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What’s New at BYU for September 2011

Thursday, Sept.  1

Honor Choir: The BYU Honor Choir is a non-auditioned choir that meets Thursdays from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in 5519 Wilkinson Center. Go to byusa.byu.edu/honor-choir-0 for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 3

BYUSA Football Broadcast: The Ole Miss vs. BYU football game will be broadcast beginning at 2 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom and Terrace on campus.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Devotional: President Cecil O. Samuelson and Sharon Samuelson will speak at the devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live at KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast and reprint information, visit byubroadcasting.org and speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

BYUSA Activity: BYUSA is hosting Involvapalooza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Brigham Square. There will be a Ferris wheel, cotton candy, balloons, popcorn, clubs and rock wall. Visit 3400 Wilkinson Student Center or https://byusa.byu.edu/ for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 8

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: The Political Affairs Lecture Series will feature Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and his deputy chief of staff Ally Isom at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building followed by a question-and-answer session. Visit kennedy.byu.edu/archive for archive information.

Friday, Sept. 9

BYUSA Activity: BYUSA will host its Fall Fest from 7 to 11 p.m. in Brigham Square. There will be a photo booth, finger painting, live music, pizza and BYU Creamery ice cream. The first 1,000 guests will receive free J Dawgs. There will also be a thrift-store costume contest and free performances by Comedy Sportz and Humor U at 7:30 in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom and 9 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Visit 3400 WSC or byusa.byu.edu for more information.

BYUSA Activity: BYUSA is holding its Mr. BYU auditions from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. Those who wish to audition should prepare a talent to perform and sign up at facebook.com/mrbyuauditions.

Monday, Sept. 12

Y-Days: The BYU Center for Service and Learning will sponsor Y-Days, a week devoted to serving people in the community, during the week of Sept. 12-17. Most activities will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center or Brigham Square. Activities include a blood drive, Service Squad, Clubs Night, Locks of Love and an Adopt-a-Grandparent dance. Visit 3400 WSC or byusa.byu.edu for more information.

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Prelaw advisor Kris Tina Carlston and career counselor McKenzie Lawyer Davies will offer career counseling as part of the Political Affairs Lecture series. The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building with a question-and-answer session to follow. Visit kennedy.byu.edu/archive for archive information.

BYUSA Activity:  BYUSA will hold a “What is BYUSA?” info session at 11 a.m. in the Varsity Theater. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a member of the BYUSA team to learn more about what BYUSA is all about. There will be refreshments and a question-and-answer session to follow. Visit 3400 WSC or byusa.byu.edu for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Forum: Gregg Easterbrook, senior editor of The New Republic, will deliver a forum address at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live at KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast and reprint information, visit byubroadcasting.org and speeches.byu.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 22

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: The Political Affairs Lecture Series is hosting Roger Gardiner, vice-president of Credit Risk/Finance at Goldman Sachs, who will discuss “Career Reflections: Finance” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow. Visit kennedy.byu.edu/archive for archive information.

Wheatley Institution Lecture: The Wheatley Institution will host a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, featuring John A. Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security, who will speak about “Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Lessons from Iraq for Afghanistan and Beyond.” For more information, visit wheatley.byu.edu.

Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26

ORCA Workshop: There will be an ORCA student poster session 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center booths. Last year’s mentored research projects will be on display. Contact Christy Haggard at byu_mentoring@byu.edu for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Devotional: Mona Hopkins of the Department of Psychology will speak at the devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. It will be broadcast live at KBYU-TV, BYU Television, KBYU-FM, BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast and reprint information, visit byubroadcasting.org and speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

ORCA Workshop: There will be an ORCA Writing Workshop where students will learn how to write grant proposals. The workshops will be held 11 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. There will be time for questions and cookies after each workshop. Register by emailing Christy Haggard at byu_mentoring@byu.edu and include your name and top session preference.

Thursday, Sept. 29

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Calvin Andrus from the Office of Public Affairs of the Central Intelligence Agency will give the political affairs lecture titled “Career Reflections: Intelligence” at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building with questions and answers to follow. Visit kennedy.byu.edu/archive for archive information.

All Month:

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 nest, dinosaur skeletons of a Camptosaurus and an Allosaurus and a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in 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.

New African Exhibit: The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum invites the public to explore Africa in its new exhibit, “Into Africa: Exploring Nature’s Interactions,” now on display. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to identify animals using the new iPad and iPhone app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. iPads will be available to check out for the exhibit for $3. For more information on this and other museum programs, call (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.  

Free Children’s Discovery Reading: Every Wednesday at 11 a.m., children ages 10 and younger can enjoy story time at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, where they will hear stories about animals and nature read by a professional storyteller. Live animals will also be presented. The event is free each week, and registration is not necessary. For more information about this and other museum events, contact the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu.

New Anthropology Exhibit: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures recently opened the exhibit “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya,” which teaches about an ancient skill 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.

FHE at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures: Student groups and families from the community are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, for special guided tours on select Monday evenings. The cost is $5 per group. Family tours start at 6:30 p.m., and student tours start at 7:30 p.m. For more information and a listing of available dates, contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, with extended hours on Monday and Wednesday evenings 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 visit  ccc.byu.edu/casc to schedule.

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Writer: Melissa Connor

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