Michael W. Smith directs Center for Commercial Music

Dr. Vernon Whaley, resident dean of the School of Music, took the stage alongside Grammy award-winning artist Michael W. Smith at Convocation Sep. 18 for a special announcement. They revealing a new opportunity available for students of all majors and areas of study.  The new program, called “EMERGE,” is anticipated to launch in January and will include 30 select students […]

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Tenth Avenue North rocks out in the Vines Center at Liberty University Sep. 27

Tenth Avenue North performed under flashing lights in the Vines Center Friday evening as lead singer Mike Donehey told fans that they are more than their past and have been remade. Student Activities hosted the American contemporary Christian music band Sep. 27, playing their hit singles and songs from their newest album, “No Shame.”  The night started with an acoustic […]

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Family-friendly audio convention Sonic-Con coming to Liberty University in March

Sonic-Con, a one-of-a-kind audio convention, is coming to Liberty University March 20 – 22. Throughout the last year, the School of Visual and Performing Arts collaborated with the School of Communication and Digital Content to develop a convention of family-friendly audio theatre, which will be presented throughout the event.  Chris Nelson, an associate professor of theatre, got the idea from […]

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Don’t know what to say next? The counseling center has some tips to help

Imagine approaching someone you don’t know.  You begin speaking, then suddenly realize that maintaining a casual conversation feels awkward and maybe painful.  What do you do now? The Art of Talking to Anyone event was hosted Tuesday to help students navigate the awkward, anxious and uncomfortable conversations most people inevitably face. The event featured three speakers from the Student Counseling […]

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Ethnic meal passed the plate around the world during Global Focus Week

The aroma of a variety of worldwide cuisine filled the Alumni Ballroom Thursday evening as students immersed themselves in different cultures and pondered the thought of meals as God’s “sacred space” through LU Serve’s Ethnic Meal event. The meal was one of many activities offered through LU Serve’s biannual event known as Global Focus Week. During the week, students had […]

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New local flower shop gets established in downtown Lynchburg

With Lynchburg’s rediscovered urban core comes a trickle of new downtown business also rediscovering what downtown vending means. For Kelli Willis, owner of The Hip Tulip, this renewal brings both her entrepreneurial spirit and her creative one into play. Willis established The Hip Tulip in downtown Lynchburg because she saw the need for a flower shop. “Because I’m the only […]

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The School of Business’ Back to School event showcases opportunities for Liberty students

With classes back in full swing, the School of Business hosted its Back to School Bash during the third week of classes in celebration of the new school year. Hundreds of students filled the grand lobby as the event kicked off. Graduate Student Assistants hosted tables with club organizations where students discovered the variety of clubs offered by Liberty’s Business […]

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Liberty supports Bahamian students during the islands’ time of devastation

Liberty University seeks to respond to Hurricane Dorian’s destruction through monetary relief and hopes to engage with boots on the ground as soon as travel can be opened.  The university first responded by sending a check of $25,000 to contribute to relief efforts. Liberty hopes to send an LU Send Now team soon.  Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development David […]

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Lynchburg Grows actively uses gardening to provide new resources to the Lynchburg community

With dirt in her nails and sweat beading down her neck, Shelley Blades works to bring change to the community of Lynchburg.  One radish at a time.  Just off Fort Avenue and Englewood Street, people can find nine greenhouses where Blades, farm manager and executive director of Lynchburg Grows, works alongside 10 other employees and numerous volunteers to grow produce […]

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