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What’s New for July 2011

Tuesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 16

Intermediate Ballet Intensive: Youth ages 11 through 18 are invited to the Intermediate Summer Ballet Intensive. The dance camp 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 6 through Friday, July 8

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. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/medley.

Friday, July 8

FSSO Fridays at the Movies: The Foreign Service Student Organization will show “The Mission” at its Friday movie night at 5 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. “The Mission” tells the story of 18th-century Spanish Jesuits who try to protect South American Indian tribes from pro-slavery Portugal. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 23

Adult Contemporary Dance: Students are invited to experience two weeks of dance immersion with Graham Brown, a performer with the PearsonWidrig DanceTheatre, at the Adult Contemporary Dance Summer Intensive. This two-week workshop will feature a daily two-hour technique class and an afternoon session where students will work on the creative process through composition and improvisation. There will also be a showing of student work at the end of the workshop. Registration closes Tuesday, July 19. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/amd/register.

Monday, July 11

Cultural Discovery Day: The Museum of People and Cultures will present “Passports: A Cultural Discovery Day,” from 4 to 7 p.m. in the museum. “Passports” is an event designed for the entire family as they encounter culture and knowledge of the Native Americans. Booths will include a brief educational background and a hands-on activity.  Each family member will be given a passport booklet that will be stamped at every booth after completing the activity. There will be free food, games and activities. The museum is located at 100 East 700 North in Provo. For more information, contact the museum at (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15

CSE Educators Workshop: The Center for the Study of Europe will host the Educators Workshop, “Exploring Shakespeare as a Visual Text” Monday, Thursday and Friday, July 11, 14 and 15 at the BYU campus and in Cedar City. This workshop provides participant educators with the opportunity to explore pedagogical methods of teaching Shakespeare’s literature as a visual text. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu/CSE/outreach/shakespeare_festival or contact Ben Hansen at (801) 422-6277 or cse@byu.edu.  

Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16

Young Ambassador’s Workshop: Youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to rehearse with members of BYU’s Young Ambassadors and receive instruction from BYU’s premier performance directors — Young Ambassadors director Randy Boothe and Living Legends director Janielle Christensen — during the Young Ambassador’s Workshop. Registration closes Wednesday, July 13. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/yase.

Tuesday, July 12

Devotional: Brad Wilcox, associate professor in the David O. McKay School of Education, will speak at the BYU devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. 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, July 14 and Friday, July 15

Books for Young Reader’s Symposium: BYU will host the 24th 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 Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. 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 Thursday, July 7. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/bfyr/.

Monday, July 18

Advanced Ballet Intensive: Youth ages 11 through 18 are invited to the Advanced Summer Ballet Intensive Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 29. The dance camp 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.

Scholars Academy: BYU will host the Summer Scholars Academy to give youth ages 14 to 18 a one week sneak peak at what it is like to be a college student at BYU. The academy will take place Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 30. Students will live on campus, participate in class discussions, attend devotionals and fun activities and get to know a group of fellow students and college-aged counselors. Registration closes June 20. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/scholars.

Theatre Workshop: BYU’s Conferences and Workshops will host the Theatre Workshop Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 30. 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 13. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/theatre.

Young Ambassador’s Workshop #2: Youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to rehearse with members of BYU Young Ambassadors and receive instruction from BYU’s premier performance directors — Young Ambassadors director Randy Boothe and Living Legends director Janielle Christensen — during the Young Ambassador’s Workshop. This second summer workshop will take place Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 23. Registration closes July 13. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/yase.

Tuesday, July 19

Devotional: Doug Prawitt, professor of accounting in the Marriott School of Business, will address the university at the BYU devotional, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. 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.

Friday, July 22

FSSO Fridays at the Movies: The Foreign Service Student Organization will show “Cry Freedom” at its Fridays at the Movies event at 5 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. “Cry Freedom” recounts the story of South African journalist Donald Woods who is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, black activist Steve Biko. For more information, visit kennedy.byu.edu.

Monday, July 25

Adult Ballroom Dance Camp: BYU’a Adult Ballroom Dance Camp will take place Monday through Friday, July 25-29. 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 July 20. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/dancecamps/ballroom.  

Tuesday, July 26

Choral Academy: BYU will host the Choral Academy, an intensive four-day course designed for professional conductors and teachers — public school choral teachers, church and community choir conductors and anyone interested in the choral art. Registration closes July 20. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/choralacademy.  

Forum: Laura Padilla-Walker, assistant professor in the School of Family Life, will speak at the BYU foru, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The forum 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.

Family History Conference: The 43rd annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will be Tuesday through Friday, July 26-29. The conference will offer more than 100 classes, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information about genealogy. Registration closes July 25. For more information, visit ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgen.

Friday, July 29

Mystery Dinner Date: The Museum of Peoples and Cultures will host its Mystery Dinner Date Night at 6 p.m. in the museum.  It will be a night of mystery, fun and food as participants get to try and figure out the mystery surrounding one museum exhibit. Tickets are $24 per couple. The museum is located at 100 E. 700 North. For more information contact the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at (801) 422-0020 or visit mpc.byu.edu.

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 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 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.

Wildlife Adventures: Kids ages 6 to 12 can spend their Tuesdays and Thursdays on a Wildlife Adventure at the Monte L. Bean Museum. Tuesday sessions will be held in the museum at noon to 2 p.m., while Thursdays will involve a field trip experience from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $35 per child per week. For more information about this and other museum events, contact the museum at (801) 422-5051 or visit mlbean.byu.edu. The schedule is as follows:

  • July 12 and 14: “I Believe I Can Fly”
  • July 19 and 21: “Survivor: Bean”
  • July 26 and 28: “Finding Nemo”

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: Mel Gardner

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