What's New for October 2006
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Acoustic Explosion is a free concert that features acoustic talent on the BYU campus. The show will be held in the Traditions Lounge at 7 p.m. To submit a demo to the Student Activities Board, go to 3371 Wilkinson Student. For more information, call 422-3122.
Former first minister of the Scottish Parliament Henry McLeish will present a Global Awareness lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. He will address "New Scotland: the Challenges of the 21st Century." This lecture will be archived online. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Campus Home Evening will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom. This event is free. All students, faculty and staff are invited to come visit with President and Sister Samuelson for a lesson, activity, sharing time and treats.
Thursday, Oct. 5
A member of the Australian Parliament, Graham Edwards, will present a lecture at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building called "Australia and the U.S. Mates — Past, Present and Future." For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
An assistant professor of physiology and developmental biology, Michael Stark, will present a seminar titled, "A Neuron's First Steps: Molecular Cues in Early Nervous System Development." The address is a seminar hosted the Physiology and Developmental Biology Department and will take place at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building.
"Going Global — Graduate School Options for International Business, Government or Development Careers" is the topic for the career forum hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark building.
BYU's biannual Country Dance will be held in the WSC Ballroom. Instruction begins at 8:30 p.m. and the dance runs from 9-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold the week prior at the WSC Information Desk and at the door. Tickets bought prior to the event cost $2 for BYU students and $4 for nonstudents and $3 for BYU students at the door.
The Women's Research Institute will show "The Gender Chip Project" at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. This documentary reveals how women are finding new ways to honor their own growth, motivations and experience as they imagine how to make the science and technology workplace a comfortable environment.
Friday, Oct. 6
The Canadian ambassador to the United States, Michael Wilson, will present this year's Asael E. and Maydell C. Palmer Distinguished Lecture in Canadian Studies, "On Common Ground: The Dynamics of the Canadian—U.S. Relationship," at noon in 205 J. Reuben Clark Building.
Alisa Allred Mercer, community building director for the Esther Foundation, will present "Whose Development?" at noon in 238 of Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7
The multidisciplinary Third Annual Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium will be held at the BYU Conference Center. The theme of the conference is "Europe: Past and Present." University credit in elementary education or secondary education is available. Eligible BYU faculty and staff and their spouses may be eligible receive a university fee waiver for this conference. For more information, call Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-2568 or visit europe.byu.edu/rmesc.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Alwi Shihab, former foreign minister of Indonesia, will deliver a forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.net.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
BYU students will form teams and follow clues as "Treasure Hunters" beginning at 7 p.m. in the Traditions Lounge. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 422-3122 or e-mail email@example.com.
Peter Flint, professor of Biblical studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada, will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 12
As part of the Women's Studies Colloquia, a scholar from Kyrgyzstan will present "Status and Statistics on Women in Central Asia and Kyrgyzstan" at noon in 2110 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Indonesian Ambassador Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat will speak on Indonesia-U.S. Relations at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Peter Flint, professor of Biblical studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada,, will speak at 11 a.m. in B002 Joseph F. Smith Building. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Saturday, Oct. 14
BYU Women will meet at 2 p.m. in 3211 Wilkinson Student Center. This organization is open to all full-time BYU women employees and wives of full-time employees, past and present. This month's presentation includes an address by Paul Evans, professor of microbiology and molecular biology and member of the BTU-Egypt Excavation Project. He will speak on "When Bones Speak: Excavation and Study of an Ancient Egyptian Acropolis." Vocalist Amy Merrill will also perform. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 16-21
BYU Homecoming 2006 activities will be held throughout the week. For a complete schedule, visit alumni.byu.edu.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
The annual Homecoming Founder's Day assembly will be held at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. A free barbecue will take place at the Carillon Tower Quad immediately following.
The annual hiking and lighting of the Y will take place at 6:30 p.m. Students can meet at the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace to be shuttled to the base of the mountain.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Assistant professor of political science Gordon Silverstein from the University of California, Berkeley will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 19
A speaker from the University of Utah, Lincoln Nadauld, will give a presentation titled, "APC Control of Retinoic Acid: A Novel Role for a Classic Tumor Suppressor." The address is a seminar hosted by the Physiology and Developmental Biology Department and will take place at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building.
As part of the Women's Studies Film Series, "Silent Killer: The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger" will be showing at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Friday, Oct. 20
True Blue Football will begin on Helaman Field at 4 p.m. The field will be covered in blue foam.
Saturday, Oct. 21
A second Y hike, called "Sunset on the Y," will take place immediately following the football game for alumni and friends.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Jean Bethke Elshtain, political philosopher, will deliver a forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.net.
Jordan Tanner, retired Foreign Service officer and former membr of the Utah House of Representatives, will discuss "Foreign Service Careers" in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For the time and more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
"BYU Idol" will take place at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre in the Wilkinson Student Center. This is a free event. Slots fill up fast, so students who are interested in performing should contact the Student Activities Board at 422-3122. The top monthly performers will compete in December for the title of BYU Idol.
Ronald W. Jones, professor of economics from the University of Rochester, will speak at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, see the calendar online at http://kennedy.byu.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 26
From the UCSD School of Medicine, a distinguished professor of psychiatry, neurosciences and psychology, Larry Squire, will speak at a Physiology and Developmental Biology Department seminar at 11 a.m. in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building.
Jeffrey Shumway, professor of history, will speak about his new publication, "The Tale of the Ugly Suitor," at noon in 2110 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28
The Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Scriptures will begin with keynote speaker Alexander B. Morrison, emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the JSB Auditorum. From there, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m., lectures will continue in the JSB Auditorium and the Thomas S. Martin Building. Saturday's lectures will begin at 9 a.m. in the JSB Auditorium with Richard N. Holzapfel and continue in the JSB Auditorium and the MARB for five hours. The event is free and does not require registration. For more information or a copy of the symposium schedule, contact Patty Smith, Religious Education at BYU (422-3611), or visit the Web site at religion.byu.edu.
Writer: Brooke Eddington