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Devotional: President and Sister Worthen fall 2021

By Jenna Knaupp September 07, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the fall 2021 semester. Sister Worthen spoke on navigating fearful uncertainty, and President Worthen explained how we can create a more interwoven BYU community. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me down a rabbit hole in FamilySearch"

September 01, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Shaunna George, business manager for BYU General Education. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "The best-kept BYU secret is Aspen Grove!"

August 27, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Craig Freeze, director of Aspen Grove. Read Full Story

University Conference 2021: President Worthen shares new statement on belonging

August 23, 2021
At BYU's annual University Conference, President Worthen reflected on President Kimball's Second Century Address and shared a new statement on belonging. Read Full Story

BYU announces the formation of a new Office of Belonging

August 23, 2021
President Worthen shares BYU's Statement on Belonging as a guide for addressing the needs of all marginalized individuals on campus. Read Full Story

Praising middle school students improves on-task behavior by up to 70%, BYU study finds

By Christie Allen August 19, 2021
The study found that when middle school teachers praised students at least as often as they reprimanded them, class-wide on-task behavior improved by 60–70%. Students at high risk for emotional and behavioral disorders were also more likely to be on task, and their classroom marks went up by a full letter grade, compared to high-risk students in classrooms where teachers rarely offered praise.
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Devotional and forum schedule for fall 2021 semester

By Aaron Sorenson August 18, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and his wife, Peggy, kick off the semester this fall. The following weeks' speakers include leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU employees and a range of industry leaders and thinkers. Read Full Story

Education Week devotional: Five messages that all of God’s children need to hear

By Jenna Knaupp August 17, 2021
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday's devotional address for Education Week. He shared five messages all of God's children need to hear. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "On Saturday mornings you’ll find me engaged in deep spiritual work – I love to meditate!"

August 16, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Jane Birch, assistant director for faculty development at the Faculty Center. Read Full Story

BYU, University of Colorado scientists may have discovered the most lifeless place on Earth

By Todd Hollingshead August 12, 2021
A group of scientists from Brigham Young University and the University of Colorado have found a remote location deep in the icy heart of Antarctica’s Transantarctic Mountains where the soil contains no distinguishable sign of life. It represents the first time humans have discovered earthly soil that appears uninhabitable.
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