Fall 2009

Kathy Bell

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Rapt

Rapt

I am delighted, and very humbled to be speaking to you today. I am happiest in the classroom, not behind a podium, and I definitely prefer questions and comments to lecture. So here goes! It is my sincerest prayer and overwhelming hope that any of the remarks I have prepared will be of worth to you, and your time here will be well spent. You inspire me. This school is a beautiful blessing in my life.

When asked to talk about any of the cultural beliefs of the college, I decided to read the scriptures that were in the small print, under the values of "Do Right" and "Be Accountable."

Do Right

Jacob 6:3: And how blessed are they who have labored diligently in his vineyard….

Be Accountable

Doctrine and Covenants 107:99: Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.

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Bishop Keith McMullin

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Judge Righteously

Judge Righteously

Bishop Keith B. McMullin, Presiding Bishopric

My dear brothers and sisters, students, faculty and others who are assembled here, it is a wonderful privilege to come and meet with you. As I look, President Richards, over the group that is assembled, I am sure that we can all say that we look forward to the time when we have an appropriate assembly hall or auditorium to accommodate these wonderful students.

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Oscar W. McConkie III

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The Constitution: A Glorious Standard

The Constitution: A Glorious Standard 

I feel the Spirit of the Lord here. I’m honored to be invited to come to LDS Business College. I feel at home here because, over the many years that I’ve worked as a lawyer, I’ve represented many students from LDS Business College from around the world. I’m not here trying to recruit business, but it’s been a wonderful opportunity to do so. I’m very grateful to be with my good friend, your president, President Larry Richards. As he mentions, we go way back, and we went to East High School together. I’m going to tell you a story about this on your president. I had the gall to run against him for student body president. And he had the gall to beat me. But at East High, they had kind of a consolation prize for the loser. You could be what they called Business Vice President.

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Alan E. Hall

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Financial Stewardship

Financial Stewardship

Brothers and sisters, it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to be with you today. I have looked forward to this great opportunity, and I feel deeply honored that I would have this moment to speak to you about things that are important, and some things that are deep within my heart. I appreciate Brother Wall’s introduction, and most of it’s true. You’ll find out that some of it is not. No, I’m just teasing you.

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Sister Susan W. Tanner

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A Holier People

A Holier People

It is a delight for John and me to be with you today. We have been looking forward to this and we are not disappointed. We feel a great spirit here among you. I am so grateful for the prayer that was offered, for the message that was given by your student council representative, and for that beautiful music. And all of those things, I think, are contributing to the message that I hope we can feel and learn and discuss today. I was grateful that the Spirit was invited, and all of these things have added to that spirit.

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Elder Gerald N. Lund

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The Lord’s Autograph

The Lord’s Autograph

I have great respect for this institution and what it does—the special needs that it meets and the contribution it makes to the Church’s efforts to educate our members and others.

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Andy Hogan

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5 Steps to Overcome Life's Obstacles

5 Steps to Overcome Life's Obstacles

 

If I may, I’d like to start by embarrassing your acting dean, Brother Matt Tittle. We used to live in the same ward and both had callings with the youth. One year we had our youth conference in Star Valley Wyoming. Anyone here from Star Valley? It’s beautiful there.

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Dr. Michael Gardner

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Overcoming Addiction to Pornography

Overcoming Addiction to Pornography

It’s nice to be here with you all this morning. I always wonder, when I’m asked to speak in church venues like this on this topic. It seems like it’s kind of difficult to have the Spirit and talk about something like this, but I think the beautiful music helped, and I liked Zach’s thought—particularly two things. One, I liked the skirt and tights analogy, because I think it was just this Sunday when I passed my daughter Hannah and said, “Hannah, isn’t that skirt a little short?”

She said, “It’s okay, Dad. I’m wearing tights.”

I thought, “Well, okay.” So I’m glad for the clarification. It didn’t make the dress longer.

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Dr. Randy Chatelain

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The Institution of Marriage: A Matter of Dedication and Constraint

The Institution of Marriage: A Matter of Dedication and Constraint

 

It is indeed an honor to speak to you. I have enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 33 years, and we’ve had a lot of great experiences together. But beyond that, I have been doing this marriage and family therapy for most all of that time, and so after teaching my marriage class and family and stress class and family relations class at Weber State, I go over in the later afternoon and evening and meet with couples. And I’ve been doing that for a lot of years. Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture, and one of my purposes today is to help you get a vision of this bigger picture and of this institution of marriage, of which you join when you become married.

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