The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is displaying a new exhibit called "The Wild Sheep of the World." The "Nature's Art Show," featuring sculptures, paintings and drawings, will be on display until Friday, April 27.
Other current exhibits on display include "Ecosystem dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections" of vertebrate animals.
Please call (801) 378-5051 for more information. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus tanneri," the only display of a large, carnivorous Torvosaurus dinosaur in the world. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period, a 150-million-year old dinosaur egg and a preparation lab window showing museum personnel preparing fossils. Visitors may touch real fossils at the fossil touch table and see a unique Diceratops skull. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 378-3680.
The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo, Utah. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is featuring "Kachinas and the Hopi Worlds." The student-prepared exhibit deals with the Hopi Indian's oral traditions and legends connecting the Hopi culture to other southwestern cultures such as the Fremont, the Anasazi and the Casas Grandes. The museum is offering a Scout Activity patch that focuses on the artifacts and information concerning the exhibition. The exhibit will be on display until May 2001.
The museum is located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo.
The museum also offers tours and teaching kit programs. The teaching kits are provided as supplementary resources for teaching anthropology in Utah. The museum also offers volunteer opportunities. For more information, call (801) 378-6698.
The Utah Valley Regional Family History Center will hold Sunday library tours, Family Search orientation classes and genealogy classes for mature groups. The tours will be the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Sunday library hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. For more information, call (801) 378-6200.
Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays at the BYU Visitor's Center. Call (801) 378-4678.
Monday, April 2 to Tuesday April 3
BYU Conferences and Workshops is sponsoring Family Expo 2001 with the theme "A Proclamation to the World."
Speakers will include Elder F. Enzio Busche, emeritus member of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Chieko Okazaki, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ; Elder Glen Overton, an Area Authority Seventy; and BYU professor Barbara Lockhart.
For a complete schedule or to register for the conference, visit *~*http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwfamily/*~* or call (801) 378-4853. The fee for the conference is $60 for individuals and $95 for married couples.
Tuesday, April 3
J. Reuben Clark Law School professor W. Cole Durham Jr. will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
Wednesday, April 4
Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States Mohammed A. Abulhasan will speak as part of BYU's International Forum Series. Abulhasan's address will begin at noon in the first floor auditorium (room 1080) of the Harold B. Lee Library. He will speak about U.S. and Kuwaiti relations.
Wednesday, April 4 to Saturday, June 2
BYU Conferences and Workshops is sponsoring an LSAT prep course on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Each class will be four to five hours. The course fee is $495. To register on-line, visit *~*http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwprep/lsatprep.htm*~* or by phone, call (801) 378-4853.
Thursday, April 5 to Saturday, April 7
BYU's Marriott School will host the fourth annual Microenterprise Conference. The free conference--the largest of its kind--brings together educators, investors and representatives from non-governmental organizations involved in microenterprise throughout the world.
Large-group presentations and small action-oriented workshops are planned to help both experienced volunteers and interested newcomers get involved in various aspects of microenterprise.
For conference information and pre-registration, visit *~*http://www.microenterprise.byu.edu*~* or call (801 378-6690.
Saturday, April 7
BYU Women will host a closing social at noon in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center. Lunch will be served and "The Forty Fingers Piano Quartet" will perform. Prior registration is required. To register, contact Jean Smith at (801) 374-0686.
Tuesday, April 10
LaVell Edwards, Cougar football coach for 29 years, will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
Wednesday, April 11 Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University is featuring an exhibit--"Gutenberg: Man of the Millennium"--highlighting the first 50 years of printing from 1450 to 1500. The exhibit will be displayed until Sept. 15, 2001, and can be viewed during Special Collections regular hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and limited hours on Saturdays. For more information, call (801) 378-3514.
Thursday, April 19 The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute at Brigham Young University will host a lecture by a distinguished University of Arkansas history professor at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium (room 1080). Elliott West will give an address titled, "Early Mormonism: A Child's Eye View," focusing on the perspectives of young boys and girls in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 1830s and 40s. The public is welcome.
Saturday, April 21 to Saturday, May 26
BYU Conferences and Workshops is offering an ACT prep course every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the BYU Conference Center. The class fee is $250. To register, call (801) 378-4853 or visit *~*http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwprep/act.htm*~*. Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27 Congressman Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will receive honorary doctorates during April Commencement Exercises at BYU Thursday at 4 p.m. An honoree's reception will begin at 2 p.m. at the Museum of Art followed by the academic processional at 3:15 p.m.
A President's Reception for graduates and parents will be conducted Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Museum of Art. Individual college convocations will also be conducted Friday:
9 a.m.-David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Joseph Smith Auditorium; David O. McKay School of Education, Smith Fieldhouse; Fine Arts and Communications (Communications Department), de Jong Concert Hall; Marriott School, Marriott Center; and Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.
10:30 a.m.-Biology and Agriculture, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom; Engineering and Technology, Smith Fieldhouse; Fine Arts and Communications, de Jong Concert Hall; Humanities, Marriott Center; Nursing, Joseph Smith Auditorium.
1 p.m.-Family, Home and Social Sciences, Marriott Center; School of Social Work, Joseph Smith Building Auditorium; Health and Human Performance, Smith Fieldhouse; J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo Tabernacle.
Writer: Bryan Fife