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What's New at BYU for May through August 2009

What’s New at BYU for May through August 2009

MAY

Sunday, May 3

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be featured at a CES fireside broadcast at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Tuesday, May 5

Michael Jensen, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wednesday, May 6

Robert D. Griffiths, deputy minister counselor for political affairs for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, “The Global Economic Crisis: Implications for U.S. Leadership in Asia,” at noon in the Herald R. Clark Building. For more information about David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Friday, May 8

Women’s Services and Resources will host “Speed Dating” at 6:30 p.m. in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit wsr.byu.edu.

Tuesday, May 12

Brett Scharffs from the J. Reuben Clark Law School faculty will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday, May 19

Roger Macfarlane from the Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature will speak at a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday, May 26

Steven C. Wheelwright, president of BYU-Hawaii, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

JUNE

Tuesday, June 2

Dan Johnson from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences faculty will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Monday through Friday, June 8-12

Published authors and artists will teach aspiring writers and illustrators of all skill levels how to write, illustrate and publish books for children and young adults during the Tenth Annual Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Workshop. The full registration fee for the five-day seminar is $460. Registration for afternoons only (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.) is $120. To register, visit wifyr.byu.edu, or call the Division of Continuing Education at (801) 422-2568.

Tuesday, June 9

David Day from the Harold B. Lee Library will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday, June 23

A Brigham Young University devotional with a speaker to be announced will be presented at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday, June 30

Lynette Erickson, an associate professor in the School of Education, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

JULY

Tuesday, July 7

Richard Draper, a professor of ancient scripture, will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday, July 14

Jeffrey Larson from the School of Family Life will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Thursday and Friday, July 16-17

Six nationally known authors and illustrators will share their unique perspectives on children’s literature during the 22nd BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers. The two-day symposium is for librarians, teachers, parents and anyone who enjoys children’s literature. Non-credit registration is $89 for Friday, $119 for Thursday or $159 for both days. Credit registration is $189 for both days. All registration packages except the non-credit, Friday-only options include one ticket for the Thursday-evening banquet. Extra banquet tickets are $20 each. To register, visit 120 Harman Continuing Education Building, call (801) 422-8925, or visit bfyr.byu.edu.

Tuesday, July 21

John Bell, dean of Undergraduate Education, will present a university forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Friday and Saturday, July 17-18

The Dance Department in conjunction with the Museum of Art will host a symposium titled "Dancing the Doctrines: Theology in Motion.” The symposium will explore the relationship between the discipline of dance and the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Friday evening opening session will feature religion professor Robert Millet, visual artist Chris Young and Utah Valley University professor of philosophy Brian Birch. For more information and registration, contact BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-3559.

Tuesday, July 28

Curtis LeBaron from the Marriott School of Management faculty will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

AUGUST

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Erin Maughan from the College of Nursing faculty will speak at a university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Monday through Friday, Aug. 17-21

BYU will host the 87th annual Campus Education Week, possibly the largest continuing education program of its type in the world, Monday through Friday, Aug. 17-21, at various locations across the BYU campus. The program will offer more than 1,000 classes on everything from education, religion, family relations and genealogy to history, health, science, law and finance. Presenters will include returning favorites from years past as well as first-time presenters. Participants may register for the week, a day or just a few hours. Registration in advance by telephone, Internet or mail at a reduced rate is available before Aug. 14. Registration will also be available at the door. To register and to obtain more information, visit educationweek.byu.edu or call the Education Week Office at (801) 422-2087.

Tuesday, Aug.18

A BYU Education Week devotional will be presented at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

All SUMMER

A wide variety of educational, sports, dance and arts camps and workshops will be available throughout the summer on the BYU campus for children, teenagers and adults. Visit the BYU Continuing Education Web site, ce.byu.edu, for more information.

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children age 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, hearing stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information, call the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Kids ages 5-12 are welcome at Saturday Safari at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Each Saturday from 9:30 to noon participants will be transported to rain forests, deep ocean trenches, deserts and tundra learning about the animals that inhabit each place. Registration is $12 per child to be paid one week in advance. Registration is not accepted the day of the class due to preparations involved. For more information or to register, call the Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051, or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

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/flslab.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents a new exhibit that explores the changes at Fourmile Ruin, an archaeological site in East-Central Arizona that allowed people from differing backgrounds to integrate into a single community. "New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin” is timely in this period of crisis as it explores ways that a people came out of hardship and created a strong community, The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date nights and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available, and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The BYU Earth Science Museum features dinosaur 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 N. Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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