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November, 25, 2014

Education Increases Vision

While taking a tour with a family last week, a father pointed out a wall in the Pioneer Schools room, “Brigham Young was born into a poor family. . . . He had only eleven days of formal education. Meeting Joseph Smith changed Brigham’s aspirations. As he learned from Joseph about eternal progression, it quickly …

November, 25, 2014

Bodies Filled with Light Scriptural Reference Statistics

On November 5th, 2014, the Education in Zion Gallery opened a new exhibition titled Bodies Filled with Light. This exhibition includes professional drawings of the human body paired with scripture references to those anatomical parts. This exhibition is spiritually enlightening for everyone who connects to the exhibition and its life lessons. As I have worked …

November, 25, 2014

Building Another Zion

In the Book of Mormon we learn about groups of people who were able to trust in the Lord and share their God-given resources.  Joseph Smith and the early Saints learned many wonderful examples from the Book of Mormon to aid them in establishing a Zion community. As time passed, Joseph received more revelations and …

November, 18, 2014

Celebrating the Arts

This year BYU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. Our pioneer ancestors loved the arts. Their communities in the East and later in the Western frontier were filled with great musicians, actors, artists, and authors. Did you know that Brigham Young was an actor, famous for his role …

October, 16, 2014

The Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance Do Good. Better

Since everyone will contribute to philanthropy in some form over their lifetime, the Ballard Center provides students the tools necessary to ensure they make the largest impact possible in those endeavors. The interactive Do Good Better exhibition illustrates concepts such as: The importance of organizations that promote self-reliance, and How to recognize high-impact organizations Individuals seek to …

October, 6, 2014

Service and Sacrifice

As students we are often caught up in the hustle and bustle of our own work and fail to take the time to stop and thank or assist others. As we rush off to classes, many of us forget the thankless tasks that are performed each day to make our lives a little bit easier. …

September, 25, 2014

The Key of Knowledge

As college students, we stress over every detail offered in our hundreds of hours of lectures, and we try to pull every morsel of information out of the words within a textbook. Finally receiving a diploma tells the world that we hold a key of knowledge that will open the doors to success. This key, …

April, 4, 2014

Mountains: Temples of Learning

The Education in Zion Gallery, with its stunning two-story windows, has one of the most beautiful views on BYU campus.  I love how you can see a large portion of campus (most notably the library), but mostly I love how you can see the mountains framing campus. This view is just one of the many …

March, 28, 2014

To Cherish the Unseen

The spirit of the Education in Zion Gallery is one of eternal reflection. The stories of Saints long gone—and yet ever-present by their works of dedication—are a source of reflection; pictures of their solemn, smiling, or firmly determined expressions tell their stories. What did it matter that there were no papers, pencils, maps, or other …

March, 10, 2014

Sacrifice Brings Forth Blessings

This week I gave a tour of the gallery to a friend of mine who goes to massage therapy school and has been working very hard to get an education.  We talked about the sacrifices that some of the early Saints had to make in order to help their children get an education. I then …