LDS Scene

    “LDS Scene,” Ensign, Aug. 1991, 78–79

    LDS Scene

    PROVO, UTAH—Fortress of Faith, KBYU-TV’s documentary about members of the Church in the German Democratic Republic, won a silver award for excellence in moral quality at the International Angel Awards. The production traces the lives of Church members in the German Democratic Republic from World War II to the reunification of Germany and shares their religious faith and their love for their country.

    RICHMOND, VA.—Sister Lee Pratt, a member of the Bon Air Ward, Richmond Virginia Stake, has been installed as president of the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond. Sister Pratt, a member of the council since 1985, is the first Church member to be elected to the position.

    PROVO, UTAH—Construction of a new science building on the Brigham Young University campus has been approved. The new building, which will house laboratories, offices, classrooms, and several large lecture halls, should be completed in approximately three years.

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—George Romney, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was presented the Points of Light Foundation’s first lifetime achievement award by U.S. President George Bush. Brother Romney, who is a member of the Bloomfield Hills First Ward, Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake, is also a former governor of Michigan and a former presidential candidate. He was recognized for his lifetime of community service.

    MOSCOW, SOVIET UNION—Hyun Soo Choi of the Korean Branch in the New York New York Stake, known professionally as Hans Choi, was named the first-prize winner in the male vocal section of the Ninth Tchaikovsky Competition. The three-week competition included seventy singers from twenty different countries. Brother Choi is the first non-Russian and the first Church member to place in the vocal competition.

    PROVO, UTAH—Five Brigham Young University performing groups spent several weeks touring different parts of the world recently. The American Folk Dance Ensemble and the Lamanite Generation toured the east and west coasts of Canada, respectively, and BYU’s Synthesis, Chamber Orchestra, and Young Ambassadors toured Europe and the Soviet Union. All the tours were covered extensively by television and radio in each country.

    REXBURG, IDAHO—Leon Parson of the Ricks College art faculty has won national honors for his wildlife art, including being named top wildlife artist for 1990 in the Arts for the Parks fourth annual competition. Parson’s Sunrise at Gibbon Meadows will be featured in a five-city national tour and is one of eight paintings to be selected to go on stamps for the National Park Academy of the Arts.

    PROVO, UTAH—Brigham Young University has announced tuition costs for the 1991–92 school year. Undergraduate students will pay $1,000 a semester, advance-standing students will pay $1,170, and law school and graduate school of management students will pay $1,890.

    Administrative vice president Dee F. Anderson said the new rates reflect an increase in the cost-of-living index.