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By cruzan_flame13
#529391
rogers3 wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote: Also, I've been told about a possible round-about by north campus (where the stop lights are located).


Hey that will necessitate a first for LU... a real roundabout!


From the sketches, it includes a fountain in the middle too. Also, the parking spaces by the LaHay ice center would be grass/pathways leading to a parking garage. Then they might be a facility behind the ice center (although that may have been where the nanatorium and gymnasium was supposed to be located).
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By Purple Haize
#529392
rogers3 wrote:
badger74 wrote: The avg starting salary for a biz prof that pass AACSB muster is around $115K. They pretty much all need to have a PhD from another AACSB school. Basically starting from ground zero.


Nothing but the crickets, now! Sometimes I wonder if some on here really do live in an LU bubble.


You know you don't actually wonder. You KNOW!
By rogers3
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Purple Haize wrote:
rogers3 wrote:
badger74 wrote: The avg starting salary for a biz prof that pass AACSB muster is around $115K. They pretty much all need to have a PhD from another AACSB school. Basically starting from ground zero.


Nothing but the crickets, now! Sometimes I wonder if some on here really do live in an LU bubble.


You know you don't actually wonder. You KNOW!

:lol:
By ballah09
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rogers3 wrote:
badger74 wrote: The avg starting salary for a biz prof that pass AACSB muster is around $115K. They pretty much all need to have a PhD from another AACSB school. Basically starting from ground zero.


Nothing but the crickets, now! Sometimes I wonder if some on here really do live in an LU bubble.


:lol:

btw anyone see that Trey is now in a senior leadership role? Maybe it's old news but it's new to me.
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By Class of 20Something
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ballah09 wrote:Yup

http://www.liberty.edu/aboutliberty/index.cfm?PID=6911

VP of operations. From a frozen yogurt shop owner to holding a senior leadership position. I Guess he's preparing him to be the next president. :dontgetit


My wife works in a department under his sphere of influence. They aren't running her department into the ground. Morale is high. He isn't micromanaging. He might not have the right experience but he's doing a much better job than the leadership at LUO. The departments he's over are known by LU employees has the havens.
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By Purple Haize
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ballah09 wrote:
rogers3 wrote:
badger74 wrote: The avg starting salary for a biz prof that pass AACSB muster is around $115K. They pretty much all need to have a PhD from another AACSB school. Basically starting from ground zero.


Nothing but the crickets, now! Sometimes I wonder if some on here really do live in an LU bubble.


:lol:

btw anyone see that Trey is now in a senior leadership role? Maybe it's old news but it's new to me.


Yep. Old news I hope he does a good job.
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By Purple Haize
#529428
rogers3 wrote:Nepotism is bad...LU takes it to another level. Why would anyone NOT question the credibility of our leadership? ORU in the making.


Well, LU already has a Son taking over for the Father and a large tower in the middle of campus. ORU had the City of Faith Medical Center and School. LU has the new DO school. At this point, LU is missing a large set of praying hands and ORU is missing an FBS football team.

One of the many problems with nepotism is that people underneath on the 'corporate ladder' know the top rungs are already reserved. So instead of focusing their efforts on making the consumer of that company's product happy they focus on making the person with the right last name happy.
I'm positive that there is a nice section on it in an O and A book around here somewhere......
By rogers3
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TH Spangler wrote:I like where LU is now! :idea:


I'm sure folks like Charles Spence, Neal Askew, Emily Heady, et al do as well. In the excitement of all the sports and campus growth, the employees and the vision of the school are considered relatively worthless (unless you are a person who is happy being a butt-kissing stuffed shirt).

One question- when was it determined that the school is owned by the Falwell family? I've wondered why the board refuses to have input in the leadership of the school. One might argue the ownership aspect, but it is a unique case- a non-profit school that has a board that serves at the request of a President and has no input or power to control the direction of the institution. I'm surprised that there is so little governance or input by outside organizations; the school has been built on student debt backed by the government, but is essentially a family business. I wonder if I can turn my business into some kind of non-profit...
By ballah09
#529458 Maybe when the time comes for a new president Liberty will go outside the bubble. I just hope they never get into a Richard Roberts situation. As it showed with ORU, a university shouldn't be a family matter. Unless they have the credentials.
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By Purple Haize
#529466
ballah09 wrote:Maybe when the time comes for a new president Liberty will go outside the bubble. I just hope they never get into a Richard Roberts situation. As it showed with ORU, a university shouldn't be a family matter. Unless they have the credentials.


Look whose got jokes :mrgreen:
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By BJWilliams
#529499
Class of 20Something wrote:
ballah09 wrote:Yup

http://www.liberty.edu/aboutliberty/index.cfm?PID=6911

VP of operations. From a frozen yogurt shop owner to holding a senior leadership position. I Guess he's preparing him to be the next president. :dontgetit


My wife works in a department under his sphere of influence. They aren't running her department into the ground. Morale is high. He isn't micromanaging. He might not have the right experience but he's doing a much better job than the leadership at LUO. The departments he's over are known by LU employees has the havens.


Sounds like we ought to give him a chance instead of dismissing him just because his last name is Falwell...he doesn't seem to be cut from the same cloth as Jr even as his son.
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By Class of 20Something
#529860 Was just looking at this image and noticed something small that makes a huge difference. There is an off ramp from 29N/460E straight into the middle of East Campus. With the idea of two parking garages on East, this could ease some of the pregame traffic. It also has a better angle of our mystery tower by Demoss and Vines.

https://www.vmdo.com/img/project-featur ... an_1_A.JPG
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By Class of 20Something
#529868
ALUmnus wrote:Bell tower, maybe?


The big one by the hill is housing the Liberty Bell and a full chorus of bells.
By rogers3
#529877
rhezick wrote:Interesting. Looks like it's just a smidge bigger than demoss. Maybe more of a large monument/memorial rather than an actual tower?


My guess...

1. Monument to Trump
2. Monument to Jr.
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By Purple Haize
#529888
rogers3 wrote:
rhezick wrote:Interesting. Looks like it's just a smidge bigger than demoss. Maybe more of a large monument/memorial rather than an actual tower?


My guess...

1. Monument to Trump
2. Monument to Jr.


Why not both? Maybe toss Godwin in there
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By Class of 20Something
#530094 I built some hydraulic hoses for the drill that did Core Samples at the south end of the stadium this week. Might be an indication that the shoe is first on the list for the expansion. With the Visitors Locker room gone, how would ASOR like them to execute it?

A friend and I discussed and he had the idea of putting the locker room where it was, wrapping the stadium to the sides of it and having the front row of the horse shoe on top of the locker room. In addition to the heckling advantage, it would be hard to have a bad seat from the endzone.
By flamehunter
#530109 I would imagine core samples are required now before they build the new locker room as future shoe expansion, whether near or distant future, will be built over the locker rooms. Don't think it necessarily indicates the shoe is first on the list.
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By Class of 20Something
#530113 They said they had to do them every 50ft going up the hill.
By cruzan_flame13
#530115
Purple Haize wrote:I like the open end zone. But that's just me


I can see why you'd like the open end zone but I also see some benefits of having it closed. It's kind of like if a person wants to see what's going on during game day at the bill, they'll have to come in to see the action. Also, someone mentioned the idea of a second scoreboard in the south end zone. If they're going to build levels on the horseshoe during separate seasons, then that may take awhile to appear at the stadium. In the end I'm cool with anything and what's most important is a fantastic game experience at the bill.
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By Class of 20Something
#530117
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:I like the open end zone. But that's just me


I can see why you'd like the open end zone but I also see some benefits of having it closed. It's kind of like if a person wants to see what's going on during game day at the bill, they'll have to come in to see the action. Also, someone mentioned the idea of a second scoreboard in the south end zone. If they're going to build levels on the horseshoe during separate seasons, then that may take awhile to appear at the stadium. In the end I'm cool with anything and what's most important is a fantastic game experience at the bill.


Anything that keeps it loud. I have heard from some athletic personnel that The Bill is actually loud of field. I have also heard that crowd noise at Lane was underwhelming. I hope an acoustic study is done to ensure The Bill stays a true home field advantage. We are going to need everything we can get in the next few years.
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By Purple Haize
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Class of 20Something wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Purple Haize wrote:I like the open end zone. But that's just me


I can see why you'd like the open end zone but I also see some benefits of having it closed. It's kind of like if a person wants to see what's going on during game day at the bill, they'll have to come in to see the action. Also, someone mentioned the idea of a second scoreboard in the south end zone. If they're going to build levels on the horseshoe during separate seasons, then that may take awhile to appear at the stadium. In the end I'm cool with anything and what's most important is a fantastic game experience at the bill.


Anything that keeps it loud. I have heard from some athletic personnel that The Bill is actually loud of field. I have also heard that crowd noise at Lane was underwhelming. I hope an acoustic study is done to ensure The Bill stays a true home field advantage. We are going to need everything we can get in the next few years.


It's pretty loud on the field that's for sure. Surprisingly so. I like the aesthetics of keeping the South End Zone open. Have some nice landscaping or an area like they have at UVA would be nice. Bury the visitors locker room in the bank and life would be good
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By Cider Jim
#530129 LU is preparing to have an OUTDOOR Convocation service on Friday. Right now, the new lawn is filled with thousands of folding chairs, and the stage will be the new Montview addition on the back of DeMoss. :shock:
By cruzan_flame13
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Cider Jim wrote:LU is preparing to have an OUTDOOR Convocation service on Friday. Right now, the new lawn is filled with thousands of folding chairs, and the stage will be the new Montview addition on the back of DeMoss. :shock:


Guess they're trying out the possibility of future commencements and convocations :P
By cruzan_flame13
#530141 PH's quote:
"It's pretty loud on the field that's for sure. Surprisingly so. I like the aesthetics of keeping the South End Zone open. Have some nice landscaping or an area like they have at UVA would be nice. Bury the visitors locker room in the bank and life would be good."

- Didn't they have that idea in the early designs of the expansion? Knowing that IM is the AD now, I'm not sure that your wish will be granted. I wouldn't be shocked if we expand to a stadium that look somewhat like the McLane stadium (I wouldn't say as big as the stadium) with a Jeffersonian style exterior. This review seem like it is going to be longer than the review years ago. I could be wrong though.
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By Purple Haize
#530153
thepostman wrote:I'll be in Lynchburg on graduation week in case anybody cared, haha.


I think there might a Circle William drill that weekend. Possible NoKo hackers
By cruzan_flame13
#531057 So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D
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By Class of 20Something
#531061
cruzan_flame13 wrote:So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D


My sources have said soccer will be the visitors locker room for the 2017 season and the seating on top of the old locker room will stay to gauge fan desire.
By flamehunter
#531062
cruzan_flame13 wrote:So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D

Most,of your questions answered in one convenient place:
http://www.aseaofred.com/football-notebook-scheduling-stadium-expansion/
By ballcoach15
#531064 With our schedule this season, I don't see any way to gauge fan desire. There is no "big money game" on schedule. I doubt if all the Visitors combined, will bring 500 fans. Now if campus and city is buzzing about going FBS, that should help attendance somewhat. But fans will not pack out stadium until "real football teams" visit.
By A Sea of Red
#531065
flamehunter wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D

Most,of your questions answered in one convenient place:
http://www.aseaofred.com/football-notebook-scheduling-stadium-expansion/


Imagine that! :idea:
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By Purple Haize
#531069
A Sea of Red wrote:
flamehunter wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D

Most,of your questions answered in one convenient place:
http://www.aseaofred.com/football-notebook-scheduling-stadium-expansion/


Imagine that! :idea:


Having all your answers in one place is too old school and inside the box thinking
By cruzan_flame13
#531073 I was asking this for any other resources on the subject and not just this article. That's why I have asked hoping they'll be other articles confirming this claim. Not to downplay the article but I like to see other resources to make sure the information given is authentic. This has nothing to do with being old school and the "thinking in or outside the box" mockery is quite old now.
By flamehunter
#531074 Yeah JC Manson and staff are in the habit of spreading rumors just to bump readership. :roll: ASOR's credibility is on the line with every article they write about their one subject - Liberty Athletics. If they post it you can bet it's not inauthentic.
Edit to add: They have direct quotes from IM. How much more authentic do you want?
By willflop
#531076
Class of 20Something wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D


My sources have said soccer will be the visitors locker room for the 2017 season and the seating on top of the old locker room will stay to gauge fan desire.


You are saying they are going to leave up the temporary bleachers behind the end zone, which was set up for Trump?
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By Class of 20Something
#531078
willflop wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:So I'm hearing that the visitor's lockeroom(s)/Club sport facility will not be finished by the beginning of the football seasoned as they hoped it would. Am I hearing just rumors or are they facts? If it is true, how is this going to work for the visitors coming in at the Bill? Also, are there any sketches of the facility and possible room for seats above the facility or are they still brainstorming? I wonder which firm are they working with for ideas? VMDO architects have done a pretty good job with our campus master plan, so I'd vote for them :D


My sources have said soccer will be the visitors locker room for the 2017 season and the seating on top of the old locker room will stay to gauge fan desire.


You are saying they are going to leave up the temporary bleachers behind the end zone, which was set up for Trump?


Yes.....I'm not enthused at the idea. But we shall see.
By cruzan_flame13
#531079
flamehunter wrote:Yeah JC Manson and staff are in the habit of spreading rumors just to bump readership. :roll: ASOR's credibility is on the line with every article they write about their one subject - Liberty Athletics. If they post it you can bet it's not inauthentic.
Edit to add: They have direct quotes from IM. How much more authentic do you want?



Again, I'm not discrediting their authencity. I would just like to other resources. Is that an issue? Is that stating that they are spreading rumors? Even in these forums, people state that they heard this from someone or the other. They get quotes from AD McCaw yes, but what if another article gain more depth of infirmation on the subject? Is it wrong to ask? For heavens sake smh.
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By Purple Haize
#531084
flamehunter wrote:Yeah JC Manson and staff are in the habit of spreading rumors just to bump readership. :roll: ASOR's credibility is on the line with every article they write about their one subject - Liberty Athletics. If they post it you can bet it's not inauthentic.
Edit to add: They have direct quotes from IM. How much more authentic do you want?


Maybe he's like Beej. It's only accurate if it's on Twitter. Linear thinking will be your downfall