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February 2008

Legislature honors Jerry Falwell Sr.

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine signed legislation late Tuesday naming a section of U.S. 460 in Lynchburg the Jerry Falwell Parkway after Liberty University’s co-founder Jerry Falwell Sr., who died last May at age 73. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Steve Newman, R-Lynchburg, pertains to the section of highway between the Monacan Bridge in Lynchburg and Wards Road in Campbell County.

2.27.2008 | Read More

Finding hope and a home

Life is much different now than it was 25 years ago. But at the Liberty Godparent Home, life is still just as precious. The home, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007, has a motto: “Changing Lives — Two at a Time.”

2.27.2008 | Read More

Author Lee Strobel speaks at convocation

Lee Strobel, a leading apologist and bestselling author of 20 books, including the popular “The Case for Christ,” talked to Liberty University students about the “unexpected adventure” of a Christian at Monday’s convocation service in the Vines Center.

2.25.2008 | Read More

Missionaries and missions agencies come to Liberty for annual Missions Emphasis Week

As a 5-year-old boy, Steve Saint’s world revolved around his father. Then he was told the devastating news that his dad had been killed. “I thought my life was over,” he said at Wednesday’s convocation service in the Vines Center. His visit was part of Missions Emphasis Week at LU.

2.20.2008 | Read More

Former Virginia governor to visit Liberty University

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore will visit the Liberty University campus on Friday. Gilmore, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner, will be the guest of LU College Republicans.

2.18.2008 | Read More

LU joins in formation of wireless broadband service

Liberty University and the Virginia School of Arts have created a joint venture called the Lynchburg Education Broadband Joint Venture with the goal of developing a wireless broadband internet service to the Lynchburg region. This effort has resulted in a Request for Proposal to develop four EBS license channels into a WiMax broadband service.

2.8.2008 | Read More

US Congressman Ron Paul speaks to crowd at Liberty University

With about 8,500 students, faculty and staff in attendance, he used the convocation service to point out key issues of his platform: a Sanctity of Life Resolution for stopping abortion, paying down the national debt, sound money, repealing the income tax, withdrawal of troops from Iraq, free markets and limited government.

2.8.2008 | Read More

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell appears on Fox News

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. appeared on FOXNews at 4 p.m. Friday to discuss the 2008 presidential election. He spoke with host Neil Cavuto about his personal endorsement of former Gov. Mike Huckabee.

2.8.2008 | Read More

Liberty University may sell 42-acre The Plaza shopping center

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. announced today that the college is considering selling The Plaza shopping center near downtown Lynchburg to a "reputable developer." The 42-acre site was donated to the school in September 2007 by the Arizona-based Sandor Development Co. At that time, it was assessed at $11.7 million.

2.8.2008 | Read More

LCA expects record enrollment

Liberty Christian Academy has announced it expects record numbers for the 2008-2009 school year. With about 2,000 students, the school will be at full capacity. “We’ll be at maximum utilization of this facility,” said Todd Campo, superintendent.

2.7.2008 | Read More

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