Saturday, March 2
Show Me the Money: A free financial planning seminar for students and young alumni will be held in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center at 10 a.m. Classes are taught by BYU faculty and staff and include topics such as personal financial planning, investments, time-value of money, mutual funds and buying a house. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit student alumni.byu.edu.
Tuesday, March 5
University Devotional: Gordon Limb, director of the School of Social Work at BYU, will be the campus devotional speaker in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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.
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5-6
Grad Fair: Students who are graduating or plan to “walk” at this April’s Commencement Exercises are invited to attend the Grad Fair to enjoy refreshments and see graduation items before ordering. The event will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the upper level of the BYU Bookstore. For more information, visit capsandgowns.byu.edu or call BYU Bookstore at (801) 422-2400.
Wednesday, March 6
Sportsmanship Lecture: To help celebrate March Madness, the Education in Zion Gallery will host Mikaela Dufur, associate professor from the Department of Sociology, who will discuss sportsmanship during a lecture at noon, in the gallery, located in the Joseph F. Smith Building on campus. Admission is free.
Thursday and Friday, March 7-8
BYU Church History Symposium: The BYU Church History Symposium, “Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith’s Study of the Ancient World,” will be held March 7 in Provo and Friday in Salt Lake City. On Thursday, the symposium will be held in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The keynote address will be at 9 a.m. and given by Richard L. Bushman, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, followed by papers addressing Joseph Smith’s reading of ancient Jewish and Christian texts, his interaction with the scholars of his day and his interest in the ancient Americas. The plenary session at 7 p.m. will feature remarks by Elder Steven E. Snow and a plenary address by David F. Holland, professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The symposium will continue Friday at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Little Theater. It will present papers addressing Joseph Smith’s study of the Bible, contemporary biblical commentaries and biblical languages, and his relationship to 19th century Egyptology. For more information, visit churchhistorysymposium.byu.edu, or contact Andrea Ramsey at (801) 422-3896 or email@example.com.
Friday, March 8
Film Archive Series: The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will show the 1954 action drama “The Naked Jungle” staring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on level one. Admission is free.
Saturday, March 9
Student Research Conference: The BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences will hold its 27th Annual Student Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 1102 Jesse Knight Building. The conference will include student presentations from each of the seven departments within the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. More information is available at cpms.byu.edu/about/spring-research-conference/.
Monday, March 11, and Monday, March 25
Family Home Evening Programs: The Education in Zion Gallery at BYU will hold two Family Home Evening programs focused on the history of sports in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 11 and 25 at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. This FHE program will include a trivia game. Questions will be based on the history of church sports, and prizes will be awarded to those who correctly answer the most questions. Admission is free. The Education in Zion Gallery is located in the Joseph F. Smith Building west of the Harold B. Lee Library. Admission is free.
Tuesday, March 12
University Devotional: Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the campus devotional speaker in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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.
Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14
23rd Annual Russell B. Clark Gerontology Conference: Rosemary Blieszner, president-elect of the Gerontological Society of America, will give a keynote address, "That's What Friends Are For: How Friends Affect Health and Well-Being," Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor Center Assembly Hall. Prior to the keynote address, BYU faculty Brent L. Nielsen and John Kauwe will be giving brief research addresses. On Thursday, Blieszner will present her research, “Family Responses to Mild Cognitive Impairment” at 11 a.m. in B190 Joseph F. Smith Building. Admission is free. For more information, contact Brittany Feuz at (801) 422-1410.
Thursday, March 14
French Guest Lecture: Gaëtan Brulotte, French-Canadian author, will speak to students hosted by the Department of French and Italian at 11 a.m. in B037 Joseph F. Smith Building. For more information, contact Corry Cropper, (801) 422-4484, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin B. Hickman Lecture: BYU history professor Craig Hairline will present a lecture, “What Happened to My Bellbottoms? How Things That Were Never Going to Change Have Sometimes Changed Anyway, and How Studying History Can Help You Make Sense of It All,” at 7 p.m., in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Admission is free. For more information, contact Patricia Wilson at (801) 422-1355.
Alice Louise Reynolds Lecture: Mary Farahnakian, a professor of design and technology in the Theatre and Media Arts Department at BYU, will present the annual Harold B. Lee Library Alice Louise Reynolds Women-in-Scholarship Lecture. The lecture, titled “Let Your Star Shine,” will begin at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.
Friday, March 15
House of Learning Lecture: The Harold B. Lee Library is hosting a House of Learning Lecture, “Inspiring Profiles of Civil War Soldier Saints,” at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium on the first level. The lecture is in conjunction with the library’s Civil War exhibit and will be presented by Robert Freeman, a professor in the BYU Church History Department. Admission is free.
Culture Me Mine: The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host a date night where couples will take a tour of the two exhibits in the museum and play a scavenger hunt. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the museum building. Couples will also have the opportunity to paint gourds which they will keep. Tickets are $10 a couple and will be available for purchase at the WSC information desk beginning Monday, March 11. The museum is located on 100 East 700 North, Provo. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu or www.facebook.com/byu.mpc.
Saturday, March 16
Emeriti Education Day: This BYU Alumni Association Emeriti event will feature two guest speakers, Cole Durham and Steve Harper, followed by a luncheon. It will take place in the Varsity Theatre and 3280 Wilkinson Student Center from 10 a .m. to 2 p.m. Registration is available at alumni.byu.edu/2013educationday and the deadline is Saturday, March 9. For more information, contact BYU Alumni Relations, (801) 422-6661.
Tuesday, March 19
University Forum: Ron Chernow, American journalist, historian and biographer, will present a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Broadcast information can be found through byutv.org/schedule.
Saturday, March 23
Rex Lee Run Against Cancer: The annual Rex Lee Run Against Cancer will take place at the BYU Robison Outdoor Track. The cost for the run is $15 for the 5K run and $20 for the 10K run on or before March 23. There is an additional $5 fee on the day of the race. Opening ceremonies start at 8:45. All registration will be done online. Day-of-race registration will be available but participants will not receive a timing chip. Proceeds go to the BYU Cancer Research Center to fund cancer research on campus. For more information visit rexleerun.byu.edu or contact the CRC Secretary at (801) 422-3913 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 26
University Devotional: James D. Gordon III, assistant to the president for planning and assessment at BYU, will be the campus devotional speaker in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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.
Thursday, March 28
Microbiology and Molecular Biology Lecture: Andrew Fire, Nobel Laureate and professor in the Departments of Pathology and Genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will present a seminar, “Tracking RNA and protein-based adaptive immune responses through massively parallel sequencing,” in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium at 11 a.m. This seminar is hosted by the BYU Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. Admission is free.
Friday, March 29
Survivor Date Night: This is a date night that is hosted by the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures at 7 p.m. in the museum building. Twelve couples are divided into two tribes and compete in four different activities to try and get the most points for their group. Whichever tribe gets the most points will win a special prize. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 a couple and will be available for purchase at the WSC information desk beginning Monday, March 25. The museum is located on 100 East 700 North, Provo. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu or www.facebook.com/byu.mpc.
Saturday, March 30
BYU Traditions Ball: The BYU Alumni Association will be hosting the 2013 Traditions Ball. Tickets are available online for $15 per person; couple prices are $26 for students and $28 for alumni at studentalumni.byu.edu beginning March 1. The dance is formal, and suits, tuxedos, dresses and gowns are appropriate.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to open again 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. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
Planetarium Shows: The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium regularly offers Friday night shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society at 7 and 8 p.m. for $2 a person. 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 recently opened the exhibit titled “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about textile creation, a tradition 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: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and extended hours on Monday and Wednesday 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/educationinzionfor more information. For large groups, call the gallery’s information desk at (801) 422-6519. The gallery recently opened a new exhibition showcasing some of the better-known politicians who have visited the university in the past.
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 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 visi aso.byu.edu to schedule.
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Writer: Hwa Lee