MOREBYU OFFERS LONG-DISTANCE DEGREE Students who left BYU without finishing their degrees now have a new opportunity to graduate. On Sept. 1 BYU announced its Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree, which replaces the Bachelor of Independent Study.
NEW ADMINISTRATORS APPOINTED President Merrill J. Bateman has announced the appointments of Addie Fuhriman as assistant to the president for planning and assessment and Eric L. Denna as vice president of information technology and chief information officer at BYU.
OVERSEAS ASSIGNMENTSARE THEY OVERRATED? Despite the adventure and ego strokes that come with an international assignment, potential expatriates need to think twice before packing their bags, say a BYU professor and a BYU alum.
BACKMOREMORE ROOM FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES, STUDENTS, AND BOOKS In recent years, hard hats, construction workers, and bulldozers have been as common on BYU campus as backpacks, calculators, and students. To the relief of the campus community, several constructionprojects have recently been completed. Others are making significant progress.
STUDENTS FIND PAST UNDER PAVEMENT In June 1998 BYU's Office of Public Archaeology (OPA) unearthed a substantial piece of Salt Lake Valley's prehistoric puzzle, right between the homes of the Utah Jazz and KSL TV.
VISITING STUDENTS SAVOR SPIRIT This was the first year students like Redmond, a visiting student from Western Washington University, were able to attend BYU through open enrollment provided by the Summer Visiting Student Program.
A LULLABY A DAY MAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY Parents have always known that the strains of a lullaby can calm a fussing baby, but new research suggests that these simple melodies may also shorten hospital stays for newborn intensive-care patients.
MURAL CELEBRATES BYU HERITAGE Student Auxiliary Services commissioned illustrators Gerald Rogers, a senior from Minneapolis, Minn., and Richard Russell, a recent graduate from West Valley City, Utah, to paint a mural depicting the history of BYU.
BIOAG IMPORTS DEAN R. Kent Crookston, has been named dean of the College of Biology and Agriculture.
SPEAKER'S NOTES The following is an excerpt from "Remembrance," a devotional address given by James E. Faulconer, professor of philosophy and dean of General Education and Honors, June 23, 1998, in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium.
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POWER VS. AUTHORITY Donna Lee Bowen, a professor of political science, considers the war with Iraq through the frameworks of power and authority.
THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD Waiting upon the Lord takes many forms. Whether for support in childbirth or guidance in making decisions, those who wait upon the Lord deepen their discipleship with a broken heart, a contrite spirit, a yielded will, and a consecration of self.