Votes make impact

Students turn out for midterm race This year’s general election shifted control of the U.S. Senate from a Democrat majority to a Republican majority, changing the overall balance from a Republican House and Democratic Senate to a fully Republican controlled Congress. Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, was seeking a seat in the Senate during the November […]

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Campus celebrates the military

By Quinn Foley Office responsible for armed forces outreach hosts time of appreciation Military Emphasis Week (MEW) is a time when Liberty University faculty and students have an opportunity to pause and appreciate those who have served and are still serving in the U.S. Military. This year, MEW is being held Monday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 8, and there […]

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New Deans chosen

Provost picks new leaders In order to accommodate the rapid growth of Liberty University and the need to employ more professionals, Provost Dr. Ronald Godwin has appointed several individuals for academic leadership positions. The new positions include Angela Rice becoming the new dean for the Jerry Falwell Library, Dr. Deanna Britt being promoted from department chair to dean for the […]

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Fall festival fun

SA hosts a day full of activities and food at Camp Hydaway Student Activities (SA) held Liberty University’s annual Fall Festival at Camp Hydaway Saturday, Oct. 18, attracting students and members of the community for an afternoon of food, crafts, games and contests. This year’s event took place at Camp Hydaway after being held at the Equestrian Center for the […]

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Alumni brothers visit

Twin brothers and Liberty University alumni David and Jason Benham came to Liberty Wednesday, Oct. 8, to discuss their careers in real estate and their perspective on being “missionaries in the marketplace.” The Benham brothers began their day Wednesday by speaking during Convocation and spent the rest of their day speaking to multiple communications and business classes. They also did […]

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Registration approaches end

Efforts made to avoid low student voter turnout on election day During the 2014 Lynchburg City Council race, several people, including Montgomery Pace, chairwoman of the College Republicans of Liberty University, sacrificed much of their time to motivate students to vote. When only 198 showed up at the Liberty precinct, the Lynchburg community turned a curious eye toward campus. Pace, […]

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Parent contest reveals winner

Sophomore Hayley Bell receives the Outstanding Parent of the Year award Sophomore Hayley Bell was inspired to share her family’s story when she discovered the Outstanding Parent Essay Contest, showcased through the Parent and Family Connections Office. Through the process of writing the essay, she remembered the struggle her parents endured almost 10 years ago that continues to impact her […]

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Pray daily

Volunteers reach out The Liberty University Prayer Center is a place where thousands of prayers are being poured upon the entire student body, according to Prayer Center Manager and Campus Pastor Tim Voogd. According to the Prayer Center’s Facebook page, the mission of the center is “to encourage, comfort, intercede and uplift people by walking with them into the throne […]

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Actor visits

Kirk Cameron, a familiar face and supporter of Liberty University, visited Friday, Sept. 26 to encourage students during Convocation and to give advice to cinematic arts students. “I kind of feel like your Uncle Kirk,” Cameron said as he took the stage in the Vines Center. “… I’m not just an invited speaker. I feel like I’m part of the […]

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Campus makeover new look

Construction alters the look of Liberty’s landscape As the year transitions into a cooler season, construction crews on Liberty University’s campus will be gearing up to reach construction goals before winter hits the hills of Lynchburg. With several projects underway and a number of them just beginning, the campus is rapidly taking on a new form. Two construction projects across […]

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Finish strong

Catherine Hardee enjoys success With her buzzer in hand, Liberty University alumna Catherine Hardee took on the opportunity to win big bucks Sept. 23 as she played her first round on the television game show, “Jeopardy!” After exhausting all of the questions her first day, Hardee’s winnings came to $12,401 — a result of being the only contestant to answer […]

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Donahue killed in action

Fallen soldier leaves a legacy Maj. Michael Donahue, 41, a paratrooper in the 18th Airborne Corps and a former Liberty University professor, was killed in action Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a Taliban car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the Fayetteville Observer. The Fort Bragg soldier was an operations support officer with C Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, a news […]

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Former provost dies

Faculty reflect on life of influential academic leader Provost Emeritus Dr. Boyd Rist, who served the university for 40 years, died Sunday, Sept. 14, at the age of 68 after battling multiple myeloma and leukemia. Starting at Liberty in 1973, Rist wore a number of different hats, including professor of history, chair of the division of social sciences, associate dean […]

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Campus mourns student death

Liberty comforts grieving parents after son dies from the effects of stroke Liberty University senior Zhecun Jin, 22, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, from the effects of an unexpected stroke. After nearly four weeks in the hospital following the Aug. 21 stroke, Jin was removed from life support Wednesday. Jin, a senior, completed Liberty’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program before studying in […]

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