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What's New at BYU for April 2007

What’s New at Brigham Young University for April 2007

Monday, April 2

The 2007 Family Expo Conference, designed to strengthen families and discuss modern solutions to age-old family problems, will take place Monday and Tuesday at the BYU Conference Center. Session topics will include “The Magic of Literature in the LDS Home,” “Enriching Your Marriage” and “Health and Nutrition Tips for Families,” among others. Attendees may register by phone by calling (801) 422-8925 or by visiting familyexpo.byu.edu. University credit will be available for an additional fee. For more information, contact Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853.

The 18th Annual International Society Conference, this year entitled “‘The Perplexities of Nations’: Current Trends and the International Church,” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, call (801) 422-3377 or e-mail international_society@byu.edu.

The Honorable Greg Melchin, minister of Seniors and Community Supports and former minister of energy for Alberta, Canada, will speak at 10 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. His topic will be “The Outlook for Energy in Canada and the United States: Challenges and Opportunities.” Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, in conjunction with BYU’s Ecology Club, will present the Global Environment Film Series Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. “The Ecological Footprint: Accounting for a Small Planet” will be shown Monday; “When is Enough, Enough? The Appetite for Oil” will play Tuesday; Wednesday’s feature will be “Oil on Ice”; “Who Killed the Electric Car? A Lack of Consumer Confidence … or Conspiracy?” will highlight Thursday; and the series will wrap up with Friday’s “In the Light of Reverence: Protecting America’s Sacred Lands.” Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday, April 3

The International Cinema will present its last films of the semester Tuesday through Saturday. Featured works will include “The Butterfly,” “Il Postino” and “The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl.” The films will be shown in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For showtimes and other information, contact the International Cinema at (801) 422-3529 or visit ic.byu.edu.

Richard Cowan, a professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine, will present the weekly university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, April 4

Dodge Billingsley, head of Combat Films and Research, will present a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

“Spirituality in Ancient and Modern Egypt” will be the topic for an Ancient Near Eastern Studies Lecture to take place at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The speaker will be Fayza M. H. Haikal, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The Student Activities Board will invite student musicians to showcase musical talent at Acoustic Explosion, a free event beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Traditions Lounge. For more information, contact the board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, April 5

Fayza M. H. Haikal, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, will speak on “Libraries in Ancient Egypt” at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Brad Wilcox, a popular Latter-day Saint speaker and associate professor of teacher education, will speak on adjusting to life after a mission at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Women’s Services and Resources will sponsor the event, and all students are welcome to attend. Admission will be free.

“The Death of a Beautiful Woman: Pierce-Arrow and the Idea of Form” will be the topic of an installment of the English Department’s Forum Series at 11 a.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building. Walter Benn Michaels, professor of American literature and literary theory at the University of Illinois in Chicago, will be the featured speaker. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The BYU Center for Service and Learning will host “Service to the World,” an evening where students can donate time to making books, toys and other supplies for children around the globe. The project will take place in the WSC Terrace from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday, April 6

The last English Department Reading Series Lecture of the semester will take place at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. It will be a tribute to poet Leslie Norris. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Food, prizes and entertainment will be featured at the annual Senior Celebration, to take place from 6:30 to 11 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. Entertainment will include performances by the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble and the a cappella group Noteworthy, and President Cecil O. Samuelson will speak to seniors as well. Tickets are now on sale for $5 at the WSC Information Desk. Seniors and their spouses and children are free, and seniors may purchase one guest ticket for $5. For more information, contact the Events Management Team at (801) 422-6009.

Saturday, April 7

The annual BYU Easter Conference, this year titled "Behold the Lamb of God," will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the JSB auditorium. Speakers will include Elder F. Enzio Busche as well as faculty from Religious Education. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Stephanie Wilson at (801) 422-3293.

All students will be welcome to participate in the Splash & Dash Biathlon, a swimming and running race. The event will begin at the Richards Building Quad and run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit eventsmanagement.byu.edu.

Monday, April 9

The Disney College Program will visit campus to discuss summer internship possibilities at 5 p.m. in 3380 WSC. For more information, visit disneycollegeprogram.com.

Tuesday, April 10

The Dance Department’s Catherine Black will be the featured speaker for this week’s campus devotional. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, April 11

Students will present the fruits of their mentored research projects at the third annual Mentored Student Research Conference in the WSC Ballroom from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fields featured will be anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science and social work, among others. The conference is sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

A Global Awareness Lecture will feature Nicholas Cull, professor and director of the master’s program in public diplomacy at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

David G. K. Taylor, fellow and viceregent of Oxford University's Wolfson College, will speak on "The Jewish Priesthood of Christ in the Syriac Tradition" at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building for an Ancient Near Eastern Studies Lecture. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Prizes will be awarded to the champions of a Dance Dance Revolution competition in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, April 12

“The Rookie” will be the feature presentation for the free Outdoor Movie Night, to be held at Miller Field. At 7:30 p.m., BYUSA will host games and a meet-and-greet with the BYU baseball and softball teams. The movie will start at 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17

The annual student-sponsored Unforum will begin at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The Spring Block Party will take place from 9-11 p.m. at the Wilkinson Student Center. Activities will include laser tag, inflatables, a performance by Comedy Sportz, a remote control car racetrack and a dance. There will also be free pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, popsicles and sugar cookies. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 26

University Commencement Exercises will begin at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center for graduating seniors and their families and friends.

Friday, April 27

Convocations for university colleges will take place throughout the day in various locations. The schedule will run as follows:

8 a.m.

Marriott School of Management at the Marriott Center; David O. McKay School of Education at the Smith Fieldhouse; David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium; Fine Arts and Communications (Visual Arts) at the de Jong Concert Hall; Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom; Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology (Technology) at the Provo Tabernacle.

11 a.m.

Biology and Agriculture at the Marriott Center; Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology (Engineering) at the Smith Fieldhouse; Nursing at the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium; Family, Home and Social Sciences (School of Family Life) at the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom; Fine Arts and Communications (Communications) at the de Jong Concert Hall.

2 p.m.

Humanities at the Marriott Center; Health and Human Performance at the Smith Fieldhouse; Family, Home and Social Sciences (School of Social Work) at the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom; Fine Arts and Communications (Music, Theatre and Media Arts, Music Dance Theatre) at the de Jong Concert Hall; J. Reuben Clark Law School at the Provo Tabernacle.

5 p.m.

Family, Home and Social Sciences at the Marriott Center.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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