Administration changes at BYU-IFenton L. Broadhead, dean of the College of Business and Communication, has been named academic vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Broadhead replaces Max L. Checketts, who is leaving the school to serve as academic vice president at BYU-Hawaii. Henry J. Eyring, associate academic vice president, will fill the newly created post of advancement vice president. Eyring will oversee university relations, alumni relations and LDS philanthropies. He also will play a key role in moving forward strategic initiatives in the university. Eyring will be replaced by Clark Gilbert, who currently serves as managing director of student activities and peer instruction.
President Bateman is keynote speakerBYU's annual Easter Conference will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be former school President Merrill J. Bateman, emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and current president of the Provo Utah Temple. Admission is free and open to the public. Camille Fronk Olson, associate professor of ancient scripture, and S. Kent Brown, professor of ancient scripture, will also speak. For more information, call (801) 422-3293.
Elder Hafen giving Maxwell lecture
Elder Bruce C. Hafen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, will speak Friday at the second annual Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship lecture. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Conference Center at Brigham Young University (Rooms 2258-2260).Elder Hafen, who is also the former president of Ricks College, will speak on "disciple-scholarship in the Lord's kingdom." For more information, call 801-422-9229.
Church names assistant historianRichard E. Turley Jr. was named assistant church historian and recorder last week. The former managing director of the Family and Church History Department will join the effort to preserve church historical records and make them more available. Turley is currently the president of the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Broadcast plans announcedThe General Young Women Meeting will be March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center. The event, which features speakers from the Young Women general presidency in addition to a member of the First Presidency, will be broadcast live on BYUTV (nationally) and at 8 p.m. on KBYU (locally). Live Internet streaming is also available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language. For more information, visit lds.org.
Family conference next week
The annual Conference on Family Life at Brigham Young University will be March 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center (770 E. University Parkway in Provo). The focus of the conference is "strengthening families in a troubled world." Registration is $60 for individuals and $100 for married couples. Call 801-422-8925 to register.