Matthew Richardson in the recent BYU Religious Educator Review (winter 2015) stated that he always begins his teaching school year by reading the "mission statement, the aims, and other Hall of Fame Talks." He does this, as he stated, "to set my orientation and be reminded just what my duty is." He said he was a "firm believer in the divine destiny and mission of Brigham Young University."
What a powerful and instructive example for all of us. (He was also recently moved to Vice President for Advancement at BYU).
We can and should do the same here at BYU-Idaho.
I know that as we ponder and read the statements and aims of BYU-Idaho and share them with our students, reminding them of the great "divine destiny and mission" of BYU-Idaho, great blessing will follow for both us and our students. I know this university has a "divine destiny!"
Here is a quote from the new President of BYU-Idaho, as found on the BYU-Idaho webpage. It may be worthwhile to share with our students;
"BYU-Idaho is uniquely student-centered. The Lord has already begun to give us glimpses of your great potential and divine destiny. Each of you is known to the Lord. He loves you. You are where He wants you to be."-Clark G. Gilbert
What are the statements and aims and "Hall of Fame" talks and quotes you remember and read and ponder as you set your orientation as an employee of BYU-Idaho? What quotes and ideals and statements do you love, shared, and have treasured regarding BYU-Idaho's divine destiny?
I am excited to read your thoughts of the great divine destiny of BYU-Idaho.