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August 2008

DecembeRadio rocks the Vines Center

DecembeRadio delivered a powerful two-song Christian rock set at Liberty University’s convocation service on Monday. The band’s first self-titled album with Slanted Records was nominated for “Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album” at the 49th Grammy Awards and also won a 2007 Dove Award for “Rock Album of the Year.”

8.25.2008 | Read More

Summerfest team hits recruiting goals

Liberty University’s national recruiters have been on the road since the second week of June for Summerfest 2008, a series of Christian youth music festivals sponsored by Liberty. This week they were back on campus to present Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife, Becki, a photo book of their travels and to update them on the progress.

8.22.2008 | Read More

Construction begins on new tennis complex

Crews are currently clearing an area of land located behind Campus North in preparation of Liberty’s upcoming tennis center. Once the bulk grading is completed, construction will begin on a new 12-court complex, accommodating the university’s NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tennis teams.

8.22.2008 | Read More

Liberty reacts to parking issue during Obama visit

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. was watching the local news on TV Tuesday night when he learned that the Barack Obama campaign had announced there would be parking available at The Plaza shopping center for Wednesday’s town hall meeting at nearby E.C. Glass High School.

8.21.2008 | Read More

Students pack Vines Center for first convocation of semester

The largest-ever incoming class at Liberty University (now surpassing 3,700) meant standing room only for the first convocation service of the fall 2008 semester Wednesday morning. Campus pastor Johnnie Moore announced that, for the first time, they had outgrown the Vines Center, where three convocation services are held each week.

8.20.2008 | Read More

Construction continues on new university bookstore

As students started back to classes this week, they have no doubt noticed a flurry of activity on what used to be a parking lot at the main entrance to campus. The whirring sounds of large machines and the sight of dust clouds in the air have been coming from the site of Liberty University's new Barnes & Noble bookstore...

8.19.2008 | Read More

Law school, seminary cited in Christianity Today

Liberty University School of Law is part of an article on “Redeeming Law” in the August 2008 issue of Christianity Today, a leading Christian news magazine. The article examines law schools across the country that combine Christian thought and the law and emphasize law as a form of Christian service.

8.18.2008 | Read More

School of Aeronautics dean wins state aviation award

On a spiritual gifts test, Dave Young’s highest scores are for primary leadership, administration and faith. “I guess I am a builder by nature. I like to build programs,” said Young. As Dean of Liberty University’s newly formed School of Aeronautics, that’s exactly what Young is doing.

8.15.2008 | Read More

Freshmen attend first Chancellor’s Cookout event

Liberty’s throng of freshmen assembled at Williams Stadium Thursday evening for the inaugural Chancellor’s Cookout. Hosted by LU’s Athletics Department and the Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS), the new university tradition introduced incoming students to a multitude of stadium cheers, igniting school spirit days before the start of the 2008-09 academic year.

8.15.2008 | Read More

Presidential forum to be broadcast on Victory FM radio

Victory FM, the radio outlet for Liberty University, will broadcast a forum featuring Presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama.

8.15.2008 | Read More

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