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BYU Today: Easter Edition

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A closeup of the Christus statue.
In his 1992 BYU devotional “Jesus the Christ—Our Master and More,” Elder Russell M. Nelson focused on the names of Christ and their meanings. Prepare now for Easter and April general conference by watching this video that honors and celebrates the Savior’s influence and sacred roles in our lives.
David Archuleta smiles and sings with BYU Vocal Point on the salt flats in this music video collab.

Filmed on the Bonneville Salt Flats, this new music video features David Archuleta and BYU Vocal Point performing the hit Christian song “What a Beautiful Name,” from VP’s upcoming album, Grace. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. MDT, as Vocal Point will be doing a live-stream kickoff mini-concert on YouTube.

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The football coaches from Navy and BYU, both wearing masks, stand in the middle of a football field, chatting.
BYU student Emily Seals felt isolated when she had COVID, so she reached out to a BYUSA leader, asking, “What can we do to help students who are in this same situation?” Her concern led to a program that delivered care packages to students who needed support. BYUSA’s COVID Outreach program has delivered more than 800 packages to students who were in quarantine because of COVID-19.
Channing Voyles in medical scrubs adjusts her phone. Text says Yes, I see COVID patients every day. I might not take care of them every time I work, but there are always 1 or 2 on the unit. It’s like a new normal.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong is scheduled to preside over and speak at BYU’s commencement exercises on Thursday, April 22, at 10 a.m. BYU president Kevin J Worthen will conduct the exercises, which will be held virtually and broadcast live on BYUtv from the Marriott Center. You can find convocation dates and times here.

A ballot is placed in a blue postal service bin.
For their performance of “It’s Raining Men,” which they filmed, mixed, and produced by themselves, BYU Noteworthy took first place in their ICCA region with 440 out of 465 points. Now they’re moving on to the semifinals. In their spare time, they dressed up in suits and recorded “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” at the Springville Museum of Art.
Whittni Orton and Anna Camp-Bennett hold up basketballs at the BYU track, Y mountain in the background.
Grad Jason Burt and his trumpet-playing soldier grandfather Richard (who attended BYU before WWII) were recently featured on Good News Network for their parts in producing the only known music recording made near a WWII battlefield. After his grandfather passed away, Jason discovered vinyl records in the garage, with 10 songs recorded in 1945 by the 746th Far East Air Force Band in the Philippines. After working to remaster the music, Jason Burt is now pushing to get a Best Historical Album Grammy nomination for his grandpa’s military band. Sample the historic music here.
The six members of the Nielson family mill around the kitchen, busy baking and doing work on a phone and laptop.
Contemplate Easter events with this performance from the BYU Singers’ concert performed in the de Jong Concert Hall on March 12, 2021. The beautiful setting of the text “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani” is by Cuban composer Ernesto Herrera. According to BYU Singers conductor Andrew Crane, “the stuff from 1:36 to 1:54 is the ultimate ear candy.”
A BYU student programmer in a plaid shirt sitting at a computer has his hands raised as if lifting a baby.
Every human biometric ID system has significant security flaws. But improved methods are on the way, according to BYU electrical and computer engineering professor D.J. Lee, including concurrent two-factor identity verification, which requires both one’s facial identity and a specific facial motion to gain access.
Four different views of people working out in their offices.
In his recent BYU devotional Elder Kyle S. McKay takes a sort of It’s a Wonderful Life approach and asks how our lives would be different if there were no Christ. Without Him, “there is no healing from our sorrows, no relief from our pain, no hope for deliverance,” Elder McKay said. Read a summary or watch or listen to the full address here.
QB Zach Wilson in street clothes at the football stadium. Text says Deep Blue.
About 61 percent of Americans have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), experts’ formal term for a traumatic childhood event. Two recent BYU studies analyzed how ACEs shape fathers’ parenting approaches as well as adolescents’ delinquent behaviors—rates were higher for girls with four or more ACEs.
A BYU football player wearing number 4 poses in front of blue number 4. Text says Go Cougs! Only 4 Days until the BYU football season opener Monday Sept. 7 vs. Navy.
The U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings are out. The J. Reuben Clark Law School rocketed up eight spots to No. 29, its highest in more than two decades. Meanwhile, the Marriott School of Business boasted two top-50 rankings, with the full-time MBA program at No. 31 and the MPA program coming in at No. 48. Read how specialty law and business programs, education, and nursing compared to others in the latest report.
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