See Building Codes.
Campus Leadership Forum
A meeting each semester as a means of gathering general counsel and input from a broad range of campus leaders.
Campus Outdoor Learning Center and Arboretum
Located on Seventh South (west of University Village housing complex). Provides native plants and trees in a natural environment.
Located southwest of the Campus Outdoor Learning Center. The university receives electrical power through the substation from Utah Power.
Career and Academic Advising
Located in 129 Manwaring Center. This office offers resources to guide students through their education and along their career path. Satellite centers reside in each college to give students more specific assistance.
Career Placement Center
Located in 230 Kimball. Assists students and alumni in marketing themselves to potential employers. In addition to providing job listings, training is available on job search techniques, resume writing, cover letter writing, and interviewing. Services include teacher placements. See
Student Employment, Internship Office, and Satellite Advising Centers.
Located in 230 Kimball. Includes the offices of Career Placement, Internships, and Student Employment. See
Career Placement Center,
Internship Office, and
Located in 130 Kimball. Cashiers receive payments for tuition and fees, housing, Bookstore, and other charges. They also disburse balances of financial aid due to students and student employee payroll.
Provides academic information to students. Acceptable on second reference for the
Brigham Young University–Idaho Catalog.
Center Stage Performing Arts Series
Directed by the University Relations Office located in 226 Kimball. Center Stage is acceptable on second reference to the series of professional performing artists contracted to entertain on the campus.
Chemistry, Department of
Principles taught by the Department of Chemistry provide a theoretical basis for a wide variety of scientific fields from agriculture to medicine. The analytical and logical problem solving approach taught in chemistry provides excellent training for all professions including law and government. See
Christenson, Andrew B.
Fifth principal of Ricks Academy, 1915-1917. Married Sarah Jane Bartholomew.
Christensen, Joe J.
Twelfth president of Ricks College, 1985-1989. Married Barbara Kohler.
Christenson Lecture Halls
Located in 296 and 298 Snow. Acceptable on second reference for Andrew B. Christenson Humanities Lecture Halls.
Church Educational System
The educational system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes Brigham Young University–Idaho; Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; Brigham Young University–Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii; LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah; the BYU–Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in Israel; elementary and secondary schools in developing countries; and hundreds of seminaries and institutes of religion adjacent to high schools and universities nationwide and abroad which serve several hundred thousand students. On second reference, CES.
Cite the cities within Idaho based on the audience. For a broad audience with little awareness of Idaho, give the city and Idaho for all localities. Rexburg, Idaho Falls, and Boise may be exceptions if the audience is more familiar with the state. Give the city and Utah for all locations except Salt Lake City.
Clark, Kim B.
Fifteenth president of BYU–Idaho, 2005-present. Married Sue Lorraine Hunt.
Clarke Building (CLK)
Acceptable second reference for the John L. Clarke Family Living Center. Houses the Departments of Health Science, Home and Family, and Nursing. See
Clarke, John L.
Ninth president of Ricks College, 1944-1971. First wife Faye Christensen Clarke died in 1970. He then married LaRae King.
Clarke Testing Center
Located on the second floor of the Clarke Building. The office is located in 225 Clarke. The testing facility is entered through an outside stairway on the north end of the Clarke Building. It is open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. The last test is handed out one hour before the center closes. Hours vary during finals.
Acceptable on second reference for the College Level Examination Program test.
A cluster is comprised of 12-15 credits of course work that enable a student to develop a specific skill set related to his or her chosen vocation. As students link clusters with an integrated major, they must include upper division courses to ensure that adequate depth of skill development is achieved.
Student Activities Program,
Academic Societies and
Third principal of Fremont Stake Academy (later Ricks Academy), 1894-1898. Married Rosalie Heaneault.
Capitalize the names of specific courses: Biology 100 and Communications 111: Writing for Communication Careers. Do not capitalize references to general subjects: After taking an introduction to biology class, he was ready to study anatomy and physiology.
Ceremony at which all prospective graduates from the university are recognized for their achievement. Commencement ceremonies may precede convocations hosted by individual colleges. See
Communication, Department of
The Department of Communication prepares students to work in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, or public relations careers. Additionally, the department teaches organizational and interpersonal communication skills. See
Italicize book titles, movie titles, opera titles, play titles, album titles, titles of ships and places, titles of reference works, poem titles, television program titles, titles of lectures and speeches, and works of art. Italicize the names of newspapers and magazines. Do not use quotes or italicize musical group names.
Technology, Department of
The Department of Computer Information Technology prepares individuals for positions in information technology such as applications programmer, networking, system administration, Internet developer, project management, systems and projet analysis consulting. See academic departments.
Computer Science and Engineering, Department of
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has curriculum designed to provide a broad background in the theory, development, and application of computer hardware and software. See
e-mail not email
the Internet always capitalized
login / logon (nouns)
log in / log out (verbs)
online not on-line
the Web always capitalized
Web page not webpage
Web site not website
Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT)
Auditioned performance group. The acronym CDT acceptable on second reference.
Continuing Education, Division of
Located in the Auxiliary Services Building.
Continuing Faculty Status (CFS)
Continuing Faculty Status is granted upon demonstration by the faculty member to the satisfaction of the university that the faculty member has performed his or her job duties with a high degree of professionalism, has conducted oneself in an exemplary manner consistent with the Honor Code and the standards and values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and through the probationary period has acquired appropriate degree credentials (minimum expectation: master’s degree). On second reference, CFS. See
Policies and Procedures 5-3.
Ceremony held at the college level at which graduates are conferred diplomas.
Located in 172 McKay and 119 Auxiliary Services Building.
Each Copy Spot has color and black-and-white copiers available to students, employees, and the public. Other services include laminating, banner printing, faxes, and paper orders. The Library Copy Spot has a computer area for editing.
Activities that incorporate games and initiatives as tools for learning and development. Workshops are available to any group interested in improving interpersonal skills and teamwork. See
Student Activities Program.
Located in 110 Kirkham. Serves the needs of the Department of Theatre and handles costume rentals to the public.
Student Counseling Center.
Academic courses are weighed based on time required for instruction. Each credit hour represents approximately 15 hours in the classroom. The standard requirement for bachelor’s degrees is 120 credit hours. All candidates for an associate degree must complete a minimum of 60 earned credits.
Cultural Activities Council
A council comprised of the student presidents of each of the Cultural Associations. The council promotes harmony on campus and is responsible for Heritage Week, an annual event to share students’ cultures with others. See
Cultural Associations and
Student Activities Program.
Student-led organizations with a cultural focus to celebrate diversity on campus. The International Student Association is just one of 26 cultural associations organized on campus. Student leaders from the associations combine as a Cultural Activities Council. For similar student organizations on campus, see
Student Activities Program and
Cultural Heritage Council
A committee of students in the Social area of Activities that develops activities and events designed to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of BYU–Idaho students who come from all over the world. The council manages campus-wide celebrations such as Heritage Week.
As part of the university’s goal to provide quality education and in harmony with the Mission Statement and Honor Code, curfew guidelines have been instituted: midnight daily, except on Fridays when curfew is then at 1 a.m.; opposite gender allowed in apartments beginning at noon and ending at 12 a.m. daily; and academic late passes are available until 1 a.m. upon approval from the appropriate college dean.