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February, 3, 2016

Seek Study Through Repentance

By Chandler Kendall As a student I often feel at the mercy of the teacher to receive the knowledge and intelligence that I’m seeking to find when I go to class.  Whether this is sitting in on a lecture or even listening to a talk in church, I have the attitude that it is the …

February, 3, 2016

Where Spirit and Intellect Meet

By Chris Kinghorn During my Book of Mormon class I was very impressed by the way in which my teacher analyzed The Book of Mormon from an intellectual perspective.  What impressed me even more was that I was able to use those new intellectual insights to strengthen my spiritual understanding.  One of the gallery’s main …

January, 28, 2016

The Big Pond

by Alyssa Blake That first day of school feeling never gets old to me, even as a 22 year-old college student. No matter how hard finals were the previous semester, it’s a good feeling to have new classes, new professors, and to be one semester closer to graduation. Progression is a wonderful feeling. However,  after …

January, 28, 2016

Not Just a Builder, but a Builder of Men

By Brady Misustin Brigham Thomas Higgs, originally from Castle Valley, moved to Provo with his family in 1895 so that his children would have the opportunity to attend Brigham Young Academy. To provide for his family, he took a job working in the heating plant of the Academy. In his spare time, he would help …

January, 22, 2016

Home Evening in the Gallery

By Annilyn Spjut On the Church website, it says that the purpose of Family Home Evening is to help us learn, grow in faith, and strengthen our relationships with each other.[1] While my family’s Family Home Evenings weren’t always perfect growing up, they always strove to accomplish those purposes. I loved FHE growing up and …

January, 22, 2016

Fostering Self-Governance

  By Anna Hawkes A defining feature of Karl G. Maeser’s teaching and administration was the concept of self-governance. He wanted to emulate the prophet Joseph Smith, whom he said “taught his people correct principles and they governed themselves accordingly.” He put this into practice by following the idea that “whatever can be done by …

December, 9, 2015

The Light of Education

  By Myunghee Tuttle One of my favorite things about the Education in Zion gallery are the windows on the East side. Through the windows, you can see the beautiful mountains that change colors according to the different seasons, the blue sky with white fluffy clouds, and the view of the lively campus. The Education …

November, 12, 2015

Our Greatest Teacher

By Allyssa Jex When I give introductory tours in the gallery, I like to ask visitors about the architecture and artifacts in the gallery. I ask, “What stands out? Why?” After observations of the architecture and paintings in the gallery have been mentioned, I lead my tour groups to the center east side of the …

November, 4, 2015

Florence Jepperson Madsen: A Life of Service

By Anna Romney Many who have participated in BYU’s legendary choirs have fond memories of the Madsen Recital Hall. This space is used for choir rehearsals, student recitals, guest artist concerts and many more music-related activities—a fitting tribute to the woman for which it was named, Florence Jepperson Madsen. Florence had an auspicious beginning receiving …

October, 21, 2015

A Golden Opportunity

By Sebastian Romero Being a busy student at BYU, it is sometimes easy to get so caught up with school work that I stop appreciating the education that I am acquiring. Despite what you’ve heard from your friends in the accounting program, school is not supposed to be miserable and dreadful. It should require sacrifice …