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What's New at BYU for April 2005

What's New at BYU for April 2005

Friday, April 1

BYU will host an Anti-Abuse and Anti-Pornography 5K race. The race is free and open to both women and men. After the race there will be information booths, live music and prize giveaways. For information and a race waiver, visit 1520 Wilkinson Student Center or call Samantha Rasmussen at (801) 422-4877.

Friday, April 1

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Wilkinson Student Center in honor of Captain Bill Jacobsen, who was killed in Iraq Dec. 21, 2004. Capt. Jacobsen was a graduate of BYU and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army through BYU's Army ROTC Program. Elder W. Rolfe Kerr of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Commissioner of Church Education and Capt. Jacobsen's mission president in the Dallas Texas Mission, will speak at the service when Capt. Jacobsen's name will be officially added to the BYU Memorial Wall. For more information, contact Maj. Matt Whitney, executive officer of the Army ROTC cadet battalion, (801) 422-3603.

Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5

Brigham Young University's annual Family Expo will begin at 8 a.m. in the BYU Conference Center on the BYU campus. The theme, "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches," is designed to strengthen families and teach parents how to raise a righteous posterity. For more information call (801) 422-4853 or visit ce.byu.edu/cw/cwfamily.

Monday, April 4

To serve students when they need it most, the Harold B. Lee Library will continue its recent tradition of keeping its doors and services open later than usual during winter semester's reading days and finals. The library will extend its hours in most areas until 2 a.m., Monday through Friday to facilitate student needs in completing course projects and studying for exams.

Monday, April 4

The International Society will host its 16th annual conference, "Joseph Smith and the World," beginning at 8:30 in the WSC Garden Court. BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson will open the conference with a brief welcome, and the morning keynote address, "Joseph's World View," will be given by Elder Alexander B. Morrison, emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The afternoon keynote address, "The Prophet's Impact on Europe-Then and Now," will be presented by Elder Keith K. Hilbig of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. Reservations are required for a luncheon and award ceremony for Elder Donald L. Staheli of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. Other speakers include Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller and members of the BYU faculty. For more information, contact Matt at (801) 422-3077 or visit the Web site at www.ldsinternationalsociety.org.

Monday-Friday, April 4-8

National Student Employment Week will be celebrated on the Brigham Young University campus. This annual national event recognizes the important contributions student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill. During this week the nominee from BYU for National Student Employee of the Year will be announced. Individual departments are encouraged to recognize their student employees for the unique contributions they provide. Student employees are also welcome to stop by the Student Employment Office in 2024 Wilkinson Student Center throughout the week for goodies and prize drawings.

Tuesday, April 5

Shirley R. Klein, chair of the Home and Family Living Department in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, will speak at 11 a.m. in the Marriot Center for campus devotional. The title of this devotional is "Protect Our Homes, Renew Our Powers." Live broadcasts are available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast schedule and information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, April 5

Women's Services and Resources is sponsoring a lecture by Dianne Nielsen of the Student Counseling Center on "Boundaries and Assertiveness: The Key to Healthy Relationships," at noon in the Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4877.

Tuesday, April 5

The Haiti Foreign Minister, His Excellency Herard Abraham, will visit BYU for a lecture at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Conference Room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The public is welcome.

Wednesday, April 6

BYU will host the 15th annual Russell B. Clark Gerontology Health Conference, "Generations Working Together," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center (located northeast of the Marriott Center). Speakers include Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans as well as specialists from Johns Hopkins University and the BYU faculty. The event is free and includes lunch. For more information, contact Steve Heiner at (801) 422-2214.

Wednesday, April 6

W. Jeffrey Marsh of the Ancient Scripture Department will speak about finding a "grove" in life where one can call upon divine inspiration during times of confusion or distress, in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center.

Wednesday, April 6

William E. Paterson, Institute of German Studies director at the University of Birmingham in England, will present "Germany, Britain and the Future of Europe" as part of the Transatlantic Lecture series in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The institute is a dedicated center of research excellence, with a thriving postgraduate community, that makes a major contribution to British-German relations and policy debates. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Wednesday, April 6

The Brigham Young University College of Nursing is honored to announce the creation of the Mary Ellen Edmunds Nursing Endowment for the Healer's Art. The College of Nursing will host a gala in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. The endowment was created to honor the outstanding nursing legacy of Mary Ellen Edmunds, a BYU Nursing alumnus and emeritus faculty member. For more information contact (801) 378-4144.

Thursday, April 7

Women's Services and Resources is sponsoring a lecture by Steve Smith of the Student Counseling Center on "Warning Signs: Steering Clear of Relationship Disasters" at 11 a.m. in 3220 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information contact Samantha Rasmussen at (801) 422-4877.

Thursday, April 7

The Women's Studies Book Club is hosting a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. in 1063G Joseph F. Smith Building. They will be discussing "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith. Lunch will be served to the first 20 attendants. This event is open to the public. For more information contact Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

Monday-Tuesday, April 11-12

The Integrative Biology Department at Brigham Young University will host its Biology 100 Symposium from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Garden Court. Nearly 2,000 students will present posters on the theme, "Sustainable Resources." Subtopics include nature as a source of pharmaceuticals, sustainable agriculture, marine environments and issues and concerns with renewable resources in agriculture. For more information email Samantha Hall at inbiopr@byu.edu.

Wednesday, April 13

The College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will host the first Mentored Student Research Conference, funded by the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Family, Home and Social Sciences from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery on the second floor will feature poster sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. Refreshments will be served and all faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. For more information contact Yevon Romney at (801) 422-1355.

Thursday, April 14

Brigham Young University will join with agencies from throughout Utah County in a mock disaster drill beginning at 10 a.m. on the Deseret Towers field and surrounding parking lots. Area residents should be aware that there will be a small, contained explosion conducted by the Utah County Sheriff Bomb Squad at approximately 10 a.m. that morning, and emergency vehicles will be responding. The event will not disrupt regular university activities and should be completed by 2 p.m. For more information, contact Kerry Baum, (801) 422-8142.

Thursday-Friday, April 21-22

April Commencement Exercises will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Marriott Center. On Friday, individual college convocations will be conducted beginning at 8 a.m. For more information and a list of convocations, visit saas.byu.edu/depts/graduation.

Saturday, April 23

All former and future attendees of the Brigham Young University Semester at Nauvoo are invited to attend a special Nauvoo Reunion. They will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Nauvoo program. The reunion will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center pavilion. A special program will honor all faculty and staff. For more information contact Holly Hansen at (801) 422-2051.

Saturday, April 23

Financial Planners from Deseret Mutual will host a half-day Pre-retirement Fair for BYU personnel and spouses age 55 and older. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the north Priesthood room of the BYU 6th Stake Building, 1600 North 900 East, Provo. The fair will consist of a general session outlining the steps to retirement and three breakout sessions covering specific topics to assist in the preparation for retirement, including estate planning, lifestyle and debt, and investing for a lifetime. Those who attend the fair do not need to preregister. Please contact Benefits Services for additional information, D-240 Abraham Smoot Building, (801) 422-4716.

Thursday-Friday, April 28-29

The annual BYU Women's Conference co-sponsored by the Relief Society will provide two days of lectures, service projects and entertainment at locations across campus. Events begin each day at 9 a.m. in the Marriott Center, and will include talks by General Authorities and auxiliary leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For registration information, visit womensconference.byu.edu or call (801) 422-7692.

All month

The BYU Astronomical Society will begin giving public shows each Friday night beginning April 1 in the newly completed BYU planetarium. The cost will be $2 a person and the event is open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule visit planetarium.byu.edu.

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.

L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition this semester titled, "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the Eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library, and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 offer a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, 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 ce.byu.edu/cw.

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 www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

Writer: James McCoy

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