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What's New at BYU for August 2007

Wednesday, Aug. 1

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a Global Awareness lecture with Brian Reynolds, second secretary/vice consul for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, at noon in 238 Harold R. Clark Building. The topic will be “China and India Rising: The End of American Economic Supremacy?” Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Thursday, Aug. 2

The third annual BYU Women's Football Clinic will welcome women ages 14 and up from 5 until 9 p.m. The camp will include chalk talk with BYU coaches, uniform and equipment demonstrations, a BYU player panel, a rules seminar with Mountain West Conference game officials and field skill instruction. Registration is $25 per person. For more information, contact Amy Holker at (801) 422-1141.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4

Dollar Nights at the Varsity Theater will feature “Bridge to Terabithia” at 7 and 9:15 p.m. each night.

Saturday, Aug. 4

The final outing for "Women in the Wilderness," a summer-long activity series hosted by BYU Women's Services and Resources, will be morning bike ride. For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

The university's weekly devotional will feature Larry EchoHawk, professor of law, at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit

Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 7 and 9

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host a Wildlife Adventure for children ages 6 through 12. This week-long “Cave Spelunking” activity will consist of sessions held on Tuesday and Thursday, which will be spent at the museum and on a field trip, respectively. The cost is $35 per child.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

The BYU Student Activities Board will host a swap meet at Brigham Square from 6 to 8 p.m. You must be a student to sell, but anyone can come and shop. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, Aug. 9

A Master of Social Work Applicant Open House will be held in 2198 Joseph F. Smith Building from 11 a.m. to noon. All the details regarding the application process will be discussed.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11

Dollar Nights at the Varsity Theater will feature “Bridge to Terabithia” at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. each night.

The International Cinema will present the New Zealand film “Whale Rider” at 8:30 p.m. in the Joseph F. Smith Building courtyard. Seating for the outdoor screening is limited, but there is plenty of room for picnic-style viewing. Admission is free.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to come to the museum and participate in an “Amazonian Adventure” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family.

Thursday, Aug. 16

BYU Commencement activities will begin at 3:25 p.m with the academic processional departing from the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building parking lots. The Commencement exercises at the Marriott Center will begin at 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17

College convocations will be held at the following times and locations:

8 a.m.

— Marriott School of Management, Marriott Center

— David O. McKay School of Education, Smith Fieldhouse

— Kennedy Center International Studies, Joseph Smith Building Auditorium

— Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom

— Fine Arts and Communication, de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center

11 a.m.

— Life Sciences, Marriott Center

— Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, Smith Fieldhouse

— Nursing, Joseph Smith Building Auditorium

— Family, Home and Social Science—Family Life, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom

2 p.m.

— Humanities, Marriott Center

— Health and Human Performance, Smith Fieldhouse

5 p.m.

— Family, Home and Social Science, Marriott Center

Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24

Brigham Young University will host the 85th annual Campus Education Week, possibly the largest continuing education program of its type in the world, at various locations across the BYU campus. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Aug. 21

The Education Week devotional will begin at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center featuring 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 broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit

Monday, Aug. 27, through Thursday, Aug. 30

BYU’s Annual University Conference for all faculty and staff will follow the theme, “Education for Eternity.” The joint meeting for all university personnel, retirees and partners with President Cecil O. Samuelson will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. For a complete list of conference activities, visit

Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1

New Student Orientation for fall semester 2007 will feature numerous activities across campus designed to prepare new students for the many opportunities available at BYU. For more information, visit

All Month

Every Wednesday, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host a Discovery Reading event where the public is invited to hear stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. The event will be at the museum at 11 a.m. and there is no charge.

Latter-day Saint artist Minerva Teichert’s “Pageants in Paint” is on view at the BYU Museum of Art. The exhibition examines how the American mural and pageantry movements influenced Teichert’s artistic production through 47 of her large-scale narrative murals. The exhibition will be available for viewing through Monday, May 26, 2008. Admission is free.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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