October What's New Calendar
Brigham Young University
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, Utah. 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 will be exhibited as a part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. Other exhibits on display are "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent," "Cats of the World" 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 program at the museum tailored to children between ages five 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 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, South America and into the isles of the Pacific. The museum also offers tours and teaching kit programs. 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.
Conferences and Workshops offers a number of fall programs for adults, youth and children. For information on the Taggart Symposium, which will be held Oct. 10 and 11, call 378-4853. Information about the Education Law Institute on Oct. 20 is available at 378-2568. 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 http://ce.byu.edu/cw .
The Counseling and Career Center at Brigham Young University offers workshops to help with listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools, test preparation and tips with managing finances. For more information on these and other workshops offered, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit them on the Web at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.
The BYU Bookstore is sponsoring a number of sales and promotions in October. The sales include:
- Fall Conference Sale, Oct. 1-11
- Homecoming Sale, Oct. 6-11
- Special Homecoming Hours on Oct 9, open until 7 p.m.
- Creepy Cash, Oct 20-31
Also, the bookstore is currently remodeling a section of the main level to include a Wells Fargo full-service branch. The branch will be completed in mid-November.
Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Career Placement Services at Brigham Young University will sponsor the Fall 2003 Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. More than 100 employers from business, financial, technical, government and nonprofit sectors have registered for the fair. The Career Fair is open to all students as well as BYU alumni. In order to help students prepare, CPS offers special workshops on resumes, letter-writing and interviewing to help students better prepare for the career fair. For more information, call (801) 378-3000, visit 2410 Wilkinson Student Center or log on to the eRecruiting student database under Route Y.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Eric A. Hyer, associate professor of political science at BYU and an expert on the People's Republic of China, will address the topic "American Perspectives on U.S.-China Relations" at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building as part of the International Forum Lecture Series. Hyer serves as BYU's Special Country Focus liaison for China. The series is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
College Democrats and Republicans will sponsor a roundtable discussion on America's continued presence in Iraq at 7:30 p.m. in 2104 Jesse Knight Humanities Building. Four professors from the political science department representing different viewpoints will comprise the panel.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2 and Oct. 3
The Division of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University is sponsoring the annual "Families Under Fire" conference at the Conference Center on the BYU campus. The theme of this year's conference is "Off to the Rescue We'll Hasten, Bringing Them Back to the Fold." The conference, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, is open to everyone. The fee for the conference is $60 for one person and $95 for a couple. BYU faculty and staff members and their spouses may register for free. Those interested in registering can call (801) 378-8925 or go online at http://familiesunderfire.byu.edu . A complete list of speakers and the schedule are available online as well.
Thursday, Oct. 2
"E la nave va" will be shown in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 5 p.m. as part of the French and Italian Film Series sponsored by the library. Admission is free. E-mail Richard Hacken at Richard_hacken@byu.edu for more information.
Friday, Oct. 3
Kristen Randle, a BYU graduate and former English teacher, will be the featured author at the weekly English Department Reading Series in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at noon. Her honors include the American Library Association's Best Books list, the Michigan Library Association's Best Book of the Year for 1996 and Booklist Top Ten Pick of the Year.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 11
The theme for Homecoming this year is "Never Stand Still." Activities for the week begin Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center when a sampling of the Homecoming Spectacular features the Young Ambassadors, Ballroom Dance Company and advanced tap dancers in a medley of "Rosie the Riveter," "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Sing, Sing, Sing." The event will also include President and Sister Samuelson, the Cougar Marching Band, the student Brimhall essay winner and a video presentation of 6th BYU president Howard S. McDonald. Following the ceremonies, the band will lead students to Brigham Square for the BYUSA Homecoming kickoff and food from the Barbecue Club.
Other scheduled Homecoming activities include:
- Hike and light the "Y," Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Wilkinson Student Center in front of Jamba Juice.
- BYUSA Homecoming activities on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at noon in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace.
- The Homecoming Baby Pageant will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace.
- College Honored Alumni Lecture series will be held at 11 a.m. in various locations around campus.
- Homecoming reunions will be held Friday and Saturday in various locations around town.
- The Big Band Alumni Dinner will be held Friday at 5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.
- Synthesis and the Young Ambassadors will perform as part of the Homecoming Spectacular Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Tickets are available through the Marriott Center Box Office at (801) 378-2981. Prices are $11 and $12 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for groups of 20 or more.
- Homecoming dances will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in various locations.
- The Kid's Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K Cougar Run starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the BYU track south of LaVell Edwards Stadium.
- The Homecoming Pancake Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday in the following locations: the Maeser stairs, the Creamery on 9th, the Sinclair Station on the southeast corner of campus and the Botany Pond.
- The Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Marriott Center east parking lot.
- The annual True Blue football game will start at 1 p.m. Saturday on Helaman Field.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
"Tortilla Soup" will be shown in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 5 p.m. as part of the library's Hispanic Film Series. The movie is about a veteran chef who is slowly losing his sense of taste while his three daughters choose different career paths.
Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-11
The J. Reuben Clark Law School Alumni Association will be hosting fall alumni weekend festivities. Board meetings will take place on Thursday and other festivities begin Thursday and run through Saturday. For more information, contact the law school at (801) 378-4274.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Connie Lamb, anthropology librarian at the Lee Library, will give a lecture titled "BYU's Womens Manuscript Collections" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower as part of the Women's Colloquium Lecture Series. The colloquium is a forum for intellectual development among students, faculty and others interested in listening to research on women's studies.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Gary P. Williams, the featured speaker at the Marriott School of Management's Homecoming Honored Alumni Lecture Series, will speak about "The Integrity of the Ascent" at 11 a.m. in 151 Tanner Building. For other alumni lectures, visit http://alumni.byu.edu .
Friday, Oct. 10
Humorous readings will be the featured presentation at the weekly English Department Reading Series in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at noon.
Friday, Oct. 10
Donny Osmond will be the keynote speaker at the Rollins Center for eBusiness semi-annual eBusiness Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tanner Building. This semester's event, "eBusiness for Everyone," provides students, faculty and friends of the university with the opportunity to make new contacts and learn more about current issues and job opportunities in eBusiness. For more information, contact Karen Oyler at email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Bart J. Kowallis, professor of geology, will speak at a BYU devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and at byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Oct. 19, at 6 a.m. on KBYU-TV, on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17
Filmmaker Richard Dutcher will read some of his writings at the weekly English Department Reading Series in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at noon.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Bishop Keith B. McMullin, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a BYU devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and at byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Oct. 26, at 6 a.m. on KBYU-TV, on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23
J. Michael Farmer, assistant professor of history at BYU, will speak about "Women in China's Period of Disunion" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower as part of the Women's Colloquium Lecture Series. The colloquium is forum for intellectual development among students, faculty and others interested in listening to research on women's studies.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Alan J. Hawkins, a family life and home economics education professor, will give the 39th annual Virginia Cutler Lecture at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The lecture, sponsored by the School of Family Life and the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, is titled "A Marriage Educator's Musings from Near (Utah County) and Far (Washington, D.C.)." For more information on the lecture, call Larita Johnson at 422-9094.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25
The 32nd annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium will be held on the BYU campus. The theme of this year's symposium is titled "The Fullness of the Gospel: Foundational Teachings from the Book of Mormon." Sheri L. Dew, president and chief executive officer of Deseret Book Company, and Robert J. Matthews, former dean of Religious Education at BYU, will be the featured speakers. Friday's sessions are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday's are from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. For more information, call 378-4853.
Friday, Oct. 24
Gina Clark, a part-time instructor at BYU, and author Scott Hatch will share their work at the weekly English Department Reading Series in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at noon. Clark has received an honorable mention in the "Atlantic Monthly Poetry Competition" and second place in the Utah Arts Council Poetry Contest. Hatch received first prize in the 2002 Utah Arts Council Poetry Competition and placed second in the last two Utah Arts Council book-length poetry competitions.
Friday, Oct. 24
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections will host a conference titled "The Gentle Madness of Book Collecting" in 1130 Harold B. Lee Library. Speakers will include administrators and curators of the department. Featured activities will include small group seminars with hands-on opportunities; interaction with book collectors, curators, and conservators; and behind-the-scenes tours of the special collection vaults. The title of the conference comes from a 1995 book by Nicholas Basbanes about bibliophiles and bibliomania. To register, call (801) 378-2568 or register online at
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Tuesday, Oct. 28
Brent Strong, professor of manufacturing technology and holder of the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award (BYU's most prestigious faculty award), will speak at a BYU forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and at byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 2, at 6 a.m. on KBYU-TV, on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Ron Carlson, a professor of English at Arizona State University, will read some of his work at the weekly English Department Reading Series in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at noon. Carlson has had his work published in prestigious journals and anthologies, including "The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction." Carlson has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and hosts "Books and Company" on KAET Public Television in Arizona.
Writer: Thomas Grover