Category: From the Archives
Are you a transfer student this year? If you are, you’re in good company. Many students at BYU come from other colleges near and far to complete their educations, adding variety to the campus culture with their valuable experiences and knowledge. Each of them brings a new idea, a new skill, or just a new outlook on life that blesses all those with whom they come in contact amid the activities of our buzzing college town.
Take a look at this transfer student: Susa Young Gates. Read more
As the newly-formed Latter-day Saints strove to learn more about themselves as new members of the church, they sought to learn more about their God. As a young prophet still learning, Joseph Smith decided it would be beneficial to invite other brethren to join him in learning about the Gospel so they could lift and teach one another. Read more
During the late 1800s a growing number of states in the United States were demanding tax-supported public education for their children. As a result, state governments began taking over schools established in religious communities and eventually prohibited them from teaching religion.
Brigham Young knew the Latter-day Saints would not be shielded from the secular storm coming in from the East, and quietly began setting aside property and resources to be used for schools that would be separate from the state – Church Academies. Read more
Two sweeping murals grace the walls of Education in Zion. On the south wall rises a mural entitled, The Temple, a Holy School, and directly facing it on the north end is a mural entitled, The School, a Temple of Learning. The south one depicts the first LDS temple in Kirtland, Ohio, while the other highlights the Brigham Young Academy Building and the Karl G. Maeser Building (the first structure on BYU’s present-day campus).
When seen together, these two murals of the temple and the school encapsulate the purpose of learning for Church members. For Latter-day Saints, learning is a holy and eternal endeavor. Read more