Thursday, Jan. 3
BYU Faculty Workshop: The BYU Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a useful “just-in-time” workshop for faculty and instructors, "Designing A Course for Significant Learning," from 9 a.m. to noon. For late registration and more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
BYU Devotional: President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife Sharon Samuelson will be featured in a devotional assembly at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
BYU Devotional: Elaine S. Dalton, president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will deliver a devotional address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Willes Book of Mormon Lecture: BYU philosophy professor James E. Faulconer will present the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies Lecture for 2012–2013, “Sealings and Mercies: Moroni’s Final Exhortation in Moroni 10.” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. It is sponsored by the Willes Center at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Grand Pianos Live: Pianists at BYU will show off different styles of performances at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center East Ballroom. Admission is free. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19
Mystery Dinner Date Night: This date night consists of an evening at BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures (700 N. 100 E. in Provo) where couples will not only be involved in the solving of a crime, but possibly be guilty of committing one. As couples purchase their tickets, they will receive character “identities.” The date night costs $24 per couple (includes dinner and dessert) and tickets will be available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk beginning Monday, Jan. 14. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. each day in the museum building. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit www.facebook.com/byu.mpc.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
BYU Forum: Cultural anthropologist and social media expert Michael Wesch will be featured during a BYU forum assembly at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. For broadcast and rebroadcast information, visit byutv.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Acoustic Explosion: This is a free concert for BYU students featuring student bands. It will be held at the Wilkinson Student Varsity Theatre at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in performing should submit a demo tape to the Student Activities Board. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Emeriti Winter Activity: Daniel C. Peterson, BYU professor of Arabic, will be speaking to members of the BYU Emeritus Club on “The Church and Current Middle East Conditions” at 11:30 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. For more information, contact Ruth Brasher, (801) 374-9842.
Retirement Planning: A free finance class, “Planning for Financial Security in Retirement,” will begin today for BYU full-time employees and their spouses during winter semester 2013. Online registration and more information are available at ce.byu.edu/cw/financial/ or by calling ext. 2-8925.
Friday, Jan. 25
BYU Business Model Competition: This competition is a part of the Miller New Venture Challenge series of competitions and events hosted by the Marriott School. Student teams from across campus have prepared for the competition by validating their entrepreneurial product or service with real potential customers. The competition helps teams verify a need for their product or service and that the solution they have come up with meets that need. The top teams will present their findings at the finals for a chance at winning thousands of dollars in cash. The event will start at 2 p.m. in the rooms W408 and W410 at the N. Eldon Tanner Building. For more information, contact Jeff Brown, (801) 422-2815, email@example.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
BYU Devotional: David Seely of the ancient scripture faculty will be featured at a devotional assembly at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Jan 30
BYU’s Got Talent: This auditioned event hosted by the Student Activities Board is based on the show “America’s Got Talent.” Judges comment and finalists are chosen for the BYU’s Got Talent Finale at the end of the semester. The first audition will be in the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to open again until fall 2013.
Dinosaur Exhibit: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 period nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region during the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view them 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 Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
Planetarium Shows: The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium regularly offers Friday night shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society at 7 and 8 p.m. for $2 a person. The planetarium is located at N465 of the Eyring Science Center on campus, and tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures recently opened the exhibit titled “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about textile creation, a tradition that has carried on through the generations. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
Stories from Around the World: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is now featuring a story time for toddlers and preschoolers every Friday at 11 a.m. during the school year. The program is free with new stories and a new culture each week. The museum is located on 700 North 100 East in Provo. Each week, folktales will help children to explore elements – like music, clothing and families – that cultures throughout the globe share. Children will hear the stories as they sit surrounded by artifacts that are held in the museum’s galleries. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
Free Campus Tours: Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available for students, staff, faculty, prospective students, alumni and visitors weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. To set up a reservation, call (801) 422-4678 or visit unicomm.byu.edu/about/campusvisits.aspx.
Free Exhibit Tours: BYU’s “Education in Zion” exhibit in the Joseph F. Smith Building now offers daily tours Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. in addition to regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and extended hours on Monday and Wednesday until 9 p.m. Tours begin in the east-wing lobby on the main floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery traces the history of education in LDS culture and showcases art from local artists and BYU students. Visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzionfor more information. For large groups, call the gallery’s information desk at (801) 422-6519. The gallery recently opened a new exhibition showcasing some of the better-known politicians who have visited the university in the past.
Free Family History Classes: 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/sites/familyhistory/Sunday-classes or call (801) 422-6200.
Free Study Help Workshops: The Career and Academic Success Center at BYU offers classes on test preparation, stress management and time management. Students can attend classes to improve their academic, career and life skills. All workshops are 50 minutes long and are held in 2590 Wilkinson Student Center. If you cannot attend at the scheduled times, there are one-on-one classes available. Call (801) 422-2689 or visi aso.byu.edu to schedule.
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Writer: Hwa Lee