Tuesday, Nov. 1
Devotional: President Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be speaking at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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, Nov. 2
David M. Kennedy Lecture: Monique O’Connell, an associate professor at Wake Forest University, will speak on “Situating Constantinople: The Byzantine Empire in the Mediterranean” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BYU’s Best Dance Crew: BYU's Best Dance Crew will perform at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Main Ballroom. This event is free.
Thursday, Nov. 3
Wheatley Institution Lecture: The Wheatley Institution will host a lecture at 7:30 in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center featuring R. James Woolsey, former director of the CIA, who will speak about “Energy in the 21st Century: Could Muir, Patton and Gandhi Agree on a Program?” For more information, visit wheatley.byu.edu.
David M. Kennedy Century Lecture: Ron Gordon, executive director of the Commission on Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice for the State of Utah, will speak at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 4
Battle of the Bands: All auditions for Battle of the Bands must be completed by Nov. 4. To audition, sign up on the Google Doc (found on the BYUSA Facebook page), email lyrics to firstname.lastname@example.org, and drop off a CD/EP with three songs to 3400 WSC.
Classic American Movie Night: The American Studies Student Council is offering a viewing of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" at 7 p.m. in B092 JFSB. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Music Friday and Storytelling: Enjoy soothing music and inspiring stories from some of BYU’s most talented musicians and storytellers from noon to 1 pm in the Joseph F. Smith Building. The event is located in Education in Zion Gallery on the second floor of the JFSB at the top of the spiral staircase. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Women’s Self-Defense Workshop: This annual workshop put on by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club and Women's Services and Resources will teach women how to defend themselves from possible attack, using both physical and verbal strategies. It will consist of three classes, preparing women not only physically but also mentally to protect themselves. The workshop will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom.
Saturday Safari: Children ages 5-12 can spend from 10 a.m. to noon learning about animals from all over the world! Cost is $12 per child. This Saturday the theme is “March of the Penguins — and Polar Bears.” For more information, vist mlbean.byu.edu.
Diwali Festival of Lights: From 7 to 10:30 p.m., the Indian Student Association will present an evening of dance performances, fashion shows, authentic Indian cuisine, henna and a Bollywood DJ. Reserve your spot by midnight Nov. 4 at byusa.byu.edu/apps/clubspay (Select Diwali from the Club 1 drop down menu). Tickets are $3 without food and $12 with food. Henna is an extra $4 per hand.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Devotional: Bill Eggington of the linguistics and English language department will be speaking at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. 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.
Christmas Booktalk: The BYU Bookstore is hosting the 2011 Annual Christmas Booktalk in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium from 4 to 5 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the Harold B. Library Farnsworth Juvenile Literature Library, is free and open to the campus community and public. Bookstore supervisor Anita Charles will present. Those in attendance will learn about the latest titles, hear short summaries of the works and have a chance to receive free copies of the newest books.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
BYU’s Got Talent: BYU's Got Talent is back in the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. Judges will pick three winners to advance to the finale in December.
Thursday, Nov. 10
William A. Wilson Folklore Archives Founder’s Lecture: David Dollahite will speak on “Turning Hearts to God and Family through Telling and Writing Sacred Stories.” Dollahite will share ideas on how to nurture storytelling in family life for the benefit of current and future generations. A reception with refreshments will follow the lecture.
Meet Your Dean: The dean of College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences will be in C460 Eyring Science Center from 11 to 11:50 a.m. to greet students and faculty.
Museum of Peoples and Cultures Research Symposium: In honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures is showcasing the history of its archaeology museum at BYU at a Research Symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. The symposium is free and open to the community. For more information and session schedule, visit mpc.byu.edu or call (801) 422-0020.
Friday, Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day Celebration: BYU will be honoring Veterans Day with a variety of activities, including a will patriotic program by the BYU football team called "Salute to Servicemen, Women and Veterans" at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse. The BYU Air Force and Army ROTC units will begin the day with Veterans Day ceremonies between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. at locations around the Wilkinson Student Center. In addition to the traditional flag watch south of the Abraham Smoot Building, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony inside the Memorial Lounge on the east side of the Wilkinson Student Center at 9 a.m. Air Force and Army cadets will then be marching to Brigham Square at 9:30 a.m. where there will be a presidential review with BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson. Gen. James Andrus, a retired three-star general, will then speak and will be presented the Patriot’s Award, given to a distinguished BYU alumni or veteran who has served God and country. For additional details about the football program, call Athletic Media Relations at (801) 422-8948. For more information on Veterans Day activities, contact Maj. Matt Davis at (801) 422-2671.
BYU Business Language Case Competition: The Marriott School of Management is hosting its intercollegiate Business Language Case Competition in the N. Eldon Tanner Building all day. The 2011 competition will be in Chinese and Spanish. For more information please visit the BLCC web page blcc.byu.edu.
Saints at War LDS Veteran’s Conference: This is a special event to commend the service of LDS veterans of wartime service. Elder Lance Wickman, Emeritus Seventy, is the keynote speaker. To register, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/saintsatwar/. For additional information on the conference, contact Scott Harris at (801) 422-3896.
Music Friday and Storytelling: Enjoy soothing music and inspiring stories from some of BYU’s most talented musicians and storytellers from noon to 1 pm in the JFSB. The event is located in Education in Zion Gallery on the second floor of the JFSB at the top of the spiral staircase. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Date Night at Education in Zion: Come celebrate BYU’s rich educational heritage at Education in Zion. Date nights include tours, food games and more. Date nights begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Saturday Safari: Children ages 5-12 can spend from 10 a.m. to noon learning about animals from all over the world! Cost is $12 per child. This Saturday’s theme is “Up, Up, and Away.” For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
World Fest Opening Ceremonies: World Fest festivities begin at noon in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center with an opening ceremony featuring a Chinese dragon and cultural performances by BYU’s Living Legends.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
MPA Program Information Session: BYU’s Romney Institute will host an information session about its full-time MPA program at 5:30 in 710 N. Eldon Tanner Building. The deadline to apply for the program is Jan. 15.
World Fest: Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, participants can visit the many cultural booths and learn first-hand from BYU’s international students. They can also enjoy daily noon performances. Details are available online at internationalservices.byu.edu.
BYU Goes Broadway: BYU Goes Broadway will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, Nov. 17
John Tanner Lecture: The Bean Life Science Museum will host the Semi-Annual John Tanner Lecture at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the museum. Mark C. Belk, BYU professor of biology, will be presenting a lecture titled,“A Lifetime of Days: How Fishes Can Save Your Life. A reception will be held at 6:30 pm. This event is free.
World Food Fest: Hungry participants will savor authentic cuisine from around the world like Brazilian feijoada, Japanese sushi, Mexican tamales, French éclairs and German strudel. Dishes are nominally priced from 50¢ to $1; tickets may be purchased at the door. The event begins at 5 p.m.
American Studies Lecture Series: Kristin Matthews will present a lecture, “From Uncle Sam to Disney’s ‘Commando Duck:’ Illustrating War in America,” at 11 a.m. in B190 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Annual Social Work Conference: The topic for this year's BYU Social Work Conference will be “Substance Abuse and Families." It will be held in the Gordon B. Hinckley Center. For a complete schedule and more information, visit swevents.byu.edu.
Friday, Nov. 18
World Fest Banquet: A three-course banquet and international entertainment extravaganza featuring students in their traditional dress will culminate World Fest at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets may be purchased at the WSC Information Center or by calling International Services at 801.422.2695 for $10 or $14 at the door until tickets are sold out.
Monte L. Bean Museum Documentary: “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, will be screened in the Monte L. Bean Museum auditorium. Stanley A. Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Senior Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will introduce the film and be available after the screening to answer questions. A reception will be held at 6:30 pm in the center atrium of the museum. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Music Friday and Storytelling: Enjoy soothing music and inspiring stories from some of BYU’s most talented musicians and storytellers from noon to 1 pm in the JFSB. The event is located in Education in Zion Gallery on the second floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building at the top of the spiral staircase. For more information contact email@example.com.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Saturday Safari: Children ages 5-12 can spend from 10 a.m. to noon learning about animals from all over the world! Cost is $12 per child. This Saturday’s theme is “A World Below Us.” For more information, visit mlbean.byu.edu.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Devotional: Damon Bahr of Teacher Education will give the devotional at 11:05 a.m. at the Marriott Center. 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.
Thursday, Nov. 30
Acoustic Explosion: The Student Activities Board will host a free Acoustic Explosion concert at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
New African Exhibit: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites the public to explore Africa in its new exhibit, “Into Africa: Exploring Nature’s Interactions,” now on display. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to identify animals using the new iPad and iPhone app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. iPads will be available to check out for the exhibit for $3. For more information on this and other museum programs, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.
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, contact the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.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 Friday Storytime: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is now featuring a story time for toddlers and preschoolers every Friday at 11 a.m. during the school year. The program is free with new stories and a new culture each week. The museum is located on 700 North 100 East in Provo. Each week, folktales will help children to explore elements – like music, clothing and families – that cultures throughout the globe share. Children will hear the stories as they sit surrounded by artifacts that are held in the museum’s galleries. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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Writer: Melissa Connor