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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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June 10, 2019
Replaces founding director Richard Williams, who will be returning to full-time teaching and research in Counseling Psychology and Special Education in the David O. McKay School of Education.
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May 29, 2019
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President James R. Rasband has announced that Gus L. W. Hart has been named interim dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, following the appointment of current dean C. Shane Reese as the academic vice president.
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May 28, 2019
Six times a year, BYU invites experts in their fields to deliver a Forum address on campus. These illustrious speakers address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme, "The Pursuit of Democratic Character." 
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May 21, 2019
Replaces James Rasband who will leave BYU to serve as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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May 20, 2019
Hit-making Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ben Rector will be the featured talent for BYU Spectacular! 2019, along with prolific LDS-Christian crossover artist Hilary Weeks. The headliners will also be joined by Vocal Point, Men’s Chorus, Young Ambassadors, Ballroom Dance Company, Cougarettes, International Folk Dance Ensemble and the BYU Dunk Team as part of BYU Homecoming 2019.
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May 14, 2019
President Kevin J Worthen, following approval from the BYU Board of Trustees, has appointed Julie L. Franklin as Vice President of Student Life at Brigham Young University. Franklin will replace Janet S. Scharman, who is retiring after serving 19 years in the position.
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May 13, 2019
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President James R. Rasband announced today that John “Keoni” S.K. Kauwe has been named the new dean of BYU Graduate Studies.
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May 13, 2019
Over the last several months, the leadership of BYU’s Honor Code Office has been meeting with students to address concerns that have been raised over Honor Code Office processes. In a letter to students, HCO Director Kevin Utt explains some of the changes that have been made to date as a result of those conversations and an ongoing review of Honor Code Office procedures: 
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May 04, 2019
The renovations include new dining options and gathering places.
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April 22, 2019
Every Tuesday at 11:05 a.m., students, faculty, staff and the greater BYU community gathers for the weekly Devotional or Forum address. During the Spring and Summer terms, most Devotionals and Forums are held in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. The May 7th Devotional will be in the JSB Auditorium. The August 20th Education Week Devotional will be held in the Marriott Center. 
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March 21, 2019
Today BYU responded to the Department of Public Safety’s notice of intent to decertify University Police. The response explains how BYU met all obligations to investigate allegations of officer misconduct and fully cooperated with all DPS investigations. (See the full response here.) The following answers address questions about University Police’s structure and operations and the pending decertification action:
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February 25, 2019
For nearly 40 years, BYU has protected its students and campus community, one of the largest concentrations of citizens in the state of Utah, through a state-certified police force called University Police. For that entire time, Utah statutes have recognized the police force that BYU established and have authorized its state-certified peace officers to keep the peace. During this time, BYU has borne the financial burden of paying for these law enforcement officials.
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February 17, 2019
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President James R. Rasband announced today that Daniel K Judd has been named the new Dean of Religious Education.
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January 30, 2019
BYU comes in at No. 3 overall, tops several specific language categories
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January 23, 2019
Replaces Chief Larry Stott, who retired after 19 years as BYU's Police Chief
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December 16, 2018
Every Tuesday at 11:05 a.m., students, faculty and staff head to the Marriott Center for the weekly Devotional or Forum address. BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife Peggy kick off the semester and are followed by members of the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU employees and a range of industry leaders and thinkers. Entertainment assemblies celebrating the talent of BYU Arts round out the semester schedule. 
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December 09, 2018
BYU’s favorite nine-man a cappella group is gearing up to bring its music to a much bigger stage. With the release of their latest music video, “What Child is This?,” Vocal Point has announced that they’ve signed a recording deal with Decca Gold, Universal Classics, US, part of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company.
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November 27, 2018
Replaces Michael R. Orme, who will be retiring from BYU after more than 30 years of service
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