"Lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul." This guidance and comfort from Hebrews 6:18-19 is the theme for this year's BYU Campus Education Week, one of the largest continuing education programs in the country.
For five days in August (Monday through Friday, August 17 to 21), BYU professors, LDS seminary and institute instructors and experts from a variety of fields will teach 1,000 classes on topics such as marriage and family, communication, health, history, finance, personal development and a wide variety of gospel subjects.
Elder Neil L. Andersen, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the Education Week Devotional on Tuesday, August 18, at 11:10 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional is free and open to the public.
Information on class schedules, registration and fees, day and overnight parking, shuttles and other details is available at educationweek.byu.edu. Registration is now available. On-site registration will be available at the Marriott Center and in the Wilkinson Student Center. Registration is available for the week, a day, or individual mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Youth Classes and Dance: Education Week features 45 classes specifically for youth ages 14-18. Youth can also attend the Education Week dance held on Thursday evening at the south end concourse of the LaVell Edwards Stadium. Admission to the dance is $5 and must be paid in advance.
Legal Education Credit: The J. Reuben Clark Law Society and Campus Education Week will host classes eligible for continuing legal education credit. Participants must check with their respective state bars for verification that the classes will be accepted as CLE credit.
- Pricing: $16-74, partial day (morning, afternoon, evening), full day, senior and full week tuition options available. Children under the age of 14 (including infants) will not be admitted.
- Online: educationweek.byu.edu (online registration closes August 15)
- By Phone: Call 877.221.6716, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays
- In Person/By Mail: BYU Harman Continuing Education Building (120 HCEB, 770 E. University Pkwy, Provo, UT 84602), between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays
- On the days of the conference:
- Monday, Aug. 17: from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the northeast concourse of the Marriott Center and in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court.
- Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 18-21: from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Wilkinson Center, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marriott Center.
Volunteer in Exchange for Registration: During Campus Education Week, typically 600 volunteers are needed to serve as hosting staff. Volunteers serve a shift of three hours and 45 minutes each day, Tuesday-Friday, in an assigned room and building. Volunteers receive a complimentary Monday-Friday registration in exchange for their service. Volunteer registration is available online: ce.byu.edu/edweek/volunteer.
Evening Performances: Education Week participants have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend three arts performances at the BYU Harris Fine Arts Center on Tuesday through Friday evenings.
Performance tickets are $12 each and are on sale now at the BYU Ticket Office at 801-422-2981 or online at byutickets.com. The general public is welcome to purchase tickets to any of the performances without registering for Education Week.
- Crazy For You is a Tony Award-winning song-and-dance spectacular featuring unforgettable music from George and Ira Gershwin, including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You" and "I Got Rhythm." The irresistible fun starts when Bobby Child, a stage-struck New York City banker, heads to desolate Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theater. It's love at first sight when he runs into spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner's daughter, who doesn?t realize he's the heartless businessman she's vowed to get. This is a high-energy comedy you?ll truly enjoy!
- American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic is an award-winning orchestra made up of exceptional young musicians. Best of State Utah named the group "Best Arts and Entertainment Organization" in 2013 and "Best Youth Performing Ensemble" for the past seven years. The group has performed with outstanding musicians including The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, The 5 Browns, Alex Boyé, Michael Martin Murphey and many more. Performing with the orchestra is Broadway actor and singer Rodrick Covington, who recently performed in The Lion King.
- GENTRI-The Gentlemen Trio is a Utah group whose debut album shot to the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Top 10 in both classical and classical crossover charts. Pioneering a sound they call "cinematic pop," their recent hit Dare made international headlines. Tenors Casey Elliott, Brad Robins and Bradley Quinn Lever met while playing the roles of Jean Valjean, Marius and Enjolras, respectively, in the Hale Centre Theatre's 2014 production of Les Miserables. They have performed on some of Utah's biggest stages, most recently with the international British tenor sensation, Alfie Boe.