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What’s New at BYU for June 2011

Wednesday, June 1

Bible Studies Lecture: Bruce Wells, associate professor of Hebrew Bible studies at Saint Joseph’s University, will speak at a BYU lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The lecture, “The Whole Truth: Forensic Rituals and Forensic Evidence in Ancient Near Eastern Courtrooms,” is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Campus Showcase: BYU employees are invited to the 3rd annual Campus Showcase Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. This event is for full- and part-time non-student employees who will learn about the many services offered by BYU. Attendees may stop by at any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP is required before Monday, May 23, by calling (801) 422-4678. There will be refreshments, free take-away items and drawings for prizes, including tickets to popular football games, cultural events and more. For more information contact Jim Kasen at (801) 422-5788 or jim_kasen@byu.edu.

Acoustic Explosion—Special Edition: Acoustic Explosion, one of BYU's most popular events, is doing a special edition concert featuring "The Lovecapades" with special guests Steven Stucki and Mayday at 7 p.m. near Brigham Square. This event is free. Different from the monthly Acoustic Explosion Concert Series, Special Edition with "The Lovecapades" will feature these three groups, who have been favorites at the shows for some time now, allowing them to showcase more of their songs and talents. In case of inclement weather the show will be moved to the Varsity Theater in the Wilkinson Student Center. Visit stab.byu.edu for more information.

Thursday, June 2

Educator Workshops: The David O. McKay School of Education is offering summer educator workshops beginning Thursday, June 2, and continuing through Wednesday, July 27. The workshops are specifically designed for teachers and parents of elementary and secondary students who are interested in teacher recertification, lane-change salary increases, the latest in teaching methodology or a variety of new ideas to use at home or in the classroom. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/sew.

Religious Studies Lecture: The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts is hosting a lecture by Ronan J. Head about “Slavery in the Ancient Near East and the Bible” at 11 a.m. in 3716 Harold B. Lee Library. For more information, visit maxwellinstitute.byu.edu.

Saturday, June 4

GMAT Test Prep: The Conferences and Workshops GMAT Preparation Course will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until July 30. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test. The price is $695 for the class. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

GRE Test Prep: The Conferences and Workshops GRE Preparation Course will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until July 16. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Graduate Record Exam. The price is $650 for the class. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Utah Festival of Books: Book lovers are invited to celebrate literature during the Utah Festival of Books at BYU. The kick-off event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Brigham Square. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet New York Times best-selling authors including James Dashner, Ally Condie, Kiersten White and Brandon Mull. Other literary activities will be available throughout the day. Information, a festival schedule of events and other activities for the Utah Festival of Books are available online at utahfestivalofbooks.com.

Monday, June 6

French Camp:  High school students studying French are invited to French Camp at Brigham Young University Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 24. This three-week program is designed to help French-studying students to prepare for college-level French, succeed in high school-level French classes and prepare to travel to French-speaking countries. Registration is $350 with no housing or breakfast included or $780 with housing and all meals included. For more information or to register, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/french.   

InterMuse Academy: Brigham Young University will host the 17th Annual InterMuse Academy Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 17. This course is designed for musician-teachers who wish to become certified according the Kodály method of school, studio, home and community music education. Register online before Thursday, June 2. For more information and to register, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/intermuse.

Tuesday, June 7

Devotional: Larry Howell, professor of mechanical engineering, will give the Brigham Young University devotional at 11 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.

Wednesday through Friday, June 8-10

National Outreach Conference: The Brigham Young University Counseling Center will host the 4th Annual National Outreach Conference for Counseling Centers at the Westgate Resort and Spa in Park City. BYU invites counseling center professionals interested in or dedicated to exploring the excitement and challenges of outreach, programming and consultation work. The conference fee is $195. To register online and for more information, visit outreachconference.org.

Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10

Language Learners Symposium: Educators and professionals will gather to discuss issues surrounding children and families learning English at the 3rd Annual English Language Learners Symposium at the Wilkinson Student Center. This year’s symposium is themed “Family, School, and Community Collaboration” and will highlight how the concept of community capitals and the development of family and school partnerships can enhance the academic success of English learners and their families. Registration is $100 for a two-day non-credit ticket, $130 for a two-day one university credit ticket and $50 for a two-day morning keynote sessions ticket. Register online at cedev.byu.edu/cw/ell/register, over the phone at (801) 422-8925, or in person at 120 Harman Continuing Education Building, before June 3. At-the-door registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. For more information, visit education.byu.edu/ellsymposium/2011 or contact Roxanna Johnson at (801) 422-1922 or roxanna_johnson@byu.edu.

Saturday, June 11

ACT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops ACT Preparation Course will run from 9 a.m. to noon and continue every Saturday until Aug. 13. This course is for high school students preparing to take the ACT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Sunday through Saturday, June 12-18

Young Musicians Summer Festival: The Brigham Young University School of Music invites young musicians to participate in the Young Musicians’ Summer Festival Sunday, June 12, to Saturday, June 18. Summer Festival is a six-day summer camp for young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14 to 18 who want to improve their musical skills and talents. Register online by June 6. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/yms.

Monday, June 13

Emeriti Summer Activity: BYU’s Student Alumni Association will hold a luncheon with guest speakers Herb and Patricia Stoddard speaking on Pakistan at 11:30 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. Tickets are $16 and seating is limited. Registration closes June 6. For more information and registration, visit alumni.byu.edu.

Monday through Wednesday, June 13-15

International Folk Dance Camp: BYU invites girls and boys ages 9 to 18 to “travel the world” with the magic and music of international folk dancing. This dance camp will be a three-day cultural dance experience. Register online before June 8. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/folk_dance.

Wednesday through Friday, June 15-17

Statistics Institute: The 36th Annual Brigham Young University Summer Institute of Applied Statistics will be held on the BYU campus. G. Bruce Schaalje, professor of statistics at BYU, will present "The Art and Craft of Mixed Models." Register online at statistics.byu.edu. Academic registration is $600. Non-academic rates are $850. Registration closes June 6. For CES and student rates contact Kathi Carter at (801) 422-4506 or kathi_carter@stat.byu.edu.

Thursday through Saturday, June 16-18

Clogging Camp: Cloggers ages 9 to 18 are invited to come to the Cougar Clogging Classic Camp at BYU. Attendees will experience the newest dances and the most dynamic clogging instruction in the West from special guest instructors, including members from the sensational group The Fab Five, finalists in America’s Got Talent. Registration closed June 13. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/clogging.

Saturday, June 18

Nature Experienceship: Learn from Shawn Clark about insects at this month’s Nature Experienceship hosted by the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. This program is open to ages 12 and up. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.

Monday, June 20

Arabic Language Camp: Brigham Young University will host the StarTalk Summer Arabic Language Camp for high school students wanting to learn Arabic. The camp will run through Wednesday, July 13. The program will offer an intensive three-and-a-half-week Arabic language learning experience for mature, highly motivated students. The program seeks to teach Arabic through formal classroom instruction, fun hands-on activities and creative cultural experiences. Students will build proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing Arabic. Registration is $900 including high school credit, meals, housing, trips and activities. The fee excludes text books. For information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkArabic.

Monday, June 20 through Friday, July 1

Modern Dance Camp: Boys and girls ages 11 to 18 are invited to the Youth Modern Dance and Jazz Camp at BYU. Attendees will experience quality professional instruction in modern dance, jazz and ballet technique, composition, improvisation, repertory, and choreography from BYU’s nationally recognized dance faculty and guest instructors. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/modern.

Tuesday, June 21

Devotional: Val Anderson, chair of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, will give the Brigham Young University weekly devotional at 11 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.

Wednesday, June 22

Iraq Lecture: The David M. Kennedy Center for International Relations will host a lecture, "Christians in Contemporary Iraq: Current Plight and Future Prospects," featuring Herman Teule, director of the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Merit Badge Blitz: Boy scouts are invited to attend a session of BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures “Merit Badge Blitz” with sessions at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. The Blitz will fill all of the requirements for the Archaeology Merit Badge. The cost is $5 per scout. If coming as a troop, there is no fee for accompanying leaders. Reservations for the Merit Badge Blitz are required and can be made by calling the MPC’s Education Department at (801) 422-0022. For more information, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or mpc@byu.edu.

Monday, June 27

Chinese Language Camp: Brigham Young University will host the StarTalk Chinese Language Camp for high school students wanting to learn Chinese. The camp will run through Wednesday, July 20. The program will offer an intensive three-and-a-half-week Chinese language learning experiences for mature, highly motivated students. This is a residential camp where participants are able to live in an “immersion” environment where they are learning and using Chinese all day long in their classrooms and activities. The program is open to 14-18-year-old students who are in the 9th grade or higher. To apply, students must be 14 by Sept. 1 and must not be 19 before June 27. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese.

Tuesday, June 28

Devotional: Kent Jackson of the Religious Education faculty will give the Brigham Young University devotional at 11 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.

Wednesday, June 29

Cub Scout Open House:  Cub scouts are invited to come to BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures to earn the MPC Activity Patch, pass off various electives and win special prizes, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cubs and Dens can come and go as they please, there is no fee and reservations are not required.  Every Cub Scout in uniform will receive a special prize. For more information, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or mpc@byu.edu.

Mini Golf: A free nine-hole round of miniature golf will be available at 7 p.m. near Brigham Square. The course will be free to everyone with prizes going to the lowest scores. Bring a date, friends, family or ward and enjoy a free round of miniature golf on campus. In case of rain, the course will be moved to the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. For more information, visit stab.byu.edu.

All Month

Expanded 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 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 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. 

New Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures recently opened the exhibit “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about an ancient skill 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.

FHE at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures: Student groups and families from the community are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, for special guided tours on select Monday evenings. The cost is $5 per group. Family tours start at 6:30 p.m., and student tours start at 7:30 p.m. For more information and a listing of available dates, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Free Children’s Discovery Reading: Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children ages 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, where they will hear stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. Live animals will also be presented. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information about this and other museum events, contact the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Wildlife Adventures: Kids ages 6 to 12 can spend their Tuesdays and Thursdays on a Wildlife Adventure at the Monte L. Bean Museum. Tuesday sessions will be held in the museum at noon to 2 p.m., while Thursdays will involve a field trip experience from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $35 per child per week. For more information about this and other museum events, contact the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu. The schedule is as follows:

  • June 7 and 9: “Freaky Fossils”
  • June 14 and 16: “Plants a Plenty”
  • June 21 and 23: “Beez Buzz”
  • June 28 and 30: “ZOOrific”

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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, with extended hours on Monday and Wednesday evenings 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/educationinzion for more information. For large groups, call the gallery’s information desk at (801) 422-6519.

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 visit ccc.byu.edu/casc to schedule.

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Writer: Mel Gardner

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