Guest Blogger Emily Utt

By January 13, 2010

I am pleased to introduce Emily Utt as the newest JI guest blogger. Emily double majored in religion and history, with a minor in sociology, at Case Western Reserve University. Now she works in the Church’s Historic Sites Department, where she focuses on the “interpretive side of history.” Some of her projects include work with the Gadfield Elm Chapel, the Church’s first international historic site; a new historical interpretation for sites in Southern Utah; and a current project involving the Beehive House.

In addition to her full-time work with the Church (where she has been employed for five years), she is pursuing a master’s degree in historic preservation through Goucher College, in Baltimore, Maryland. She has chaired sessions at MHA. She is also a renowned collector of Mormon kitsch, of which a plastic Liahona is one of her favorites. Several JI contributors–Stan, Ben, and Jared T.–and one former contributor, Heidi, have worked with Emily in historic site internships. Please join me in giving her a rousing welcome!

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Comments

  1. Bravo!! Welcome, Emily!

    Comment by Jared T — January 14, 2010 @ 12:01 am

  2. Wonderful. Welcome, Emily. I look forward to your contributions.

    Comment by Christopher — January 14, 2010 @ 12:45 am

  3. Welcome, Emily. By the way, I apologize for all the nerf darts I fired into your cubicle.

    Comment by Ben — January 14, 2010 @ 4:49 am

  4. Welcome!

    Comment by Edje Jeter — January 14, 2010 @ 8:58 am

  5. Welcome. And please refrain from blogging about Gadfield Elm.

    Comment by Alex — January 14, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  6. Welcome Emily, and greetings from Cleveland.

    Comment by SC Taysom — January 14, 2010 @ 10:21 am

  7. All Gadfield all the time.

    Comment by Ronan — January 14, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

  8. Welcome, Emily.

    Comment by David G. — January 14, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

  9. Welcome, Emily! We are excited to have you here.

    Comment by Ardis S. — January 14, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

  10. #3 – Ben, no worries. The chicken chucker and cattle pult moved to the new building and are ready for the next round of interns.

    #5 – Alex, you’re just jealous you don’t get to blog about Gadfield Elm.

    Comment by Emily — January 14, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

  11. Ha! The chicken chucker. Miss me some chicken chucking.

    Comment by Jared T — January 14, 2010 @ 10:53 pm


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