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BYU Faculty Center Lecture: Illustration Professor Robert Barrett

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:15

Nov 19 - 4:00 PM

BYU Professor of Illustration Robert T. Barrett will be the featured speaker at the "My Journey as a Scholar of Faith' series, presented by the BYU Faculty Center. Barrett received a BFA in painting from the University of Utah in 1973 and an MA and MFA in painting from the University of Iowa in 1975 and 1976. In 1995 he was awarded the Karl G. Maeser Award for Teaching Excellence at BYU, and in 2004 he was awarded the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award. He was recently selected as the 2010 “Distinguished Educator in the Arts” by the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

This series features scholars who have been thoughtful about the relationship between their religious faith and their work as academic scholars. The scholars share their personal journey to understand how faith and intellect work together currently in their personal and professional lives. The journey of each scholar will be unique and a work in progress, yet the principles in the stories will be useful for all of us as we pursue our own journeys. Attendees will be inspired by these journeys of faith and intellect.

Devotional: Elder Erich W. Kopischke

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:15

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.

If you miss Elder Kopischke’s remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at and will be available on

Elder Kopischke was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on March 31, 2007. He is currently serving in the North America Southeast Area. He served as the president of the Europe Area from 2009 to 2012. Previously he was a member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy, and as an Area Seventy, he served as second counselor in the Europe Central Area Presidency. After his call as a General Authority, he served as first counselor in the Europe Area Presidency.   Prior to his call as a full-time General Authority of the Church, Elder Kopischke was the Seminary and Institute coordinator for Europe. As a Church Educational System employee, he also taught institute and served as the area director for the Central Europe Area. Earlier in his career he was self-employed as an insurance broker and later became managing director of a nationwide insurance company in Germany. He received his initial professional training and degree in business.   Elder Kopischke has served in numerous Church callings, including stake president, district president, high councilor, branch president, and counselor in two bishoprics. In 2003 he was called to preside over the Germany Berlin Mission, which included the former German Democratic Republic and West Berlin. As a young man he served as a missionary in the Germany Munich Mission.   Elder Kopischke was born on October 20, 1956, in Elmshorn, Germany. He married Christiane Glück in the Bern Switzerland Temple in 1978. They are the parents of seven children and have five grandchildren.


Devotional: Lloyd Newell, Church History and Doctrine

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:15

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 and will be available on

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.  

Forum: Jim Leach, National Endowment for the Humanities

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:15

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.

Forum: Dr. David Pershing, President of the University of Utah

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:15

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.