Richard Hawks spoke at the Orem Institute on Friday, Feb. 22, speaking to the students about prioritizing their lives. He spoke of some important things that each person needs to do to be happy in life, despite busy schedules and lack of funds. He said, “There is not enough time in the day for you to do everything you need to do, but there are four things you need to do.” Brother Hawks read from a book called Not By Bread Alone, written by Bryant S. Hinckley, father of President Gordon B. Hinckley. In a section entitled “A Balanced Life” brother Hawks read the four things he feels every student needs to do in life. “Be glad of life, because it gives you a chance to love, to work, to play, to look up at the stars … “
In 1908, famed sociologist Thomas F. O’Dea published a monumental work on the LDS church titled THE MORMONS, a commentary that is now a staple in the collections of many contemporary Mormon theologists, researchers and critics. In celebration of the publication’s 50th anniversary, UVSC’s Behavioral Science department will host an on-campus conference titled “Thomas F. O’Dea’s THE MORMONS: A Reconsideration Fifty Years Later.”
Each year a local beneficiary is chosen and spotlighted. The beneficiaries of The Vagina Monologues ticket sales have been Turning Point at UVSC, Promise for Women and Children, the Donner/Galbraith Scholarship, House of Hope, and this year’s Center for Women and Children in Crisis.
The United States Air Force Academy’s Latter-day Saint Cadet Choir gave a great concert honoring both our country and the LDS church. They sang some beautiful songs, including the national anthem, “The U.S. Air Force,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Praise to the Man,” and “Come Thou Fount.” The students also enjoyed a piano solo of the song “I Stand All Amazed.”
New York Times deputy foreign editor, Ethan Bronner, spoke on campus last Monday in a speech titled, “War and Terror: How the New York Times Covers Today’s Big Global Conflicts.”