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What's New at BYU for October 2010

What’s New at BYU for October 2010

Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 3-5

Law and Religion Conference: The International Center for Law and Religion Studies and the J. Reuben Clark Law School will be hosting the annual Law and Religion Symposium. Lectures begin Sunday night, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and continue from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The conference is co-sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion. Nearly 70 delegates from 40 countries will be in attendance, as well as key scholars and policymakers in the fields of religion and law. Speakers will present papers on this year’s theme, “Religion in Contemporary Legal Systems.” The conference is free, and more information can be found at www.iclrs.org.

Monday, Oct. 4

Kennedy Center Lecture: Robert G. Patman, professor of international relations at the University of Otago in New Zealand, will be giving a David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies lecture titled “Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11.”

Exhibit Tours: Brigham Young University’s “Education in Zion” exhibit in the Joseph F. Smith Building is hosting its “Giants of the Past” group tours Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening event, especially geared toward family home evening groups, will let friends, families and students step into the past with costumed gallery directors who will re-enact scenes from the lives of the great educators of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tours start every half hour and last half an hour. For large groups, call the gallery Information Desk at (801) 422-6519 or visit educationinzion.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Homecoming Week: BYU is welcoming back alumni and pumping up students with the annual Homecoming Week Oct. 5-9. This year’s theme, “Dare to Discover,” reflects the legacy of Harvey Fletcher, the 2010 Honored Founder and “father of stereophonic sound.” For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit homecoming.byu.edu.

Opening Ceremonies: BYU Homecoming Opening Ceremonies will launch the 2010 festivities with a rousing celebration at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The Cougar Marching Band will create an energetic introduction, and several presidents — including the president of the Alumni Association, the president of the Student Alumni Association, the BYUSA president and BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson — will be involved in the celebration. Football coach Bronco Mendenhall will also offer remarks. Basketball coach Dave Rose will be the featured speaker. Additional activities include announcing the Brimhall Essay Contest winner, who will read the prize-winning entry. The ceremonies will conclude with a video about the 2010 Honored Founder Harvey Fletcher, followed by a featured performance from BYU Spectacular, “Through Heaven’s Eyes,” by the BYU Young Ambassadors.

Barbecue: Immediately following the Opening Ceremonies, students are invited to follow the Cougar Marching Band to Brigham Square for a free hot dog barbecue. The first 200 people to buy tickets for the BYU Spectacular at the Marriott Center Ticket Office that day will receive free ice cream. Various entertainments will be on hand to add to the festivities. Food will be served from about noon to 1:30 p.m.

Hike and Light the Y: Hikers will be shuttled beginning at 6 p.m. from the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center to the base of Y Mountain. The first 150 to reach the Y will be given a light bulb for the lighting. Entertainment featuring BYU mascot Cosmo and live music will be provided, as well as hot cocoa and doughnuts at the base of the mountain.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Kennedy Center Lecture: Michael J. Metrinko, a retired Foreign Service officer, will be speaking about “U.S.–Afghanistan Policy: Prospects for Success” at noon. This is part of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Lecture Series. The lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Exhibit Reception: Join the Education in Zion exhibit and the College of Nursing for a Homecoming celebration from 7 to 8 p.m. as nursing alumni share their inspiring stories of serving around the world. Guests are invited to visit the gallery’s permanent exhibition before the program. Following the program there will be a reception in the gallery lobby. The gallery will remain open until 9 p.m. The exhibit is located in the center of the east side of the Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB). For more information, call the gallery at (801) 422-6519 or visit educationinzion.byu.edu.

Homecoming Activities: From noon until 1 p.m., BYUSA will host activities and entertainment in Brigham Square in the spirit of Homecoming Week.

Mr. BYU: A pageant designed for lighthearted fun, the Mr. BYU Competition annually fills the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium to its 900-person capacity when a dozen of BYU’s courageous males compete for the crown and a chance to appear in the Homecoming Parade. While official judges will be on hand, a decimal meter is also planned to record audience response. Contestants are judged on the basis of personal interviews and talent. The event starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 7

National Depression Screening Day: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.in 2590 Wilkinson Student Center and at Helaman Halls, the Counseling and Career Center will be participating in National Depression Screening Day, along with 600 other colleges and universities in the nation. Students will be invited to complete a short screening and will then have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a counselor.

Honored Alumni Lectures: At 11 a.m., BYU will be hosting the College Honored Alumni Lecture Series at various locations across campus. Each college will have their 2010 College Award Recipient speak during Homecoming.  For a complete list of speakers, visit news.byu.edu/archive10-sep-honorspeech.aspx.

Homecoming Activities: From noon until 1 p.m., BYUSA will continue hosting activities and entertainment at Brigham Square in the spirit of Homecoming Week.

True Blue Football: From 4 to 6 p.m. at the East Helaman Field, students can show their team colors and get dyed blue while playing flag football and riding foam-covered Slip ‘n Slides. There will be free food, a live DJ, dancing, tug-of-war, an obstacle course, volleyball and a Jell-O eating contest.

Kennedy Center Lecture: The Political Affairs Lecture Series is hosting Kay A. King, principal of the Podesta Group, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building, followed by a question-and-answer session that will conclude at 5:30 p.m.

Wheatley Institution Lecture: The Wheatley Institution will host a lecture at 5 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium featuring Michael Novak, who will speak about “Civic Virtue and the American Founding: The Christian Conception of Human Nature.” For more information, visit wheatley.byu.edu.

Physics Lecture: At 7 p.m. in the Royden G. Derrick Planetarium (465 Eyring Science Center), BYU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will revisit the relationship between the laws of science and the tenants of faith at the annual Summerhays Lecture, presented by businessman and scientific philanthropist David Derrick. The presentation is titled “Reflections of Science and Religion: Time and Entropy” and explores the relationship entropy has with time and mortality. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required, which can be obtained by visiting N-283 ESC or by calling (801) 422-4361.

Farmers Market: BYU Dining Services is planting the seed with its LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market, held at the south end of the stadium from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14. The market features BYU Creamery ice cream and cheese and BYU Bookstore fudge; live music and entertainment by students; nutritional training provided by Dining Services; and professional cooking tips from BYU’s certified executive chef John McDonald. Booth registration is free for BYU students, faculty, staff and families. For more information, or to submit an entertainment application, visit dining.byu.edu/farmers_market.html. To schedule a booth, contact Doug Patterson at (801) 422-4204.

Dance: The BYU Events Management Team, sponsored by the BYU Bookstore, will host country dancing from 9 to 11 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Dance instruction begins earlier at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3 with a BYU student ID or $4 without. Advance tickets can be purchased at the WSC Information Desk for $2. Free shuttles are being provided from Wyview and Helaman Halls to campus. For more information, visit events.byu.edu.

Friday, Oct. 8

Homecoming Activities: From noon until 1 p.m., BYUSA continues hosting activities and entertainment in Brigham Square in the spirit of Homecoming Week. Additionally, alumni reunions will be held across campus and Provo. Check alumni.byu.edu for times and locations.

Meet and Greet: At 11:05 a.m. in 445 Martin Building, students have the opportunity to interact with the Life Sciences administration at the college level. Information on upcoming events, scholarships and details on majors will be provided by the dean, and students will be able to ask questions. Prizes and food will be available.

Homecoming Dances: BYUSA is hosting a series of Homecoming dances Friday and Saturday to invite students and alumni to “Dare to Discover.” All tickets are available for purchase beginning Monday, Oct. 4, at the WSC Information Desk.

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7-8

BYU Spectacular: From 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Marriott Center, students, faculty, staff and alumni can embrace the spirit of the Y at the 2010 Homecoming Spectacular. The evening features the talents of the Young Ambassadors, Women's Chorus, Ballroom Dance Company, Percussion Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra and Cougarettes. Tickets are $14, $20 or $25, depending on seating location. Students with an ID may purchase upper chair tickets for $7 (with a limit of two). Visit www.byutickets.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Reunions: Alumni reunions will be held across campus and Provo. Check alumni.byu.edu for times and locations.

Pancake Breakfast: BYUSA will be providing its annual free pancake breakfast in preparation for Saturday’s Homecoming celebrations. The breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. at the bottom of the Maeser Building stairs, the Creamery on Ninth, the Botany Pond and the Sinclair gas station on the southeast corner of campus.

Races: At 8:45 a.m., BYU will host the annual Kids’ Races at the Robison Track and Field Complex. At 9:45 a.m., the annual Cougar Run will commence at the same location. For more than a quarter of a century, this 5K race has been a part of BYU Homecoming celebrations. Runners follow the Homecoming Parade route, cheered on by the energetic crowd awaiting the parade, which follows. The race concludes with a lap around the track. For registration and other run information, visit byucougarrun.com.

Parade: The traditional BYU Homecoming Parade launches from the Marriott Center east parking lot, travels down 900 East, captures the south of campus along 800 North and passes Brick Oven Pizza. Dave and Cheryl Rose will be this year’s Grand Marshals. More information and a map can be found at homecoming.byu.edu.

Education Reunion: The David O. McKay School of Education will host its 2010 Homecoming Gathering from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center Pavilion. McKay School alumni, emeriti and their families are invited for food, fun games and pictures.

Tailgate Parties: Two options are available for BYU fans prior to the Homecoming football game:

  • Alumni, family and friends are welcome to join the tailgate party at 2 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Center on Campus Drive before the Homecoming football game. The Alumni Association will provide food, fun, games and a visit by the BYU Cheer Squad to get attendees into the Cougar spirit. The menu will include chicken barbecue sandwiches, green and potato salads, chips, brownies and drinks. The tailgate meal is $9 when purchased in advance or $10 at the door.
  • Macey's “CougarTown Tailgate Party” is a new name in BYU football's pre-game activities. The free party will be held at the LaVell Edwards Stadium west parking lot at 2 p.m. and will offer fans a chance to participate in the popular quarterback challenge, free product samples and a mini-football toss. KSL News Radio 1160 AM and 102.7 FM will continue to broadcast a pre-game show on location, while live music will be provided by the Jersey Street Band. Several of BYU's Olympic sports teams will provide activities and BYU's Varsity Club will host former BYU student athletes on site.

Monday, Oct. 11

Monday at the Museum: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host families from the community as well as student family home evening groups for special guided tours. The cost is $5 per group. Family tours start at 6:30 p.m. while student tours begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or mpc@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Devotional: Randal Day, a professor from the School of Family Life, will be giving the university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 12-15

Wheatley Institution Conference: The first annual Wheatley International Affairs Conference, "The Rise of Asia," will analyze the situation in various East and South Asian countries and develop recommendations for United States policy toward those nations. It is sponsored by the Wheatley Institution and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. For more information, visit wheatley.byu.edu.

Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 19–23

Chemistry Week: This year’s National Chemistry Week will take participants “Behind the Scenes with Chemistry” at BYU. Chemical magic shows held during the week will illustrate important principles of chemistry through entertaining demonstrations. The event will be held in W111 Ezra Taft Benson Building at 6 p.m. Oct 19; 7 p.m. Oct. 20–22 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Admission is free, and tickets can be reserved by visiting www.chem.byu.edu/nationalchemistryweek. Hosted by BYU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in conjunction with the Central Utah section of the American Chemical Society, the weeklong celebration will include something for people of all ages and interests.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Major Fair: The University Advisement Center will host the annual Major Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. The Major Fair helps students gather information on various majors at BYU. Last year more than 90 departments and 4,400 students participated. For more information, visit ccc.byu.edu/uac/major-fair.

Business Plan Competition: The Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology within the Marriott School of Management will be hosting its annual Business Plan Competition Kickoff Event at 6 p.m. in 3220 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, visit http://marriottschool.byu.edu/cet/bpc/.

Music Event: The Student Activities Board is hosting an evening of great acoustic music at its monthly “Acoustic Explosion,” held at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre.  Students interested in performing at the show may submit a demo to the Student Activities Board in 3400 Wilkinson Student Center. For info. on upcoming shows, visit stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Education Lecture: The David O. McKay School of Education is hosting Matthew O. Richardson, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for a “Power of Teaching Lecture” at 11 a.m. in 115 McKay Building. Richardson is also a faculty member in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU.

Kennedy Center Lecture: Scott Darrington, city manager for Pleasant Grove, will be giving a David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies lecture titled “Career Reflections: Public Management” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Religion Lecture: Howard Wettstein from the Philosophy Department at the University of California at Riverside will give a pair of lectures hosted by the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding. At 11 a.m. he will speak in B032 Joseph F. Smith Building about “Religion as Philosophy and Art.” At 2 p.m. he will speak in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium on “Belief, Faith and the Power of Ritual.”

Friday, Oct. 15

Open House: The Communications Department within the College of Fine Arts and Communications will be hosting it biannual Communications Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Brimhall Building. The department, which houses The Daily Universe student newspaper, the Daily News at Noon news broadcast, the Advanced Advertising Lab, the Bradley Public Relations Agency and the Eye-Tracking Lab, will offer lab tours, questions and answers and free food. For more information, visit comms.byu.edu.

Kennedy Center Lecture: The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host poet Tomaz Salamun at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. He will recite select poems to audience members. Visit kennedy.byu.edu/archive for more information.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16

Battle of the Bands: From 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, BYUSA will be hosting auditions for the annual Battle of the Bands Competition. The tryouts will be held in 3280 and 3290 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, visit byusa.byu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Museum Event: The Monte L. Bean Museum will host its “Nature Experienceship” at 8:30 a.m. at the museum. Sam St. Clair, assistant professor of plant physiological ecology will help participants explore and learn about aspens. The cost is $10 and is limited to those over 12 years old. Visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051 to purchase tickets.

Sale: From 9 a.m. to noon in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom, the Campus Life Office will hold its Lost and Found Sale that allows students to buy good-quality items at cheap prices. For more information, visit cles.byu.edu.

Career Workshop: From 9 a.m. to noon in 3220 Wilkinson Student Center, the University Career Services and LDS Employment Resource Services will host the Employment Workshop to help students, alumni and community members prepare for careers. Tips and topics such as resumes, networking and interviewing will be discussed. Check out ccc.byu.edu/ucs for more details.

Date Night: The “Murder Mystery Dinner” Date Night will be hosted by the Monte L. Bean Museum at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per couple. Those interested are encouraged to register early because the popular event fills up quickly. Visit mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051 to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

University Forum: Jeremy Black, a professor of history at the University of Exeter, will present a BYU forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Wheatley Institution Lecture: The Wheatley Institution will host Carroll William (Bill) Westfall of Notre Dame, who will discuss “Civic Virtue and the American Founding: The City as Teacher” at 5 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Center. For more information, visit wheatley.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Talent Show: BYU’s Got Talent is back in the Varsity Theatre, Wilkinson Student Center, at 7 p.m. Sign up to show off your skills at stab.byu.edu or call (801) 422-3122. There will be three monthly shows and the big finale in December.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Cutler Lecture: The School of Family Life along with the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences sponsors the Virginia Cutler Lecture  at 7 p.m. in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. “How Parents Matter in Promoting Children’s Social Competence” will be presented by Craig Hart.

History Lecture: The annual de Lamar Jensen Lecture hosted by the History Department at 11 a.m. in 1060 Harold B. Lee Library will feature Geoffrey Parker of Ohio State University.

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22

Wheatley Institution Conference: “Virtue and the Abundant Life — Defending and Teaching Virtue in the 21st Century” is a conference co-sponsored by the Wheatley Institution and Religious Education. Sessions in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and will features addresses by educators and authors Brad Agle, Jim Faulconer, Terry Olson, Lloyd Newell, Robert Millet, Newell Dayley, Terry Warner, Brent Top, Joseph Cannon, Camille Fronk, Dan Judd, Jan Scharman, Emily Reynolds, Camille Williams and Richard Williams. For more information, visit wheatley.byu.edu.

Friday, Oct. 22

Amazing Race: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host  “The Amazing Race—BYU Edition” beginning at 7 p.m. in Brigham Square. Participants will pair up with a buddy and be put in groups of 20 to win. Teams will answer riddles about campus trivia and complete fun tasks to gain advantage over other teams. Several prizes will be awarded. At the end of the race, treats and entertainment will be provided by Club Style, a cappella group Piso Mojado, bands Footlights, White Ivory and others. Pre-register via the BYUSA website, mlbean.byu.edu or (801) 422-5051. Race participation is capped at 1,000, but spectators are welcome.

Film Archive Screening: The Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series will screen “Ramrod” at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the first level.  This is one of seven films — all shot in Utah — that are being screened throughout fall semester. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is on a first‐come, first‐served basis. Those 8 years of age and older are welcome, and admission is free.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23

Parents Weekend: The BYU Alumni Association Parents Weekend begins with registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Assembly Hall of theGordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, followed by a wide variety of activities, including tours of campus and campus sites, a service project, a Museum of Art stroll and reception, a Friday night Family Fiesta from 6 to 8 p.m. (which will feature a Mexican buffet and entertainment by Living Legends and other premier BYU performing groups) and a Saturday tailgate party. For more information and to register, visit alumni.byu.edu.

Monday, Oct. 25

Monday at the Museum: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host families from the community as well as student family home evening groups for special guided tours. The cost is $5 per group. Family tours start at 6:30 p.m. while student tours begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or mpc@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

University Devotional: Russell Taylor of University Libraries will be giving the university devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. Visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Kennedy Center Lecture: The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host His Excellency Giulio Terzi di Sant’ Agata, Italian ambassador to the U.S., who will discuss “Italy–U.S. Relations” at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Thursday, Oct. 28

Halloween Party: A Halloween Spooktacular will haunt the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace beginning at 5 p.m. This free event is for children of students and faculty/staff. There will be a costume parade, games, prizes, stories, a bouncy castle and other fun attractions. To volunteer to help run a booth, call (801) 422-3211 or visit stab.byu.edu.

Kennedy Center Lecture: The BYU Political Affairs Lecture Series will host a Career Reflections session on campaign management featuring Peter Valcarce, president of Arena Communications, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30

Date Night: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host it popular Mystery Dinner Date Night beginning at 6 p.m. The museum provides the identities, suspense and dinner. Tickets are $24 per couple. Tickets and “identities” will be available at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk beginning Monday, Oct. 25.  For more information, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc@byu.edu.

Sperry Symposium: Daniel K Judd, former counselor in the Sunday School general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the keynote speaker at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium for the 39th annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Scriptures. This year's symposium subject is "The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture." Admission is free, and no registration is required. For a complete schedule of events, visit religion.byu.edu/events.php.

All Month

Homecoming Exhibit: University Archivist Gordon Daines has created an exhibition of historic BYU materials for Homecoming 2010. The exhibition features a BYU Jacket, sweater and hat from the 1930s and calendars from past Homecoming weeks and yearbooks showing students in outfits not seen since the 1980s. There are also materials on the scholarly life at BYU highlighting Harvey Fletcher. The materials will be on display in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, 1130 Harold B. Lee Library, through Oct. 9.

BYUSA Club Night: Every Tuesday night in the Wilkinson Student Center from 7 to 9 p.m. is Club Night. There are over 70 clubs to choose from at clubs.byu.edu.

BYUSA Service Squad: Students can meet in front of 3400 Wilkinson Student Center every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for an activity that serves other students in BYU-approved housing.

Children’s activities: Every Friday of the semester until Dec. 10 (except for Nov. 26), the Museum of Peoples and Cultures will be hosting “Stories From Around the World” at 11 a.m. Preschoolers and young children can come listen to folktales from other cultures and make a craft to take home or share. Admission is free. Visit mpc.byu.edu for more details.

Education Exhibit:  Daily except Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, the “Education in Zion” exhibit is open on the second floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery traces the history of education in the LDS culture and showcases art from local artists and BYU students. Visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzion for more information.

Story Time: 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.

Animal Shows: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum conducts weekly live animal shows. Reptiles are showcased Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. There will also be one show daily, Tuesday through Saturday, including Adaptations, Utah Plants and Animals, Ecosystems and Invertebrates and Reptiles. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, will be exhibiting “Beneath Your Feet: Discovering the Archaeology of Utah Valley,” which delves into the prehistory of Utah Valley, and “New Lives: Building Community at Four Mile Ruin.” Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Dinosaur Exhibit: The BYU Museum of Paleontology, formerly the Earth Science Museum, was recently expanded to display most of its collection. Now, with the new 5,000 square-foot addition, the museum features a replica of a 9-foot-long triceratops skull from Montana, dinosaur bones found last summer near Moab, a Cretaceous nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view fossils being prepared in the active laboratory. The museum, located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended “Family Night” hours Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 422-3680.

Study Help: The Academic and Career Help Center at BYU offers classes on test preparation, stress management and time management. Students can attend classes to improve their academic, career and life skills. All workshops are 50 minutes long and are held in 2590 WSC. If you can’t attend at the scheduled times, there are one-on-one classes available. Call (801) 422-2689 or visit ccc.byu.edu/casc for more information.

Family History Research: 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/sites/familyhistory/Sunday-classes/or call (801) 422-6200.

Campus Tours: 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.

Music Fridays: Musical performances at the Education in Zion Exhibit have returned every Friday for fall semester. All are invited to come to the gallery in the east wing of the Joseph F. Smith Building to relax and listen to music. Volunteer student performers will be coming from across campus to share their gifts of music. Typically there will be two 30-minute performances that last from noon to 1 p.m.  A tour of the exhibit will begin at 1 p.m.  following the performances. For more information, visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzion.

Writer: Philip Volmar

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