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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. Students at BYU are taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth. President Gordon B. Hinckley said of BYU:

Here we are doing what is not done in any other major university of which I am aware. We are demonstrating that faith in the Almighty can accompany and enrich scholarship in the secular.

President and Sister Peggy Worthen speak at Tuesday's BYU Devotional

The BYU community gathered in the Marriott Center to hear the first devotional of the semester, traditionally given by the university's president and his wife. President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S.

It's impossible to get to every class at BYU Education Week, but here are a few motivational thoughts. 

Elder Lynn G. Robbins

Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke about the complementary principles of agency and responsibility at the BYU Education Week Devotional.

Gayla Sorenson, BYU Law Dean of Admissions

Gayla Sorenson, dean of admissions of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, spoke about advocacy at Tuesday’s BYU Devotional. 

Kirt Saville

Kirt Saville grew up watching his father serve many strangers and set the example of looking for ways to serve others. His motto was “what goes around comes around."

Paul Caldarella

Paul Calderella spoke at Tuesday’s Devotional about responding when the Lord calls each of us to do something that may be difficult.

Eva Witesman speaks at BYU Devotional

Eva Witesman, associate professor in the Marriott School of Management, delivered this week’s devotional address about the importance of obtaining education in preparation for the future God sees in all of His children.

Ray Clifford

Languages are complex, especially translating from one language to another.  But the study of language learning supports each of the four aims of a BYU education.

Diane Reich

Diane Thueson Reich, associate professor of voice and the vocal division coordinator, delivered this week's Devotional address. She spoke about how to change and grow willingly, rather than reluctantly. 

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson, associate professor of ancient scripture, gave scriptural evidence that God does care about each person at Tuesday's Devotional in the de Jong Concert Hall.