Tuesday, Feb. 1
Devotional: Len Novilla, associate professor of health science at BYU, will address the BYU community in a devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at byub.org.Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
Acoustic Explosion: The Student Activities Board is hosting an evening of acoustic music during its monthly “Acoustic Explosion” at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Students interested in performing at the show may submit a demo to the Student Activities Board in 3400 Wilkinson Student Center. For information about upcoming shows, visit stab.byu.edu.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Biology Lecture: Larisa Harding, a postdoctoral student working in landscape ecology research at Umea University in Sweden, will speaking about “A Tale of Two Species: Extirpation, Range Expansion and Evolution in an Extreme Environment During the late Quaternary" at 11 a.m. in 247 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information, visit biology.byu.edu or contact Mark Belk at (801) 422-4154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5
Storytelling Conference: The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the City of Orem and the BYU Division of Continuing Education combine to present the Fifth Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Conference from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. Full conference tuition is $150 or $180 with college credit and includes lunch on both days. Single day tuition is $80 or $110 with college credit and includes lunch on that day. For more information about registration, call BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-2568 or visit www.timpfest.org.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Y Ball Dance: BYUSA is hosting this year’s Y Ball for married and engaged couples themed “Forever and Always” from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Ballroom. This event is free, but tickets must be picked up from the Student Leadership Front Desk starting Monday, Jan. 24. The night will include a formal dinner for the first 100 couples as well as a performance by Laugh Out Loud and the BYU Dance Group. Dance instruction and rides in a limousine around the Provo Temple will also be provided. Dress is semiformal. For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.
Monday, Feb. 7
Entrepreneur Lecture: Dave Fairbanks and Mike Anderson from ereplacmentparts.com will be speaking at the Entrepreneur Lecture Series at 2 and 4 p.m. in 251 N. Eldon Tanner Building. For more information, visit learnearnreturn.com or contact Rachel Christensen at (801) 422-5010 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Devotional: Elder Christoffel Golden Jr., a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the BYU devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at byub.org. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Pingpong Tournament: The Student Activities Board is hosting a pingpong tournament at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. There will be a 64 person simple elimination bracket and prizes for the best pingpong talent. You can preregister online at stab.byu.edu or register at the booth in the Wilkinson Student Center. Those wanting to participate should arrive early. For information, visit stab.byu.edu.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10- 12
Family History Conference: BYU will be participating with FamilySearch in the First Annual RootsTech Conference in the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. The new conference, sponsored by leading genealogical organizations, will bring together specialists to discover new ways of applying technology and genealogy. Registration is $150 and $35 for students. Register online and see a full schedule of events at rootstech.familysearch.org or contact BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Business Plan Workshop: The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology will begin its Business Plan Competition Workshop at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, visit learnearnreturn.com or contact Rachel Christensen at (801) 422-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture: Ross A. Thompson, a professor of psychology and director of the Social and Emotional Development Lab at the University of California-Davis, will present “The Emotionate Child: Building Emotional Health and Compassion in Young Children” at the Seventh Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kim Reid at (801) 422-1320 or email@example.com.
Friday, Feb. 11
Preference Dances: “Alice in Wonderland” and “Toy Story” will be the two dance themes for this year’s Friday Preference Dances hosted by BYUSA. Tickets are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk.
- “Alice in Wonderland” will run from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $16 per couple and $9 for singles. The night will begin with “unbirthday” tea in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court, followed by dancing, photos and croquet in the ballroom. Dress is semiformal. Tickets will also be sold at the door for the singles price.
- “Toy Story” will run from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Fat Cats on University Avenue in Provo. Tickets are $8 each. There will be bowling, pizza and “Toy Story” fun. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.
Saturday, Feb. 12
Preference Dances: “Peter Pan” and “Beauty and the Beast” will be the two dance themes for this year’s Saturday Preference Dances hosted by BYUSA. Tickets are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk.
- “Peter Pan” will run from 8 to 11 p.m. at Noah’s Reception Center in Lindon, Utah. Tickets are $6 each. The dress is casual, and costumes are encouraged. There will be refreshments, dancing and a pudding bar. Shuttles will be provided from the Wilkinson Student Center at 7:45, 8 and 8:15 p.m. with return shuttles leaving at 10:45 and 11 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
- “Beauty and the Beast” will run from 9 p.m. to midnight at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course. Tickets are $25 per couple. There will not be at-the-door ticket sales. This will be the formal dance for this year’s preference. Appearances by “Beauty and the Beast” characters, a live performance of “Beauty and the Beast,” dance instruction and a light cake refreshment will be provided.
For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.
Monday, Feb. 14
Entrepreneur Lecture: Doug Horne from Horne’s Lodging Properties will be speaking at the Entrepreneur Lecture Series at 2 and 4 p.m. in 251 N. Eldon Tanner Building. For more information, visit learnearnreturn.com or contact Rachel Christensen at (801) 422-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Forum: David Norton, a professor of English at Victoria University, will be speaking at BYU’s Tuesday forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at byub.org. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Lecture: Kirk W. Larsen, associate professor of history, will discuss “Taking North Korea Seriously” at the International Studies Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The lecture is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Visit kennedy.byu.edu/archive for more information.
Valentine’s Movie Night: For a one-time Valentine’s movie night, BYU Events Management will be showing “The Princess Bride” in the Varsity Theatre at 7 and 9 p.m. There will be “Princess Bride” trivia 15 minutes before each show. Tickets at $1 will be available from the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk during the week of the show. The movie is rated PG.
Thursday, Feb. 17
Charles Redd Center Lecture: Patrick Mason, research associate professor at Notre Dame, will present “Southern Anti-Mormon Violence and Post-Civil War National Reconciliation” at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The lecture is hosted by BYU’s Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jason Thompson at (801) 422-4048 or email@example.com.
Friday, Feb. 18
Honor Essay Due: BYUSA is inviting students to write on what honor means to them in the “Circle of Honor Award Essay Contest.” Essays are due Friday at 5 p.m. in 3400 Wilkinson Student Center at the front desk. The contest winner will receive $500, a glass plaque and the opportunity to read the essay in April’s Unforum. The winning essay will be on the Student Honor Association’s main website, and the winner’s name will be on view in the Circle of Honor display case. For more information and rules, visit byusa.byu.edu/circleofhonor or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Religious Education Symposium: The 13th Annual BYU Religious Education Student Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 3220, 3222 and 3224 Wilkinson Student Center. The event will consist of student presentations on religious subjects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ken Alford at (801) 422-6497 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
Entrepreneur Lecture: James Endicott from ExactWave will be speaking at the Entrepreneur Lecture Series at 2 and 4 p.m. in 251 N. Eldon Tanner Building. For more information, visit learnearnreturn.com or contact Rachel Christensen at (801) 422-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 23-24
King James Bible Symposium: To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, the Religious Studies Center will sponsor an academic symposium on the role of the King James translation in the Restoration of the gospel from 1 to 5 p.m. each day in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. There will also be an encore presentation at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City Friday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free, and no registration is necessary. For a full schedule of events, visit rsc.byu.edu/symposia. Contact Brent Nordgren at (801) 422-3293 or email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
Broadway Showcase: The Student Activities Board is hosting an “Evening on Broadway” at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. BYU performers will sing their choice of Broadway songs. There will also be a chance for others to perform by auditioning their song of choice to the Student Activities Board before the showcase. For more information, visit stab.byu.edu.
Thursday, Feb. 24
Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture: John Wudner, a professor of history and journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be speaking at the Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The lecture is hosted by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and is open to the public. For more information, contact Jason Thompson at (801) 422-4048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power of Teaching Lecture: Ramona Cutri, a professor in the Department of Teacher Education, will be speaking at the Power of Teaching Lecture Series hosted by the David O. Mckay School of Education at 11 a.m. in 115 David O. McKay Building. For more information, contact Roxanna Johnson at (801) 422 1922 or email@example.com.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26
Aesthetics in War Symposium: The BYU Museum of Art will be holding a two-day symposium, “Illustrating War: Aesthetics and Ethics of Representation,” beginning at 9 a.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. Registration is $50 before Feb. 1 and $60 after. Registration for BYU students and faculty is free. Jim Aulich, research degree coordinator and Visual Culture Research Centre leader at Manchester Metropolitan University, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss the representation of war in various media. For information about registration and the schedule, visit moa.byu.edu or contact Kristin L. Matthews at (801) 422–5295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Feb. 26
“Clue” Date Night: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will be hosting a live “Clue” game at the museum at 7 p.m. that includes dinner. The cost is $15 per couple, and preregistration is required. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.
Nature Experience: Duke Rogers, mammal curator at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, will be hosting a program on learning more about mammals at 10 a.m. at the museum. This program is open to ages 12 and up. The cost for admission is $10 per person. For more information, visit www.mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.
BYUSA Club Night: Every Tuesday night in the Wilkinson Student Center from 7 to 10 p.m. is Club Night. There are more than 60 clubs to choose from at clubs.byu.edu.
Nature Exhibits: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is exhibiting “BEEyond,” which examines the majesty of the honeybee, and “Beetles and the Decline of Pine Forests,” an explorative gallery showcasing how the bark beetle is the culprit behind the destruction of forests. The museum also has a new exhibit about trees that runs until Feb. 15. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.
Story Time: Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children ages 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, where they will hear stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. Live animals will also be showcased. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.
Safari Education Programs: Every Saturday in the month of February from 10 a.m. to noon, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will be hosting a safari program for children ages 5 to 12 where they will learn about animals from all over the world. The museum will be showcasing “Animals Without Teeth,” “All About Anteaters,” “Biggest and Smallest Animals” and “Sneaky Animals and Their Defenses” each Saturday, respectively. Admission is $12. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.
True Blue Tuesdays: Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to be part of a new tradition to paint the campus blue by wearing BYU blue every Tuesday as part of True Blue Tuesdays. Wear true blue and find the weekly reward booth around campus from noon to 2 p.m. for free rewards and prizes. (Hint: Look in the Joseph F. Smith Building Quad, the Joseph Smith Building Courtyard or the Richards Building Quad for a booth.) Help cover campus in blue and increase the “Spirit of the Y.”
Broadcast Sports Radio: Throughout the month, BYU Radio will be broadcasting live Cougar sports, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s volleyball. Tune in to BYU Radio at byuradio.org
FHE at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures: Families from the community and student family home evening groups are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures (100 E. 700 N.) for special guided tours on select Monday evenings. The cost is $5 per group. Family tours start at 6:30 p.m., and student tours start at 7:30 p.m. For more information and a listing of available dates, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or email@example.com, or visit mpc.byu.edu.
Exhibit Tours: BYU’s “Education in Zion” exhibit in the Joseph F. Smith Building now offers daily tours Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. in addition to regular hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby on the main floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery traces the history of education in the LDS culture and showcases art from local artists and BYU students. Visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzion for more information. For large groups, call the gallery Information Desk at (801) 422-6519 or visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzion.
Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, will be exhibiting “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley,” which delves into the prehistory of Utah Valley, and “New Lives: Building Community at Four Mile Ruin.” Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
Dinosaur Exhibit: The BYU Museum of Paleontology, formerly the Earth Science Museum, was recently expanded to display most of its collection. Now with the new 5,000 square-foot addition, the museum features a replica of a 9-foot-long triceratops skull from Montana, dinosaur bones found last summer near Moab, a Cretaceous nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view fossils being prepared in the active laboratory. The museum, located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended “Family Night” hours Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
Study Help: The Academic and Career Help Center at BYU offers classes on test preparation, stress management and time management. Students can attend classes to improve their academic, career and life skills. All workshops are 50 minutes long and are held in 2590 Wilkinson Student Center. If you cannot attend at the scheduled times, there are one-on-one classes available. Call (801) 422-2689 or visit ccc.byu.edu/casc to schedule.
Family History Research: The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU offers free family history classes the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The classes begin at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The library’s family history resources and consultants are available from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on these Sundays. For more information and a complete schedule of classes, visit www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/Sunday-classes or call (801) 422-6200.
Campus Tours: Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available for students, staff, faculty, prospective students, alumni and visitors weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. To set up a reservation, call (801) 422-4678 or visit unicomm.byu.edu/about/campusvisits.aspx.
Writer: Mel Gardner