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What’s New at BYU for March 2009

Sunday, March 1

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present a CES fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, March 3

Stephen Bahr, associate dean of the College of Family Home and Social Sciences, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday, March 3-Friday, March 6

BYU’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host its 11th Annual Inquiry Conference, featuring cross-cultural field research by students from disciplines across campus and student presentations daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will include a keynote address daily at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652, or visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 4

The Student Activities Board will host Acoustic Explosion in the Varsity Theatre of the Wilkinson Student Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Students interested in performing at an upcoming show must submit a demo to the Student Activities Board in 3371 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, visit stab.byu.edu.

His Excellency Welile Nhlapo, South African ambassador to the U.S., will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture titled “South Africa Today: Challenges and Opportunities” at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu, or contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Thursday, March 5

William Easterly, professor of economics from New York University, will present the David M. Kennedy Center’s Winter 2009 Book of the Semester Lecture, "The White Man's Burden,” at 4 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

The BYU School of Social Work will host a lecture, “The Brain, Pornography, and Addiction” by Matthew Hedelius and Todd Freestone, at 11 a.m. in B037 Joseph F. Smith Building as part of Social Work Month. For more information, contact Lisa Willey at (801) 422-5681.

Thursday and Friday, March 5- 6

The Center for Service and Learning will host a Leadership Open House to explain more than 120 available leadership positions in service and accept applications Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in 2010 and 2330 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Barbara Fuller at clarkebarbs@yahoo.com.

BYU will host the 40th Annual BYU Counseling Workshop at the Conference Center. The keynote speaker, Christopher Peterson from the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, will discuss “The Science of Positive Psychology.” For registration and additional information, contact Continuing Education at (801) 422-2568 or visit ceweb.byu.edu/cw/cwcounse.

Friday, March 6

Frost Steele, a BYU professor in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department, will speak about his solar dryer project that he will be working on in Fiji this summer at 1 p.m. in S232 Eyring Science Center. For more information, contact Ann Saunders at (801) 422-3912.

Friday and Saturday, March 6-7

The David M. Kennedy Center’s Students for International Development will host the annual Hunger Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk beginning Monday, March 2. Tickets are $7 each or two for $12 in advance, or $8 each at the door. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu/student/SID/hunger, or contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Saturday, March 7

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Fashionable Feathers” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051, or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Monday, March 9

BYU will host the 19th Annual Russell B. Clark Gerontology Health Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Conference Center. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. Free parking will be available west of the Conference Center. To see a complete conference schedule, visit gerontology.byu.edu. For more information, contact Steven Heiner at (801) 422-2214.

Tuesday, March 10

Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tom Brennan, director of Global Recruitment for Thunderbird School of Global Management, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Career Lecture, “Graduate School Recruitment,” at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 11

The Student Activities Board will host “Acappellooza” in the Varsity Theatre of the Wilkinson Student Center at 7 p.m. Admission is Free. For more information about attending or performing at the event, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122, or visit stab.byu.edu.

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED: Jeffrey M. Hovenier, deputy director of NATO Policy, European Security and Political Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, “The U.S. and Greece: Promoting Stability and Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a networking event for students to meet with current and former diplomats and governmental officials, “Today’s Diplomats Meeting Tomorrow’s Leaders,” at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Awards will be given for the best networking skills. Entertainment, appetizers and drinks will be provided at this free event. Please RSVP at (801) 422-3377.

Thursday, March 12

Matt Grow will present a lecture on Thomas L. Kane and 19-century America at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Following the lecture, guests are invited to tour the library exhibit “In Honorable Remembrance: Thomas L. Kane and the Latter-day Saints.”

Vernice Wineera, former director of the Pacific Institute at BYU-Hawaii, will present the annual Nan Osmond Grass Lecture, “Literature as Representative of Cultural Identity: A Pacific Perspective,” sponsored by the BYU English Department, at 11 a.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building.

BYU’s Documentary Cinema Film Series will show “McLuhan’s Wake” at 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Directed by Kevin McMahon, this film explores Marshall McLuhan’s life and technological change. Admission is free. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

BYU’s College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will present the Annual Russel B. Swensen Lecture, “The Defining Moment: Law and Religion,” by Sarah Baringer Gordon from the University of Pennsylvania, at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. For more information, contact Kim Reid at (801) 422-1320.

Thursday, March 12-Saturday, March 14

BYU will host the 12th Annual Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference at the Conference Center. More than 50 classes are available to help participants learn about advancements in computer programs, research techniques, managing genealogical databases, digital photographs and using the Internet for family history research. For fees or additional program and registration information, visit ceweb.byu.edu/cw/cwcompu, or call Continuing Education at (801) 422-4853.

Friday, March 13

The Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department will host a lecture with Jarakae Jensen, Tahitian Noni director of product development, at 1 p.m. in S232 Eyring Science Center. For more information, contact Ann Saunders at (801) 422-3912.

The BYU English Reading Series will host a reading by poet Lance Larsen at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

BYU’s School of Social Work will host a Benefit Concert featuring Benton Paul, Dave Kreitzer and Stephen Nelson at the Ozz, located at 490 N. Freedom Blvd., from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and all proceeds go to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis. For more information, contact Lisa Willey at (801) 422-5681.

Saturday, March 14

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Loads of Legs” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051, or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, March 17

Carol Wilkinson from Exercise Sciences will present a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

BYU’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology will host a Career Symposium from 4 to 6 p.m. in 3224 Wilkinson Student Center. The symposium will feature representatives from different fields in which students with a master’s degree can work after graduation. For more information, contact Amy Hayden at (801) 422-2479.

BYU’s Department of Sociology and School of Social Work will host “Transracial Adoption: Issues, Identity and Outcomes” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. The conference is free and open to the public, but those who would like to attend must register by sending an e-mail to transracialadoptionBYU@gmail.com. Lunch is available for $9.15. For more information, contact Kim Reid at (801) 422-1320.

Wednesday, March 18

David Simpson, professor of English from the University of California, Davis, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, "Running from Liberty Plaza and Running in Baghdad,” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Julie R. Hartley, BYU assistant professor of anthropology, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, "The Tour de France: Modern Heroes, Mythologized Landscape and the Ritual Nation,” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Thursday, March 19

BYU’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology will host a lecture, “In silico Analysis of a Multigene Family: New Vaccine Strategies to Combat Trypanosomea cruzi” by Margie Beucher from the University of Pittsburgh, at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information, contact Amy Hayden at (801) 422-2479.

BYU’s Documentary Cinema Film Series will host the showing of “Why We Fight” at 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Directed by Eugene Jarecki in 2005, this film looks back to President Eisenhower’s farewell speech and our current motivations for fighting. Admission is free. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

The Center for Service and Learning will host a service project for Project Youth from 9 a.m. to noon. To volunteer, contact Barbara Fuller at clarkebarbs@yahoo.com.

BYU’s College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will host the Martin B. Hickman Lecture by Erin Bigler, BYU professor of psychology, at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. For more information, contact Kim Reid at (801) 422-1320.

Friday, March 20

The College of Nursing will host the Global Maternal and Child Health Conference, "Countdown to 2015: Acting Now, Working Together to Improve Mother, Newborn and Child Survival," at the BYU Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Health and Human Performance, and the keynote speaker will be Socorro Gross-Caliano. The conference will include panel discussions and breakout sessions presented by health care professionals. Registration fees are $95 for professionals, $35 for students and $125 for exhibitors. Fees include attendance at all of the conference sessions and a box lunch. To register, call (801) 422-8925 or visit ce.byu.edu/cw/mnch.

BYUSA will host “Guitars Unplugged,” a concert featuring student talent, in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale the week of the event at the WSC Information Desk. For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.

Saturday, March 21

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Home Sweet Nest” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051, or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Larry St. Clair will host a Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Nature Experienceship about lichens. The program is for anyone ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and admission is $10 per person. To register, call (801) 422-5051.

Monday, March 23

The College of Nursing will host a Professionalism Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. The keynote speaker will be Nancy Nowak, CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. The conference will include breakout sessions presented by nursing students, faculty and community professionals. For more information, contact Rose Ann Jarrett at (801) 422-4143.

Monday-Friday, March 23-27

BYU Annual Giving will host the 2009 student “Choose to Give” campaign week with activities throughout campus encouraging students to give. For more information, contact Kimberli Gibson at (801) 422-4183.

Tuesday, March 24

Martin Segliman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak at a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

BYU’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology will host a lecture, “Telltale Genes: Harnessing Genomics for Breast Cancer Prognosis and Mechanistic Discovery” by Lance Miller from Wake Forest University, at 11 a.m. in 248 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information, contact Amy Hayden at (801) 422-2479.

Wednesday, March 25

The BYU Student Activities Board will host the final round of monthly BYU Idol contests at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre of the Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free. Students are invited to pick the two people to move on to the final round and enjoy student talent. Monthly winners will compete for the title of BYU Idol in December. If interested in performing, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122, or visit stab.byu.edu.

Jason C. Parker, assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, “Kipling's Ghost: Decolonization, Public Diplomacy and the Invention of the Third World,” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Thursday, March 26

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host Ian T. Baldwin, professor of molecular biology, Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, as its guest lecturer at the 21st Semiannual John Tanner Lecture at 7 p.m. at the museum. Baldwin’s lecture is titled: “BYU’s Lytle Preserve: A Natural Laboratory on the Cutting Edge of Biological Research.” Baldwin has done extensive field work at BYU’s Lytle Preserve and will highlight some of the research discoveries that have been made at the preserve as well as address the important role that nature preserves can play in understanding the function of genes. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Friday, March 27

The BYU Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department will host a lecture featuring Dennis Lifferth, director of LDS Church Welfare Services, at 1 p.m. in S232 Eyring Science Center. For more information, contact Ann Saunders at (801) 422-3912.

The English Reading Series welcomes Michael Martone from the University of Alabama. He will read from his work at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Martone is the author of “The Flatness and Other Landscapes.” For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

The BYU Motion Picture Archives Film Series presents “Hatari!” starring John Wayne. Doors to the library auditorium open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/news.

Joseph Kahn, deputy foreign editor ofThe New York Times, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, “The Challenge of Obama in the New World,” in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

The School of Family Life and the Division of Continuing Education have combined two family conferences into the annual “BYU Conference on Family Life: If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center. For registration or additional information, visit ceweb.byu.edu/cw/family, or call Continuing Education at (801) 422-4853.

Saturday, March 28

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Animal Goliaths” as part of its Saturday Safari program from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051, or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host a “Dinner and a Movie” date night at 7 p.m. at the museum. Cost is $15 per couple. To register, call (801) 422-5051.

Campus Life will host BYU’s Annual Splash and Dash Biathlon. It is a swim and run with several divisions, including beginner ($10), standard ($12), elite ($15), team ($20) and a 5K run ($10). Tickets and registration should be arranged in advance starting March 9 at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. All participants get a T-shirt, and winners will receive awards and prizes. For more information, visit eventsmanagement.byu.edu.

Monday through Friday, March 30-April 3

The BYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese will present a minicourse by Carol Klee, “Spanish Language Contact in Latin America,” March 30 through April 3 from 5 to 7:20 p.m. For more information, contact the department at (801) 422-2837.

Tuesday, March 31

David Dearden from the BYU Department of Chemistry will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

The College of Health and Human Performance will host the Recreation Management and Youth Leadership Scholarship Banquet in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sandy Alger at (801) 422-4271.

All Month

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children age 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, hearing stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. 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.

Women's Services and Resources will host "Revitalizing Yoga" Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in 5519 Wilkinson Student Center. The class will teach simple yoga techniques designed to give students more energy and clearer minds. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

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/flslab.

The BYU Student Service Association Service Squad meets every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Student Leadership Office, 3400 WSC, to visit student dorms and apartments, performing simple acts of service like taking out the trash or doing dishes. All students are invited to join in and serve fellow students. For more information, contact Service Squad program director Ashley Kearl at (801) 635-7313 or a_kearl@hotmail.com.

Students are welcome every Tuesday night at the Wilkinson Student Center for BYUSA Club Night. Join with hundreds of students who enjoy dancing, sports, board games and a wide array of other interests. For more information, contact BYUSA Clubs at (801) 422-7339 or byusaclubs@byu.edu, or visit clubs.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes.” This exhibit focuses on the lifestyle and rituals of the Casas Grandes people through their pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” explores the Hopi religious ceremonies. The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date nights 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. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The BYU Earth Science Museum features dinosaur 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. 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 N. Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium at BYU’s Eyring Science Center offers evening shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society. Tickets will go on sale at the planetarium door starting at 6:30 p.m. and are $2 each. For a schedule of shows and more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

Registration for Brigham Young University faculty, staff and students is now available for the 2009 BYU Women's Conference, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 30-May 1. The discounted price for all current BYU ID cardholders is $15 for the full conference or $8 for either Thursday or Friday. To register, visit ce.byu.edu.cw.womensconference/registration_e.cfm, call (801) 422-8925 or register in person in the Harman Building lobby weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A BYU ID number is required to register. For more information, call (801) 422-7692, or visit womensconference.byu.edu.

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

Writer: Angela Fischer

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