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March 18, 2017 Emeriti Education Day

Dress code: Business casual to Sunday Dress

Enjoy lunch with other Emeriti* alumni, hear two guest speakers, and have a mentoring experience with a BYU undergrad. Come prepared to be asked questions about your personal experience with education, career decisions, networking and other relevant topics. Students will be excited to learn from you.

**For Dr. Ogden's lecture, please bring a copy of the Pearl of Great Price. This is also accessible via the LDS Gospel Library mobile app.**

We will invite students separately; however, if you know of a student who would like to come, here is the link for students to register: You have the option at checkout to purchase a "Sponsor" ticket which will pay for your meal and help cover any students who attend. Purchasing a Sponsor ticket only covers the cost of a student, it does not register them, they will register via the link above.

If you would like to donate to a replenishment grant (student scholarships), our goal is to raise at least $500. BYU Alumni will match up to $5300 of donations through the end of 2017.

*BYU Emeriti alumni include alumni 40 years graduated, as well as retired BYU employees

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017


10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Lectures)

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. (Mentoring lunch)

Where: 3rd Floor Assembly Hall, Hinckley Center, BYU

There is open parking that Saturday.

RSVP by Sunday, March 12, 2017 (If you have any trouble checking out online, you are welcome to register over the phone by calling 801-422-6661* and Kristina or Natalie will assist you)

Please include any dietary restrictions when checking out. You do not need to print off your tickets, there will be a roster at the door. Parking will be available in lot 16A across from the Hinckley Center. As this event is on a Saturday, there is no restricted parking and all parking lots are open to campus guests.

Replenishment Grant Donations

Thank you for your continued support and generosity in your time, talent and treasure. Thank you especially for coming to visit with and mentor current students. If you would like to participate in helping raise funds for replenishment grants, BYU Alumni Relations will match up to $5300 of donations this year. Grants will be awarded annually in varying amounts to students in need of financial aid. Similar to the perpetual education fund, students are asked to pay it forward for other future students by replenishing the grant fund once they are financially able.

Thank you for your support.

“Just prior to my attendance at BYU, my family faced severe financial hardship,” she says. “Funds once set up to pay for my schooling had now gone to helping the family meet every day needs. Despite the financial ruin my family has recently faced, I have found a way to succeed. That way is through the Alumni Replenishment Grant. I still have educational dreams, but is it only through this grant that I have been able to fulfill them.” - Jillian J. Foster, ’05, of Boise, Idaho

*If you would like to make a donation and avoid the online donation fee, you may call in and we'll be happy to register you and take your donation over the phone.


Dr. D. Kelly Ogden

Topic: "The Last Days"

D. Kelly Ogden is a professor emeritus of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He taught courses in Hebrew, Old and New Testament, writings of Isaiah, the Bible as literature, history of the ancient Near East, biblical and modern geography of the Holy Land, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. For a span of fourteen years he helped administer BYU’s study programs in the Holy Land and guided students on field study trips all over Israel/Palestine, the Sinai, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece. He led groups of students on many walks through the Holy Land, including retracing the “three-days’ journey” of Abraham and Isaac from Beersheba to Mount Moriah, the ninety-two miles Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the two hundred miles from Dan to Beersheba, and the two-hundred mile “Lehi Trek” from Jerusalem to the Red Sea. He climbed the traditional Mount Sinai 18 times.

Brother Ogden earned a B.A. in English and Spanish, an M.Ed. in International Education, an M.A. in Hebrew language and historical geography of the Bible, and a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies. He has presented scholarly papers in Louisville, Kentucky; Washington, D. C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Kansas City, Missouri; Honolulu, Hawaii; Seattle, Washington; Leuven, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; Santiago, Chile; and Oxford, England.

He is author of the following books:

1. The Holy Land - A Geographical, Historical, and Archaeological Guide

to the Land of the Bible (co-authored with Jeffrey R. Chadwick)

2. Where Jesus Walked - The Land and Culture of New Testament Times

3. Jerusalem, The Eternal City (with David B. Galbraith and Andrew C. Skinner)

  1. 4. Discovering the World of the Bible (with LaMar C. Berrett)

5. The President and the Preacher – Memoirs of a Mission President and Companion

(with Marcia H. Ogden)

6. Pioneering the East (30 years’ involvement in the Holy Land, 1972 – 2002)

7. 8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You—Before You Get to Heaven

8. Verse by Verse: The Four Gospels (with Andrew C. Skinner)

9. Verse by Verse: Acts through Revelation (with Andrew C. Skinner)

10. The President and the Preacher II – Memoirs of a Missionary Training Center President and

Companion (with Marcia H. Ogden)

11. Happy like Jesus – Lessons from Jesus Christ on How to Live

12. Verse by Verse: The Book of Mormon – two volumes (with Andrew C. Skinner)

13. Verse by Verse: The Old Testament – two volumes (with Andrew C. Skinner)

14. Loving Life – Lessons I Have Learned from Heaven and Earth

His articles have appeared in the Ensign, the Liahona (International Magazine of the Church), the Church News, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Meridian Magazine, and other LDS and non-LDS publications. He has been a frequent participant in the BYU Television scripture discussions.

For five years Brother Ogden helped prepare the LDS editions of the scriptures, and he served on the Gospel Doctrine Writing Committee for the Church. In the 1980s he served as president of the Jerusalem Branch in Israel. In the 1990s he served as a branch president at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, as 1st counselor in a BYU stake presidency, and as president of the Chile Santiago East Mission. He has served as president of the Guatemala Missionary Training Center and for the past seven years has been a sealer in the Provo Temple

Robert L. Millet

Topic: "Talking Doctrine: A Twenty Year Conversation with Evangeical Christians"

Robert L. Millet is Professor Emeritus of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. After receiving both bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology from BYU, Brother Millet worked with LDS Social Services and Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. In 1983, following the receipt of his PhD in Religious Studies from Florida State University, he joined the BYU faculty. He has served as Chair of the department of Ancient Scripture, Dean of Religious Education, and Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding.

He is the author or editor of many books, articles, book chapters, and reviews dealing mostly with the doctrine and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its relationship to other faiths. Some of his more recent books include Precept Upon Precept: Joseph Smith and Restored Doctrine (Deseret Book, 2016); Men of Covenant: Oaths, Covenants, and Transcendent Promises (Deseret Book, 2015); Mormonism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2015), co-authored with Shon D. Hopkin; Talking Doctrine: Mormons and Evangelicals in Conversation (InterVarsity Press Academic, 2015), coedited with Professor Richard J. Mouw; Living in the Eleventh Hour (Deseret Book, 2014); Living in the Millennium (Deseret Book, 2014); Coming to Know Christ (Deseret Book, 2012); Modern Mormonism: Myths and Realities (Greg Kofford Books, 2010); and Holding Fast: Dealing with Doubt in the Latter Days (Deseret Book, 2008). He is also the coauthor of LDS Beliefs: A Doctrinal Reference (Deseret Book, 2011) with Camille Fronk Olson, Andrew C. Skinner, and Brent L. Top.

For the last twenty years Dr. Millet has been involved in building bridges of understanding and friendship with scholars and religious leaders from other faiths. At present, he is involved in formal and ongoing academic dialogues with Evangelical Christians, the Church of the Nazarene, and the Community of Christ (formerly Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints).

In the Church, Brother Millet has served as a high councilor, bishop of two wards, stake president, temple ordinance worker, and a member of the Church Materials Evaluation Committee. He and his wife Shauna have six children and twelve grandchildren and reside in Orem, Utah.

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