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What's New at BYU for September 2004

BYU What's New Calendar September 2004

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A major new exhibition, "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome," is currently open at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D. The exhibition is from the renowned collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Free exhibits now on display at the museum include:

  • "150 Years of American Painting," a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many Utah favorites including Mahonri Young.

  • "Camera and Soul: Milton Goldstein's Photographs of National Parks" on display through Sept. 11. "Camera and Soul" simultaneously looks at the work of an individual photographer while highlighting some of the cultural trends of the 1960s and '70s that contributed to his accomplishments.

  • "Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.

    The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and 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 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays 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.

    Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants is being exhibited as part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A life-size African elephant is currently under construction in the center atrium and, when completed, will be on display for about one year. Other exhibits on display are a new butterfly exhibit and a shell exhibit, "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections" of vertebrate animals. Gallery shows for the public featuring reptiles are conducted Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Children's story time is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and noon in the children's discovery room. "Saturday Safari" is a discovery program at the museum tailored to children between ages 5 and 10. Cost is $8 per child per class. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information. The museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, has a new exhibit titled "Rise Up From Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi." The exhibit features artifacts made and used by the Western Anasazi, a branch of ancestral Pueblo people who lived near Kanab, Utah. It will be on display until April 2006. Also on display is "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America and South America and to the isles of the Pacific. The museum offers tours and teaching kit programs as well. The teaching kits are provided as supplementary resources for teaching anthropology in Utah. The museum also offers volunteer opportunities. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020.

    BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children throughout the year. For information regarding sports and dance camps, education workshops and scholars' academy and mothers-and-daughters camps, please call (801) 422-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 422-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at http://ce.byu.edu/cw.

    The Counseling and Career Center at BYU offers workshops in choosing a major and career, financial management, listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools and test preparation. For more information, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit the Web site at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

    The BYU English Department offers a number of awards, scholarships and contests. Information is available by visiting the Web at http://english.byu.edu/awards/ and http://english.byu.edu/contests/, or by calling the English Department at 422-4938.

    Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BYU Visitors Center. For more information, call (801) 422-4678.

    Thursday, Sept. 9

    The BYU Office of Graduate Studies will host a New Graduate Student Orientation in the Wilkinson Student Center. Two events are planned for the day, beginning with an Information Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WSC Garden Court. It will consist of about 20 booths that will help showcase the available services provided by the university and the local community, such as Career Placement Services, the English Language Center, the Graduate Student Association, the Harold B. Lee Library and others. Students who visit each booth can become eligible for a prize drawing later in the day. Prizes include gift certificates and various scholarships. The second event will be an evening banquet in the WSC Ballroom from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for the new graduate students (and spouses, if married), faculty graduate coordinators, graduate secretaries and other special guests. Admittance is by RSVP invitation and ticket only, which new graduate students must pick up from the Office of Graduate Studies prior to the event. The keynote speaker at the banquet will be Sandra Rogers, international vice president at BYU, who will share intellectual insights and experiences on the path to becoming a scholar. Bonnie Brinton, dean of Graduate Studies at BYU, will conduct the program and speak briefly. For more information, call Selby Herrin in Graduate Studies at (801) 422-7396.

    Thursday, Sept. 9

    Michael Call, associate professor of humanities at BYU, will give a lecture titled "Infertility and the Novels of Sophie Cottin" at the Women's Studies Colloquium series at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The colloquium is sponsored by the BYU Women's Research Institute. For more information, call Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

    Thursday, Sept. 9

    The Harold B. Lee Library and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections will host the grand opening of a new exhibit on Japanese art, history and culture titled "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other." The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a lecture by the same title given by co-curator and professor of Japanese and comparative literature, J. Scott Miller. A reception will follow. The public is invited to attend this free event. For more information, call Special Collections at (801) 422-3514.

    Sunday, Sept. 12

    Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Church Educational System fireside at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus. The fireside will be broadcast live on the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks, and on www.lds.org. The fireside will be rebroadcast Sunday, Sept. 19, on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) at 6 and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on BYU-Radio at 6 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Sept. 19, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Sept. 26, on KBYU-TVat 6 and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 16

    The movie "Becoming Barbie" will be shown at the Women's Studies film series at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The film series is sponsored by the BYU Women's Research Institute. For more information, call Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

    Saturday, Sept. 18

    BYU Women will hold its first meeting of the 2004-05 year at 2 p.m. in 2260 Harmon Building. Judith Rasband, director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management, will give an informative and entertaining program on how women can make a style of their own and be seen as children of God. All women employees and wives of full-time employees at BYU, present or past, are invited to join and participate in the activities of BYU Women. Now in its 90th year, BYU Women exists to provide intellectual and social opportunities for its members and to promote the ideals of BYU. Annual dues are $10 and can be paid at the first meeting. For more information, call Gayle Farnsworth at (801) 374-0147, Karen Green at (801) 375-2133, or visit the Web at www.byu.edu/byuwomen.

    Tuesday, Sept. 21

    Elder Charles Didier, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Sept. 26, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Oct. 3, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 23

    Kim Holland, assistant professor of sociology at BYU, will give a lecture titled "Impact of Women in Congress: A Look at Legislative Productivity, Priorities and Passage" at the Women's Studies Colloquium series at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The colloquium is sponsored by the BYU Women's Research Institute. For more information, call Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

    Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 24

    The Special Collections Motion Picture Archives Film Series at Brigham Young University will present two screenings of the Cecil B. DeMille classic "Gone With the Wind" at 6 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium. The public is invited to attend this free event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and early arrival in encouraged as seating is strictly limited. Children 8 years old or older are welcome. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium. For more information, call Special Collections at (801) 422-3514.

    Tuesday, Sept. 28

    Renowned exercise specialist Kenneth Cooper will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Oct. 3, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will also be rebroadcast Sunday, Oct. 10, on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 30

    The movie "The American Experience: Fly Girls" will be shown at the Women's Studies film series at noon in 325 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. The film series is sponsored by the BYU Women's Research Institute. For more information, call Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

    Writer: Thomas Grover

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