2017 Student Symposium

Click here for the PDF


9:00–9:50 AM


3220 WSC

Commentator: Byran Korth, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Abigail Bennett

Garrett Cardinet

Ben Jafek

Mosiah 23: 6-11: “Alma Rejects an Offer of Kingship”

A Book of Mormon Perspective of Wine

Perhaps, The Book of Mormon, and the True Purpose of Missionary Work


3222 WSC

Commentator: Jason Robert Combs, Department of Ancient Scripture

Allen Kendall

Amanda Buessecker

Douglas Archibald

The Unity and Primacy of Jewish Martyrdom Literature

Ancient Tradition, Christian Art: The Study of the Winged Angel and Its Appearance in the Christian World

The Old Testament: Defender of Womanhood


3224 WSC

Commentator: Barbara Morgan Gardner, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Sara Campbell

Aspen Stander

Chris Smith

Single Women and Priesthood Power

The House of the Lord

Ye Shall Prosper in the Land


3228 WSC

Commentator: Andrew C. Reed, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Anika Argyle

Bruce Larson

Devin Dinesh Singh

Faith to Heal the Past; Faith to Shape the Future

Pornography and the Atonement

Obtaining Forgiveness: Commencement of a Hindu and Latter-day Saint Dialogue


 10:00–10:50 AM


3220 WSC

Commentator: Todd B. Parker, Department of Ancient Scripture

Donald Ford

Michael A. Turner

David Wilcox

Examining Geographical Parallels in the Book of Mormon

Story and Persuasion: Mormon’s Narrative Style

Journeys and Promised Lands


3222 WSC

Commentator: Jason Robert Combs, Department of Ancient Scripture

Joshua T. McCarty

Jacob Valentine

Alan E. Hanson

“I am the Lord and there is none else”: Understanding Absolute Godhood in Isaiah and the Doctrine of Exaltation

An Eye for an Eye: Understanding the Disciple’s Path with Game Theoretic Mathematics

Encircled in the Arms of His Love: Covenants and the New Testament


3224 WSC

Commentator: Barbara Morgan Gardner, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Victoria Wilson

Tyler Ostler

Taylor Greenwood

The Forgiveness of Pornography Use: LDS Doctrine versus LDS Culture

Does God Want Everyone to be Mormon?

Perfectionism and Grace


3228 WSC

Commentator: Andrew C. Reed, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Hannah Seipert

Ryan Hemsley

Gospel Beginnings in India

To Question or Not to Question—That is the Question; Scriptural Insight into Receiving Personal Revelation


11:00–11:50 AM


3220 WSC

Commentator: Todd B. Parker, Department of Ancient Scripture

Jennifer Ball

Sean Worsley

Samuel Hickenlooper

Mulekites and Monarchy: An Explanation of Political Difficulties Under Nephite Judges

The Divine Potential of Our Bodies

Felix Culpa: The Fall of Humanity Leads to his Exaltation


3222 WSC

Commentator: Casey Paul Griffiths, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Michael David Ricks

Joseph N. Castro

Jaxon C. Munns

Preposition Suppositions: What do We Think Scripture Phrases Mean?

Defending Faith: America’s War on Religious Freedom

Awash in a Sea of Information: Modern Applications of Study and Faith as Exemplified by the Prophet Joseph Smith


3224 WSC

Commentator: Byran Korth, Department of Church History & Doctrine

Brette Bennett Hawks

Juan Valladares

Nicholas Davis

Equal but not Identical: Honoring the Roles of Men and Women in God’s Plan

Elijah Able and the Priesthood Restriction

Elders and Seventy Councils: 1834-1838


3228 WSC

Commentator: Brad Wilcox, Department of Ancient Scripture

Sean Smith

Will Perez

Jacob Tanner Wood

Come Forth as Gold

Circumcision and the Backfire Effect

Revelation: A Light in a Dark Room