Liberty Champion Staff Place in Multiple Press Competitions

The Liberty Champion and several of its staff and writers have won several awards in three competitions – the Evangelical Press Association Awards, the American Scholastic Press Association Awards and the Baptist Communicators Association’s 54th Annual BCA Awards Competition. In the EPA Awards, the Champion received an Award of Merit for its digital version of the campus paper. Palm Beach […]

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Liberty Champion staff and alumni place in 2017 VPA awards

Staff members and a writer at the Liberty Champion and have won four awards from the Virginia Press Association’s 2017 News and Editorial Contest, while four Liberty alumni have taken home several more awards. Jack Panyard, Erin Covey and Will Young took home the first-place award in the “Headline Writing” category. The winning headlines were “This auto be fixed,” “An […]

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Unifying North and South Korean teams spreads the Olympic message

“The Olympic spirit is about respect, dialogue and understanding.” The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, proclaimed as such in his announcement of unifying North and South Korea’s Olympic teams at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games. The Olympics are known for uniting countries through healthy, athletic competition. North and South Korea competing and carrying the unification flag together […]

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Trump Chooses Liberty for First Commencement Address

Caps and hats told the tale of Liberty University’s 44th Commencement, with academic caps as a ceremonial aspect of celebrating the over 18,000 students graduating and the speckling of iconic red trucker hats signaling the morning’s speaker, President Donald Trump. Trump chose to give his first commencement address as president at Liberty, making him the first sitting U.S. president to […]

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Liberty Club Golf Captures 9th at Nationals

In 2014, the Liberty University club golf program started out as just another club hoping to connect students with the mutual interest in the sport. Now, three years later, the club golf team is already competing against top schools like the University of Georgia, University of Alabama and Stanford University in the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA). The Liberty […]

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Then vs. Now

Once a small and private campus, Liberty University has flourished into a school with a world-wide reach. Since 2007, the university has witnessed a variety of changes regarding the appearance of campus, the addition of academic programs and the transition of leadership. Nonetheless, Liberty has stayed consistent to Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s original vision while still making the necessary improvements […]

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Dr. Falwell as a father

When Jonathan Falwell was unanimously voted by thousands of Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) members to succeed Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. as a  senior pastor just weeks after his father’s passing, Jonathan Falwell made the congregation a promise that would have made his father proud: If his new role ever came between him and his family, he would “quit in […]

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Financial freedom found

In the past 10 years since the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr., Liberty University has significantly bolstered its economic status and diversified its investment portfolio to make it one of the most economically-sound universities in the nation. Enlarged revenue streams and strong year-to-year financial gains from investments continue to improve Liberty’s bond rating and increase donor confidence. The most […]

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Conversation with Doc

Women’s volleyball coach Shane Pinder recalls a memorable interaction with Jerry Falwell Sr. “I could talk about Dr. Falwell for hours if we had time. He loved kids, and he loved reaching people with the gospel. I was never in a moment with him where I saw him interacting with people that within a few moments he didn’t make them […]

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