Monday, June 3 through August
Summer Educator Workshops: Workshops are available that are specifically designed for teachers and parents of elementary and secondary students who are interested in teacher recertification. Logistical and safety constraints will not allow accommodating nursing infants or young children in any workshop sessions. Schedule and class information is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/sew/ .
Tuesday, June 4
University Devotional: Kelly Patterson, professor of political science and director of the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, will give an address titled "Wandering and Wondering" at the campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. 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 . Spring term devotionals will also be broadcast on campus at W-112 Ezra Taft Benson Building, 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 1
Mornings @ the Museum: This summer, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at BYU will invite families to a free program filled with fun and educational activities, every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Due to limited space, participants are asked to make a reservation by contacting the MPC's Education Office at (801) 422-0022. The one-hour program designed for children ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult, consists of educational stories and hands-on, take-home activities. Three rotating themes will be presented each week during the summer: “Ancient Egypt,” “Masks from Around the World” and “Clothes.” The museum is located at 100 E. 700 N. in Provo. For more information, visit facebook.com/byu.mpc or mpc.byu.edu .
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-20
Brown Bag Film Series: This summer, the BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies is hosting its Brown Bag Film Series with the theme “Beyond the Border” Tuesdays and Thursdays at 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The series will explore international issues from war and politics to art and music, representing a rare glimpse into a world that is foreign to most Americans by examining events, trends and stories from around the world with an emphasis on international relations. Schedule and movie information is available at kennedy.byu.edu/wordpress/?p=1506 .
Monday, June 10-Aug. 9
Summer Youth Writing Camps: BYU is offering 11 Summer Youth Writing Camps where participants will spend a fun-filled week with other young writers developing writing skills and exploring their creative sides. Camp schedules and registration are available at writingcamps.byu.edu . All the camps include five full days (or half-days) of instruction, writing and classroom materials, a T-shirt and snacks. Most also include visits from guest authors.
Monday, June 10-28
High School French Camp: Participants who successfully complete French Camp will receive 1 credit hour (the equivalent of 2 semesters or 4 quarters) of either intermediate (2nd year French) or advanced (3rd year French) high school French. Fourth-year French is not currently available. A course completion notice and course grade will automatically be mailed to the high school indicated by the participant during the registration process. Providing a high school name is optional, and once provided, the name can be removed by the participant anytime until the course is completed if the participant does not want to accept the credit and grade earned. Participants from outside of Utah should confirm with their school counselor that their school will accept high school credit from BYU Independent Study. More information including registration is available at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/french/ .
Tuesday, June 11
University Devotional: Brian Santiago, senior associate athletic director at BYU, will give an address titled "Safely on the Lord’s Side" at the campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. 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 . Spring term devotionals will also be broadcast on campus at W-112 Ezra Taft Benson Building, 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.
Sunday through Saturday, June 16-22
Young Musician’s SummerFestival: The BYU School of Music is hosting Young Musicians’ SummerFestival, which is a six-day summer camp for young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14-18 who want to improve their musical skills and talents. Registration ends Monday, June 10. More information is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/yms/ .
Monday through Saturday, June 24-29
BYU Summer Scholars: Summer Scholars will give young students a one-week sneak peak at life as a college student at BYU. Participants will live on campus, participate in fascinating class discussions, attend inspiring devotionals and fun activities, and get to know a fantastic group of fellow students and college students serving as counselors. More information including registration is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/scholars/index.php
Tuesday, June 25
University Devotional: D. Kelly Ogden, professor of ancient scripture at BYU, 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 . Spring term devotionals will also be broadcast on campus at F-210 Harris Fine Art Center, Joseph Smith Building Auditorium and the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre.
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.
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Writer: Hwa Lee