Thursday and Friday, March 1-2
Exploring Mormon Conceptions of the Apostasy Conference: This conference will be held in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fifteen Mormon scholars from many scholarly backgrounds and methodologies will explore the concept of apostasy in various historical and religious contexts. For information, contact Miranda Wilcox at (801) 422-3339 or Miranda_wilcox@byu.edu.
Read Across America Day: Mr. Steve, host of "PBS Kids," will join KBYU Eleven and United Way of Utah County for a concert to celebrate "Read Across America Day," with events starting Thursday at 5 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the BYU Broadcasting Building. Visit kbyueleven.org/specialevents to make a reservation or to learn more.
Thursday, March 1
“Lords of Nature” Documentary Screening: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum in conjunction with the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will be screening “Lords of Nature”at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the museum, with a public reception will start at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, March 2
Global Family Health Conference: This one-day conference will take place at the BYU Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is a one-day symposium addressing global health issues with a family perspective. Highlights include data and information gleaned from studies by some of the best researchers and practitioners in the field. For more information visit ce.byu.edu/cw/gfh.
Hunger Banquet: The annual event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $8 at WSC Info Desk and $10 at the door.
Friday and Saturday, March 2-3
Church History Symposium: The two-day symposium focuses on “President Joseph F. Smith: Reflections on the Man and His Times.” Historians will meet to share the fruits of their research with each other and with a general audience of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and friends. The symposium is free. It will be held in the LDS Conference Center Little Theater in Salt Lake City Friday beginning at 3 p.m. and Saturday in the BYU Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 3
The White Tie Ball: Come and support Women's Services Voices of Courage campaign through an elegant evening of dinner, dance and entertainment by Alex Boye. Voices of Courage is an abuse-prevention campaign that will be discussed periodically throughout the evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and it starts at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor’s Center and costs $28 per couple.
BYU Merit Badge Powwow: One of the largest Scout powwows in the United States will be held at BYU with more than 30 merit badge courses offered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 and 17. Register online at ce.byu.edu/cw/powwow/.
Tuesday, March 6
BYU Devotional: Dallan Moody, associate athletic director at BYU, will be speaking at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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.
David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: "Renewed Intimacies: Hollywood and Japanese Cinema from the Occupation to the 1960s" will be presented by Hiroshi Kitamura, associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Wednesday, March 7
The BYU Hunger Games: At 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Building Terrace, the BYU Hunger Games will feature Hunger Games-style competitions and training, all in preparation for the movie's release March 23. There will be chances to win tickets to the premiere showing.
Thursday and Friday, March 8-9
Counseling Workshop: The 2012 BYU Counseling Workshop, “The Transforming Power of Emotion” with Leslie Greenberg, will take place at the BYU Conference Center. For registration and information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/counseling/.
Thursday, March 8
Islamic Art Lecture: In conjunction with the opening of the BYU Museum of Art's exhibit of Islamic art, BYU has invited Islamic art historian Sheila Blair of Boston College to deliver a lecture to faculty and students at 11 a.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building. The title of Blair's address will be "East Meets West in Iran under the Mongols."
CFR Academic Conference Call: "Japan: One Year Later" will be presented by Sheila A. Smith, a senior fellow for Japan Studies, at 10 a.m. in 257 Herald R. Clark Building.
Environmental Ethics Initiative Lecture: "Merchants of Doubt" will be presented by Naomi Oreskes, a professor of history and science studies at the University of California-San Diego, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Friday, March 9
“My Cousin Rachel”: The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will show “My Cousin Rachel” starring Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, John Sutton and Audrey Dalton in the library auditorium on level one. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will be shown at 7 p.m. The movie runs for 98 minutes. The event is free.
Friday and Saturday, March 9-10
Mystery Dinner Date Night: BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures invites couples to help it solve a mystery: “The Disappearance of the Weaving Swords.” This mystery dinner date night will involve drama, dinner, and dessert. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the museum, 700 N. 100 E. in Provo.
Tuesday, March 13
BYU Devotional: Elder Stanley G. Ellis of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be speaking at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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, March 14
BYU's Got Talent: Everything from music to comedy can and will be presented in this semester's third installment. Winners advance to the April 4 show with chances to win prizes. Sign up at 3400 WSC for a chance to win. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater.
David. M. Kennedy Center Lecture: "The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Can Teach Us about Modern Law and Culture" will be presented by Mark Weiner, professor of law at Rutgers-Newark School of Law, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: "Mongolia-U.S. Relations" will be presented by His Excellency Bekhbat Khasbazar, Mongolian ambassador to the U.S., at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Café CSE: "From GaGa to Ghirlandaio" will be presented by Heather Belnap Jensen, assistant professor of art history and curatorial studies, and Rory Scanlon, professor of costume design, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, March 15
“How Children Learn to Spell”: Rebecca Treiman, professor of Child Development Psychology at Washington University, will be presenting at 11 a.m. in B190 Joseph F. Smith Building.
David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: "After the Financial Crisis: How to Tell the Forest from the Trees When You Are Not Yet Out of the Woods" will be presented by Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy at Brown University, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Tuesday, March 20
BYU Devotional: Amy Jensen, chair of the BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts, will be speaking at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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, March 21
BYU Goes Broadway: BYU's Goes Broadway is a show full of fun show tunes and Broadway-style music. Performers in the past have sung songs from the likes of "Spamalot" and "Kiss me Kate." Sign up for an audition at 3400 Wiilkinson Student Center or online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Performance will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater.
David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: "Ronald Reagan, the CIA and the End of the Cold War" will be presented by Nicholas Dujmovic, a CIA historian, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, March 22
Annual Russel B. Swensen History Lecture: This year the lecture will be presented by Mario T. Garcia from the University of California-Santa Barbara at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.
The David O. McKay School of Education Benjamin Cluff Jr. Annual Lecture: The presentation is titled “Theories of Disruption in Education” and will be given by Clayton M. Christenson, the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. The lecture will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor’s Center.
Monday through Thursday March 26-29
Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair: Students from around the state of Utah will present their science and engineering projects to the public as well as judges. It will take place at the BYU Conference Center throughout the day.
Tuesday, March 27
BYU Devotional: The BYU School of Music will present a devotional assembly at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. It will not be broadcast or rebroadcast.
Environmental Ethics Initiative Lecture: "The Decline of Environmentalism and Making Conservation Relevant in the 21st Century" will be presented by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Wednesday, March 28
Acoustic Explosion: This semester's final installment of Acoustic Explosion will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Come see some of BYU's local bands perform in an all-acoustic music fest. Demos can be submitted at 3400 WSC or online at email@example.com.
CFR Academic Conference Call: "Food Security in the 21st Century" will be presented by Catherine Bertini, a professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. The lecture will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in 257 Herald R. Clark Building.
David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Carol Adelman, director of the Center for Global Philanthropy, will lecture at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, March 29
David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: "France-U.S. Relations," will be presented by His Excellency François Delattre, French ambassador to the U.S., at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Friday, March 30
Mechanical Engineering Capstone Fair: Senior engineering and technology students will demonstrate their completed projects for sponsoring companies such as BD Medical, Hewlett-Packard, John Deere, Union Pacific and others. Students will present their final projects from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in 3211, 3223, 3228, 3250, and 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. The projects will then be on display from 1 to 3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom.
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.
African Exhibit: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites the public to explore Africa in its newest exhibit, “Into Africa: Exploring Nature’s Interactions,” now on display. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to identify animals using the new iPad and iPhone app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. iPads will be available to check out for the exhibit for $3. For more information on this and other museum programs, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.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.
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.
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 with new stories and a new culture 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 throughout the globe share. Children will hear the stories as they sit surrounded by artifacts that are held in the museum’s galleries. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
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: Charles Krebs