Latest Brigham Young University Stories

2008-09-23 09:00:40

By Tad Walch Deseret News PROVO -- Brigham Young University is launching a reality-TV series. No, Ute fans, the title is not "Survivor: Provo." Nor will it be called "Biggest Loser: UCLA," Cougar fans. Or even "American Idol: The BYU Quarterback Edition." But the producers might have dubbed the show "Cosmonanny," after the BYU sports mascot. The straight-laced, religious university has created a show similar to ABC's hit "Supernanny," but without a nanny or a single expert who...

2008-09-22 09:00:26

PROVO -- Church history professor Fred E. Woods will deliver the Brigham Young University devotional address at the Marriott Center on Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. Woods has taught at BYU since 1998. His research interests include the pioneer migration of the 1800s, Americans incarcerated for their religious beliefs and the history of the church in the Hawaiian Islands. Woods is a native of Southern California who converted to the LDS Church at age 20. Following a mission to Australia, Woods...

2008-09-15 15:00:28

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Allison Barker, +1-703-963-8836, Allisonjbarker@gmail.com, for SchoolTipline; or Justin Bergener, Founder & CEO, SchoolTipline, Cell: +1-801-836-3344, Office: +1-800- 847-5104, justin.bergener@schooltipline.com PROVO, Utah, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and parents now have an online weapon to fight bullying, violence, drugs, theft and vandalism in their schools. SchoolTipline(TM) (http://www.schooltipline.com) allows them to anonymously...

2008-09-14 12:00:20

PROVO -- Dean K. Richard Young of Brigham Young University's David O. McKay School of Education appointed Nancy Wentworth the new associate dean over teacher education. Wentworth, a professor of teacher education, replaces Marie Tuttle who has served in the position for more than nine years. Tuttle will return to teaching and supervision in the Department of Teacher Education. Wentworth earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in education and a doctorate in...

2008-09-14 12:00:15

By Ethan Thomas Deseret News PROVO -- Brigham Young University is adding to its list of programs that are designed to help the environment through conservation and sustainability. While the efforts have always helped Earth, the business model of these many programs also helps the university itself. Already in place are the long-standing paper and aluminum-can recycling receptacles found all over campus as well as the practice of turning biodegradable food waste into mulch, which is used...

2008-09-13 12:00:15

PROVO -- Add your impressions of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and its ongoing consequences to artist Frank McEntire's participatory "Spontaneous Memorial" on display at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library auditorium gallery until Oct. 3. The memorial allows visitors to write their own thoughts, which become a permanent part of the exhibit. Impressions are written on one of 3,000 tags, 2,000 of which contain a life sketch of a 9/11 victim. The life sketches are taken from...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Behn, Bruce K Carnes, Gregory A; Krull, George W Jr; Stocks, Kevin D; Reckers, Philip M J INTRODUCTION Over the past few years the profession has witnessed a visible decline in the number of students graduating from U.S. accounting doctoral programs. A review of the accounting Ph.D. program listing in the Hasselback Directory reveals that output over the last eight years (941 graduates) significantly trails output in the eight prior years (1488) and the eight years preceding that (1664)....

2008-09-03 09:00:21

BYU junior Max Hall has passed for 4,334 yards in his career (14 games). After throwing for 486 yards in the season-opener, he is on track to surpass a few former Cougar QB greats in all-time passing yardage -- Gifford Nielsen (5,833), Steve Sarkisian (7,464), Marc Wilson (7,637) and Steve Young (7,733) -- by the end of this season. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-30 12:00:28

KBYU radio (FM-89.1/89.5) will air a concert featuring the five Salt Lake Tabernacle organists on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. This was taped in the Cathedral of the Madeleine on June 27. For more information, go to: www.classical89.org. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-22 09:00:57

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News Utah colleges, including the University of Utah, Westminster College, Brigham Young University and Weber State University, have landed spots on one of the nation's most popular college-and- university ranking publications. U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges, which hits newsstands Monday and is available online today, puts the U. among the best national universities and Westminster as one of the best places to get a master's degree, as well...

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