Monday, Aug. 1
Exhibit Opening: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites the public to explore Africa and celebrate the opening of its new exhibit “Into Africa: Exploring Nature’s Interactions” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum. Family activities such animal shows, crafts and more will be available. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 1–4
Ballroom Camp: Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 are invited to the Youth Ballroom Camp. This camp offers youth from beginning to advanced levels of ballroom dancing an opportunity to spend four days in intense dancing in a variety of dances. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/y_ballroom.cfm.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
Devotional: Janet Bradford, music and dance cataloger for the Harold B. Lee Library, will give a Brigham Young University devotional address titled “Carry On!” at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Emeriti Evening: BYU’s Alumni Association will host the Emeriti Evening with Friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Dinner will be served and guest speaker Scott Swofford, director of content for BYU Broadcasting, will discuss a strategic approach that BYU Broadcasting is implementing to communicate with those who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To register or for more information, visit alumni.byu.edu or contact Keith Lue at (801) 422-1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 2–5
Organ Workshop: Beginning to advanced organ players can hone their skills during the BYU Organ Workshop. This four-day workshop will teach organ skills and techniques. There will be private organ instruction, evening concerts and customized instruction to any specific level available. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/organ.
Vocal Boot Camp: Singers are invited to the Vocal Beauty Boot Camp. The camp is an intensive four-day workshop on how to sing more beautifully. Taught by Clayne Robison, professor emeritus of music at BYU, the event will include group instruction and individually videotaped “before and after” performances. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/vbbc/what_is_vbbc.cfm.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
Brigham’s Yard Sale: The Student Activities Board is hosting the annual “Brigham’s Yard Sale” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. This is an event where students and faculty can sell some of their old unwanted items or even some of their craft projects. In order to participate in this event, individuals must purchase a booth from the WSC Information Desk for $5 and bring the receipt to 3400 WSC to select a booth location. For more information, contact the Student Activity Board at email@example.com or visit stab.byu.edu/content/brighams-yard-sale.
Friday, Aug. 5
Luau Pa’ina: Come enjoy a Polynesian cultural event with authentic food from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and entertainment from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Helaman Field. Tickets are $10 for dinner and the show and $3 for just the show if purchased at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk before the event. At-the-door pricing will be $13 for dinner and the show and $5 for just the show. For more information, visit events.byu.edu.
Saturday, Aug. 6
ACT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops ACT Preparation Course will run from 9 a.m. to noon and continue every Saturday until Oct. 8. This course is for high school students preparing to take the ACT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.
Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 10–12
Cap and Gown Pick-up: For graduating students, the cap and gown pick-up times are as follows:
- Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 10 and 11: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center
- Friday, Aug. 12: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center
If the cap and gown were not pre-ordered by the pre-order deadline, a limited inventory of caps, gowns, hoods and stoles will be available at the Hinckley Center at regular prices. For more information, visit capsandgowns.byu.edu.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11 and 12
August Commencement and Convocations: BYU will host its August Commencement exercises Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The exercises will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV and BYU Television. Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the speaker. Graduates should meet at 3 p.m. in the Abraham Smoot Building parking lot prior to the processional, while parents and family should be seated in the Marriott Center by 3:15 p.m. The graduate processional will begin at 3:15 p.m., weather permitting. Most campus offices will close Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to accommodate the services.
On Friday, the “Meet the President” event, when President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will meet and greet the graduates and their guests, will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. The individual colleges will also host convocations throughout the day. For a list of times and more information, visit graduation.byu.edu.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13
Academy of LDS Dentists: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the dentistry field are invited to the Academy of LDS Dentists’ 24th Annual Dental Conference. The academy provides dentists with opportunities to enhance their professional endeavors within dental-related fields. In addition, the academy provides scholarships to deserving dental students, regardless of which dental school they attend. Continuing professional education credit from the American Dental Association is available. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dentist.
Monday through Friday, Aug. 15–19
Campus Education Week: Since 1922, the Brigham Young University Campus Education Week has been a unique program for adult education in the nation. The 2011 event, themed “That All May be Edified,” will take place at various locations across campus. Education Week classes begin each day at 8:30 a.m. Classes end at 4:05 p.m. Monday and 9:25 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The program is designed primarily for adults, although anyone age 14 and over may attend. Children under age 14 and individuals with infants will not be admitted. Information on class schedules, registration, broadcast sessions, car and RV parking, other activities or other details is at educationweek.byu.edu.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Devotional: As a part of Campus Education Week, Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at the BYU devotional, at 11:05 a.m. the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 17–19
Campus Education Week Performances: As a part of Campus Education Week, BYU will host three fine arts performances. The public is welcome to attend the concerts without Education Week registration. Contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office, byuarts.com, (801) 422-4322, for tickets:
- “Rejoice: An Evening of Music and Inspiration” will feature many favorite LDS artists at 7 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Performing artists include Cherie Call, Dan Beck, Jessie Clark Funk, Sam Payne, April Moriarty, Todd McCabe, Ryan Tilby and April Meservy.
- BYU will host the SCERA Center for the Arts’ production of “Aida” at 7 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. One of the most popular contemporary musicals, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is an epic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier.
- “Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Magical Music of Walt Disney” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Concert violinist and popular recording artist Jenny Oaks Baker will perform such Disney classics as “Mary Poppins Suite,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “Once Upon a Dream” and many other favorites.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Young Entrepreneur Summer Social: The Rollins Center’s Associate Entrepreneur Founder Organization is holding their summer social for young entrepreneurs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The cost is $25 to attend and includes a catered lunch by the Jazz’ own All-Star Catering as well as a guided tour of the facilities, including the locker rooms, court entrance tunnels, guest suites and media rooms. Register now at commerce.cashnet.com/WEBMSMMP. For more information, visit marriottschool.byu.edu/cet.
Thursday through Wednesday, Aug. 18–24
Summer Honors: Incoming freshmen accepted to BYU are invited to the Late Summer Honors. Sponsored by the BYU Honors Program, freshmen can choose from one of 13 short classes to prepare for academic success during their first year at BYU. Attendees will be able to work with Honors’ faculty and enjoy social activities in the evening. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/honors.
Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 22–24
University Conference: The theme for this year’s all-day University Conference will be “Where There is No Vision, the People Perish” after the scripture Proverbs 29:18. Administrators, staff and faculty will gather for instruction throughout each day. For more information, visit president.byu.edu/auc.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Service Fair: Freshmen or transfer students attending Student Orientation will have the opportunity to learn about service opportunities at the Center for Service and Learning at the Service Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. There will be booths providing information about opportunities with community partners, local organizations and student-led service programs. For more information, visit yserve.byu.edu or call (801) 422-8686.
Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 25–27
New Student Orientation: The Office of First-Year Experience will host the New Student Orientation for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. The orientation will welcome new students to the BYU community of disciple-scholars, help new students become familiar with campus resources, and connect new students with other students, faculty and campus personnel. For more information, visit fye.byu.edu/fye.
Saturday, Aug. 27
GMAT Test Prep: The Conferences and Workshops’ GMAT Preparation Course will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until Wednesday, Oct. 19. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test. The price is $695 for the class. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or call (801) 422-8925.
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Writer: Mel Gardner