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What’s New at BYU for November 2008

What’s New at BYU November 2008

Monday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 8

Come to the BYU Bookstore for the Children’s Book Celebration where all children’s books will be at least 20 percent off. Select Christmas and winter titles will be 30 percent off. For more information, contact Anika Prows at (801) 422-2552 or dir_off@byu.edu.

Monday, Nov. 3

The Nursing Research Conference: Innovations in Patient Safety and Evidence-Based Research, co-sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare and BYU’s College of Nursing, will be held at the Provo Marriott Hotel. Linda Cronenwett, dean of the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give the keynote address. All are invited to attend. Registration is $50. Visit nursing.byu.edu/docs/announcements/program_and_registration.pdf for registration materials and a complete conference schedule. For more information, contact Rose Ann Jarrett at (801) 422-4143 or roseann_jarrett@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Bishop Richard C. Edgley, 1st counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will give a Brigham Young University devotional address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast information, transcripts and archived audio and video.

R. Daniel Smith, special agent of the Navy Criminal Investigative Service, will present “Inside the ‘Real’ NCIS” at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

J. Andrew Brown, associate professor of Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis, will present “Southern Cyborgs: Post-human Identity in Latin America” at noon in the Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Some of the best acoustic musical talent at BYU will perform during Acoustic Explosion at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Admission is free. BYU students interested in performing at an upcoming show can submit a demo to the Student Activities Board in 3371 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information about upcoming shows, visit stab.byu.edu or call (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, Nov. 6, to Friday, Nov. 7

Join with over 400 business leaders and social entrepreneurs at the 11th Annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference: Collaborative Solutions for Development at the Brigham Young University Conference Center. For more information or to register, visit conferences.byu.edu/esr or call (801) 422-4853.

BYU’s College of Home, Family and Social Sciences will host the 3rd annual Social Work Conference, titled “Spirituality in Working with Families and Children: Promoting a Strengths-Based Research Agenda,” at the Wilkinson Student Center. The conference is free, but registration is required. Registration and a complete schedule of both days’ activities are available at spirituality.byu.edu. For more information, call (801) 422-3282 or e-mail spirituality@byu.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 6, to Saturday, Nov. 8

“WALL-E” will be the feature at Dollar Nights at the Varsity Theater. The film will play at 7 and 9 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk in advance, or immediately before the show. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.

Thursday, Nov. 6

Lee Fitzgerald of Texas A&M University will present “Conservation Practice in the Chaco: Tegu Lizards, Hunters and Parabiologists” at 11 a.m. in room 252 Martin Building (MARB). For more information, contact Christina Cottrell at (801) 422-7389 or christina_cottrell@byu.edu.

Russell Osguthorpe, a recently returned mission president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will present “RMTC: Adjusting to Post-Mission Life” at 11 a.m. in room 3324 Wilkinson Student Center. Osguthorpe will share strategies for recently returned missionaries that can help them adjust to “civilian life” while still maintaining the missionary spirit. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877 or wsr@byu.edu.

Susan Easton Black from the Department of Church History and Doctrine will present “Emma Smith: Elect Lady” at noon in room 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact the Women’s Research Institute at (801) 422-4609 or wri@byu.edu.

Michael Fried, influential Modern Art critic and art historian, will speak on the origins and development of Modernism at 7 p.m. in the Lied Gallery, BYU Museum of Art. Admission is free and open to the public. Fried is currently the J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History at Johns Hopkins University. He will provide insight into the museum’s current exhibition “Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art,” which will be on display through Jan. 2, 2009. For more information, contact Christopher Wilson at (801) 422-8251 or christopher_wilson@byu.edu.

Friday, Nov. 7, to Saturday, Nov. 22

Every year BYU comes out on top with food donations in the annual BYU v. U of U Food Drive. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted at the Provo Macey’s store and at donation bins across BYU campus. Y Marks can be purchased at the Creamery on 9th, the Cougareat food court in the Wilkinson Student Center and at other local businesses. They may also be purchased online. Visit alumni.byu.edu/student-alumni for more information, or contact Crystalee Webb at (623) 853-7074 or 4crystalee@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 7

“Picturing the Divine,” the Art, Belief, Meaning Symposium at BYU’s Museum of Art Auditorium will examine how artists past and present have represented Godliness in their work. LDS painter Brian Kershisnik will be the keynote speaker, and a diverse mix of presentations by scholars and practicing artists will follow. The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required. Visit moa.byu.edu/index.php?id=1665 for a complete schedule. For more information, contact Christopher Wilson at (801) 422-8251 or christopher_wilson@byu.edu.

As part of the Children’s Book Celebration, BYU Bookstore will host children’s author Alison L. Randall at a book signing from 5-7 p.m. Randall’s book “Wheat Doll” was released this past September. For more information, contact Anika Prows at (801) 422-2552 or dir_off@byu.edu.

Featuring the theme “Your Turn,” each Fall Preference Dance will be based on popular board games. Tickets for all dances will go on sale at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk Monday, Nov. 3. “Battleship Big Band Night” will feature games of Battleship and two rooms for dancing, one with a live swing band, and the other with a top 40’s DJ. This semiformal dance will be at the Chillon Reception Center in Spanish Fork from 8:30-11:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20 per couple. “Don’t Break the Ice” will be held at the Peaks Ice Arena from 9 p.m. to midnight with skating and dancing all night. There will also be refreshments and hot cocoa. The event is casual and tickets are $15 per couple. For more information, contact event lead Kim Harrison at (425) 761-7540 or kharrison04@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 8

The Middle East Studies and Arabic program will host a screening of the film “Jerusalem: East Side Story” at 7 p.m. in room B002 Joseph F. Smith Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Featuring the theme “Your Turn,” each Fall Preference Dance will be based on popular board games. Tickets for all dances will go on sale at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk Monday, Nov. 3. “Chess: A Black & White Affair” will be held at the Chillon Reception Center in Spanish Fork from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Guests at this formal event can enjoy carriage rides and live chess games. Tickets are $20 per couple. “Twister Revolution” will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom from 8-11 p.m. Attendees at this casual event can enjoy Spanish dancers, magicians, food and a giant game of Twister. For more information, contact event lead Kim Harrison at (425) 761-7540 or kharrison04@hotmail.com.

Monday, Nov. 10

Raymond Taras, professor of international relations and director of the World Literature Program at Tulane University, will present “A Europe of Phobias? How Immigration is Making the EU Paranoid” at noon in the Kennedy Center for International Studies Conference Room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

R. Paul Philip of the University of Oklahoma will present "Environmental Forensics, or, Who was Responsible for the Spill?" at 4 p.m. in room W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building. This event is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. For more information, contact ACS Central Utah Section president Adam T. Woolley at (801) 422-1701 or adam_woolley@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

C. Terry Warner, professor of philosophy, will give a Brigham Young University devotional address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriot Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast information, transcripts and archived audio and video.

“The End of Suburbia,” a film by Gregory Greene, will be shown at 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium as part of the Documentary Cinema Film Series. For more information, contact Julie Williamsen at (801) 422-6763 or julie_williamsen@byu.edu.

BYU Bookstore’s annual Christmas Preview Night will feature a storewide 20 percent discount, plus additional discounts on Cougarwear, art work, gift items, board games, candy and more. For more information, contact Anika Prows at (801) 422-2552 or dir_off@byu.edu.

Sabiha Al Khemir, former director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, will present a lecture at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. She has taught at the British Museum, consulted with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and coordinated the recent Louvre exhibition “Masterpieces from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.” Al Khemir’s remarks will explore the nature of Islamic art—the ways in which it embraces the diversity of time, geography and medium and illustrates the coherence of Islamic civilization. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christopher Wilson at (801) 422-8251 or christopher_wilson@byu.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Independent historian William P. MacKinnon will present “Thomas L. Kane and the Utah War.” The lecture accompanies the exhibit “In Honorable Remembrance: Thomas L. Kane and the Latter-day Saints.” Kane was a non-Mormon attorney and military officer who acted as liaison and advocate for the LDS Church at several key points during the 1800s. For more information, contact Roger Layton at (801) 422-6687 or roger_layton@byu.edu.

BYU law school graduate, Tae Kwon Do Black Belt and grandmother of 20, Ann Tolley will teach a self-defense workshop at the monthly meeting of the Faculty Women’s Association at 4 p.m. in room 3222-3224 Wilkinson Student Center. Techniques covered will be simple and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to wear pants. For more information, contact the Faculty Women’s Association at fwa@byu.edu.

Put your skills on the line at the Guitar Hero Competition at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. Bring your best rock star persona and compete for prizes. Only the first 64 people to sign up may compete. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board. Visit stab.byu.edu or call (801) 422-3122 to sign up.

Thursday, Nov. 13

Russell G. Congalton of the University of New Hampshire will give the annual Chauncy Harris Lecture at 11 a.m. in room 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Congalton teaches graduate coursework in remote sensing and geographic information systems, in addition to coordinating UNH’s graduate program in forestry and general natural resources. For more information, contact Kim Reid at (801) 422-1820 or kim_reid@byu.edu.

Pat Debenham, artistic director of BYU’s Dancers’ Company, will present the annual Dee R. Winterton Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m. in room 185-187 Richards Building. Debenham will share her experiences from a recent trip with the Dancers’ Company where they performed “HIStory, HERstory, OURstory: Embodied Lives” at an Oral History Conference in Mexico. For more information, contact Pam Musil at (801) 422-4873.

“Understanding Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship” will be the topic of an information technology seminar given by Ed Ekstrom at 11 a.m. in room 250 Crabtree Building. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Austin Bagley at abagley@byu.edu or (801) 422-1777.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Institute of Food Technologists distinguished lecturer John Rupnow will present “History and Agents of Bioterrorism and Agroterrorism” at this College of Life Sciences Seminar at 11 a.m. in room 456 Martin Building (MARB). For centuries, biological agents have been used in warfare. In the modern era, these techniques have expanded to include attacks on food supply channels. Rupnow will discuss the potential threat these technologies pose to humans, livestock and crops. For more information, contact Michael Dunn at (801) 422-6670 or michael_dunn@byu.edu.

BYU’s Air Force & Army ROTC will present the annual Parade & Review, from 11:15 to noon in Brigham Square. Col. Frank W. Clawson, director of the Military Relations Department, will be the recipient of the Patriots’ Award. All are invited. For more information, contact Ginny Richman at (801) 422-2671 or ginny_richman@byu.edu.

All are invited to “Stump the Professor,” a fundraiser for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis. For each ticket purchased, students can write one question for a panel of law professors to answer. If none can answer the question, the writer of the question gets a prize. There will be pizza and door prizes. The event will be held in the Moot Court Room, J. Reuben Clark Building, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $5.50 in the third floor lobby of the JRCB Nov. 5 & 7 at noon, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m., and Nov. 10-12 at noon. For more information, contact Jackie Ball at (901) 489-6486 or jab368@byulaw.net.

“The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt” will be shown as part of the Women’s Studies Film Series at noon in room 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. The documentary tells the story of Senator Ingrid Betancourt of Columbia and her family’s quest to free her and keep her political activism alive. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Women’s Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

Rodney Forcade will receive the Distinguished Teaching Award from BYU’s Department of Mathematics at 4 p.m. in 1170 Talmage Building. Forcade will present “Fun with Continued Fractions and Cryptography,” describing mathematical aspects of computer security and encryption. A reception will be held 30 minutes prior to the event in the Talmage Building lobby. For more information, contact David Wright (801) 422-4027 or wright@byu.edu.

BYU Museum of Art curator Paul Anderson will be joined by Scott Miller and Jack Stoneman, BYU professors of Japanese language, to explore the museum’s current exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, “Windows on a Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the BYU Museum of Art Collection.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christopher Wilson at (801) 422-8251 or christopher_wilson@byu.edu.

The William A. Wilson Folklife Archives Founder’s Lecture will feature Todd Harvey, folklife specialist at the Library of Congress, who will present “Your Ballad Man: Alan Lomax, Radio and Folk-Populism, 1939-1957,” at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Friday, Nov. 14

Ashley Egan, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Plant Biology at Cornell University, will present “The Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics of Soybean and Allies” at 1 p.m. in 275 Martin Building (MARB). For more information, contact Christina Cottrell at (801) 422-7389 or christina_cottrell@byu.edu.

Winners of the BYU SPARKY Awards will be announced and the winning films will be displayed at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The contest promotes the open exchange of information with this year’s theme of “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.” Contestants produced movies and posted them online. The winner will receive an iPod touch. For more information, contact Roger Layton at (801) 422-6687 or roger_layton@byu.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 15

BYU Women will host Judge Claudia Laycock of Utah’s 4th District Court. She will present “Feminine Perspective from the Bench” at 2 p.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. BYU Women is an organization for all female faculty and staff, as well as the female spouses of faculty or staff. For more information, contact Evelyn Dalebout at (801) 375-5712 or evie321@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, to Friday, Nov. 21

The community is invited to be a part World Fest 2008 during International Education Week. Culture booths will be on display each day in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. There will also be cultural performances there during the noon hour each day. An international traditional-dress fashion show and catered dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 20. International Food Fest will be held Friday, Nov. 21 in the WSC Garden Court with a free talent showcase to follow. Tickets are not required. Public school students are welcome to attend World Fest 2008. Public school teachers should call (801) 422-2695 to schedule a date and time for students to view culture booths and entertainment.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

British author, columnist and radio personality Lynne Truss will present a BYU forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Franklin Foer, author of the Center’s book of the semester “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization,” at a discussion of his book at 3 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

BYU Idol, BYU’s pop vocal music contest, continues at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater as audience members pick two contestants to move on to the finals in December. Admission is free. For more information or to sign up to perform, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 20

“Family Boundaries: Staying Sane through the Holidays” will be the theme of this Women’s Services and Resources workshop at 11 a.m. in room 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877 or wsr@byu.edu.

Cliff Mayes, a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, will present “Contemporary Views on Multicultural Education” as part of the David O. McKay School of Education’s Power of Teaching Lecture Series at 11 a.m. in room 115 McKay Building.

His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., will discuss Pakistan-U.S. Relations at this Ambassadorial Insights Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Kennedy Center for International Studies Conference Room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Reid Neilson of BYU’s Department of Church History and Doctrine will present “Mormon Sisters at the 1893 World’s Congress of Representative Women.” All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Women’s Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (081) 422-4609.

Richard Hacken, European Studies librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library, will present “Into the Archetypal Forest: A 2000-Year Retrospective of the German Woods” at this House of Learning lecture at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium.

As part of World Fest 2008, BYU’s international students will model fashions from their home countries at a traditional-dress fashion show at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. A catered dinner will be provided. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the WSC Information Desk. For more information, contact BYU International Services at (801) 422-2695.

Friday, Nov. 21

As part of World Fest 2008, Food Fest will feature flavors from around the world from 5-7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. Food tickets may be purchased at the event. A free talent showcase will follow at 7 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. For more information, contact BYU International Services at (801) 422-2695.

“The Nun’s Story” will be shown as part of the BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, now in its 10th year. A compelling portrayal of faith on film, Audrey Hepburn’s performance as a young nun earned her an Academy Award nomination. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft. 1959. For more information, contact James D’Arc at james_darc@byu.edu or (801) 422-6371.

Saturday, Nov. 22

The BYU vs. the University of Utah football game will be broadcast live and can be viewed in the Wilkinson Student Center and the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact event lead Joshua Drean at (801) 425-9617 or iamjosh4@msn.com.

Friday, Nov. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 29

BYU Bookstore’s annual Thank You Sale will feature a storewide 20 percent discount, with 75 percent discounts on Thanksgiving merchandise and 25 percent discounts on nativities. For more information, contact Anika Prows at (801) 422-2552 or dir_off@byu.edu.

All Month

BYU Student Service Association Service Squad meets every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Student Leadership Office, 3400 WSC, to visit student dorms and apartments, performing simple acts of service like taking out the trash or doing dishes. All students are invited to join in and serve fellow students. For more information, contact Service Squad program director Ashley Kearl at (801) 635-7313 or a_kearl@hotmail.com.

Students are welcome every Tuesday night at the Wilkinson Student Center for BYUSA Club Night. Join with hundreds of students who enjoy dancing, sports, board games and a wide array of other interests. For more information, contact BYUSA Clubs at (801) 422-7339 or byusaclubs@byu.edu, or visit clubs.byu.edu.

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 Bean 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. Additional details are also available at mlbean.byu.edu.

Writer: Brady Toone

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