2014 Student Symposium


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9:00-9:50AM


3220 WSC

Commentator:      Amy Easton-Flake, Department of Ancient Scripture 

Elizabeth Calder                      Going Viral: How Martin Luther’s Pamphlets Galvanied the Reformation

Matt Armstrong                         The Soul’s Own Speech: Why God Gave us Music in Addition to Prayer

Rachel Olson Armstrong           Fulfilling his Mission?: Sidney Rigdon’s Preparation and Pride


3222 WSC

Commentator:      David Boone, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Jason Winward                     Resistance at Carthage: Joseph Smith Fires Back

Kaia Hodgson                       “Else What Shall They Do?”: The Restoration of Baptism For the Dead

 TC Corless                            American Need for a New Jerusalem


3224 WSC

Commentator:      Greg Wilkinson, Department of Church History & Doctrine

 Mark T. Lewis                    In Hollywood, but Not of Hollywood

 Nathan Usevitch                Nephi and the Brass Plates as a Type of Christ

 Adam R. Anderson            An Exploration of the Intertextual Evidences Between King Benjamin and Abinadi’s Discourses


3228 WSC

Commentator:      Brad Farnsworth, Department of Ancient Scripture

 Michael B. Smith                Prospering in the Land: The Covenant Blessings of Obedience

 Samantha Dodson              “Weak Things Made Strong”: Leadership Practices of the Lord’s Prophets

 Stephen O. Smoot              Psalm 82: A Latter-day Saint Reading


10:00-10:50am


3220 WSC

Commentator:      Mark Ogletree, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Kody J. Brinton                   “God’s Mountains”: Where God Reveals His Truth

Timothy James Duran          The Tree of Life: An Analogy on a Personal Level

Louisa Jo Sieber                  Symbols of the Savior: Unnamed Women in the Book of Mormon


3220 WSC

Commentator:      Jeffrey Chadwick, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Chrisse Edmunds                           “Is There No Blessing For Me?” Black Women and the Priesthood/Temple Ban

Cameron Roberts                          Grace and Personal Change

Jared Pfost                                    Narrative Art in the Noah Story


10:00-10:50am


3224 WSC

Commentator:      Mark A. Wright, Department of Ancient Scripture

Ryan Henry Schnell            The Tyranny of Asia and The Freedom of Christ: Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians in the Context of Central Anatolian Cultic Law

Andrea Tate                        Heavenly Father: Our Perfect Parenting Model

David W. Smith                   God the Father in Third Nephi


3228 WSC

Commentator:      Greg Wilkinson, Department of Church History & Doctrine

John K. Jensen                 “A Just God and a Saviour”

Bridger Talbot                   The Evolution of Sacred Space: The Rooms of the Temple Endowment

Alaina Hendricks               Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: Understanding Heavenly Mother’s Position in LDS Testimonies


11:00-11:50am


3220 WSC

Commentator:      Brad Farnsworth, Department of Ancient Scripture

Ben Walters                         Leading Our Country the King Benjamin Way

Haley Wright                       Comparison of the Book of Mormon to Tuesdays with Morrie

Alexander K. Winder           Mercy Claimeth the Penitent


3222 WSC

Commentator:      Mark A. Wright, Department of Ancient Scripture

Braden Hancock                  Our Many Covenant Names

Lucy Schouten                     Salt of the Earth: Arab Christians in Jordan

Matthew Wilcken                 My Faith Trial and Mormonism on the Internet


3224 WSC

Commentator:      Jeffrey Chadwick, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Matthew Porter Wilcox     The Miniature Tabernacle at the 1939 World’s Fair

Natalie Nysetvold              Covering Man: Kasah and Kaphar in Isaiah

Nathan J. Crowther           Cast Not Away thy Confidence


3228 WSC

Commentator:      Amy Easton-Flake, Department of Ancient Scripture

Alan Turnblom                  The Entitlement Curse

Beki Winchel                     Feminine Feminists: The Importance of Women in the Church

Adam C. George                Becoming as Christ Is