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What's New at BYU for January 2010

Tuesday, Jan. 5

BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife Sharon Samuelson will be hosting the university’s opening devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Thursday, Jan. 7

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 3326 Wilkinson Student Center. Free doughnuts and hot chocolate will be provided. Free manicures, makeup and hairdos will be offered by the Renaissance Hair School. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet office leadership and become familiar with what services are available. For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

The Department of Economics has invited R. Glenn Hubbard to speak at 11 a.m. in 140 Joseph Smith Building. His topic will be “Economic Outlook: The Path Forward.” Hubbard is the dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and professor of economics in Columbia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Michael Ransom at (801) 422-4736.

The School of Social Work will host Nancy Hooyman, endowed gerontology professor and dean emeritus of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. She will give an open lecture at 10 a.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Charlene Clark at (801) 422-7438.

Friday, Jan. 8

The BYU School of Social Work will be holding an information session for its master’s degree program from noon to 1 p.m. in 2198 Joseph F. Smith Building. School representatives will be covering information on how to apply to the program and answer questions on GPA requirements, deadlines, emphasis requirements, letters of recommendation, financial aid and statements of intent. For more information visit socialwork.byu.edu or e-mail msw@byu.edu.

Monday, Jan. 11

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will hold yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday beginning Jan. 11 in 5519 Wilkinson Student Center from 9 to 10 a.m. All female students and spouses of students are invited to attend.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Cheryl C. Lant, general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be speaking at the weekly campus devotional at BYU’s Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will hold an event called “Food for Thought” every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. starting Jan. 12. Participants will learn how to choose good foods to eat. These events will be held in 3237 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

Thursday, Jan. 14

BYU’s Women’s Studies will present a lecture by BYU dance professor Caroline Jean Prohosky called “Onward Alone: The Women of the Mormon Battalion” in 2107 Jesse Knight Building from 12 to 12:50 p.m.

As part of a three-part seminar, “Improve with Improv: Getting the Most Out of Your Communication,” BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will hold a class at 11 a.m. in 5520 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will be called “Get Real: Personalize Your Communication.” For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

Prominent American historian Richard Bushman will present a lecture, “Hugh Nibley and Joseph Smith,” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public and is part of a series of weekly lectures sponsored by the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, in conjunction with Religious Education and the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, visit mi.byu.edu.

Monday, Jan. 18

BYU’s Multicultural Student Services will be holding a program called “Walk of Life: Celebration of the Life and Mission of Martin Luther King Jr.” There will be a candlelight procession starting at the Carillon Bell Tower at 5:30 p.m. It will proceed to the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom to start the main program at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Anthony Bates at (801) 422-3065.

As part of the National Day of Service, BYU’s Center for Service and Learning will be holding a Community Outreach Day beginning at 9 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom where BYU students and community members will participate in various service projects. This day is a way to transform Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings into community service that helps strengthen communities, empower individuals and bridge social barriers. For more information, e-mail communityoutreachday@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Rick Miller, a professor at BYU’s School of Family Life, will speak at the university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Miller researches marital relationships, marriage health and multicultural families. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Dodge Billingsley, documentary and combat filmmaker and researcher will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. His lecture is titled “Pakistan: Partner or Pariah?”

Thursday, Jan. 21

As part of a three-part seminar, “Improve with Improv: Getting the Most Out of Your Communication,” BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will hold a class at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will be called “Get Over Yourself: Develop Awareness.” For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

“Sports Hero Day” will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Smith Fieldhouse and Richards Building. Presented by BYU’s Center for Service and Learning, it is an annual program that provides more than 1,000 sixth graders the opportunity to interact with BYU athletes. Volunteers host small groups of children as they listen to the athletes. Both athletes and volunteers serve as positive role models for the children. For more information, e-mail sportsheroday@byu.edu.

Robert Millet, the Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding at BYU, will present a lecture, “Hugh Nibley and the Church,” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The lecture is open to the public and is part of a series of weekly lectures sponsored by the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, in conjunction with Religious Education and the Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, visit mi.byu.edu.

Friday, Jan. 22

The Center for Economic Self-Reliance will be having a business plan competition for organizations with a social mission. The submission deadline is today at 2 p.m. in 360 Tanner Building. Participants will need to hand in five hard copies of their business plan at this time. For more information, visit www.socialventure.byu.edu.

Monday, Jan. 25

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will hold a “Depression Seminar” every Monday starting Jan. 25. The seminars will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

2010 is designated as the worldwide celebration of the works and contributions of Florence Nightingale. The Harold B. Lee Library, in coordination with the BYU College of Nursing, will unveil a Florence Nightingale exhibit on the main floor of the library. In connection with the exhibit, Dean of Nursing Beth Cole will be giving a lecture on Nightingale at 2 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Howard Dodson, chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will speak at a university forum in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. The Schomburg Center is part of the New York Public Library and conducts research that documents and interprets African-American history and culture. Dodson has held this position since 1984. Visit byub.org or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will be holding support groups for women who have loved ones with pornography problems every Tuesday beginning Jan. 26. The group meetings will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 3237 Wilkinson Student Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

More than 100 companies will attend the BYU Career Fair in the WSC Ballroom and Garden Court. These companies will be looking to fill full-time positions and internships. Students are expected to research the companies beforehand and come in business dress with copies of their resumes. These career workshops are taught at University Career Services every week to prepare students for the Career Fair: resume and cover letter writing, interview prep., networking, etc. A list of the employers can be found at ccc.byu.edu/career-fair-main-page.

Thursday, Jan. 28

BYU’s Women’s Studies will present a lecture by BYU Church history professor Jill Derr from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building. Derr, who is an expert on early LDS Church history and Eliza R. Snow, will be discussing “Eliza R. Snow’s Emerging Advocacy for Women, 1852-1856.”

Mossi White, former president of the National School Boards Association, will lecture at 11 a.m. in 115 David O. McKay Building. Her lecture will be titled “The Power of Teaching.” For more information, contact Roxanna Johnson at (801) 422-1922.

As part of a three-part seminar, “Improve with Improv: Getting the Most Out of Your Communication,” BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will hold a class at 11 a.m. in 3211 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will be called “Get Started: Seek for the Good in Others.” For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

Friday, Jan. 29

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will be holding a speed dating event in the Garden Court at the Wilkinson Student Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Brooke Beecher at (801) 422-4877.

All month

BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources will be holding a mentoring program every week at Dixon Middle School. Participants who want to be a part of the program can sign up at the Women’s Services office at 3326 Wilkinson Student Center.

BYU’s Center for Service and Learning will have tutoring opportunities throughout the month. Participants will be volunteering in local Provo schools. Those that are interested can sign up online from Jan. 4 to 22 at www.yserve.byu.edu. Volunteering begins the week of Jan. 25. For more information, e-mail tops@byu.edu or call (801) 422-1277.

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, call the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Children ages 5-12 are welcome at Saturday Safari at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Each Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, participants will be transported around the globe, visiting rain forests, deep ocean trenches, deserts and more, while learning about the animals that inhabit each place. Registration is $12 for the first child in a family and $10 for each additional child. Register at least one week in advance as late registration is not accepted. For more information or to register, call the museum at (801) 422-5051. Additional details are available at mlbean.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin.” This exhibit explores an ancient abandoned pueblo in Arizona that was built by native inhabitants. 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, family home evenings and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available, and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

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 Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium at BYU’s Eyring Science Center offers evening shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society. Tickets will go on sale at the planetarium door starting at 6:30 p.m. and are $2 each. For a schedule of shows and more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

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/fslab/classes.html.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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