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What's New at BYU for Summer 2012


June

Saturday, June 9

ACT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops ACT Preparation Course will run from 9 a.m. to noon and continue every Saturday until July 28. This course is for high school students preparing to take the ACT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Hawaiian Staycation: Students can escape Provo for one night and take a trip to exotic Hawaii without ever boarding a plane. Come to Helaman Fields Saturday at 8 p.m. to watch "Soul Surfer" and enjoy a Hawaiian luau performance. Before the movie begins, play volleyball, get low with limbo and load up on free food all in the glow of tiki torches and the setting sun.

Sunday, June 10

Young Musicians’ Summer Festival: The School of Music invites young musicians to participate in the Young Musicians’ Summer Festival, a six-day summer camp for young instrumentalists and vocalists ages 14 to 18 who want to improve their musical skills and talents. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/yms.

Monday, June 11

International Folk Dance Camp: BYU invites girls and boys ages 9 to 18 to “travel the world” with the magic and music of international folk dancing. This dance camp will be a three-day cultural dance experience. Register online before June 8. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/folk_dance.

InterMuse Children’s Choral Camp: A children’s choral camp will be held in conjunction with the InterMuse Academy through Friday, June 15. Develop vocal techniques, music literacy, musical sensitivity to fine choral literature combined with friendship and fun. Parental permission required. Perform with the InterMuse Choir Friday evening. Limited scholarships are available, so see the website at ce.byu.edu/cw/intermuse for a form.

Nutrition Conference: This two-day conference will help attendees apply the latest nutritional information in the workplace, classroom or home. Visit ce.byu.edu/cw/nutrition for more information.

Tuesday, June 12

Emeriti Summer Activity: BYU’s Student Alumni Association will host emeriti members in a luncheon with guest Randy Bott speaking about stories that reflect the blessings and wonders of the Restoration. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. Tickets are $16 and seating is limited. Registration closes June 6. For more information and registration, visit alumni.byu.edu/2012sa.

Thursday, June 14

Cougar Clogging Classic: Cloggers ages 9 to 18 are invited to come to the three-day Cougar Clogging Classic Camp at BYU. Attendees will experience the newest dances and the most dynamic clogging instruction in the West from special guest instructors. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/clogging.

Friday, June 15

Family Art Festival: Families are sure to enjoy two full days of art, music, storytelling and dancing in this year’s family art festival at the Museum of Art, while celebrating the "Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture" exhibition. The festival will be open-house style with many different workshops available throughout the day. Guests will move from station to station as they participate in the many available activities and are free to come and go as they like. Adults and children of all ages will find activities that appeal to their interests. Pre-registration is not required for attendance. The Family Art Festival is free and open to the public.

Date Night at the Museum: BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures invites couples to an Egyptian-themed date night this summer. "Sphinxes and Sweethearts" is a date night full of competitions, prizes, learning, food and fun. Tickets for this date are $10 per couple and will be available for purchase at the WSC Information Desk beginning Monday, June 11. For more information, visit facebook.com/byu.mpc.

Saturday, June 16

GMAT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops GMAT Preparation Course will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until Aug. 4. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test. The price is $695 for the class. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Monday, June 18

Youth Writing Camp: This new week-long writing camp will give children grades 1 to 4 and 5 to 9 the chance to spend the week with other young writers exploring and developing their own creative writing abilities. Visit ce.byu.edu/cw/writing for more information.

Modern Dance and Jazz: Boys and girls ages 11 to 18 are invited to the Youth Modern Dance and Jazz Camp at BYU. The camp runs through Friday, June 29. Attendees will experience quality professional instruction in modern dance, jazz and ballet technique, composition, improvisation, repertory and choreography from BYU’s nationally recognized dance faculty and guest instructors. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/modern.

Tuesday, June 19

BYU Devotional: Douglas McKinlay, a communications professor at BYU, will be the campus devotional speaker in the de Jong Concert Hall at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Thursday, June 21

David M. Kennedy Center Lecture: Ronny Vollandt, post-doctoral fellow from the French National Centre for Scientific Research, will speak on “The Bible in Arabic among Christians, Jews and Muslims” at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Saturday, June 23

GRE Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops GRE Preparation Course will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until July 31. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Graduate Record Exam. The price is $650 for the class. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Monday, June 25

Youth Writing Camp: This new week-long writing camp will give children grades 10 to 12 the chance to spend the week with other young writers exploring and developing their own creative writing abilities. Visit ce.byu.edu/cw/writing for more information.

Summer Scholars Academy: This is a week-long camp that previews the BYU college experience. A college prep course is taught by BYU faculty in one of five subject areas. Classes are enhanced with field trips, demonstrations, labs and experiments.  Social activities, firesides, devotionals and dances round out the week. Visit summerscholars.byu.edu for more information.

Chinese Language Camp: BYU will host the StarTalk Chinese Language Camp for high school students wanting to learn Chinese. The camp will run through Wednesday, July 18. The program will offer an intensive three-and-a-half-week Chinese language learning experiences for mature, highly motivated students. This is a residential camp where participants are able to live in an “immersion” environment where they are learning and using Chinese all day long in their classrooms and activities. The program is open to 14- to 18-year-old students who are in the 9th grade or higher. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkChinese.

Tuesday, June 26

BYU Devotional: Gordon Smith, associate dean and professor in the J. Reuben Clark Law School, will be the campus devotional speaker in the de Jong Concert Hall at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, June 27

Mini Golf: A free nine-hole round of miniature golf will be available at 5 p.m. near Brigham Square. The course will be free to everyone with prizes going to the lowest scores. Bring a date, friends, family or ward and enjoy a free round of miniature golf on campus. In case of rain, the course will be moved to the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace. For more information, visit stab.byu.edu.

July

Monday, July 2

Intermediate Ballet Intensive: Youth ages 11 through 18 are invited to the Intermediate Summer Ballet Intensive. The dance camp runs through Friday, July 13, and offers experience in artistic training, including ballet technique, pointe and variations, character, jazz and modern dance. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/ballet.

Wednesday, July 4

Dance Medley Camp: BYU invites boys and girls ages 11 through 18 to learn the basics in such genres as ballet, ballroom, clogging, hip hop, jazz, modern, musical theatre and world dance from BYU’s nationally recognized dance faculty. There will be beginning and intermediate dance instruction during the three-day camp. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/medley.

Monday, July 9

Young Ambassadors’ Workshop: Enjoy a week of high-energy musical dance training with the BYU Young Ambassadors. The workshop includes small-group instruction in voice and dance to help develop proper technique, confidence, poise and performance-enhancement seminars. Auditions for group placement will be on Monday. Opportunities for solo performance will occur in the midweek Entertainer Showcase.  All participants perform in Friday evening musical variety show. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/yase.

Arabic Language Camp: BYU Conferences and Workshops presents this language camp for high school aged students. It consists of outdoor recreational activities centered on language, classes, cultural activities, field trips to relevant sites and celebrations relevant to Middle Eastern culture. Tutoring and review sessions offered daily. Visit ce.byu.edu/cw/startalkArabic for more information.

Family Home Evening at the Museum: Families from the community and student family home evening groups are invited to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures for special guided tours. July's FHE night will be expanded to a special open-house event "Passports," which will give participants a taste of international travel.  For more information, visit facebook.com/byu.mpc.

Tuesday, July 10

BYU Devotional: Patty Ravert, an associate dean of the BYU College of Nursing, will be the campus devotional speaker in the de Jong Concert Hall at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Wednesday, July 11

Free Acoustic Explosion Concert: The Student Activities Board will host an outdoor Acoustic Explosion concert featuring the talents of BYU students at 7 p.m. at Lee Lane (the lawn north of the Wilkinson Student Center). Submit demos to 3400 WSC or by email to studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu. In the event of rain, the activity will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater.

Thursday and Friday, July 12-13

Books for Young Reader’s Symposium: BYU will host the 25th Symposium on Books for Young Readers, a two-day conference for librarians, teachers, parents and anyone who enjoys children’s literature. The symposium will feature six nationally known authors and illustrators of children’s literature. This year’s events will take place at the Provo City Library at Academy Square (550 North University Avenue). This event is sponsored by the BYU Department of Teacher Education, Harold B. Lee Library, Division of Continuing Education, the BYU Bookstore and the Provo City Library. Registration closes Friday, July 6. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/bfyr/.

Monday, July 16

Advanced Ballet Intensive: Youth ages 11 through 18 are invited to the Advanced Summer Ballet Intensive. The dance camp runs through Friday, July 27, and offers experience in artistic training, including ballet technique, pointe and variations, character, jazz and modern dance. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/ballet.

Theatre Workshop: BYU’s Conferences and Workshops will host the Theatre Workshop through Saturday, July 28. This theatre camp is for beginning, intermediate and seasoned high school actors who love to learn and want to build their theatre skills through classroom and hands–on instruction in master classes, specialty workshops and rehearsals. Registration closes July 11. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/theatre.

Tuesday, July 17

BYU Devotional: Patti Freeman, chair of the Department of Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, will be the campus devotional speaker in the de Jong Concert Hall at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Monday, July 23

Adult Ballroom Dance Camp: BYU’s Adult Ballroom Dance Camp will take place  through Friday, July 27. Beginner or seasoned veterans are invited. Each day of camp provides up to seven hours of dance instruction with world–renowned professional instructors. Registration closes July18. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/ballroom.  

Friday, July 27

Mystery Dinner Date Night: Bring your date and experience a night of mystery and mayhem. The Museum of Peoples and Cultures provides the identities, suspense, and dinner. The date night will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $24 per couple and includes dinner and dessert. Tickets and "identities" will be available at the WSC information desk beginning Monday, July 23. For more information, visit facebook.com/byu.mpc.

Monday, July 30

Youth Ballroom Camp: Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 are invited to the Youth Ballroom Camp. This camp offers youth from beginning to advanced levels of ballroom dancing an opportunity to spend four days in intense dancing in a variety of dances. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/y_ballroom.cfm.

Tuesday, July 31

BYU Devotional: Donald Parry, a professor in the BYU College of Humanities, will be the campus devotional speaker in the de Jong Concert Hall at 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Organ Workshop: Beginning to advanced organ players can hone their skills during the BYU Organ Workshop. This four-day workshop will teach organ skills and techniques. There will be private organ instruction, evening concerts and customized instruction to any specific level available. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/organ.

Vocal Boot Camp: Singers are invited to the Vocal Beauty Boot Camp. The camp is an intensive four-day workshop on how to sing more beautifully. Taught by Clayne Robison, professor emeritus of music at BYU, the event will include group instruction and individually videotaped “before and after” performances. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/vbbc/what_is_vbbc.cfm.

Family History Conference: The 44th annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will run through Friday, August 3. The conference will offer more than 100 classes, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information about genealogy. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgen.

August

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Free Acoustic Explosion Concert: The Student Activities Board will host an outdoor Acoustic Explosion concert featuring the talents of BYU students at 7 p.m. at Lee Lane (the lawn north of the Wilkinson Student Center). Submit demos to 3400 WSC or by email to studentactivitiesboard@byu.edu. In the event of rain, the activity will be held in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater.

Monday, Aug. 6

Latin Music Festival: The festival will focus on music styles that span the Mexican border to Cape Horn at the very southern tip of Chile, with instruction specifically for piano, voice and guitar. The week-long festival offers you opportunity to broaden your education and build your performance resume as you expand your knowledge of these beautiful musical treasures. Visit ce.byu.edu/cw/lamf for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Evening with Friends: The BYU Alumni Association will host an event at 6:30 p.m. in the BYU Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall with guest speaker Richard Bennett. Registration information will soon be available at alumni.byu.edu.

Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10

August Commencement: Commencement exercises will begin Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Brother David L. Beck, General Young Men's President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the speaker. Friday will feature a Meet the President event from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center as well as individual college convocations throughout the day at locations across campus. For more information, visit graduation.byu.edu.

Friday, Aug. 10

Academy of LDS Dentists: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the dentistry field are invited to the Academy of LDS Dentists’ 35th Annual Dental Conference. The academy provides dentists with opportunities to enhance their professional endeavors within dental-related fields. In addition, the academy provides scholarships to deserving dental students, regardless of which dental school they attend. Continuing professional education credit from the American Dental Association is available. There are also spouse and youth programs available which focuses on the ability to meet and overcome challenges that affect the lives of LDS dental spouses. For more information on this two day event, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dentist.

Monday, Aug. 13

Campus Education Week: Since 1922, the BYU Campus Education Week has been a unique program for adult education in the nation. The 2012 event, themed “Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he,” will take place at various locations across campus. The Campus Education Week class schedule booklet will be available online June 20. The program is designed primarily for adults, although anyone age 14 and over may attend. Children under age 14 and individuals with infants will not be admitted. Information on class schedules, registration, broadcast sessions, car and RV parking, other activities or other details is at educationweek.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Education Week Devotional: Elder Tad R. Callister, a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the campus devotional speaker in the Marriott Center 11:05 a.m. The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org/devotionals or speeches.byu.edu.

Thursday, Aug. 16

Summer Honors: Incoming freshmen accepted to BYU are invited to the Late Summer Honors through Wednesday, Aug. 22. Sponsored by the BYU Honors Program, freshmen can choose from one of 12 short classes to prepare for academic success during their first year at BYU. Attendees will be able to work with Honors faculty and enjoy social activities in the evening. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/honors.

Saturday, August 18

ACT Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops ACT Preparation Course will run from 9 a.m. to noon and continue every Saturday until Oct. 20. This course is for high school students preparing to take the ACT. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

Thursday, Aug. 30

GRE Prep Course: The Conferences and Workshops GRE Preparation Course will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Oct. 2. This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Graduate Record Exam. The price is $650 for the class. Attendees can register online at testprep.byu.edu or by calling (801) 422-8925.

All Summer

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum will close July 1 for renovation and is not scheduled to open again until fall 2013.

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 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.

Mornings at the Museum: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host Mornings@the Museum  this summer, an hour-long program for children ages 5 to 11. It will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. beginning June 5, and ending on Aug. 2. The museum invites children to learn about weaving, mask making, and games around the world. Although this event is free, space is limited and reservations are required. For details and to sign-up, click here or visit eventbrite.com and search “Museum of Peoples and Cultures.”  Additionally, during the first three Thursdays in July, the museum will host Adventures in Anthropology, an hour-long program for kids of ages 12-16. Teens will get crafty with hands-on activities that are designed for kids their age to enjoy. Three sessions will be held, with three different themes. For more information, call (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Free Film Series: The David M. Kennedy Center will be holding a summer film series every Wednesday. Each Wednesday a different classic film will be shown at noon and 3 p.m. Some films that will be shown are “Shane,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” and “Hotel Rwanda.”

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 Art Exhibits: The Museum of Art is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday offers extended hours until 9 p.m. Admission is free. Tours are also available. Current exhibits at the MOA include “Beauty and Belief,” “People in a Hard Land” and “Object of Devotion.” For more information visit moa.byu.edu.

International Cinema: For the first time, International Cinema program, sponsored by the College of Humanities, will run during the spring and summer terms. Each week new films are shown for free in 250 Spencer W. Kimball Tower. To see a list of what is playing this summer, visit ic.byu.edu.

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, 4:30 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: Preston Wittwer

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