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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.

Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, discussed three principles inspired by events from the early life of the prophet Joseph Smith.

Jodi Maxfield speaks at BYU Devotional

BYU Cougarettes Artistic Director Jodi Maxfield shared powerful stories of gratitude and service at this week’s devotional address, encouraging students to help lift each other.

"Stand up straight, smile and remember who you are." Advancement Vice President Richardson shared his wife's daily words of encouragement, as well as his own personal mementos, to help students find success and peace. 

Audacious is defined as "daring, bold, confident, and intrepid." Scharffs’ remarks focused on the simple, yet crucial, audacious beliefs of the "peculiar people" of LDS Church.

David M Whitchurch

Recently returning from a three-year assignment at the BYU Jerusalem Center, Ancient Scripture Associate Professor David M. Whitchurch delved into the center's history which began as early as the Restoration.

Raised in the Episcopal Church with a Jewish Godmother and an Episcopal Priest for a Godfather, BYU Professor David Dollahite found God's eternal love from the words in the Book of Mormon.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Don't be mean. Remember to vote. Value and defend freedom of speech and of religion. Find hope in the Lord. These are several words of wisdom Elder Dallin H. Oaks shared at Tuesday's BYU Devotional.

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BYU associate professor of ancient scripture Lincoln H. Blumell recently translated a unique inscription written in ancient Greek on an epitaph from Egypt. The small limestone epitaph commemorates a woman named Helene.

Peggy and Kevin Worthen

President and Sister Worthen welcomed students back to campus for the Fall semester at the Devotional Tuesday in the Marriott Center. Sister Worthen shared several life-lessons about leadership.

Every Tuesday at 11:05 a.m., students, faculty and staff head to the Marriott Center for the weekly Devotional or Forum address. Speakers consist of BYU professors, LDS Church leaders and a range of influential figures.