What’s New at BYU for August 2005
Monday, Aug. 1
Brigham Young University will host a special guest speaker from China, Zhang Qingmin, for an Area Focus Lecture Monday, Aug. 1, at noon in 252 Thomas L. Martin Building. For more information about the lecture, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
Janielle Christensen, artistic director of Living Legends at Brigham Young University, will speak Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for a campus devotional. It will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Aug. 4
The Brigham Young University Summer Chorale will present “Evening Song” at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle on the corner of University Avenue and 100 S. in Provo. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.
Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11 and 12
Bonnie D. Parkin, general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees, will conduct and speak at BYU's Aug. 2005 Commencement Exercises Thursday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, president of BYU and a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ, along with BYU Alumni Association president Carr C. Krueger and graduating senior Sachiko Jensen, will also speak during the exercises. For more information and a list of Friday’s College Convocation sites and times, visit BYU's Graduation Web site at saas.byu.edu/depts/graduation/.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Brigham Young University will feature the Ben and Meg Ferry family during the second Geraldine Swensen Watkins Endowment recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office for more information, (801) 422-4322.
Monday through Friday, Aug. 15-19
Brigham Young University will host the 83rd annual Campus Education Week at locations throughout the BYU campus. The theme for the week is “The Prophet Joseph Smith: Whom I Did Call Upon to Bring Forth My Work.” For more information on how to register, call (801) 422-2087. The Web site, educationweek.byu.edu, lists additional information as well as a rebroadcast schedule of selected sessions.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Bishop Richard C. Edgley, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall for the Annual Campus Education Week devotional. The devotional will be broadcast on the KBYU networks. Rebroadcast information is available at www.byubroadcasting.org.
Thursday, Aug. 18
BYU Career Placement Services is sponsoring a Japanese Fireside at the Rock Canyon Chapel, 2445 North Timpview Drive (650 East) in Provo, at 7 p.m. The theme for the fireside will be "How to Get a Job Through the Mentoring Program" presented by Yukio Kumazawa. If you have any questions, contact Richard Ang, international placement director, (801) 422-7253 or at email@example.com.
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.
L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library continues its exhibition titled "Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Japanese Representations of Self and Other" in the Special Collections gallery. The exhibit displays work of art, literature and artifacts from Japan from the eighth through the 20th centuries. Admission is free. The exhibit is located on the first level of the library and is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 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 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. 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 Don Cox Wildlife Collection will be put on display in the third floor exhibit gallery. Please call (801) 422-5051 for more information.
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 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.
The BYU Astronomical Society is presenting public shows each Friday night. The cost is $2 per person and the event is open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule, visit planetarium.byu.edu.
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, 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 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.
At the Museum of Art:
“Disenchanted Forest: Contemporary Art by Johnston Foster” continues on display at the Museum of Art through Sept. 3, 2005. It consists of seven sculptures—six of which are equipped with animatronics—made from everyday objects. Through these sculptures, Foster explores the often mistrustful and sometimes hostile relationship between man and nature. In “Reason Belongs in the Wilderness” (2003-2004), Foster demonstrates the collision of the natural and man-made worlds through a raccoon’s struggle to free his entangled kite from an elaborate chandelier.
A new exhibit at the Museum of Art featuring the photographic dreamscapes of Rodney Smith will be on display through Jan. 16, 2006. “Adam’s Dream: The Photographs of Rodney Smith” will be on view in the Conway A. Ashton and Carl E. Jackman Gallery on the museum’s second floor. The exhibit consists of 69 black-and-white gelatin silver prints drawn from all phases of Smith’s career, with an emphasis on his commercial work during the 1990s.
"Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, along with other recent acquisitions to the museum’s permanent collection, is on display in the main lobby area.
Every Monday night in the Museum of Art auditorium, there will be storytelling for all ages. The Artful Tales program is free and gives two 35-minute presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 7 p.m. presentation is geared toward families from the community and the 8 p.m. presentation is geared toward university students. The goal of this program is to help people develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.
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.
Writer: James McCoy