“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Nov. 1982, 111
President Marion G. Romney, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday on September 19. Family dinners and a birthday party at the Church Administration Building marked the occasion. President Romney has been a General Authority since 1941 and has served as a counselor in the First Presidency under Presidents Harold B. Lee and Spencer W. Kimball.
BYU’s John Taylor Building was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley on September 14. Formerly known as the Comprehensive Clinics Building, the structure houses LDS Social Services Provo Agency and the BYU Comprehensive Clinic, a training and research center in clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, communicative disorder therapy, and public health nursing.
Brent Laycock, a member of the Calgary, Canada, 14th Ward, was commissioned by the Canadian Post Office to paint a scene for a commemorative stamp. The recently issued stamp shows Brother Laycock’s painting of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
August 20 was graduation day at BYU. A total of 2,223 students from 47 states and 30 foreign countries received degrees at the university’s summer commencement exercises—the second largest August graduation in BYU’s history.