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The latest news and information from university administration and the academic colleges at BYU, including the latest in enrollment statistics, new classes and programs, awards and distinctions, new hires and official announcements.

 

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Devotional and forum schedule for winter 2022 semester

January 14, 2022
At the heart of a BYU experience and education are devotional and forum addresses. Presented by industry experts, innovative thinkers and religious leaders, these speeches “assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life.” Join BYU students, faculty and staff each Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center as they gather to experience spiritual and temporal edification.
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BYU approves updated Demonstration Policy

January 10, 2022
BYU has recently approved an updated university Demonstration Policy, previously known as the Public Expression Policy. The updated policy was approved Dec. 20, 2021.
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BYU announces significant changes to its student housing program effective fall 2022

September 23, 2021
Beyond their first two semesters, BYU undergraduate, single students will no longer be required to live in BYU On-Campus or BYU Off-Campus Contracted Housing.
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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.
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Devotional and forum schedule for fall 2021 semester

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.
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Lisa Bohman hired as next Chief Integrity and Compliance Officer at BYU

July 21, 2021
BYU Assistant to the President and General Counsel Steve Sandberg announced this week the appointment of Lisa Bohman as BYU’s new chief integrity and compliance officer. She will also serve as the director of the Integrity and Compliance Office at BYU.
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Martin Luther King III, Yale Law School professor among 2021–22 BYU forum speakers

July 19, 2021
This academic year, BYU's forum speakers will address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme of “Creating a Beloved Community."
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BYU names Jeff Simpson as managing director of BYU Broadcasting

June 21, 2021
BYU has named Jeff M. Simpson as the new managing director of BYU Broadcasting. In this position, Simpson will oversee BYU’s radio, television and digital channels, including BYUtv.
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Inaugural director of the Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership

June 17, 2021
Jeffery Thompson has been named the first-ever director of the Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership at Brigham Young University.
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Scott Esplin named new dean of Religious Education

June 16, 2021
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced the appointment of Scott Esplin as the next dean of Religious Education, effective July 1.
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Kara Cattani appointed new executive director of Student Development Services

May 27, 2021
Cattani will begin her tenure as the executive director on July 1 and will replace Steve Smith.
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V. Stanley Benfell named the new director of the Kennedy Center

May 25, 2021
BYU International Vice President Sandra Rogers announced today the appointment of V. Stanley Benfell as the new director of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and associate international vice president effective August 1.
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BYU will hold traditional fall semester in 2021

May 24, 2021
The vast majority of courses will be offered in-person with full-capacity classrooms.
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Scott Hunt named assistant vice president of information technology

May 20, 2021
In this role, Hunt will assist in directing the work of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at BYU and coordinating strategy and efforts with all Church Educational System institutions.
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Devotional and forum schedule for spring/summer semester 2021

April 25, 2021
During the month of May, each address will be held in the Marriott Center. Devotionals and forums occurring in June, July and August will be held in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center, apart from the Education Week devotional on August 17, which will be held in the Marriott Center.
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Three new deans announced at BYU

April 22, 2021
BYU Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced the appointment of three new deans today, including Richard D. Osguthorpe at the David O. McKay School of Education, Laura Padilla-Walker at the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences and Adam T. Woolley as the dean of Graduate Studies.
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Renata Forste appointed BYU International Vice President

April 21, 2021
Forste replaces Sandra Rogers, who will be retiring from BYU after 41 years of service.
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BYU Tuition to Increase 2.5% for 2021–22 Academic Year

April 19, 2021
Brigham Young University will implement a 2.5% increase for undergraduate tuition for the 2021–22 academic year. This will bring the undergraduate rate per semester from $2,985 to $3,060, an increase of $75.
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