BYU What's New Calendar for April 2004
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) 378-3680.
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 new waterfowl exhibit is now mounted in the center atrium of the museum, replacing the "Cats of the World" exhibit. The bi-annual Taxidermy Art Show and Competition will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery until Friday, April 9. The Cox wildlife display will be shown after the competition. Other exhibits on display are a new butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit to be introduced in April, "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 on 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 12. 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) 378-5051 for more information. The museum, located east 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 Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, is currently showcasing "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.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding ballroom dance, gymnastics and creative dance classes for young people, 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 http://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.
The Harold B. Lee Library is hosting a new exhibition titled "To Tell the Tale: Preserving the Lives of Mormon Women" in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections gallery in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. The exhibition displays artifacts such as diaries, letters, poetry, oral histories and photographs collected from Latter-day Saint women over the past 170 years. Sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections and Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, the exhibition will be on display until June 1. It is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Lee Library will again extend its evening hours to accommodate students during finals. From April 5 through April 20, the library will stay open until 2 a.m. except on Saturdays when it will close at midnight. Additional available services include computer lab 2260, the circulation desk and the new information commons on the third level. For more information, visit the library Web site at http://library.byu.edu or the library information desk.
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.
Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2
Brigham Young University will host the ninth annual Family Expo titled "With Joy Wend Your Way" at the BYU Conference Center on campus. The expo is designed to strengthen families. Speakers--including Truman G. and Ann N. Madsen, Randy L. Bott, Wendy L. Watson, Brent L. Top, Bruce A. Chadwick and Ardeth Kapp--will discuss topics such as temple and family, keeping an eternal perspective in marriage, family communication, conflict resolution and proper discipline for children. The expo will last each day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 1:30 p.m. For a complete schedule of events and registration information, visit the Web at http://familyexpo.byu.edu, or call (801) 378-8925.
Thursday, April 1
The Women's Research Institute is sponsoring a Women's Studies Book Club Luncheon on "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown from 11 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The discussion will be led by Camille Fronk, a BYU associate professor of ancient scripture. The luncheon is open to the public with the first 25 participants receiving a free lunch. For more information, contact Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.
Friday, April 2
The Utah Court of Appeals will hold hearings from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 303 Moot Court Room in the J. Reuben Clark Law Building. For more information, contact Landon Cowan at (801) 592-1568.
Tuesday, April 6
Claudia Clayton, an assistant teaching professor of psychology at BYU, will speak at a campus devotional Tuesday, April 6, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, April 11, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, April 18, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.
Thomas Jeier, a German writer specializing in the American West, will give the annual William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters lecture Tuesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the Brigham Young University campus. Jeier's lecture, sponsored by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU, is titled "Researching the New World: A European Writer Writes About the American West." Jeier has published more than 100 books, including several popular Western novels, two of which have been translated into English, and travel books on the American West.
Wednesday, April 7
The BYU Center for the Study of Europe will host a lecture by Brian Adam, a member of the Scottish Parliament, titled "Scotland: A Parliament Restored and a Democracy Found?" The lecture will be held at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, April 8
The J. Reuben Clark Law School will hold its changing of the guard reception at 11 a.m. in the third-floor foyer of the J. Reuben Clark Law Building. For more information, contact Landon Cowan at (801) 592-1568.
Saturday, April 10
Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes, a four-star general in the United States Army and commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will be the guest speaker at the annual military ball for the BYU Army ROTC members Saturday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom on the BYU campus. Army ROTC members and distinguished guests are invited to attend the ball, which serves as the closing social function of the year for the cadets. For more information, contact Jared Jensen at (801) 422-4931 or Noel Namauu at (801) 422-3063.
Tuesday, April 13
Frank Todd, the executive director of EcoCepts International, will receive the annual John Tanner Lectureship Award for his work in ornithology. He will deliver his lecture in the Tanner Auditorium of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at 7 p.m. with a reception preceding the lecture at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Wednesday, April 14
The BYU Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History is sponsoring a free public lecture titled "Public and Private: What Their Newspapers Reveal about Utah's Early Women Editors" at 7 p.m. in 1080 Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Sherilyn Cox Bennion, a professor emeritus from Humboldt State University, will deliver the lecture. For more information, contact Marilyn Parks at (801) 422-1594.
Thursday, April 15
The film classic "Oliver!" will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the first floor as part of the Special Collections Motion Picture Archives film series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and early arrival is recommended for this free event. The movie classic, a musical version of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," won five Oscars in 1968. The movie starred Mark Lester and Onna White.
Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23
BYU will host its annual April commencement activities. In conjunction with graduation, most campus offices will close at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The academic processional will leave the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building at 3:15 p.m. and commencement exercises will begin at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
On Friday, President Cecil O. Samuelson will host two receptions in the Museum of Art for graduates and parents. The first will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The second will be 4 to 5 p.m.
Convocation assignments for Friday are as follows.
At 8 a.m.:
Family, Home and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology) in the Marriott Center
School of Education in the Smith Fieldhouse
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies in the de Jong Concert Hall
Physical and Mathematical Sciences in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom At 11 a.m.:
Marriott School of Management in the Marriott Center
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology in the Smith Fieldhouse
Fine Arts and Communications (Visual Arts) in the de Jong Concert Hall
School of Family Life in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom
Nursing in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium At 2 p.m.:
Biology and Agriculture in the Marriott Center
Health and Human Performance in the Smith Fieldhouse
Fine Arts and Communications (School of Music, Music Dance Theatre and Theatre/Media Arts) in the de Jong Concert Hall
School of Social Work in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom
J. Reuben Clark Law School in the Provo Tabernacle At 5 p.m.:
Humanities in the Marriott Center
Fine Arts and Communications (Communications) in the de Jong Concert Hall Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30
BYU will host its annual Women's Conference on the BYU campus. The conference theme is "Finding Joy" and will feature presentations, service projects and celebrations. For a complete schedule as well as registration information, call (801) 422-9215, or visit the Web site at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwwomens/.
Writer: Thomas Grover