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Jeffrey S. McClellan


For the World

Brigham Young University strives for academic excellence, by study and by faith, for the benefit of the world.

An illustration of a car driving on a rainy night, following a helicopter with the title of the article, "Thy Troubles to Bless"


“Thy Troubles to Bless”

Even during dark days when questions go unanswered, we can find joy and faith.

Jared Ward runs across the Salt Flats


The Long Run

Adversity turned Jared Ward to the marathon. Smarts and grit propelled him to the finish.


Three Cheers for Quiet Work

Much of the world’s work is accomplished in passionate anonymity.

Looking Up to the Hamsons
Fall 2012
This mother-daughter duo is something you'll have to look up to.
Get Well Soon
Fall 2011
A Richards Building racquetball court has been transformed into a spinning room, complete with 40 cycles.
Making a Mark
Summer 2011
For BYU’s newest Truman Scholar, success is tied to service. 
Social Life = Longer Life
Fall 2010
Boost your survival odds by developing these habits.
Provo in an Hour
Winter 2010
A BYU illustration major paints 50 portraits in an hour, capturing the people of Provo.
The First Year: Great Expectations
Summer 2009
The first in a four-part series capturing the journey of four new students as they enter Brigham Young University.
Twisted Talent
Fall 2008
For Jeremy Telford, balloon twisting is more than making dogs and dolphins at a diner.
Being More
Summer 2008
Olympic trials push BYU athletes to be more than they might have been.
A Prophet’s Voice
Spring 2008
A dear friend to BYU and its students, President Hinckley had enduring influence on all who heard him.
Finish Work
Summer 2007
The Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center stands as a tribute to the beloved prophet—this is its story.
Strangers No More
Winter 2007
At times the prospect of forging friendly relations seems as likely as mixing oil and water.
Digging In
Summer 2006
President Gordon B. Hinckley turned the first shovelful of dirt for a new BYU building that will bear his name. 
On the Shoulders of Giants
Summer 2005
While studying at BYU’s London Centre, students explore their heritage by encountering those who created it.
Everyday BYU
Spring 2005
To create a candid portrait of BYU, BYU Magazine photographers focused their lens on an ordinary day on campus.
Securing the Future
Winter 2004
BYU expresses thanks to those who build the university of tomorrow with deferred gifts today.
The Magnificent Mary Lou
Winter 2004
Physics, animation, DNA, and grammar--it's all in a day's work for BYU's five supercomputers named Mary Lou.
Six Bites of BYU
Fall 2003
In reviews of six campus restaurants, the BYU Magazine staff offers tips for sampling BYU’s array of culinary choices.
A Celebration for BYU
Fall 2003
The inauguration of Elder Samuelson as BYU's 12th president honored the university community as well as its new leader.
Fit for Office
Summer 2003
As he takes on a new role as BYU President, all of his previous roles have combined to make him the perfect fit.
Presidential Change
Spring 2003
After leading BYU for more than seven years, President Merrill J. Bateman passes the mantle to Elder Cecil O. Samuelson.
Hangout Havens
Spring 2003
When I began attending BYU, I quickly learned that cool literary folk hung out at the Pie.
PACE Award Fuels BYU Programs
Winter 2003
GM and others give BYU a $313 million gift to enhance automotive design processes and education.
A Library for the World
Winter 2003
The library is expanding again - this time digitally - making holdings more accessible around the world.
A Conduit for BYU News
Winter 2003
MyBYU News is a customizable monthly e-mail newsletter that allows users to select what news they wish to receive.
A Center for Learning
Summer 2002
For more than four decades, the Smith Family Living Center housed caring communities of learners.
New Life in Old Nauvoo
Spring 2002
At the Joseph Smith Academy, remnants of yesterday come alive, stimulating new growth in today's students.
At Home in Nauvoo
Spring 2002
Students in the Nauvoo program become familiar with the details of the structure as well as its purpose and history.
The Art of Faith
Winter 2002
Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda (1883) is one of eight altarpieces created by Carl Bloch. Now, it's at BYU.
Collected Memory
Summer 2001
Special Collections has many treasures and reflections of the past for those seeking truth.
Welcome to BYU Magazine
Spring 2001
Just as the core of BYU has remained constant for 80 years, so has the core of alumni publications.
Windows, Books, and Lofty Spaces
Winter 2001
In front of tall windows, people of all ages will expand their minds and souls with the books surrounding them.
The Call of the Wild
Summer 2000
Sometimes we need to find a get-away.
Top 10 BYU Professors of the 20th Century
Winter 1999
From 1899 to 1999, these are the teachers whose reputation preceded them, and whose influence lingers to this day.
A Light on a Hill: Making BYU World-Class, Taking BYU Worldwide
Fall 1999
BYU's highly successful capital campaign, "Lighting the Way," is exceeding goals and fulfilling vision.
Build a Monument to Your Faith
Spring 1999
We at Brigham Young Magazine encourage you to become involved in this effort or one like it.
All Are Alike
Summer 1998
An important lesson was learned while working at BYU Magazine.
Facts of Science
Summer 1998
Read these 10 facts about science at BYU.
Giving an Old Building New Tricks
Summer 1998
The Eyring Science Center reopens with a dedication on March 10, 1998.
BYU’s Hall of Wonders
Summer 1998
BYU's science building is full of adventure and discovery.
Sir Pete of BYU
Spring 1998
The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight First Class, is awarded to BYU's Pete Peterson.
Barbie and Beauty at BYU
Winter 1998
New merchandise addition BYU Barbie receives a gamut of opinions from students, both negative and positive.
School of Family Inaugurated
Winter 1998
Replacing the Family Science Department, the School of Family Life will be home to BYU's 37 family science scholars.
Mormon Pioneers Settle at BYU
Fall 1997
The Rendezvous was sponsored by the LDS Church to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Mormon pioneers' arrival.
Fast Times at BYU
Summer 1997
It seems every time Lott steps onto the track these days, she sets another record.
Dumb jocks? Afraid not.
Summer 1997
At BYU athletes are bucking the trend.
Wise Professor Seeks to Build Houses on Sand
Spring 1997
A BYU professor is testing various methods for treating collapsible soils.
BYU-Befriended Stonefly Triumphs over Trash
Spring 1997
Discovered by a BYU professor and named after a former BYU student, the tiny stoneflies were saved by a BYU alum.
Student Finds Joy in HUGS
Spring 1997
Help Us Give Service Club founded by Katy Ballenger stirred up a lot of attention.
Army Cadets Sweep Ranger Challenge Competitions
Spring 1997
BYU's male team won both competitions they attended this year.
Morris J. Robins: J. Rex Goates Professor of Chemistry
Fall 1996
Morris Robins spends his career building chemical compounds and building people.
Saber-Toothed Tigers May be the Answer to Stress
Fall 1996
When people aren’t physically active, the stress-related chemicals aren’t burned off.
New Course Teaches Health and Fitness Principles
Fall 1996
A new general education course at BYU is teaching freshmen that their mothers were right all along.
Lighting the Way at BYU-Hawaii
Summer 1996
The story of BYU–Hawaii and the story of BYU–Provo mix. The prophetic destinies are the same.
Campaign Priorities: Making a Difference in People’s Lives
Spring 1996
3 goals of BYU's campaign.
The Anatomy of a Campaign
Spring 1996
The men and reasoning behind BYU's campaigning.
Sister Hinckley Shares Humor and Wisdom at Women’s Conference
Spring 1996
Sister Hinkley shares life experiences and more at women's conference.
32-year-old Wilkinson Center Gets a Face-Lift
Winter 1996
The Wilk is getting renovated to become a truer center of campus.
Artist Joins Effort to Save BY Academy
Winter 1996
Utah artist Jacque Baker paints the Brigham Young Academy Education Building.
A Crossroads of Cultures
Winter 1996
Native Americans and a BYU-led team of archaeologists collaborated to uncover the history of Fish Lake.