What’s New At BYU for April 2008
Tuesday, April 1
The BYU School of Music will present a devotional assembly at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. For broadcast and rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.
The Alliances for the Strength of Youth in the David O. McKay School of Education will sponsor the annual Mentored Research Conference from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center. Education students involved in mentored research will present their studies.
Twenty-four teams of BYU engineering students will present their final senior Capstone projects to the public and their sponsoring companies in 3211-3252 Wilkinson Student Center from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The seniors have worked on these projects for the past two semesters. Projects include developments for Union Pacific, US Synthetic, John Deere, L-3 Communications, BYU's Formula Racing Team and more. For more information contact Vauna Davis at (801) 422-3894 or the Capstone Web site at capstone.byu.edu.
Tuesday, through Saturday, April 1-5
International Cinema in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower will screen "An Inconvenient Truth," "Delicatessen," "Mostly Martha" and "No Reservations." All shows are free. For showtimes, visit ic.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5751. Foreign language films are shown with subtitles. Sponsored by the College of Humanities.
Wednesday, April 2
Acoustic Explosion will begin at 7 p.m. in the Traditions Lounge. The event is free. Come and enjoy some of the best acoustic talent on campus. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or visit the Web site at stab.byu.edu.
The Geography Club and the Geography Honor Society Gamma Theta Upsilon are hosting the end of the year banquet at beginning at 4:30 p.m. in 3220 Wilkinson Student Center. Students will have the opportunity to be recognized as new GTU members and for their efforts in geography. Scholarship recipients will also be announced that night. For more information and to reserve at seat, call (801) 422-3851.
Three BYU alumni employed at ExxonMobil will be speaking to computer science students at 5:30 p.m. in 1170 James E. Talmage Building. Their presentation is titled "Real Problems, Real Solutions: How Technology and ExxonMobil Power the World." Following the presentation, a question-and-answer session will be held.
Krzysztof Pomian, historian and scientific director of the Museum of Europe in Brussels, will give a lecture on the museum in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at noon.
Thursday, April 3
The Women's Studies Film Series will screen "The Nazi's Officer's Wife" in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building at noon. The film is open to all.
This year, BYU’s Passover Seder Services have been scheduled for April 3, 11, 12, 17 and 25. All events — except the April 11 service which will be held in 3280-3290 Wilkinson Student Center — are in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center. The Passover begins at 6:30 p.m. and typically lasts until 10 p.m. It will be an evening of new cultural learning with scripture connections that will be remembered for many years. Tickets are $25 for the public and $17 for current BYU students, faculty and staff and must be purchased in advance at 271 Joseph Smith Building on the BYU campus.
PDBio is hosting a lecture at 11 a.m. in 456 Martin Building. Richard Alper of Pfizer Inc. will be the guest lecturer.
The Fourth Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Student Research Conference, hosted by the College of Family Home and Social Sciences, will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference is designed to showcase mentored student learning. Admission is free.
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections will host this year's second annual Provo Founder's Day Lecture, “Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood” by Douglas Thayer, at 3 p.m. in the DeLamar Jensen Lecture Room, 1130 Harold B. Lee Library. Thayer's presentation will be a reading and an informal lecture based on his publication, Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood, (Zarahemla Books, 2007) which is a memoir of the author's childhood years growing up in West Provo.
Tom Griffiths, assistant professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak at the Computer Science Colloquium on “Using structured representations in nonparametric Bayesian models” from 11-11:50 a.m. in 1170 James E. Talmage Building.
Thursday and Friday, April 3-4
Robert J.V. Hiebert, professor of Old Testament studies at Trinity Western University, will present an Ancient Near Eastern Studies lecture, "The Translation of the Divine Names in the Septuagint (Ancient Greek Bible)," on Thursday at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. On Friday at 8 a.m. in 382 Joseph Smith Building, faculty and students will hear Heibert discuss "The Septuagint and its Cultural and Theological Context."
Friday and Saturday, April 3-4
The Mother, Newborn and Child Health Conference is being held in the BYU Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the conference is to provide students, faculty, professionals and volunteers with an opportunity to understand successful evidence-based interventions for improving global health. This year’s conference will specifically focus on family-based solutions to health challenges, and feature key officials from the Pan American Health Organization. To register and learn more about the conference, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/mnch, or call (801) 422-7589.
Monday, April 7
“Meet the Mormons: Public Perception and Global Church” will be the topic of the International Society’s 19th annual conference at 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Society Conference beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Several church leaders of the Church are attending including BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, Elder Douglas L. Callister of the Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Quorum of the Seventy and general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Conference panelists come from several areas including BYU faculty, Church Public Affairs, Area Seventy, former mission president and Utah governor and several more.
Tuesday, April 8
Beth Vaughn Cole, dean of the BYU College of Nursing, will give a devotional address 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.
Tuesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 12
International Cinema in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower will feature "My Dinner With Andre," "The Legend of Suriyothai," "Autumn Sonata" and "Tehzeeb." All shows are free. For showtimes, visit ic.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5751. Foreign language films are shown with subtitles. Sponsored by the College of Humanities.
Wednesday, April 9
The BYU Idol Finale will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. Admission is free. Winners from the previous months will compete for the title of BYU Idol. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at 422-3122 or visit the Web site at stab.byu.edu
His Excellency Javier Rupérez, consul-general of Spain in Chicago, will offer a lecture in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at noon.
Sadik J. Al-Azm, visiting lecturer from Princeton University and emeritus professor of modern European philosophy in University of Damascus, will present “Democracy and the Middle East: A View from Damascus” in a lecture at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, April 10
The Women's Studies Book Club hosted by the Women's Research Institute has invited history and religion lecturer Kristine Frederickson to discuss the best-seller "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" in 4168 Joseph F. Smith Building at noon. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (801) 422-4609 to RSVP for this event. Seats are limited.
The College of Family Home and Social Science is hosting the Russell B. Swenson Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Jeremy Black, a professor of history at the University of Exeter, will be the guest lecturer.
BYU computer Science students will present research completed during the semester from 11-11:50 a.m. in 1170 James E. Talmage Building. Cash awards will be sponsored by Microsoft.
Friday, April 11
A Korean Seminar will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Graduating seniors will enjoy a variety of activities during the President’s Senior Celebration in the Wilkinson Student Center. All-you-can-eat pizza, hamburgers, chips and ice cream will be served in the Cougareat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be board games, ping pong, karaoke and more in the Terrace from 7 to 9 p.m. and Garden Court from 7-11 p.m. Noteworthy and Vocal Point will be performing in the Ballroom throughout the night, bowling in the Games Center will be available from 7-11 p.m., and President Cecil O. Samuelson will address students. Prize give-aways will be held in the Ballroom throughout the evening including DVDs, iPods and mountain bikes. All graduating seniors may come for free, as well as their spouses and children. Graduating seniors may bring one guest for $5.
A movie double feature starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in "Way Out West," (65 minutes) and "The Music Box," (30 minutes) will be featured in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free.
Saturday, April 12
Enjoy a night of dancing and music when the BYU Student Alumni Association inaugurates a “Traditions Ball” in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. In addition to dancing, this blue tie event will feature musical groups from campus and the community. Light refreshment will be served on the patio. This is an ideal way to end the school year and be part of a continuing tradition. The formal event is from 8 to 11 p.m. and costs $15 per person and $25 per couple (no refunds). Online registration is available at http://studentalumn.byu.edu.
Tuesday, April 15
The annual Unforum will be featured in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m.
Thursday, April 24
April Commencement Exercises will begin at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The event will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1).
Friday, April 25
Individual College Convocations will be held throughout the day at locations across the BYU campus. For a complete schedule, visit http://saas.byu.edu/depts/graduation/. In addition, President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will host a “Meet the President” event for graduates and their parents from 9-11 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.
Writer: David Luker