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What's New at BYU for October 2007

What’s New at BYU for October 2007

Tuesday, Oct. 2

The Ballroom Dance Company, Dancers’ Company, Theatre Ballet, Cougarettes and International Folk Dance Ensemble will present a dance performance assembly at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. BYU Television, KBYU TV and byubroadcasting.org will air the event live. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Thousands of BYU students and alumni will meet with nearly 170 potential employers at the Fall 2007 Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom, Garden Court and East Lounge. Students of all academic disciplines are encouraged to bring current resumes and dress in a professional manner. Because the event caters to students interested in internships and careers, many employers will offer summer work experience as well as full-time positions. For more information, contact Richard Cox at (801) 422-5944 or visit careerfair.byu.edu.

Kenneth A. Osgood, an associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University, will present “America’s Global Battle for Hearts and Minds” at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Chris McAfee, senior conservator in Church History for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will present ”Keeping the Records We Keep — And How to Keep Them” from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Call (801) 422-2911 for more information.

Some of the best acoustic talent on campus will perform at the Acoustic Explosion in the Wilkinson Student Center Traditions Lounge at 7 p.m.  For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 4

The semiannual Country Dance kicks off with expert instruction from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. The dance begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $2 in advance or $3 at the door with a BYU ID. For guests or those without a BYU ID, the cost is $4. Tickets can be purchased at the WSC Info Desk.

The College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will present a Social Work Guest Lecture featuring Lorraine Gutierrez, a professor of social work and psychology at the University of Michigan, who will speak on “Social Justice and Social Welfare in the 21st Century: Human Services Issues” at 1:30 p.m. in 5538 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, call (801) 422-3282.

Saturday, Oct. 6

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in a “Sahara Desert” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

A university forum will feature U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Majority Leader, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. BYU Television, KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM and byubroadcasting.org will air the forum live. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

K. Lawson Younger Jr. of the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will present “Finding Some of the Lost Tribes of Israel” at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Ron Dennis, emeritus professor for the BYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will present “Welsh Mormons: Developing an Online Archive of Welsh Mormon History” from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Call (801) 422-2911 for more information.

Test your Dance Dance Revolution skills at a free DDR Tournament beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Princeton N. Lyman, adjunct senior fellow for Africa policy studies for the Council on Foreign Relations, will present “Africa: Beyond Humanitarianism” at a Council on Foreign Relations Conference at 10 a.m. in 257 Harold R. Clark Building. A question-and-answer session for students will follow. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Brad Westwood, department chair of L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library, will present “2-D Dreams and 3-D Realities:  Campus Planning and Architecture at BYU, 1875-1975” from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Lee Library Auditorium. Following the lecture, there will be a reception for the opening of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections exhibit, “Designing BYU,” from 3 to 4 p.m. Call (801) 422-2911 for more information.

A Women’s Studies Colloquium at noon in 4186 Joseph F. Smith Building will feature Valerie Hudson of the Political Science Department, who will introduce "The WomanStats Database," the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. The lecture is free and open to all. For more information, call (801) 422-4609.

An opening reception for the Nature Art Show will be held in the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at 7 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit is display of artwork with themes of nature and its beauty. Participants for the judged and juried show will be drawn from a number of Utah’s professional and amateur artists. For more information, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Friday, Oct. 12

In conjunction with the bicentennial of President Wilford Woodruff’s birth, the Mormon Historical Sites Foundation and the BYU Religious Studies Center will present “Wilford Woodruff: Missionary, Apostle, Church President,” from 1 to 5 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center. For more information, call (801) 422-6975.

Saturday, Oct. 13

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in an “Arctic Alaska Safari” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. The museum also invites anyone ages 12 and older (including adults) to learn about the living world around us. Blaine Furniss will teach participants about “Trees and Shrubs.” The cost is $10 and includes a “Tree Tour of BYU” guide. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

A university forum will feature Brian Evans, BYU administrative vice president and CFO, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. BYU Television, KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM and byubroadcasting.org will air the forum live. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Birol Yesilada, professor of political science and international studies at Portland State University, will present “Turkey and The European Union” at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

George Ryskamp, Family History Coordinator of the History Department, will present “Archives and Family History Research,” from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Call (801) 422-2911 for more information.

Newlyweds or couples married for five years or less are invited to compete for great prizes playing the Newlywed Game at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. Participants will test their skills in physical challenges and find out how well they really know their spouse.  Those interested in participating should contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or visit stab.byu.edu.

The Pre-law Advisement Center will host its annual Law School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Admission is free and all students considering law school are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail prelaw@byu.edu or visit the Pre-law Advisement Center in 3328 WSC.

Thursday, Oct. 18

The College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will present a lecture featuring visiting lecturer Ann Swindler on “Fighting for the America Family” from 3 to 4 p.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building. The lecture is sponsored by the Marjorie Pay Hinckley Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences. For more information, call (801) 422-3282.

The Harold B. Lee Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections 50th Anniversary Program will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. A reception in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections will follow the program.

Saturday, Oct. 20

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in “Caribbean Escape: Waters of the Tropics” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Monday through Friday, Oct. 22-26

The BYU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and the Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society are sponsoring several activities during National Chemistry Week. The demonstrations are proven crowd-pleasers, illustrating important principles of chemistry. Chemical magic shows will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building. Tickets are free and all teachers, students, parents, scout troops and members of the general public are invited to attend. Research posters will be on display in the lobby on Friday. Call (801) 422-3667 for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

A university forum will feature Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. BYU Television, KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM and byubroadcasting.org will air the forum live. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Don Norton, emeritus professor from the Departments of Linguistics and English Language and English, will present “Veterans’ Oral History: A Workshop on Recording and Documenting Veterans’ History” from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Call (801) 422-2911 for more information.

BYU Idol is back for another season! The top monthly performers will compete in December for the title of BYU Idol. October’s competition begins at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. Performing slots fill up fast, so if you are interested, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122.  

Thursday, Oct. 25

Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will present “American Values and U.S. Foreign Policy” at a Council on Foreign Relations Conference at 10 a.m. A question-and-answer session for students will follow. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

A Women’s Studies Colloquium in 4186 Joseph F. Smith Building at noon will host the Women's Research Institute's Distinguished Scholar Award recipient, Cheryl Preston of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. She will present" The Globe, the Web and the Dollar: The Problem of Sexually Explicit Information on the Internet.” Seating is limited, so those interested are encouraged to e-mail wri@byu.edu or call (801) 422-4609 to RSVP for this event.

Nearly 50 internship agencies will network with students at the School of Family Life Internship Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. Students in all Marriage Family Human Development (MFHD) and Home Family Living (HFL) emphases are encouraged to dress professionally and bring current resumes. The event attracts organizations seeking interns as early as winter 2008. Lunch and prizes will be provided for students attending the fair. For more information, contact Roberta Magarrell (801) 422-2168 or visit http://familylifeinternship.byu.edu/

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27

Elder Joe J. Christensen, emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Scriptures. This year’s symposium is titled “Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by its Precepts.” The keynote address by Elder Christensen, “Abiding by Its Precepts,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. Lectures will follow on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The closing session will feature Robert L. Millet, former dean of Religious Education at BYU, speaking on “The Most Correct Book: Joseph Smith’s Appraisal of the Book of Mormon.” Admission is free and registration is not required. For more information or a copy of the symposium schedule, call (801) 422-3611 or visit religion.byu.edu and click on “Events.”

The J. Reuben Clark Law School will host the Orrin Hatch Trial Lawyers Symposium Oct. 26 and 27. For more information, call (801) 422-6384.

Saturday, Oct. 27

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in a “Central American Safari” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Monday, Oct. 29

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host a free Halloween Night for families, which will include a special Halloween live-animal show, storytelling, crafts and a special after-dark tour of the museum. The activities will begin at 7 p.m. with the after-dark tour starting at 9 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

A university devotional will be held at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The speaker has yet to be announced. BYU Television, KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM and byubroadcasting.org will air the forum live. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

James D'Arc, curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive, will introduce the film “Sergeants 3” (1962) at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The film stars Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop and was filmed in southern Utah. The film is 112 minutes long. 

All month

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 Museum of Life Sciences’ permanent collection. The Don Cox Wildlife Collection is on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. Other exhibits on display include a butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections of Vertebrate Animals.” Gallery shows for the public are conducted daily on the following schedule: Mondays, Reptiles, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Adaptations, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Utah Animals and Plants, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Deer Diversity, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Invertebrates, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Reptiles, 1 p.m. 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. For more information, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 North 100 East in Provo, presents a new exhibit, “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes.” This exhibit focuses on the lifestyle and rituals of the Casas Grandes people through a display of their beautiful pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration,” explores rituals and ceremonies that empower people to seek the divine and exhibits more than 150 artifacts from countries around the world. The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date night and cultural events. Teaching kits and tours are available and volunteers are always welcome. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for fall and winter semesters. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The Earth Science Museum is featuring a mounted skeleton of a 120-million-year-old sauropod dinosaur that the museum will soon name. This exhibit is only one of many dinosaur and fossil mammal skeletons and skulls on display. Other unique exhibits include Torvosaurus tanneri, a large carnivorous dinosaur, as well two fully-mounted skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus, a giant ground sloth, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period and a 150 million-year-old dinosaur egg. Visitors may touch real fossils and peer into the window of the preparation lab to watch museum personnel prepare fossil bones of new, unnamed dinosaurs. Admission is free. The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 N Canyon Road and is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

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.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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