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BYU What's New Events Calendar for April 2003

Brigham Young University April 2003 What's New Calendar

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The Utah Valley Regional Family History Center has changed its Sunday library hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will still be hosting Sunday library tours, Family Search orientation classes, and genealogy classes for mature groups. The tours will be the second and fourth Sundays of each month. For more information, call (801) 422-6200.

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 with museum personnel preparing fossils.

Visitors may touch real fossils at the fossil touch table and see a unique Diceratops skull. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 378-3680. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo, Utah. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collections 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" 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.

"Saturday Safari" is a 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.

The annual nature photo show and competition is showing until March 20. Nature's art show will run from March 20 through May.

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 East St. 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.

Also exhibited is "In Search of Relics: The Pectol-Lee Collection of Artifacts from Capitol Reef," an exciting collection from two families motivated by their faith to collect artifacts. To prove the veracity of the Book of Mormon, these "cowboy archaeologists" searched for ancient relics in the dry caves of Southern Utah when it was still private land. They found a rich stash of artifacts form antiquity, many of them fragile organic materials that were miraculously preserved. Among the relics are a cradle board, the only one of its kind in the world, an animal headdress used as a hunting disguise or by a shaman to ensure a successful hunt, baskets, clothing, moccasins, cordage, rope and many other objects. An array of Anasazi, Fremont and Ute cultures is represented in this marvelous exhibit.

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. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (801) 422-6698.

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.

The Counseling and Career Center is offering a new workshop on debt management. Other workshops will take place throughout the month. Workshops include financial management, interviewing, choosing a major and career and many others. All workshops are in 2562 Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center. To obtain a complete schedule or to make an appointment, contact the center at (801) 422-2689, or access a calendar at

Tuesday, April 1

J. Kelly Flanagan, vice president for technology and CIO at BYU, will speak during the weekly 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), and the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio networks. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, April 6, on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m., and

Sunday, April 13, on KBYU-TV at 6 and 11 a.m. and on BYU-TV at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2

Andrew John Williams, a professor of international relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury, will speak at the International Forum Series for the David M. Kennedy Center of International Studies. He will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on "The Victors and the Vanquished: Liberal Dilemmas and the Ending of Wars." For more information, go to

Thursday, April 3

Carol Cornwall Madsen, a professor emerita of history at Brigham Young University, will speak at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Her lecture, which focuses on former General Relief Society President Emmeline B. Wells, will be delivered at the 10th annual Alice Louise Reynolds Lecture. For more information, contact Brian Champion at (801) 422-5862.

Thursday, April 3

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies is hosting Robert D. Griffiths from the U.S. Department of State, who will speak at 10 a.m. about foreign service careers and at noon about "The Growing Influence of China in Southeast Asia." Both lectures are in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Thursday, April 3

Colin Robertson, Canadian consul general in Los Angeles, will speak on "Prospects and Challenges for CanadaU.S. Relations" at the Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer Annual Lecture Series in Canadian Studies at 7 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on the Brigham Young University campus. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 9

The 13th Annual Gerontology Conference, "Moderating the Effects of Aging," will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center. The conference is free and lunch is included. For more information, contact Steve Heiner at (801) 422-2214

Monday through Saturday, April 7 through 19

The annual "Graduation Sale," featuring discounts for those holding BYU identity cards, will run at the BYU Bookstore. For more information, contact Rowdy Symons at (801) 422-8399.

Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8

Brigham Young University Conferences and Workshops is hosting Family Expo 2003. The theme of the conference is "Teach Me All That I Must Do, To Live With Him Someday." Some speakers include Elder Ben B. Banks and John Bytheway. For more information call (801) 378-4853. To register, visit or call (801) 379-8925.

Tuesday, April 8

Gary Hooper, associate academic vice president, will speak at the weekly 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), and the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio networks. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, April 13 on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 20, on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9

His Excellency Ambassador Soemadi Djoko Moerdjono Brotodiningrat will speak on Indonesia-U.S. relations at the International Forum Series for the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. He will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit

Thursday, April 10

The French Film Series will show "La mariee etait en noir (The Bride Wore Black)" at 5 p.m. in 1080 of the Harold B. Lee Library. Admission is free. For more information, contact Richard Hacken at (801) 422-2374.

Saturday, April 12

BYU Women will hold a luncheon at 11 a.m. in the Skyroom. Marilyn Bateman will be made an honorary member of the organization. For more information, contact Katherine Rosenvall at (801) 377-2461.

Thursday, April 17-24

Textbook buyback will run at the BYU Bookstore. For more information, contact Rowdy Symons at (801) 422-8399.

Thursday and Friday, April 25-26

April Graduation activities at BYU will begin Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center with the Commencement Exercises. On Friday, individual College Convocations will be conducted beginning at 8 a.m. at locations throughout campus, and a President's Reception for graduates and their parents will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Museum of Art. For a complete listing of College Convocation sites and times, visit the Graduation Web site (

Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26

Due to graduation, the BYU Bookstore will have extended hours and will be open until 7 p.m. For more information, contact Rowdy Symons at (801) 422-8399.

Writer: Liesel Enke

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