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February, 10, 2017

The Gospel is Worth it All

By Anna Schmidt As the Saints arrived out West, they no longer were wholly in one centralized location. Many stayed in the Utah Valley, but others were called or chose to settle in the surrounding country. I can only imagine what it would be like to get the call to settle in Mosquito Bend, now …

February, 10, 2017

We are His students

By Morgan Fox Brigham Young Academy- now the Provo Library   I, the Lord, am well pleased that there should be a school in Zion. (D&C 97:3) There are thousands of schools and universities around the world that offer top-notch education and fantastic training- schools that seek to intellectually enlarge their students and set them …

February, 8, 2017

Circles, Eternity, and a Quest for Perfection

By Anna Hawkes Typically, when I give a tour in the Education in Zion exhibit, I like to point out the beautiful architecture of the space and ask how it can relate to education. People often talk about the spiral staircase, the expansive windows facing the library, and sometimes even the skylight above the staircase. …

February, 8, 2017

BYU: A Unique Education

By Annilyn Spjut In the gallery, we tell the story of Principal Maeser’s inspiration in laying out a vision for BYU. When Maeser was asked to start Brigham Young Academy, he wrote to Brigham Young asking for instructions. President Young responded, “I have only these. You should not teach even the alphabet or the multiplication …

January, 20, 2017

Class is in Session

By TJ Giles I love talking about this part of the gallery because it shows just how important education was for the Saints. During the early days of the church the Saints had their children attend community-sponsored common schools. The most famous of these being the “little red schoolhouse”. It was said by Helen Mar …

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 …