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(11-17-2019 10:17 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  Everyone has what the care about do we have any alumni high in the tennis world?

Gift was not from an alum
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LU already has a nice Trade program. I would greatly expand that.
I would partner further with Hendricks Motorsports, and maybe NASCAR, to add an auto mechanic/engineering program.
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(11-29-2019 04:28 PM)army56mike Wrote:  LU already has a nice Trade program. I would greatly expand that.
I would partner further with Hendricks Motorsports, and maybe NASCAR, to add an auto mechanic/engineering program.

The NASCAR idea is a good one. I haven’t thought about that but it could really be helpful. I know there are a few schools that do a business degree in PGA Management. Why not do a NASCAR Management business degree?
11-30-2019 08:26 AM
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That may be a big possibility once the school of engineering is built and i believe we estsblished a concentration for mechanical engineering. Although the auto mchanic side of that would be intetesting; some of the old planned scetches of the old school had nascar cars pictyred in the aito shop section of the building.
11-30-2019 07:36 PM
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FYI they partnered with Hendricks a couple years ago in the school of business I believe
interns can work for Hendricks auto dealerships too IIRC

It was on the school website
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(03-31-2018 08:12 PM)army56mike Wrote:  - I would maybe change to a lighter shade of blue. LU has incorporated that light blue highlight in their uniforms. Not exactly what I suggested, but something.
- I would put a big fountain on campus.
- I would add several large statues on campus. LU fabrications have started putting in various metal “statues” works of art. Not exactly what I was thinking, but it’s something.
- I would bring in a live eagle mascot to compliment Sparky.
- I would expand the Trade degree programs offered.
- I would add Agriculture, Conservation and forestry programs. LU, with the expansion of the lake, is adding Wildlife & Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology & Conservation, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
- I would add to research funding.
- I would increase the ROTC program.
- I would add several NCAA sports.
- I would try try to nationally expand the LU brand athletically. Thank you football and mens basketball
- I would add to and enhance the Theater Arts programs..... develop, create and produce TV shows, documentaries, movies, on a LU broadcasting station.
- I would use my team entrance idea for an ultimately iconic team entrance for football and basketball.
- I would expand the selection of LU team gear and apparel.
- I would continue to aim for a goal of 20,000 on campus students.
- I would build Spirit of the Mountain marching band in numbers, have greater role for them, and demand greater performaces.
- I would build a family LU campground.
- I would bring a Sight & Sound Theater to Lynchburg.
- I would open an LU themed sports restaraunt near campus.
- I would partner with Answers in Genesis and Institute of Creation Research to expand scientific studies.
- I would develop more housing options for students.
11-10-2020 01:36 PM
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Speaking of statues, Alex Barbir should get one by the football stadium.

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(11-10-2020 01:36 PM)army56mike Wrote:  
(03-31-2018 08:12 PM)army56mike Wrote:  - I would maybe change to a lighter shade of blue. LU has incorporated that light blue highlight in their uniforms. Not exactly what I suggested, but something.
- I would put a big fountain on campus.
- I would add several large statues on campus. LU fabrications have started putting in various metal “statues” works of art. Not exactly what I was thinking, but it’s something.
- I would bring in a live eagle mascot to compliment Sparky.
- I would expand the Trade degree programs offered.
- I would add Agriculture, Conservation and forestry programs. LU, with the expansion of the lake, is adding Wildlife & Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology & Conservation, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
- I would add to research funding.
- I would increase the ROTC program.
- I would add several NCAA sports.
- I would try try to nationally expand the LU brand athletically. Thank you football and mens basketball
- I would add to and enhance the Theater Arts programs..... develop, create and produce TV shows, documentaries, movies, on a LU broadcasting station.
- I would use my team entrance idea for an ultimately iconic team entrance for football and basketball.
- I would expand the selection of LU team gear and apparel.
- I would continue to aim for a goal of 20,000 on campus students.
- I would build Spirit of the Mountain marching band in numbers, have greater role for them, and demand greater performaces.
- I would build a family LU campground.
- I would bring a Sight & Sound Theater to Lynchburg.
- I would open an LU themed sports restaraunt near campus.
- I would partner with Answers in Genesis and Institute of Creation Research to expand scientific studies.
- I would develop more housing options for students.

They're also aiming for 25k as you noted in the facilities thread, so I bolded that point above
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I’d add a huge archway that says Liberty University at the main entrance of campus off of 460, and instead of a traffic light there, put in a large roundabout with a big water fountain in the center.
03-03-2021 08:42 AM
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(03-03-2021 08:42 AM)army56mike Wrote:  I’d add a huge archway that says Liberty University at the main entrance of campus off of 460, and instead of a traffic light there, put in a large roundabout with a big water fountain in the center.

Did you think about this recently or have you been looking at old blueprints of the campus master plan from 2014? In that blue print, they have a roundabout and fountain set on that main entrance along with huge grass areas where the parking lot is located by the Ice Center (along with a parking garage). In the master plan feasible study book, it also discussed about moving the commercial businesses in Candlers shopping center, which could turn into a new "north campus" with academic buildings and residential areas. Since we know that they want the residential population to increase up to at least 25,000, that plan could be a possibility. It would make sense also since the mall campus will be expanding and could add those restaurants from Candlers.
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Nah, I was just looking at the satellite google map image. Plus I passed the big Bellarmine arch last weekend at the game and thought it looked nice. We’ve already got that nice tunnel on the other side of campus, so I figured this side of campus needed a nice “welcome.”
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Marketing and Alumni engagement would be a major focus for the future. If in charge, my next phases would focus on the school of engineering, mentioned cafeteria and new location for the bookstore. I'd put the school of engineering where the bookstore is located. That is a great space for the school and the bookstore building could be an addition to the field. The bookstore would move to where the Rot is located now. This is a great location for students, family and visitors to maneuver by foot instead of transportation. Those projects should take 1.5-2 years. Near their completions, I would start tearing down the dorms of South Campus and building new dorms and add another academic building and small chapel for students of the South side. There would be about two dorms similar to Commons I & II, The school of Government, car garage and an nice park with a nice mini lake that the students can enjoy when they are not in class or at events happening around campus. That project would have 2-3 year period to complete. There may be a pondering period for financial reasons along with the focus going back to expanding the Bill as the football program continues to grow (maybe add a renovated mini soccer stadium and an indoor softball facility). There would be later projects about north campus; this would consist of establishing a school of government where the parking spaces are located by LIC, some grass areas with benches and mini dog park plus a parking garage(along with a roundabout by the 460 entrance). Additional projects would be discussion about Candlers Mt. shopping centers and the ability to shift the convenient stores by the mall location in order to create a mini campus for a theater and cinematography schools plus some areas to add backlots/studios for their big projects ( helpful for graduate school as well). The graduate campus would be the final big project which would take a few years (10+) to establish. Everything mentioned would be established with financial responsibility and as the student population grows. I'd hope that it would reach closer to 28k ( 24k undergrad and 4k graduate). All of this could become reality with Alumni, donors and hopefully better relationships in the region. I understand we are in Virginia Tech and UVA territory, but we should be the university impacting Lynchburg and all the surrounding towns. There's other things that could be mentioned (Schools of Agriculture/Computer Science/Nursing/interdisciplinary Studies/Law(extended)/Psychology/Public Administration w/Sociology/International Studies&Diplomacy, Liberty Hospital w/other medical facilities, etc.)but this is good for now lol. It has to be better when the focus is about training champions for Christ right?
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(03-04-2021 12:57 AM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  Marketing and Alumni engagement would be a major focus for the future.
Alumni are key. And tapping heavily into the online alumni is important. There are SO MANY and they are ALL OVER the nation. If they were invested in the university it would grow the school exponentially. I graduated with a master’s from LU Online and now I have three kids who are residential students at LU with a fourth on the way. I split my giving between the Flames Club and the annual fund drive to support academics. Liberty is great about keeping in contact with me and always giving me information. But, we definitely nees to get the local/regional alums to attend sporting events.

(03-04-2021 12:57 AM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  my next phases would focus on the school of engineering and new location for the bookstore. I'd put the school of engineering where the bookstore is located. The bookstore would move to where the Rot is located now.
Developing the school of engineering is a priority for me as well. I like your location idea. However, I thought the school of nursing was going where the ROT is. Of course, that doesn’t mean the bookstore couldn’t still be co-located there. It would certainly be more centrally located for everyone.

(03-04-2021 12:57 AM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  nice park with a nice mini lake that the students can enjoy
Pretty sure that’s in the plan, or at least was. I’m all in on green space and water features.

(03-04-2021 12:57 AM)cruzan_flame13 Wrote:  There would be later projects about north campus; a mini campus for a theater and cinematography schools plus some areas to add backlots/studios for their big projects. There's other things that could be mentioned (Schools of Agriculture/Nursing/Public Administration w/Sociology/International Studies&Diplomacy, Liberty Hospital w/other medical facilities, It has to be better when the focus is about training champions for Christ right?
Love the idea expanding the theater and cinematography school. Make Liberty/Lynchburg/Blue Ridge Mountains area the eastern mecca for family friendly movie/TV making. I’ve always been a proponent of school of agriculture. It’d need to be away from main campus, maybe out near the new lake or on the east side of 460.

One thing that needs improvement is campus parking. There needs to be several more parking garages put in. And they don’t all have to go vertical. When I lived in Korea, parking garages went down below ground. You can go 4-6 levels underground to preserve above ground aestetics if needed, or if that space is needed for academic buildings.
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How did I not remember to include the Honor's School? That is very important at any university. They had some images of the school located near the tower. The hill dorms were to be the dorms for honor students, with great renovations. Not sure if they'll continue with that idea but it was a great idea. Honors and School of Engineering should be the only two academic buildings(along with nursing if that project continues in the project location) on the present academic precinct. Any other academic buildings should be placed elsewhere in other locations (mentioned in previous post). ArmyMike, I like your idea of where the School of Agriculture should be located. Two more schools (ex: School of Computer Science/Cybersecurity, etc.) could also be placed on the South East side along with some dorms (Commons VII,VIII & IX) to create another lawn like the main campus. It would be beautiful to see dorms and academic buildings driving through 460 on both sides and hopefully a grad campus on the top and down the side of the mountain [leveled]. Going back to athletics, I would hope the trajectory of men's basketball continue to increase on a national level. I may consider bringing back the idea of the arena from the latest sketches (2014) that they had located on the property of Docs. It would fit around 5.5k-6k seats in an oval design from the interior of the building. The "Richie McKay" Arena will also include the new bigger renovated Doc's with the same 50's style design. It will be two levels, so that it will still maintain business daily and can hold a significant amount of people on game days(to beat that rush). The concessions will still exist, but I would likely get some other sponsored businesses like an Auntie Anne's, Starbucks, and Chick Fil-A. Most importantly, the Arena would hold a sports shop to get some gear(hopefully we'll get more and better options) and an All American room/museum in honor of all the athletes that Represented the School. Attached to the Arena could be a car garage and next to the arena can be another park, benches, lake and pathway leading to the dorms on the other side. By the way, the same idea of a sports shop would apply for Williams Stadium (since the bookstore would move). I'd hope the football program will continue to grow into an independent powerhouse. I would propose establishing a horseshoe for the bottom and leave the LU logo intact. Above would be a bigger horseshoe deck that would connect the east and west but may add more seating at the top. Might as well connect the other side with smaller size decks lengthway but extend the top also. We could even increase the size of the Football facility for future renovations as well. Furthermore, I'd renovate the lacrosse fields with extended bleachers and create a stadium type look with Jeffersonian architecture.
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