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Devotional: We get to choose our destiny

September 06, 2022
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the fall 2022 semester. Sister Worthen spoke on maintaining an eternal perspective through trials in our lives, and President Worthen focused his remarks on making wise choices that will determine our lives and our ultimate destinies.
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April 2022 Commencement: A life centered on Jesus Christ

April 21, 2022
At the first in-person commencement since April 2019, over 6,800 students were honored for their completion of higher degrees at Brigham Young University.
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BYU names New Vice President for Belonging

March 22, 2022
Current BYU professor of law Carl Hernandez III will become the university’s first vice president for belonging effective this June.
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U.S. Department of Education dismisses Title IX complaint against BYU

February 10, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has dismissed a Title IX complaint against BYU that alleged discrimination related to students involved in same-sex romantic relationships. The complaint, which was recently reported in the media, was officially dismissed on February 8, 2022.
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Church Educational System announces refinements to employment standards

January 27, 2022
Today the Church Educational System is announcing that all new hires at CES institutions who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must hold and be worthy to hold a temple recommend effective immediately.
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Devotional: President and Sister Worthen, January 2022

January 04, 2022
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the winter 2022 semester. Sister Worthen spoke on becoming more considerate, and President Worthen explained how humility can be a life-changing trait.
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Top 10 BYU News Stories of 2021

December 29, 2021
The most-read BYU News stories of the year include research on internet trolling, advances in holography, the formation of the new Office of Belonging, and the many ways students and faculty have strengthened one another as they continue to persevere through a pandemic.
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Devotional: President and Sister Worthen fall 2021

September 07, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the fall 2021 semester. Sister Worthen spoke on navigating fearful uncertainty, and President Worthen explained how we can create a more interwoven BYU community.
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University Conference 2021: President Worthen shares new statement on belonging

August 23, 2021
At BYU's annual University Conference, President Worthen reflected on President Kimball's Second Century Address and shared a new statement on belonging.
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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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April 2021 Commencement: Built with gratitude on a firm foundation

April 22, 2021
The April commencement ceremony honored BYU graduates of the 2020–21 academic year and conferred 6,742 degrees. The proceedings were broadcast from the Marriott Center to graduates and their loved ones around the world.
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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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The table is set with 10 chairs to assist students

March 21, 2021
Thanks to Arizona businessman and longtime BYU supporter Ira A. Fulton, there are now 10 endowed chairs named after Fulton family members at Brigham Young University – each in a different college. Six of the chairs are named in honor of Ira’s wife, Mary Lou, who passed away in 2015.
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BYU releases key findings on race, equity and belonging

February 26, 2021
Brigham Young University President Kevin J Worthen announced today that the Committee on Race, Equity & Belonging (CoREB) has completed its study, which included numerous meetings with students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators. Additionally, the university released today key findings from a national diversity and equity campus climate survey, which includes data from nearly 20,000 respondents.
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BYU Devotional: President and Sister Worthen

January 12, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the semester. They spoke about gratitude and unity during challenging times.
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Top 10 BYU News stories of 2020

December 30, 2020
The most-read BYU News stories of the year include a report on video game research, a gallery of creative costumes, advice about what milk to drink, and the many ways students and faculty have bettered the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Devotional and Forum schedule for Winter Semester 2021

December 15, 2020
BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife Peggy kick off the semester and in following weeks are followed by leaders 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 students round out the semester schedule.
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BYU stays in the top 10 for social media engagement for fourth year in a row

September 18, 2020
Thanks to its passionate student body, faculty, alumni and friends, BYU is ranked No. 10 in the nation among universities for social media engagement.
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