THOUGHTS FROM THE SANDBOX Soon the library expansion will be completed, the tractors and crane will drive away, and the sandbox that has fascinated professors and students alike for almost two years will be buried under grass and trees and sidewalks.
FRANKLIN S. HARRIS Franklin S. Harris arrived on campus as president at age 36, armed with a doctorate from Cornell University, a national reputation in agronomy, a love for the arts, and a vision of crafting a great university.
HOMECOMING '98 TO ARRIVE "ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM" Friends of the university converge on campus in early October for a week of activities that include the traditional Homecoming parade and game, a Homecoming barbecue, several formal dances, the Homecoming Spectacular, and a closing fireside.
THE "BYU RULE" IS BACK In a series of moves that resembled a complex football play, the NCAA did a double reverse and decided to once again to make accommodations for schools with religiously based policies prohibitingathletic competition on Sundays.
PROFESSOR HEARS CENTURY-OLD JAPANESE VOICES When a BYU professor skimmed a catalog of foreign recordings, he had little idea he would stumble across the earliest known commercial recordings of Japanese voices belonging to an influentialturn-of-the-century Japanese theater troupe that inspired such artists as Picasso and Puccini.
STUDENT EMTS LEND HELPING HANDS With a BYU Emergency Medical Service (EMS) team just around the corner, volunteers hope students, professors, employees, and other campus dwellers will feel more secure as they go abouttheir note taking, class lecturing, hall sweeping, and campus touring.
BACKMOREBYU BAITS BEARS IN THE BOOKCLIFFS Waiting in breathless anticipation for a black bear to make its appearance, a group of BYU students sits hushed in the depths of the woods. For these students, the forest is a research lab.
PHENOMENAL ELECTRICAL POWER, ITTY-BITTY STORAGE SPACE A team of BYU engineers and a Provo-based company have invented a tiny battery that one day may be used to power pumps that regulate insulin flow in diabetics or to run sensors that monitor vitalsigns in trauma victims.
INQUIRING STUDENTS WANT TO LEARN A BYU professor has found that the best way to teach children may not be through a teacher'sinstruction. It may be through students' questions.
ENGLISH GRAD STUDENT PLAYS DETECTIVE IN UNABOMBER CASE A graduate student in English at BYU at the time, Jones was well trained to analyze texts, and as the report continued, it all seemed transparent to him: literary analysis techniques might reveal the man and the motive behind the bombs.
GARRENS KEEP CAMPUS ROLLING Even if you don't feel like laughing, they'll get you out of your seat before the night's over. And with more than 400 sketches, 50 games, and audience participation, no two shows are ever the same.
BYU PROFESSORS COMMUNICATE FREEDOM OF PRESS Ralph D. Barney, a retired BYU professor of communications, was on assignment in Africa. In a community in Tanzania, he watched as four truckloads of police sped by to stop a protest by some local merchants. It wasn't until later that he realized the significance of what he had witnessed.
BACKSPORT SHORTS BYU's performance in the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships produced two national champions and several other high finishers.
GENERAL CONFERENCE CAUGHT ON THE WEB A NewsNet recording error in October 1997 developed into a first-time opportunity for April's LDS general conference audience and may have set the precedent for future live audio broadcastings of conference in multiple languages.
SPORTS SHORTS Kari Gallup won the three-point shot contest of the NCAA Final Four nationalCar Rental Shootout.
A FEW GOOD HABITS This article is extracted and edited from an address by Franklin S. Harris given May 4, 1953, to the BYU student body.
SPEAKER'S NOTES The following is an excerpt from "Perspectives on Knowing in a Human Science," a devotional address given by Elaine Sorensen Marshall, associate professor of nursing, May 26, 1998, in the DeJong Concert Hall.
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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.