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What's New at BYU for May 2007

Wednesday, May 2

The Events Management Team will be accepting applications for Y Group leaders all during the month of May. For further information or to download an application, visit eventsmanagement.byu.edu.

“From Bullets to Ballots: U.S. Economic Assistance to Iraq” will be the topic for a Global Awareness Lecture to be presented by Susan Merrill, a member of the United States Agency for International Development, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Thursday and Friday, May 3-4

The annual BYU Women’s Conference co-sponsored by the General Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will take place on campus Thursday and Friday in various locations. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Patricia, as well as Wendy Watson Nelson, former BYU faculty member and wife of Elder Russell M. Nelson, will be featured speakers. Participants may register online at womensconference.byu.edu until April 27, by phone by calling (801) 422-8925 or on the days of the conference at the Marriott Center outdoor ticket booths. For more information, visit womensconference.byu.edu.

Thursday, May 3

Women’s Services and Resources will host “Revitalizing Yoga” Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in 3326 Wilkinson Student Center during spring and summer terms. 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.

Participants are invited to bring sack lunches and join in a conversation on women’s issues at the Women’s Services and Resources Office in 3326 WSC Thursdays at noon during spring and summer terms. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Sunday, May 6

President James E. Faust of the First Presidency will headline the monthly Church Educational System Fireside at 6 p.m. The fireside will be broadcast in the Marriott Center, and will originate from the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

Monday, May 7

During spring and summer terms, Women’s Services and Resources will sponsor “Real Women, Reel World,” a film series addressing women’s issues, Mondays at noon in 3326 Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Tuesday, May 8

The campus community will hear from Neil Anderson of the linguistics and English language faculty during the weekly university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

“Philippines-U.S. Relations” will be the topic for an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture featuring His Excellency Willy C. Gaa, Filipino ambassador to the United States, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Wednesday, May 9

“Syria, a Regime in Crisis: The Challenges, Responses and Adaptations” will be the topic at hand for Amr al-Azm, professor at the University of Damascus and a BYU visiting professor, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Women’s Services and Resources will host the “Mindfulness Meditation Group” Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in 3252 Wilkinson Student Center through June 13. The group is designed to help women become more aware of their inner selves and promote balance and relaxation. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

The Student Activities Board will rock the Wilkinson Student Center's Traditions Lounge at 7 p.m. with Acoustic Explosion, a free showcase of student acoustic talent. To submit a demo tape, contact the board at (801) 422-3122.

The Events Management Team will host an "Indoor/Outdoor Movie" at 8 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. Admission is $1 and includes the movie, "Muppet Treasure Island," and pizza, drinks, popcorn and games.

Saturday, May 12

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host a Utah Prehistory Week Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festivities will include demonstrations on making arrowheads, cordage, rock art, clay pinch pots and lace tatting. Students will perform traditional Native American dances, and free tours will be given of the museum’s new exhibit, “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes,” every half hour. The museum is located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo. Most events are free.

Wednesday, May 16

Rebecca Billings, program coordinator for the Asia and Pacific Region for the U.S. Department of State, will address “Trafficking in Persons: A Modern-Day Form of Slavery” at noon. She will then talk about “Traveling with the Secretary of State” for a career lecture at 3 p.m. Both lectures will take place in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Saturday, May 19

The advanced section of the personal security and practical self-defense class, sponsored by Women’s Services and Resources, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays during spring and summer terms in 3252 Wilkinson Student Center. Participants must be certified in the beginner class before joining the advanced students. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Wednesday, May 23

A Wiffleball Homerun Derby, where students can show off batting expertise and compete for prizes, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Brigham’s Square. Admission is free.

Thursday, May 24

Women’s Services and Resources will sponsor a beginning level personal security and practical self-defense class Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in 3250 WSC. The class, which will take place during spring and summer terms, may change locations if scheduling difficulties arise. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

Friday, May 25

The first outing for “Women in the Wilderness,” a summer-long activity series hosted by Women’s Services and Resources, will be a day of rock climbing. Other activities throughout the season will include night hiking, a campout at Utah Lake and a morning bike ride. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

A warm May evening will be the setting for the Events Management Team's Spring Dance, which is set to start at 8 p.m. in Brigham's Square. Admission will be free.

Tuesday, May 29

The university devotional will feature Gary Palmer of the Recreation Management and Youth Leadership Department at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Henri Gooren of the Centre for Intercultural Theology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands will speak on “Latter-day Saints Under Siege: The Unique Experience of Nicaraguan Mormons” at 1 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Wednesday, May 30

Ken Schull, a visiting professor of history at BYU, will speak on “Globalization and the Rise of Islamic Nationalist Movements” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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