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Titles and Terms Specific to BYU-Idaho
This listing is alphabetical with italics added for emphasis only. Capitalization indicates when the term is normally used as a common or proper noun.
Capitalize when referring to Talent as one of the five areas in the Student Activities Program which also includes Social, Enrichment, and Physical. Students develop Outdoor, Service, Social, and Physical. Talent Activities provides programs and events designed to enable students to share, explore, or develop talents in areas that include music, dance, art, theatre, and others. Program areas in Talent include Talent Performance and Talent Exploration. See Student Activities Program.
A program within the Talent area of Student Activities. This program consists of workshops and activities in which students can explore different talents, develop new talents, or further existing talents in visual and performing arts as well as other areas such as theatre and literature.
Talent Performance Activities, Talent Performance
A program in the Talent area of Student Activities. Student volunteers in this program create and manage talent events on campus such as music events, dance events, talent shows, and other non-professional student-based performances.
Talking points identify key messages. By becoming familiar with the talking points and echoing them in correspondence and conversations, employees help others better understand what is unique about BYU–Idaho and its programs.
Five talking points were developed during the transition of becoming BYU–Idaho: (1) A two-tiered institution allows students to choose between associate or bachelor’s degrees. (2) An integrated degree is tailored to fit students’ interests, provide relevant internships, and enhance marketability. (3) The Student Activities Program opens sports, the arts, and service to everyone. (4) A year-round track system allows more students to attend. (5) The faculty is focused on the scholarship of learning and teaching.
Acceptable on second reference for the John Taylor Building. Houses the Department of Religious Education and the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. Features include the Taylor Chapel (190), Taylor Cultural Hall, Taylor Lecture Hall (120), and Taylor Testing Center (130).
Teacher Education, Department of
The Department of Teacher Education offers courses leading to certification in secondary education, elementary education, and early childhood/special education. See academic departments.
Annual fund-raising solicitation program conducted by telephone on and off campus throughout the United States. See Alumni Association.
Located at 16 East Main. Around 20 calling stations are set up with student callers to follow up on direct mailings, invite people to donate, conduct surveys, follow up on events, and thank those who have philanthropically contributed. See LDS Philanthropies.
Include the entire area code 208 and prefix 496 when giving numbers to those off campus: for more information call (208) 496-1411. Because the university has its own telephone system, only the four-digit extension number is required for on-campus calls or internal communication. Capitalize and abbreviate extension when preceding specific number: For more information, call Ext. 1411.
University-owned tennis courts are located on the corner of Viking Drive (Fourth South) and Second East and on the corner of Third South and First West.
The Department of Theatre currently offers a bachelor of sciences degree in theatre and speech education. Students may also minor in theatre and speech education. Students seeking a degree in university studies may work with their advisors to choose classes appropriate to emphases in theatre arts or technical theatre. These emphases will prepare them for graduate schools or professions where teacher certification is not required. See academic departments.
Thomas E. Ricks Associates
Named for the man primarily responsible for founding BYU–Idaho. This endowment supports faculty in their teaching efforts. Funds come exclusively from private donations. All faculty are eligible to apply for research, travel, seminar, and other grants that will directly benefit students. See BYU–Idaho Fund; LDS Philanthropies; Annual Giving; and Ricks, Thomas Edwin.
School mascot. A statue of Thor is in the north foyer of the Hart Building.
Three Track System
BYU–Idaho’s academic calendar revolves around three semesters: spring, fall, and winter. Two of the three semesters are combined to make a track. The three tracks are: Spring/Fall, Fall/Winter, and Winter/Spring.
Students are admitted to a specific track and remain on that schedule through graduation. This year-round approach to admission and calendaring results in more students being given the opportunity to attend who otherwise would have been denied.
Todd, Douglas M.
Fourth principal of Fremont Stake Academy, 1899-1901. Married Marian Davis Lufkin.
Fast food eatery located on the first floor of the Manwaring Center. Managed by Food Services.
Located in 272 McKay. Instructor-approved, paid student tutors make themselves available for a variety of courses. The Tutoring Center includes the Math Lab, Writing Center, and Reading Center. Services are free to BYU–Idaho students seeking assistance. Operates within the Department of Academic Learning.