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What’s New at BYU for October 2012

Monday, Oct. 1

Entrepreneurship Week Kickoff: Students can learn about the various entrepreneurship events going on throughout the week and hear from successful student entrepreneurs from the past including Dave Bateman (Property Solutions), Garrett Gee (Scan), and Mick Hagen (Zinch & Undrip), who have created great companies, wealth and personal freedom. The event will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in 140 Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. For more information, contact Jeff Brown, (801) 422-2815, jeff.brown@byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

BYU Devotional: Ray Huntington, professor of Religious Education, will give an address titled “A Grateful Heart” in a devotional Tuesday, Oct 2, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor and columnist at the New York Times, will speak on “The Next Global Financial Crisis” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Rob McFarland and Daryl Lee, BYU associate professors at German studies and French studies respectively, will speak on “Flowers of Evil, Wings of Desire: Representing Paris and Berlin” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Entrepreneur & Venture Ecosystem Networking Night: This event, hosted by the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, will showcase the resources available in the Utah entrepreneurial ecosystem. Organizations from around the state will be represented and networking opportunities will abound. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Admission is free and a light dinner will be served. RSVP is required at theevent2012byu.eventbrite.com, since attendance is limited. For more information, contact Jeff Brown, (801) 422-2815, jeff.brown@byu.edu.

Acoustic Explosion:This is a free concert for BYU students featuring BYU students and their bands. It will be held at the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. Anyone is eligible to perform. Audition by submitting a demo tape to the Student Activities Board. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Political Affairs Lecture Series: Matt Asay, senior vice president of business development at Nodeable, will speak on “Career Reflections: Business/Start-ups and Open Source” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Kellie Daniels, (801) 422-3982.

The Mobile App Competition Kickoff: This competition, hosted by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at BYU, is a chance for students to showcase their polished skills as mobile app developers and continue to hone current skills while expanding their repertoire into this popular space. The competition is open to all major mobile OS platforms. This kickoff meeting will explain how the competition is structured and to find other people to make a team. It will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in W408 N. Eldon Tanner Building. For more information, contact Jeff Brown, (801) 422-2815, jeff.brown@byu.edu.

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Amy Froide, associate professor of history, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak on “Why History Matters: Gender and Investing in the Stock Market in the 18th Century and Today” at 11 a.m. in B002 Joseph Fielding Smith Building.

David M. Kennedy Center Ambassador Lecture: His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., ambassador to the United States for Philippines, will speak on “The Philippines: Forging a Future of Peace and Prosperity” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Entrepreneurship Week Panels: Students will have an opportunity to listen to experienced entrepreneurs who have “been there, done that” share their insights on different entrepreneurial topics including “Building the Perfect Team” and “Protecting Your Idea.” It will be held from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at various locations in the N. Eldon Tanner Building. For more information, contact Lauren Olsen, (801) 422-5010, lauren_olsen@byu.edu.

Miller NVC Big Idea Competition/ Investor Day: A few of last year's teams will pitch their ventures to a group of investors followed by 60-second rapid fire idea pitches from this year's teams in the Big Idea Competition. A cash prize of $1,000 is up for grabs and the audience will be voting to decide one of the winners.  For more information, contact Lauren Olsen, (801) 422-5010, lauren_olsen@byu.edu.

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar: John Rasmussen from Boise State will present “Immunology and Infectious Disease: The Murine Response to Tularemia” at 11 a.m. in 252 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information, contact Heidi Graham, (801) 422-7403.

Friday, Oct. 5

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Robert R. King, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, will speak on “U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Girls Night Out: This event, which is hosted by BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures, will have service projects, take-home crafts, refreshments and a special presentation about uplifting others and yourself through meaningful service. It will be held at the museum building from 6 to 8 p.m., during the Priesthood Session of LDS General Conference. The event will also collect sanitary and school supplies donations for people in Latin America. Admission is free. For more information, contact Diane Kay, (801) 422-1414, mpc@byu.edu

Annual Political Affairs Luncheon: Robert R. King, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, will be speaking at the First Annual Political Affairs Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $20 and available at alumni.byu.edu/byupas2012.

Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 9-13

BYU Homecoming 2012 Calendar, "Of Pillars and Cornerstones"

     Tuesday, Oct. 9

11:05 a.m.,  Opening ceremonies, Marriott Center

Noon, BYUSA barbecue, Brigham Square

6 p.m., Hike and Light the Y, meet at Hinckley Center

     Wednesday, Oct. 10

Noon, Noonday activities, Brigham Square

4 p.m., True Blue Football, Helaman fields

     Thursday, Oct. 11

11 a.m., Alumni Achievement Lectures, various locations

Noon, Noonday activities, Brigham Square

7:30 p.m., BYU Spectacular, Marriott Center

     Friday, Oct. 12

Noon, Noonday activities, Brigham Square

7:30 p.m., BYU Spectacular, Marriott Center

TBA, Dances

Formal, Chillom Reception Center

Semi-formal, Spark

Casual, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom

     Saturday, Oct. 13

8:45 a.m., Kids race, BYU track

8:30 a.m., Pancake breakfast, Creamery on 9th, Sinclair Station on Southeast corner of campus, Maeser stairs, Botany Pond

9:45 a.m., Cougar Run, BYU track

10 a.m., Parade, starts at Marriott Center east parking lot

TBA, Stadium tailgate party, west stadium parking lot

TBA, Football vs. Oregon State, LaVell Edwards Stadium

For more information, visit homecoming.byu.edu or call Charlene Winters, (801) 422-7579.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Dodge Billingsley, producer and director at Combat Films & Research, will speak on “The Making of Unfortunate Brother” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Hutch's 7th Annual Fly-Fishing Reunion: This BYU Homecoming reunion will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 10-13, and will feature Phil Rowley (internationally known still-water fly fisherman and author) for fly fishing instruction and fishing adventures on some of the great still waters near Island Park, including Sheridan Lake, Henry’s Lake and Island Park Reservoir. For more information, visit alumni.byu.edu/cmflyfishing2012, or contact Mark Hutchings, mark_hutchings@byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Honor Choir: Every Thursday beginning Oct. 11, this BYU's only non-auditioned choir will get together to make music, friends, develop singing skills and even perform at a few venues. The choir is open to anyone. It will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in 5519 Wilkinson Student Center. For more information, contact Valerie Buckhoff, (912) 515-5476, valeriekay06@gmail.com.

David M. Kennedy Center Honored Alumni Lecture: L. Gordon Flake, executive director at Mansfield Foundation, will speak on “2012 Political Transition in Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula” at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

David M. Kennedy Center Ambassador Lecture:His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool, ambassador to the United States for South Africa, will speak on “The Future of Africa” at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Political Affairs Lecture Series: Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Circuit judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals, will speak on “Career Reflections: Judiciary” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Kellie Daniels, (801) 422-3982.

Class of 1972 40-Year Reunion and Class of 2002 10-Year Reunion: Come to Provo this Homecoming season to celebrate "THEN and NOW" with fellow graduates. Reminisce about college days with old friends and make new friends as you enjoy a weekend at BYU. For more information, visit alumni.byu.edu/classof1972 or contact Merril Dayton, Class of 1972, mdayton@buffalo.edu or Ivan Mangum, Class of 2002, ivanmangum@gmail.com.

Idealism in the Novel: Thomas Pavel, University of Chicago, will give a presentation that is based on the forthcoming English version of his bookLa Pensée du roman(The Thinking Novel, 2003). He will address the various ways of idealizing characters and their behavior from the Greek novel to modern times. The lecture will start at 4 p.m. in B190 Josheph F. Smith Building. It is sponsored by the BYU Department of French and Italian.

Mental Health Services Awareness Night (for ecclesiastical leaders): This is a free evening workshop for local leaders to outline and explain the counseling and other resources available in Utah County to help people dealing with mental or emotional conditions. The workshop includes classroom presentations as well as informational booths from more than 30 local agencies. It will be held at the BYU Conference Center from 6 to 9 p.m. More information is available at intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/uvrmc/communityresources/mentalhealth/Pages/home.aspx.

Friday, Oct 12.

Homecoming Reunions: Come to Provo this Homecoming season to celebrate "THEN and NOW" with fellow graduates.  Reminisce about college days with old friends and make new friends as you enjoy a weekend at BYU. The following classes and groups will meet on Friday:

• Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion:alumni.byu.edu/classof1962 or contact John Thompson, jhthompson37@gmail.com.

 • Class of 1977 35-Year Reunion:alumni.byu.edu/classof_77-2012, or contact Flavia Accetta, accetta@mstar.net.  

• Class of 1987 25-Year Reunion:alumni.byu.edu/classof1987, or contact Kari Nay, 2karinay@gmail.com.

• Former Student Officers Society Reunion:alumni.byu.edu/fsos2012, or contact Rich Connell, rcconnell.fsos@gmail.com.

• Nautilus of NLU Reunion and Reconnection: alumni.byu.edu/nautilus2012, or contact Luzon Wall, luzonrw@gmail.com.

• CDU Social Club Reunion: alumni.byu.edu/cdu2012, or contact Matthew Balkman, matt@balkman.com.

Honors Program Homecoming Lecture Series: De Lamar Jensen, emeritus professor of history who served as the Honors Program Dean from 1983 to 1986, will give a special lecture at 5:30 p.m. in 321 Karl G. Maeser Building. For more information, visit alumni.byu.edu/honors2012, or contact Jeanny Gordon, jeanny_gordon@byu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 13

GRE Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the GRE exam will through until Nov. 13. More information about the registration is available at Testprep.byu.edu.

GMAT Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the GMAT exam will go through Dec. 1. More information about the registration is available at Testprep.byu.edu.

Monday, Oct. 15

Education in Zion Gallery Lecture:  Patricia K. Ravert, dean of the College of Nursing at BYU, will speak on “The Healer’s Art,” one of the guiding principles of the BYU nursing program, and the theme of the nursing exhibition currently available in the Education in Zion gallery. The lecture will be held from 3 to 3:50 p.m. in B192 JFSB. 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

BYU Forum: Todd Buchholz, former White House Director of Economic Policy and CNBC regular, will present a university forum Tuesday, Oct 16, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. For broadcast and archive information, visit byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

David M. Kennedy Center Book of the Semester Lecture: Alan Taylor, distinguished professor of history, will speak on “Civil War of 1812” at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture:  Valerie Hudson, professor and George Bush Chair at Texas A&M University, will speak on “Prepare for a Career in …” at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

BYU’s Got Talent: This is an auditioned event held by the Student Activities Board, which is based on the show “America’s Got Talent.” Judges comment and finalists are chosen for the BYU’s Got Talent Finale at the end of the semester. The first audition will be in the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 18

David M. Kennedy Center African Worlds Lecture: Ana Catarina Teixeira, doctoral candidate in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, will speak on “The Missing Protagonists: Revisiting the Role of Cubans in Angola’s Post-Independence Literature” at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar: Miriam Barlow from University of California-Merced will present “Finding Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance” at 11 a.m. in 252 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information, contact Heidi Graham, (801) 422-7403.

Political Affairs Lecture Series: Roger Gardiner, Credit Risk/Finance Vice President at Goldman Sachs, will speak on “Career Reflections: Business” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Kellie Daniels, (801) 422-3982.

Friday, Oct. 19

Annual Social Work Conference:  With this year’s topic, “Pornography Addiction and Families,” the conference will provide clinicians with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills to better treat their substance-abusing clients and their families. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center. The registration link and information about the conference and speakers can be found at socialwork.events.byu.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

BYU Devotional: James Rasband, dean of J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, will present a university devotional Tuesday, Oct 23, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byutv.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

BYU Goes Broadway: This is an auditioned event held by the Student Activities Board, where students can perform one of their favorite Broadway songs individually or in a group. It will be held at the Varsity Theater at 7 p.m. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 25

David M. Kennedy Center African Worlds Lecture:Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu, South African historian and an executive director at the South African Democracy Education Trust, will speak on “The Making of Nelson Mandela by the African National Congress” at 11 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Political Affairs Lecture Series: Jennifer Napier-Pearce, KCPW radio host and executive producer ofCity Views, will speak on “Career Reflections: Communications” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. For more information, contact Kellie Daniels, (801) 422-3982.

The Goods of Family Conference: This two-day conference Oct. 25 and 26 is hosted by BYU and by the John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs with the participation of BYU’s Wheatley Institution. Various subjects such as “Marriage as a Sacrament in Medieval Christianity” will be discussed during the conference. For more information, contact Ralph Hancock, (801) 422-3302.

Microbiology and Molecular Biology Seminar: Subhash Verma from the University of Nevada will present “Reprogramming of host cells by Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpes virus for latent persistence and cell growth” at 11 a.m. in 252 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information, contact Heidi Graham, (801) 422-7403.

Friday, Oct. 26

41st Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium: The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium features speakers from BYU Religious Education, Seminary and Institute teachers in the Church Education System, and other gospel scholars. The schedule for this event is Oct. 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building. Admission is free and no registration is required. More information is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/cwsperry/.

Mystery Dinner Date Night: The BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures invites couples to be part of the mystery of “The Disappearance of the Weaving Swords.” This date night consists of an evening at the museum where couples will not only be involved in the solving of a crime, but possibly be guilty of committing one. The event will be held at the museum on both Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. The date night costs $24 per couple (includes dinner and dessert) and tickets will be available at the Wilkinson Student Center information desk beginning Monday, Oct. 22. For more information, contact Diane Kay, (801) 422-1414, mpc@byu.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Dance Assembly: The Brigham Young University Department of Dance performing groups will perform in the assembly at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Marriott Center. The assembly will not be broadcast.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Halloween Spooktacular: This event is for the children and grandchildren of BYU faculty and staff and is held by the Student Activities Board. Booths are set up for trick or treating, and games are provided as well. It will be held at the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace at 5 p.m. More information is available at stab.byu.edu.

All Month

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to open again until fall 2013.

Expanded 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 period nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region during the Jurassic Period. Visitors can touch real fossils and view them 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.

Planetarium Shows: The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium regularly offers Friday night shows hosted by the BYU Astronomical Society at 7 and 8 p.m. for $2 a person. The planetarium is located at N465 of the Eyring Science Center on campus, and tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

New Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures recently opened the exhibit titled “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about textile creation, a tradition that has carried on through the generations. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Stories from Around the World: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is now featuring a story time for toddlers and preschoolers every Friday at 11 a.m. during the school year. The program is free with new stories and a new culture each week. The museum is located on 700 North 100 East in Provo. Each week, folktales will help children to explore elements – like music, clothing and families – that cultures throughout the globe share. Children will hear the stories as they sit surrounded by artifacts that are held in the museum’s galleries. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Free Campus Tours: Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available for students, staff, faculty, prospective students, alumni and visitors weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. To set up a reservation, call (801) 422-4678 or visit unicomm.byu.edu/about/campusvisits.aspx.

Free Exhibit Tours: BYU’s “Education in Zion” exhibit in the Joseph F. Smith Building now offers daily tours Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. in addition to regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and extended hours on Monday and Wednesday until 9 p.m. Tours begin in the east-wing lobby on the main floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The gallery traces the history of education in LDS culture and showcases art from local artists and BYU students. Visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzion for more information. For large groups, call the gallery’s information desk at (801) 422-6519.

Free Family History Classes: 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.

Free Study Help Workshops: The Career and Academic Success 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 Wilkinson Student Center. If you cannot attend at the scheduled times, there are one-on-one classes available. Call (801) 422-2689 or visi aso.byu.edu to schedule.

Follow BYU events on Twitter: @BYUcalendar.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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