University Devotionals and Forums
Aug 5 - 11:05 AM
Overflow seating for the devotional will be available in the Varsity Theatre.
William Lund, assistant university librarian for information technology, holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University and an MLIS degree from Drexel University. He will be awarded a Ph.D. in computer science in June 2014. As a former research and development manager for Hewlett Packard Company, his background spans both library science and information technology. Currently, he is researching methods for improving optical character recognition of poor quality documents through the use of natural language processing tools.
Sep 9 - 11:00 AMKevin J Worthen will be installed as BYU’s 13th president during a devotional assembly on Tuesday, September 9, at 11 a.m., in the Marriott Center. The inauguration ceremony will feature remarks from officials at BYU and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Worthen succeeds Dr. Cecil O. Samuelson, who served as BYU president for 11 years. While Worthen officially began his tenure as president of the university on May 1, 2014, this inauguration is a chance for the greater campus community to come together to celebrate this important milestone at BYU. About President Worthen Prior to his new role, Worthen served as BYU’s advancement vice president. Before that he was the dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. He is the Hugh W. Colton Professor of Law at BYU and has particular expertise in federal Indian law. He is a former Fulbright scholar and clerked for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court. He also has been an associate attorney for Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in Phoenix. A native of Carbon County, Utah, Worthen earned an associate degree from the College of Eastern Utah, where he was co-captain of the varsity basketball team. While at CEU, he also worked during the summer months as an underground coal miner in the Plateau Mine in Wattis, Utah. Worthen earned his bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from BYU. He is currently serving as an Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Peggy Sealey Worthen, have three children and one grandchild.