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Posted 16 Apr 2001   For week ended April 6, 2001
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Institute Program Supports LDS College Students Worldwide
While much of the media focus on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the past 10 years has been on missionaries, temple-building, and other physical symbols of its worldwide growth, the church itself has been busy creating spiritual "homes away from home" for members who are college age.

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
The International Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers will celebrate their organization's centennial next week, cementing their status as one of the oldest associations related to Mormons not part of the LDS Church. The organization was established on April 11, 1901 and has since grown to include "camps" (chapters) in every Utah county as well as in Arizona and Idaho. Membership in the DUP totals some 19,000.

Mesa Temple Neighborhood to be Named Historic District
The area to the west of the Mesa Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expected to be named a city historic district this week, the fourth neighborhood to be so named in Mesa. The Mesa City Council was to have given final approval to the proposal, which will protect the 62 homes in the neighborhood from further development.

Mormon Cricket Invasion This Year Will be Worse Than Ever
Mormon Crickets are already hatching in many southern Utah counties and the infestation is expected to be worse this year than ever before.

Devotional: E. Dale LeBaron
Insights into the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Africa were shared at Tuesday's weekly Ricks College devotional. E. Dale LeBaron, former mission president in Africa and a faculty member at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, said, "There is much that we can learn from our African pioneers."

BYU-developed genealogy tutorial now available to public online
A Brigham Young University-developed computer tutorial aimed at teaching people how to use computer resources to research genealogy is now accessible online at . "BYU created the tutorial to help people interested in family history overcome any fears about technology and make sense of the resources that are presently available to them," said university President Merrill J. Bateman. "Offering online tutorials is one of the ways the university is trying to extend its educational influence."

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