LUO Enrollment Update Relevant News for Faculty and Staff

December 2016

A promise made should be a promise kept.

-Steve Forbes, Convocation Guest on December 7, 2016

website redesign

This month, both LUO and MBS Direct will launch new websites for an improved user experience. While the same options will be available, the functionality will become more user-friendly.

Click on the buttons below to view a tutorial on how these websites will work!

Did you know that through our partnership with, online students can participate in 20 hours of FREE one-on-one, interactive tutoring 24/7 from the comfort of their home?

With more than 3,000 tutors available, they can choose a tutor with availability that matches their schedule needs. Tutors can assist with many subjects including Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Business, research papers, résumés, and much more! For the full list, visit the landing page. services can also be accessed from a computer, phone, or other mobile device using a mobile Web browser.

For more information on how to log in, students should visit the landing page.

Take a look at what some of our students have said about their experience with!

“I appreciate that Liberty offers this service. Being an older college student is kind of intimidating, so having this service available is really helpful.” – Babette

“A question that took four minutes to answer probably saved me five hours of work — and my grade!” – Christen

“My tutor saved the day! They knew to look for even the small details and caught and explained my mistakes.” – Keith

Library services fair recap

The Jerry Falwell Library hosted the 3rd annual Library Services Fair on November 7. The fair provided a unique opportunity for students, staff and faculty to engage with over 20 vendors showcasing the resources available to them.

The event was open to the entire Liberty community through various participation methods with the purpose of bridging the gap between the residential and online student experience. The Library partnered with Liberty Online to provide four webinars covering research resources available to students in Health Sciences, Business, Religion programs as well as information about Ebrary E-books.

If you were not able to join these webinar offerings, you can watch the recordings here or check out the recap video below!

upcoming webinars

Prior Learning Assessment

Tuesday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m. EST

Why students should attend: Students may be able to earn credit through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process based on prior schooling, training, on-the-job experience, or certifications that they hold. To help them jump-start this process, they should attend this webinar which explains how the PLA process works.

Simplified Searching: Learning How to Search on the JFL Website

Research Smart Workshop offered by the Jerry Falwell Library

Thursday, January 19, at 12:00 p.m. EST

Why students should attend: Finding resources is a common need and struggle for online students. Invite students to attend this webinar, where they will learn how to search for multiple resources at once; how to search the JFL catalog for books, DVDs, and more; and how to use search limits to produce more relevant results.

get to know

erin bass

Hometown: Jerome, Idaho

Position: Online Student Advocate, Student Advocate Office

What do you like most about working for the Student Advocate Office?

I enjoy many aspects of working in the Student Advocate Office. I’ve been an Online Student Advocate for 4 years and every day I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity. I have an extremely supportive Director and Associate Director and definitely feel personally invested in and cared for.

In return I am able to not only care for those I work with, but for the many students I come into contact with on a daily basis. The Lord continually reminds me that though my life may seem hard, there are others that are dealing with situations I couldn’t even imagine going through and this certainly keeps things in perspective.

This position allows a unique opportunity to minister to our students and let them know how much we care for each and every one of them. I have seen our office make a difference in many student’s lives and I am humbled to see the Lord work through us the way He does.

Favorite Student Success Story

A student contacted our office a few semesters ago with what seemed to be an impossible situation to overcome both personally and academically. Upon reviewing her situation, the Online Student Advocate Office was able to intervene and work with the student and with other departments to help her with her outstanding balance, provide assistance with the Financial and Academic appeal processes, and eventually ensure she was registered for classes. In the end she was able to continue with her program in spite of the impossibility of her situation and recently graduated with her Master’s degree!

Bucket List Item

To travel the world.

Favorite Bible Verse

Make me know Your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day. -Psalm 25:4-6

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LUO Private Facebook Community

Our Fall competition, #GetToKnowLU ended Friday, December 2. We were able to learn a lot about our students! Four students won Amazon Gift Cards and the grand prize winner won an iPad mini. For a full list of winners and more information about the competition, visit our Liberty Landing Competition Page.

-Lisa Cartwright, pursuing BS: Psychology - Military Resilience
-Rebeca Montes-Ortiz, pursuing BS: Business Administration - Strategic Marketing
-Sarah Fowler, pursuing BSN: Nursing

To see more posts from the competition, click the link below! If you have not yet joined, you will be prompted to do so. If you have any questions, email

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