What’s New at BYU for October 2009
Thursday, Oct. 1
The Women’s Research Institute will show a film, “Women’s Bank of Bangladesh,” at noon in 2119 Joseph F. Smith Building. Joan Dixon, practitioner network director at the BYU Economic Self-Reliance Center, will lead a discussion afterward.
Women’s Services and Resources will host an Infertility Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. Keith Willmore from the BYU Student Health Center and Jason Carroll from the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences will be the speakers.
The Brigham Young University Center for Service and Learning will sponsor a Y-Day “Service Dates” event from 7 to 9 p.m. in various locations of the Wilkinson Student Center. The event is devoted to serving people in the community. For more information about how to participate, call (801) 422-1277.
Friday, Oct. 2
The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science will host a seminar, "How Regulated Waste Is Managed," at 1 p.m. in 232 Eyring Science Center. Jamey Cecil, environmental manager, will be the speaker.
The Brigham Young University Center for Service and Learning will sponsor a Y-Day “Cougar Rally” from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. The event is devoted to serving people in the community. For more information about how to participate, call (801) 422-1277.
Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 4-7
The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU will hold its 16th Annual Law and Religion Symposium, "Connecting Communities of Discourse: How the Judiciary, Academia, Government and International Institutions Further the Work of Religious Freedom." A keynote address will be given Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room at the J. Reuben Clark Law School Building. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.iclrs.org/.
Monday, Oct. 5
The College of Nursing will host the Nursing Research Conference from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center’s Varsity Theatre. The keynote speaker will be Margaret Campbell, research professor at Wayne State University. The conference will include breakout sessions presented by nursing students, faculty and community professionals.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
The BYU Dance Department will present a devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. For broadcast and rebroadcast information, visit byub.org.
Jovial Rantao, editor of The Sunday Independent and deputy editor of The Star newspaper in Johannesburg, South Africa, will address “Freedom of Speech and Press: The Need and the Reasons” at a Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center lecture at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Asha Hagi Elmi, founder of Sixth Clan, will speak on "Sixth Clan in Somalia: Women’s Influence for Peace," at a David M. Kennedy Center lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
The BYU Student Activities Board will host Acoustic Explosion, “An Evening with the Tengelsens,” at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center’s Varsity Theatre.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Carlos Eire, a professor of history and religious studies at Yale University, will speak at the annual de Lamar Jensen Lecture at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences.
As part of the Women's Studies Colloquia, Cassandra Christensen Barney, visiting artist, will present “Self-Determination: A Blessing and a Burden” at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Padma Venkataraman, vice president of the Women’s India Association, will speak on "Making a Difference through Service and Humanitarian Outreach: Working with Leper Outcasts in India," at a BYU David M. Kennedy Center lecture at 1 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.
Heidi Vallmer-Snarr will present a House of Learning Lecture, “A Search for a Cure,” at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
Jordan Tanner, a retired Foreign Service officer, will present a Career Lecture at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The discussion will cover career tracks, exams and related issues. The lecture is sponsored by the BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
The Harold B. Lee Library will present a film as a part of the Documentary Film Series titled, “The Rape of Europe,” at 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. This film tells the story of the destruction and survival of European art during World War II.
BYU's Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies will host the first biennial Book of Mormon Lecture, “Joseph Smith’s American Bible: Radicalizing the Familiar,” at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Terryl L. Givens, professor of literature and religion at the University of Richmond, will be the speaker.
Friday, Oct. 9
The School of Social Work will host the Fourth Annual School of Social Work Conference, titled “Research and Clinical Perspectives in Social Work Practice,” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the BYU Conference Center located on 770 E. University Parkway. For more information, visit swevents.byu.edu.
His Excellency José Goñi, Chilean ambassador to the U.S., will address “U.S.-Chilean Relations” at a David M. Kennedy Center lecture at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
Monday, Oct. 12
Women's Services and Resources will host a Depression Seminar at noon in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Susan Rugh, a member of the history faculty at BYU, will give a devotional address at 11:05 in the Marriott Center, which will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast and publication information, visit byub.org or speeches.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
His Excellency Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., will address “Egyptian-U.S. Relations” during an Ambassadorial Insights Lecture at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a Book of the Semester Panel, “Three Cups of Tea,” at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
The BYU Student Activities Board will host Acoustic Explosion at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre. Admission is free. For information on upcoming shows, visit stab.byu.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 15
Women’s Services and Resources will host a Dating Conference from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in various locations at the Wilkinson Student Center. For information about the speakers and times, visit wsr.byu.edu/node.
Russell T. Osguthorpe, Sunday School general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and director of the BYU Center for Teaching and Learning, will present a McKay School of Education Power and Teaching Lecture Series at 11 a.m. in 115 David O. McKay Building.
The Women’s Research Institute will present “He Said, She Said,” at noon in 2110 Joseph F. Smith Building. Susan B. Walton, associate chair of BYU’s Department of Communications, will lead the discussion.
Jenni Schaefer, an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change recovery from eating disorders, will speak on her latest book “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life” at 6 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
Monday, Oct. 19
As part of the Women's Studies Colloquia, Carole Levine, professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present "Reflections on the Life of a Scholar: Looking for the Woman's Part in Renaissance England" at 9 a.m. in 2110 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Balázs Bokor, Hungarian consul general in Los Angeles, will present “Hungary-U.S. Relations,” at a David M. Kennedy Center lecture at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
BYU Homecoming 2009 will officially kick off with the Homecoming Opening Ceremonies at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center, followed by a free barbecue at noon in Brigham Square. At 6 p.m. students can take part in the annual Hike and Light the “Y” beginning at the base of Y Mountain.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Graham Robb, British author, will present a David M. Kennedy Center Lecture, “Persecution and French National Identity,” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
The BYU Marriott School’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology will host the Business Plan Competition Kickoff Event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in 3220 Wilkinson Student Center.
The College of Nursing will host the Education in Zion Lecture at 7 p.m. in B192 Joseph F. Smith Building. The lecture will include a College of Nursing Global Health and Human Diversity student panel and nursing alumni and faculty who volunteered to serve on the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy Hospital ship.
The BYU Student Activities Board will host the second round of the “BYU’s Got Talent” contest at 7 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theatre. Admission is free. Both the audience and judges will pick winners.
James Aton, a professor of English at Southern Utah University, will speak at the Reed Center Lecture, sponsored by the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.
Thursday, Oct. 22
As part of the Women's Studies Colloquia, Brandie Siegfried, English literature professor, will present "’That Guilty Woman of England’: Elizabeth Tudor in the Mind and Memory of Renaissance Writers" at noon in 4188 Joseph F. Smith Building.
The College Honored Alumni Lecture Series, part of Homecoming 2009, will take place at 11 a.m. at locations across campus and will feature Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, who will be the speaker at the lecture sponsored by the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. For a complete list, visit homecoming.byu.edu.
Women's Services and Resources will host a workshop, “Haircutting How-To: Keeping Your Men Clean,” at 11 a.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center.
Andrew Skinner, former dean of Religious Education at BYU, will present a House of Learning Lecture at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library.
The Harold B. Lee Library will present a film as part of the Documentary Film Series titled, “Antonio Gaudi,” at 5 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. This film by Japanese director Hiroshi Teshighara shows the work of the famous architect.
Friday, Oct. 23
CANCELED - His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the U.S., will address “Japan-U.S. Relations,” at a David M. Kennedy Center lecture at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
The Harold B. Lee Library will present a film as part of the Motion Picture Archive Film Series titled, “The Thing,” at 7 p.m., in the Library Auditorium.
Saturday, Oct. 24
BYU Homecoming 2009 activities include kids’ races, the annual Cougar Run, a free pancake breakfast and the traditional Homecoming Parade, as well as reunions held throughout the day. For a complete list of times and locations, visit homecoming.byu.edu.
The McKay School of Education Homecoming Gathering will be hosted from 3 to 5 p.m. in the David O. McKay Building.
The College of Nursing will host the service project, “Newborn Kit Assembly and Tours of Nursing Learning Center,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 130 Spencer W. Kimball Tower.
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Greg Mortenson, author of the The New York Times best-seller “Three Cups of Tea” and founder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, will speak on “Fighting for Peace through Education” at a BYU forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. It will not be rebroadcast or published. Mortenson will also be featured at a question-and-answer session following the forum in the Marriott Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Rick S. Hess, the Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at the Denver Seminary, will speak at a David M. Kennedy Center lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Thursday, Oct. 29
His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, Spanish ambassador to the U.S., will address “Spain-U.S. Relations,” at a David M.Kennedy Center lecture at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
The School of Family Life will host the annual Virginia Cutler Lecture at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. Vaughn Call, director of the BYU Gerontology program, will be the speaker.
The BYU Student Activities Board will host “Halloween Spooktacular” in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. It is an event for all children of students and faculty/staff. There will be a costume parade, games, prizes, stories, a bouncy castle and other events. To volunteer to help run a booth, visit stab.byu.edu.
The humanities section of the Department of Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature will host the annual British lecture, “The Social Construction of Silence,” at 7:30 p.m. in B2009 of the JFSB. The lecturer this year is Jay Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History from Yale University.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31
The 38th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, “The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament," will be held Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The keynote address Friday at 6:30 p.m. will be given by Elder F. Melvin Hammond, emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.To obtain a copy of the symposium schedule, visit religion.byu.edu/events.php.
Each Tuesday, Women's Services and Resources will host “Food For Thought,” a discussion to help participants achieve and maintain a healthy weight, at noon in 3250 Wilkinson Student Center.
Each Friday at noon, the English Department will host a reading series in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, visit english.byu.edu.
Each Friday at noon, the Biology Department will host EcoLunch seminars in 403 John A. Widtsoe Building. For more information, visit biology.byu.edu/home.
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 showcased. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information, call the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.
Children 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 museum at (801) 422-5051. Additional details are available at mlbean.byu.edu.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, presents the exhibit “New Lives: Building Community at Fourmile Ruin.” This exhibit explores an ancient abandoned pueblo in Arizona that was built by native inhabitants. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” explores the Hopi religious ceremonies. The museum offers children’s programs as well as various date nights, family home evenings 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
The BYU Museum of Paleontology, formerly the Earth Science Museum, 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 museum is located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.
The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium at BYU’s Eyring Science Center offers evening shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society. Tickets will go on sale at the planetarium door starting at 6:30 p.m. and are $2 each. For a schedule of shows and more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
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/fslab/classes.html.
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: Ricardo Castro