Jeff Taylor: A legacy continued

Family and friends of the late Liberty University professor Jeffery Owen Taylor were treated to front-row accommodations for Friday night’s game against visiting Gardner-Webb University. Taylor was killed this time last year while throwing some extra batting practice to his son, Jeff Jr., after a Lynchburg College baseball practice. Taylor and his son often stayed after practice for a few […]

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Liberty Twilight Qualifier nets Flames pair of records

The Liberty University track and field team not only broke school records, but also qualified three more athletes to the IC4A championships as the Flames hosted its annual Liberty Twilight Qualifier Thursday. Both Liberty records came from the women’s squad.  Sophomore Olivia Charnuski broke the Liberty woman’s 100-meter hurdles record with a time of 13.65 seconds – a record previously […]

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Chelanga breaks own NCAA record

California may be 10,000 miles and 10 time zones away from Sam Chelanga’s native Kenya, but he certainly feels at home in the Golden State. The redshirt junior shattered his own NCAA 10K record at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University, trimming 20 seconds off last year’s record set at the Brutus Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. Chelanga’s 27:08.39 […]

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Leong wins SGA president

Tim Leong was elected Student Government Association (SGA) President with Bethany Davis and Cody May as vice-presidents Friday by a grazing 25-vote margin. “The vote was so close,” SGA Spiritual Life Director and Vice-Chairman of Rules and Judiciary Committee Thomas Turner said. “It showed that the student body truly cared about who was representing them.” According to Turner, who was […]

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Report says students add to local economy

The facts and figures are in. The results: Liberty University contributes to Lynchburg and Region 2000 in six ways — through growth, contributions to the local economy, employment, local fiscal contributions, state fiscal contributions and its recreations, impacting Lynchburg’s quality of life. Region 2000 consists of the 2,000 square miles surrounding Lynchburg, including Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox and Amherst counties. Magnum […]

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Advertising team captures second place

She stood before four judges as the crowd filed in, ready to reveal the presentation she and her 10 group members had spent the last two semesters researching and planning. Senior advertising major Abigail Fleming leaned over and whispered, “In our weakness he is strong” to the teammate beside her, then dazzled the crowd with a top-notch presentation performance. Fleming […]

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CSER contributes to community

Instead of jumping at the opportunity for an outrageous 12 hours of sweet slumber, some Liberty students rise early each Saturday morning to serve the city of Lynchburg. “Liberty students and employees account for 586,262 and 88,617 hours respectively per year in local community service,” according to Mangum Economic Consulting. Liberty offers diverse opportunities, such as CampusSERVE, to give students […]

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Commencement approaching soon

Four years ago a group of freshmen walked onto Liberty’s campus. They came from all around the world, excited and ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Fast forward to the present day. Those bright-eyed freshmen, now seniors, are tired, immune to caffeine and counting down to the day they thought would never arrive — May 15, 2010 […]

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Candidates debate one last time

The debate was not over yet.  With five days until the city council election, all eight candidates had one final chance to change voters’ minds  at the last official debate before today’s election. The debate was held at Faith Alliance Church on Timberlake Road April 29. Many questions focused on Liberty University and its role in the community. During the […]

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Debate Team wins three major tournaments

The Liberty University Debate Team won the National Debate Tournament (NDT), Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA), and American Debate Association (ADA) championships for the third year in row.  The team defeated schools from all over the country like University of California-Berkeley, James Madison University and Vanderbilt University. “We hope that by meeting students at other elite schools in an intellectual competition […]

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