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What's New at BYU for February 2014

Monday, Feb. 3

University Devotional: Tickets for the Annual Passover Seder Services at BYU are now on sale in 271 Joseph Smith Building on the south end of campus. Services are scheduled for March 14, 21, 28 and April 11 in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center, except for the March 14 service, which will be in 3280/3290 WSC. The services will all begin at 6:30 p.m. and end around 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 for the public and $20 for current BYU students, faculty and staff. For more information, call the Passover tipline at (801) 422-8325 or Patty Smith at (801) 422-3611.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

University Devotional: Elder Anthony D. Perkins, of the First Quorum of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the campus 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 information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Screening of “The Queen of Versailles”: Sponsored by Canon, award-winning documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield will visit BYU to screen her film “The Queen of Versailles,” rated PG. Greenfield will screen her documentary, followed by a question-and-answer session, at 7:30 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Greenfield was awarded the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award for the film.

Acoustic Explosion: This is the second Acoustic Explosion of the semester. If you're interested in performing, email a demo to the Student Activities Board at studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu, or come to their office (3400 WSC) for a live demo. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wall in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

University Devotional: Suzanne Julian of the Harold B. Lee Library will speak at the campus 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 information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

New Exhibit at Education in Zion Gallery: The Education in Zion exhibit in the Joseph F. Smith Building will host a grand opening for its new exhibition, “Do Good Better,” at 4 p.m. Created by BYU's Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, “Do Good Better” aims to teach students how to use their unique skills and talents to better serve others. To preregister and be eligible for a prize of TEDxBYU tickets, visit educationinzion.byu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Marjorie Pay Hinckley 10th Anniversary Lecture: Brad Bushman from the Ohio State University will present a lecture titled “Is Violent Media ‘Just Entertainment?’” The event is free and is in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://fhssmagazine.byu.edu/News/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=12.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Second Round of BYU’s Got Talent: If you're interested in performing, email the Student Activities Board at studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu for more information. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. The top 3 performers will receive Jamba Juice and move on to the Finale in April to compete for $100, $50 and $25 gift cards to the BYU bookstore.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

University Forum: Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will speak at the campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived forums and devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

All Month

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to reopen until Spring 2014.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times: The Leonardo, a contemporary museum located in downtown Salt Lake City, is offering BYU students, faculty and staff a $10 discounted ticket price, half the original student price, for “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times,” containing what has been called the most significant archaeological find of the last century, from now until April 27. The exhibit includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered by a shepherd in 1947, the Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible. For more information, contact The Leonardo at (801) 531-9800 or visit www.theleonardo.org/exhibits/discover/dead-sea-scrolls-life-and-faith-ancient-times.

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. Tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. The planetarium is located at N465 of the Eyring Science Center on campus. For more information and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures 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 – such as 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/educationinzion for 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. 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 visit aso.byu.edu to schedule.

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