Fall 2004

Elder E. Ray Bateman

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10 Directives to Strengthen Our Lives 

10 Directives to Strengthen Our Lives

 
Brothers and sisters, it’s good to be with you. As Sister Bateman mentioned, we have a tender spot for LDS Business College because three of our daughters went to school here.
You don’t look a lot different than the people in Asia or Asia north. I find I need to run through these countries because we’ve gone a few places and someone will come up and say you didn’t mention where I live. So in Asia North we served in Japan, Korea and Eastern Russia. In Asia we served in Mongolia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Singapore.
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Linda Dunn

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Empowered Students, Involved Citizens

Empowered Students, Involved Citizens

 
I’m delighted to be here among all of you because of my association with LDS Business College and because of the fine people that I’ve had opportunity to work with.
 
It should be very clear to you as we visit today that the success of the Utah Campus Compact and civic engagement is for one reason alone: good people care deeply about  the subject of Utah Campus Compact. People cared deeply and there’s no one who cares more than President Woodhouse. He has been not only a strong advocate in the short time that I’ve been on board, but he has probably the most longevity in seeing the history of this work and has been much of a strong hold.
 
I begin today by telling you how delighted I am to be amongst you. How delighted and impressed I am that you would take this hour which is your time to eat lunch and take a break from studies.
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Richard McKenna

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Go Thou and Do Likewise" the Church’s Humanitarian Service Program

Go Thou and Do Likewise" the Church’s Humanitarian Service Program

 
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Governor Olene S. Walker

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A Responsibility to the Future, to Others, and to Yourself 

A Responsibility to the Future, to Others, and to Yourself

 

What a pleasure it is for me to be here today and spend a few moments talking to you about issues I feel are important.
It has been a remarkable experience being governor of the state of Utah. I’m very honored to serve as governor. I had the opportunity just last year of stepping in when Governor Leavitt left. Probably the transition was easier than any other change of government because for ten and half years we’ve worked very closely together. Some said, “Well, you were all of a sudden asked to prepare the budget for the last legislative session.” If the truth be known, for the preceding four or five years, I’ve done all the budget hearings because there wasn’t any money available during the economic turndown.
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William Bailey

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Attitude, Patience, and Soul

Attitude, Patience, and Soul

 
I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here. My experience at the university and at the institute of religion have been a very worthwhile experience in my life. It is something I enjoyed immensely and the new calling is a great blessing. In fact, as honored as I am to be with you here today, I recognize quite clearly that the opportunity derives from my current ecclesiastical assignment rather than any personal achievement that I have made. Nevertheless, my years in the professional and business world have taught me something of the challenges that you will face in the years ahead and they hopefully will be helpful to you as we talk about a few things this morning.
 
Elder Neal A. Maxwell taught that the Savior is involved in the details of our lives, that this cosmic Christ, creator of worlds without number, knows you personally, better than you know yourself.
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Kevin Swenson

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A Change in Focus

A Change in Focus

 
It is really exciting for me to be back. I am experiencing a flood of emotions centered on fond memories of this college and for the most part, linked to individuals. There are many familiar faces that I see here and a lot of you look familiar in a way, even though I don’t recognize the faces and I don’t know what’s behind them.
As I was sitting in the front, I reflected back on when I was here. I worked at the College for 11 years. I left in 2001 and there were a lot of students to meet and greet in those 11 years. During the years that I worked here, if I sat in the front during forums or devotionals, I would look out at the faces and be able to see, understand and read the different stories that went with them. You are a story, you are a book, and you’re a book in process. I knew so many of those stories, so many of those books and it was exciting.
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Terry E. Welch

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Now Is the Time to Decide

Now Is the Time to Decide

 
 
It’s a pleasure to be here. I envy the ability that you have as part of your college curriculum to meet together in the name of the Savior and to learn truth, because truth has no boundaries. One of the great abilities we have is to have the Holy Ghost bear witness to us of truth. Truth is not just the kind of things we talk about at church on Sunday. As it says in the Doctrine and Covenants, we are commanded to study out of the best books.
 
I’d like to start today with a question, and it’s a question that I was asked many times as a small child. It’s a question that, if you’re like me, you were asked many times as a small child and it’s certainly one that I asked a lot of my friends as a small child.
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Elder Richard H. Winkel

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The Fiery Furnace

The Fiery Furnace


About 600 years before Christ—at about the same time that Lehi and his family were leaving for the new world, Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians. Israelite slaves were taken to serve their masters in Babylon . Four of the most famous were Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. They are known for refusing to eat of the king’s rich diet and drinking his wine. Daniel became known for interpreting King Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams—similar to Joseph and the Egyptian Pharaoh. Daniel subsequently served as the confidante and counselor of the King. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were placed over the affairs of the province of Babylon.
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