Off-Campus Learning Experiences Inspire Art Students
The trip almost did not happen. Art education Associate Professor Mark Graham and his field study students were traveling to Nepal to study Buddhism when their plans were upended by the 2015 earthquake.
How BYU design students are making a name for themselves
Every spring, professors of graphic design take the junior class to New York City to meet with studios and agencies in preparation for internships that summer. BYU’s students are so well regarded that often the design department receives more requests for interns than they can fill.
BYU’s Touring Program: 50 Years of Shared Vision, Values, and Excellence
Throughout the past 50 years, BYU’s performing groups have traveled across the world instilling hope, triggering smiles, lifting heavy hearts, and bringing joy to hundreds of thousands of joyful recipients. In return, the hearts of the participants of BYU’s performers have been brightened and changed for the better as they have journeyed from this place into all the world.
Before each semester, Ed Carter sits in his office and flips through course notes and syllabi from when he was a student. Now an associate professor and associate dean, he still thinks about one of his influential professors and how he approached teaching the class.
BYU’s Dance Education program brings dance to elementary schools
A 4-year-old girl sat in the back of her cousin’s dance class and watched as Miss Virginia moved fluidly into the sunny, high-ceilinged studio. She carried a basket of seashells and handed one to each of the dancers, inviting them to touch and listen to them.
In 1996, Kathy Macdonald founded Hope of America, an elementary school musical program designed to promote patriotism and strength of character in children. The program has been adopted in 78 charter, private, home and public schools in Utah.
Macdonald’s work exemplifies the 2015 Harris Fine Arts Center’s 50th anniversary theme, “From this into all the world.”
For decades, the College of Fine Arts and Communications has produced graduates who go on to influence their communities, and Macdonald experienced that transformation firsthand. She grew up in Utah and rarely left the state, but coming to BYU gave her several opportunities to travel.
Twenty-two years ago, on October 13, 1993, President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the BYU Museum of Art. Then a counselor in the First Presidency, he declared it to be “a beautiful jewel, . . . a magnificent structure, . . . an element of inestimable worth to this beautiful campus.”
Abigail Norton is asking the right questions at the right time
Abigail Norton’s parents have always instilled in her the value of asking the right questions at the right time. This lesson has served her well through high school academics and activities. This may be her first year at BYU, but with an eye to the future as a national newscaster, she speaks with a confidence beyond her years.