Monday, Jan. 3
Brigham Young University welcomes new students-including international students, returned missionaries, recent high school graduates and non-traditional students-to New Student Orientation opening meeting Monday, Jan. 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the East and Main Ballroom of the Wilkinson Student Center. Throughout the day students may attend seminars and workshops that explore various career possibilities and academic disciplines. Orientation will end with the "Tradition of Honor" presentation at 5 p.m. in the Varsity Theater of the Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, please call Steve Turley at (801) 422-3095, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Jan. 3
The BYU Bookstore will operate under extended hours beginning Monday, Jan. 3 through Wednesday, Jan. 5 to accommodate the demands of students purchasing textbooks. The Bookstore will open all three days at 7:50 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5. In addition, the Bookstore will host its "Back-to-School Sale" Jan. 3-Jan. 15. For more information, please call Gordon Brown at (801) 422-3009, Gordon_Brown@byu.edu.
Tuesday, Jan. 4
The forum or devotional usually scheduled at 11:05 a.m. will not be held.
Tuesday, Jan. 4
"The Musico-Linguistic Trail of the Turkic Element of the Hungarian People" will be the topic of the first Area Focus Lecture of winter semester presented by János Sipos, an ethnomusicologist in the Department of Folk Music Research at the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Sipos will make his presentation at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8
The BYU Student Service Association will sponsor popular local musician Peter Breinholt in concert Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $7 with $2 off with a student ID and are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk at (801) 422-4313. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Elder Glenn L. Pace, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and byubroadcasting.org as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcasts will be Sunday, Jan. 16 on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., KBYU-FM at 8 p.m., and BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Audio Archives are available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Saturday, Jan. 15
C. Mark Hamilton, professor of architectural history at BYU, will speak at 2 p.m. on "The Salt Lake City Temple: LDS Belief Set in Stone" in the Alumni House on campus. The presentation is sponsored by BYU Women. All BYU employees and spouses of employees are invited to attend. Hamilton research has focused on 19th century Mormon architecture and city planning. For information about BYU Women or the presentation, please call Gayle Farnsworth at (801) 374-0147.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
President Cecil O. and Sharon Samuelson will speak at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and byubroadcasting.org as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcasts will be Sunday, Jan. 16 on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., KBYU-FM at 8 p.m., and BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Audio Archives are available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 25
Paul Woodruff, author of "Reverence" will speak at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the Marriott Center for a campus forum. Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and byubroadcasting.org as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcasts will be Sunday, Jan. 16 on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., KBYU-FM at 8 p.m., and BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Audio Archives are available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition this semester titled, "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the Eighth through the 20th centuries. 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.
The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and 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 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. 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. A life-size African elephant is currently under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display are a new 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. Children's story time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information. 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 of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 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. Also on display is "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America and South America and to the isles of the Pacific. 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. For more information, call (801) 422-0020.
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, please 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, please visit the Web site at 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. 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: Devin Knighton