Liberty’s ROTC exemplifies physical strength with service a part of their core

The members of Liberty University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) pride themselves not only in physical training and labs, but in their effort to give back to the community in service. ROTC participates in a number of events throughout the year, some requiring physical training and others requiring an open heart for service.  ROTC members Caleb Deusen and Austin Springer […]

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Liberty honors student veterans and military members through Military Emphasis Week

Military Emphasis Week, part of Liberty University’s initiative to show appreciation for students who have served, will take place from Saturday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 16 on campus and will feature various activities for veterans and students in the military.  On-campus events kick off on Saturday, Nov. 9 with the Valley Vue Mike Donahue Memorial Five Miler held at […]

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Liberty’s theater group The King’s Players uses drama, plays to share the Gospel around the country

Fall break is a time for rest and fun before the second half of first semester starts. Students load into cars for day trips or outings home. For King’s Players, however, it means loading into a bus and traveling across states to New York City. This year, King’s Players, a traveling drama ministry team composed solely of Liberty students, took […]

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Liberty student Stuart Bailey awarded cybersecurity scholarship

Seven college students from Virginia received a full scholarship to the Applied CyberSecurity  Certificate Program, including Liberty University student Stuart Bailey.  Cyber FastTrack scholarships for $22,000 are scholarships given through the Applied Cybersecurity Program (ACS). Through ACS, students go through Cybersecurity training and have to pass a series of exams to show their knowledge at the end of the training. […]

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Byron wins second at Martinsville Speedway and the Society of Automobile Engineers team sees NASCAR firsthand

NASCAR driver William Byron cruised to a second-place finish Sunday, Oct. 27 at Martinsville Speedway.  The Liberty University Online student and second-year Monster Energy Cup Series driver battled Martin Truex Jr. for the lead during the final 24 laps of the First Data 500. Truex won the race, securing his spot in the next round of playoff races.  Byron began […]

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NASCAR driver and Liberty online student William Byron takes a second place finish at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR driver William Byron cruised to a second-place finish Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The Liberty Online student and second-year Monster Energy Cup Series driver battled Martin Truex Jr. for the lead over the last 24 laps of the First Data 500. Truex won, securing his spot in the next round of playoff races. Byron began his third Cup Series race […]

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Construction on Main Street updates waterlines and streetscape in renewal project

Offic-heavy streets is getting a makeover — both above ground and below. Main Street, which runs through the heart of downtown Lynchburg, has underground electrical and water systems that are 200 years old.  The Main Street Renewal Project aims to replace the aging underground water, storm water and sewer fixtures with new ones and modernize the streetscape above. The project […]

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Downtown Lynchburg partnership will beautify construction zones with “Art on the Fence”

Artists in Lynchburg have the opportunity to submit their artwork for a unique project called “Art on the Fence” to beautify areas of downtown under construction.  Ashley Kershner, executive director of the Downtown Lynchburg Association, said the association will adorn the construction fencing with the top five designs printed on vinyl.  “This is a project that aims to bring beauty […]

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Water Dog, a local Lynchburg restaurant, wins a state award for “Restaurant of the Year”

Popular local restaurant The Water Dog recently received an “Ordinary Award” for restaurant of the year. Ordinary Awards are given out to celebrate Virginia’s restaurants and lodging, according to ordinaryawards.com. They are presented by The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association (VRLTA).  “The Ordinary Awards celebrate and honor all of Virginia’s restaurants, lodging establishments and hotels, DMOs, attractions, and more,” […]

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Center for Financial Literacy seeks to help Liberty navigate financial decisions

“I would tell my 20 year-old-self to start thinking about it (financial planning). You don’t have to have the entire plan now or have everything figured out, but just start the conversation and take the next right step,” Dr. Stacie Rhodes said. Dr. Rhodes is the Executive Director of Financial Planning at Liberty University and an associate professor at the […]

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Commons 3 residents participated in box packing for Operation Christmas Child

In light of the Christmas season, Liberty University partnered with nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse to bring joy to children all over the world with heartfelt gifts provided in the simple form of a shoebox. Thousands of shoe boxes are filled with necessities and toys for children by Liberty students each year in an initiative known as Operation Christmas Child. Through Operation […]

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Girls freeing girls — Liberty students join the fight against sex trafficking in an unconventional way

For the month of October, Liberty students Kelley Duvall and Natalie Barsamian are taking on the fight against human trafficking in an unusual way. Duvall and Barsamian are asking for donations in the form of funds, time and bras.  The two juniors are hoping to bring in 1,000 bras for a movement called Girls Free Girls. Girls Free Girls is […]

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Students from Hampton and Liberty gather for discussion in the heart of D.C.

Liberty University joined with Hampton University at the Library of Congress Wednesday for the exchanging of ideas with some of the nation’s leading public servants and media professionals for the second Washington Symposium.  The idea for the Washington Symposium sparked from a U.S. Senate Town Hall last year where Liberty and Hampton students were both in attendance. The two institutions […]

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