An Apple a day

On Sept. 28, Liberty University’s Information Technology Department celebrated the grand opening of its IT Marketplace — Liberty’s first on-campus computer supply store — located in the computer lab on the second floor of DeMoss Hall. The new IT Marketplace provides on-campus students with a variety of Apple, Inc. products, such as the MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone, along with […]

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Feeling jazzy

Student Activities hosted a CD-release concert Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the LaHaye Event Space for Liberty University graduate student David Duque’s five-song jazz album, “Music by David Duque.” Duque is from Dallas, Texas and is currently studying pastoral counseling. Duque began his time on stage by expressing his gratitude to all those who helped him through the process of creating […]

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Hit the road

President Falwell calls for a third lane on Wards In an informal meeting of Lynchburg-area college presidents and city government officials, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell mentioned interest in widening Wards Road to three lanes each way on the stretch of road from the River Ridge mall entrance and U.S. 460. The meeting — which took place Sept. 21 at […]

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And another one

An update on the Commons III construction Commons III is in the rock-removal stage of construction and is scheduled to open for the fall 2017 semester, according to Alan Askew, vice president of Major Construction at Liberty University. The new dorm will have two five-floor wings joined by a two-floor connector to form a U shape, according to Brad Butler, […]

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Special delivery

Pharmacy delivers prescriptions for free With the start of the fall 2016 semester, Hill City Pharmacy is partnering with Liberty University to provide free pharmaceutical delivery to faculty, staff and students. Bryan Moody, president of Hill City Pharmacy, is looking forward to the opportunities the program provides. “We’re delivering to faculty and staff right there at their desk,” Moody said. “We’ll […]

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Walk-ins welcomed

On-campus student health center introduces new fee to upgrade services Liberty University’s Student Health Center announced the institution of a new student health fee starting this semester to upgrade equipment and renovate its on-campus space located in Green Hall. According to Executive Director of the Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives Dr. Keith Anderson, the new health fee is part […]

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Growing collectively

New Campus Community study program “Vinyl” debuts, runs for five weeks Liberty University students can expect new things from Wednesday night’s Campus Community this year. One difference returning students will notice about Campus Community is a change of source material. Paul’s letter to the Galatians, which has been the primary study text in Campus Community for the better part of […]

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University expansion

Liberty updates its master plan for the future look and layout of campus Though a master plan of Liberty University has been released for multiple years, over the recent months, the university announced new changes to the plan, many of which will change campus as it is presently known. Alan Askew, vice president of major construction planning & construction, said […]

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THE FLARE

Zika Virus Update More than 400 people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus disease (Zika) in the U.S., and 36 of the victims have been pregnant women. One death of a Puerto Rican man is linked to the disease. Zika is a major concern for pregnant women because of the connection to microcephaly. For more information about the virus, […]

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Firearms in the dorms

Board of trustees approves concealed carry weapons in residence halls. The Liberty University board of trustees recently approved a policy change for concealed carry weapons on campus, which will allow President Jerry Falwell to permit students to have their concealed carry in the residence halls. The previous campus firearm policy stated that “members of the University community that are over […]

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Debate based on false assumptions

University president speaks out about controversial campus gun policy When I spoke to Liberty University students last December to express my concern for the victims of the San Bernardino, California, shooting that occurred just days before and to share with them how Liberty was reaching out to help the families with future scholarship assistance, I spent a good deal of […]

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Commencement contribution

Spiritual life coaches continue their service at Liberty by helping at 2016 graduation Even as the semester closes, student leaders continue to volunteer and serve in a big way on Liberty University’s campus. Associate Director of Student Leadership Kelsey Baker leads the team of Spiritual Life Coaches (SLCs) that will volunteer their time and skills at 2016 commencement. “They ask […]

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Reflection: how time does fly

A student looks back on her Liberty years and what she learned in the process I still do not know. About six months ago, I wrote an editorial for the Liberty Champion titled, “Having Faith in the Uncertain,” where I reflected upon the beginning of my senior year, wondering what the future would hold. Well, here I am, almost to […]

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Comeback

Hokies score eight in the eighth to win The Liberty baseball team (22-22, 7-8 BSC) allowed the visiting Virginia Tech Hokies (15-29, 5-18 ACC) to rally from a 10-2 deficit with an eight-run eighth inning, dropping an 11-10 decision Tuesday, April 26 at home at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Junior right-hander Eric Grabowski made his first start of the season for […]

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