Wednesday through Saturday, June 1-4
Brigham Young University’s School of Music will present the popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera “The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty,” in the de Jong Concert Hall on BYU campus. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801)422-4322.
Tuesday, June 7
Ron Terry, professor of chemical engineering at Brigham Young University, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1) and BYU Radio, as well as on campus in the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, June 9
The BYU Spring Orchestra under the direction of Kory Katseanes will perform works by American composers at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Friday, June 10
The Brigham Young University Spring Chorale directed by Rosalind Hall will present “Evening Song” in the Provo Tabernacle on the corner of University Avenue and 100 S. in Provo. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The choir will sing sacred music from George Dyson, Oskar Ahnfelt and other composers.
Friday, June 10
Brigham Young University will host the 7th annual Utah Educational Law Institute. This conference will offer students, teachers and faculty a background in current educational laws. For more information, visit education.byu.edu/edlf/ferrin/edlawconfkey.html.
Sunday, June 12-18
The Brigham Young University School of Music is hosting a Young Musicians’ Summer Festival, a workshop for young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14-18 seeking a challenging and enriching musical experience. Instruction will be given in more than 20 instruments, including voice. Musical styles will include classical, big band, jazz and blues. instruction will be offered in both intermediate and advanced levels. For more information call (801 )422-9215.
Monday, June 13-17
The English Department and the Division of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University is hosting its sixth annual Writing Workshop for Young Readers. The workshop is four hours a day for five days. Each participant will focus on a single market: picture books, fiction (novels), fantasy and more. For more information contact Chris Crowe at (801) 422-3429 or go online at wfyr.byu.edu.
Thursday, June 16 and 17
The Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling in the McKay School of Education and the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership are sponsoring the “Literacy Across the Content and Middle School Conference.” The event is facilitated by the CITES Professional Development Academy and targets middle school and secondary school educators. For more information contact Roxanna Johnson at (801)422-1922.
Monday, June 20 and Monday, June 27
Brigham Young University’s new head coach Bronco Mendenhall and the Cougar football staff is offering a youth football camp Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, and another from Monday, June 27, through Thursday, June 30, where participants will experience instruction with an emphasis on sound fundamentals in order to help avoid injuries and reach new heights of football potential. For more information, call (801) 422-7589.
Tuesday, June 21
Hal Heaton, professor of business management at Brigham Young University, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1) and BYU Radio as well as on campus in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, June 23
The Health Science Department at Brigham Young University is offering a driver education class for both foreign and domestic students who have never been licensed. The program is less expensive than other similar programs and offers significantly more driving hours. For more information, contact Jenifer at (801) 422-4854.
Tuesday, June 22 through Friday, June 25
Brigham Young University and the United Spirit Association are hosting the first high school cheerleading camp. The workshop package includes instruction, lunches, dinners and camp novelties. The workshop package with campus housing has the same services with the inclusion of housing. To register, call (801) 422-7589.
Tuesday, June 28
Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1) and BYU Radio, as well as on campus in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting .org.
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Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition this semester titled, "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library, and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. 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. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants is being exhibited as part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A life-size African elephant is currently on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display are a new butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections" of vertebrate animals. Gallery shows for the public featuring reptiles are conducted Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Children's story time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information. The museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is starting up, there summer youth program, “Wildlife Adventures,” with a new season of “Saturday Safari” programs. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection will be put on display in the third floor exhibit gallery.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, has a new exhibit titled "Rise up from Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi." The exhibit features artifacts made and used by the Western Anasazi, a branch of ancestral Pueblo people who lived near Kanab, Utah. It will be on display until April 2006. Also on display is "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America and South America and to the isles of the Pacific. The museum offers tours and teaching kit programs as well. The teaching kits are provided as supplementary resources for teaching anthropology in Utah. The museum also offers volunteer opportunities. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020.
The BYU Astronomical Society now offers public shows each Friday night. The cost is $2 a person and the event is open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule visit: planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offer a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, scholars' academy and mothers-and-daughters camps, please call (801) 422-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 422-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at ce.byu.edu/cw.
The Counseling and Career Center at BYU offers workshops in choosing a major and career, financial management, listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools and test preparation. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit the Web site at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.
At the BYU Museum of Art:
A new exhibition is the “Disenchanted Forest: Contemporary Art by Johnston Foster,” on view from April 19 through Sept. 3, 2005, and consists of seven sculptures — six of which are equipped with animatronics — made from everyday objects. Through these sculptures, Foster explores the often mistrustful and sometimes hostile relationship between man and nature. In “Reason Belongs in the Wilderness” (2003-2004), Foster demonstrates the collision of the natural and man-made worlds through a raccoon’s struggle to free his entangled kite from an elaborate chandelier.
Other free exhibits now on display at the museum include"150 Years of American Painting," a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites including Mahonri Young. The exhibit will be displayed until June 2005.
"Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, part of the museum’s permanent collection, is on display in the main lobby area, along with other recent acquisitions to the museum collection.
Every Monday night in the Museum of Art auditorium there will be storytelling for all ages. The Artful Tales program is free and gives two 35-minute presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 7 p.m. presentation is geared toward families from the community and the 8 p.m. presentation is geared toward university students. The goal of this program is to help people develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.
Writer: James McCoy