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Utah Centennial Symposium

Our Utah Heritage” is the theme of the Utah Centennial Symposium, to be held at the BYU Conference Center on Saturday, April 20, 1996, as part of the activities commemorating Utah’s admission as a state into the union. The symposium is sponsored by BYU’s History Department, Church History Department, Division of Continuing Education, and Alumni Association, and by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Because costs for the program are being met by these organizations, the event will be free to the public.

The symposium will begin in the auditorium with an early bird session by Susan Easton Black. A General Authority of the Church has been invited to speak at 9 a.m. At 10:10 a.m. the program will divide into three tracks of break-out sessions. After an hour break for lunch, the three tracks will continue, with 50-minute presentations followed by 10-minute breaks until the conclusion of the symposium at 3 p.m.

Speakers for the three tracks include Thomas G. Alexander, James B. Allen, Brian Cannon, Bruce Van Orden, J. Elliot Cameron, Milton V. Backman, Richard Holzapfel, Larry C. Porter, Richard Cowan, Leon Hartshorn, and Ronald W. Walker. At least three of these presenters are writing books that will be published for the centennial.

BYU students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as the general public are invited to attend this symposium and review and honor the heritage of the state of Utah.

For further information, call (801) 378-4853.