University Devotionals and Forums
Apr 5 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Phi Lambda Beta (the Portuguese National Honor Society) and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will be hosting a fireside with Elder José A. Teixeira. All are welcome to attend, but please note that Elder and Sister Teixeira will be speaking in Portuguese.
Elder Teixeira is a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and the President of the Europe Area. He also served as President of the São Paulo South Mission from 2005 to 2008.
Mar 24 - 11:05 AM
David Pershing, President of University of Utah, will deliver the devotional address.
If you miss Pershing's remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu.
David W. Pershing proudly celebrates more than three decades of service to the University of Utah. Named Utah’s 15th President in 2012, President Pershing serves as the university’s chief executive leading a diverse team of faculty and staff at one of the world’s top research universities.
President Pershing joined the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1977. He was named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation in 1984, became Dean of the College of Engineering in 1987, and named a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1995. In 1998, Dr. Pershing was named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs responsible for approximately 1,000 faculty and 25,000 students in the colleges of the main campus. Now as President, Dr. Pershing continues his commitment to the undergraduate experience with new initiatives and programs aimed at enriching academic excellence on campus.
A gifted teacher and prolific researcher, President Pershing is the recipient of the University of Utah’s Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Research Awards and the U’s Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, won more than 20 research grants totaling approximately $60 million, and earned five patents. He was named Engineering Educator of the Year by the Utah Engineering Council in 2002 and is a winner of the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. He was director of the University of Utah’s Center for Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions, fueled by a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
President Pershing holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, both in chemical engineering.
Mar 27 - 7:00 PM
Elder Spencer J. Condie, emeritus member of the Seventy, will be the keynote speaker at this year's BYU Easter Conference. Other speakers will be Matthew O. Richardson, advancement vice president at BYU, and Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt, adjunct professor of ancient scripture at BYU. Each will talk about certain aspects of the Savior, his life, his mission, the Atonement and his influence in our lives today. There will also be musical presentations to enhance the evening.
Apr 7 - 11:05 AM
The School of Music will present a devotional featuring a broad range of choral and orchestral talent at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.