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Baseball earns sixth-straight sweep Candidates field questions for elections on May 6 B1 See A6-A8 30 th ‘83 Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Today: Rain/Thunder 67/31 Tomorrow: Sunny 56/33 Liberty University ‘13 Volume 31 • Issue 22 Lynchburg, Va. the final stretch Courtney Russo | Liberty Champion GRADUATION — With commencement only days away, students celebrate the end of their college days. Film students see success Jindal to speak to graduates Cinematic Arts graduates first class Josh Janney Louisiana Governor chosen as 41st Commencement speaker Greg Leasure Liberty University officials announced today that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at the school’s 41st Commencement Saturday, May 10, and author Eric Metaxas will speak at the Baccalaureate service Friday, May 9. Now in his second term as governor, Jindal has worked since his 2008 inauguration to improve his state’s economy, health care and employment record, among other things. “Governor Bobby Jindal has lived the American dream, rising from humble beginnings to become one of the rising stars on the national political scene — and his rise has not yet waned,” Liberty President Jerry Falwell said. “Many believe he could hold the highest office in the land someday. I believe he will be an inspiration to our graduates, not only because of his life’s story, but because he shares many of the conservative and Christian values that Liberty University graduates hold dear.” Metaxas, author of New York Times bestsell- Google Images KEYNOTE — Gov. Bobby Jindal was selected to address graduates. er, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy,” has previously spoken at Liberty Convocation. “Liberty University is proud to welcome Eric Metaxas to address our 2014 graduating class,” Falwell said. “He will continue the long tradition of distinguished evangelical leaders who have participated in Lib- erty’s graduation ceremonies.” Commencement will take place in Williams Stadium at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, and the Baccalaureate service will be held in the Vines Center at 6 p.m. Friday, May 9. A landmark in Liberty University’s history will be made this May as 32 students will graduate as the first class of the Cinematic Arts department. The program has come a long way since it launched in the fall of 2012. According to Stephen Schultze, executive director for the Cinematic Arts Zaki Gordon Center, the program was initially intended to be a one-year program applied at a community-college level. It is now being applied as a bachelor’s program. “What has evolved is an awareness of the film program and the integration of the program into the film industry,” Schultze said. “Many of our students are getting placed in jobs when they graduate.” According to Schultze, the Cinematic Arts program has a “learn by doing” philosophy. During the first semester of their senior year, students must write and direct their own short film. Other assignments included in the program are writing a fulllength screenplay and working on one of the school’s feature films. One of the aspects the students had to learn was how to adapt to difficult circumstances that would alter the film schedule. “Sometimes on the day of a film shoot you will not have a location. You will not have an actor. You will not have food and stuff for the crew,” senior Sharon Chimere-Dan said. “So you just have to quickly make due with something else and solve that problem somehow.” Become an Aircraft Mechanic with Liberty University LEASURE is a news reporter. 100% Job Placement 12 Month Program See CINEMA, A2 Become an Aircraft Mechanic with Liberty University FAA Airframe & Become an Aircraft Mechanic with Powerplant Liberty University Ratings 100% Job Placement Job Placement 12100% Month Program FAA Airframe & Program 12 Month Powerplant Ratings FAA Airframe Call 434-582-2183 & Powerplant Ratings Call Call 434-582-2183 434-582-2183

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