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Lawyer Cites Lord in Condemning LDS Bishop's Prayer
In a brief filed December 18th with the California State Court of Appeals, lawyer Roger Jon Diamond claimed that " . . . Jesus disapproved of praying in public," and argued that a prayer by a bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, given at a Burbank City Council meeting, isn't protected by the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of Freedom of Religion.

BYU wants you---to nominate University Awards
Each year the BYU Alumni Association honors individuals or couples who have given outstanding service. Help us by nominating your choice in each of our three categories: Distinguished Service, Service to Family and Honorary Alumni. Nominations are needed by Feb. 25, 2002 at 243 Alumni House or by faxing (801) 378-2241.

Online applications now accepted for Especially for Youth
Especially for Youth (EFY) conference applications will be accepted online beginning Monday, Jan. 7, and continuing through Tuesday, Jan. 15.

BYU-Idaho Interior Design earns national accreditation
The Brigham Young University-Idaho interior design program has been accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER). FIDER is a nationwide program in the United States, and also extends into Canada. "The accreditation means that we set a higher standard as a program," BYU-Idaho Interior Design program director T.L. McRae says. "It means we are better prepared to prepare the students for a real career."

BYU a Premier Language School
An article in the current issue of BYU Magazine makes the case that BYU is one of the leading language schools in the world. The LDS Church-run university currently offers classes in 35 different languages, and, due to its LDS returned missionary base, teaches those languages at a higher fluency level. More than 25 percent of the student body enrolls in a foreign language, three times the average for schools in the U.S.


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