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April, 3, 2017

A School, a Temple of Learning

by  Anna Schmidt In the Gallery there hangs two large, striking paintings. These murals are each 10 by 18 feet, and face each other on opposite sides of the gallery. When I first came into the Gallery, I was immediately drawn to these paintings and wanted to learn more about them. The paintings are named, …

April, 3, 2017

The Answer Key

By Morgan Fox             “Precisely as you partake of the spirit, so will you progress in your studies’ (Karl G. Maeser). I’ve shared this quote many times in tours of the gallery and contemplated it on my own. Precisely as I partake of the spirit. The success I’m seeking in my studies- the good grades …

April, 3, 2017

Competition and Character

by Aubrey Watts   Competition and comparison can often take over our education here at BYU. There are prestigious programs to apply for and generals meant to “weed out” the weak–some people even compare who is taking more credit hours in a semester. It is easy to fall into these patterns, become discouraged and to …

March, 1, 2017

Jesus Wept

By Morgan Fox Jesus wept. And marveled. And hated. And loved. Emotions are the primary subjects in the school of life that we must experience, learn, and master. As in all things, Jesus is our perfect example, and demonstrates how to master emotions and not be ruled by them. Throughout the scriptures, 127 emotion words …

March, 1, 2017

William Clayton— Enter To Learn, Go Forth to Serv

by Aubrey Watts   Of all the stories in the exhibit, William Clayton’s life and service has always stood out to me. This was a man of many accomplishments and who had studied and learned much. He is a wonderful example to us here at BYU of how we can use our learning to serve …

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 …