“Institute Program Marks 75 Years,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 75
“Our spiritual knowledge gives secular knowledge a purpose,” said Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaking at a 6 May fireside commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Church’s institute program. Elder Eyring emphasized a balance between spiritual and secular learning.
The fireside was broadcast from the institute at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, to institutes in North, Central, and South America. The first institute was founded in 1926 at the University of Idaho under the direction of President Heber J. Grant to provide a spiritual haven for students not attending Church schools.