Talk:Brigham Young University–Idaho

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I removed the following, as it has been tagged as needing a supporting citation since Nov. 2007: "Approximately 20% of the student body is married, and about 40 percent have been full-time missionaries for the LDS Church." —Eustress talk 04:33, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Sort of new to this but figured I would give it a gander looking around for statistics this might be a reasonable citation source it comes from BYU-Idaho's statistics page: just want to be careful before I go adding or modifying anything as I am new to wikipediatalk 04:33, 5 Nov 2012 (UT

It may be worth checking the BYU-Idaho webpage as they often cite statistics. If that site doesn't have any stats, you could also look to the US News rankings which also carries stats. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dmrwikiprof (talkcontribs) 00:28, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

"R" hillside letter[edit]

Are there any photos available for the the "R" hillside letter for the former name of this school? See also List of Hillside Letters in Idaho for more details. -- (talk) 20:34, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

University seal[edit]

ChristensenMJ (talk · contribs) is correct in restoring File:BYU-Idaho Medallion Logo.svg to the infobox as it specifies on its page that it is not the university seal, but a "medallion logo". BYU, BYU-Hawaii, and LDS Business College have the same setup in regards to logos and seals. All of the schools have an academic seal, which is rarely used outside formal academic documents like diplomas and official correspondence. The formal BYU seal can be seen here and the BYU-Idaho seal looks similar. Even so, usage in this article (if we had the seal file to use) would fall under fair use, but because the seal has so little use outside very formal documents, the medallion logo functions more like the seals of other schools in that it's very visible on campus buildings and materials, just as the other text logo is. Although I have not been in the BYU-Idaho campus since 2007, during my time there, I never saw the official seal displayed on buildings, materials, or signs; only the medallion logo. Further, the medallion logos have no copyrightable features since they all contain only text. The other logo, File:BYUI logo blue.pdf, can also be placed in the infobox at the bottom (or the full-text version that appears on many of the campus gateway signs), though the file needs to be cropped as it has an excessive amount of white space around it. --JonRidinger (talk) 23:07, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I can edit the other image to make it more presentable. My boss asked me to get the image on the Wikipedia page changed as it is the University Seal, he is the Director of Branding and Marketing at Brigham Young University - Idaho. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jossharlequin (talkcontribs) 16:13, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I notified Jossharlequin about WP:COI on his talk page. Bahooka (talk) 16:21, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Jossharlequin (talk · contribs), whether the current medallion logo is considered the official seal or not (recent diplomas use the beehive seal with "The Glory of God is Intelligence" motto), its use on Wikipedia is clearly under fair use, on top of the reality that the medallion logo cannot be copyrighted since it only contains text. Bear in mind that while this article is about BYU-Idaho, it is not owned or controlled by BYU-Idaho, so branding and style guides do not apply here beyond verifying factual items like the specific shades used for the school colors or official logos. The square "BYU-Idaho" logo or the full-text logo ("Brigham Young University-Idaho" seen on campus signs) can also be included in the infobox at the bottom. The Brigham Young University infobox uses the athletic "Y" logo at the bottom, but most university articles have the seal at the top and their text logo at the bottom (see Ohio State University for an example) with the athletic logo (BYU-Idaho has a "varsity" logo too, or at least used to) in the athletics section. --JonRidinger (talk) 23:46, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Bahooka Thank you for explaining the conflict of interest to me. All I was told to do was change the logo. I have no plans to change the article itself, but I can see how things could escalate to the such happening. (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 15:26, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Jossharlequin (talk · contribs), best place to look is WP:UNI/AG, which are the article guidelines for articles on universities. One thing it has is: "All institution articles should utilize {{Infobox University}} to provide the basic details about the institution, preferably with a lead image of the institution's official seal or coat of arms and an image at the bottom of the institution's wordmark..." --JonRidinger (talk) 21:35, 26 February 2015 (UTC)