• 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 […]

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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 […]

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  • Conversations with those who knew Jerry Falwell Sr.

    Stories from Ed Hindson, Mark Hine and Ron Hawkins “Greatest leader that ever lived. He was powerful, strong, challenging, convicting, exciting, interesting, controversial, decisive, never satisfied with progress.” These were […]

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  • LU sends off students

    Students to visit Germany, Israel, Romania and more through summer trips This summer, Liberty students will travel the United States and the world to visit historical sites, seize outreach opportunities […]

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  • Packing the stands

    Liberty to host 50,000 guests at the 43rd Commencement ceremony       With more than 6,000 graduate walking in 27 degree presentation ceremonies, Liberty University is ready to welcome […]

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Home opener, stadium success

Flames take series from the Penn State Nittany Lions in the much anticipated public debut of new ballpark Game One Red towels flooded the stands, and more than 2,500 fans roared as Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. threw out the first pitch. Almost three hours later, Liberty Flames pitcher Ashton Perritt reached back and blew a 91 mph fastball past Penn […]

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Track’s sweet 16th

Liberty continued to dominate in the Big South Track and Field Indoor Championships Feb. 21 and 22, bringing home a men’s conference championship title for the 16th straight year. The women’s squad captured second place in the competition, finishing behind Coastal Carolina. The Liberty men coasted to an easy victory in the 2013 conference championship. The Flames tallied 163.5 points […]

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LU recalls Governors

Flames outlast Austin Peay State University, win in overtime The Liberty Flames basketball team faced off against the Austin Peay State University Governors in the Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster series, Saturday, Feb. 23. The Flames prevailed 79-73 in overtime. Travis Betran of Austin Peay made two late three pointers in the second half to send the game into the Flames second […]

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Marine marches for missions

Gunfire echoed across the African town of Bujumbura, Burundi as doors quickly slammed shut, cease-fire agreement broken and lives halted as the bullets pierced the air. Seven years after the genocide in Rwanda, the African town was ravaged in turmoil yet again, according to Marine James Iversen. “Everyone who was working for the Department of State had to be (at) […]

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Sequester looms over military

During times of war, our military budget has increased in order to fight off threats of communism and terrorism both to us and to our allies. In times of peace, military budgets have corresponding decreased. Former president Bill Clinton cut back on military spending during what was called the Peace Dividend after the Cold War. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, […]

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Prayer Center makes big changes

It is a small, easily-forgotten room on the backside of Dorm 17 on main campus. The walls are neatly lined with frames that hold tiny seeds. Spaced between these mustard seeds are frames containing little nuggets of truth from Liberty University’s founder Jerry Falwell Sr. As unimpressive as the room may seem, big things are happening for Liberty University’s Prayer […]

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Raising a song of praise

Lauren Sweeney tells her story, from a dream to a reality “Walking onto the stage for the first convocation of the year brought me to a new place of utter humility that God would choose to use me in this way,” Lauren Sweeney, the lead female vocalist on the Liberty University Campus Band, said. Sweeney, a junior in the worship […]

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Third Day plays TRBC

When Amber Tiller first heard that Third Day would be playing at a Student Activities’ concert at Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) Friday, Feb. 22, she could hardly contain her excitement. A high school senior and a resident of Roanoke, Tiller made the trip to Liberty University’s College for a Weekend (CFAW) last semester, and even though she did not […]

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Love on Lynchburg

The Community Care Initiative of Liberty University held its first Love On Lynchburg (LOL) Day Saturday, Feb. 23. According to a Liberty press release, more than 100 students came out to participate in numerous community service projects within Lynchburg. Some of these projects included baking and playing games at nursing homes, cleaning and landscaping city spaces, cleaning homes of disabled […]

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Jazzy Fun Friday rocks

Center4ME celebrates African-American culture The sound of jazz music echoed throughout the hallways of Green Hall Feb. 22, welcoming Liberty University students to celebrate African American History Month by participating in the Center for Multicultural Enrichment’s (Center4ME) Jazzy Fun Friday. Liberty students, faculty, staff and College for a Weekend guests celebrated the African American legacy with live jazz music, games […]

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Fighting the flu

Tips for people struggling to stay healthy Modern medicine has separated Siamese twins conjoined at the head, but it has not solved some of the smallest, yet greatest of human inconveniences — such as the flu. Each year, medical professionals manufacture a vaccination for the influenza virus, commonly referred to as the flu, but opinions vary about the effectiveness of […]

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Flames ousted from tourney

Liberty falls in the second round to James Madison in OT Liberty University forward Chad Docksteader placed a perfect shot behind the Radford University goaltender to clinch the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference (BRHC) first-round victory over the Highlanders, 4-3. However, Liberty was downed by James Madison University 4-3 in overtime. Throughout the evening, the Flames DIII hockey team looked sluggish […]

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Career Center offers connections

LUNETWORK provides a link to the professional world for Liberty students in search of jobs and internships Liberty University’s Career Center, a guidance resource for students seeking an internship or job, now points undergraduates in the direction of LUNETWORK, an online tool that helps connect them to possible employers. Matt Meservy, an LUNETWORK coordinator, said that students wishing to begin […]

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