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Justin Kintzel, Worship Pastor for Liberty University’s Campus Band, Is Nominated for Dove Award


Justin Kintzel, worship pastor for Liberty University’s Campus Band, has been nominated for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association.

A release from the university said he was nominated for his original songs “Love Displayed” and “Death is Overcome,” both of which are featured on Vital Worship’s “Songs For The Living King,” which was nominated in the “special event album of the year” category.

Source: Christian Post

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Bob McDonnell Not Scheduled as Guest Professor for Fall

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Junior says former Governor Bob McDonnell had not been scheduled to return to campus as a distinguished visiting professor for the Fall semester.

Falwell tells ABC 13 that McDonnell was only scheduled during the Spring. He says that decision was made in the summer and McDonnell is not scheduled to come back at this time moving forward.

Source: WSET

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Liberty Launches Bachelor and Master Degrees in Fine Arts for Spring

Liberty University’s School of Communication & Creative Arts is launching two popular degrees – a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program – in the Department of Studio & Digital Arts (SADA), effective this spring.

The University officials are expecting 50 students for the 127-credit-hour B.F.A. and 25 for the 60-credit-hour M.F.A.

Source: University Herald

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Liberty film festival to be held this week

Liberty University is preparing to hold its annual Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center Premiere Film Festival.

This year’s festival will be held Thursday to Saturday. Films that will be screened during the festival include “Beyond the Mask,” “Brother’s Keeper” and “The Remaining.”

Other activities include panel discussions with filmmakers and screenings from Liberty’s first cinematic arts graduates.

Source: Times Dispatch

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Liberty U reaches record on-campus enrollment

Liberty University says has reached record enrollment for on-campus students.

The surge in enrollment includes more than 7,700 students living on campus. The record figure also means nearly every student housing facility is at capacity.

Officials say that Liberty is continuing a $500 million campus rebuilding, which includes more residence halls as well as new and upgraded academic, recreation and athletic facilities.

The university expects to reach a residential population of 16,000 by 2020.

Source: Washington Examiner

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