The country seems to have taken a farm boy from Afton, Wyoming, (and a Ricks graduate) into its heart. In " The Gentle Giant: The Rulon Gardner Story" we look at a young man who achieved the impossible at this year's Olympics and is said to have single-handedly revived the spirit of the games.
Ricks College President David A. Bednar addresses the history making announcement of June 21, 2000, that will affect the college for years to come. " Ricks to Become BYU-Idaho" examines the announcement and gives a glimpse of the future as Ricks College enters a new era.
It stood for nearly 100 years as a campus landmark. With the replacement of the Spori Building slated for this fall, former students tell of their feelings for the venerable building. " Celebrating the Spori Building: Ricks Remembers" is a compilation of letters and historical photos concerning the much-loved building.
At the very least, President Hinckley gave everyone associated with Ricks College something to talk about at his press conference on June 21 of this year. A least around campus it has become referred to as "The Announcement" about "The Transition." In his article " BYWho? BWhyU?" Traditions editor Brett Sampson discusses what alumni and friends are saying and what the implications are for the future of this Institution -- whatever it's called now.