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What's New at BYU for January 2008

What's New

Monday through Friday, Jan. 7 -11

Welcome Back Week gets students excited about being back at BYU through a variety of activities, including dances and daily noontime activities. Students who come to campus early should keep their eyes open for free hot chocolate. For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu

The BYU Bookstore will host an Art Print Sale in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center Jan. 7-11 and again on the upper level (textbook floor) of the Bookstore Jan. 22-25. A large selection of posters and images of everything from animals to fine art will be on sale. For more information, visit byubookstore.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

President Cecil O Samuelson and Sister Sharon Samuelson will open the semester with a devotional address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the BYU networks. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Joseph F. McConkie will teach an adult religion course on “Doctrine and Covenants, Part Two” from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday evening through April 22 (except Feb. 19 and March 25) in 2254 Conference Center on the BYU campus. The course costs $20 or $18 for senior citizens age 62 and older. Registration is available at the door on the first day of class for those who arrive at least 15 minutes early. For more information, call Continuing Education at (801) 422-8925.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Auditions for Big Band Night on Feb. 9 will be held at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre, 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. A sign-up sheet is now available in 3400 WSC. For more information, call (801) 422-6009 or e-mail events@byu.edu.

Richard N. Holzapfel will teach an adult religion course on “Great Teachings from the Book of Mormon” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening through April 9 (except Feb. 20 and March 26) in 2254 Conference Center on the BYU campus. The course costs $18 or $16 for senior citizens age 62 and older. Registration is available at the door on the first day of class for those who arrive at least 15 minutes early. For more information, call Continuing Education at (801) 422-8925.

Saturday, Jan. 12

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Animals in Winter” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Elder Earl C. Tingey of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a CES Fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. For more information, visit ldsces.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

A university devotional will be held at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The speaker has yet to be announced. It will be broadcast live on the BYU networks. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Thursday, Jan. 17

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host an open house for its international study programs from 3 to 6 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Friday, Jan. 18

A workshop on “Real Estate Investment Analysis: A Small-Property Perspective” will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. The workshop will focus on understanding real estate investment analysis from a small-property perspective. It is intended as an introduction to investment analysis; therefore, no prerequisites are required. This course is approved for continuing education credit by the State of Utah Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate. Appraisers, sales agents and brokers can receive seven hours of continuing education credit. For more information and to register, call BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853 or e-mail cw136@byu.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 19

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Animal Coverings” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Rory Scanlon, associate dean of the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU networks. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan. 25

The BYU Bookstore will host an Art Print Sale on the upper level (textbook floor) of the Bookstore. A large selection of posters and images of everything from animals to fine art will be on sale. For more information, visit byubookstore.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

F. Abiole Irele, professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, will present a Global Awareness Lecture on “African Unity: History, Problems, Prospects” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the David M. Kennedy Center Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Friday, Jan. 25

BYU Events Management will host “THE Event” of winter semester from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. Activities will include laser tag, a dance, ping-pong, karaoke, jousting, Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution and Wii tournaments. Admission is $5 or $3 with a BYU ID. Tickets will be available two weeks prior to THE Event at the WSC Information Desk. For more information, call (801) 422-6009 or e-mail events@byu.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 26

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Teeth” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Paul Rusesabagina, former general manager of the Mille Collines Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, made famous in the film “Hotel Rwanda,” will present a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Monday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Feb. 1

The BYU Bookstore will hold its Winter Progressive Sale on the upper level (textbook floor) of the Bookstore. Hundreds of general merchandise items will be 40 percent off on Monday, 50 percent off on Tuesday, 60 percent off on Wednesday, 70 percent off on Thursday and 80 percent off on Friday. For more information, visit byubookstore.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Thomas L. Pearcy, professor of history at Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University, will speak on “Central America in Transition: A Circular History” at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the David M. Kennedy Center Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 31

A country dance will begin at 9 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. A professional DJ will provide instruction prior to the dance at 8:30 p.m. Bring a date, roommate, friends, co-workers or spouse or come alone for a great night of fun and music. Tickets are $2 with BYU ID at the WSC Information Desk, $3 with BYU ID at the door and $4 for all guests without a BYU ID. For more information, call Events Management at (801) 422-6009.

All Month

The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery in the Monte L. Bean Museum. Other exhibits on display include a butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent," "Synoptic Collections of Vertebrate Animals,” and the museum's permanent exhibit of the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants.

Gallery shows for the public are conducted daily on the following schedule: Mondays, Reptiles, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Adaptations, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Utah Animals and Plants, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Deer Diversity, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Invertebrates, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Reptiles, 1 p.m. Discovery readings are held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and are free to the public. 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, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N 100 East in Provo, presents a new exhibit, “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes.” This exhibit focuses on the lifestyle and rituals of the Casas Grandes people through their beautiful pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “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. The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date nights and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for fall and winter semesters. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The Earth Science Museumis featuring a mounted skeleton of a 120-million-year-old sauropod dinosaur that the museum will soon name. Thisexhibit is only one of many dinosaur and fossil mammal skeletons and skulls on display. Other uniqueexhibits includeTorvosaurus tanneri, a large carnivorous dinosaur, as well two fully-mounted skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus, a giant ground sloth, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period and a150 million-year-old dinosaur egg. Visitors may touch real fossils and peer into the window of thepreparation lab to watch museum personnel prepare fossil bonesof new, unnamed dinosaurs. Admission is free. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 N Canyon Road and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

The Harold B. Lee Library will host the English Reading Series each Friday at noon in the HBLL Auditorium. The library’s current exhibits include “Dance and Print” and “Designing BYU,” an exhibit on BYU’s architecture. For more information, call (801) 422-6687.

The Biology Department will host an “EcoLunch” each Friday, during which graduate students, post-docs and guest speakers will give picture-filled power point presentations recapping their latest discoveries andtravels. EcoLunches are held every Friday at noon in 403 John A. Widtsoe Building.

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.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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