University Devotionals and Forums
Oct 28 - 11:05 AM
The campus community is in for a treat with the “Into the Mountains” Dance Assembly, presented by the BYU Department of Dance.
This entertaining, uplifting and fun program will feature the best of dance art at BYU. The five BYU traveling dance groups: Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends and Theatre Ballet will perform highlights from their amazing, internationally-tested repertoire. Each number was selected specifically for this assembly, which was inspired by President Worthen’s Inaugural address to “go to the mountains.”
Nov 4 - 11:05 AM
Elder David F. Evans, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.
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.
Nov 18 - 11:05 AM
Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, will deliver the forum address on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.
Former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney is the founder of Bain Capital and served as chair of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Romney received his B.A., with Highest Honors, from Brigham Young University in 1971. In 1975, he was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, and earned a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Dec 2 - 11:05 AM
Elder Erich W. Kopischke, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.
Dec 9 - 11:05 AM
Lloyd Newell, BYU 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.
Feb 24 - 11:05 AM
Jim Leach, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will deliver the forum address on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.
Former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jim Leach is a former member of congress from Iowa. Prior to his appointment as NEH chairman, Leach was the John L. Weinberg Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. He also served as the interim director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency which promotes excellence in the humanities.
Mar 24 - 11:05 AM
Dr. David Pershing, President of the University of Utah, will deliver the forum address on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center.
President of the University of Utah, Dr. David Pershing is a gifted teacher and prolific researcher. A professor of chemical engineering, 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.