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What's New at BYU for March 2005

What's New at BYU for February 2005

Tuesday March 1

President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Wednesday March 2

John Rosenberg will speak at 5 p.m. in the Lee Library auditorium as part of the Moral Dimensions lecture series at BYU's David O. McKay School of Education. Rosenberg is a professor of Spanish and associate dean of the College of Humanities. He will discuss "Ensuring Responsible Stewardship of Schools & Educator Preparation."

Wednesday through Friday, March 2-4

The Seventh Annual Field Studies Inquiry Conference at BYU will deal with such topics as health care in Guatemala, Tongan women's involvement in society and the education of girls in Ghana. The sessions are held at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies in 238 Herald R. Clark Building from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Various regions of the world are the focus for each of the days. For a full schedule of events or to view archives, please visit http://kennedy.byu.edu/events/inquiryconf.html. For information, contact Ashley Tolman at (801) 422-1488, inquiryconference@yahoo.com.

Thursday March 3

BYU will host "To the Power of 2: Mentored Learning Symposium" featuring undergraduate mentored research projects Thursday, March 3, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom and Garden Court. The public will have a two-hour window to see 40 mentored undergraduate students display their findings and share their successes, including the EV1 electric car, in the WSC Ballroom. At the same time, 12 students will provide oral presentations to discuss their results in the WSC Garden Court. Refreshments will be provided. For information or questions, please contact Matt Maddox, ORCA, (801) 422-1461 or Mike Call, College of Humanities, (801) 422-2550.

Thursday March 3

Richard J. Butler, professor of economics at BYU, will speak at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower for the 12th annual Martin B. Hickman lecture regarding "How the Internet Changed Social Science Research." All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences.

Friday March 4

The Brigham Young University Cougar Club Sportsman's Alliance will have its first annual dinner and banquet fundraiser in the Provo Marriott Ballroom on 100 West and 100 North. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction starts at 7 p.m. Each attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a grand door prize in which the guest may choose between a Wasatch Elk Tag and a trip for two to Hawaii.

Saturday March 5

Camille Fronk, professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, will be the keynote speaker at the Women's Leadership Conference from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. The theme of the conference, "More Precious Than Rubies," is taken from Proverbs 31:10-31. No registration is required and the conference is free to the public. For information or questions, please call Rebecca Erekson, chair of the Women's Leadership Conference, at (801) 422-7176, rebecca_erekson@byu.edu.

Tuesday March 8

Mark Peterson, professor of Asian and Near Eastern languages at Brigham Young University, will speak regarding "Seasons at War" at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday March 9

Editor Larry Morris will speak at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library regarding his latest book, "The Fate of the Corps," as part of the William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters Lecture. Morris received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU and has since worked as an editor with the Ensign, McGraw-Hill and Novell. "Fate of the Corps," published by Yale University Press, traces the lives of more than 30 members of the Lewis and Clark expedition following their return from the Pacific Coast. For information, please call Kris Nelson, BYU Charles Redd Center, at (801) 422-4048.

Thursday, March 10

Donald A. Swanson, volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will discuss "Beauty and the Volcano: Tracking Lava from Vent to Ocean at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii" during the annual Quey Hebrew Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. in 2084 Jesse Knight Building at BYU. The public is welcome to attend.

Friday March 11

The BYU School of Family Life, the Division of Continuing Education and the Provo-based Family Life Education Institute will co-sponsor a one-day conference from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. The Family Outreach Conference is a forum where participants can learn better ways to answer the call of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family." To register or obtain conference materials and further information, visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/familyoutreach or call (801) 422-8925.

Wednesday-Friday, March 9-11

The Brigham Young University-Public School Partnership will host its 3rd biannual conference at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City March 9-11. Facilitated by The Center for Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, the theme of the conference is "Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century: Classrooms and Schools for Tomorrow." Respected national and international presenters have been assembled, including Deborah Wortham, Mike Schomoker, and Thomas Gusky. Presenters will cover a variety of subjects including assessment, differentiated instruction, school leadership, leading systemic change, and data analysis. For more information, contact CITES Director Steven Baugh at 801-422-1708.

Tuesday March 15

Dennis Wright, professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, will speak regarding "Seasons at War" at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org. Since his arrival at BYU in 1995, Wright has co-authored with Robert Freeman both "Saints at War" and "Saints at War: Korea and Vietnam." They, along with Craig Manscill, are working to complete an "Encyclopedia of the Presidents of the Church."

Saturday March 19

K. Codell Carter, professor of philosophy at BYU, will present "Ignaz Semmelweis: Savior of Mothers" at the BYU Women March Meeting at 2 p.m. in the Alumni House. A specialist in the history of medicine, Carter will recount the story of the 19th-century Viennese Semmelweiss, who pioneered the new theory of disease that lead to the saving of countless mothers' lives. In addition to the lectures, election of 2005-2006 officers of the BYU Women organization will take place. All BYU women faculty, staff and spouses of faculty and staff are eligible to become members. Those interested in joining BYU Women should contact Gayle Farnsworth at (801) 374-0147.

Tuesday March 22

David Levy will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus forum. Live broadcasts of the forum will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Tuesday March 22 and Wednesday Mar 23

Experience the culture of Polynesia with dinner, music and a performance featuring dances from Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Dinner will be served before the show from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. each night. Entertainment will be provided by different Polynesian music groups. Dinner tickets are available presale only at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. They will be sold until March 16 for the Tuesday's dinner and March 17 for Wednesday. Tickets cost $9.25 per plate. Show tickets will also be available at the Information Desk. They are $3 with student ID, $4 without and children under 2 are free.

Thursday March 24

The J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU will host the "State and Local Government Conference" for law practitioners in the Provo Marriott Hotel. The purpose of the conference is to provide legal education credit and to inform the practitioners of the changes in the law. The event has become popular among attorneys in the area. For information, please call Lisa Cope at (801) 422-6384.

Thursday March 24

The Computer Science Department will sponsor the 5th Annual Family History Technology Workshop in the BYU Conference Center. The workshop is intended for those interested in or involved with developing enabling technologies and software tools for genealogy work. The all-day event includes a keynote speaker, 18 individual presentations, new developments demonstrations, a dinner speaker and meals. The workshop costs $60 and includes a DVD of the workshop proceedings. For information, visit http://www.fht.byu.edu or call Mindy Varkevisser, Computer Science Department, at (801) 422-1472, mindy@cs.byu.edu.

Saturday March 26

BYU's 10th annual Rex E. Lee Run will honor former BYU president Rex E. Lee and current and past cancer fighters. The race begins outside the BYU Outdoor Track, south of LaVell Edwards Stadium. The 10k race starts at 9 a.m. and the 5k starts at 9:15. Registration will be available online and at various locations, including the Wilkinson Center, Hogi Yogi and Runner's Corner in Orem. For information, visit http://rexleerun.byu.edu.

Saturday, March 26

An Easter conference, "The Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ," will include a special Easter message by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium at BYU. Other presenters include Andrew Skinner and Richard D. Draper, dean and associate dean of Religious Education, as well as Richard Hozapfel, Eric D. Huntsman, Thomas A. Wayment and Gaye Strathearn. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Tuesday March 29

Tom Sederberg will speak at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. Live broadcasts of the devotional will be available on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU-Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Radio and byubroadcasting.org, as well as on campus in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium and the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center.

Thursday, March 31

David J. Schmidly, president of Oklahoma State University and CEO of the OSU System, will speak on "Natural History and the Naturalist: What is the Future?" at 7 p.m. in the Tanner Auditorium, 110 Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, for this year's John Tanner Distinguished Lecture at BYU. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the main floor gallery of the museum. The public is welcome.

Each Saturday in March

Saturday Safari classes continue each Saturday in March at 9:30 a.m. in The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum for children in the community ages 5 to 10. Registration at $8 per child per class and must be made one week in advance. Parents must also sign a release form at the time of registration.

The following is the list of classes for March:

  • March 5 - "Animal Appetites"

  • March 12 - "Prehistoric Animals"

  • March 19 - "Animals of India" For information or questions, please visit http://mlbean.byu.edu/ or call (801) 422-5051

    All month

    Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

    L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition this semester titled, "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the Eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library, and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and 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. Visitors may touch real fossils at the fossil touch table and see a unique Diceratops skull. Admission is free. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

    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 Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A life-size African elephant is currently under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display are a new 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. Children's story time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information. The museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, has a new 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 2006. Also on display is "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America and South America and to the isles of the Pacific. 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. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020.

    BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, scholars' academy and mothers-and-daughters camps, please 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, please visit the Web site at 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. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit the Web site at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

    Writer: Devin Knighton

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