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Events at BYU - April 2014

Tuesday, April 1

University Devotional: Larry Walters of the Romney Institute of Public Management, 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, April 2

Civic Engagement Workshop with Elizabeth Smart: Elizabeth Smart will be giving the keynote address at 8:30 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information visit https://civicengagement.byu.edu/Pages/Upcoming-Events.aspx.

Thursday, April 3

Mechanical Engineering Capstone End-of-Year Final Presentations and Project Fair: The Capstone Project Fair is an opportunity for Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Technology students to present work performed on year-long industry sponsored projects. The fair will run from 1-3 p.m. in the WSC ballroom.

Friday, April 4

Utah Council on Family Relations: The theme this year is “Transitions in Family Life.” The annual conference is organized by the Utah Council on Family Relations and consists of scholarly poster and paper presentations. For more information, visit http://utcfr.weebly.com/.

Sunday, April 6

Premiere of Granite Flats Season 2: The second season of BYUtv’s first original scripted series debuts at 9 and 10 p.m. ET (7 and 8 p.m. MT). The first season can be found on byutv.org in its entirety. Granite Flats is the network’s first scripted series, and has been a massive undertaking. It’s the next big thing for BYUtv and marks a change of course as the station focuses less on BYU internally and more on reaching out to, and meeting the needs of, a national audience. With Granite Flats, BYUtv is trying to fill a decade-long void of this kind of programming — the type of show that the whole family can sit around the TV and enjoy together.

Monday, April 7 - Friday, April 11

Sci-Fi and Fantasy BYU Writing Camp: At BYU’s Sci–Fi and Fantasy Writing Camp, the pen is mightier than the lightsaber! The five-day camp is geared toward young science fiction or fantasy writers interested in learning skills and techniques for their epic writing voyage. Students will learn how to develop ideas and characters, hone their voice, practice pacing and dream up dialogue to bring their written worlds to life. In writing circles, students will foster professional relationships with other young writers and learn to give and receive constructive feedback. Visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/scifi.php for more information or call 801-422-7589. 

Tuesday, April 8

University Devotional: The University Devotional Music Assembly will take place at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will not be broadcast.

Wednesday, April 9

Brigham’s Yard Sale: Clean out your closet, find some friends to join you and schedule a booth at the WSC info desk for $5. Or just come and get some cool stuff! From 5-7 p.m. in the Wilk Terrace.

Thursday, April 10

BYU Ballard Center Expert Series: “Necessity Entrepreneurs” Book Release by Dr. Jeremi Brewer, at 5:30 p.m. in room 710 of the Tanner Building. Come learn about necessity entrepreneurs, individuals who have no other viable option for licit income than to start a small income generating activity, and how individuals can increase their success with getting out of poverty. Brewer will also have a special announcement for attendees. For more information and to preregister please visit ballardexpert.byu.edu.

Friday and Saturday, April 11-12

Nothing but the Hits: Humor U, BYU's stand-up comedy club, closes out the school year with their annual "Best-Of" show, where they revisit their funniest jokes of all-time! Tickets cost just $5 and go on sale at the Wilk Info Desk on April 7. Performances start at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. both nights in the Maeser Auditorium. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/662174987156907/.

Saturdays, Starting April 12

ACT Prep Course: Prepare for your exam with BYU's top quality test preparation programs. The program runs from April 12 through June 14. For more information, visit testprep.byu.edu or call 801-422-3550.

Monday, April 14

FHE at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is hosting FHE with two sessions at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Take a tour of the exhibits and get a chance to explore your crafty side. Scavenger hunts and other games will be sure to challenge all members of the family. Reservations are required. A $5 fee for groups sized 15 and smaller, and $10 for groups with 16 or more, is requested.

Thursday, April 24

Commencement: Elder Craig A. Cardon of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the speaker and presiding authority at the Brigham Young University April 2014 Commencement ceremonies at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The exercises will be broadcast live on BYUtv, KBYU-TV Channel 11, BYU Radio, Classical 89 KBYU-FM and byutv.org. For additional information and updates, visit graduation.byu.edu.

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