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BYU What's New Calendar October 2004

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A major new exhibition, "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome," is currently open at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about A.D. 350. The exhibition is from the renowned collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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 Utah favorites including Mahonri Young.

"Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding.

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 information on exhibits and museum programs, please call (801) 378-ARTS.

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 under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be 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 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.

BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and 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

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

The BYU English Department offers a number of awards, scholarships and contests. Information is available by visiting the Web at and, or by calling the English Department at 422-4938.

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.

Fridays in October

The English Reading Series continues at noon each Friday in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. The following authors will speak to students and the community. The readings are free.

Oct. 1 - Morri Creech, recipient of the 2000 Kent State University Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and assistant professor in the Department of Languages at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.

Oct. 8 - John Talbot, author of a volume of poems, some of which have appeared in major national journals such as "Poetry," "The Southern Review," "The Iowa Review" and "The Formalist."

Oct. 15 - Anne Perry, author of numerous novels including "Southampton Row," "The Whitechapel Conspiracy," "A Funeral in Blue" and "Slaves and Obsession."

Oct. 22 - Popular area author Dean Hughes with a repertoire of more than 80 published books.

Oct. 29 - Ales Debeljak, a native of Slovenia who published five books of poems and eight books of essays in Slovenia.

Friday, Oct. 1 - Saturday, Oct. 9

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present "Nathan the Wise," a German masterpiece about intense religious misunderstanding set against the backdrop of the Crusades, written in 1779 by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and translated by Edward Kemp.

Performances begin 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre with no evening performances Oct. 2. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or at for $12, with $3 off with a student or faculty ID. For more information, contact Bob Nelson, (801) 422-3406.

Friday Oct. 1

Julie Bevan Reed will perform the cello in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 2

The J. Reuben Clark Law School will host a reception for alumni, students and friends on the 10th floor at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the Wasatch Room, in-between sessions of General Conference.

Monday, Oct 4 - Tuesday Oct. 5

The fourth annual "Families Under Fire" conference will be hosted by BYU's Division of Continuing Education and School of Family Life Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will convene at the BYU Conference Center at 770 E. University Parkway, and the theme for this year's conference will be "I will not leave you comfortless" (John 14:18).

Elder Alexander B. Morrison, general authority emeritus of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver the opening address on mental illness and families. He will be joined with Richard and Linda Eyre, who have appeared on a variety of media programs including "Oprah," the "CBS Early Show" and BYU-Television and have written a New York Times best seller, will discuss how and why the family must be kept as the basic unit of society.

Registration will be available onsite at the Conference Center, and pre-registration is available through the Web site, or by telephone, (801) 422-4853. Registration is $70 per individual or $105 per couple. Registration for school credit is $150 per individual. For a complete listing of topics, speakers and times, call (801) 422-4853 or visit the Web site at

Monday, Oct. 4

The Artful Tales program begins in the Museum of Art auditorium at 7 p.m. with a 35-minute presentation geared toward families from the community. At 8 p.m. another 35-minute presentation will be shown, geared more toward university students. The theme for this month is "Mummies, Monsters, and-Cats?" The goal is to help families and students develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.

Monday, Oct. 4 - Wednesday, Oct. 6

Continuing a tradition now entering its eleventh year, the BYU Law School in conjunction with the Kennedy Center and the Catholic University of America will host an international law and religion symposium. This year's conference will focus on "Religion in the Public Sphere: Challenges and Opportunities." Participants will include leading experts and government officials from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and North and South America. For information regarding the conference, hotel and program details, call Deborah Wright at the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies at (801)422-6842 or e-mail

Thursday, Oct. 7

As part of the Museum of Fine Arts display there will be two lectures in the museum auditorium: "Archaeology, Artifact and Art: the Creation of Egyptian Museum Collections and their Use in Reconstructing History." at noon and "The Strict Standard of Truth: Greek Poets Respond to the Sculpture of Their Own Time" at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Kris Frederickson will speak at noon until 1 p.m. in the 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower on "Evangelicalism and the Rise of the 19th Century British Feminism." The event is part of the Women's Studies Colloquium, which aims to provide forums for scholarly research on women. For information visit

Friday, Oct. 8 - Monday, Oct. 11

The Department of Communications will be holding a Mentors Day event on Friday, October 8 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the fifth floor of the HFAC. Sixteen communications professionals representing broadcast journalism, print journalism, public relations and marketing/advertising will participate in mentoring communications students, and four professionals will be doing resume critiques

Friday, Oct. 8 - Saturday, Oct. 9

The Grant Taggart Symposium is held annually and comprises a selection of educational sessions for professional and practice development in the life insurance and financial services industry. Classes and workshops are specifically provided for agents, managers, staff, and spouses. Registration is available online at or by calling (801) 378-8925.

Thursday, Oct. 14

The Women Studies Film Series will show, "I Have a Problem, Madam" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. This documentary offers a glimpse into modern Ugandan society where women are now only beginning to be heard in this traditionally male culture.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 - Saturday, Oct. 16

BYU Homecoming 2004 will honor the legacy of Edwin S. Hinckley with the Founders Award as part of this year's theme, "Firm in the Fire." Opening ceremonies begin at 11:05 Tuesday in the Marriott Center. Activities, lecture and events continue through the week. For a full schedule, visit

Thursday, Oct. 14

Gary Dixon from the Foundation for a Better Life will represent the College of Fine Arts and Communications as the honored alumnus for Homecoming 2004. He will be giving a guest lecture at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall entitled, "Will Your Values Change the World? The Story of The Foundation for a Better Life."

Friday, Oct. 15

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak from 6:30pm to 9pm in the Clyde Building step-down lounge for the Chemical Engineering Homecoming Banquet. This year's recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award will be Jeffrey D. Lindsay.

Friday, Oct. 15 - Saturday, Oct. 16

The Law School will host its alumni and friends weekend. Registration and housing forms are available at For speakers, activities and information, contact Mary Hoagland 422-7831.

Monday, Oct. 18 - Friday, Oct. 22

Brigham Young University is a regional continuing education center for the Municipal Treasurers' Association of the United States and Canada. In that capacity, BYU offers this two-year, on-campus certification program for municipal treasurers and city finance personnel at the Conference Center on BYU campus. For registration information or questions, visit

Thursday, Oct. 21

Rebecca Phillips will speak at noon in 325 SWKT on "Dance and Gender: Women as Initiator and Responder" as part of the Women's Studies Colloquium. For information visit

Thursday, Oct. 28

Elaine Walton will present her lecture, "Rediscovering the Extended Family: Lessons Learned From the Polynesians", at 7:00 pm in 250 SWKT. The School of Family Life and the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences sponsor the Virginia F. Cutler Lecture each year in October. Walton has worked with Utah's Division of Child and Family Services to evaluate a model that she gained from the Maori Culture, used to help solve cases of child abuse and neglect.

Thursday, Oct. 28

The Women Studies Film Series will show, "Paving the Way" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. This documentary shows how Supreme Court Justice Badar Ginsburg, Maj. General Jeanne Holm, Rev. Addie Wyatt and Congresswoman Patsy Mink challenge stereotypes in the 1950's by entering fields dominated by men. They were contributors of the forward thrust in the women's movement.

Friday, Oct. 29 - Saturday, Oct. 30

In departure from its normal topic of study, the Sydney B. Sperry Symposium this year will focus on the theme "Prelude to the Restoration." Dean Skinner will deliver the opening address at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. The symposium is free to the public and no registration is required. For information, visit or call 422-4853.

Writer: Devin Knighton

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