What’s New at BYU for December 2005
Beverly Chico, a specialized lecturer in headwear, will discuss the significance of symbolism in Jewish, Christian and Muslim headwear at 11 a.m. in the Nelke Theatre in the Harris Fine Arts Center, hosted by the Theatre and Media Arts Department. Free.
Gary Palmer, professor in the Recreation Management and Youth Leadership Department, will speak on the gift of laughter at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, sponsored by BYU Women’s Services and Resources.
Rocky Barker, author of “Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed the Earth,” will present at a Redd Center lecture at 11 a.m. in 3222 Wilkinson Student Center.
Donna Lee Bowen from BYU’s Political Science Department will lead the discussion of Azar Nafisi’s book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” at noon in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building as part of the BYU Women’s Studies Book Club.
Hal Black, professor of integrative biology, will present the Semi-Annual John Tanner Lecture at 7 p.m. in 110 of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, preceded by a public and free reception at 6 p.m. in the main exhibit gallery of the Bean Museum.
Carlos de Icaza, ambassador of Mexico to the United States, will present a lecture titled “Mexico-U.S. Relations” at 7:30 p.m. in B-092 Joseph Fielding Smith Building.
Two authors and professors from Ohio will present the last reading lecture of the English Reading Series for the semester at noon in the Library Auditorium. All are invited to attend.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections Archive Film Series presents “The Robe,” a 1950s religious epic starring Richard Burton, at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. For more information, visit the Special Collections’ website at www.sc.lib.byu.edu.
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages presents the 30th annual Adventssingen, a free concert of traditional Christmas music and reading from Austria, Germany and Switzerland performed by BYU students and faculty and members of the community, at 6:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle.
Vernon L. Heperi, dean of students, will speak at 11:05 a.m., in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the BYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at .byubroadasting.org.
“Art in the Library” will feature two films, “Frank Gehry: Architecture in Motion” and “Guggenheim Museum Bilbao,” at 4 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium as part of the Art and Architecture Film Series. For more information, visit www.library.byu.edu/art.
The Harold B. Lee Library and L. Tom Perry Special Collections announce the opening of the exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith Jr. 1805-2005,” in the O.C. Tanner Gallery in the Special Collections. The event will begin with a House of Learning Lecture by Western and Mormon Manuscripts Archivist and exhibit co-curator, David Whittaker at 2 p.m. in the Library auditorium. The exhibition will officially open after the lecture.
The Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections’ Archive Film Series will show the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Doors open for this free event at 6:30 p.m.
The Brigham Young University Baseball Academy will offer an Elite Pitching and Catching Clinic featuring instruction by BYU head coach and former MLB All-Star Vance Law and assistant coach Ryan Roberts Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. The cost is $79. A package rate including the Elite Batting Clinic Dec. 16-17 is also available. To register, call (801) 422-4851 or visit http://sportscamps.byu.edu .
The Brigham Young University Baseball Academy will offer an Elite Batting Clinic featuring instruction by BYU head coach and former MLB All-Star Vance Law and assistant coach Ryan Roberts Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17.The cost is $89. A package rate including the Elite Pitching and Catching Clinic Dec. 9-10 is also available. To register, (call 801) 422 4851 or visit http://sportscamps.byu.edu .
The BYU campus will be closed to vehicular traffic from midnight, Dec. 25, until midnight, Dec. 26. Utah state law provides that any road used continuously for 10 consecutive years may become public property, so BYU closes it roads and parking lots every five years to preserve its right to own them. For more information, contact University Police at (801) 422-2383.
Join Brigham Young University's head coach Jason Lamb for intensive training at the Winter Lacrosse Clinic Dec. 26-27. Participants can improve their lacrosse skills with specific instruction and individual attention in BYU's new indoor practice facility. The clinic is open to boys ages 11-18, but participants will be grouped according to age and skill level. The cost is $99 and includes lunch both days, and there is a $25 equipment rental fee. To register, call (801) 422-4851, or visit http://sportscamps.byu.edu .
Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. The Visitors Center will be closed for the holidays December 24 through December 26 and December 31 through January 2. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library will open the exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith, Jr. 1805-2005,” in the O.C. Tanner Gallery of Special Collections Thursday, Dec. 8. The exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season, the exhibit will be open to the public Dec. 19-30 and Jan. 3-13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturdays.
The 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. During the Christmas break, the museum will be closed from Dec. 23 through Dec. 26 and from Dec. 31 through Jan. 2. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
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 Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. The current exhibit “Bears of the World” features bears from all over the world including polar bears, brown bears, black bears and sloth bears. 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. There will be no more “Saturday Safari” classes until winter semester. 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. The museum will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31. For more information, please call (801) 422-5051.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 100 E. in Provo, has a new 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. The Museum will be closed most of the holiday break. For more information on holiday hours, 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 and a holiday schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, scholars' academy 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 will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the holiday break, but closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2. 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: Angela Fischer