Highlights from BYU colleges


Marriott School of Business

David Weidman addresses the audience during the 2018 International Executive of the Year banquet. (BYU Photo)

David N. Weidman, a retired chairman and CEO of Celanese Corporation, received the 2018 International Executive of the Year award by the Marriott School of Business. In his speech, Weidman told students to develop traits of integrity, knowledge and persistence to have success in their practice.

College of Family Home and Social Sciences

(BYU College of Family Home and Social Sciences)

Professor Jill Crandell from the Center for Family History and Genealogy will be featured on a radio broadcast in between General Conference sessions to discuss the Military Repatriation Project. The story “Returning Remains: Using today’s technology to find yesterday’s missing heroes” will highlight the program’s research to find relatives of missing soldiers dating back to WWII. Tune in on October 6 at 12 p.m. MST.

David O. McKay School of Education

Melba Latu, JD, dean of students at BYU–Hawaii, was the keynote speaker at the event. Latu talked about the benefits of graduate-level education. (Mckay Creative)

The BYU David O. Mckay School of Education sponsored a Kaha Nui Summit on Sept. 19. Held annually, this year’s summit focused on the theme, “koau eni,” which is Tongan for “It is me. I am here. I am ready.” Throughout the event, BYU’s Polynesian undergraduate students were inspired to reach their full potential and take full advantage of the opportunities presented them at BYU.

Harold B. Lee Library

Calvin S. Smith, a son of Church president Joseph F. Smith, served as one of only three Latter-day Saint chaplains during World War I. (Harold B. Lee Library)

Church History and Doctrine professor Kenneth L. Alford will present a lecture at the HBLL on Oct. 10. As part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections’ Archives Month activities, “Calvin S. Smith — Utah ‘Fighting Chaplain’ in the Great War” will tell the captivating story of the son of a former church president and American hero, Calvin S. Smith.

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