McKay Matters

2019–2020 McKay School Theme

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”
—Moses 7:18


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The BYU China Conference was a hit! Thanks to Peter Chan (IP&T) for his hard work in organizing it. Check out the photos from the event!


Dean's Office Message

Dean Lynnette Erickson

From Valentine's Day to Black History Month to Jello Week, February is packed with things to celebrate! The McKay School also has a reason to celebrate—read Associate Dean Lynnette Erickson's message on the funding we received for an exciting new program.


McKay Money Matters


Faculty Accomplishments

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Show a little love to your McKay School fam by checking out their latest contributions to academia and beyond.


In The News

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Paul Caldarella (CITES; CPSE) is on a roll! In the last week he's been featured on ABC News, CNN Daily Herald, KSL, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo News, ZME Science, Penn State, Inquisitr, Scimex, The Telagraph,


Building Zion

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We're putting the TEE in unity (phonologically)! We're giving out free—and newly designed—t-shirts to all members of the MSE fam as part of McKay Mondays. Next Monday and every Monday after that, show off your school spirit with your new blue threads. Pick up your t-shirt anytime between February 6 and 12 from noon to 3 p.m. near the west entrance. Faculty and staff will also be receiving McKay School pins—more details to come.


Employee Spotlight


Nancy Peery Marriott Winner

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Last but certainly not least! This month we're honoring our fifth and final 2019 Nancy Peery Marriott Award winner: Aaron Jackson (CPSE). Listen to his thoughts on fly fishing and education!


Upcoming Events

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Kenneth Dodge, PhD, of Duke University, will give the 16th annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley lecture on Thursday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Center.

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Eric Bybee (TEd) invites you to attend the Utah National Association for Multicultural Education's (Utah NAME) conference on Saturday, February 22, at UVU. The theme is "Reclaiming Our Voices Through Counterstories: We Shall Overcome." This conference is designed for educators, community professionals, education students, and advocates dedicated to removing barriers to equitable opportunity in education. Register here!

Giveaway Winners

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Congratulations to wordsmiths Spencer Weiler (EdLF) and Sandy Alger (ComD) for their excellent cryptogramming! Now they'll be up all night Bananagramming. PEAL!


February Giveaway

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A rose is a rose is a rose is . . . chocolate! In this month of romantic antics, we're testing you on the sweet of the season. Take our chocolate trivia quiz for a chance to win a box of Havanna Alfajores!


January 30-March 3 | BYU Black History Month Events
February 06 | Hinckley Lecture: Dr. Kenneth Dodge
February 11 | Devotional: Elder Terence M. Vinson
February 14 | Valentine's Day
February 25 | Singles Appreciation Day
February 17 | President's Day (No classes)
February 18 | Monday Instruction
February 25 | Forum: Marcus Roberts, Jazz Pianist

See the Full Calendar