MOREMORMON PIONEERS SETTLE AT BYU The Rendezvous was sponsored by the LDS Church to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Mormon pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. And although Provo is a couple of days by wagon from Salt Lake's Emigration Canyon, BYU campus was chosen as the host of the event.
PROFESSOR INFLUENCES EPA DECISION A BYU professor of economics was influential in the shift in air pollution regulations announced July 16 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using economic research techniques, Arden Pope has conducted epidemiological studies on the health effects of air pollution.
PARENTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OF CHILDREN) For university professor types, giving advice is expected and publishing articles is necessary. A recentbout of BYU-generated advice, however, did not come from a professor but from, at least at first glance, a rather unlikely source.
FROM LAWYERS TO THE LAWLESS, HARLEYS RIDE A WIDE ROAD Results from a study of Harley-Davidson owners, conducted by William R. Swinyard, a Harley owner and marketing professor in the Marriott School of Management, identified this new group of Harley enthusiasts, as well as five other groups that swear by Harley motorcycles.
LOOK MA, NO SMOKE: SOLAR COOKER TO RELIEVE SUFFERING A BYU physics professor concerned about millions of children in the Third World each year who die from respiratory illnesses has designed a funnel-shaped solar cooker to help reduce smokeinhalation from open-fire cooking.
THEY'RE ALL JUST MUTTS, SAYS PROF Keith A. Crandall found that many breeds actually share identical gene sequences. For instance, an Alaskan husky, a boxer, and a golden retriever had identical portions of the mitochondrial DNA.
GOOD PARENTING IS GOOD MANAGING For university professor types, giving advice is expected and publishing articles is necessary. A recentbout of BYU-generated advice, however, did not come from a professor but from, at least at first glance, a rather unlikely source.
P.E. COLLEGE RENAMED The BYU Board of Trustees has approved a name change for the College of Physical Education. Effective Sept. 1, the college will be known as the College of Health and Human Performance.
BACKNEW PRESIDENT FOR RICKS David A. Bednar has replaced Steven D. Bennion as the president of Ricks College. Bennion has accepted the presidency of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.
SPORTS SHORTS In addition to all the WAC championships and national rankings the teams achieved, the overallathletics program placed 16th in the annual Sears Directors' Cup.
SURPLUS SALE YIELDS UNEXPECTED TREASURES When BYU police officer Mike Harroun purchased a set of matching desks at a recent BYU surplus sale, one of the drawers was jammed; he discovered that an 1882 hard copy of the Shakespearean play.
SPEAKER'S NOTES The following is an excerpt from "Trust in the Lord with All Thine Heart," a devotional address given by Nora Kay Nyland, professor of food science and nutrition, June 3, 1997, in the de Jong Concert Hall.
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.