University Devotionals and Forums
Oct 7 - 11:05 AM
Mark Callister, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communications, will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
If you miss Callister's remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu.Mark Callister received a Ph. D. in communication from the University of Arizona (1997), an M.B.A from BYU (1991), and B.A.s in English and international relations from BYU (1988). He teaches courses in advertising, consumer behavior, persuasion, and research methods. He formerly taught at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. His research centers on family and the media, visual imagery in print advertising, and portrayals of elderly in the media. He has published articles in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising, Journal of Aging Studies, The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Oncology Nursing Forum, and Evaluation & the Health Professions. As a specialist in theories of persuasion and team work, he has consulted for Commonwealth Edison, Caterpillar, the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs, Roquette-America, Institute for Applied Criminal Justice, and others. He was selected as the Outstanding Teacher in June 2002 for the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University and awarded the Wayne N. Thompson Distinguished Professorship of Communication Award, 2000-01.
Nov 11 - 11:05 AM
Scott Swofford, BYU Broadcasting creative director, will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
If you miss Swofford's remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu.
Swofford, in addition to his BYU Broadcasting position, is the director of media for the LDS Church Missionary department and had a major part in bringing about The District series, which follows LDS missionaries in order to provide new missionaries with useful training. Swofford is also the director of BYUtv's family drama television series, Granite Flats and had a part in the Work and the Glory series.
Dec 9 - 11:05 AM
Lloyd Newell, professor of Church History and Doctrine, will deliver the devotional on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
If you miss Newell's remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu.
Lloyd D. Newell holds a M.A. in communications and a Ph.D. in marriage, family, and human development from BYU, where he is a professor of Church History & Doctrine and an associated faculty member in the School of Family Life. He has addressed audiences in 45 states and more than a dozen other countries through his seminars and keynote speaking engagements.
He has been a television news anchorman and a news magazine host in Utah, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. He continues to serve as host and announcer for many local and national programs and events. He is also the author of more than a dozen books and numerous articles. He has served as announcer and writer for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir inspirational broadcast, "Music and the Spoken Word" since 1990. Lloyd and his wife, Karmel, are the parents of four children.