Tuesday, June 1
Jeffery Thompson of BYU’s Marriott School of Management will be the devotional speaker at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Thompson is a professor of organizational behavior and public management. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Wednesday, June 2
The Student Activities Board will present Acoustic Explosion at 7 p.m. This event will be hosted outdoors on the grass between the Wilkinson Student Center and the Harris Fine Arts Center. Students will be performing a number of acoustic pieces during this open-air concert. The event is free.
Friday and Saturday, June 4-5
Humor U, Utah’s largest comedy club, will be performing in the Maeser Building Auditorium on the southwest corner of campus. Tickets are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. There will be shows both nights at 8 and 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 8
Marilyn Berrett, from BYU’s Dance Department, will be the devotional speaker at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Berrett researches and teaches dance instruction for elementary school students. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Thursday, June 10
The English Language Learner Symposium will take place in the Wilkinson Student Center. The symposium was organized to address issues facing communities and schools due to the growing population of English language learners. Participants can register for the symposium by visiting ce.byu.edu/cw/ell/ or by calling (801) 422-8925. Three national experts will present at the symposium: Norma Gonzalez from the University of Arizona, Jodi Crandell of the University of Maryland and Catherine Amanti from Tucson United School District.
Wednesday, June 16
The 35th Annual Summer Institute of Applied Statistics will be taking place in 203 Talmage Building. This year's topic will be “Bayesian Reliability” featuring BYU professor C. Shane Reese. Registration for the course is available at statistics.byu.edu/summer_institute. Registration is open until 5 p.m. June 11. However, a $75 late fee will be added for registrations after June 2. Workshops will be held all day Wednesday and Thursday with morning classes Friday. This course presents modern methods and techniques for analyzing reliability data from a Bayesian perspective.
Saturday, June 19
New Student Orientation will include a Service Fair from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. This event will allow all new BYU students to learn about service programs at the university.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will be hosting a Date Night. The date night will have a Safari theme. For more information and tickets, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.
Tuesday, June 22
Steven Taylor of BYU’s College of Life Sciences will be the speaker at the weekly 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 byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Friday, June 25
The Museum of People’s and Cultures will be hosting a Culture-Me-Mine Date Night. Participants will learn about the beautiful pottery of Fourmile Ruin and view the museum’s newest exhibit, “Beneath Your Feet.” Refreshments, activities and a chance to make your own piece of pottery will round out the evening. Tickets are $10 a couple and available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk beginning June 21.
Tuesday, June 29
Richard Bennett will be speaking at the campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Bennett is the editor of Church history for BYU Studies and the associate editor of Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. He teaches courses on Church history and the Doctrine and Covenants. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.
Wednesday, June 30
The Student Activities Board will be hosting Giant Tricycle Races in Brigham Square at 5:30 p.m. The event is free. Call (801) 422-3122 for more information.
Papers for the Mormon Media Studies Symposium are due June 30. The conference will be held Nov. 11–12, 2010. This year’s theme is “Mormon Media Studies: Across Time, Space and Disciplines.” Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. June 30.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, has a variety of displays and activities for children and adults. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to most exhibits and events is free. For more information, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.
Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children ages 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean 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 Museum. Each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon participants will be transported to rain forests, deep ocean trenches, deserts and tundra to learn about the animals that inhabit each place. Registration is $12 per child to be paid one week in advance. Registration is not accepted the day of the class due to preparations involved. For more information or to register, call the Monte L. Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.
Wildlife Adventures will be held at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Tuesdays from noon–2 p.m. and Thursdays noon-4 p.m. The adventures will allow children to learn about life sciences (Tuesdays) and then visit places like the zoo or Timpanogoes caves, or try and catch reptiles at a pond. Wildlife Adventures costs $35 and more information is 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, “Beneath your feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley” explores the early peoples of Utah Valley. 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be hosting “Mornings @ the Museum” every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4–11, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join for tours, stores and fun activities. The program is free but reservations are required at (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 "Education in Zion" exhibit’s newest gallery, "Inheritance," located on the second floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building, will be open daily except Sundays. "Inheritance" is comprised of art by students of BYU visual arts faculty member Sunny Belliston Taylor. Some art pieces allow participants to contribute to the gallery itself. From the revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith to the contemporary worldwide educational program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Education in Zion” tells the story of the Church through education. The exhibit is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-6519.
Weekly FHE night activitiess are available at the “Education in Zion” exhibit. Call (801) 422-6519 to schedule or for more information.
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.
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