Old Circuit City Building to Get New Life as a Conference Center
Reporter: Lauren Compton
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University is transforming the Old Circuit City building in Candlers Station into a new conference center.
LU plans to use the building for visiting online students. Officials say hundreds of online students visit the campus each year for courses.
Once it's complete the Liberty Mountain Conference Center will have electronic classroom, and even a kitchen to serve students.
Officials say the center's proximity to the LU campus will give online students a chance to experience campus life.
"They want to be a part of the campus, rather than having them in others parts of the city we want to have the opportunity to have them right here near the facilities we have," Chris Johnson with V.P. Enrollment Management said.
LU officials expect the conference center to be finished by April. It will be open to the public. To rent, contact Ernest Carter at 434-229-7446.