Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
On Wednesday, April 2, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will deliver the keynote address to more than 10,000 students at Liberty University’s Convocation — the largest weekly gathering of Christian young people in the nation.
President Jerry Falwell, will also give brief remarks and introduce the senator.
Falwell issued the following statement about Cruz’s visit: “Liberty is honored to welcome Senator Ted Cruz to campus. Senator Cruz has boldly and courageously defended the United States Constitution and the principles of limited government our founders held dear even when it meant opposing members of his own political party,” Falwell said.
This will be Cruz’s first visit to the university. His father, Rafael Cruz, a pastor and political activist, spoke at Convocation in November.
Ted Cruz is known for his grassroots campaign in his first bid for Senate, which was recognized by the Washington Post as “the biggest upset of 2012.” He is an advocate of limited government, economic growth, and constitutional integrity.
University Note: Convocation is from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University. To request press credentials, please email your name, title, news outlet, phone number, and (optional) twitter handle to johnnie(at)liberty(dot)edu. Streaming video of the entire Convocation will be available at http://www.LibertyChannel.com, and accommodations can be made, upon request, to provide an “in-house” HD or SD pool feed via satellite and/or the LTN content delivery system.
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 350 unique programs of study from the associate to the doctoral level. More than 180 programs are offered online. Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact tomorrow’s world.
The university hosts more than 80 guest speakers of international prominence each year. Previous speakers have included Gov. Mitt Romney, President George H.W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan, Sen. John McCain, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Donald Trump, Luis Palau, Rick Warren, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, Ben Stein, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Gov. Mike Huckabee. For additional background on the institution, visit http://www.Liberty.edu/PressInfo.