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President Shane Reese and Sister Wendy Reese in the Marriott Center during the presidential inauguration.

In a packed Marriott Center on Tuesday, President C. Shane Reese was formally installed as BYU’s 14th president and charged to lead the university in things both scholarly and spiritual. “We must differentiate ourselves within the scope of our university work, not independent of that work,” said Reese. “We must be excellent in both spheres.” Watch highlights, read a recap, view a photo gallery, or stream the historic event on BYUtv.

BYU’s Combined Choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra perform in the Marriott Center during inauguration.
In addition to inspiring addresses, President Reese’s inauguration featured marches and other musical performances by BYU’s combined choirs and Philharmonic orchestra. Hundreds of musicians came together in just a couple of weeks to prepare stirring musical numbers, like “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
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A BYU tailgater shakes hands with an Arkansas fan over a table stacked with food donations.

Before BYU’s thrilling victory in Arkansas, local BYU alumni and friends hosted a food drive at the pre-game tailgate, where hundreds of pounds of food items were collected for the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Watch this local news report on the effort in Arkansas. For football and service, next up is Lawrence, Kansas. This weekend the BYU Alumni tailgate service project is collecting children’s books to be donated to the Lawrence Public Schools Native American Student Services. Those attending the tailgate are invited to donate books directly, or fans anywhere can join in with a purchase from this Amazon wishlist.

Students like Elisa Toma and Paco Estrada are bringing BYU Speeches to audiences around the world. Photo by Bradley Slade

BYUスピーチを日本語で読んで、聞きましょう¡Escucha los discursos de BYU en español! BYU speeches are now being translated into Japanese and Spanish. Four student translators, aided by machine learning and other cutting-edge technology, are steadily making BYU’s extensive catalogue of forums, devotionals, and other inspiring messages available to a global audience. Up next: translations in Portuguese and French.

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Elizabeth A. Clark, associate director of BYU’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

“Religious freedom isn’t just for believers,” says Elizabeth A. Clark, associate director of BYU’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies. “What religious freedom does is preserve a space where people can make choices.” In this new Y Magazine podcast episode, Clark shares her insights on what religious freedom really is, why it matters, and what we can do to stand up for it.

A 360 view of a student sliding through blue foam.

Slip and slide into this year’s action-packed video of BYU students immersing themselves in a true-blue fall tradition.

New Online Media Library | Recordings from Continuing Education Events | Now Available Worldwide | BYU Continuing Education InspirED.
President Reese and his family, dressed in food safety gear, demonstrate visited the president;s new flavor of BYU Creamery ice cream.

Earlier this month President Reese and his family visited the source of BYU Creamery ice cream, the culmination of months of trying ingredients, taste testing, and brainstorming names. Starting today, BYU Creamery’s newest ice cream flavor, In-Shane-ly Chocolate is available to enjoy. A combination of Dutch chocolate base, marshmallow swirl, and brownie chunks, it’s sure to be a favorite of students, employees, and campus visitors.

BYU educators, Native Americans collaborate on Utah elementary arts curriculum.

Within Utah there are eight sovereign Native American nations, each with a vibrant culture. And yet, on her past visits to Utah elementary classrooms, BYU ARTS Partnership facilitator Brenda Beyal would routinely hear teachers express their reluctance to teach Native American materials, fearing to inappropriately portray Native cultures. Learn what Beyal, her colleagues, and BYU students have done to address curriculum concerns and spread Native American culture.

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Cosmo, BYU track athletes, and kids with health challenges gather on BYU's outdoor track.

Last week BYU athletes gathered at the Robison Track and Field Complex to host the 11th annual Courageous Kids Invitational. This event provides children with medical conditions and their families an opportunity to mingle with BYU student-athletes and join in a variety of kid-friendly track and field events.

Save the Date | BYU Homecoming October 17-21.

Join us in October for a week’s worth of exciting events in celebration of BYU Homecoming. Attend the opening ceremony, hike and light the Y, participate in the Cougar Run, cheer on BYU football, and more. Not in Provo? Rise and shout and celebrate from wherever you are. Learn more about how you can participate in Homecoming from home.

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