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What's New at BYU for February 2007

What's New at Brigham Young University

February 2007

Thursday, Feb. 1

The International Cinema will show "The Day the Sun Turned Cold," "Forbidden Games" and "Viridiana" nightly at various times this week in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For showtimes and other information, contact the International Cinema at (801) 422-5751 or ic.byu.edu.

In honor of Black History Month, the presidency of BYU's Black Student Union will hold a student panel in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center at 11 a.m.

Graduate students of the physiology and biology program will speak at 11 a.m. in 455 Thomas L. Martin Building. Speakers will include Naomi Hunsaker, Stephen McIlmoil and Kim Hales. Admission is free.

Friday, Feb. 2

Fiction writer Stephen Tuttle will present a lecture for the English Department Reading Series at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission to the lecture is free, and the public is welcome.

BYU's Black Student Union will host a student dance in the WSC Ballroom from 7-11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3

BYU's celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse. Members of the BYU women's athletic teams will be on hand to assist participants in soccer scrimmages, volleyball matches and other sporting events. Following the activities, participants will be welcome to attend the women's gymnastics meet against Boise State at noon.

Monday, Feb. 5

BYUSA will host auditions for Guitars Unplugged Saturday, Feb. 16, and sign-ups will run today through Friday, Feb. 16. Performers may sign up in 3400 WSC, the BYUSA office, and must bring a copy of the lyrics of the original song they wish to audition with. For more information, contact Jessica Witt at (801) 422-5698.

Women's Services and Resources will host Body Acceptance Week through Friday on campus. The week will begin with "Mirrorless Monday," where the mirrors in the WSC will be covered to encourage students to not rely on appearance for acceptance. On Tuesday, Amy Despain will discuss intuitive eating at noon; Steve Thomsen will discuss body image and media concerns at 2 p.m. on Wednesday; and a panel of eating disorder survivors will answer questions at 11 a.m. on Friday. All lectures will take place in the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

The free films being shown at the International Cinema this week will include "Good Night, and Good Luck," "King Lear" and "Aparajito." All shows will take place in 250 SWKT. For showtimes and other information, contact the International Cinema at (801) 422-5751 or ic.byu.edu.

Peter M. Johnson, an assistant professor of accounting at BYU, will present Tuesday's devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

This year's Wilson Folklore Archive Founder's Lecture will feature Guha Shankar, Folklife Specialist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. HIs presentation will be entitled "Re-visioning the Past: A Folklorist in the Film Archives." Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Thomas Yuill, director and professor emeritus of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, will present a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. His topic will be "Emerging Diseases in the Tropics: Biology Meets Economics, Politics and Culture." Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.

Acoustic Explosion, a showcase of student acoustic talent, will begin at 7 p.m. in the WSC Traditions Lounge. Admission is free. For information about the concert or performing at future events, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Christopher Crowe, a BYU professor of English, will speak on "The Murder of Emmett Till and the Mississippi Trial" at 11 a.m. in 3228 WSC as part of the celebrations for Black History Month.

Mario Capecchi from the University of Utah will be featured at a PD/Bio seminar at 11 a.m. in 455 MARB. Admission is free.

His Excellency John Lowell, Maltese ambassador to the United States, will speak on "Malta-U.S. Relations" during an Ambassadorial Insights lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.

The Office Professionals Advisory Committee will sponsor a brown bag luncheon at 12:05 p.m. in 3211 WSC. The event will feature Jeremy Stevenson, who served with the Utah National Guard as a Korean translator. He will discuss "Optimism and Influence: Making the Best of a Tour to Iraq."

Kristin Anderson Moore will address current research findings on children for the Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, Feb. 9

The 2007 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Midwinter Conference and Concerts will span Friday and Saturday at the BYU Conference Center. Friday's conference will run from noon to 5:15 p.m., and the Saturday session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will feature Bill Harley and Bil Lepp, whose performances will feature folk stories, music and tall tales. Tickets will be sold for $45 for a half day to $140 for the complete conference. The event will also feature two evening concerts with Harley and Lepp. Friday's performance will begin at 7 p.m. at Mountain View High School in Orem. Tickets will run from $5-$10. On Saturday, the dynamic duo, along with regional storytellers, will perform at the Conference Center at 7 p.m., and all tickets will be $5. Conference information and registration is available online at timpfest.org.

The English Department Reading Series will feature poet James Galvin at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

"Rhythm from the Roots: A Celebration of Black Music" will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. Campus performers will highlight jazz, soul, blues and other music genres.

The College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will host a family history and genealogy fireside at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Children will have the opportunity to explore unusually colored, strangely shaped and exotic-sounding animals at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's first Saturday Safari of the semester, titled "Unusual Animals." The class will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday. Parents must register attendees one week prior to the class, and each class costs $12. Registration forms, available online at mlbean.byu.edu, should be submitted to the museum, located at 645 E. 1430 North in Provo.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

"The Syrian Bride," "Ballad of a Soldier" and "Romeo and Juliet" will be the feature films at the International Cinema this week in 250 SWKT. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For showtimes and other information, contact the International Cinema at (801) 422-5751 or ic.byu.edu.

The weekly devotional address will feature Bonnie D. Parkin, general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

More than 60 companies will be in attendance at the Winter 2007 Engineering and Technology Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 3220-3224 WSC. Students in the college are encouraged to attend with resumes and portfolios, where applicable.

"Ukraine-U.S. Relations" will be the topic of a Global Awareness lecture featuring His Excellency Oleh Shamshur, Ukranian ambassador to the United States. The lecture will begin at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building, and admission is free. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.

The Student Activities Board will host the first set of "BYU Idol" open auditions at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. This semester, instead of monthly shows, the board will hold auditions every month for the final show in March. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Tickets for BYU's annual Passover Seder Services in April will go on sale Thursday in 271 Joseph Smith Building. Admission will be $25 for the public and $17 for current BYU students, faculty and staff. Services are scheduled for April 6, 7, 13, 14 and 28. Tickets for the Passover Seder Service Workshop, slated to take place March 10, will go on sale for $10 at the same location.

A symposium entitled "We Do Not Have a Dream, We Have a Plan: The 'Vital Role' of Children and Youth in America's Civil Rights Movement" will feature Rebecca de Schweinitz at 11 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre.

The PD/Bio seminar series will feature Annette Fleckenstein of the University of Utah at 11 a.m. in 455 MARB. Admission is free.

As part of Black History Month, two films promoting understanding of Black American history will be shown at 7 p.m. in 3380 WSC. The first, "Mighty Times: The Children's March," chronicles the impact of children on the civil rights movement, and the second will be a documentary on African-American genealogy. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, Feb. 16

Julie E. Czerneda, internationally bestselling author and editor, will highlight this week's English Department Reading Series at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 17

The WSC Garden Court and Ballroom will play host to the annual Children's Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., part of BYU's Black History Month observance. Activities will include workshops for parents, games, food and arts and crafts, among others. The fair will also feature a storytelling corner with African folktales and a "hair and skin" booth, where children can have their hair braided and parents can learn about caring for textured hair. Admission will be free and the public is welcome to attend.

"Animals with Wings" will be the topic of this week's Saturday Safari at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The class will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday. Parents must register attendees one week prior to the class, and each class costs $12. Registration forms, available online at mlbean.byu.edu, should be submitted to the museum, located at 645 E. 1430 North in Provo.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

The International Cinema in 250 SWKT will show "SHORTS," "Vodka Lemon" and "Faust" nightly at various times this week. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For showtimes and other information, contact the International Cinema at (801) 422-5751 or ic.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

This week's Global Awareness Lecture will feature His Excellency Rastislav Kacer, Slovakian ambassador to the United States, who will discuss "Slovakia-U.S. Relations." The lecture will begin at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building, and admission is free. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 22

PD/Bio graduate students will speak during the department's seminar series at 11 a.m. in 455 MARB. The speakers will include Rebecca Sperry, Nathan Nakken and Jennifer Burnett. Admission is free.

Donald Harwell of the Genesis Group will address "Modern-Day Pioneers" at 11 a.m. in 3222 WSC as part of Black History Month. Admission will be free, and the public is welcome to attend.

William Hamblin of the Department of History and David Rolph Seely of ancient scripture will discuss "Solomon's Temple in History and Myth" for a House of Learning lecture at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Admission will be free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Friday, Feb. 23

"Essence of Ebony: Cultural Discussion for African-American Female BYU Students and Faculty" will begin at 6 p.m. in 3250 WSC as part of Black History Month.

The English Department Reading Series will host a lecture by Andrea Hollander Budy, an award-winning poet, at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Children will be able to explore the lives of animals without teeth during February's last Saturday Safari at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The class will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday. Parents must register attendees one week prior to the class, and each class costs $12. Registration forms, available online at mlbean.byu.edu, should be submitted to the museum, located at 645 E. 1430 North in Provo.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

"The Wild Duck," "Grand Illusion" and "Two Sons of Francisco" will be the featured films in 250 SWKT, the International Cinema, at various times nightly this week. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For showtimes and other information, contact the International Cinema at (801) 422-5751 or ic.byu.edu.

C. Arden Pope, professor of economics, will present a forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. As this year's Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, Pope will speak on air pollution and its effects in "What Are You Breathing and Should You Inhale?" The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

The second round of open auditions for "BYU Idol" will take place at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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