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April, 10, 2013

Appreciation for the military

Growing up on the banks of the Hudson River at West Point Military Academy, I was immersed in the army culture of the historic campus where “Duty, Honor, Country” was the enduring motto of the “Corps of Cadets.” My father, Colonel Amos A. Jordan, was a “permanent professor” at West Point, meaning we spent many …

March, 25, 2013

Bonding over the College of Nursing

As I entered The Healer’s Art: a celebration of the College of Nursing during the College of Nursing 60th Anniversary celebration, I was immediately impressed! The video was entertaining and fun to watch. The display cases were put together well and very informative and the pictures on the wall were arranged in such an intriguing …

January, 7, 2013

Learning the Healer’s Art

The time had arrived to begin my new clinical rotation. With trepidation, I made the drive from Idaho State University to the State Mental Hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho. I left the environment of a college campus with its purpose and promise and entered the stark, locked confines of a mental hospital. In the 1970s, state …

December, 10, 2012

Embracing all Truth

“The first and fundamental principle of our holy religion is that we believe that we have a right to embrace all and every item of truth, without limitation or without being circumscribed by the creeds or superstitious notions of men.” —Joseph Smith, 1839 In the 1830s the idea of having the freedom of mind to be able …

November, 26, 2012

Cosmo: The Credentials of a Cougar

This fall, Education in Zion opened a photo exhibit at the bottom of the JFSB spiral staircase. The exhibit links Cosmo to the Four Aims of a BYU Education. It was a wonderful experience to reflect on the opportunities and benefits we are given as we are educated at BYU, but also to view fun …

October, 4, 2012

The World is our Campus: Truth in Every Corner

I really enjoy the videos we have here in the gallery. I especially appreciate the inclusion of contemporary teachers from BYU in our last video “Gathering Strength”. In this video, teachers share meaningful lessons they’ve learned here at BYU or hope the students learn. Brian Lemon, a chemistry teacher from BYU Idaho, shared the story …

October, 28, 2011

Fellowshipping the Saints

In 1855, many Church members were gathering to Zion. Although some emigrating Saints ended up in the Salt Lake Valley, many settled elsewhere. Throughout the nineteenth century, Mormons built homes and communities as far south as San Bernardino, California, and into Mexico, and as far north as Canada. Unfortunately, some members in these outlying struggled …

April, 6, 2011

LDS Women and Equal Rights

I am currently taking a class where we discuss women and their place in social and political spheres. Primarily we discuss feminist theory in France but oft times we discuss Anglo-American ideals of feminism in comparison or contrast.  American women were ahead of French women in fighting for their right to vote. On July 19-20, …