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June 2017

Former astronaut and Lynchburg native Leland Melvin holds book signing

Dressed in T-shirts with NASA logos and other space-themed clothing, dozens of people were excited to meet Lynchburg native and astronaut Leland Melvin, as he signed copies of his new book, “Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.” ...

6.23.2017 | Read More

High school aviation program helps students earn their wings early, jumpstarts careers

Liberty University’s New Horizons High School Aviation Program launched last summer to help high schoolers interested in the industry get an early start. ...

6.22.2017 | | Read More

Liberty rated among top online programs in higher education

BestColleges.com recently rated Liberty University as a Gold School on its inaugural Schools of Distinction list. ...

6.22.2017 | Read More

Sodexo teams with area high school technical center for culinary internship

While many of her friends were at the beach, recent high school graduate Rhyan Reynolds hovered over her freshly made pizza dough at the Woodfire Pizza eatery in Liberty University’s Montview Student Union. ...

6.16.2017 | Read More

Bringing History to Life: Award-winning graduate shows WWI through a fresh lens

For recent Liberty University graduate Becky Barker, it wasn’t enough to trudge through World War I trenches deep in the pages of history books — she was so captivated by the stories that she brought them to life on film in the forests surrounding Lynchburg. ...

6.16.2017 | Read More

New engineering research initiative launches at Liberty’s Bedford facility

A new innovation center has launched at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) facility in Bedford County, which Liberty recently purchased. The innovation center will have opportunities for LU faculty and students to participate in R&D. ...

6.15.2017 | | Read More

Hollywood Roman armor on display at Liberty’s Biblical Museum

Liberty University’s Biblical Museum now features a unique exhibit straight from Hollywood. The museum recently added a Roman soldier’s armor costume that was used in several 1950s films, including, “Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” ...

6.15.2017 | Read More

Flames pitcher Evans picked by Oakland A's in Major League Baseball Draft

Caleb Evans is the 64th Major League Baseball Draft pick in the 44-year history of Liberty's program, which has had at least one player selected in each draft since 2000. ...

6.15.2017 | Read More

Liberty Belles to champion women in aviation at annual Air Race Classic

Five female aviation students and graduate instructors from Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics will help show the world next week that there is no glass ceiling — indeed, the sky is the limit — for women in a profession still dominated by men. ...

6.15.2017 | Read More

Graduate receives diploma during surprise ceremony at Virginia military base

When Vicki Russ attended the retirement ceremony of her husband, Lt. Col. Micheal Russ, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., she noticed one person in the room who she didn’t recognize. ...

6.14.2017 | Read More

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