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WSET GM Leaving for Job at University

Randy Smith, GM of WSET is leaving local TV to be the EVP of Liberty University.

He told staffers of the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. ABC affiliate in an email today, his last day will be January 9, 2015.

SOURCE: Media Bistro

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Former LU Student Charged With Sex Crime

A former Liberty University student is now facing sexual battery charges.

The LU Police Department investigated a reported crime on November 9th, according to the university.

Ryan James Murphy was then arrested and charged with attempted aggravated sexual battery against an incapacitated or helpless victim, which is a felony.

Source: WSET

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Liberty University School of Aeronautics among first schools in the nation to achieve National Simulator Program certification

As of December 2014, the Liberty University School of Aeronautics has become one of the first aviation programs in the country to upgrade its entire fleet of Cessna 172 flight simulators to Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and subsequently receive FAA certification as part of the National Simulator Program. This certification is held by only six other universities in the nation.

The improved technology of the upgraded simulators offers a more realistic flight-training environment for students. The accuracy of the simulation reduces training costs by allowing students to increase their proficiency in a wider array of flight skills without ever leaving the ground.

“The new FAA certification validates that the simulator resembles the flight, visual, and avionic dynamics of the actual aircraft,” said Kevin Martin, School of Aeronautics simulator manager. “We are very excited to work with the manufacturer FRASCA International in upgrading our devices to this high caliber. The FAA National Simulator Program (NSP) inspectors were very impressed with the quality of the simulator program and the devices themselves.”

The upgraded simulator technology is just one of many initiatives within the School of Aeronautics to maintain and grow its reputation as one of the premier aviation programs in the country.

Source: PRWeb

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UR, Liberty presidents top private pay list

The presidents of the University of Richmond and Liberty University earn the highest compensation among top executives of Virginia’s private colleges and universities, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Monday.

UR President Edward L. Ayers’ total compensation of just more than $1 million made him the 35th highest paid executive nationally, while Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s $803,860 salary ranked 59th, according to The Chronicle’s survey of salary data from 2012.

SOURCE: Times Dispatch Read more

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HOCKEY: Luke Hannon called up for 2015 U.S. Men’s National University Team

SA Hockey today announced the 22-man roster for the U.S. Men’s National University Team that will compete at the 2015 Winter World University Games. The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 4-14, in Granada, Spain.

The U.S. team is comprised of players from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

One of the players called up is Liberty University’s Luke Hannon. He is the leading scorer in ACHA Men’s Division 1 (28-28-56).

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