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What’s New at BYU for July 2013

Saturday, July 6

GMAT Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the GMAT exam will run through August 24. More information about registration is available at testprep.byu.edu .

Monday, July 8

MPC Passport FHE:The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host a family home evening event where participants will move from station to station in the museum with a "passport,” learning about different cultures.  Admission is free and the event will take place in an open house fashion between 4 to 8 p.m. The museum is located at 100 E. 700 N. in Provo. More information is available at facebook.com/byu.mpc or mpc.byu.edu

Monday through Friday, July 8-12

“Graphic Novels and Comics” Writing Camp:This writing camp is for students entering grades 9-12 who will create five pages of a graphic novel or comic book. Professional writers and illustrators will share their expertise. More information and online registration are available at ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/comics.php .

Friday, July 19

MPC Date Night: The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host a mystery date night, “Zooby-Doo,” at 6 p.m. at the museum, located at 100 E. 700 N. in Provo. Couples will h race around Provo in teams as they look for clues and interview suspects to catch the culprit. Prizes and food will be provided.  Tickets are $26 per couple and will be available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk beginning Monday, July 15. More information is available at facebook.com/byu.mpc or mpc.byu.edu

Tuesday, July 9

University Devotional: Tyler Jarvis, professor of mathematics, will speak at the campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at  byutv.org . Rebroadcast information can be found through  byutv.org/schedule . Archived devotionals are available at  speeches.byu.edu . Summer term devotionals will also be broadcast on campus in F-210 Harris Fine Art Center, the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.

Saturday, July 13

GRE Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the GRE exam will run through Aug. 29. More information about registration is available at testprep.byu.edu .

Tuesday, July 16

University Forum: Spencer Magleby, a professor of mechanical engineering and the associate dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, will give an address titled "Designing Your World" at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at  byutv.org . Rebroadcast information can be found through  byutv.org/schedule . Archived devotionals are available at  speeches.byu.edu . Summer term devotionals and forums will also be broadcast on campus in F-210 Harris Fine Art Center, the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.

Thursday and Friday, July 18-19

Annual Books for Young Readers Symposium: This BYU event is open to men and women age 13 and older who are interested in writing and illustrating books for children and young adults. The symposium will be held in the Provo City Library, located at 550 N. University Avenue, Provo. The Virginia Sorensen Lecture and Reception will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center.  More information about schedules and registration is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/bfyr/ .

Saturday, July 20

ACT Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the ACT exam will run through Sept. 14. More information about registration is available at testprep.byu.edu .

Tuesday, July 23

University Devotional: Gary Barton, a professor of visual arts, will speak at the campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at  byutv.org . Rebroadcast information can be found through  byutv.org/schedule . Archived devotionals are available at  speeches.byu.edu . Summer term devotionals and forums will also be broadcast on campus in F-210 Harris Fine Art Center, the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.

Monday through Friday, July 29-August 2

Adult Ballroom Dance Camp: In its 32nd year, this exciting BYU camp offers the best in both international and American styles of ballroom dancing. Each day of camp provides up to seven hours of dance instruction with professional instructors. The camp also includes a banquet, awards ceremony, camp dance and closing showcase in which each participant performs what he or she has learned. More information and online registration are available at ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/adult_ballroom.php . The registration closes on Friday, July 26.

Tuesday, July 30

University Devotional: Curt Holman, an associate professor in the ballroom dance division of the BYU Dance Department, will speak at the campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at  byutv.org . Rebroadcast information can be found through  byutv.org/schedule . Archived devotionals are available at  speeches.byu.edu . Summer term devotionals and forums will also be broadcast on campus in F-210 Harris Fine Art Center, the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.

Evening with Friends Registration Deadline: The BYU Emeriti Association will host a dinner Tuesday, Aug. 6, where American sculptor Dennis Smith will speak on “How Personal Experience Forms the Images that Give Our Lives Meaning.” Smith’s last 40 years of sculpting representations of families, mothers and children has become a driving force in the history of U.S. sculpture. Tickets are $16 per person and online registration begins Sunday, July 30, at alumni.byu.edu/2013ewf .

Tuesday through Friday, July 30-Aug. 2  

The BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference: The 45th annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will offer more than 100 classes, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information. Class topics include youth and genealogy, DNA research and U.S and international research. Keynote speakers include Elder Allan F. Packer, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Dennis C. Brimhall, managing director of the LDS Family History Department. The conference will be held in the BYU Conference Center, located at 770 E. University Parkway, Provo. More information and online registration are available at ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgen/ .

All Month

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to reopen until spring 2014.

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. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680 or visit cpms.byu.edu/MP/index.html

Planetarium Shows: The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium regularly offers Friday night shows at 7 and 8 p.m. The shows are hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society and are $2 a person (cash or check only, no reservation). 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 opened the exhibit titled “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about textile creation, a tradition 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 and offers a new culture and new stories 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 share throughout the globe. Children will hear the stories as they sit surrounded by artifacts held in the museum’s galleries. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu .

Mexican Masks Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures opened the exhibit “Mexican Masks: Concealing Faces, Revealing Expressions,” which helps visitors gain a deeper understanding of how masks are used in a particular culture and the meanings the tradition-bearers bring to them. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu .

Free Campus Tours: Complimentery 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 their regular Museum visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays (closed during spring and summer)and extended hours on Monday and Wednesday until 9 p.m. Tours begin at the info desk at the top of the spiral staircase in the building. The gallery traces the history of education in LDS culture and showcases art from local artists and BYU students. Visit educationinzion.byu.edu for more information. For large groups, call the gallery’s information desk at (801) 422-6519. The current exhibits in the gallery are: “Famous Politicians Who Have Visited BYU” (ends Aug. 2, 2013), “Cosmo: The Credentials of a Cougar” (ends Aug. 2, 3013) and “The Healer’s Art: A Celebration of the College of Nursing” (ends Nov. 20, 2013).

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. Classes begin at 1 p.m., 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 for 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 visit aso.byu.edu to schedule.

Follow BYU events on Twitter: @BYUcalendar .

Writer: Hwa Lee

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