This video highlights BYU creative student, Kyle, who has been a tinkerer and creative for as long as he can remember. To him, creativity has a lot to do with your attitude and how you approach problems. Are you willing to face-plant? To Try? From the BYU Creativity, Innovation, and Design group.
New blog post on creativity at BYU’s Creativity, Innovation, and Design group site. “As a freshman, I learned some important principles of creativity and innovation while planning an unlikely-themed midwinter dance” read more at “Groundhogs and Valentines: Freshman Creativity at BYU.“
Article in Science Magazine tackles the question of whether a PhD program overqualifies or underqualifies someone. My opinion is that with training nearly exclusively in research in one single research area that PhDs have a valuable, but limited skill set. Furthermore, many people are impressed with those who have PhDs, not least those that have a PhD. A PhD degree is primarily only relevant in the business sector of colleges and universities.
I present at the BYU Sperry Symposium on Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am in 221 MARB on the BYU campus. Presentation entitled “Weaving Allusions and Intertextuality into 1 Peter.”
If you are in the area, you may consider attending the annual BYU Sperry Symposium sponsored by Religious Education. Sessions begin the evening of Friday, October 24 and continue on Saturday, October 25. For a full schedule click here.
“The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, held annually at the end of October at Brigham Young University, features speakers from BYU Religious Educational, Seminary and Institute teachers in the Church Educational System, and other gospel scholars. The symposium focus is traditionally on the topic for Gospel Doctrine and Church study for the upcoming year.
The theme for the 2014 symposium will be The Ministry of Peter the Chief Apostle, which sheds important light on the mission of the man whom Jesus himself referred to as “the rock.” Presentations will treat Peter’s cultural background and context, his role in the apostolic church, many of his noted teachings, and his important legacy in early Christianity and the Restoration. But above all, Peter is revealed as one who, through the atonement and the endowment of the spirit, overcame his own weaknesses to become one of the greatest, and most powerful, witnesses of the divinity, mission, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The keynote speaker will be Elder Bruce C. Hafen. Since 1989, select papers from the Sperry Symposium have been co-published by Deseret Book and the Religious Studies Center at BYU. The entire printed collection represents the work of more than 275 authors producing more than 600 articles.
Sidney Branton Sperry (1895–1977), a leading LDS scholar of the Book of Mormon and Bible, joined the Religion Department at Brigham Young University in 1932 and retired in 1969. The first Sperry Symposium was held four years later in 1973.
The symposium is free and open to the public.” From http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwsperry/