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(05-10-2019 11:30 AM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  I would also like research to be done to establish a school of architecture and agriculture. It would be beneficial for the university’s prestige but also for the surrounding city/counties development.

How does VT even do it? I’ve never been to VT but assume their geography is even more hilly/mountainous than Lynchburg. Doesn’t an Ag program need flat(ish) land space for crops and pastures?
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(05-18-2019 07:38 AM)army56mike Wrote:  
(05-10-2019 11:30 AM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  I would also like research to be done to establish a school of architecture and agriculture. It would be beneficial for the university’s prestige but also for the surrounding city/counties development.

How does VT even do it? I’ve never been to VT but assume their geography is even more hilly/mountainous than Lynchburg. Doesn’t an Ag program need flat(ish) land space for crops and pastures?

I’m not an ag grad but they wouldn’t need super flat land. Maybe 10 acres of flat land for specific crops and training (like combine work). Other than that most can be taught in a small parcel (1-2 acre increments). I could be wrong so others may know more.
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(03-31-2018 09:15 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  If you were in charge of Liberty what would you like to see changed? Less politics, more politics, alcohol at events, more/less online presence, etc. What would you like to see changed if you could make any changes you wanted?

The politics here at Liberty have gone overboard. The number of Convo speakers who are strictly political, or times where other Convo speakers have been cut short bc Sally Politician needed to preach politics for 15-20 minutes, is ridiculous. If I was in charge, I'd cut that in half. I'm not opposed to some politics or even being a Conservative school, but the way our President tweets & talks, you'd think the school owed everything to POTUS. Back-off from the constant politics, let the school become the pride & joy of hi eye & conversations again.

Invite more people from this area such as doctors, businessmen, ministry leaders, engineers, etc who can speak to a more wide-range of students who have to go to Convo, as well as making good connections with the Lynchburg area. There is a divide between people who are all for Liberty & people who hate our guts. The more we can show we are for this community, the more we can build a good relationship that can have even more great benefits for both parties.

Regarding alcohol at events, I think it's best that Liberty continue their stance. I'm from a family where drinks are a part of family gatherings, so I am by no means anti-drinking. However, there are many benefits to Liberty continuing their stance on drinking, especially with sporting events being family-friendly, & the RAs & RSs have enough to deal with on their halls without also having to worry about a majority of students drinking.

Until we become a school that is consistently bringing in more money through Resident academics & athletics, we have to keep our Online academics strong. They bring in some of the most money of any area here at LU. However, I would make some major changes to the way the offices are run for Admissions through Advising at LUO. I have heard from friends who work at the local hospital that one of the most consistent groups of people in the city being admitted for mental health & heart issues is people who work in that department due to the stress put on them. Quite frankly, something has to be done soon.

I'd also put someone from the School of Divinity in charge of overseeing what ministers & Christian artists are invited to Convo. There are a number of other areas that can & should be invited to Convo, & I think departments related to those speakers should also be consulted, so this would only affect minister & Christian artist speaker selections. There have been a number of ministers invited with some questionable theology in recent years based upon what i hear from current students, & this is disheartening. If you want to have one or two that challenge students' ability to reason theologically, that's fine. But unfortunately that seems to be the rule more than the exception. We need to build up our students & present the true Gospel, otherwise you leave the students at risk by promoting false gospels.

Finally, I would also look into a major expansion within the Residential areas. Seek to build more academic buildings to allow for growth in a number of Schools we already have. Our Nursing program is highly respected, but they are limited by a small number of classrooms & practice examination rooms. Build more varying dorms up or out on the mountain that can hold more students. Add another cafeteria on the Mountain that functions like the ROT with basic meal swipes instead of Flames cash or meal points, making dorm expansion & special events like CFAW more possible. Grow our Graduate program with Grad housing. Build a hospital along the lines of Duke & others.
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(06-12-2019 12:03 PM)Keswick_Crusaders_Forever51 Wrote:  
(03-31-2018 09:15 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  If you were in charge of Liberty what would you like to see changed? Less politics, more politics, alcohol at events, more/less online presence, etc. What would you like to see changed if you could make any changes you wanted?

The politics here at Liberty have gone overboard. The number of Convo speakers who are strictly political, or times where other Convo speakers have been cut short bc Sally Politician needed to preach politics for 15-20 minutes, is ridiculous. If I was in charge, I'd cut that in half. I'm not opposed to some politics or even being a Conservative school, but the way our President tweets & talks, you'd think the school owed everything to POTUS. Back-off from the constant politics, let the school become the pride & joy of hi eye & conversations again.

Invite more people from this area such as doctors, businessmen, ministry leaders, engineers, etc who can speak to a more wide-range of students who have to go to Convo, as well as making good connections with the Lynchburg area. There is a divide between people who are all for Liberty & people who hate our guts. The more we can show we are for this community, the more we can build a good relationship that can have even more great benefits for both parties.

Regarding alcohol at events, I think it's best that Liberty continue their stance. I'm from a family where drinks are a part of family gatherings, so I am by no means anti-drinking. However, there are many benefits to Liberty continuing their stance on drinking, especially with sporting events being family-friendly, & the RAs & RSs have enough to deal with on their halls without also having to worry about a majority of students drinking.

Until we become a school that is consistently bringing in more money through Resident academics & athletics, we have to keep our Online academics strong. They bring in some of the most money of any area here at LU. However, I would make some major changes to the way the offices are run for Admissions through Advising at LUO. I have heard from friends who work at the local hospital that one of the most consistent groups of people in the city being admitted for mental health & heart issues is people who work in that department due to the stress put on them. Quite frankly, something has to be done soon.

I'd also put someone from the School of Divinity in charge of overseeing what ministers & Christian artists are invited to Convo. There are a number of other areas that can & should be invited to Convo, & I think departments related to those speakers should also be consulted, so this would only affect minister & Christian artist speaker selections. There have been a number of ministers invited with some questionable theology in recent years based upon what i hear from current students, & this is disheartening. If you want to have one or two that challenge students' ability to reason theologically, that's fine. But unfortunately that seems to be the rule more than the exception. We need to build up our students & present the true Gospel, otherwise you leave the students at risk by promoting false gospels.

Finally, I would also look into a major expansion within the Residential areas. Seek to build more academic buildings to allow for growth in a number of Schools we already have. Our Nursing program is highly respected, but they are limited by a small number of classrooms & practice examination rooms. Build more varying dorms up or out on the mountain that can hold more students. Add another cafeteria on the Mountain that functions like the ROT with basic meal swipes instead of Flames cash or meal points, making dorm expansion & special events like CFAW more possible. Grow our Graduate program with Grad housing. Build a hospital along the lines of Duke & others.

Agree 100% Things that can be done in the next 5-10 years which is not impossible to be accomplish. The university can continue to save while growing their assets with more students making the decision to go residential. Make Lynchburg a college town; it would be nice to have alumnis return to the area and establish generations of future students and hopefully missionaries( whatever path/ interest that they obtain). Also agree with less politics; politics only cause tensions, unnecessary drama and distractions to what we really are intended to do which is the great commission. With these ideas mentioned above, we can establish commercial and necessities nearby and create actual traditions plus gain more reasons for visitors to visit the city. Clearly those in charge in the city council is not really doing much around here, although they make it seems like much is going on (businesses not lasting and money being wasted on small projects).
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(06-12-2019 12:03 PM)Keswick_Crusaders_Forever51 Wrote:  “Invite more people from this area such as doctors, businessmen, ministry leaders, engineers, etc who can speak to a more wide-range of students who have to go to Convo, as well as making good connections with the Lynchburg area.”

“keep our Online academics strong.”

“If you want to have one or two that challenge students' ability to reason theologically, that's fine. We need to build up our students & present the true Gospel, otherwise you leave the students at risk by promoting false gospels.”

“Finally, I would also look into a major expansion within the Residential areas. Seek to build more academic buildings to allow for growth in a number of Schools we already have. Our Nursing program is highly respected, but they are limited by a small number of classrooms & practice examination rooms. Build more varying dorms up or out on the mountain that can hold more students. Add another cafeteria on the Mountain that functions like the ROT with basic meal swipes instead of Flames cash or meal points, making dorm expansion & special events like CFAW more possible. Grow our Graduate program with Grad housing. Build a hospital along the lines of Duke & others.”

Love these suggestions!04-cheers
- Could you imagine Liberty having a state of the art regional hospital?
- Greater housing options and another dining facility would be nice.
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(06-12-2019 01:58 PM)army56mike Wrote:  
(06-12-2019 12:03 PM)Keswick_Crusaders_Forever51 Wrote:  “Invite more people from this area such as doctors, businessmen, ministry leaders, engineers, etc who can speak to a more wide-range of students who have to go to Convo, as well as making good connections with the Lynchburg area.”

“keep our Online academics strong.”

“If you want to have one or two that challenge students' ability to reason theologically, that's fine. We need to build up our students & present the true Gospel, otherwise you leave the students at risk by promoting false gospels.”

“Finally, I would also look into a major expansion within the Residential areas. Seek to build more academic buildings to allow for growth in a number of Schools we already have. Our Nursing program is highly respected, but they are limited by a small number of classrooms & practice examination rooms. Build more varying dorms up or out on the mountain that can hold more students. Add another cafeteria on the Mountain that functions like the ROT with basic meal swipes instead of Flames cash or meal points, making dorm expansion & special events like CFAW more possible. Grow our Graduate program with Grad housing. Build a hospital along the lines of Duke & others.”

Love these suggestions!04-cheers
- Could you imagine Liberty having a state of the art regional hospital?
- Greater housing options and another dining facility would be nice.

Absolutely would love it!
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What if we had our own Liberty Flames blimp to provide aerial coverage and advertisements. It could go to away games as well.

Are blimps even a thing anymore?
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(07-27-2019 08:03 AM)army56mike Wrote:  What if we had our own Liberty Flames blimp to provide aerial coverage and advertisements. It could go to away games as well.

Are blimps even a thing anymore?

They are, I just had one go over my work in Nashville last week.
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(07-27-2019 08:03 AM)army56mike Wrote:  What if we had our own Liberty Flames blimp to provide aerial coverage and advertisements. It could go to away games as well.

Are blimps even a thing anymore?

Not going to lie, I'm intrigued by this. Maybe the Aeronautics department could start offering blimp-flying lessons to those interested. It would pay for itself.
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If I ran things or could make things how I wanted Falwell would be out and the school would stay out of politics forever.
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(07-30-2019 08:33 AM)Keswick_Crusaders_Forever51 Wrote:  
(07-27-2019 08:03 AM)army56mike Wrote:  What if we had our own Liberty Flames blimp to provide aerial coverage and advertisements. It could go to away games as well.

Are blimps even a thing anymore?

Not going to lie, I'm intrigued by this. Maybe the Aeronautics department could start offering blimp-flying lessons to those interested. It would pay for itself.

The most recent article I could find on airships. It was actually pretty interesting.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washin...utType=amp

Could you imagine Lu logo and flames painted on it for day games and lit up flames and digital signage for night games? That could be cool. And supposedly it could have practical uses as well.
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(07-31-2019 05:26 PM)Curtisc83 Wrote:  If I ran things or could make things how I wanted Falwell would be out and the school would stay out of politics forever.
JFJr seems to be prone to the same seduction of the media limelight as Sr. Unfortunately when unwise stances are used to exploit media recognition, it often turns out the recognition harms LU more than it helps. Less politically active stances and political endorsements would serve the school, and especially the athletics much better.
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Can you actually show one example of JFJ harming Liberty University? I can’t think of one time. It may be your opinion was challenged, but I don’t think the school was harmed.
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(08-02-2019 08:06 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Can you actually show one example of JFJ harming Liberty University? I can’t think of one time. It may be your opinion was challenged, but I don’t think the school was harmed.

Who was the pastor that he lashed out against and pretty much pissed everyone off?
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I would like it if we held a high school opening night event. Idk if we’ve done anything like it before but have like 5 matchups of local high schools play at the stadium. It would be a good advantage in recruiting.
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(08-02-2019 08:06 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Can you actually show one example of JFJ harming Liberty University? I can’t think of one time. It may be your opinion was challenged, but I don’t think the school was harmed.
Let's see, how about stances where he promotes bringing guns on campus. How about the blind eye support of a leader who uses the most foul and vulgar language, who has used NDAs to keep women silent who he paid to keep them quite. If JR has just done nothing, been silent, he and everyone the school would have been better. As others have said, stay out of politics and keep to the "mission".
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(08-05-2019 05:18 PM)NewTimes Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 08:06 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Can you actually show one example of JFJ harming Liberty University? I can’t think of one time. It may be your opinion was challenged, but I don’t think the school was harmed.
Let's see, how about stances where he promotes bringing guns on campus. How about the blind eye support of a leader who uses the most foul and vulgar language, who has used NDAs to keep women silent who he paid to keep them quite. If JR has just done nothing, been silent, he and everyone the school would have been better. As others have said, stay out of politics and keep to the "mission".

If we're going to accuse JR for anything, lets actually have resources to back it up. Everyone knows that he said that students can carry, which is a right (remember the 2nd amendment?). Also, our school always had politics involve and was still criticized from anti-Christian groups/individuals and Christians. Remember when they said his dad blame homosexuals for causing 9/11 when he was actually saying that the U.S. turning away from God and used example ins which included homosexuality notice its not homosexuals). JR is not perfect and I may not agree with him but I will never take any media with face value. There's too much deception and propaganda going on and yes it's on both sides of this bipartisan federal corporation, i mean government. I for one am glad that he's not doing what many college president's are doing; pretending to be quiet(although funding money to their parties on the down low) while cowering to their student bodies and faculties as they cause chaos and assault individuals who do not agree with them on campus.

P.S. As I noted, I am not a JR or even a Trump fan, but it wouldn't be better the other way also if we are actually being honest. Being silent is why we are in this mess in the first place. This is just my opinion; disagree as you like 03-cool
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(08-05-2019 05:18 PM)NewTimes Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 08:06 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Can you actually show one example of JFJ harming Liberty University? I can’t think of one time. It may be your opinion was challenged, but I don’t think the school was harmed.
Let's see, how about stances where he promotes bringing guns on campus. How about the blind eye support of a leader who uses the most foul and vulgar language, who has used NDAs to keep women silent who he paid to keep them quite. If JR has just done nothing, been silent, he and everyone the school would have been better. As others have said, stay out of politics and keep to the "mission".

If we're going to accuse JR for anything, lets actually have resources to back it up. Everyone knows that he said that students can carry, which is a right (remember the 2nd amendment?). Also, our school always had politics involve and was still criticized from anti-Christian groups/individuals and Christians. Remember when they said his dad blame homosexuals for causing 9/11 when he was actually saying that the U.S. turning away from God and used example ins which included homosexuality notice its not homosexuals). JR is not perfect and I may not agree with him but I will never take any media with face value. There's too much deception and propaganda going on and yes it's on both sides of this bipartisan federal corporation, i mean government. I for one am glad that he's not doing what many college president's are doing; pretending to be quiet(although funding money to their parties on the down low) while cowering to their student bodies and faculties as they cause chaos and assault individuals who do not agree with them on campus.

P.S. As I noted, I am not a JR or even a Trump fan, but it wouldn't be better the other way also if we are actually being honest. Being silent is why we are in this mess in the first place. This is just my opinion; disagree as you like 03-cool

I disagree 100% but I don’t care to really get into the whole thing. I just wish Jr would keep the political stuff to himself. I know for a fact that if he did I would be willing to donate more to the school. So say what you want but there’s at least one alumni that thinks about spending money elsewhere simply because of him.
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(08-07-2019 03:56 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 08:06 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Can you actually show one example of JFJ harming Liberty University? I can’t think of one time. It may be your opinion was challenged, but I don’t think the school was harmed.
I just wish Jr would keep the political stuff to himself. I know for a fact that if he did I would be willing to donate more to the school. So say what you want but there’s at least one alumni that thinks about spending money elsewhere simply because of him.

This is the first real example. You personally decided to without monetary support to LU based on JFJ’s opinions. That directly hurts LU. All the other examples are opinion and can be shown to have no real damage to LU.
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Lany, a popular band just boycotted because of Jr. Switchfoot, Relient K, Lecrae, Ben Rector, just to name a few won't perform at Liberty as long as Jr is president. I heard from 2nd hand sources that the Curry's won't be back as well. A lot of alumni run into employment issues. While you may not run into issues with Jr. It's there. He's pushing the limit and it's only a matter a time before schools start boycotting us. Yes it has happened, look up Appalachian State in 2001.


We can be a conservative christian school without the politics. Look at Cal Baptist, Grand Canyon, Oral Roberts, Charleston Southern, BYU, Wheaton, etc. BTW Charleston Southern president is a Liberty alumni, former military chaplain. Would be a really good replacement.
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