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Devotional: Mark Callister, Communications

1 hour 56 min ago

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, an M.B.A from BYU, and B.A.s in English and international relations from BYU. 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.

Devotional: Homecoming Opening Ceremonies

1 hour 56 min ago

Oct 14 - 11:05 AM

BYU Homecoming Opening Ceremonies will launch the 2014 festivities with a rousing and meaningful celebration at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Additional activities include announcing the Brimhall Essay Contest winner. 

Devotional: Scott Swofford, BYU Broadcasting

1 hour 56 min ago

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. 

Devotional: Lloyd Newell, Church History and Doctrine

1 hour 56 min ago

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.  

Devotional: Dan Clark, Author and Motivational Speaker

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:15

Sep 30 - 11:05 AM

Dan Clark will deliver the devotional address on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center. 

Clark will speak on “The Art of Significance – Achieving The Level Beyond Success,” which is also the title of his latest book.

If you miss Clark’s remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu

Biography

Clark is CEO of an international high performance communications corporation, a New York Times bestselling author, award winning athlete, Gold Record songwriter, adventurer, alumnus of the University of Utah and adjunct professor at BYU .   In the last 30 years, Clark has spoken to more than four million people, to more 4,500 audiences, in all 50 states, in 54 countries and on six continents. In addition to writing 21 of his own bestselling books, he is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series.   Clark serves on the International Board of Governors of Operation Smile. He serves on the National Civic Leaders Board with the United States Secretary of the Air Force, while continuously speaking to our combat troops throughout the world including in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

Forum: Dr. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:15

Oct 21 - 11:05 AM

Dr. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., will deliver the forum address on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:05 am in the Marriott Center. 

One of the leading American experts on Islamic world and Middle East policies, Vali Nasr is a best-selling author, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution and contributor to Bloomberg View He is the author of the book The Dispensable Nation (2013), which takes a hard look at strategic risk of a shrinking American role on the global stage.

Devotional: Elder David F. Evans

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:15

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.

If you miss Elder Evans’ remarks, the devotional will be streamed on demand at BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu

Elder Evans was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 2, 2005. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Missionary Department. Elder Evans has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Japan Mission, bishop’s counselor, Scoutmaster, stake Young Men president, bishop, stake president’s counselor, stake mission president, stake president, president of the Japan Nagoya Mission (1998-2001), counselor and president of the Asia North Area, and Assistant Executive Director in the Missionary and Priesthood Departments.   In 1976, Elder Evans received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Utah in community health education. In 1979, he received his Juris Doctor in law from Brigham Young University. His professional career involved being a partner/attorney for several law firms in Utah. He also served as an executive for an investment banking firm.   David Frewin Evans was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 11, 1951. He married Mary S. Evans in 1973. They are the parents of eight children and 20 grandchildren.

 

Forum: Governor Mitt Romney

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:15

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.

Devotional: Elder Erich W. Kopischke

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 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 BYUtv.org and will be available on speeches.byu.edu

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.

 

Forum: Jim Leach, National Endowment for the Humanities

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 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, 09/24/2014 - 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.