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INSIDE: GERMANS GET PERMIT FOR REER GARDEN FOR 2002 OLYMPIC GAMES IN SALT LAKE CITY / A2
SEPTEMBER 4, 2001
HIGH 89 • LOW 51
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - IDAHO
VOLUME 113/ ISSUE I • REXBURG, IDAHO 83440
• ELDER RICHARD G.
BYU-I EMPLOYEES AT
• PAGE B2
• BLUEGRASS BAND SEEKS
MUSICIANS TO JOIN GROUP
• PAGE B5
• FIFTEEN PERCENT
OF THE STUDENT
BODY RETURNS AS
JUNIORS TO TAKE
• PAGE B2
• VIKINGS WIN
• PAGE Bll
From Bannock Stake Academy to
Brigham Young University-Idaho, here
are a few of the identities the campus
has held in its 113 years.
Bannock Stake Academy is
Bannock Stake is divided and
the academy, now in the
Fremont Stake, becomes
Fremont Stake Academy.
The Board of Education
decides to change the name to
Smith Academy, honoring "the
Prophet Joseph and President
Joseph F Smith."
School renamed Ricks
Academy in honor of Thomas
E. Ricks, the Bannock Stake
president at the time the school
Principal George S. Romney
announces that the academy
would be known as Ricks
"Normal" is dropped from
the name of the school and is
known as Ricks College.
President Gordon B.
Hinckley announces that Ricks
College will change from a
two-year junior college to a
four-year university called
Brigham Young University-
Source: "The Spirit of Ricks" by
David Crowder, Ricks College News
THE MAKING OF A UNIVERSITY
James Ricks / Scroll
On June 21, 2000, President Gordon B. Hinckley announced that
Ricks College would become a four-year institution called Brigham
Young University-Idaho. Since then, many changes have taken
place in order to ready Rexburg and the surrounding area for a
university. Signs such as this one now welcome travelers on
Highway 20 to BYU-I. The school's name was officially changed
from Ricks College to Brigham Young University-Idaho on Aug. 10,
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f m t has been one year, two months and two
V a weeks since President Gordon B. Hinckley
M announced Ricks College would become a
y^^^^r four-year university.
And now we're here: BYU-Idaho.
Since that time, the campus has been a flurry of activity
in preparation for the transition. A record 37 new faculty
members have been hired, 12 as a result of normal
attrition due mainly to retirements, and 25 as a result of
the University's increase in the number of classes, class
levels and students, according to reports released by the
Along with the faculty's increase in number, the student
body is also growing. The new track system
accommodates more students during a full calendar
year. This year's student body is estimated at 9.600,
although roughly 9,200 will be on campus at any given
time, according to reports released by the university.
And for the first time since 1956, the curriculum will
offer courses to juniors and seniors.
The accounting, English, history and recreation leadership
departments have developed programs that will
grant students integrated bachelor's degrees, while students
in business management, elementary education,
interior design and nursing can earn specialized bachelor's
degrees. Additionally, a new department—secondary
education—will offer upper-division programs in
biology, earth science, English, family and consumer
education, health, history, mathematics, and social studies.
To help house these and other classes, new buildings
are being constructed across campus. The Spori
Building is being rebuilt on the north end of campus,
and a new multi-use building that will house both religious
and academic functions is being built near the
southeast end. Plans are also under way for the Thomas
E. Ricks building, named to continue to honor the memory
of the school's first president.
Rigby Hall has been renovated to create more faculty
office space, and Lamprecht Hall is being remodeled
into on-campus married student housing. Many off-campus
housing units are also being developed.
It would almost seem as though everything on campus
is changing—even the name BYU-Idaho became
official Aug. 10. However, despite the large-scale transition,
one constant remains.
President David A. Bednar has said. 'The 'Spirit of
Ricks' is not found in a building, it is not found in a
place, it is found in the people, the students, the teachers.
The 'Spirit of Ricks' will not be diminished—in
fact, if we do this transition properly, it will be greatly
enhanced. We will continue to foster a nurturing, spiritual
environment, which will continue to be referred to
as the 'Spirit of Ricks.'"
The F irst
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints and the
Board of Trustees of Ricks
College announce that
Ricks College will change
from its present two-year
junior college status to a
four-year institution. The
new four-year school will
be known as Brigham
with the name change
designed to give the school
immediate national and
The memory of Thomas E.
Ricks will continue to be
appropriately honored and
Gordon B. Hinckley
announcing that Ricks
College would become
June 21, 2000
James Ricks I Scroll
Running Back Travis Christensen moves the ball down
the field in the Viking's 24-14 win over Pima College.
BYU-I athletics to remain Ricks Vikings
Although Ricks College is now known as
BYU-Idaho, the college sports program will
retain the name of Ricks Vikings.
BYU-I will retain the Ricks College Viking
name for athletics as a tribute to the college,
coaches and players that produced successful
athletic teams. Athletic Director Garth Hall,
"Student athletes and coaches felt it was
important to retain the name for one last year.
They wanted to compete as Ricks College."'
• INSIDE: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHANGES IN THE ATHLETIC
DEPARTMENT SEE PAGE B9
Hall said. "Besides the emotional attachment to
Ricks, it would have been expensive to change
names on uniforms for one final year of play."
Student athletes on campus reacted with similar
" I like how it stays Ricks because of tradition.
Also, everyone already knows who Ricks
is in sports" Coby Brown, a cross country
team member, said.
"It should stay Ricks because we are competing
at NJCAA tournaments, and if it was a
university, it would seem that we are at an
unfair advantage competing against other
teams"Jacob Puzey, a cross country team
Additionally, as each sport concludes competition,
former athletes and coaches will be
invited to return to campus and will be recognized
at the last home game or meet.
"March 1 of next year will be an important
evening." Hall said. "We'll honor each sport
that has been a part of Ricks College athletics.
We'll reminisce, share stories and pictures
from the past ... in short, it will be a night to
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