What’s New at BYU for September 2008
Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2-5
The Student Life Events Management team will host a Welcome Week featuring the following activities in Brigham Square:
— A Soccer Skills Challenge with the BYU women’s soccer team on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.
— A Karaoke Party on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
— Club performances and a Welcome Back Barbecue on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
— A Quarterback Challenge with the football team on Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
— A Welcome Back Dance on Friday from 8-11:30 p.m. Admission is $3 with a BYU student ID and $5 without.
Tuesday, Sept. 9
President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will welcome students back to campus during the first devotional of fall semester 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. 10
Graduate Studies will host the 10th annual 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) 422-7396.
Thursday, Sept. 11
Chin-Yo Lin from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology will present his research, “Molecular Mechanisms of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation in Women’s Health and Endocrine-related Diseases,” at a Women’s Studies Colloquium at noon in 4186 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Women’s Services and Resources will host an open house for BYU faculty and students to meet the staff and learn more about the office from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 3326 Wilkinson Student Center.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Ronan Tynan, internationally acclaimed Irish tenor who has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will speak at a university devotional 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. 18
Women’s Studies will present the film “The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt” at noon in 1161 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18-19
BYU will host the 20th annual Grant Taggart Symposium, featuring keynote speaker and author Stephen R. Covey, in the BYU Conference Center. The symposium provides educational sessions for professionals in the life insurance and financial services industry. Registration is $89 for first-time attendees, $235 for agents and complimentary for BYU students. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/gtaggart or call Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-4853.
Thursday, Sept. 18, through Thursday, Oct. 23
BYU Conferences and Workshops presents a ”Planning for Financial Security” conference designed for full-time BYU employees to receive instruction on planning for retirement. The six-week course includes a class one night each week, 6:30-9:30 p.m. For registration information visit ce.byu.edu/cw/cwfinanc or call Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-8955.
Saturday, Sept. 20
By popular demand, Women’s Services and Resources will again host a “Speed Dating Night” at 7 p.m. in the Garden Court, Wilkinson Student Center. Register online at wsr.byu.edu or call (801) 422-4877.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Fred E. Woods from the Department of Church History will speak at a university devotional 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. 25
Valerie Hudson from the political science faculty will present her research, “The Security of Women, the Security of States: Assessing the Linkage,” at a Women’s Studies Colloquium at noon in 4186 Joseph F. Smith Building.
Women’s Services and Resources will present a workshop, “Home Organization: More than just boxes and bins,” from 11 a.m. to noon in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center.
BYU will host a university devotional, featuring a speaker to be announced, 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.
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.
The BYU Earth Science features dinosaur 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 Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N 100 East in Provo, presents a new exhibit, “Touching the Past: Traditions of Casas Grandes.” This exhibit focuses on the lifestyle and rituals of the Casas Grandes people through their pottery and figurines. Another exhibit, “Kachinas of the Southwest: Dances, Dolls and Rain,” features dozens of Kachina dolls from the Hopi tribes. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; hours are extended until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.
The BYU Astronomical Society will present public shows at the Carl F. Eyring Science Center. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information and showtimes, visit planetarium.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5396.
Women’s Services and Resources offers simple yoga classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free. For more information and specific locations, visit wsr.byu.edu or call (801) 422-4877.
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.
Writer: Angela Fischer