I CHANGE A BYU student learns that life changes are usually extensions, not alterations. (This essay was the winning entry to BYU Magazine's first annual student-essay contest. The theme was "an experience of change.")
FROM BATHROOMS TO BIZET (2nd Place Winning Essay) A BYU student goes from asking to answering the question "What can you do with a humanities degree?"
SINAI (3rd Place Winning Essay) In the steps of Abraham and Moses, a BYU student is reminded of her place in God's plan.
THE GRANT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING Through alumni replenishment grants students are able to complete their education and then return the favor by helping others.
GIVING THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS The Robert and Candace Madsen family hosted four international BYU students as part of the new Christmas Homestay Program.
YOUNG ALUMNI CREATE SURVIVAL GUIDE Graduating seniors were given the Gradguide 2002, a 70-page booklet providing information ranging from career networking and buying a car to having a successful marriage and staying out of debt.
BYU HONORS EMERITI Ten alumni whose contributions have ranged from those of professors and speakers to Church leaders and writers have been honored with emeriti awards by the BYU Emeriti Association.
ENDLESS LEARNING On May 4 BYU's Emeriti Association will present an Education Day with sessions about the work of a DNA genealogy specialist, the world of Islam, and the impact of the Olympics on the state of Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
HONORED MAYOR A four-time missionary, Mary Ellen Edmunds keeps looking for ways to serve.
A ROCKET-POWERED CAREER On a converted oil rig in the Pacific Ocean stands a 200-foot-high modified Russian rocket with an 11,000 pound, multimillion-dollar satellite ready for launch. Making sure all systems are "go" is Sea Launch mission director Stephen M. Thelin, '81.
ENRICHING LIFE THROUGH GOOD BOOKS Life is far more important than reading about it or viewing impressions of it. Still, art and literature and science, secondary to life, enable mortals to understand life better and to live more fully.
BOOK NOOK LINKS Links to more information on books reviewed in Spring 2002.
SURPRISINGLY SWEET SEASON Work, sweat, disappointing losses, unexpected upsets, and sweet victories were all part of BYU's 2001-02 women's basketball season.
NATIONAL POLE VAULT CHAMPION All-American Jeffery W. Hansen, '02, jumped his way to a national championship in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
SPORTS SHORTS Steve P. Kaufusi, '94, has been hired to replace retiring Thomas J. Ramage as defensive line coach and women's soccer finished the 2001 season with a 14-7-1 record.
STUDENT EDITORS AND WRITERS REAP REWARDS From the outside, the Humanities Publications Center, across from the Marriott Center, looks like an ordinary, homey split-level house. But a peek inside reveals something uniquely different.
BACKSTUDENTS FIND BYU CHALLENGING, SUPPORTIVE BYU ranked in the 99th percentile in the category of "supportive campus environment" and in the 90th percentile in "level of academic challenge"--exceeding the benchmarks set by 470 institutions across the nation.
BROADCASTING FREEDOM George W. Bush made a brief stop at the Provo Airport while on the campaign trail in the fall of 2000, he met with a select group of journalists in a private press conference. Lindsay A. Palmer, '02, was among them.
BYU ALUMNI CREATE LDS FILMS The list of Church members who are producers, directors, and actors working both in and out of Hollywood is growing rapidly.
THE ALLEGORY OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN The parable of the good Samaritan has been illustrated in stained-glass windows in the medieval French cathedrals of Bourges, Chartres, and Sens, which juxtapose images from the parable against images of the Fall, the law of Moses, and the Atonement.
VIRTUAL OLYMPICS WEB EXTRA The Virtual Olympics project began more than five years ago when Bill Barrett, professor of computer science, arranged funding from the Utah State Center of Excellence for Scientific Computing and Imagery to create a virtual simulation of Olympic events for the upcoming Games.
AN IRISH SKIING TALE Irish skier Paul O'Connor shares his experiences in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
WORKS AND PROGRESS
A SERIOUS STUDY OF THE FUNNIES If there were a prize for most-teased professor at BYU, Kerry D. Soper would likely win hands down. Soper studies comic strips--and the Simpsons and David Letterman and soft drink commercials and Saturday Night Live. And his colleagues don't let him forget it.
THE UNKOWN VARIABLES OF HEALING A math professor envisions a world with no scars. Burns, scrapes, gashes, and slices would heal without mark or lasting tissue damage. Blemishes would be prevented with the rub of an ointment.
THE SCIENCE OF SINGING Applying ideas from modern physics, statistical analysis, and group dynamics, voice professor Clayne W. Robison, '62, is improving and then measuring the increased quality in singing voices--even among those who may not consider their voices capable of beauty.
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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.