| Sandy UT Police: Worst Church Vandalism Ever
|Police in Sandy, Utah are calling the vandalism of an
LDS Chapel in their town the worst vandalism of a church they have
ever seen. Vandals struck the chapel sometime late Friday or early
Saturday overturning pianos, file cabinets and a refrigerator and
punching holes in the walls. Damage is estimated to be in excess of
| Judge Throws Out U of U Anti-Mormon Discrimination Claims
|U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ruled last
week that claims of anti-Mormon discrimination from other
students have no bearing on a federal lawsuit filed against the
University of Utah by Christina Axson-Flynn. Flynn is the LDS student
who claims the U. faculty forced her to quit acting school because
she refused to swear during an audition. The lawsuit accuses several
theater department staff members of religious discrimination.
| FARMS Incorporated into New BYU Institute
|President Merrill J. Bateman recently announced the creation
of the Brigham Young University Institute for the Study and Preservation of
Ancient Religious Texts, which embraces BYU's Foundation for Ancient
Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) and the work of the former Center for
the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART).
| BYU-Hawaii Announces New Business Dean
|Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYUH) announced May 29 that
it has appointed Brent D. Wilson as the new dean of the School of Business.
Wilson brings more than 25 years experience teaching finance at various
universities across the country including his current position at the
Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.
| New dean, department chairs announced at Ricks College
|A new division dean and several new department
chairmen have been announced at Ricks College. Rod Keller, former English Department chairman, is the new dean of the Language and Letters Division replacing Lee Warnick.
| Ground broken for new Spori Building at Ricks College
|Ground was broken May 29 for a new building to replace the
former Jacob Spori Building at Ricks College. Prior to the symbolic turning of soil, Elder Henry B. Eyring, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve and Commissioner of Church Education, paid tribute
to faithful, pioneer Church members who built the original building and he
challenged the younger generation to follow in their path.
| Design of new Spori Building captures spirit of original structure
|The public got its first glimpse of the new Jacob
Spori Building at Ricks College during ground-breaking services May
29. The new 44,000 square foot building, which will sit at the exact
location of the old building that was torn down last year, has a
striking resemblance to its predecessor and will feature a similar
size and shape, rock exterior, tall windows and pitched roof.
Other Local News
|DUP Recognizes Brigham Young Birthday with Cabin Dedication
|BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH -- Commemorating Brigham Young's 200th birthday, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will dedicated a 146-year-old cabin in
Brigham Young Park in Brigham City, Utah. The cabin, built by Porter Squires
for Wilhelm and Laura Knudsen, was moved to the park last year. Descendants
of the Knudsens donated it to the DUP, which moved it to the city's Rees
Pioneer Park in 1929. But last year they moved it again, saying that the
cabin wasn't doing well there. Brigham Young Park is the site of Brigham
Young's last public address.
|DUP to dedicate 146-year-old cabin
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