SENDING PARENTS BACK TO SCHOOL As a school superintendent, Brad K. Barrett, '69, of Gilbert, Ariz., has noticed that, at all levels, children's performance is directly related to how much involvement their parents have in their education.
WORLD HARMONY In October 2001, Jana Farr, '00, from Bountiful, Utah, with the help of others, gathered select children's choirs from different countries to the Church of Jesus Christ's Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
A BANG FOR BYU'S BUCK In July BYU was recognized as the best in the nation at turning research dollars into inventions and new companies.
SIGNS OF CHANGE The west entrances to campus were updated with BYU's official medallion and word mark just in time for August 2002 commencement.
BENSON INSTITUTE INAUGURATES WATER SYSTEM IN ECUADOR Under the direction of BYU's Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute, members of the Afro-Ecuadorian village of Cuambo spent five months manually digging 1-meter-deep trenches for a pipeline route that would provide clean and sanitized water.
BYU DOMINATES MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COMPETITION--AGAIN In April, 87 teams from universities as far away as Lebanon, Mexico, and Hawaii rolled into Logan, Utah, to enter their Baja vehicles into the Mini Baja West Competition. Most teams were in search of winning against their most dominant rival: BYU.
BACKCAMPUS NOTES Free Independent Study courses available on the Internet, and administrative changes at BYU.
PIECING TOGTHER A QUILTING HERITAGE At the Museum of Art's exhibition, Utah Quilts: Threads of Tradition and Innovation, large rectangular quilts, ideal for cold winter nights, are displayed next to smaller, more decorative quilts designed to serve as wall hangings.
KUDOS ExxonMobil Corporation gave the largest corporate-employee matching donation ever received by BYU; U.S. Secretary named Thomas B. Griffith, assistant to the president and general counsel of BYU; The National Science Foundation announced recipients of its 2002-03 Graduate Fellowships.
KIDS ON SAFARI At BYU's Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, kids are getting to know our planet's inhabitants, including some of the more frightening ones--snakes, spiders, and parasites--and their parents couldn't be happier.
THE GIFT OF GAB Polyglot John H. Jorgensen, '02, learned nine of his 15 languages while attending BYU.
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.