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Liberty University
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Motto: Knowledge Aflame
Established: 1971
Type: Private
Chancellor: Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Faculty: 833 (as of 13-May-2007)
Undergraduates: 14,438 (as of 13-May-2007)
Postgraduates: 5,814 (as of 13-May-2007)
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Campus: Urban
Colors: Red, White, and Navy Blue                                 
Nickname: Flames
Mascot: Eagle
Affiliations: Big South Conference
Website: www.liberty.edu

Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was founded as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 by Jerry Falwell who was also the Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. The school was previously known as Lynchburg Baptist College and Liberty Baptist College before settling on its current name in 1985. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Jerry Falwell, Jr, the son of Reverend Jerry Falwell, Sr, is the chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Flame can refer to: Fire A flame is a self-sustaining oxidizing chemical reaction producing energy and ionized gas (plasma). ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Genera Several, see text. ... The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... This article is about Jerry Falwell, Sr. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Religious foundation

Falwell's vision was to build a university with as many students as Notre Dame and Brigham Young University, with nearly 11,000 resident students and another 23,000 in the Distance Learning Program.[citation needed] Liberty summarizes its philosophy of education in the following principles as being based in spiritual and theological life.[1] For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ...


Campus life

Monogram of Liberty University, on Candler's Mountain, as viewed from near campus.
Monogram of Liberty University, on Candler's Mountain, as viewed from near campus.

Students who live on campus are required to attend convocation three times per week where they have worship services and hear from speakers in all walks of professional life.[2] Past speakers have included President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush,Rev. Billy Graham, Col. Oliver North, Steve Forbes, Leonard Davidson, Former US Senator from North Carolina Jesse Helms, Sam Donaldson, John R. Rice, Elisabeth Elliot (wife of the late missionary Jim Elliot), Skip Erickson, Freddie Gage, Adrian Rogers, creationist Ken Ham, governor Tim Kaine, John McCain, Sean Hannity, and 2008 Presidential Candidates Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. Falwell regularly spoke at chapel, giving his "Never Give Up" speech in the first semester. Liberty University continues to invest in capital projects, with 19 new dormitory buildings and a tunnel connecting the east and west ends of the campus completed for the fall semester of 2004. For the 2006 school year, Liberty University recently built five new dormitory buildings on Campus East, and completed six additional units for fall 2007. In addition, a campus bus/shuttle system was added in the fall of 2006, providing transportation both on and off campus until midnight most evenings. Liberty Christian Academy, (formerly Lynchburg Christian Academy) began its Spring semester of 2006 in its new building on Liberty's campus. July 2, 2006 marked the first Thomas Road services to be held in the new building adjacent to Liberty's campus. The University has official ties with Thomas Road Baptist Church, the church that founded the University. The facilities at Liberty University include the 90,000 square foot LaHaye Student Center, which boasts an impressive Lounge, Basketball Courts, Cardio and Weight Rooms, Cafe, Multi-Purpose Rooms, Aerobic Rooms and other amenities.[3] Other projects include the expansion of student activity facilities, a Law School and Library, and an ice hockey rink which was donated by Tim and Beverly LaHaye, and a new football operations center, donated by AL Williams — a frequent benefactor of the school. The Liberty University School of Law has a partial replica of the United States Supreme Court (the bench and podiums are to scale), where students practice oral advocacy.[4] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 270 pixelsFull resolution (2542 × 859 pixels, file size: 338 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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In December 2007, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. announced plans for the development of a sports park on the 5,000-acre, university-owned Liberty Mountain that flanks the campus; the park is planned to feature hiking and biking trails, a ski lift and Snowflex slope, downhill bike trails and will be open to students and the public.[5] A chairlift A chairlift is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... Snowflex is a snow sports surfacing product, invented and manufactured by Briton Engineering Developments Ltd of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire in the UK. Snowflex with stapled seams. ...


Liberty Way

The university has a code of student conduct, documented in "The Liberty Way", which states: "It is the duty of every student to respect Liberty's Statement of Doctrine and Purpose. They may not engage in any activity on or off campus that would compromise the testimony or reputation of the University or cause disruption to Liberty's Christian learning environment." [6] The code of conduct includes possible reprimands and, later, fines, for such activities as attending dances, violating curfew, viewing R-rated movies, drinking, smoking, viewing sexually explicit material, entering the bedroom of a member of the opposite sex, having an abortion, and participating in unauthorized petitions.[7]


The phrase "That's not the Liberty Way" is commonly heard across campus, used by students and professors alike as a good-natured "poke" at the school's rules. On several occasions Falwell described the school as "Bible Boot Camp."[citation needed] He exhorted Liberty's students to burn it down if it "ever turned liberal."[citation needed]


In the summer of 2005, the university announced it was slightly relaxing its in-class dress code to allow flip-flops, capri pants, jeans, and other casual articles of clothing (but not shorts) to be worn in the classroom as long as the clothing did not have holes in them. Rules such as collared shirts for male students still apply. Faculty members work under a contract requiring them to abide by similar behavioral codes. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clothing has various sociological functions, including: conspicuous consumption stating or claiming identity establishing, maintaining and defying sociological group norms Thus wearing specific types of clothing or the manner of wearing clothing can convey messages about class, income, belief and attitude. ... Various kinds of flip-flops, from cheap foam/plastic to leather In footwear and fashion, flip-flops are a kind of flat, backless sandal that consist of a flat sole held on the foot by a u-shaped strap that passes between the first (big) and second toes and around... Capri pants (often just called capris) are a style of trousers worn during the summer. ... This article is about the type of clothing. ...


Faculty

Using "non-tenured teaching faculty" was a matter of pride to Falwell, as it allows the administration to keep a firm grip on the behavior of the academic community.[8] As Falwell once stated, "When we ask a faculty member be dismissed when he's teaching something wrong, our president understands and it's good to do that — because your paycheck may not be coming along next week if you don't."[9] Though Falwell had opposed tenure in the past, the University tenured its first faculty member, Bruce Green, in 2004 and Professors Roger Bern and Jeffrey Tuomala followed within a few years. Look up tenure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Accreditation

Liberty was founded in 1971 and received Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation in 1980.[10] In 2006, Liberty successfully completed re-accreditation, and remains currently accredited by SACS and TRACS.[11] The law school, which opened in 2003, gained provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in 2006, which enables its graduates to sit for any bar examination in the United States.[12] The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ... A bar examination is an examination to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction. ...


In 1991 Liberty University applied for additional accreditation with the newly recognized Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) gave "immediate accreditation" to the university.[citation needed] TRACS The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is a U.S. national educational accreditation agency for Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries. ...

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Academics and rankings

Liberty's DeMoss Hall, the campus's main academic building
Liberty's DeMoss Hall, the campus's main academic building

As of March 2007, Liberty offers 71 majors & specializations and among those offered are Religion, Worship & Music Ministry, Business, Criminal Justice, Education and Nursing. The university's highly-ranked Distance Learning Program offers 36 degree programs through online classes.[13] Worship music is a style of Christian music that is commonly used to denote songs that are used to worship God and set in a choral music style, usually with repeating, short, easily sung chorus parts. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... United States criminal justice system flowchart. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ...


Liberty University also offers a School of Law, School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, and a Theological Seminary. The Liberty University School of Law is a private law school located in Lynchburg, Virginia. ...


LU has been ranked in the Top-10 most conservative colleges in the U.S. by The Princeton Review,[citation needed] Young America's Foundation,[14] and The Christian Science Monitor.[citation needed] The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ... Young Americas Foundation is a conservative youth organization, founded in 1969, with a focus on sharing conservative ideas with students through conferences, campus lectures, seminars, posters, and activism initiatives. ... The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is an international newspaper published daily, Monday through Friday. ...


In 2007, U.S. News & World Report ranked Liberty University in the fourth tier (bottom 25%) of Southern Master's Universities for school year 2008, and denotes its selectivity as "Less Selective", with an acceptance rate of 71%.[15] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The school year, also academic year, describes the time(s) a student goes to school, college, university etc. ...


In 2005, Barron's Profiles of American Colleges ranked LU as a "competitive" college.[16] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barrons Educational Series, Inc. ...


In 2007 Liberty University School of Law announced an 89% Bar passage rate from its first graduating class of Law Students. The bar passage rate far exceeded the State Average of 71.97%.[17] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Extracurricular activities

Sports

Liberty Flames logo
Liberty Flames logo
Liberty Flames men's basketball in 2008
Liberty Flames men's basketball in 2008

The University is a member of the NCAA Division I-AA level Big South Conference for 18 sports. The other eight members include Virginia Military Institute, Radford University, and Winthrop University.[18] The University regularly competes for the Sasser Cup which is the Big South's trophy for the university which has the best sports program among the member institutions. Liberty has won the Sasser Cup five times, second only to Coastal Carolina University, which has won it seven times.[19] In addition, Liberty University students won the inaugural Big South Conference Quiz Bowl competition in 2006, and recently repeated the feat in 2007 to retain the title for the second consecutive year. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the sport. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... Radford University is a medium-size public, state-funded university in the City of Radford, in Southwestern Virginia, founded in 1910 as a womens college and coeducational since 1972. ... , Winthrop University (formerly Winthrop College) is an American public, four-year liberal arts college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, within the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. ... The Sasser Cup is awarded annually to the top athletic program in the Big South Conference. ... Image:Coastal Carolina Univerisity. ...


Perhaps the most prominent athlete to come through Liberty is current senior Josh McDougal. McDougal is a 12 time cross country and track All-American and in November of 2007 outkicked Oregon's Galen Rupp to win the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championship. He has also helped lead the Flames' cross country and track teams to numerous Big South Championships.


Liberty's football program is headed by Danny Rocco (2006 & 2007 Big South coach of the year), who had coached for the New York Jets and Virginia Cavaliers under Al Groh.[20] In 2006 — Rocco's first year at the helm — he led the Flames to a 6-5 winning season from the 2005 season going 1-10 (noted the biggest turnaround in the nation in the FCS) and in 2007, his team almost won at Division I FBS team Toledo. Liberty plays their home games at Williams Stadium (12,000). This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Danny Rocco (born 1960 in Pennsylvania) is the current head coach of the Liberty University college football team and a former assistant coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. Rocco has over 23 years of professional and collegiate coaching experience. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Charlottesville, Virginia Team Colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Al Groh Home Stadium Scott Stadium League/Conference affiliations Independent (1888-1907) Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907-1921) Southern Conference (1921-1937) Atlantic Coast Conference (1953-present) Coastal Division (2005-present) Team history All-Time Record: 594-513-48... Al Groh (born July 13, 1944 in New York City, New York) is the current head coach of the University of Virginia college football team and the former head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. Groh has over 38 years of professional and collegiate coaching experience; This... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Williams Stadium is a 12,000 seat football stadium located on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina, USA. The stadium was built in 1990 and plays host to Liberty Flames football (NCAA I-AA). ...


The University gained some media attention in the winter of 2005 when their women's basketball team, the Lady Flames, made the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and were labeled a "Cinderella" team, led by Katie Feenstra. After defeating fourth-seeded Penn State and fifth-seeded DePaul, the Flames' winning streak was halted by top-seeded LSU. Feenstra was later drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars of the Women's National Basketball Association, a professional league. Volleyball and both Men and Women's Basketball are played inside the 9,000 seat Vines Center, which also hosts special events and concerts, such as WinterFest. NCAA redirects here. ... Sweet Sixteen can mean: sweet sixteen (birthday), a party thrown in honor of a girls sixteenth birthday in USA Sweet Sixteen (album), an album by The Huntingtons Sweet Sixteen (Royal Trux album), a 1997 album by Royal Trux Sweet Sixteen (Billy Idol song) A song by Feeder, famed as... In American and Canadian sports, a Cinderella refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected. ... Katie Feenstra Katharen Ruth Feenstra (born November 17, 1982 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a professional basketball player for the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The Penn State Nittany Lions (men) and Lady Lions (women) are the athletic teams of Pennsylvania State University. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I womens college basketball. ... The WNBA Draft is an annual draft held by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) through which WNBA teams can select new players from a talent pool of college and professional womens basketball players. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Vines Center is a 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Lynchburg, Virginia. ...


2006 marked an important event in Liberty athletics, as the Flames returned to wrestling competition for the first time since 1994. Former Flames’ wrestler Jesse Castro was hired as Liberty’s new head wrestling coach; he graduated from the program in 1981 after earning his bachelor’s degree in physical education. Wrestling is no stranger to Liberty University as the school sponsored the sport from 1974 to 1994. The reinstatement of the wrestling program was aided by the support of the Liberty University Wrestling Foundation, which is a group of alumni and supporters of the former program who have been raising funds to help facilitate the return of wrestling to Liberty University.


2007 Big South Conference Champions

Liberty Flames football in 2007
Liberty Flames football in 2007

On November 17, 2007 the Flames captured their first Big South Conference Football championship with a dominating 31-0 victory over Gardner-Webb University. The Flames capped off their second year under head coach Danny Rocco with an 8-3 record and an unblemished 4-0 Big South record to claim the title. The same week, The Liberty University Men's Soccer team beat Radford University 2-1 to capture the Big South Conference soccer title and their first appearance in the national tournament. Also that same week, the Liberty Women's Volleyball team shutout Winthrop in the finals of the Big South Volleyball tournament. it was the first conference championship for the volleyball team since 2001. The Liberty Men's and Women's cross country teams also dominated the Big South Championship with Josh McDougal, Jordan McDougal and Jarvis Jelen sweeping the top 3 positions in the men's race for the third straight year. [21][22] United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Gardner-Webb University is a four-year private university 50 miles west of Charlotte in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and is affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. ... Danny Rocco (born 1960 in Pennsylvania) is the current head coach of the Liberty University college football team and a former assistant coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. Rocco has over 23 years of professional and collegiate coaching experience. ... Winthrop is the name of some places: In the United States of America: Winthrop, Maine Winthrop, Massachusetts Winthrop, Minnesota Winthrop, Arkansas Winthrop, Iowa Winthrop, Washington In Australia: Winthrop, Western Australia Winthrop is also part of the name of: Winthrop University John Winthrop Winthrop Rockefeller Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP This...


Debate

Liberty's Inter-Collegiate policy debate program, formerly led by Brett O'Donnell, was number one in the overall rankings Championships in the National Debate Tournament for 2005, 2006, and 2007.[23][24] The touting of this by Liberty and in the press[25] has led to controversy, as the overall ranking included results for novice and junior varsity debates. In varsity rankings, Liberty was twentieth in 2005, seventeenth in 2006, and twenty-fourth in 2007. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Policy Debate. ... The National Debate Tournament one of the national championships for collegiate policy debate. ...


As reported by ABC News[26] and the Associated Press[27] the Liberty Debate team accumulates points by sending lots of teams to small tournaments, debating almost exclusively in their district, while not engaging known debate champions like Michigan State, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Emory and Harvard. Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Emory University is a private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ... Harvard redirects here. ...


Criticism of the debate program extends to the Christian community as well. John Lofton of The American View Christian radio show accused Liberty University of not being "a truly Christian college" when Jerry Falwell gave permission for the debate team to debate in favor of abortion when required.[28] The issue arose when the team was faced with the need to argue for abortion rights or give up the debate program for that year.


Finances

In the past the institution faced a series of financial crises. Today the University is self sustaining and financially independent. Total enrollment has increased to nearly 24,000 students (undergraduate, graduate and distance learning) in the past five years — a 74% increase. Tuition has also increased significantly during this time, though not at a pace that exceeds tuition increases at other schools.[29] In 2007 Liberty was between $20 and $25 million in debt, but when Falwell died in May he had a $34 million insurance policy, which was used to pay off the debt.[30]


Controversy

1972 Securities and Exchange Commission investigation

Jerry Falwell started Lynchburg Baptist College by selling bonds to a small group of private investors. However, in 1972, the Securities and Exchange Commission investigated the bonds alleging Falwell's church committed "fraud and deceit" in the issuance of $6.5 million in unsecured church bonds.[31] The church won a 1973 federal court case prosecuted at the behest of the SEC, in which the Court completely exonerated the church and ruled that there had been no intentional wrong-doing.[32] SEC redirects here. ...


1994 Debt Buy-out

Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church and owner of the Washington Times, helped to financially stabilize the University through two of his organizations, News World Communications, which provided a $400,000 loan to the University and the Reber-Thomas Christian Heritage Foundation which contributed over $3.5 million toward the school's debt.[33] Liberty University spokesman Mark DeMoss said the school was not aware of News World's connection to Moon when it obtained the loan through a broker. "I'm not going to be pious and tell you we would have turned it down," DeMoss said. "Because it was a business transaction, we probably would have moved forward even if Dr. Falwell or somebody in the organization knew who News World Communications was."[33] Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell stated that the source of the funds does not influence his ministry, Stating: "If the American Atheists Society or Saddam Hussein himself ever sent an unrestricted gift to any of my ministries, be assured I will operate on Billy Sunday's philosophy: The Devil's had it long enough, and quickly cash the check."[34] Sun Myung Moon (born February 25, 1920; lunar: January 6, 1920) founded the Unification Church (later renamed Family Federation for World Peace and Unification) on May 1, 1954, in Seoul, South Korea. ... The Unification Church is a new religious movement started by Sun Myung Moon in Korea in the 1940s. ... The Washington Times is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C.. It was founded in 1982 as a conservative alternative to the Washington Post by members of the controversial Unification Church. ...


Ron Godwin, now Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at Liberty University, was previously employed under Rev. Moon as Vice President of the Washington Times.[35] In a January 2, 1992 sermon at the World Mission Center in New York, Rev. Moon stated the following concerning his relationship with Godwin and his connection with Falwell, "Father invited Ron Godwin to join in this great crusade not because he is such a great business man. He is, but more importantly Father is concerned about Jerry Falwell, who represents the great Southern Baptist Christian community. He is not fulfilling his responsibility, so Father would like to see if Ron Godwin can fulfill it. Unless he knows me now, Jerry Falwell is in the position of a foreign person."[36]


2005 Equality Ride

Liberty made news in 2005 when students from the Equality Ride visited the university and spoke informally with Liberty students.[37] According to organizers, they were turned away from the library when they tried to donate books about homosexuality. The organizers were also unable to turn over to Jerry Falwell, the founder and chancellor of the university, anonymous letters from alleged current students at Liberty who claim they are gay. They were, however, able to speak with some of the students who attend the school. In March of 2006, the Equality Ride returned, resulting in 24 arrests for tresspassing when they attempted to cross into campus property after being warned not to.[38] // Throughout March and April of 2006, thirty-three young adults from the ages of 17-28 rode together on a bus creating a journey called The Equality Ride. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Don Egle, director of public relations at Liberty, said, "We don’t feel that this situation warrants a comment."[37] When asked about the school's policies toward gay students Egle said only "we follow Scripture."[37] Falwell reiterated the University's stance when confronted with the issue, "We do not believe in gay marriage or polygamy or any other family form than a man marrying a woman singly."[39] Jake Reitan, director of youth programs for Soulforce, said that the group requested the library accept books that could be added “that students could decide to read or not,” and called for the University to designate some place on campus where students could talk about being gay without fear of being expelled or having their parents informed. A mediæval copy of the Bible. ... Soulforce is an interfaith organization based in the United States committed to religious-based hate, violence and discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons. ...


In early 2005, SoulForce asked to return and was granted permission by Liberty University to sit in quiet protest in one of Liberty University's weekly convocations. After the convocation, the Soulforce members were met with kindness from Liberty faculty and staff- many who stayed after the service to have friendly conversations with the Soulforce members. Students at Liberty University even baked homemade cookies for members of Soulforce. Soulforce sent word back to Liberty saying that they were pleased with the way they were treated.[40]


In April 2006, Falwell allowed Reform Rabbi Eric Yoffie to speak at the university on behalf of gay rights citing legal protections for gay couples.[3] "You oppose gay marriage while we believe in legal protection for gay couples. We understand your reading of the Biblical texts, even if we read those texts in a different way." Falwell said Yoffie's tone was as important as his message. "He came across in a loving, respectful way," and students were also responsive, and expressed interest in common ground.[39] Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie is the President of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America. ...


Biology and fossils

Liberty University supports Young Earth creationist organizations including Answers in Genesis.[citation needed] In Biology classes students are taught creationism alongside evolution and Intelligent Design theory in what the Biology department calls "an attempt to provide a balanced view of the different origins theories". A good amount of consideration is given to micro-evolution, however large scale (macro) evolution, although still taught, is rejected. An additional class called Creation Studies: History of Life investigates issues of creation and evolution, and how to refute evolution. ... Answers in Genesis (AiG) is a non-profit Christian apologetics ministry with a particular focus on Young Earth creationism and a literal, or plain,[1] interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis. ... Creationism is a religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity or deities (often the Abrahamic God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam), whose existence is presupposed. ...


In December 1991 Creation reported, Arlton C. Murray "excavated a dinosaur for Liberty University’s museum," which proclaimed "this dinosaur was the first of its kind in any creationist museum."[41]


On October 23, 2006, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins spoke at Randolph College, where he was told that Liberty has on display dinosaur fossils dated a few thousand years old to correspond to young Earth creationism.[4] Dawkins criticized, "If it's really true, that the museum at Liberty University has dinosaur fossils which are labeled as being 3000 years old, then that is an educational disgrace. It is debauching the whole idea of a university. And I would strongly encourage any members of Liberty University who may be here to leave and go to a proper university."[42] Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS (born March 26, 1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer who holds the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. ... Randolph College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Orders & Suborders Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Theropoda Ornithischia Thyreophora Ornithopoda Marginocephalia Dinosaurs were vertebrate animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 160 million years, first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. ... Adam and Eve, the first human beings according to Genesis. ...


Currently, the school is looking for biology teachers with "a young-earth creationist philosophy."[5] Furthermore, the school asserts "there is now mounting evidence that man and dinosaurs did indeed live on earth at the same time" and says that "the chances are good" that there were dinosaurs on board Noah's Ark.[43] Adam and Eve, the first human beings according to Genesis. ... This article is about the vessel described in the Hebrew scriptures. ...


Liberty professor Marcus R. Ross was featured in a report on creationism.[44] Ross "believes that the Bible is a literally true account of the creation of the universe, and that the earth is at most 10,000 years old," but earned his Ph.D. in geosciences from University of Rhode Island with a dissertation about "the abundance and spread of mosasaurs, marine reptiles that, as he wrote, vanished at the end of the Cretaceous era about 65 million years ago."[44] Dr. Eugenie C. Scott of the National Center for Science Education said fundamentalists who capitalized on secular credentials "to miseducate the public" were doing a disservice to society.[44] Whereas, Dr. Michael L. Dini said, "Scientists do not base their acceptance or rejection of theories on religion, and someone who does should not be able to become a scientist."[44] Commenting on his dissertation that repeatedly described events as occurring tens of millions of years ago, Ross explained, "I did not imply or deny any endorsement of the dates."[44] Ross's dissertation and his subsequent statements with respect to the consensus of conventional science as opposed to his own beliefs as he expresses and teaches them at Liberty has resulted in controversy, and includes questions about intellectual and philosophical integrity and consistency with respect to science and creationism.[45] The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as URI, is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ... Subfamilies Mosasaurinae Plioplatecarpinae Tylosaurinae A mosasaur was not a dinosaur, but rather an ocean-dwelling serpentine marine reptile more closely related to snakes than to to monitor lizards (Lee 1997). ... // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... Eugenie Scott. ... The NCSEs logo The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ...


Notable alumni and associates

Sports

Name Known for Relationship to Liberty University
Sebastian Barrie former NFL player for Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, and San Diego Chargers
Fred Banks former NFL player for Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and Chicago Bears
Sid Bream former MLB player
Dwayne Carswell former NFL player with the Denver Broncos
Kelvin Edwards former NFL player with the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys
Katie Feenstra current WNBA player
Samkon Gado current NFL player with the Miami Dolphins
Eric Green former NFL player
Lee Guetterman former MLB player
Wayne Haddix former NFL player
James McKnight former NFL player
Darryl Roberts current soccer player with Sparta Rotterdam
Johnny Shepherd former Canadian Football League and NFL player
Donald Smith former NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys
Osei Telesford current soccer player with Chicago Fire
Randy Tomlin former MLB player

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League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Sidney Eugene Sid Bream (born August 3, 1960 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball player. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Dwayne Carswell (born January 18, 1972) has been a National Football League player since 1994 for the Denver Broncos. ... NFL redirects here. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen... NFL redirects here. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Katie Feenstra Katharen Ruth Feenstra (born November 17, 1982 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a professional basketball player for the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Samkon Kaltho Gado (born November 13, 1982 in Kufai, Nigeria) is a professional American football player for the Houston Texans of the NFL. // Gado moved to Columbia, South Carolina from Nigeria when he was nine years old. ... NFL redirects here. ... 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Wayne Haddix is a former American Football cornerback who played for the New York Giants (1987-1988), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1990, 1991), and the Cincinnati Bengals (1991). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... James McKnight (born June 17, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL. He played for the Seattle Seahawks (1994-1998), Dallas Cowboys (2000), and Miami Dolphins (2001-2003). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Dayrrl Roberts (born September 26, 1983 in Saint Joseph) is a football (soccer) player who signed with Sparta Rotterdam on January 31, 2007 until the summer of 2008. ... Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... Johnny Shepherd, born April 24, 1957 atLa Grange, North Carolina, was a star university football player and the Rookie of the Year in the Canadian Football League. ... CFL redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Osei Telesford (born November 11, 1983 in San Juan, Trinidad) is a Trinidadian soccer player, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... The phrase Chicago Fire can refer to: The Great Chicago Fire, the fire that burned much of Chicago in 1871 The Chicago Fire soccer club The Chicago Fire American football team in the defunct WFL The Chicago Fire Department This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with... Randy Leon Tomlin (nicknamed Whispers) was born June 14, 1966 in Bainbridge, Maryland, United States. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ...

Entertainment

Name Known for Relationship to Liberty University
Aaron Horton Member of the band Escape Velocity Alumnus
Mark Lowry Christian comedian and vocalist Alumnus
Jody McBrayer Member of Christian vocal group Avalon
Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max The members of dc Talk, a Christian rock band Alumni
Guy Penrod Member of the gospel group Gaither Vocal Band
Bob Sturm Radio host on Dallas-based KTCK's BaD Radio
Phil Stacey Singer, American Idol contestant Distance-Learning student
Jeremy Nicholson[46][47] Emmy Award Winning Videographer Alumnus

Aaron Horton (born August 17, 1986 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a member of the band Escape Velocity, playing drums. ... Escape Velocity is a band which was formed in Lynchburg, Virginia by members Michael Chagnon, Aaron Horton, and Dustin West. ... Mark Allen Lowry (born June 24, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is an American evangelical Christian comedian and singer. ... Jody McBrayer is a former member of the Christian pop group Avalon. ... For other uses, see Avalon (disambiguation). ... Toby McKeehan, professionally known as tobyMac, is best known for his role as frontman for Christian music group dc Talk. ... Press photo of Michael Tait. ... Kevin Max (born August 17, 1967) is an Christian singer, songwriter, and poet. ... dc Talk (also DC Talk and dc talk) is a Christian rock band formed in the late 1980s in Lynchburg, Virginia by Toby McKeehan, Kevin Max, and Michael Tait. ... Christian rock (occasionally abbreviated CR) is a form of rock music played by bands whose members are Christian and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Guy Penrod is a gospel music singer mostly known for his work as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, a position he has held since 1994. ... Gaither Vocal Band (1980-present) is a Southern Gospel Music group. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Dallas redirects here. ... KTCK (1310 AM, SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket), is a Dallas, Texas based sports talk radio station. ... Joel Philip Stacey (born January 21, 1978) is an American singer and a top 6 finalist on season 6 of American Idol. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... An Emmy Award. ...

Miscellaneous

Name Known for Relationship to Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr. Current Chancellor of Liberty University
Kevin Beary Current Sheriff of Orange County, Florida
William Franklin Graham IV Evangelist; Billy Graham's grandson
Angela Elwell Hunt Christian author
Barry Minkow Sr. Pastor, Community Bible Church, San Diego, CA & ex-convict
Ben Parkhill Political consultant; Sr. advisor to Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour Correspondence student
Tony Perkins Family Research Council president and former Louisiana State Representative (1996-2004)
Adrian M. Smith U.S. Congressman Attended for a year-and-a-half[48]

Kevin Beary, is currently serving his fourth term as Sheriff of Orange County, Florida, where he is responsible for leading one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the Southeastern United States. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Will Graham preaching at a church. ... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... Angela Elwell Hunt (born December 20, 1957) is the best-selling author of The Tale of Three Trees, The Debt, The Note, and // The Sleeping Rose, Tommy Nelson, September 1998 Howie Hugemouth, Standard Publishing, June 1993. ... Barry Minkow (born March 17, 1967) was an American teenage entrepreneur who managed to present the front of a successful businessman for a number of years during the 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is the current Republican governor of Mississippi. ... Tony Perkins is the President of the Family Research Council, a spinoff of James Dobsons Focus on the Family, a conservative evangelical Christian lobbying group. ... The Family Research Council (FRC) is a Christian conservative non-profit lobbying organization, formed in the United States by James Dobson in 1981 and incorporated 1983. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Adrian M. Smith (born December 19, 1970) is an American politician from the state of Nebraska. ...

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