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May, 5, 2016

The Magnificence of the Human Body

By Annilyn Spjut One of our temporary exhibitions “Bodies Filled with Light” is coming to the end of its stay here in the Education in Zion Gallery. This exhibition was put together by Education in Zion Gallery staff working with Johnathan J. Wisco, one of the anatomy professors here at BYU. They went through the …

April, 8, 2016

Wilt Thou be Made Whole?

By Miranda Dennett As Education in Zion’s Bodies Filled With Light exhibition nears its close, I’ve spent a lot of time with it, getting all I can from the amazing information it has to offer. It is truly the epitome of combining secular and spiritual education, because I believe that studying our bodies and the …

April, 8, 2016

The Four Aims of a BYU Education

By Reggie Voyce In the Education in Zion Gallery there is a room devoted to the Four Aims of a BYU Education. This room provides an encompassing view of those great mission statements our university champions from our own excellent and exceptional leaders as well as extraordinarily admirable individuals in the world who embraced them. …

March, 30, 2016

A Thought from Principal Maeser

By Chris Kinghorn One of my favorite quotes in the gallery is by Karl G. Maeser. He says, “Knowledge is not power unless sustained by a character.” I believe this is one of the major themes of the gallery. If we are to become like our Heavenly Father, the acquisition of knowledge is not sufficient. …

March, 30, 2016

Uncle Jesse

By Allyssa Blake The JKB on BYU campus was built in 1960. The building is named after Jesse Knight and houses classes from many departments at BYU. Most people know this much about the building, but what about the man it’s named after? Jesse Knight grew up in poverty. But as an adult, Knight had …

March, 17, 2016

Humble Enough to Know: A Pattern of Revelation

By Brady Misustin Since the start of my time working at the gallery, this statue has been one of my favorite pieces that we have on display. It is a small, simple statue that normally wouldn’t demand too much attention from most visitors, but to me it has spoken wonders. This statue to me demonstrates …

March, 17, 2016

The Ancient Wisdom of Aristotle

By Chandler Kendall             As you walk through the Education in Zion Gallery there are many inspiring and profound lessons to be learned from great leaders of the latter days. Familiar names such as Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Karl G. Maeser, and James E. Talmage fill the many displays with their perspectives on the importance …

March, 10, 2016

Don’t Be a Quitter

by Anna Hawkes As BYU President (1904–21), George H. Brimhall was famous for his soul-searing dissertations. Ezra Taft Benson said of them, “’No man has so inspired me with so few words as has President Brimhall in his famous four-minute assembly talks.’” Brimhall was so intense and dramatic in his performance that he could move …

March, 10, 2016

Faith in the Lord’s Promises

By Annilyn Spjut In honor of Black History Month, which took place during the month of February, the gallery has a temporary exhibit in the 2nd floor study alcove highlighting a few inspiring stories of black members from across the globe. One of my favorites is the story of the Martins family. Stuck in traffic …

March, 4, 2016

Worthy Offerings Unto the Lord

By Victoria Crockett      Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Singing has played exactly this role in my life. When I sing, it’s like I’m pouring out my soul through song. Performing has always been an important part of my life. …