What’s New at BYU for July 2006
Tuesday, July 11
JoAnn Abegglen, a member of the College of Nursing faculty, will speak at a BYU campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. It will be broadcast live on BYU Broadcasting channels. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Wednesday, July 12
The Poetry Pocket, a night of writing and listening to original poetry, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Traditions Lounge. The Student Activities Board will sponsor the event. For more information, contact the board at (801) 422-3122.
Saturday, July 15
The BYUSA Events Management Team will host a traditional Pinewood Derby in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace at 10:30 a.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate, and cars can be made by groups of people or individuals. For more information, visit eventsmanagement.byu.edu.
Tuesday, July 18
Daniel Judd of the BYU Religious Education faculty will present a forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on BYU Broadcasting channels. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Wednesday, July 19
The Student Activities Board will host “Beat the Heat” at 5:30 p.m. in Brigham’s Square. Participants can play games like four-square and hopscotch and enjoy free Popsicles. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.
Thursday, July 20-Saturday, July 22
The BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble will celebrate a half-century of folk dancing with the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Celebration on campus and at Provo’s North Park. Activities will include reunion parties, a family picnic, workshops and a formal banquet. A concert will highlight the celebration on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall and will feature the current folk dance team, which recently returned from a tour of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Quebec. For more information, contact Edwin Austin at (801) 422-3384.
Tuesday, July 25
The university devotional will feature Bill Baker, professor of organizational leadership and strategy, at 11:05 a.m. in BYU’s de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on BYU Broadcasting channels. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.
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. Admission is free. The BYU Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will continue its new exhibit, “Sheep of the World,” through October. 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 museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. Other exhibits on display include a butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, “Ecosystem Dioramas,” “Africa: A Diverse Continent” and “Synoptic Collections of Vertebrate Animals.” The museum will also present “Wildlife Adventures” for children ages 6-12 in two-day sessions. The theme for July 11 and 13 will be “Creepy Crusade,” where kids will make bug nets and hunt for bugs at Utah Lake; July 18 and 20 will be “Cave Spelunking,” with a trip to Timpanogos Cave; and July 25 and 27 will be called “Rock On!” and feature an exploration of rocks in Provo Canyon. 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 weekdays 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.
The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, will continue its 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 2007. 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. 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. Monday through Friday. 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 and education workshops, 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 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.
Writer: Elizabeth Kasper