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Remembering World War I at Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University was deeply impacted by World War I. Students and faculty joined the war effort, university administrators gave patriotic addresses to the student body, and students and faculty contributed generously to the war effort by purchasing Liberty bonds and giving money to the YMCA War Fund. The university petitioned for and received a …

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Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Theatre and Media Arts (UA 1042)

Next week marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Theatre and Media Arts. The $5 million endowment was announced to the university community on February 26, 2004. The Fulton Chair supports students through scholarships, travel grants, mentored experiences, and employment and internship opportunities. It also augments faculty support …

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Homecoming 2013

Yesterday marked the kickoff of Homecoming festivities for 2013. Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities from True Blue football to listening to distinguished alumni lectures to watching the Homecoming football game. Homecoming is a time for students to deepen their ties to the BYU and for alumni to renew those ties. The …

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Brigham Young University and the training of missionaries

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a missionary church since its founding in 1830. Missionary work introduces individuals to the gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthens the testimonies of members of the Church. Brigham Young University has been involved with the Church’s missionary efforts since its founding in 1875. The Brigham …

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UA 869 Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives

The Brigham Young University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of a new digital collection: Collection of Brigham Young University photographs and negatives (UA 869). This collection contains photographs and negatives of students, faculty, activities, and organizations at Brigham Young University. It also includes images of the performing arts and various colleges and departments. …

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Allen Hall

In 1937 President Franklin S. Harris proposed plans to build a residence hall for students attending Brigham Young University. The goal of the residence hall was to provide young men with a place to live near campus. The young men would be expected to participate in the cost of room and board and the university …

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Ice Cream and Elevators

Brigham Young University’s Center for Animation recently won another student Emmy for their animated short film “DreamGiver.” That brings the total number of student Emmys won by Center for Animation since 2003 to 11–an impressive feat. Many students may not realize that Brigham Young University has a long history of students producing quality films. The …

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Clubs at BYU

Clubs have been an integral part of the Brigham Young University experience since its founding as Brigham Young Academy in 1875. The earliest club on record is the Polysophical Society which provided students with an opportunity to discuss literature, science, music, fine arts, and civil government. The number of clubs has steadily grown over the …

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Honors at BYU

In 1959 English professor Robert K. Thomas approached President Ernest L. Wilkinson and suggested that Brigham Young University start an Honors program to better serve the exceptionally bright and highly motivated students that were beginning to enroll at the university. Thomas argued that an Honors program would provide the university with three major benefits: It …

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The Banyan

In 1911 Brigham Young University began to publish a yearbook. The name of the yearbook, the Banyan, was taken from a statement made by Karl G. Maeser comparing the influence of the university on Church education to a banyan tree. The Banyan was supervised by the Student Publications Board. It had its own faculty adviser …

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