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More than 1,000 classes being readied for BYU's annual Campus Education Week

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is devotional speaker

Brigham Young University will host the 85th annual Campus Education Week, possibly the largest continuing education program of its type in the world, Aug. 20-24 at various locations across the BYU campus.

This year's program, co-sponsored by BYU and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Church Educational System, will offer more than 1,000 classes on everything from education, religion, family relations and genealogy to history, health, science, law and finance. Presenters will include 179 returning favorites from years past, and 29 new presenters.

Though much of the program is designed for adults, anyone over the age of 14 may attend, as there will be more than 60 classes and a dance specifically intended for youth. Participants may register for the week, a day or just a few hours. Registration can be done by telephone, Internet, mail or in person, and costs from $66 down to $12.

The campus-wide Education Week devotional on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11:10 a.m. will feature Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The devotional will be held in the Marriott Center and is open to the public.

Three separate special performances, each running Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 21-24, will also be held during Education Week: "An Evening with Marvin Goldstein" will be at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center; "The White Star" by Doug Stewart and Janice Kapp Perry will be at 7 p.m. in the Pardoe Theater, Harris Fine Arts Center; and "Take the Mountain Down: A Finger Pickin' Parable" by Marvin Payne and the Potluck Social String Band will be at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.

Volunteer hosting opportunities will be available for anyone over the age of 18, and tuition fees are waived for those who participate. Hosts check name badges at doors, count the number of participants attending lectures, keep the flow of participants moving smoothly around campus and help uphold BYU's dress standards. For more information about volunteering, call (801) 422-8012.

Parking will be available around the LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Marriott Center and other areas designated on the map provided with the Education Week mailer available on request. For further lots, there is a shuttle service that runs throughout the duration of Education Week and drops participants off at designated locations on the mailer map. Use of public transportation and carpooling is encouraged.

This year's theme is "The Dawning of a Brighter Day." The theme has its roots in the LDS Hymn "The Morning Breaks" and in the prospect of each new day being brighter with faith in Jesus Christ.

For more information, visit educationweek.byu.edu or call the Education Week office at (801) 422-2087.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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