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What's New at BYU for October 2008

What's New at BYU for October 2008

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Career Placement Services will host more than 150 employers during the Fall 2008 Internship and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Attendees are encouraged to wear professional dress and bring copies of a current resume. For more information, contact Michaela Russell at (801) 422-3752 or visit careerfair.byu.edu. Additional details, including a list of visiting organizations, are available at careerfair.byu.edu.

F. Abiola Irele, professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, will present "African Unity: History, Problems, Prospects" at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

BYU’s best acoustic talent on campus will be featured in “Acoustic Explosion” at 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, Oct. 2

The Women’s Research Institute will show "Daughters For Sale: Fighting Child Slavery in Nepal" at noon in 1161 Joseph Fielding Smith Building. The film explores programs in Nepal that are helping free young girls who live as modern-day slaves. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Women's Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

Jessie L. Embry, the associate director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, will discuss the LDS Sports and Recreation Oral History Project and her new e-book, Spiritualized Recreation: Mormon All-Church Athletic Tournaments and Dance Festivals at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. For the past five years, Embry has researched recreational activities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, conducting oral history interviews with original participants. Her research will also be exhibited in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Embry’s book can be downloaded free of charge at reddcenter.byu.edu/spiritualized.dhtml. For more information, contact Jessie Embry at (801) 422-7585 or jessie_embry@byu.edu.

As part of the Careers in Math Lecture Series, Greg Newton, partner at The Newton Law Firm P.C., will discuss how his mathematics undergraduate degree helped him reach his career goals. For more information, contact Claire Ford at (801) 422-2061 or office@math.byu.edu.

BYU Museum of Art Director Campbell Gray will present the first lecture in a two-part lecture series exploring the social and historical contexts and artistic movements highlighted in the museum’s exhibition, “Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art.” The lecture will examine the social conditions of Modernism and the ways in which Modernism was expressed in the art of the time. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium, located on the lower level of the museum, and is open to the public. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu or contact Chris Wilson at (801) 422-8251 or chris_wilson@byu.edu.

The Campus Life Events Management Team will host a country dance at 8:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Dance lessons will run from 8:30 to 9 p.m. and the dance will take place from 9 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $2 with a BYU ID when purchased in advance at the WSC Information Desk, $3 with a BYU ID at the door and $4 for guests. For more information, visit eventsmanagement.byu.edu.

Friday, Oct. 3

The Master of Social Work program at BYU will host a question-and-answer session for anyone interested in applying for the program at noon in 2198 Joseph F. Smith Building. The application deadline for Fall 2009 admission is Jan. 15, 2009. For more information, contact the Master of Social Work program at msw@byu.edu.

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures presents a Survivor-themed date night with sessions at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per couple and are available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk. The museum is located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo. Visit mpc.byu.edu for more information or contact MPC promotions manager Erika Riggs at (801) 422-0020 or mpc@byu.edu.

Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 5-8

Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will headline the 15th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. Delegates at the conference will include more than 70 religious leaders and government officials from over 40 countries. For more information or to register, visit www.ICLRS.org or contact Deborah Wright at (801) 422-6842 or wrightde@lawgate.byu.edu.

Monday, Oct. 6

New York Times energy, transportation and technology reporter Matthew L. Wald will present “A ‘Low-Carb’ Diet for the Planet” at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Wald will discuss the importance of achieving big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and the obstacles in the way. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

The Cougar Marching Band will kick off Homecoming festivities at the Homecoming Opening Ceremony at 11:05 a.m. at the Marriott Center. The winner of the annual Brimhall Essay Contest will deliver the first-prize entry. A free barbecue will follow at noon in Brigham Square.

Students and community will participate in the Homecoming tradition of hiking and lighting the Y. Meet at the Gordon B. Hinckley Center at 6:45 p.m. Free hot cocoa, donuts and live music will be provided. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

BYUSA will host True Blue Football, a football game played in blue foam, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Helaman Field. Those wishing to play football must register in advance. A sign-up list will be available Oct. 3, 6 and 7 in the Student Leadership Office, 3400 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact event leader Ben Hilton at benrhilton@gmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Each of Brigham Young University’s 11 colleges will recognize a distinguished alumnus or alumna with the College Honored Alumni Award at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in various locations. The recipients will give a lecture as part of the honor.

• Kristen E. Cox will be recognized by the David O. McKay School of Education. Her lecture, titled "Thriving In Uncertainty: How Complexity, Discomfort, and the Unknown Can Work to Your Advantage," will be presented in 115 David O. McKay Building.

• Douglas C. Welling will be recognized by the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology. His lecture, titled “Build it Strong Boys, Build it Strong!” will be presented in 140 Joseph Smith Building.

• John R. Jensen will be recognized by the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. His lecture, titled “Advancements in Remote Sensing of the Earth from Airborne and Satellite Platforms,” will be presented in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.

• J. Stephen Rizley will be recognized by the College of Fine Arts and Communications. His lecture, titled “Galloping Along on the Creative Frontier,” will be presented in the Pardoe Theater, Harris Fine Arts Center.

• Clayne R. Jensen will be recognized by the College of Health and Human Performance. His lecture, titled “Roots and Realization of the College Programs,” will be presented in 267 Richards Building.

• E. Markham Bench will be recognized by the College of Humanities. His lecture, titled “English Major? How Do You Intend to Support Us?” will be presented in B092/94/104 Joseph F. Smith Building.

• The Honorable Judge Stephen J. Dahl will be recognized by the J. Reuben Clark Law School. His lecture, titled “The Indispensable Lawyer,” will be presented in 306 J. Reuben Clark Building.

• Craig L. Hanis will be recognized by the College of Life Sciences. His lecture, titled “The Accessible Genome: Individuality, Commonality and the Genetics of Complex Disease,” will be presented in 1102 Jesse Knight Building.

• Kevin B. Rollins will be recognized by the Marriott School of Management. His lecture, titled “Happiness,” will be presented in 151 & 251 N. Eldon Tanner Building.

• Dallas L. Earnshaw will be recognized by the College of Nursing. His lecture, titled “Live Your Vision,” will be presented in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building.

• Michael J. Cannon will be recognized by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. His lecture, titled “How Epidemiology Got Under My Skin and Now I’m Trying to Prevent the Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of,” will be presented in 1170 Talmage Math and Computer Science Building.

The Women’s Research Institute will host a Women’s Studies Colloquium featuring Student Research Grant recipients who will discuss their research. Rachel Redfern will present, "Vernon Lee and the Past: Art as a Psychological Catalyst for the Supernatural in Lee’s Short Stories.” Jessica Cromar and Sarah Williamson will present "Online Sexual Behavior in Highly Religious Couples: Personal and Relational Distress Related to Disclosure or Discovery in Wives Who Sought Marital Therapy." The lectures will take place at noon in 4186 Joseph F. Smith Building. For additional information, contact the Women's Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

The College of Humanities and the College of Family, Home and Social Science, together with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and Career Placement Services will host the Liberal Arts Career Seminar from 4-6:30 p.m. in 3228 Wilkinson Student Center. The seminar will feature a panel discussion with liberal arts graduates who have gone on to careers in business, government, editing and many other fields. For more information, contact Ron Spotts at (801) 422-4002.

BYU Museum of Art Director Campbell Gray will present the second lecture in a two-part lecture series exploring the social and historical contexts and artistic movements highlighted in the museum’s exhibition “Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art.” The lecture will consider the social reactions to Modernism in the 1960s and the parallel reactions against Modernism in the art world. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium and is open to the public. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu or contact Chris Wilson at (801) 422-8251 or chris_wilson@byu.edu.

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10

Celebrating the theme “Go the Distance,” Homecoming Spectacular 2008 will feature former football coach LaVell Edwards as emcee and BYU performing groups Synthesis, Men’s Chorus, the International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Young Ambassadors, Dancers’ Company and the Cougarettes. BYU’s 10th president Rex E. Lee will be honored for his legacy as founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, nationally respected attorney and former president of BYU. Lee’s widow Janet Lee Chamberlain will be present. A special performance by violinist Jenny Oaks Baker will also be featured. Purchase tickets online at byutickets.com, by calling (801) 422-BYU1, or in person at the Marriott Center ticket office.

Friday, Oct. 10

In commemoration of the 200th birthday of John Taylor, third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Religious Studies Center Church History Symposium will explore John Taylor's life, ministry and teachings. Speakers will include Susan Easton Black, Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Andrew C. Skinner and Fred Woods. The symposium will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center. Registration is not required for this free symposium. For more information, contact symposium chair Mary Jane Woodger at (801) 422-9029 or maryjane_woodger@byu.edu.

Married students are invited to attend the free event Blue and White Laughs. The evening's activities are set to include a catered dinner, live music by Mindy Gledhill and a performance by the improv comedy group Comedy Sportz. Free tickets can be picked up in the Student Leadership Office, 3400 Wilkinson Student Center. Only 125 tickets will be given out. At least one spouse must be a current BYU student. For more information, visit the Student Leadership Office, or call at (801) 422-3901.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11

Students are welcome at two Friday Homecoming dances. “Enchanted,” a Cinderella-style, semi-formal dance will be held at Thanksgiving Point. Tickets will be available starting Oct. 6 at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk and will be sold for $25 per couple. Tickets will be sold at the door. “A Gentleman’s Game,” a semi-formal dance, will be held on the Historic Heber Creeper steam train. Tickets will be available starting Oct. 6 at the WSC Information Desk and will be sold for $45 per couple. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 11

All are invited to start the day at 8:30 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast. Cougar blue pancakes will be served at the following locations: Creamery on Ninth East, Sinclair Station at 800 North and 700 East, the Botany Pond and the parking lot near 800 North and 200 East.

Join with more than 1,000 alumni and students in BYU's oldest Homecoming tradition, the Homecoming Parade. This year's grand marshal will be Janet Lee Chamberlain, widow of former president Rex E. Lee. Parade entries will include the International Folk Dance Ensemble, the Cougar Marching Band, Cosmo and several dozen other campus and community groups. The parade route will start at University Parkway and 900 East, proceed past the Creamery on Ninth, go west on 800 North and end at the Fieldhouse. For more information, contact parade coordinator Ron Jones at (801) 422-8136 or ron_jones@byu.edu.

The BYU College of Nursing Alumni Board will host a Homecoming service project preparing 500 newborn kits for mothers in need, which will be distributed to local hospitals. The project will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nursing Learning Center, 130 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. All are invited to participate. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Patient Simulation Lab and see how simulators are enhancing modern nursing education. For additional information, contact Nursing Alumni Board chair JoAnne Edwards at (925) 202-1311 or joanneedwards@comcast.net.

Alumni of the David O. McKay School of Education are invited to attend an alumni social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Frederik Willem de Klerk, former president of South Africa, will present “Bridging the Gap: Globalization Without Isolation” at a Brigham Young University forum address at the Marriott at 11:05 a.m. De Klerk was president of South Africa from 1989 to 1994, during which time he released Nelson Mandela from prison, lifted the ban on the opposition group African National Congress and presided over the negotiations that led to the end of Apartheid, paving the way for adoption of South Africa’s first fully democratic constitution. The forum will be broadcast live on BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byubroadcasting.org for rebroadcast information.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Robert Bates of the American Chemical Society and the University of Florida will present “What You Always Wanted to Know About Chemicals in Foods, But Were Afraid to Eat” at 4 p.m. in W140 Ezra Taft Benson Building.

Students are invited to attend the Majors Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom to learn more about BYU’s 180+ undergraduate majors. For more information, contact the University Advisement Center at (801) 422-3826 or university_advisement@byu.edu or visit their office in 2500 WSC.

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

Thursday, Oct. 16

His Excellency Kwame Bawuah-Edusei, Ghanaian ambassador to the U.S., will speak at an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The topic for the meeting will be Ghana-U.S. Relations. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Women’s Services and Resources will present “Mind, Body and Spirit: Striking a Balance,” a workshop to help women find balance among work, school, church, social and personal lives, at 11 a.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. This meeting is second in a series, which will continue Nov. 20. For more information, contact Women’s Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877 or wsr@byu.edu.

The college of Family, Home and Social Sciences will host the inaugural De Lamar Jensen Lecture, featuring Theodore K. Rabb of Princeton University at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

The Women’s Research Institute will show the film "Honorable Murder" at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. The film examines the code of conduct among some Middle-Eastern cultures that makes each woman a sacred vessel of her family’s honor, the loss of which honor could be grounds for blood atonement. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Women's Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

Friday, Oct. 17

One of the most well-known adventure films of the 1930s, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, will be shown as part of the Motion Picture Archive Series at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The film was among the first projects of celebrated film composer Max Steiner. In his honor, the film score has been re-recorded and will be released the evening of the screening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Norm Gillespie at (801) 422-2985 or norm_gillespie@byu.edu.

Join with 60+ student-run clubs at BYUSA’s Friday Night Live for an evening of entertainment, games, food and culture booths showcasing the unique interests of BYU’s clubs. The event will be held at the Wilkinson Student Center from 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 or $3 with a coupon.

Monday through Friday, Oct. 20-24

In celebration of National Chemistry Week, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host nightly Chemistry Magic Shows. Shows will be held Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 21-24, at 7 p.m. All shows will be in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building. Free tickets for the shows go quickly. Tickets can be reserved by calling (801) 422-3667. For more information about the performances, contact Matthew Asplund at matthew_asplund@byu.edu or (801) 422-5275.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

The Brigham Young University Dance Department will present its annual dance devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The Ballroom Dance Company, the Cougarettes, Dancers' Company, the International Folk Dance Ensemble and Theatre Ballet will represent the largest collegiate dance department in the nation. The devotional will be broadcast live on BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byubroadcasting.org for rebroadcast information.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Award-winning author Kari Grady Grossman will present “The Relationship Matters as Much as the Money: Sustainability for Schools in Cambodia," at a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. Grossman will discuss the challenges of poverty and oppression in Cambodia and the school she and her husband built there in 2001. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Trivia geniuses can test their knowledge and compete for prizes at BYU’s own version of Jeopardy at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater, Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 23

His Excellency Felipe Ortiz de Zevallos, Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S. will speak at an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The topic for the meeting will be Peru-U.S. Relations. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Brad Wilcox, author, speaker and associate professor of teacher education, will present a special lecture at 11 a.m. in 115 David O. McKay Building as part of The Power of Teaching Lecture Series.

Valerie Hudson of the Department of Political Science will present "The Security of Women, the Security of States: Assessing the Linkage" at a Women’s Studies Colloquium at noon in 4186 Joseph F. Smith Building. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Women's Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

As part of the Careers in Math Lecture Series, David Andrist, actuary for The Hartford Insurance Company, will discuss how his mathematics degree helped him reach his career goals. For more information, contact Claire Ford at (801) 422-2061 or office@math.byu.edu.

Thomas B. Holman, professor in the School of Family Life will address “Understanding and Strengthening Contemporary Mate Selection and Marriages” at the Annual Virginia Cutler Lecture Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.

Friday, Oct. 24

His Excellency Abdoulaye Diop, Malian ambassador to the U.S. will speak at an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The topic for the meeting will be Mali-U.S. Relations. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

The Women’s Research Institute is sponsoring the Human Trafficking Conference, featuring Anuradha Koirala, founder of Friends of Maiti Nepal, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting girls and women from sexual exploitation and enslavement. A panel discussion will follow, featuring professors from political science, law, public health and business. Documentary filmmaker Andrew Levine will also be present to show and discuss his film “The Day My God Died,” as well as professors from theatre and media arts. All are invited to attend this free conference. For more information, contact the Women’s Research Institute at (801) 422-4609 or wri@byu.edu.

The cult classic, “Invaders From Mars,” will be shown as part of the Motion Picture Archive Film Series at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. Filled with paranoia, spaceships and giant green men, the film echoes growing concerns of the time surrounding the spread of communism. Starring Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter and Arthur Franz. 1953. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Norm Gillespie at (801) 422-2985 or norm_gillespie@byu.edu.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25

Elder C. Max Caldwell, emeritus member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will keynote the 37th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium “The Doctrine and Covenants: Revelations in Context.” Presenters at this year’s symposium will include faculty from BYU, BYU-Hawaii and the Church Education System. For more information, including a full schedule of conference proceedings, visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwsperry/ or call Patty Smith at (801) 422-3611.

Parents and families of BYU students are invited to visit campus for Parents Weekend. This BYU Alumni Association event encourages parents and students to experience BYU together through a series of cultural, educational, athletic and entertainment exchanges. Online registration for Parents Weekend ends October 16. Visit parents.byu.edu for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Come see BYU’s top musical talent fight it out at Battle of the Bands from 8-11 p.m. at the Smith Fieldhouse. Tickets can be purchased at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk starting Oct. 20 for $3 with a BYU ID and $5 without. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Princeton University professor Robert P. George, founder and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, will give a Brigham Young University forum address at the Marriott Center Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11:05 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

His Excellency Perezi K. Kamunanwire, Ugandan ambassador to the U.S., will speak at an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The topic for the meeting will be Uganda-U.S. Relations. For a complete listing of David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies events, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star in the Halloween comedy “Hocus Pocus” as three witches executed at the Salem Witch Trials who return 300 years later for revenge. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theater, Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is $1. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 30

The Women’s Research Institute will show the film "Made Over in America," a foray into the cultural complex surrounding America’s fascination with surgical makeovers at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Women's Research Institute at wri@byu.edu or (801) 422-4609.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring their children to the annual Halloween Spooktacular at 5 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. The evening’s events will include a costume parade, games and treats. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (801) 422-3122 or stab.byu.edu.

Friday, Oct. 31

BYU’s annual student Halloween activity Monster Mash will take place at the Wilkinson Student Center.

All Month

BYU Student Service Association Service Squad meets every Wednesday night 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. Meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in 3400 Wilkinson Student Center. 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 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 a.m. to noon, participants will be transported around the globe, visiting rain forests, deep ocean trenches deserts and more, while learning about the animals that inhabit each place. Registration is $12 for the first child in a family and $10 for each additional child. Register at least one week in advance as late registration is not accepted. For more information or to register, call the Bean Museum at (801) 422-5051. Additional details are also available at mlbean.byu.edu.

The BYU Earth Science features dinosaur 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.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N 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 their pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” features dozens of Kachina dolls from the Hopi tribes. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

The BYU Astronomical Society will present public shows at the Carl F. Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information and showtimes, visit planetarium.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5396.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

Writer: Brady Toone

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