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BYU hosts annual Campus Education Week Aug. 18-22

Elder Robert D. Hales to present Tuesday devotional address

Brigham Young University will host the 86th annual Campus Education Week, possibly the largest continuing education program of its type in the world, Monday through Friday, Aug. 18-22, at various locations across the BYU campus.

This year's program, themed "The Journey of Lifelong Learning," is co-sponsored by BYU. The program will offer more than 1,000 classes on everything from education, religion, family relations and genealogy to history, health, science, law and finance. Presenters will include 161 returning favorites from years past and 42 new presenters.

The campus-wide Education Week devotional on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11:10 a.m. will feature Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The devotional will take place in the Marriott Center and will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting networks.

While much of the program is designed for adults, anyone over the age of 14 may attend, as there will be more than 60 classes and a dance specifically intended for youth. Babies and young children are not permitted at the sessions.

Participants may register for the week, a day or just a few hours. Registration in advance by telephone, internet or mail before Aug. 15 is $56, and registration at-the-door is $66. Participants can also register for part-time or one day only. To register, visit or call the Education Week office at (801) 422-2087.

The Education Week entertainment will include three separate special performances available Tuesday through Friday. "Pride and Prejudice, A Musical" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall; "With Mine Own Hand: The Musical Account of Nephi" will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre; and "Silver Screen Serenade" will feature concert violinist and popular recording artist Jenny Oaks Baker at 7 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $12 for the performances. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit

Volunteer hosting opportunities will be available for anyone over the age of 18, and tuition fees are waived for those who participate. Hosts check name badges at doors, count the number of participants attending lectures, keep the flow of participants moving smoothly around campus and help uphold BYU's dress standards. For more information about volunteering, call (801) 422-8012.

Parking will be available around the LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Marriott Center and other areas designated on the map provided with the Education Week mailer, available on request. A shuttle service that runs throughout the duration of Education Week will drop off participants at designated locations on the mailer map, with preference given to seniors and the handicapped. Use of public transportation and carpooling is encouraged.

For more information, visit or call the Education Week office at (801) 422-2087.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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