Elder Clark G. Gilbert speaks at the American Council on Education's Commission on Faith-Based Universities at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Faith and Higher Ed

This week in Washington, DC, 35 religiously affiliated institutions hosted by the American Council on Education launched the Commission on Faith-Based Universities. The commission, which includes presidents from Baylor, BYU, Georgetown, Pepperdine, and Yeshiva University, seeks to emphasize the vital role of religious universities in nurturing the spiritual growth of more than 1.8 million students. This Deseret News article reports that the university presidents hope to “knock down the perception that faith is receding among young people.”

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Sketching Out Her Future

BFA grad Audrey Day has been drawn toward art since she was 4 years old. At BYU she learned that “art wasn’t the message but the medium for another message, which was something higher: God and faith.” Now Day’s artwork can be found in many places, including children’s books and magazines. Read this article and see more of Day’s artwork here.

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Lightning Round with Kevin Young

Take a couple of minutes to learn more about BYU’s new men’s basketball head coach, Kevin Young, as he answers rapid-fire questions about his background, preferred BYU blue, favorite Cosmo stunt, beverage of choice, and memories from his time as an NBA assistant coach.

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Cheer on the Cougars at Nationals

BYU track and field is represented by 19 athletes in 16 entries across 12 events at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, now through June 8. Here is a great web page to keep track of the competition and results. Or follow BYU track and field on X and Instagram.

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Honoring Heroes

Since 1999 BYU’s Saints at War project has gathered and preserved more than 3,000 personal accounts of Latter-day Saint soldiers during wartime, including those of President Russell M. Nelson in the Korean War (above, second from left) and Elder Neal A. Maxwell during WWII. Read inspiring accounts of courage, sacrifice, and faith and learn more about the ongoing project.

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Is a Hacker Using Your Fridge?

Doorbells, fridges, even pet food dispensers—a growing number of home gadgets can connect to WiFi. But just one unsecure device can leave the whole system vulnerable to cyberattacks. BYU computer engineers have a solution to better protect your network.

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Becoming a Doer

Knowledge isn’t enough, said Wendy Reese in her BYU winter semester devotional address; we must become “doers of the word.” How do we do that? Sister Reese explains that our faith remains dormant when confined to intellectual understanding alone. “Living the gospel, acting on promptings from the Spirit, and heeding the words of prophets and apostles draw us closer to the Savior and strengthen our testimony of Him.” Read this insightful article, watch highlights, or enjoy the full address.

Write a New Story

Each moment in life adds to our book of memories, with each day presenting “a clean white page”—an opportunity for a fresh narrative. Watch the latest BYU Speeches Inspiring Short video, based on Elder L. Tom Perry’s classic BYU devotional “Making Memories.”

Making Peace

This year’s Religious Freedom Annual Review dives into the challenges of being a peacemaker in today’s America. Experts across religious traditions discuss living a life of faith while being politically active, the potential of religious freedom and pluralism for promoting peace, and standing firm on principles in a peaceable manner. Registration is free for high school and college students and BYU faculty and staff. Plenary sessions will be livestreamed. Learn more.

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