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What's New at BYU for January 2014

Monday, Jan. 6

Youth DanceSport Team Class: To participate in this program, children must first audition and be cleared by the director. Please call the Ballroom Dance Office for more information (801) 422-7589. More information is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/youth_dancesport.php. The program runs from Jan. 6 to Mar. 12.

Children and Teens’ Creative Dance: Participants in the program will receive training in dance technique to develop flexibility, coordination, strength, physical awareness and body control. Students will learn through movement the basics of rhythm, participate in problem solving, create innovative compositions and develop excellent performance skills. More information is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/children_creative.php. The program runs from Jan. 6 to May 17.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

University Devotional: President Cecil O. and Sister Sharon Samuelson 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.

Adult Religion Classes - Winter: This program hosted by BYU Continuing Education features an LDS Institute curriculum focused primarily on the LDS canon of scripture (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price) and Latter-day Saint Church history and doctrine. The classes are designed exclusively for adults and are held at selected LDS Institutes and/or meetinghouses. Course length varies from 10 to 17 weeks (with classes meeting once a week). More information is available at ce.byu.edu/arc/.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

University Devotional: Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of 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, Jan. 15

Acoustic Explosion: If you're a student interested in performing, email a demo to the Student Activities Board at studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu, or come to the 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.

New Horizons Orchestra : The BYU New Horizons Orchestra was established in 2003 to create an opportunity for adults—and especially for senior adults—to begin study of a musical instrument. It serves as an "entry point" into instrumental music education for people who have never played before, and a "re-entry" point for those who may have been away from music making for many years. It also serves as a laboratory teaching setting for BYU music education students, and a vehicle for identifying and studying the ways music can affect family life. Visit ce.byu.edu/cw/newhorizons/ for more information. The winter program runs from Jan. 15 to April 17.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Office Professionals Brown Bag Lunch: This month’s OPAC brown bag guest speaker will be Lloyd D. Newell, announcer and writer for Music and the Spoken Word. His topic will be “Do Well Thy Part.” He will speak at noon in 3220 WSC. All BYU office professionals are welcome.     

Monday, Jan. 20

Community Outreach Day: To commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., representatives from BYU, UVU and United Way have worked together for this event, which includes food, service projects, a devotional and the Walk of Life. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. For more information, contact the program directors at communityoutreachday@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

University Devotional: Jonathan Sandberg of the School of Family Life faculty 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, Jan. 22

BYU’s Got Talent: If you're a student 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.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Free Retirement Planning Course for Faculty and Staff: A finance class, “Planning for Financial Security in Retirement,” will be offered free to BYU full-time employees and their spouses during winter semester 2013. Online registration is available at financialplanning.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925. Class begins Jan. 24 and continues for six weeks on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in 260 TNRB. The course is presented twice a year by Scott Marsh, a financial planner and part-time faculty member in the Marriott School of Management. It will cover investing, mortgages, debt, successful financial strategies, BYU’s planning options, estate planning, America’s financial future and other important topics. For more information, contact Sharon Meyers at (801) 422-6701.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Prep Courses: Prep courses offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the national DAT, MCAT, PCAT, LSAT and OAT exams will run throughout winter semester. More information about registration and class times is available at testprep.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

University Forum: Andrea Thomas, senior vice president of sustainability for Walmart, 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 speeches are available at speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Ping Pong Tournament: This event will have a beginning, intermediate and advanced bracket. Email the Student Activities Board at studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu to sign up. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace.

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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