What’s New at BYU for October 2005
Sunday, Oct. 2
BYU will host the 12th annual International Law and Religion Symposium, "Religion and the World’s Legal Traditions,” Sundaythrough Tuesday, Oct. 2-4, at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. For information regarding the conference, hotel and program details, contact Deborah Wright at (801) 422-6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Oct. 3
BYU Division of Continuing Education and School of Family Life will host the fifth annual "Families Under Fire" conference Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. The conference will convene at the BYU Conference Center at 770 E. University Parkway. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Performing groups from the BYU Department of Dance will perform at 11:05 a.m. for an assembly in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and BYU Television satellite network. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Michelle Stott James, professor of Germanic and Slavic languages, will speak at noon in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building as part of the BYU Women’s Studies Colloquium. Her lecture is titled “Sophie: A Digital Library of Works by Early German-Speaking Women, 1740-1927.”
Sean Davies from Vanderbilt University will speak at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building for a BYU Physiology and Developmental Biology Department seminar.
Friday, Oct. 7
BYU’s Center for the Study of Europe will host the second annual European Scholars Consortium Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, at the Harman Continuing Education Building. This year’s theme, “The Changing Face of Europe,” will provide a forum for the shifting shape and meaning of Europe. For more information on conference session times and registration, visit europe.byu.edu/RMESC.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
The BYU Homecoming Opening Ceremonies will kick off Homecoming Week 2005 with the theme “Catch the Spirit” at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The Opening Ceremonies will not air on the KBYU networks.
Louis Blair, Truman Foundation executive secretary, will discuss the $30,000 Truman Scholarships available to qualified BYU students at 2 p.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, please contact Bob Goss at (801) 422-3385.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Women’s Services and Resources presents the Women’s Wellness Conference from noon to 4 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. Topics of discussion include laughter, forgiveness, emotional clutter, diet and stress reducers. For more information, please contact Tawni Smith at (801) 422-4877.
Thursday, Oct. 13
The film “A Woman’s Body” will be shown at noon in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building as part of the Women’s Studies Film Series.
Peter Lassig, a Biology and Agriculture Honored Alumni, will speak at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building for a BYU Physiology and Developmental Biology Department seminar.
Saturday, Oct. 15
All BYU students can celebrate Homecoming with a free pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Locations for the breakfast will include the Botany Pond, the Sinclair Gas Station on 700 East, the Creamery on 900 East and the bottom of the Maeser Building Stairs, 800 N. 150 East, Provo.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Edward Friedman, professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Vanderbilt University, will speak at 11:05 a.m. at the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. His address is part of the university’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of “Don Quixote.” It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Oct. 20
Shauna Anderson from the College of Biology and Agriculture will speak at noon in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building as part of the BYU Women’s Studies Colloquium. In her lecture, she will discuss “The ‘Great Escape’ from Biology.” Admission is free.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Timothy Powers from BYU Athletics will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Oct. 27
The film “Women’s Bank of Bangladesh” will be shown at noon in 1063G Joseph Fielding Smith Building as part of a Women’s Studies Film Series.
Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.
An English reading lecture series will take place every Friday at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium during the fall semester. All are invited to attend, especially English major students and those interested in writing, poetry and prose. For more information, contact Humanities Librarian Robert Means at (801) 422-6117 or visit the Library’s website, www.library.byu.edu.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition titled "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays works of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available for viewing weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library will continue its display that explores “Don Quixote’s Library” and the history of reading in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit celebrates the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first part of Miguel de Cervantes’ story of “Don Quixote,” whose obsession with literature led to his downfall as he mixed reality and fantasy, as well as truth and falsehood. The exhibit focuses on Don Quixote’s “reading wheel,” a specific reading practice that involves comparing and contrasting information to gain knowledge. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted 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 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants is being exhibited as part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. A life-size African elephant is under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display include a new butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "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. "Saturday Safari,” a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10, will begin Saturday, Sept. 24. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are held Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (801) 422-5051 for more information.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 100 E. in Provo, has a new exhibit titled "Rise Up from Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi." The exhibit features artifacts made and used by the Western Anasazi, a branch of ancestral Pueblo people who lived near Kanab, Utah. It will be on display until April 2006. Another new exhibition titled “Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration” explores rituals and ceremonies that empower people to seek the divine through more than 150 artifacts from countries around the world. It will be on display through April 2007. The museum offers tours and teaching kit programs as well. 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.
The BYU Astronomical Society is presenting public shows each Friday night at the Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops, scholars' academy and mothers-and-daughters camps, call (801) 422-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 422-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, visit the Web site at ce.byu.edu/cw.
The Counseling and Career Center at BYU offers workshops in choosing a major and career, financial management, listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools and test preparation. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit the Web site at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.
Writer: Angela Fischer