The two-day event will offer a range of activities for people interested in arts and music, athletics and fitness and the outdoors, according to Hailey Gustafson, the marketing lead of Liberty’s Student Activities. “Campus Rec Fest is our first annual recreation […]

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Liberty Law student remains in critical condition after horrific crash

Liberty University law student Alexis Livingston remains on life support in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at the VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) Medical Center after experiencing a head-on collision with a tractor trailer Tuesday, March 12, in Petersburg, Virginia. Livingston, 25, suffered a traumatic brain injury and fractured multiple bones, including ribs, legs and ankles, along with other injuries. As […]

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Local Food truck, Rookie’s, celebrates second year of business with party, free samples

Rookie’s, a Lynchburg cookie and ice cream food truck, celebrated its second year of business with a weekend-long birthday party March 28-31, offering customers free samples of milk, cookies and a raffle prize.  Throughout the weekend celebrations, Rookie’s ice cream and milk provider, Homestead Creamery, brought free samples, serving its locally-made specialty milks and ice creams. Each customer could also […]

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