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What's New at BYU for October 2013

What's New at BYU for October 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 1

University Devotional: Neal Cox, associate dean of Student Life, will speak at the campus devotional 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 information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

“The Story of Benemerito” Exhibit: The Education in Zion Gallery is currently hosting a new free exhibit, “Hastening the Work: The Story of Benemerito,”at the base of the spiral stairs in the Joseph F. Smith Building. The exhibit tells the story of Benemerito, a private high school in Mexico founded in 1964 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The school was closed in 2013 and converted into a Missionary Training Center for the Church. For more information, visit educationinzion.byu.edu.

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2-3

eResearch Symposium: The Harold B. Lee Library and the Biology Department at BYU are co-hosting a free symposium on eResearch and Data Management. The symposium is intended for anyone interested in eResearch, research data management and scholarly reading behavior. It is open to the public, particularly to academic library staff from across the state of Utah. For more information about the symposium, contact Heather Scott, (801) 422-1848, library_pr@byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 3

House of Learning Lecture Series: Leslee Thorne-Murphy, an assistant professor in the BYU English Department, will present a lecture titled “From Peter Rabbit to Herdwick Sheep: The Life and Art of Beatrix Potter” at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee library auditorium on level one. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The lecture coincides with the library’s Special Collections “Literary Worlds” exhibit on level one, which features details from the life and works of 28 established authors, including Lewis Carroll and Orson Scott Card. The exhibit is also available online at lib.byu.edu/exhibits/literaryworlds.

Saturday, Oct. 5

MPC Girl’s Night Out: From 7 to 9 p.m., women in the community are invited to the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, to tour the exhibit, participate in a service project and enjoy refreshments while making friends. For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu or call (801) 422-0020.

Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 8-13

BYU Homecoming 2013: For up-to-the-minute details, visit homecoming.byu.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 8

BYU Homecoming Opening Ceremonies:11:05 a.m., Marriott Center. Free.

BYUSA Barbecue: Noon, Brigham Square. Free

Hike and Light the Y: 6 p.m. shuttle from Hinckley Center. Free.

 Wednesday, Oct. 9

Noonday activities: Brigham Square. Free

True Blue Foam: 4 p.m., Helaman Fields. Free. Bring student identification.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Noonday activities: Brigham Square. Free

College Alumni Achievement Award Lectures: 11 a.m., locations: Visit homecoming.byu.edu. Free.

BYU Spectacular: 7:30 p.m., Marriott Center. For tickets, call (801) 422-2981 or visit tickets.byu.edu.

Friday, Oct. 11

Noonday activities:Brigham Square. Free

BYU Spectacular: 7:30 p.m., Marriott Center. For tickets, call (801) 422-2981 or visit tickets.byu.edu.

Homecoming dances: Formal, Chillon Reception Center in Spanish Fork, 8-11 p.m.; Old New York semi-formal, Springville Art Museum; Rio de Janeiro casual dance, Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets online at eventtickets.byu.edu or at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Blue pancake breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Maeser stairs, Creamery on 9thEast, Sinclair Station (SE corner of campus), Botany Pond. Free

Kids race: 8:45 a.m. Robinson Track and Field Complex, $10/$20. 

Cougar run: 9:45 a.m., Robinson Track and Field Complex, $20/$30.

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

Football game: LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU vs. Georgia Tech.

ACT Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the ACT exam will run through Dec. 7. More information about registration is available at testprep.byu.edu.

Mondays, Oct. 14 and 28

FHE at the MPC: Every second and fourth Monday of each month, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures hosts a Family Home Evening event for local groups. Admission is $5 per group and the activities offer a tour and a take-home craft. The museum is located at 100 E. 700 N. in Provo. More information is available at mpc.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

University Devotional: Peggy Anderson, associate teaching professor at the College of Nursing, will speak at the campus devotional 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 information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 17

“My Journey as a Scholar of Faith” Lecture Series:  The Scholar of Faith series, sponsored by the BYU Faculty Center, features one or more scholars who have been thoughtful about the relationship between their religious faith and academic work. Brent Slife, professor of psychology, will speak at the session. The primary audience for this series is BYU faculty members but any interested students are welcome to attend. Admission is free. For more information, contact Thomas Ferrin, tlferrin@gmail.com.

Saturday, Oct. 19

GRE Prep Course: A prep course offered through BYU to help students prepare to take the GRE exam will run through Nov. 19. More information about 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 run through Dec. 7. More information about registration is available at testprep.byu.edu.

Saturdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2  

The BYU Merit Badge PowWow:The BYU Merit Badge PowWow program has run for more than 55 years and is one of the largest Scout PowWows in the United States. Last year, more than 7,000 Scouts from Utah and other areas attended the spring and fall PowWows. More information, including online registration, is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/powwow.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

University Forum: George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist, will be the speaker at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Broadcast and rebroadcast information can be found through byutv.org/schedule. Archived forums and devotionals are available at speeches.byu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 26

The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium:  The 43rd annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium at BYU will feature speakers from the BYU Department of Religion and Seminary and Institute teachers in the Church Education System. The symposium focuses on the topic for Gospel Doctrine and Church courses of study for the upcoming year. Admission is free. For more information about schedules and speakers, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/cwsperry or call (801) 422–3611.

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

2013 Second-Language Research Forum:Second-language acquisition has been called a “natural” phenomenon, but is it natural socially, biologically or cognitively? The 2013 Second-Language Research Forum will present research that investigates the complexity of second-language acquisition, the contexts in which it is learned and the communication it creates. Online registration is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/slrf.

All Month

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is closed for renovation and is not scheduled to reopen until spring 2014.

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.

Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures 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. The gallery recently opened a new exhibition showcasing some of the better-known politicians who have visited the university in the past.

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. 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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