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Character

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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May 10, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Rick Jellen, a professor of genetics and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences.
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May 03, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Niwako Yamawaki, a faculty member and an associate chair of the Department of Psychology.
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April 22, 2021
Roughly 12% of the 2021 class are first-gen grads; Pedro Torres is one of them.
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April 21, 2021
“I truly believe that people have this powerful opportunity to change the world.”
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April 21, 2021
Arjang “RJ” Abrarpour would not trade his unique BYU experience for anything.
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April 20, 2021
When she began her master’s in social work at BYU, Beth O’Brien already had a clear vision of what she most wanted to accomplish: to provide emotional support to postpartum women navigating the mental health challenges that are common to new mothers.
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April 20, 2021
A Q&A with the 2021 student commencement speaker
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April 19, 2021
When BYU Law student Melissa Jo “MJ” Townsend was growing up, her mother frequently reminded her that she — a member of “the People” — was the government.
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April 18, 2021
For BYU Ph.D. graduate Steve Bates, the popular tune “Home on the Range” hits close to home. Since 1999, Bates has worked as the wildlife manager at Antelope Island State Park in Utah, and he knows a thing or two about the land “where the buffalo roam.” He’s accustomed to the dazzling sunrises and picturesque settings the island offers – and he’s dedicated much of his life to researching, preserving and protecting the wildlife living there.
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April 18, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Kevin John from the School of Communications.
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April 13, 2021
From anthropology to graphic design, BYU students are winning their fair share of year-end awards for excellence in their field of study.


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April 11, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Vika Filimoeatu, Honors Advisement Supervisor.
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April 05, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Ryan Gabriel, assistant professor of sociology.
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March 28, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet David Jungheim, BYU MBA Alumni Manager.
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March 21, 2021
Communications major and The Daily Universe student employee Eric Forbush pairs creativity and hard work to improve BYU publications.
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March 15, 2021
For a time, the day-to-day efforts of the BYUSA office were put on hold while the office morphed into a care package production facility as nearly 50 students and staff members came together to assemble and deliver care packages.
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March 08, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Janalee Emmer from the Museum of Art.
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February 24, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Roy Brinkerhoff from BYU Alumni.
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