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What’s New at BYU for February 2013

Friday, Feb. 1

House of Learning Lecture: The Harold B. Lee Library will host its first House of Learning lecture of winter semester, “Utah and the Civil War” by Kenneth L. Alford, BYU associate professor of Church history, at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium on level 1. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Saturday, Feb. 2

GMAT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops Graduate Management Admission Test Preparation Course begins today and will run through March 20. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the GMAT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-3550.

ACT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops ACT Preparation Course begins today and will run through March 30. This course is for high school students preparing to take the ACT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-3550.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

BYU Devotional: Janie Penfield, associate athletic director at BYU, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byutv.org or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Acoustic Explosion: This is a free concert for BYU students featuring BYU students and their bands. Anyone is eligible to perform by submitting a demo tape to the Student Activities Board. It will be held at the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre at 7 p.m. Visit studentleadership.byu.edu for more information.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference: BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the City of Orem and BYU’s Division of Continuing Education will present the Seventh Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Conference from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center. Full conference tuition is $135 or $165 with college credit and includes lunch on both days. Single day tuition is $80 or $110 with college credit and includes lunch on that day. To register or to request a list of activities and guests, call BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-7589 or visit www.timpfest.org.

Saturday, Feb. 9

GMAT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops Graduate Management Admission Test Preparation Course will begin today and run through March 12. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the GMAT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-3550.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

CORRECTION: BYU Devotional: Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byutv.org or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Ping Pong Tournament: This is a free Ping Pong tournament for all BYU students. Spectators are welcome and the event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

BYU’s Got Talent: This auditioned event hosted by the Student Activities Board is based on the show “America’s Got Talent.” Judges comment and finalists are chosen for the BYU’s Got Talent Finale to be held at the end of the semester. The winner of the competition will receive a $100 gift card to the BYU Bookstore. The audition will be in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre at 7 p.m. More information is available at studentleadership.byu.edu.

Engineering & Technology Day: In honor of the 2013 National Engineering Week, the BYU Ira. A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host interactive exhibits, competitions and tours for middle school and high school students on campus from 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. These free events are open to the public. For a full schedule and updated details, visit et.byu.edu/news/inspiring-next-generation-engineers.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Power of Teaching Lecture: John Hilton III, an assistant professor of ancient scripture, will be the presenter at this final lecture for 2012-13 year. It will be held at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information, contact Roxanna Johnson, (801) 422-1922, roxanna_johnson@byu.edu

Department of Exercise Sciences Seminar: Jen Ohlson, CEO and founder, and Beth Kirkpatrick, director of education at Interactive Health Technologies, will present a seminar, “Revolutionary Technology for Exercise Prescription and Accountability,” at 11 a.m. in 271 Richards Building. This presentation will focus on the latest technology for giving instant feedback and documentation of exercise that has the potential to revolutionize the exercise prescription field.

Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture: Frank Fincham, an eminent family scholar and director of Florida State University’s Family Institute, will speak at the annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture on forgiveness in marriage and families. His address is titled, “’Till Lack of Forgiveness Doth Us Part: Forgiveness in Marriage,” and will be given at 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kim Reid, (801) 422-1320, kim_reid@byu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Ambassadorial Lecture: His Excellency Nuno Brito, Portuguese ambassador to the United States, will discuss “Portugal-U.S. Relations” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

BYU Goes Broadway: This is an auditioned event held by the Student Activities Board where students can perform one of their favorite Broadway songs individually or in a group. It will be held at the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. More information is available at studentleadership.byu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Dinner with a Principal: Prospective teachers have an opportunity to sit down with an experienced educator and discuss careers options. The dinner will be from 6:30–8 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Skyroom Restaurant. Tickets are $10 per person until Friday, Feb. 15, and $12 afterwards. Registration is available at mckayalumni.byu.edu/dinner. For more information, contact Roxanna Johnson, (801) 422-1922, roxanna_johnson@byu.edu

All Month

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to open again until fall 2013.

Dinosaur Exhibit: The BYU Museum of Paleontology, formerly the Earth Science Museum, was recently expanded to display most of its collection. Now with the new 5,000 square-foot addition, the museum features a replica of a 9-foot long triceratops skull from Montana, dinosaur bones found last summer near Moab, a Cretaceous period nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region during the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view them being prepared in the active laboratory. The museum, located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended “Family Night” hours Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

Planetarium Shows: The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium regularly offers Friday night shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society at 7 and 8 p.m. for $2 a person. The planetarium is located at N465 of the Eyring Science Center on campus, and tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures recently opened the exhibit titled “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about textile creation, a tradition that has carried on through the generations. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Stories from Around the World: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is now featuring a story time for toddlers and preschoolers every Friday at 11 a.m. during the school year. The program is free with new stories and a new culture each week. The museum is located on 700 North 100 East in Provo. Each week, folktales will help children to explore elements – like music, clothing and families – that cultures throughout the globe share. Children will hear the stories as they sit surrounded by artifacts that are held in the museum’s galleries. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Free Campus Tours: Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available for students, staff, faculty, prospective students, alumni and visitors weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. To set up a reservation, call (801) 422-4678 or visit unicomm.byu.edu/about/campusvisits.aspx.

Free Exhibit Tours: BYU’s “Education in Zion” exhibit in the Joseph F. Smith Building now offers daily tours Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. in addition to regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and extended hours on Monday and Wednesday until 9 p.m. Tours begin in the east-wing lobby on the main floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery traces the history of education in LDS culture and showcases art from local artists and BYU students. Visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzionfor more information. For large groups, call the gallery’s information desk at (801) 422-6519. The gallery recently opened a new exhibition showcasing some of the better-known politicians who have visited the university in the past.

Free Family History Classes: The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU offers free family history classes the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The classes begin at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The library’s family history resources and consultants are available from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on these Sundays. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, visit www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/Sunday-classes or call (801) 422-6200.

Free Study Help Workshops: The Career and Academic Success Center at BYU offers classes on test preparation, stress management and time management. Students can attend classes to improve their academic, career and life skills. All workshops are 50 minutes long and are held in 2590 Wilkinson Student Center. If you cannot attend at the scheduled times, there are one-on-one classes available. Call (801) 422-2689 or visi aso.byu.edu to schedule.

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