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What’s New at BYU for March 2011

Tuesday, March 1

 Campus Devotional:  James Brau, a professor of finance in the Marriott School of Management, will be speaking about “Spiritual Thoughts in the Classroom” at the weekly campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. 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 and Thursday, March 2-3

Chemistry Lectures: C. Dale Poulter, professor of chemistry at the University of Utah, will be the speaker at the H. Smith Broadbent Lecture at 4 p.m. both days in W140 Ezra Taft Benson. His lecture is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. For more information, visit chem.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 2

Acoustic Explosion: The Student Activities Board is hosting an evening of acoustic music during its monthly “Acoustic Explosion” at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. For information about upcoming shows, visit stab.byu.edu.

International Studies Lecture: Gideon Aran, a visiting Israeli professor from the University of California–Berkeley, will be speaking about the aftermath of 9/11 in a lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Aran’s presentation is titled “Almost 10 Years After Sept. 11: Just Another Comment on Fundamentalism.” Admission is free. This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

Thursday, March 3

 Statistics Lecture: Amanda Cox from The New York Times will speak about “New York Times Graphics Desk Research” at a lecture hosted by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at 4 p.m. in 2107 Jesse Knight Building. For more information, contact Lynn Patten at (801) 422-4022 or e-mail lynn_patten@byu.edu.

Peace Corps Information Session: Erin Curtiss, a recruiter with the Dallas regional office of the Peace Corps, will be presenting an information session at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This session will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

Friday, March 4

Annual BYU Counseling Workshop: The Counseling and Career Center and the Department of Conferences and Workshops will host the one-day Annual Counseling Workshop with keynote speaker Ellen Langer of Harvard University from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. Registration is $215 and $80 for graduate students. Workshop attendees will be eligible to earn university credit for an additional fee. For more information about the workshop, contact Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-7589, or visit ceweb.byu.edu/cw/cwcounse.

Saturday, March 5, and Saturday, March 19

Boy Scout PowWow: Brigham Young University will host the Spring Merit Badge PowWow. The BYU Merit Badge PowWow has run for more than 50 years and is one of the largest Boy Scout PowWows in the United States. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/powwow.

Tuesday, March 8

 Campus Devotional:  Russell T. Osguthorpe, Sunday School general president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and director of BYU’s Center for Teaching and Learning, will give the university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at byub.org.  Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

International Studies Lecture:  Craig Blomberg, professor of the New Testament at the Denver Seminary, will be speaking about “What Are They Saying about the Historical Jesus These Days?” at a lecture at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

 Wednesday through Friday, March 9-11

 Instructional Leadership Conference: The David O. McKay School of Education and the BYU-Public School Partnership present the Sixth Biannual Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century Conference at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Registration will be open all three days of the conference beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 7 a.m. both Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $299 for individuals and $249 to Partnership districts and teams of five or more. Register online at nebo.edu/register. Keynote speaker, Larry Gelwix, Highland High School rugby coach who inspired the movie “Forever Strong,” will open the conference Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information on locations and speakers, contact Roxanna Johnson at the David O. McKay School of Education at (801) 422-1922 or e-mail roxanna_johnson@byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 9

Pool Tournament: The Student Activities Board will be hosting a free pool tournament. Visit studentactiviesboard@byu.edu[l6]  to sign up. There will also be prizes for the winners. For information about upcoming events, visit stab.byu.edu.

International Studies Lecture: His Excellency Hem Heng, Cambodian ambassador to the U.S., will be speaking about “Cambodia-U.S. Relations” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

Thursday, March 10

Hickman Lecture: Randal D. Day, professor in the School of Family Life, will deliver the Annual Martin B. Hickman Outstanding Scholar Lecture at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. His Lecture will be titled “The Power of Sacred Living: Five Secrets of Families Who Flourish.” For more information, contact Kim Reid at (801) 422-1320 or kim_reid@byu.edu.

College Seminar: Richard F. Daines, commissioner of health for New York State and head of the New York Department of Health, will be featured at a college seminar hosted by the College of Life Sciences at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. The seminar is titled, “The Challenge of Advancing Public Health and Nutrition Policy in the Political Marketplace.” For more information, visit lifesciences.byu.edu or contact Lonnie Riggs at lonnie_riggs@byu.edu or call (801) 422-2007.

Book of Mormon Lecture: Marilyn Arnold, BYU emeritus professor of English, will speak about “The Book of Mormon: Passport to Discipleship” at the Fifth Annual Neal A. Maxwell Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. This event is free and is sponsored by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. For more information, visit maxwellinstitute.byu.edu

Friday and Saturday, March 11-12

 Economic Self-Reliance Conference: The Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance at BYU is inviting faculty, students and others who want to end poverty to share ideas, overcome barriers and join together as a global community at the 13th Annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference. This year’s theme is “Social Innovation and Collaboration Initiative.” Tickets are $150 for professionals, $25 for students and free for full-time faculty. Register online at ce.byu.edu/cw/esr/register. For more information, visit ballardcenter.byu.edu or e-mail ballardcenter@byu.edu.

Saturday, March 12

 White Tie Ball: To raise awareness of abuse, Women’s Services and Resources is hosting a White Tie Ball at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Ballroom. There will be a sit-down dinner provided, an artwork display on the theme of abuse, a performance by Alex Boye and dancing. Tickets are $30 per couple and are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. The dress for this event is formal. For more information about this event and others, visit voicesofcourage.byu.edu, or contact Mia Selway at (801) 422-6222 or mia_selway@byu.edu.

Monday, March 14

Choose to Give Event: College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Dean Scott D. Sommerfeldt will be cooking up hotdogs for students willing to contribute to the Annual Choose to Give (C2G) Event. The event will be in the Eyring Science Center Courtyard at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit c2g.byu.edu or contact Lynn Patten at (801) 422-4022 or e-mail lynn_patten@byu.edu.

Tuesday, March 15

Campus Forum:  Michael Flaherty, founder of Walden Media, will give a university forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at byub.org.  Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org or speeches.byu.edu.

Tuesday through Friday, March 15-18

Inquiry Conference: The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will hold the 13th Annual Inquiry Conference in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The conference will include students’ cross-cultural research and guest speakers. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu or contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

Wednesday, March 16

International Studies Lecture: Italian journalist Massimo De Angelis will speak about “Europe Today: Political Crisis or a Crisis of Values?” at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

Spelling Bee: The Student Activities Board is hosting a spelling bee at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. E-mail studentactiviesboard@byu.edu  to sign up. For information about upcoming events, visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, March 17

History Lecture: Jeremy Adelman, professor of history at Princeton University, will be speaking at the History Department’s Annual Russel B. Swensen Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. For more information, visit lifesciences.byu.edu or contact Julie Radle at (801) 422-3816 or julie_radle@byu.edu.  

Friday, March 18

Family Health Conference: The Department of Health Science and College of Nursing present the Global Family Health Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. The conference focuses on current solutions and best health practices to use with families. Registration online before March 4 is $85 for professionals, $35 for students and $125 for exhibitors.  After March 4, registration is $10 more for professionals. For registration information and a schedule of events, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/gfh or contact BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-3559 or e-mail conferences@byu.edu.

Mathematics and Music Lecture: Dave Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will speak about “How Math Made Modern Music Irrational” at a lecture hosted by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at 10:45 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. For more information, contact Lynn Patten at (801) 422-4022 or e-mail lynn_patten@byu.edu.

Mathematics Lecture: Tony Derose from Pixar Animation Studios will speak about “Math and the Movies” at a lecture hosted by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at noon in the Varsity Theatre. For more information, contact Lynn Patten at (801) 422-4022 or e-mail lynn_patten@byu.edu.

Saturday, March 19

Student Research Conference: The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences will hold the 25th Annual Student Research Conference beginning at 8 a.m. in 1102 Jesse Knight Building. Graduate and undergraduate students of the college will present their current research. For more information, visit src.byu.edu or contact Lynn Patten at (801) 422-4022 or e-mail lynn_patten@byu.edu.

Monday through Thursday, March 21-24

Utah Engineering Fair: The Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair will be held at the BYU Conference Center. The Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair is presented by the BYU McKay School of Education and the BYU-Public School Partnership. For more information, visit cusef.byu.edu/.

Tuesday, March 22

Campus devotional:  James Porter of the College of Life Sciences will give the university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The address will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and at byub.org.  Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 23

 BYU’s Funniest Videos: The Student Activities Board is hosting a funniest videos event at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Submit funny videos about college days via CD to 3400 Wilkinson Student Center, e-mail studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu or send a YouTube link. Five minutes is the maximum for each video. Videos will be shown on the night of the event, and winners will receive prizes. For information about upcoming events, visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, March 24

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Lecture: Jon Gelaus, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, will lecture in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Auditorium at 7 p.m. His lecture is titled, “Developing Entomological Science While Chasing Bugs: 15 Years of Exploration in Mongolia.” For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or contact Patty Jones at (801) 422-5053 or e-mail patty_jones@byu.edu.

Education Lecture: The David O. McKay School of Education presents its annual Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture. Donal J. Leu, the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut, will be speaking on “The Future of Reading and Reading Instruction” at 11 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. The presentation of the Benjamin Cluff Jr. Excellence in Education Awards will directly follow the lecture from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Living Legends and Lamanite Generation 40th Anniversary Reunion: Alumni of the Living Legends and Lamanite Generation group will have their 40th Anniversary Reunion. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit alumni.byu.edu/seasonstoremember2011 or contact John and Cory Querto at (925) 831-1076 or e-mail livinglegendsaffinity@gmail.com

Friday, March 25; Saturday, March 26; and Thursday, March 31

Passover Seder Services: The annual Passover Seder Services will be conducted by Victor L. Ludlow in the Wilkinson Student Center. Tickets are available at 271 Joseph Smith Building. Ticket prices are $25 for the public and $17 for current BYU students, faculty and staff. The Passover Seder Services will include unleavened bread, bitter herbs and other traditions of Passover, along with a special catered meal and commentary by Ludlow. For more information, call the Passover tipline at (801) 422-8325. 

Friday, March 25

English Symposium: Dozens of students will present papers throughout the day during the 2011 English Symposium. The event will feature both undergraduate and graduate student work in the English discipline, including research papers, rhetoric, teaching and creative works. The symposium will be held in classrooms in the Joseph F. Smith Building and the Jesse Knight Building. For more information, visit englishsymposium.byu.edu.

Saturday, March 26

Traditions Ball: The Brigham Young University Student Alumni Association is inviting alumni, students and friends of BYU to an evening of music and dancing at the annual Traditions Ball from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. This is a formal event, and tickets are available online for $15 per person and $25 per couple. For tickets and more information, visit alumni.byu.edu/traditionsball2011 or contact the Student Alumni Association at (801) 422-8659.

Tuesday, March 29

Choral Devotional:  The School of Music will present its annual choral devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Wednesday, March 30

BYU Bachelor/Bachelorette: The Student Activities Board is inviting students to win an all-expenses paid date with the BYU Bachelor/Bachelorette. This event will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. For information about upcoming events, visit stab.byu.edu.

International Studies Lecture: His Excellency Jan Matthysen, Belgian ambassador to the U.S., will speak about “Belgium-U.S. Relations” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.  This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu. 

Thursday, March 31

Engineering Final Presentation Fair: The BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering will host its Capstone Final Presentations and Project Fair. Senior engineering and technology students will demonstrate completed projects for sponsoring companies such as Avery Dennison, BD Medical, John Deere, Union Pacific and others. Students will present their final projects from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 3211, 3223, 3228 and 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. The projects will then be on display from 2 to 3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. The public is welcome to attend, but selected presentations will be closed to the public or will require non-disclosure forms. For more information, visit capstone.byu.edu or call the Capstone Office at (801) 422-3894.

All Month

BYUSA Club Night: Every Tuesday night in the Wilkinson Student Center from 7 to 10 p.m. is Club Night. There are more than 60 clubs to choose from at clubs.byu.edu. 

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 showcased. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.

Safari Education Programs: Every Saturday in the month of March from 10 a.m. to noon, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will be hosting a safari program for children ages 5 to 12 where they will learn about animals from all over the world. Admission is $12. For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.

True Blue Tuesdays: Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to be part of a new tradition to paint the campus blue by wearing BYU blue every Tuesday. Wear true blue and find the weekly reward booth around campus from noon to 2 p.m. for free rewards and prizes. (Hint: Look in the Joseph F. Smith Building Quad, the Joseph Smith Building Courtyard or the Richards Building Quad for a booth.) Help cover campus in blue and increase the “Spirit of the Y.”

Broadcast Sports Radio: Throughout the month, BYU Radio will be broadcasting live Cougar sports, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s volleyball. Tune in to BYU Radio at byuradio.org.

FHE at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures: Families from the community and student family home evening groups 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.

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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby on the main floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery traces the history of education in the 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 Information Desk at (801) 422-6519.

Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, will be exhibiting “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley,” which delves into the prehistory of Utah Valley, and “New Lives: Building Community at Four Mile Ruin.” Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

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 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 Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680. 

Study Help: 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.

Family History Research: 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.

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.

 

 

Writer: Mel Gardner

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