I presently teach at the LDS Business College. Students in my class come from
all over the world: China, Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Philippines,
Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, many of the nations on the African
Continent, from New Zealand and Australia, the Marshall Islands, Tonga, Samoa,
Russia, the Ukraine, and throughout the United States. They are hardworking
students with a skilled knowledge of the Bible, Book of Mormon, other
scriptures, and General Conference addresses. In my history classes, I ask the
students to evaluate events in United States history based on their knowledge of
the scriptures. Usually, there are ten events of each of the 34 chapters in
Alan Brinkley's THE UNFINISHED NATIONS. The students show great skill and
knowledge. Usually, I have full classes of 40 students, each eager to learn and
discuss their acquired knowledge and analysis of national and world events.
They are eager to follow the counsel of President Thomas S. Monson to
participate in Institute of Religion classes.
This article mentions an age range of 18 to 30. Is the Institute program still
available to those beyond this age frame?? Sounds like a Good Program. Hope
that it's OK for all adultsthat want to socialize and learn more
about Gospel principles and about the Love of the Lord Jesus.
David, I think it's available to any college student, regardless of age.
You can always ask the institute director if he'll let you attend.
I'm thirty-nine, just graduated with a second bachelor's degree from
the University of Utah and found time to take two Institute classes while I was
there. One of those classes was taught by the same Grant Anderson quoted in this
article. I was never once asked to leave and always felt welcome. You're
only as young as you feel!