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What's New at BYU for April 2006

What’s New at BYU for April 2006

Monday, April 3

The Department of Health Science will host Mirta Roses, director of the Pan American Health Organization, for an Area Focus Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free.

BYU will host the International Society’s 17th annual conference, “International Challenges Facing the Church,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the first floor. Several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak. Admission is free.

The annual Family Expo will take place Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. Individual registration for the conference is $70 and registration for credit is $168. Married couple registration is $105 and student registration is $5 and is available only by calling (801) 422-8925. Tuition costs for this conference may be covered by university benefits for full-time BYU employees and their spouses. For registration and a schedule of events, visit familyexpo.byu.edu or call (801) 422-8925.

Tuesday, April 4

Brad Neiger, a professor of health sciences, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.

The Harold B. Lee Library will present the last installment in its art film series, “Four American Masters,” featuring the film “Alexander Calder” at 4 p.m. in the library auditorium. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 5

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Elizabeth A. Whitaker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canada, Mexico and Public Diplomacy, for a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. She will discuss “Latin America and the Left: U.S. Policy Toward Bolivia, Chile, Cuba and Venezuela.” Admission is free.

The David O. McKay School of Education will host a brown bag lecture with Festus Obiakor of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee at 2:30 p.m. in 359 David O. McKay Building. Admission is free.

The Harold B. Lee Library’s English Reading Series will host poet Gjertrude Schnackenberg for a lecture at 4 p.m. in the library auditorium. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 6

BYU will host Princess Märtha Louise of Norway for the Harold B. Lee Library 2006 Guest Author of the Year Lecture at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The Geography Department will host Kurt F. Kipfmueller from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for a lecture on “Fire-Climate-Vegetation Interactions in a Northern Rockies Subalpine Forest” at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

The Department of Integrative Biology Seminar Series will host Clayton White for a lecture at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building.

Friday, April 7

Religious Education and the Division of Continuing Education will host “By What Authority,” a two-day conference on religious authority in Christianity, in the BYU Conference Center. Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 11

Andrew Skinner, director of the newly created Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, April 12

The Joseph Smith Exhibit Lecture Series will host historian Ronald K. Esplin, who will discuss “Joseph and Brigham: The Nature of Discipleship” at 3 p.m. in the Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free.

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Prince Firas Raad of Jordan for a lecture at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.

The final round of BYU Idol will be at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. The audience will vote to decide the winner. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 13

The Department of Integrative Biology Seminar Series will host Brian Arbogast from Humboldt State University to speak on “The Origin and Diversification of Galapagos Mockingbirds” at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building. Admission is free.

His Excellency Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza, Ambassador to the United States for Spain, will present a lecture at 11 a.m. in 1080 Harold B. Lee Library. Admission is free.

Her Excellency Barbara Joyce Mosima Masekela, Ambassador to the United States for South Africa, will present a lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.

Thursday and Friday, April 13-14

The Honors Program Symposium will sponsor a service project Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court and a banquet Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Art with keynote speaker Judge Thomas Griffith. Tickets for the banquet are available at the WSC Information Desk for $7.

Friday, April 14

The David O. McKay School of Education will host a research conference, presented by undergraduates, graduates and their mentors, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. Admission is free.

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series will present Cecil B. DeMille’s epic film “The Sign of the Cross” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 15

The 2nd annual Student Swap Meet will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Students wishing to sell items can rent a booth for $5 at the WSC Information Booth. Admission to the swap is free. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-0647.

Religious Education and the Religious Studies Center will host “The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ: An Easter Conference” from 9 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. Speakers will include several members of the Religious Education faculty. BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson and Academic Vice President John S. Tanner will also speak. Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 18

The annual “Unforum” will take place at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 27

Graduating students will participate in commencement at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will conduct and preside over the meeting. Admission is free.

Friday, April 28

Convocations for the different university departments and colleges will take place throughout the day at various locations on campus. For a complete schedule of convocation assignments, visit saas.byu.edu/depts/graduation/commencement.aspx.

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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 BYU's Harold B. Lee Library will continue the exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith,, Jr.: 1805-2005,” in the O.C. Tanner Gallery until the end of April. The exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The BYU Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of a camptosaurus and an 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 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.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will continue its new exhibit, “Sheep of the World,” for six months. 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 museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. Other exhibits on display include a 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. 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. For more information, please call (801) 422-5051.

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 100 E. in Provo, will continue its 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. Another new exhibition titled “Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration” explores rituals and ceremonies that empower people to seek the divine through more than 150 artifacts from countries around the world. It will be on display through April 2007. 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.

The BYU Astronomical Society presents public shows each Friday night at the Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

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 and mothers-and-daughters camps, 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, visit 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. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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: Brian Rust

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