The enrollment for Liberty University’s Distance Learning Program on Tuesday 3/25/2008 topped the 25,000 mark for the first time.
Registrar Lawrence Shackleton confirmed the enrollment figures in an e-mail to school officials Tuesday morning.Officially, the enrollment topped 25,000 at 9:13 a.m.
“It’s an exciting day, I want to give tribute to God’s blessing. You can’t humanly take credit for that. There’s got to be God involved in that. It’s such an amazing thing.” said Ronald S. Kennedy, Executive Director of Distance Learning and Graduate Studies.
Two years ago, the distance learning program finished with less than 13,000 students.
“We are looking at 50 percent growth this year and 110% growth over the past two years,” Kennedy said. “We are hoping to surpass 27,000 students by early June.”
“God certainly deserves all the credit. Certainly, we have cleaned things up and made thing a lot more efficient, but only He could have provided the students like we have seen over the past two years. He’s certainly has smiled upon us,” he said.
“It has been a true honor to fulfill the dream of our founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell, to have 25,000 distance learning students. Now we will push forward with our new Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. as we take the Liberty University distance learning program to the next level”, Kennedy said.
March 9th was the Annual AWANA Grand Prix (Pinewood Derby Race). This is the first year my kids have participated in one of these races. I did them a few years back when I was involved with AWANA’s as a leader.
Look at these beauties, they look shinier than a Corvette on a dealer’s showroom floor. Click on any of the pictures for a larger view, check out the LivingVision logo like the one on my site. Free advertising.
Okay, enough about how good the cars look. Three cars race down the track at one time per heat. There were over 100 cars entered in 4 categories.
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As a Christian do you ever feel like you are caught in the middle? Let me explain what I mean. In your mind you want to live that passionate Christian life that God calls us to have, yet you’re still hanging on to some control that you just won’t or do not know how to let go of. Maybe there is something in your life, an action or habit, that you are holding on to where God is saying…just turn it loose, give it over to me. I often find myself in this type of situation where one side of my brain wants to jump in with both feet, and the other side is saying no, no, no. I often go in spurts, where I have several “on fire” days for God only to be followed by an equal or larger amount of days with not wanting to or even spending much time with Him. When I was not a Christ follower, I was not in the middle; all of my days had nothing to do with God. Soon after I became a Christ follower, the weeks following were filled with being close to God, I wanted everything I did to be about God. Too often, after those initial weeks after accepting Christ, I have and many others have experienced an emotional let down. That is what I call “caught in the middle”. You are somewhere between what you used to be and what you want to be. Casting Crowns has a song called “Somewhere in the Middle”. I have attached the words to this song at the very bottom of this posting for your review. This song provoked me to write this blog and to look deeper at myself and why I do this “on/off” thing with God. Read more
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will hold the 2008 National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), November 10-14, 2008.
United States Distance Learning Association holds 2008 National Distance Learning Week to generate broader awareness and appreciation for distance learning.
It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that USDLA launches the 2008 National Distance Learning Week,” says Dr. John G. Flores, CEO of USDLA. “We expect this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever, reaching more people both online and on college campuses throughout the nation.”