What’s New at BYU for January 2006
Tuesday, Jan. 10
President Cecil O. Samuelson and Sister Sharon Samuelson will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadasting.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
University Police and the Division of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University will sponsor an EMT Basic class Jan. 10-April 18 in the Joseph F. Smith Building. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-10 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for the course is $750. Those interested in registering can visit ce.byu.edu/cw/emt/ or call (801) 422-4853. For more information, contact Laurel Hornberger at (801) 422-6701.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Jordan Cox, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at BYU, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadasting.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
James Burke, producer, writer, director and presenter for BBC, PBS and The Learning Channel, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus forum. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadasting.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Michael Coe from Yale University will deliver the annual Grace Elizabeth Shallit Memorial Lecture from 3-5 p.m. His lecture, “The Dawn of Maya Civilization,” will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center Little Theater, room 3380. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Presidency 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 campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadasting.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 BYU's Harold B. Lee Library will continue the exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith, Jr., 1805-2005,” in the O.C. Tanner Gallery until Jan. 13. The exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. 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 BYU Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of a camptosaurus and an 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 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. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. The current exhibit “Bears of the World” features bears from all over the world including polar bears, brown bears, black bears and sloth bears. Other exhibits on display include a 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. 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. For more information, please call (801) 422-5051.
The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 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. Another new exhibition titled “Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration” explores rituals and ceremonies that empower people to seek the divine through more than 150 artifacts from countries around the world. It will be on display through April 2007. 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.
The BYU Astronomical Society presents public shows each Friday night at the Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offer a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and mothers-and-daughters camps, 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, visit 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. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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: Brian Rust