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November 27, 2023 11:16 AM
Online education has become an indispensable mode of learning, catering to the diverse needs of students across the globe. In order to provide a more accessible and streamlined route to a bachelor's degree for its online students, Brigham Young University-Idaho and Ensign College, in partnership with BYU-Pathway Worldwide, have introduced a new option: a bachelor's degree that can be completed in three years, or in 90–96 credits.
September 01, 2023 08:54 AM
The 2023 Summer Session is an important time of year for Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Architecture and Construction Management Services. With most students away from campus, it’s an ideal time to install new equipment, lay fresh asphalt, and paint building interiors. However, due to the number of ongoing projects, much of the work will be carried over into the Fall 2023 Semester, with several projects extending into 2024.Projects initiated during the July-August timeframe include the following:
July 25, 2023 08:39 AM
Only 120 days. That’s the standard set by Brigham Young University-Idaho for its students in obtaining “meaningful employment” after graduating with a degree.
June 02, 2023 08:32 AM
When Natalie Gay took the lead over campus tours in 2017, she knew that something needed to change. At the time, tours began at the university’s Admissions Office. While typically spacious and orderly, the office became claustrophobic and exhausting when a group of 57 prospective students entered and only 12 could sit in chairs. The change Natalie envisioned is now embodied in Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Welcome Center, located in the Hyrum G. Manwaring Center (MC). Complete with an 80-person seating capacity, fireplace rooms, and a central campus location, visitors are greeted with warmth, comfort, and the Spirit as soon as they begin their touring experience.
May 19, 2023 04:34 PM
On February 23, 2023, Brigham Young University-Idaho completed a test of its emergency communications network. From texts and emails to digital signage and campus phone notifications, efforts to reach every on-campus student and employee were made as a dry run of what would really happen in an emergency situation.
May 04, 2023 04:33 PM
There have always been two well-known categories of Brigham Young University-Idaho students: on-campus day students, and online students. But a lesser-known group has been forming for years — referred to as the third category of students.
April 14, 2023 03:30 PM
For more than half a century, weekly devotional addresses were one of the spiritual pillars of Ricks College. At Brigham Young University-Idaho, attending devotional every Tuesday continues to be a significant part of the disciple leader training experience.
February 07, 2023 03:28 PM
BYU-Idaho’s core theme of “Quality” is as follows: “Provide a high-quality education that prepares students of diverse interests and abilities for lifelong learning and employment.” The Creative Course Collaboration Lab has a unique way of doing that.
February 06, 2023 03:08 PM
BYU-Idaho’s core theme of “Quality” is as follows: “Provide a high-quality education that prepares students of diverse interests and abilities for lifelong learning and employment.” The Creative Course Collaboration Lab has a unique way of doing that.
December 02, 2022 05:43 AM
Danny Hernandez struggled throughout high school in Reno, Nevada. He often failed classes, struggled to stay motivated, and had a general disinterest in learning.
December 02, 2022 01:47 AM
Rob Wright, a professor in the Brigham Young University-Idaho psychology department, has spent the last six years building a student mentored research program for the school. This fall, he had his program featured in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.
October 20, 2022 07:03 AM
After several years in the making, the Purpose of Life mural exhibit on the first floor of the BYU-Idaho Center is now completed.
October 18, 2022 07:57 AM
Shortly before the semester began, Sister Camille N. Johnson, Relief Society General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to BYU-Idaho employees at the annual All-Employee meeting.
August 11, 2022 09:54 AM
As summer ends, several construction projects resolve across the Brigham Young University-Idaho campus. The Hart Gym has received major upgrades and the new Advising Center in the Manwaring Center has reached completion, both projects topping a bustling few months of renovation. The progress continues with new projects, including the reanimation of ones once delayed due to supply chain issues.
July 18, 2022 07:23 AM
REXBURG, Idaho – Brigham Young University-Idaho is pleased to announce the opening of the new Purpose of Life display in the BYU-Idaho Center. This new, permanent exhibit showcases the original Purpose of Life mural that was painted for and displayed at the 1964-1965 New York World Fair, as well as the Japanese Purpose of Life mural that was painted for and displayed at the 1970 Osaka Japan World Expo.
April 22, 2022 06:13 AM
Brigham Young University-Idaho's campus has experienced many new additions and renovations over the years, but the past few semesters have been especially filled with building upgrades. Architecture and Construction Management Services on campus has worked hard to get things completed in time for use in the upcoming semesters.
April 22, 2022 05:39 AM
Brigham Young University-Idaho strives to prepare students for their future careers. One way the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering provides students with more educational options is by cutting back on prerequisite classes for introductory courses.
January 21, 2022 07:19 AM
The Research and Business Development Center came to the BYU-Idaho Career Center on campus Fall Semester 2021 as part of a seven-part career market in the Manwaring Center over a seven-week span. The Career Market gave students the opportunity to network with potential employers and practice their interviewing skills. Though the RBDC is not a campus organization, it works with faculty and students to provide real-life experiences for BYU-Idaho students to help them prepare for the work force.
December 13, 2021 08:26 AM
One of BYU-Idaho's four core themes is to deliver affordable education to students and the Church. That is one of the main reasons BYU-Idaho offers concurrent enrollment general education classes to junior and senior high school students. With certain courses, students can earn both high school and college credit at the same time, saving students time and money.
December 02, 2021 05:47 AM
With the recent release of BYU-Idaho’s COVID vaccination rates, the university has received a better view of what the current COVID-19 situation is for those in the campus community.
October 22, 2021 04:41 AM
Auxiliary Services Building
September 17, 2021 05:35 AM
BYU-Idaho employees are commissioned with the unique role and responsibility of preparing students for their future careers while developing them into devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged the employees and faculty of BYU-Idaho to continue in their efforts to strengthen and build students’ faith in the Savior during his address at this semester’s All-Employee Meeting.
September 17, 2021 04:38 AM
Those who teach at BYU-Idaho can inspire students to become disciples of Jesus Christ. BYU-Idaho faculty recently gathered on Zoom for their annual fall semester faculty meeting to discuss how they can do just that.
September 09, 2021 02:03 AM
The Thomas E. Ricks Gardens are always at their prime during the summer months. Students work hard to create and maintain the botanical gardens on campus by adding to the beautiful landscapes each year. This year, students completed a new Japanese Garden located in the southeast corner.