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Find your way to news, manuals, and links to WISE for teachers, or even register for a new institute class.

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Find Your Way to Institute

Whether you are graduating from high school, preparing for or returning from a mission, working, or attending college, institute is here for you.

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WISE Teacher App Available for Seminary and Institute Teachers

The Teacher App can be used on any web-connected device to do many WISE tasks in a short amount of time. If you are not already using this tool, you may want to begin.

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Having Fun but Feeling Empty

Meet Dylan Burnside. When he was 25, he was a less-active young man wandering through life. Dylan was having the time of his life hanging out with friends, camping on the weekends, and living what he called “the good life.”

How to Help High School Graduates Enroll in Institute

How to Help High School Graduates Enroll in Institute

As high school students eagerly await graduation, they prepare for an uncertain future filled with unique challenges and life-changing decisions. It is in these years that young adults choose to serve missions, begin seeking an eternal companion, identify post-secondary courses of study and occupational goals, and resolve to live a life of discipleship.

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To the Rescue in Santa Ana

Just 10 miles from the California coast in downtown Orange County is the beautiful city of Santa Ana. Despite the city’s high temperatures and cheery sunshine, the high enrollment at the Santa Ana California Campus Institute isn’t due to the weather—it is thanks to the recent efforts of local members and students reaching out to and inviting others.

By Study and Also by Faith: One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion

By Study and Also by Faith

“Our history doesn’t limit us, but like a plant’s roots it anchors and nourishes us and is crucial for growth.” So writes Elder Paul V. Johnson in the foreword to the newly published history of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, By Study and Also by Faith—One Hundred Years of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, now available in print and online.

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New Video Resources Enhance Study of the Gospel Teaching and Learning Handbook

As teachers turn to the online version of the Gospel Teaching and Learning: A Handbook for Teachers and Leaders in Seminaries and Institutes of Religion to study and improve their teaching, they will see some new video additions intended to enhance their study experience.

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New Cornerstone Courses Offered in Institute

Four new courses have been approved to be offered beginning in 2015 and 2016. These courses focus on the Savior, His doctrine, the eternal family, and significant events in Church history. They are centered in the scriptures and the teachings of latter-day prophets and will be taught using blocks of scripture, in context, from across the standard works.

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Stepping Up to the Challenge

On September 22, 2013, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited the Salt Lake City Utah University Campus Institute, located on the University of Utah campus. He reminded students that service helps us come to know and sense the reality that our Father in Heaven is there and hears our prayers.