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What's New at BYU for January 2009

Monday, Jan. 5

Historian Daniel Peterson will join Marcus Smith on Classical 89’s “Thinking Aloud” program to discuss the foundational book of Islam, the Qur’an. The conversation on the historical, religious and cultural text will be broadcast on Classical 89 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at 89.1 FM and 89.5 FM and online at classical89.org/streaming.

Monday through Friday, Jan. 5-9

BYUSA will welcome students back to school with activities throughout the week including free pizza, hot chocolate, caricature artists, live bands and a “Sing for Your Books” activity. For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

President Cecil O. Samuelson and Sister Sharon Samuelson will present a university 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.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Nanette Wiggins will share her experiences during an OPAC Brown Bag Luncheon Series address, "The Song of Redeeming Love: 12-Step Recovery and Healing, A Gift from God," at 12:05 p.m. in 3211 Wilkinson Student Center, sponsored by BYU's Office Professionals Advisory Committee.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

A campus devotional will be presented 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, Jan. 14

Lowell “Ben” Bennion and Thomas Carter will present “Twelve Mormon Homes: Touring Utah with Elizabeth and Thomas L. Kane 1872-1873,” at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. The lecture accompanies the exhibit “In Honorable Remembrance: Thomas L. Kane and the Latter-day Saints.”

David Nevin, adjunct professor of trial practice from the University of Idaho College of Law, will present a Global Awareness Lecture “The Rule of Law in a Time of Terror,” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit the David M. Kennedy Center Web site at kennedy.byu.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Paul Warnick, BYU associate professor of Japanese, will present a House of Learning Lecture at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

Women’s Services and Resources will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 3326 Wilkinson Student Center. All are invited to attend.

Saturday, Jan. 17

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Cold Loving Critters” 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.

Monday, Jan. 19

BYU students, faculty and community members are invited to participate in Community Outreach Day and the annual Walk of Life to commemorate the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Madison Sowell, professor of Italian and Honors Program director, will be the guest speaker at a breakfast devotional at 9 a.m., followed by service projects on and off campus. The Walk of Life candlelight procession will begin at the Carillon Bell Tower at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a program in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Geography professor Matthew Shumway will speak at a university 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

BYUSA and Career Placement Services will kick off “Opportunities Week” with guest speakers and root beer floats at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace.

Thursday, Jan. 22

The Museum of Art will host a reception for Dan Steinhilber from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Steinhilber, a Washington, D.C.-based artist, will be available to answer questions about his exhibit of modern art featuring common consumer goods, such as hangers, styrofoam packing peanuts and bottles of soda pop at the Museum of Art. The reception will feature live music and light refreshments. The public is invited to attend.

The Opportunities Fair will connect students with various on-campus resources, including mentored research, ORCA grants, scholarships, TA positions and study abroad opportunities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court.

Women’s Services and Resources will host a “Depression Seminar” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 5519 Wilkinson Student Center. The seminar will continue weekly through April 2. For more information, call Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877, or visit wsr.byu.edu.

Women’s Services and Resources will present a workshop on nutrition from 11 a.m. to noon in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877, or visit wsr.byu.edu.

Friday, Jan. 23

Michael Dunn, chair of BYU’s Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department, will present a lecture titled “A Commercial Process for Micronutrient Fortification of Nixtamal Tortillas,” at 1 p.m. in S-232 Eyring Science Center.

Saturday, Jan. 24

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Black and White” 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.

Saturday, Jan. 24

BYUSA will host a winter concert featuring performances from Jon Schmidt and Ryan Shupe. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Jan. 19, at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

David Long, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will present a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

A Career and Internship Fair will be open to students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Joseph Perry will present a House of Learning Lecture at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

Friday, Jan. 30

Women’s Services and Resources will host “Speed Dating” at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877, or visit wsr.byu.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 31

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Picky Eaters” 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.

All Month

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children age 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, hearing stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. The event is free each week and registration is not necessary. For more information, call the Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051, or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Women's Services and Resources will host "Revitalizing Yoga" Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in 5519 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will teach simple yoga techniques designed to give students more energy and clearer minds. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU will offer free family history classes on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. The classes begin at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The 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/flslab.

BYU Student Service Association Service Squad meets every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Student Leadership Office, 3400 WSC, to visit student dorms and apartments, performing simple acts of service like taking out the trash or doing dishes. All students are invited to join in and serve fellow students. For more information, contact Service Squad program director Ashley Kearl at (801) 635-7313 or a_kearl@hotmail.com.

Students are welcome every Tuesday night at the Wilkinson Student Center for BYUSA Club Night. Join with hundreds of students who enjoy dancing, sports, board games and a wide array of other interests. For more information, contact BYUSA Clubs at (801) 422-7339 or byusaclubs@byu.edu, or visit clubs.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes.” This exhibit focuses on the lifestyle and rituals of the Casas Grandes people through their pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” explores the Hopi religious ceremonies. 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 more information, call (801) 422-0020, or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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