The main news items for this week are all the up coming events. Matt McBride is giving a lecture on early Mormon female missionaries for the John A. Witsoe Lecture Series this Tuesday, March 4, in Logan. This Thursday and Friday is the Church History Symposium on The Worldwide Church: The Global Reach of Mormonism. Thursday at BYU; Friday in Salt Lake. BYU also has a full slate of events planned for women’s history month. And speaking of Mormon academic conferences, registration for this year’s MHA in San Antonio is now open.
A new gospel-topics entry was posted on the church’s website: this time on Mormon ideas about deification. ABC ran an article on it. Furthermore, the New York Times ran an article on Mormon women, and this article from the Huffington Post didn’t focus on Mormonism per se but did give us a nice picture of the temple.
The big news, of course, is that Jimmer is now playing for the Bulls.
Finally, Savannah Reid, an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, is doing research on Mormon womanhood for her senior capstone and needs people to take this survey.