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What's New at BYU for November 2003

What's New Calendar

Brigham Young University

November 2003

All Month

The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and 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 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 378-3680.

Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants will be exhibited as a part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A new waterfowl exhibit will be mounted in the center atrium of the museum, replacing the "Cats of the World" exhibit. Other exhibits on display are "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. Children's story time is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 12. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Three classes are scheduled for November including "The Land Down Under" on Nov. 1, "Funny Teeth" on Nov. 8, and "World's Fastest" on Nov. 15. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 378-5051 for more information. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, is currently showcasing "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America, South America and into the isles of the Pacific. The museum also offers tours and teaching kit programs. 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.

BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of fall programs for adults, youth and children. For information on the Saints at War Conference, which will be held Nov. 8, call (801) 378-8925. For information regarding ballroom dance, gymnastics and creative dance classes for young people, please call (801) 378-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 378-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at ce.byu.edu/cw.

The Counseling and Career Center at Brigham Young University offers workshops to help with listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools, test preparation and tips with managing finances. For more information on these and other workshops offered, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit them on the Web at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

The BYU Bookstore is currently remodeling a section of the main level to include a Wells Fargo full-service branch. The branch will be completed in mid-November.

The Department of Health is hosting several professional schools during the month for presentations and interviews with students. The schools attending during the month include:

Nov. 4 and 5, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Presentations: Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in 446 Thomas L. Martin Building, and Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. in 446 Thomas L. Martin Building.

  • Interviews: Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in 448 Thomas L. Martin Building. Nov. 6, Pacific University

  • Presentations: Occupational Therapy, 10 a.m. in 513 John A. Widtsoe Building; Optometry, 11 a.m. in 513 John A. Widtsoe Building; Physical Therapy, 1 p.m. in 513 Widtsoe Building; Physician's Assistant, 2:15 p.m. in 3215 Wilkinson Student Center Nov. 12, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Presentation: 7 a.m. in 446 Thomas L. Martin Building

  • Interviews: All day in 448 Thomas L. Martin Building Nov. 14, Dartmouth Medical School

  • Presentation: 10 a.m. in 110 Joseph Smith Building; question-and-answer session to follow until noon Nov. 18, University of the Pacific Dental School

  • Presentation: 5 p.m. in 446 Thomas L. Martin Building Nov. 20, Ohio State Medical School

    Nov. 4 and 25, Army Recruiting

  • Presentation: Will answer questions about Army scholarships for health professions from noon to 2 p.m. in 448 Thomas L. Martin Building. Sign-up sheets for interviews are available in 380 John A. Widtsoe Building. For more information, contact the secretary at the College of Biology and Agriculture at (801) 422-1458.

    Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

    Sunday, Nov. 2

    Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a Church Educational System (CES) fireside Sunday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on BYUBroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 9, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m.

    Monday, Nov. 3

    The English Department creative writing faculty will present "Christmas Thoughts" during a faculty forum in 123 Alumni House at 4 p.m. All interested faculty are invited.

    Tuesday, Nov. 4

    Lawrence P. Vincent, professor of music and voice and director of the opera program at Brigham Young University, will speak at a campus devotional Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

    The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 9, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 16, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.

    Wednesday, Nov. 5

    The Utah Supreme Court will be holding a regular court session in 303 J. Reuben Clark Law Building at 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, Nov. 5

    Thomas Goltz, an international freelance journalist, will speak on "Election Time in the Caucasus: Georgia and Azerbaijan Change Horses" at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building as part of the International Forum Series sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Goltz has covered the post-Soviet wars since the fall of the USSR in 1991 and has had his work published in major newspapers and magazines.

    Thursday, Nov. 6

    The J. Reuben Clark Law School Women's Law Forum will hold its annual fundraiser for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 303 J. Reuben Clark Law Building. "Stump the Professor" will be a chance for all students to turn the tables on their professors by trying to "stump" them.

    Thursday Nov. 6

    Matt Richardson, associate professor of Church history and doctrine, will give a lecture titled "My Best is Good Enough" at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center as part of Women's Services and Resources' November lecture series titled "Being Enough." For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at 422-4877.

    Thursday, Nov. 6

    Eugene Mendonsa, a visiting scholar from Cambridge, will address the topic "The Domination of Women and Peasants in Catalonia's History, 1000-1486" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower as part of the Women's Studies Colloquium Series lecture. The lecture is an opportunity to hear about current research in women's studies from students and faculty in a variety of areas.

    Friday, Nov. 7

    Mary Jo Bang, an assistant professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, will read some of her work at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium as part of the English Department Reading Series. Her book "Apology for Want" was the winner of the Bakeless Prize in 1996. She also won the Poetry Society's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for "Louise in Love."

    Friday, Nov. 7

    Brigham Young University alumni worldwide will have an opportunity to hear President Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson during a global alumni gathering Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. While the Worldwide Alumni Gathering is free, tickets are required and may be obtained online through www.lds.org/events, toll-free at 1-866-537-8457, and at door four of the LDS Conference Center Ticket Office in Salt Lake City. Participants should be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. The event also will be broadcast live over the Church satellite system to local alumni gatherings throughout the United States and internationally but will not be telecast live on the BYU-Television or BYU-Radio satellite networks.

    Saturday, Nov. 8

    The Saints at War Project at the Harold B. Lee Library along with Conferences and Workshops are pleased to announce a special conference for LDS servicemen and women. Please join us in a tribute to all veterans of 20th-century military conflicts. A special recognition will be paid to veterans from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Conference registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the conference will open with a keynote address from Elder Hartman Rector, Jr., formerly of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conference will continue until 3:30 p.m. Please call (801) 378-8925 to receive future information and to register, or visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/saintsatwar. Early registration is encouraged as attendance at the conference will be on a space-available basis and the last Conference sold out.

    Monday, Nov. 10

    The Harold B. Lee Library Farnsworth Juvenile Literature Library Children's Literature Review Group and the BYU Bookstore are sponsoring the popular Annual Christmas Booktalk in the library auditorium from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone. Contact Gabi Kupitz for more information at gabi_kupitz@byu.edu.

    Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 16, on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 23, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., and on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 13

    Gary Palmer, associate professor of recreation management and youth leadership, will give a lecture titled "Enjoying the Journey" at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center as part of Women's Services and Resources November lecture series titled "Being Enough." For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877.

    Thursday, Nov. 13

    The Air Force and Army ROTC at Brigham Young University will have their annual Presidential Review and Leadership Excellence Award Ceremony at noon in Brigham's Square outside the Wilkinson Student Center in conjunction with Patriot's Week. Ret. Col. Leonard R. Moon, United States Air Force, will receive the annual award. After the review and the presentation, Moon will address the guests and cadets.

    Thursday, Nov. 13

    "La Grande Illusion" will be shown in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 5 p.m. as part of the French and Italian Film Series sponsored by the library. Admission is free. Daryl Lee from the French and Italian Department will introduce the film. For more information, contact Richard Hacken at richard_hacken@byu.edu.

    Thursday, Nov. 13

    Susan Lee Johnson, an associate professor of history and an affiliate of the Chicana/o Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give the annual Charles Redd Center Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture at 7 p.m. in 1170 Talmage Building. Her lecture is titled "The 'Old Maid,' the 'Housewife' and Their 'Great Westerner.'" Contact Kris Nelson at kn4@email.byu.edu or (801) 422-4048 for more information.

    Friday, Nov. 14

    Donald Revell, a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Utah, will read some of his works at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium as part of the English Department Reading Series. His most recent collection of poems is "There are Three," published in 1998. His other books include "Beautiful Shirt," "Erasures," "New Dark Ages" and "The Gaza of Winter." He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

    Friday, Nov. 14

    L. Reynolds Cahoon, assistant archivist for human resources and information services at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., will discuss "Technology and Miracles in Genealogy" at a Family History Fireside sponsored by the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

    Tuesday, Nov. 18

    Robert Alter, professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 23, on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 30, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., and on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 20

    Lili Anderson from the School of Family Life at BYU, will give a lecture titled "I'm a Mango, Not a Pineapple" at 11 a.m. in 3223 Wilkinson Student Center as part of Women's Services and Resources' November lecture series titled "Being Enough." For more information, contact Women's Services and Resources at 422-4877.

    Thursday, Nov. 20

    Jini Roby from the School of Social Work at Brigham Young University, will speak about "The Feasibility of Intra-family Adoptions in the Marshall Islands" at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The lecture is part of the Women's Studies Colloquium lecture series, intended to stimulate intellectual development among students, faculty and others interested in listening to research on women's studies.

    Friday, Nov. 21

    Graduate students at Brigham Young University will share some of their writings at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium as part of the English Department Reading Series, which allows recently published authors to share their work in an informal setting. The series also provides opportunities for students to interact with authors and talk about their work.

    Writer: Thomas Grover

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