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Football head coach Kalani Sitake with the football team reflected in his sunglasses
Following fall camp's conclusion today, the Cougars' first game is Sept. 1 on the road against Arizona. Enter a drawing for four free tickets to the first home game, vs. Cal on Sept. 8. This season LaVell Edwards Stadium will offer several improvements, like free WiFi, a game-day app, and a social media ribbon board. And new construction is just around the corner. Finally, learn what to take to the game as this season also brings increased security with the new NFL/NCAA clear-bag policy.
Before we reach such mornings of rejoicing, we must help each other through nights of struggle. —Eric D. Huntsman
In his recent devotional, religion professor Eric Huntsman said that, "without diluting the doctrine or compromising our standards," we can open our hearts wider, reach out farther, and love more fully, making space for struggle and faith. Read a summary, watch video highlights, or enjoy the full address.
Summit Creek, quite possibly Utah's most beautiful mountain community
Cindy Bean pauses from her paper cutting to rest her head on her hand as her toddler daughter looks on
With her preferred paper-cutting tool, the razor blade, Cindy Bean has been making intricate creations for more than a decade. This grad, a mother of three, has even earned a seat at Comic-Con, where she wows with her Star Wars–themed art. Read her story then watch a cutting-edge demo.
A Thing of Beauty type set on a yellow rose background
What is beautiful to you? When asked, BYU math chair Michael Dorff chose crazy-shaped soap bubbles. English professor Matthew Wickman honored Holy Saturday. Coming soon: a BYU dude with a nematode, a violist who knits, and a researcher who says "a girl in school" is a most beautiful thing. Watch the trailer for this new YouTube series from BYU Magazine, then click the Subscribe and "bell" buttons to be notified of new clips.
Buy tickets to BYU Spectacular! featuring Colbie Caillat and David Archuleta
Illustration of a dad, dressed as a coach, playing music to encourage his two children to exercise
Here is a round-up of practical takeaways from the study and research of BYU experts—from managing social media to encouraging healthy behavior in kids to improving your memory.
Two BYU professors stand by a giant telescope dish
Two BYU engineering professors have been awarded a $5.8 million grant to mount a super-antenna on a giant telescope dish made famous by the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. Read the Deseret News story.
BYU religion professor Truman Madsen
Forty years ago, BYU religion professor Truman Madsen delivered eight lectures on the life of Joseph Smith. The talks, then available on cassette tapes and beloved by missionaries, are now available for free. BYU Speeches will share a lecture each Friday. You can read or listen to the first lecture in the series now.
A family kneels together in prayer
New research by BYU family life professors finds that praying together as a family has many positive benefits, including reducing relational tensions and increasing feelings of closeness and unity. Find more reasons to kneel with your family in this Church News article.
White 3D printed model of Pterosaur skull on a dark background
BYU paleontologist Brooks Britt recently discovered the bones of a new pterosaur species in a chunk of Triassic sandstone, one of the blocks carved out of the Saints and Sinners Quarry, near Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. Named Caelestiventus hanseni (heavenly wind), the rare find predates all desert pterosaurs by 65 million years.
The nine members of Vocal Point stand near a waterfall and lush greenery
Filmed in two different states (can you guess them?), this new video from BYU's male a cappella group covers the soul-lifting favorite "You Raise Me Up." (Locations are revealed in the YouTube description.)
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