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What's New at BYU for September 2007

What's New at BYU for September 2007

Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Sept. 7

The Student Life Events Management team will host a Welcome Week featuring the following activities:

— A Soccer Skills Challenge with the women’s soccer team in Brigham Square on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.

— A Quarterback Challenge with the football team in Brigham Square on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

— Club performances and a Welcome Back Barbecue in Brigham Square on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.

— A Karaoke Party in Brigham Square on Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

— A Welcome Back Dance on Friday beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8

The Varsity Theater presents “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” each night at 6 and 9:10 p.m. Admission is $1.

Saturday, Sept. 8

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to come to the museum and participate in an “Amazon Rainforest Safari” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

The university's weekly devotional will feature President Cecil O. Samuelson and Sister Sharon Samuelson at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a Global Awareness Lecture at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building featuring Alessandro Trojani. The topic will be “Italian Pioneers: From the Gold Rush to Today.” For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Graduate Studies will host a New Graduate Student Orientation in the Wilkinson Student Center. The event will consist of two activities: an information fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Garden Court and an evening banquet in the Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is for new graduate students, their spouses, faculty, graduate coordinators, graduate secretaries and other special guests. For more information, call (801) 422-4091.

There will be a Women’s Studies Colloquium in 4186 Joseph Fielding Smith Building at noon featuring Michelle James of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages. The lecture is open to all. For more information, call (801) 422-4609.

Best-selling author Orson Scott Card will speak at a House of Learning Lecture in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. There will be overflow seating available in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Thursday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 15

The Varsity Theater presents “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” each night at 6 and 9:10 p.m. Admission is $1.

Saturday, Sept. 15

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to come to the museum and participate in an “Australian Outback Safari” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Monday, Sept. 17

A Constitution Day Lecture in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium at 11 a.m. will feature Jack Rakove, professor of political science at Stanford University.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Sept. 22

The BYU Alumni Association will host the BYU Homecoming Week. Activities include:

— Tuesday: Homecoming devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center, a BYUSA Barbeque at noon in Brigham Square and a Hike and Light the Y at 6:30 p.m. beginning at the Hinckley Center.

— Wednesday: BYUSA Noonday Activities at noon in Brigham Square and True Blue Football at 4 p.m. at Helaman Field.

— Thursday: The Honored Alumni Lecture Series at 11 a.m. at various locations across campus, BYUSA Noonday Activities at noon in Brigham Square and the Homecoming Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Center.

— Friday: Alumni Reunions all day long at various locations across campus, BYUSA Noonday Activities at noon in Brigham Square, the Homecoming Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Center and homecoming dances at 8:30 p.m. at various locations.

— Saturday: Alumni Reunions all day long at various locations across campus, a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at various locations across campus, a Cougar Run Kids Race at 8:15 a.m. at the BYU Track, the Cougar Run 5K at 8:45 a.m. at the BYU Track, the BYU Homecoming Parade at 9 a.m. starting in Marriott Center’s east parking lot and homecoming dances at 8:30 p.m. at various locations.

For more information, visit alumni.byu.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 20

The Women’s Studies Film Series will feature the film “Love and Diane” at noon in 1161 Joseph Fielding Smith Building. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call (801) 422-4609.

Saturday, Sept. 22

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host a Nature Experienceship for children ages 12 and up. The day, beginning at 7:30 a.m., will be spent with Merrill Webb learning about birds. The cost is $10 per person. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

The BYU Homecoming Parade will begin at 9 a.m. The parade will start at the Marriott Center, go down 900 East and 800 North and then end at the Indoor Practice Facility.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to come to the museum and participate in an “African Savannah Safari” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

A university forum will feature Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former NASA astronaut, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels. For rebroadcast information, visit byubroadcasting.org.

Thursday, Sept. 27

There will be a Women’s Studies Colloquium in 4186 Joseph Fielding Smith Building at noon featuring Pamela Musil of the Department of Dance. The lecture is open to all. For more information, call (801) 422-4609.

Saturday, Sept. 29

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites children ages 5 through 12 to come to the museum and participate in a “Wild Egypt: Nile River Adventure” as part of its Saturday Safari program. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

All month

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library located in HBLL 1130 has a new exhibit of select works from the Orson Scott Card Collection on display through September. Card is a BYU alumni and a New York Times bestselling author.

Every Wednesday, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will host a Discovery Reading event where the public is invited to hear stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. The event will be at the museum at 11 a.m. and there is no charge. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

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.

The BYU Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted 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 Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 North Canyon Road in Provo. The museum is open Mondays 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.

The BYU Astronomical Society will present public shows each Friday night at the Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit planetarium.byu.edu.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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