Brigham Young University
What's New Calendar
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. Other exhibits on display are "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. This month’s classes include: “Teeny Tiny Animals” on Feb. 7, “The Galapagos Islands” on Feb. 14, “Long Names” on Feb. 21 and “Footprints” on Feb. 28. 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, will host a one-day, free public seminar on the Pectol-Lee artifacts from the Capitol Reef area Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These Native American artifacts were privately collected in the early 20th century by the Pectol and Lee families and are currently on loan to the Museum for research and exhibition. The museum is also 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 during winter semester. For information regarding ballroom dance, gymnastics and creative dance classes for young people, please call (801) 378-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 378-4853. 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 to help with listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools, test preparation and tips on managing finances. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit them on the Web at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.
The Harold B. Lee Library is hosting the exhibit "Arrow in the Sun: A Tale of the Search for Meaning" by BYU visual arts student Andrew Kosorok. The nine stained glass windows are on display in the Periodicals Room on level 2. The story behind the artwork depicts the Pueblo Indian version of an ancient myth that has often been repeated in different forms by other Native American peoples, including the Incas and Aztecs, as well as in Korean and Norse traditions. The exhibition will be on display through March 31, 2004.
The Lee Library is also 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.
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.
Sunday, Feb. 1
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Church Education System (CES) fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Feb. 8, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 2
The deadline for the Writers' Portfolio Contest, open to full-time BYU undergraduates or graduate BYU students, is at 5 p.m. in 3146 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. A $500 prize will be awarded. For cover sheets or more information, students can come to the English department office in 3146 JKHB.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 3-4
A two-day course titled “Accounting and Finance for Nonfinancial Managers” will be offered by BYU Conferences and Workshops. For more information and to register, visit accountingandfinance.byu.edu or call (801) 378-4853. Course tuition may be paid through the Benefits Office for eligible university employees and spouses.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Elder John K. Carmack, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. 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, Feb. 8, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Feb. 15, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. Elder Carmack currently serves as managing director of the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church.
Ron Walsworth, a senior lecturer of physics at Harvard University, will discuss new manifestations of the rules of quantum mechanics with his lecture titled “The Story of ‘Stopped Light’” Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in W112 Ezra Taft Benson Building. Recent experiments by Walsworth, a senior researcher with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and others have shown that a pulse of light can be brought to a stop in a specially prepared cloud of atoms and then reaccelerated and released on command. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Documentary film producer and director Dodge Billingsley will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on "Iraq—One Year: Looking Back/Looking Forward," an account of his firsthand observations of the war in Iraq. Billingsley’s company, Combat Films and Research, released "Virgin Soldiers" in 2003, a documentary following the advance from Kuwait to Baghdad of a Marine squad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The International Forum Series lecture, sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, is free and open to the public.
The J. Reuben Clark Law School will host “The Spirit and the Law” lecture series at 5 p.m. in the J. Reuben Clark Law Building reading room.
Friday, Feb. 6
The School of Family Life at BYU will host a family outreach conference in the Wilkinson Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference theme is “Share and Defend” and the public is invited to attend. Registration is required. The cost of the conference is $35 and includes lunch and materials. Students can attend free of charge, with an optional charge of $5 for lunch. Interested persons can register at the conference, online at www.family/outreach.com or by visiting the School of Family Life office in 380 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. For more information, call LaRita Johnson at (801) 422-9094.
The J. Reuben Clark Law School will host a church autonomy conference Feb. 6 and 7. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with a concluding dinner at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the conference will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the J. Reuben Clark Law School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marriott School of Management at BYU will host the inaugural Insyte, a half-day conference for information systems and technology executives. The conference will provide educational and networking activities in a vendor-free setting. Chief information officers, chief technical officers and information technology officers and managers are invited to attend. Registration is $129 and includes lunch and dinner. The conference keynote address will begin at 12:30 p.m. in 710 N. Eldon Tanner Building. A complete schedule and registration can be found online at insyte.byu.edu, or call (801) 422-3247 for more information.
The English Department will sponsor four readings in the Harold B. Lee Library during February. The readers in the series include Claudia Rankine on Feb. 6, Dean Young on Feb. 11, Marilynne Robinson on Feb. 20 and Helen Jones on Feb. 27. All readings will take place at noon in the Lee Library auditorium.
Monday, Feb. 9
This is the last day to drop a class while receiving a W.
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Elder F. Melvin Hammond, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a campus devotional Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University 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, Feb. 15, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Feb. 22, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12
Lloyd V. Owen, president of the Provo Missionary Training Center, will speak at the BYU Mission Prep Club seminar at 11 a.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.
Friday, Feb. 13
The deadline for the 2004 Academy of American Poets prize, BYU chapter, is 5 p.m. in the English Department office, 3146 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. The prize is open to all BYU undergraduate and graduate students who are full-time fall or winter semester. For more information or a cover sheet, visit the English department office.
Monday, Feb. 16
The President’s Day holiday will be observed and no classes will be held. Tuesday, Feb. 17, will be Monday classes.
Thursday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 26
Women’s Services and Resources at BYU will host a relationship lecture series at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center. Bruce Chadwick, a professor of sociology at BYU, will speak Feb. 19 and Tracy Lawrence will speak Feb. 26.
Monday, Feb. 23-Friday, Feb. 27
The Communications Department at BYU will host its second annual Communications Week on campus. Keynote addresses will be given by professionals in the communications field, including Jane Clayson of CBS News, Kevin Kelly of Ogilvy & Mather in New York and Fernando Vivanco of the Boeing Corporation. Kevin Stoker, an assistant professor of communications at BYU, will also give the department's annual Beckham Lecture. All events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events and details, visit the department Web site at http://cfac.byu.edu/communications, or call (801) 422-2997.
Monday, Feb. 23-Friday, Feb. 27
Women’s Services and Resources at BYU is hosting an Eating Disorders Awareness Week. An awareness conference titled “What Every Body Needs” will be held Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center. Various lectures about self-acceptance, relationships, the media, proper eating and exercise and how to talk to and support people with eating disorders are scheduled. For more information, contact Elizabeth Rotz at 422-6222 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 24
Craig Jessop, musical director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum 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, Feb. 29, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 26
The first day of Second Block, winter semester, begins.
Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" will speak at a BYU Mission Prep Club seminar at 11 a.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.
“His Girl Friday” 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 is based on the Hecht-MacArthur play “The Front Page” and stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
Friday, Feb. 27
Elder John H. Groberg of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the fireside speaker at the annual Winter Semester 2004 BYU Family History fireside at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. His talk is titled “Family: The Eternal Perspective.”
Saturday, Feb. 28
The BYU Emeriti Alumni Association will recognize 10 alumni with the 2004 Emeriti Alumni Special Recognition Award at 10:30 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. The award recognizes significant contributions in areas such as family, church, community and profession. A free reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. Following the reception, the Emeriti Alumni Awards celebration will start at 11:45 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Luncheon tickets are $12.50 per person and can be ordered by calling Todd Hendricks at (801) 422-7621. The honorees include Joan Seymour Hamblin, Dwaine M. Hatch, Ray C. Hillam, Malan R. Jackson, Barbara W. Lewis, Lloyd Dee Paulsen, Catherine Barton Pedersen, Bill Jordan Pope, Ralph L. Rollins and Boyd W. Winterton.
Writer: Thomas Grover