Liberty unveils new Jerry Falwell Library with grand opening
January 24, 2014 |
Liberty University celebrated the grand opening of its new Jerry Falwell Library on Jan. 15 before more than 400 invited guests — including local and regional leaders, local college administrators, members of Liberty’s Board of Trustees, supporters, and members of the media. The Wednesday morning event was broadcast live to more than 10,000 residential students in the Vines Center for Convocation and to countless other online students and supporters via an Internet stream.
Following the service, the facility was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting by President Jerry Falwell, Jr., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Ronald Godwin, Lynchburg (Va.) Mayor Michael Gillette, Library Dean Marcy Pride, and Liberty Co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns.
The $50 million, 170,000-square-foot library is the university’s largest investment in any one campus structure to date. It is the first major campus facility to bear the name of Liberty’s founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell. With cutting-edge, interactive features, the building is designed to embody his vision of a world-class Christian university that trains Champions for Christ in all disciplines.
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