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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. The true value of an education should be measured by who we become, not just how much we know. Etched in stone at the western entrance to campus are the words, “Enter to learn; go forth to serve.” Here are stories of people who make a difference in a world we wish to improve. 

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Cougar Query: "One item on my bucket list is to visit all the national parks on the Harley."

August 09, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Kelly Jensen, an admissions coordinator.
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Cougar Query: "I get most excited about my work when I travel to Amazonian Ecuador and learn more about the Kichwa language"

August 02, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Janis Nuckolls, a professor of linguistics.
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Cougar Query: "On Saturdays you'll find me on a long run with other crazed runners"

July 26, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Carl Hanson, a faculty member in the Department of Public Health.
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Cougar Query: "You can find me in my garage making something or playing the bass guitar"

July 19, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Chris Mattson, a professor of mechanical engineering.
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Cougar Query: "Living and traveling abroad changed the way I view the world"

July 12, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Stacey Shaw, an associate professor in the School of Social Work.
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Cougar Query: "You'll always find Brie, Greek yogurt and insulin in my fridge."

July 05, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Brooke Smith, policy manager and analyst in the Integrity and Compliance Office.
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Cougar Query: “The title of my autobiography would be 'Loud Librarian'"

June 28, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Rachel Wadham, senior librarian for education and juvenile collections at the Harold B. Lee Library.
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Cougar Query: "The title of my autobiography would be, 'Life Is Hard, But God Is Good.'"

June 21, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Tiffany Turley Bowcut, Title IX coordinator.
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Cougar Query: "Returning to school after being a college dropout for 20 years sparked my interest in my field"

June 12, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Rhonda Sandberg, Marriott School undergraduate advisement center director.
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BYU nursing students provide relief to Ukrainian refugees during study abroad in Poland

June 09, 2022
BYU students helped refugees find clothing, others dutifully assembled hygiene kits. At one point or another, each of the 13 students took time to play with the children; many of whom were eager for a friend and longed for trusted human contact.
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Cougar Query: "I’m most looking forward to spending time this summer rafting the Payette River"

June 07, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Richard D. Osguthorpe, dean of the David O. McKay School of Education and incoming associate academic vice president for Undergraduate Studies.
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Cougar Query: "My favorite quote is 'your smile is your logo'"

June 01, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Corinne Priest, campus interior designer.
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Cougar Query: "My wife and I have climbed most of the tall peaks in Utah"

May 23, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Paul Savage, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
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Cougar Queries: I dress up with a 1960’s rockstar wig and sing a chemistry parody song

May 17, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Adam Woolley, dean of Graduate Studies.
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Cougar Queries: The title of my autobiography would be “I Will Die When I Am 93, In a Bookstore, Just Politely Toppled Over.”

May 12, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Candilyn Newell, career director at the College of Life Sciences.
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Cougar Query: "On Saturday mornings you’ll find me horseback riding in the mountains"

May 09, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Tracy Flinders, vice president of information technology vice president and chief information officer.
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Cougar Query: "When I tell people I work for BYU, they say, 'Jazz at BYU?' Absolutely!"

April 25, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Ray Smith, professor of music, director of Synthesis and member of the BYU faculty jazz quintet, Q'd Up.
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Mother of four earns graduate degree, hopes to teach sociology

April 21, 2022
All within the past five years, Jordan Coburn graduated with a double major in sociology and Spanish, worked as an English tutor, had four children and earned her graduate degree in sociology.
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