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February, 26, 2016

To Cherish the Unseen

By Reggie Voyce The spirit of Education in Zion 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. Their faces— whether solemn, smiling, or firmly determined— tell their stories. What did it matter that there was no paper, pens, pencils, …

February, 26, 2016

Father Maeser

By Sebastian Romero Karl G. Maeser was the first president of Brigham Young University. Many people today remember him for his strong commitment to honor and integrity. He once said, “I have been asked what I mean by ‘word of honor.’ I will tell you. Place me behind prison walls–walls of stone ever so high, …

February, 18, 2016

Black Church History Saints: Exemplars of Sacrifice and Faith

By Jessica Reschke One of my favorite parts about being a Gallery Educator is being able to help run and organize the Family Home Evening programs. This month I have especially enjoyed participating with our Black Church History FHE programs. I have been able to learn more about the stories of early African- American Saints …

February, 18, 2016

I Would Not Be Forgotten

By Miranda Dennett Eliza R. Snow was a feminine woman with an eye for fashion—someone that no one would expect to become one of the greatest female leaders in the Church. Eliza valued education, and wrote in poetic verse, as was common for women of her era. She ran in illustrious circles, brushing shoulders with …

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 …