What’s New at BYU for May 2006
Wednesday, May 3
Kerry M. Kartchner, from the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office in Washington, D.C., will present “Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Crucible of Strategic Culture” for a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.
Thursday and Friday, May 4-5
BYU will host the annual Women's Conference, co-sponsored by the General Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Featured speakers include President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ, BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, BYU-Idaho President Kim B. Clark, the members of the General Relief Society Presidency of the Church and KTVX-4 news anchorwoman Ruth Todd. For registration and a schedule of conference proceedings, visit womensconference.byu.edu or call (801) 422-8925.
Sunday, May 7
President James E. Faust of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a Church Educational System fireside at 6 p.m. The fireside will be broadcast live in the Marriott Center and on the KBYU networks.
Tuesday, May 9
Edward Blaser from Performing Arts Management will speak at 11 a.m. for a campus devotional in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Wednesday, May 10
Kishore C. Dash, an assistant professor in the Department of Global Business at Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, will speak on “Doing Business in India Today: McDonald’s Experience Entering the Indian Market” at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free.
Saturday, May 13
The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host its annual “Utah Prehistory and Heritage Celebration” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an open house and block party. As part of the celebration, activities will include museum tours, storytelling, dancing, ceramics and rock art. Admission is free to all events.
Tuesday, May 16
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at 11 a.m. for a campus devotional in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Tuesday, May 23
Allen Palmer, a professor of communications, will speak at 11 a.m. for a campus forum in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Friday, May 26
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series will present a special Memorial Day commemoration screening of the John Wayne World War II classic film “Sands of Iwo Jima” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Tuesday, May 30
Marsha Broadway, juvenile literature librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library, will speak at 11 a.m. for a campus devotional in the de Jong Concert Hall. It will be broadcast live on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
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 BYU's Harold B. Lee Library will continue the exhibition, “Remembering Joseph Smith, Jr.: 1805-2005,” in the O.C. Tanner Gallery throughout the month. The exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The BYU Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted 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 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays 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.
The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will continue its new exhibit, “Sheep of the World,” for six more months. 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 museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. Other exhibits on display include a 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. 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. For more information, please call (801) 422-5051.
The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 100 E. in Provo, will host the “Utah Prehistory and Heritage Celebration” Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As part of the celebration, activities will include free museum tours, storytelling, dancing, ceramics and rock art. The museum will also continue its 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. Another new exhibition titled “Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration” explores rituals and ceremonies that empower people to seek the divine through more than 150 artifacts from countries around the world. It will be on display through April 2007. 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.
The BYU Astronomical Society presents public shows each Friday night at the Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offer a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and mothers-and-daughters camps, 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, visit 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. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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: Brian Rust