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BYU hosts annual Campus Education Week Aug. 15-19

Since 1922, Brigham Young University’s Campus Education Week has been one of the most unique programs for adult education in America. This year’s event, themed “That All May be Edified,” will take place Monday through Friday, Aug. 15‒19, at various locations across campus. 

The event features more than 1,000 classes addressing topics such as education, religion, marriage and family, genealogy, health, history and many more.

Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be this year’s Education Week devotional speaker Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional is free and open to the public.

Campus Education Week classes, taught by more than 200 presenters, will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Classes end at 4:05 p.m. on Monday and at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The program is designed primarily for adults, although anyone age 14 and older may attend. Children under the age of 14 and individuals with infants will not be admitted. Information on class schedules, registration and fees, day and overnight parking, shuttles or other details is available at educationweek.byu.edu.

During Campus Education Week, typically 500 to 600 volunteers are needed to serve as hosting staff. All hosting positions for the 2011 Campus Education Week program are currently full, but those interested can call (801) 422-6214 to be put on a volunteer waiting list.

“Those attending Education Week are able to have a BYU experience and come away with ideas that will bless their lives,” said Bruce Payne, program administrator for Campus Education Week. “The theme serves as an invitation to us to seek inspiration and personal growth so that others can in turn be edified by the things we learn.”

Education Week will also include three fine arts performances at the Harris Fine Arts Center Wednesday through Friday evenings:

• “Rejoice: An Evening of Music and Inspiration” will feature many favorite LDS artists at 7 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Artists will include Cherie Call, Dan Beck, Jessie Clark Funk, Sam Payne, April Moriarty, Todd McCabe, Ryan Tilby and April Meservy.

• BYU will host the SCERA Center for the Arts’ production of “Aida” at 7 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. One of the most popular contemporary musicals, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is an epic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier.

• “Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Magical Music of Walt Disney” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Concert violinist and popular recording artist Jenny Oaks Baker will perform such Disney classics as “Mary Poppins Suite,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “Once Upon a Dream” and many other favorites.

Tickets are $12 for all performances and are on sale now at the Harris Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com. The general public is welcome to attend any of the fine arts events without Education Week registration.

There will also be a youth dance Thursday, Aug. 18, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the south end concourse of LaVell Edwards Stadium. Young men and women are encouraged to dress in their Sunday best.

Campus Education Week is co-sponsored by BYU and the LDS Church Educational System. For more information, visit educationweek.byu.edu or call the Education Week office at (801) 422-2087.

Follow BYU events on Twitter: @BYUcalendar

Writer: Mel Gardner

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