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Monday, May 27, 2019
Y Mountain in the spring

Kevin J. Worthen, president of the university, spoke at this year’s Commencement Ceremony about the Y on the mountain. This Y stands above our campus and can serve as a reminder to maintain an eternal perspective as we look at the events of our lives.

President Worthen shares the story of... read more

Monday, February 25, 2019
Painting of Caroline Harman sitting and reading

The Bachelor of General Studies office is located in the Continuing Education or “Harman” Building, named for Caroline Hemenway Harman, a woman of incredible faith and service.

Caroline grew up as the second of eleven children to faithful and hard-working parents. In 1895, she married... read more

Monday, December 24, 2018
BYU Deseret Towers Morris Center

In 2010, I was excited to be hired by the Bachelor of General Studies department and work in the Harman Continuing Education building near where Deseret Towers stood. The Morris Center (the commons and dining building for DT) was the last remaining building, and, for several years until last ... read more

Monday, October 15, 2018
image of Y mountain with fall colors

“The Y on the mountain welcomes you to Provo: home of Brigham Young University,” Stacey Harkey claims in a recent BYU commercial. That’s true; it does. It is a welcoming site as you enter the city, but how long has it been there? A LOOOOOONG time.

In 1906, the class of 1907 carved the... read more

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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