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  Ricks Says it Got Most BYU-Idaho Domains, But Not in .com
While Ricks' officials tried to move fast last June in registering domain names for its new name, BYU-Idaho, when the announcement was made, others moved faster, registering most of the .com domain names before Ricks could get to them. In an article in yesterday's Spokane Spokesman-Review, Ricks' Robert Reed, who manages Internet services for the school, said he had targeted 36 different names as the most critical to protect the school from objectionable material that might be misrepresented as belonging to the school.

  LDS Stake Conference Covered in Texas Paper
The semi-annual stake conference of the Colleyville Texas Stake held Sunday was covered in the Ft Worth Star Telegram thismorning. According to the Star-Telegram, 1,300 church members met for the conference at the stake's North Richmond Hills' stake center.

  A Place of Happiness
BYU-Hawaii hosted the Ambassador of the Philippines, Ernesto Maceda, yesterday. His visit is part of an effort from BYUH to familiarize world leaders with the international mission of the university and the Church.

  Kennedy Center adds Foreign Service Student Organization
The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies has created the Foreign Service Student Organization (FSSO) to provide information, assistance and support for undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in diplomacy.

  BYU chemical engineer receives national recognition
The vice-chair of Brigham Young University's Chemical Engineering Department is the recipient of a government honor for his work with the combustion of solid propellants. Merrill Beckstead, a BYU professor since 1977 and an internationally recognized expert of rocket propulsion, was presented the "Propellant Development and Characterization Subcommittee Technical Steering Group Award" by the Technical Steering Group of the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Propellant Development and Characterization Subcommittee (PDCS).

  K. Newell Dayley dean of College of Fine Arts, Communications
President Merrill J. Bateman has announced the appointment of a new dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. K. Newell Dayley, a BYU professor of music, replaces Bruce L. Christensen, who accepted an appointment as senior vice president of new media for Bonneville Communications.

  President Merrill J. Bateman, Marilyn Bateman at devotional
President Merrill J. Bateman and his wife, Marilyn, will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional on Tuesday (Sept. 19) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

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