What's New for December
Friday, Dec. 1
The Department of Integrative Biology will hold an Ecolunch on at noon in 403 Widtsoe Building. Keith Crandall will present "The Wonderful World of Crawfish".
BYU will host a Freeze Fest from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Peaks Ice Arena. Activities will include ice skating, gingerbread house making, a cheesy sweater contest, a live band and a dance. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, Dec. 3
The annual Adventssingen, a free concert of traditional German Christmas music hosted by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. Contact (801) 422-4923 for more details.
Monday, Dec. 4
The vice president of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs Wang Yunxiang will deliver an Asian Studies lecture at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on "Sino-U.S. Relations."
Tuesday, Dec. 5
The Tuesday devotional will be given by Julie Franklin of Residence Life. She will speak on "Peace on Earth — Some Restrictions Apply" at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting system.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Assistant geology professor Jani Radebaugh will speak on "Antarctic Dreams: Still Life on the Ice with Meteorites" at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, Dec. 7
Two graduate students in the Physiological and Developmental Biology Department, Bradley Strongin and Summer King, will deliver a seminar at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building. Strongin's topic will be "Current efforts to deduce the mechanism(s) for Botulinum Neurotoxin's final step(s) onto the lumen of peripheral excitatory cholinergic nerve endings," and King's will be "Maternal high-salt diet during pregnancy programs exaggerated stress-induced pressor response in adult female offspring."
The Women's Studies Book Club Luncheon will be at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building. The club will discuss "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult and will feature a panel discussion, which will include Christine Bennett, nurse-ethicist from Primary Children's hospital, Lynn Callister from the BYU School of Nursing and Lynn Wardle from the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Friday, Dec. 8
Women's Services and Resources will host a "Relax for Finals" mind/body workshop from 11 a.m. to noon on breathing techniques and stress management. The speaker will be Shannon Coetzee, a biofeedback expert.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
The Tuesday devotional will be presented by Joseph McConkie of the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU. It will be held at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting system.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
The Ambassador from Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, will deliver an Ambassadorial Insight lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
From the Catholic University of Milan, Paolo Branca and Antonio Cuciniello will be speaking at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Their topic will be "Integration of Muslims in European Society."
Thursday, Dec. 14
Women's Services and Resources will host a "Relax for Finals" Mind/Body workshop from 9-11 a.m. on the benefits of massage. The Everest College of Massage will be presenting the workshop and will be giving free massages.
BYU will host a Town Hall Meeting at noon at the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. Leaders of the community will answer questions from BYU students.
Writer: Brooke Eddington