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What’s New at BYU for May 2011

Tuesday, May 3

Devotional: Cory Leonard, assistant director at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University, will be the campus devotional speaker in the de Jong Concert Hall. 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, May 4

Free Acoustic Explosion Concert: The Student Activities Board will host an outdoor Acoustic Explosion event at 7 p.m. at Brigham Square. Some of BYU’s best acoustic talent will perform at this free concert, with six performers performing three songs each. For more information, visit stab.byu.edu.

Wednesday, May 11 through Wednesday, July 13

Senior Orchestra Workshop: BYU Conferences and Workshops is hosting the New Horizons Orchestra for senior adults who want to begin the study of a musical instrument. The orchestra is for adults ages 40 and older. Registration costs $55. Rehearsals will be every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. To get more information or to register, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/newhorizons.

Tuesday, May 10

Devotional: Ed Adams, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, will give the university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. 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, May 11

Foreign Service Workshop: The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will hold its Foreign Service Student Organization Workshop at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Alexandra Zwahlen Tenney will be speaking about “Drugs and Thugs: U.S. Policy in Latin America.” For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Friday, May 13

Alumni Evening: The Brigham Young University Student Alumni Association will host the “Emeriti Salt Lake Evening with Friends” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the BYU Salt Lake Center. The keynote speaker will be Heidi S. Swinton, author of the official biography of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ President Thomas S. Monson. To register, visit alumni.byu.edu/2011slewf. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 12. Admission is free. For more information, visit alumni.byu.edu or contact Tim Menditto at (801) 422-6661 or tim.menditto@byu.edu.

Saturday, May 14

Archeology Block Party: In honor of Utah Archaeology Week, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be hosting its annual Block Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 700 N. 100 E. in Provo. Archaeological demonstrations, hands-on activities and food will be available throughout the day. Activities will include corn grinding, cordage pottery, lace making, basketry, archaeology digging, flint knapping, petroglyph making and face painting. Complimentary museum tours will also be held and will include the museum’s new exhibition on Mayan textiles. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or mpc@byu.edu.

Tuesday, May 17

Forum: BYU law professor John Welch, this year's Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org

Wednesday, May 18

Free Film Screening:  The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a screening of the film “Refugees in Utah” by BYU filmmaker Ingrid Herbas at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Free Homerun Derby: The Student Activities Board will host a free wiffle ball derby at 5:30 p.m. at Brigham Square. A mini fence will be built and participants must hit as many homeruns over the fence as they can before reaching five outs. An out will be counted every time the batter swings but doesn't hit a homerun. For more information, visit stab.byu.edu.

Saturday, May 21

LSAT Test Prep: The BYU Conferences and Workshops’ LSAT Preparation Course will begin Saturday, May 21, and end Saturday, Aug. 13. This course prepares pre-law students to take the Law School Admissions Test. The course is costs $795. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Monday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 25

Ethics Teaching Conference: BYU Conferences and Workshops invites university and college professors to theTeaching Ethics at Universities” conference, showcasing the top ethics professors in the nation as they discuss the teaching of ethics, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the N. Eldon Tanner Building. This event is co-sponsored by the Wheatley Institution, the Marriott School of Management and the Society for Business Ethics. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/ethics.

Tuesday, May 24

Devotional: Parris Egbert of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences will deliver a devotional address at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. 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.

Tuesday, May 31

Devotional: Lynn Williams of the BYU College of Humanities will deliver a devotional address at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. 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.

All Month

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, visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.

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

FHE at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures: Student groups and families from the community 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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Writer: Mel Gardner

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