Brigham Young University will host the 87th annual Campus Education Week Aug. 17-21 at various locations throughout campus. This year’s theme is “In Thy Light Shall We See Light” from Psalms 36:9.
President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the speaker at the Education Week devotional Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 11:10 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.
Participants may register for the week, a day, half-day or just a few hours. Advanced registration at reduced rates before Aug. 14 can be completed by telephone, Internet, mail or in person. A variety of registration options are available at educationweek.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-2087. At-the-door registration can be done throughout the conference.
Although most of the conference’s 1,000-plus classes are tailored for adults, anyone over the age of 14 may attend, as there are 70 classes designed for youth. Please remember that babies and young children are not permitted at any of the sessions.
Students can attend classes featuring 158 favorite speakers from years past and 28 new speakers, including John Bytheway, Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Brad Wilcox, Randy Bott, Marvin Goldstein, Robert Millet, Susan Easton Black and BYU Athletics Director Thomas Holmoe.
Throughout the week there will also be evening performances by the Mountain Jubilee Chorus, the Saltaires Show Chorus, Dallyn Vail Bayles and Friends and showings of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” produced by the SCERA organization. Tickets can be purchased online at byuarts.com, by calling the Fine Arts Ticket office at (801) 422-4322, or by visiting the ticket office in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center. Performances are open to the public, not just Education Week participants.
Class subjects this year include everything from education, religion, family relations and genealogy to history, health, science, law and finance. Other classes include how to get a job in difficult times, cooking demonstrations, discoveries and evidences of the Book of Mormon, the Joseph Smith Papers, the history of the Holy Bible and the context of ancient scriptures. A series of classes will also highlight the history of Broadway from 1890 to the present.
Dance instruction will be offered in areas of cha-cha, waltz, West Coast swing and salsa. There will also be a youth dance on Thursday night.
Volunteers are also needed for the week for part-day shifts. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older and be able to attend a training meeting Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. Volunteers receive a free full-event name badge if they cover a shift for four consecutive days. Some general tasks include checking badges at the door, counting the number of attendees at a class and keeping the flow of students steady before and after classes. For questions on volunteering, call (801) 422-8012.
Campus housing is nearly full. For questions on current availability, call (801) 422-8925. Parking areas can be determined on the campus map found at educationweek.byu.edu. Signs will indicate which parking lots are available. To assist senior and disabled students, courtesy vans will run between on-campus housing and campus buildings.
For more information, call the Campus Education Week offices at (801) 422-2087 or visit educationweek.byu.edu.