Thousands flock to BYU for Campus Education Week

by | Aug. 17, 2010

News from Utah

Though school is not in session, crowds flooded the sidewalks and filled classrooms at BYU on Monday as another year of the university's Campus Education Week got under way.

With more than 200 presenters teaching more than 1,100 classes, students of all ages gathered on the campus to continue learning in a variety of topics.

"With the 20,000 people that come, there are probably 20,000 different reasons why people are attending," said Bruce Payne, program administrator for Campus Education Week. "We try to have classes in all of our content areas so that people will find classes that will speak to them."

For the past three years, Glen Robertson of Bluffdale has scheduled his vacation time off work around BYU's Campus Education Week. Education week has become something he and wife, Linda, look forward to attending every year.

"The classes answered a lot of questions for me," said Linda Robertson. "Education week is so empowering. It puts water in our buckets, and I feel like a better person and a better mom after coming. And I come out of it with such a positive outlook."

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