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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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A semester in London: BYU students reflect on global growth and learning

January 31, 2024
BYU students share transformative tales from across the pond.
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Cougar Query: Cecilia Peek

January 28, 2024
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Cecilia Peek, the director of the BYU London Centre.
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BYU student unites Utah colleges for historic day of service

October 09, 2023
The College Day of Service will be held on October 14 from 9 a.m. until noon on the various college campuses across the state. Each school has planned a service project that will be meaningful for its local community and help establish a sense of unity and love among participants.
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Cougar Query: Abigail Allen

October 02, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Abigail Allen, an associate professor in the Accounting and Management Department.
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Cougar Query: President and Sister Reese

September 11, 2023
In this special edition Cougar Query, University Communications’ Aaron Sorenson met with President and Wendy Reese to help give insight into today’s devotional speakers.
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Pathway to Provo: How musician Ariana Abadia found peace and purpose at BYU

September 06, 2023
At BYU, Abadia says she has strengthened her complete character and she’s eager to use her talents to extend love and hope. She envisions returning to Ecuador to help shape the country’s music curriculum and make an education in the arts more accessible to students; maybe even starting a school to teach voice to young students.
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Meet BYU’s newly appointed landscape specialty manager

September 05, 2023
BYU landscape specialty manager keeping campus presentable, one shrub at a time.
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Service and sports: Help support local charities at ‘Cougs Care’ projects this football season

August 14, 2023
In BYU’s inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference – service tailgates will continue prior to each road game. Local alumni chapters will organize and host “Cougs Care” pregame tailgates that incorporate a service project for local nonprofits, beginning with the game at Arkansas on September 16th.
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Cougar Query: Reid Neilson

August 07, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Reid Neilson, an assistant academic vice president.
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Cougar Query: Kevin Utt

July 31, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Kevin Utt, the director of the Honor Code Office.
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Cougar Query: Ben Crookston

July 24, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Ben Crookston, a professor of public health and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences.
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Cougar Query: Pamela Jo Brubaker

July 17, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Pamela Brubaker, an associate professor of communications.
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Cougar Query: Barbara Morgan Gardner

July 10, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Barbara Morgan Gardner, an associate professor of Church history and doctrine.
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Cougar Query: Chip Oscarson

June 27, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Chip Oscarson, an associate dean in undergraduate education.
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Cougar Query: Gus Hart

June 13, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Brent Webb, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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Music and medicine: BYU student uses unique combination of talents to inspire others

June 06, 2023
Ethan Hardy started his BYU experience as many students do — eager, yet undecided on a major, maybe music or biology — but he knew one thing for certain: he was going to take advantage of every opportunity BYU provided him by paying it forward.
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Cougar Query: Brent Webb

June 06, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Brent Webb, a professor of mechanical engineering.
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Cougar Query: Justin Dyer

May 23, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Justin Dyer, a professor of Church history and doctrine.
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