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BYU Education Week Set for August 15-19

For five days in August (Monday-Friday, August 15-19), BYU professors, LDS seminary and institute instructors, and experts from a variety of fields will teach 1,000 classes on topics such as marriage and family, communication, health, history, finance, personal development and a wide variety of gospel subjects at BYU's Campus Education Week , one of the largest continuing education programs in the country.

"Assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life," the theme for this year, is taken from the opening sentence of the BYU Mission Statement. Classes will focus on strengthening, increasing knowledge and helping attendees to bless the lives of others.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the Education Week Devotional on Tuesday, August 16, at 11:10 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional is free and open to the public.

Information on class schedules, registration and fees, day and overnight parking, shuttles, and more is available at  educationweek.byu.edu . Registration is now available. On-site registration will be available at the Marriott Center and in the Wilkinson Student Center. Registration is available for the week, a day, or individual mornings, afternoons, or evenings.

Youth Classes and Dance: Education Week features 45 classes specifically for youth ages 14-18. Youth can also attend the Education Week dance held on Thursday evening at the south-end concourse of LaVell Edwards Stadium. Admission to the dance is $5 and must be paid in advance.

Legal Education Credit: The J. Reuben Clark Law Society and Campus Education Week will host classes eligible for continuing legal education credit. Participants must check with their respective state bars for verification that the classes will be accepted as CLE credit.

Registration

  • Pricing: $18-76. Partial day (morning, afternoon, evening), full day, senior and full week tuition options available. Children under the age of 14 (including infants) will not be admitted.
  • Online:  educationweek.byu.edu  (online registration closes August 13)
  • By Phone: Call 877.221.6716 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • In Person/By Mail: BYU Harman Continuing Education Building (120 HCEB, 770 E. University Pkwy, Provo, UT 84602), weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • On the days of the conference:
    • Monday, Aug. 15: from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the northeast concourse of the Marriott Center and in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court.
    • Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 16-19: from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Wilkinson Student Center, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marriott Center.

Volunteer in Exchange for Registration: During Campus Education Week, 600 volunteers are typically needed to serve as hosting staff. Volunteers serve a shift of 3 hours and 45 minutes each day, Tuesday-Friday, in an assigned room and building. Volunteers receive a complimentary Monday-Friday registration in exchange for their service. Volunteer registration is available online: edweek.byu.edu/volunteer .

Evening Performances: Education Week participants have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend three arts performances at the BYU Harris Fine Arts Center on Tuesday through Friday evenings. 

Performance tickets are $12 each and are on sale now at the BYU Ticket Office at 801-422-2981 or online at  byutickets.com . The general public is welcome to purchase tickets to any of the performances without registering for Education Week.

  • South Pacific is one of the greatest musicals of the 20th century. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The show comes alive through well-known songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, including Some Enchanted EveningI'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My HairHappy TalkBali Ha'iYounger than Springtime and I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy. This is an entertaining story of love, loss, happiness and the eventual triumph over cultural prejudice in this SCERA production, directed by Jerry Elison.
  • The Nashville Tribute Band brings together amazing artists and musicians who use their talent to testify of the Savior, the restoration of the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the sacrifices of pioneers and the blessings of missionary work. Award-winning songwriter and Nashville record producer Jason Deere regularly invites a revolving cast of talented artists and musicians to join him in touring the world and performing the stories and songs from their tribute albums. Deere will be joined by Dan Truman (of the Grammy Award-winning group Diamond Rio), and Matt Lopez, Tim Gates and Brad Hull of the country band Due West. They will present an evening of music and inspiration you do not want to miss!
  • Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four will present an evening of exhilarating music, featuring popular, inspirational, soul-filling and stirring songs. Joining them is guest artist Daron Bradford on woodwinds. They will perform A Whole New WorldOde to Joy, O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, Nessun DormaAbide with MeKashmirCopland MedleyAmazing GraceFar and AwayScarborough FairTale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast, Love Is Spoken Here, Paul McCartney’s Yesterday, and more. You are sure to enjoy this fabulous evening of entertainment!

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