Thursday, Dec. 1
David M. Kennedy Lecture: Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, will speak on “Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor” at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
David M. Kennedy Lecture: Wolfgang Drautz, consul general of Germany in Los Angeles will speak on "Germany and the Euro: A Current Perspective" at 4 p.m. in 1104 Jesse Knight Building.
Political Affairs Lecture: John Dinkelman, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy, Nassau, The Bahamas, will speak on "Career Reflections: Diplomacy," at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building, with a question-and-answer session to follow.
French Concert: Professor of French Chantal Thompson and Judy Barrowes will be giving a 'Noël en France' concert. They will be performing “Minuit, Chrétiens" at 11 a.m. in the Varsity Theater.
Social Work Master’s Degree Information Session: BYU’s School of Social Work will be holding an applicant information session for its master’s degree program from 11 a.m. to noon in 2198 Joseph F. Smith Building.
MMBIO Seminar: Joel Sachs, assistant professor of biology at the University of California at Riverside, will speak on “The Evolutionary Origins and Breakdown of Bacterial Symbioses” at 11 a.m. in 446 Martin Building.
Friday, Dec. 2
Freeze Fest: “Mr. Cougar's Christmas” will be held at Seven Peaks Ice Arena from 7 to 11 p.m. The event will be $4 in advance at the WSC Info Desk and $5 at the door, both with a BYU ID. There will be Awful Waffle crepes, dancing, ice skating, broom hockey, human curling, and an ugly sweater contest. A shuttle to Peaks Ice Arena will be available from 6:45 to 7 p.m in the north WSC parking lot by Jamba Juice.
Monday, Dec. 5
Christmas FHE: BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures is inviting families and students to join in a special family night to learn how cultures around the world celebrate Christmas. The family night will take place at 6 p.m. for families from the community and 7 p.m. for student FHE groups. The museum is located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo.
Christmas in Nauvoo: The Education in Zion Gallery at the Joseph F. Smith Building will host “Christmas in Nauvoo” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. There will be carols, stories and other historical Nauvoo activities. The program will be offered every half hour, with refreshments provided afterward. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
BYU Devotional: Elder Tad R. Callister, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a Brigham Young University campus devotional. It will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org , as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. For rebroadcast at reprint information, visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu .
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Café CSE: Anca Sprnenger and Eric Dursteler will speak on "You Are What You Eat: Food and Identity in Europe," at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
BYU's Got Talent Finale: Finalists from previous months’ talent shows will compete against each other for the grand prize of $100 from the BYU Bookstore at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free.
Thursday, Dec. 8
TMA Speech Showcase: Student speakers will display their talents in a variety of speech genres, including persuasion, informative, and tribute speaking from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theater. For more information visit speechshowcase.wordpress.com/showcase-information/
Sunday, Dec. 11
Adventssingen Christmas program: This traditional musical program will feature songs from Austria, Germany and Switzerland performed by the BYU German Choir and traditional Austrian folk groups as well by members of the community. Throughout the evening, the Christmas story will be read in German. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Mechanical Engineering Capstone Presentations: The BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering will host its Capstone Preliminary Design Presentations. Senior engineering and technology students will demonstrate their projects for sponsoring companies such as Autoliv, BD Medical, GE Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard, Rio Tinto, Westinghouse and others. Students will present their preliminary projects from 8:30 am to 11 a.m. in 3211, 3223, 3250, 3252, and 3380 WSC. All are welcome to attend, though a few presentations will require non-disclosure forms and/or be closed to the public. For more information visit capstone.byu.edu or call the Capstone office at (801) 422-3894.
Writer: Melissa Connor