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What's New at BYU for June 2006

What’s New at BYU for June 2006

Friday, June 2

The Annual BYU Faculty Women’s Association Retreat will begin at 8 a.m. at the University Parkway Center. The theme for the retreat is “The Power to Appreciate Life.” For more information, contact Jane Birch at (801) 422-4008.

Tuesday, June 6

Joseph Parry of the Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, June 7

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Laura Dupuy for a Global Awareness lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Dupuy is the executive director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. Admission is free.

Thursday, June 8

Women’s Services and Resources will present a Healthy Eating Workshop from 11 a.m. to noon in 1510 Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit wsr.byu.edu.

Friday, June 9

His Excellency George Achulike Obiozor will present an Ambassadorial Insights lecture at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Obiozor is the Nigerian ambassador to the United States. Admission is free.

"Maeser’s Backyard Bash" will be hosted by BYUSA from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Maeser Quad. Refreshments will be served, and games such as badminton and volleyball will be available. Campus clubs will present music and comedy, and those who want to get wet can take a ride on a Slip ‘N Slide. For more information, contact Jessica Witt at (801) 422-5698.

Saturday, June 10

A 5-K race against violence and pornography will begin at 9 a.m. at the Richards Quad. To register, visit Women’s Services and Resources in 1520 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, visit wsr.byu.edu.

Monday-Thursday, June 12-15

The BYU Department of Integrative Biology will host an international conference discussing biodiversity in Patagonia, cross-cultural education programs and student foreign exchanges in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum and the John A. Widtsoe Building. The public is invited to the opening reception at 11 a.m. in the Tanner Auditorium at the Bean Museum. For more information, contact Jerry Johnson at (801) 422-4502.

Monday-Friday, June 12-16

The English Department will present the annual “Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop” in the BYU Conference Center. Participants will learn how to write, illustrate and publish in the children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction markets. Representatives from national publishing companies will be instructing students. Tuition costs may be covered for eligible BYU employees and their spouses. For more information, contact Chris Crowe at (801) 422-3429 or visit ce.byu.edu/cw/writing.

Tuesday, June 13

Elder Donald L. Staheli, a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will present a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.

Thursday, June 15

Women’s Services and Resources will present a Healthy Eating Workshop from 11 a.m. to noon in 1510 Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit wsr.byu.edu.

Thursday, June 22

Women’s Services and Resources will present a Healthy Eating Workshop from 11 a.m. to noon in 1520 Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit wsr.byu.edu.

Julianne Newmark will speak at an L.Tom Perry Special Collections omnibus lecture in 1131 Harold B. Lee Library at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Derek Jensen at (801) 422-6276.

Tuesday, June 27

A campus devotional will be presented by Gerald R. Williams of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.

All month:

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.” 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 Kaspar

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