Between oncoming finals and anticipated holiday festivities, BYU-Idaho fit in decorations, devotionals and concerts.

Before the Thanksgiving break, Christmas decorations decked the hallways and buildings of campus with dark green wreaths and garland, red ribbon and bright lights.

For the month of December, a nativity scene is displayed in the snow in front of the John Taylor Building.

While decorations continue for the month, the last devotional of the semester will be held Dec. 6.

Kynda Roberts, a faculty member of the psychology department, spoke in devotional Nov. 29.

Roberts spoke to students about how to reach their goals. “How are you going to get a degree at BYU-Idaho?” Roberts asked. “Break down the big goal into smaller goals.”

In a sold-out Christmas Concert, David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco performed alongside the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra and other student choirs Dec. 3 at the BYU-Idaho Center.

The two singers performed in a YouTube video, singing “The Prayer” in December 2015.

The video was created for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Christmas social media initiative #ASaviorIsBorn.

Since Archuleta posted the video on YouTube, it has reached nearly 5 million views.

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