LDS Scene

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, July 1982, 80

LDS Scene

A Camilla Eyring Kimball Chair in Home and Family Life has been established at Brigham Young University. President Jeffrey R. Holland announced the chair, which is in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, and cited it as “an expression of love to Sister Kimball from the entire Latter-day Saint community.” Funds contributed to the chair will enable BYU to bring eminent scholars from throughout the world to the university.

An endowed chair in the name of Sister Belle S. Spafford has been established at the University of Utah.

The purpose of the chair is to further research and education in social welfare.

During her decades of service to Church and community, Sister Spafford pioneered many legislative and social reforms. She served as general president of the Relief Society from 1945 until 1974. She died February 3 of this year.

National Young Mother for 1982 is LaDawn Andersen Jacob, 33-year-old mother of nine and member of the Orem Utah 22nd Ward. She was chosen at the 47th Annual Conference of American Mothers Inc., held April 28–May 1 in Salt Lake City.

Thomas L. Steffen, Las Vegas attorney and Church member, has been appointed to the Nevada State Supreme Court—the first Latter-day Saint named among forty-one appointments in the 118-year history of the state’s highest court.

BYU’S Young Ambassadors recently toured India and Sri Lanka for five and one-half weeks. The group of twenty-seven students presented twenty-eight formal and numerous impromptu performances; they also taped television and radio shows to be viewed and heard by more than fifteen million people. A highlight of the tour was a meeting with India’s Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, who expressed her feeling that “the ideas we have in common, which you have so beautifully expressed, in such a melodious way, have helped to build India. My hope is that we may all walk that path of goodwill and brotherhood, both young and old, with hands stretched across the ocean and the continents.”

Jan Bucher, 24, a member of Salt Lake’s Monument Park 17th Ward, won her fourth straight World Ballet Skiing championship in April.