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What's News at Brigham Young University for January 2004

Brigham Young University

What's New Calendar

January 2004

All Month

The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus Tanneri," a large, carnivorous dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and 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) 378-3680.

Through the generosity of Fred and Sue Morris of Salt Lake City, the world's most complete collection of waterfowl and pheasants will be exhibited as part of the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum's permanent collection. A new waterfowl exhibit will be mounted in the center atrium of the museum, replacing the "Cats of the World" exhibit. Other exhibits on display are "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 on 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 12. It focuses on teaching about animals, plants and the world around them. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please call (801) 378-5051 for more information. The museum, located east 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 Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 E. in Provo, is currently showcasing "Custom Made: Artifacts as Cultural Expression." The exhibit explores the qualities that define cultures around the world. The exhibition leads visitors through North America, South America and to the isles of the Pacific. The museum also offers tours and teaching kit programs. 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.

BYU Conferences and Workshops offers a number of programs for adults, youth and children during winter semester. For information regarding ballroom dance, gymnastics and creative dance classes for young people, please call (801) 378-3559. To learn more about prep courses for the ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT exams, call (801) 378-4853. For additional information about other upcoming offerings, please visit the Web site at ce.byu.edu/cw.

The Counseling and Career Center at Brigham Young University offers workshops to help with listening and note-taking skills, overcoming procrastination, stress management, options for exploring graduate schools, test preparation and tips with managing finances. For more information on these and other workshops offered, contact the Counseling and Career Center at (801) 422-2689 or visit them on the Web at www.byu.edu/ccc/calendar.

The Harold B. Lee Library is hosting the exhibit "Arrow in the Sun: A Tale of the Search for Meaning" by BYU visual arts student Andrew Kosorok. The nine stained glass windows are on display in the Periodicals Room on level 2. The story behind the artwork depicts the Pueblo Indian version of an ancient myth that has often been repeated in different forms by other Native American peoples, including the Incas and Aztecs, as well as in Korean and Norse traditions. The exhibition will be on display through March 31, 2004.

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.

Saturday, Jan. 3

Brigham Young University will sponsor a New Student Orientation from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center. The purpose of the orientation is to combine the appropriate resources, activities and personnel to help new students adjust to college life. Students and parents can register online. For more information about lodging, food or any other aspect of NSO, visit the Web site at orientation.byu.edu/2004winter/student/index.php.

Monday, Jan. 5

Winter Semester classes begin

Monday, Jan. 5 through Friday, Jan. 16

One Stop student services for Winter Semester 2004 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Wilkinson Student Center rooms 3220 and 3224. One Stop will close for the Jan. 13 devotional from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Services available at One Stop are as follows: cashiers, dining services, financial aid, general advisement, health insurance, housing, OIT services, parking permits, refund checks, registration, scholarships, signature card and student I.D. center, student financial services, student locker rentals and UTA student bus passes. For more information, visit the One Stop Web site at http://onestop.byu.edu/.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Cecil O. Samuelson, president of Brigham Young University, and his wife Sharon will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Jan. 18, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Friday is the last day to pay tuition without a $90 late fee.

Monday, Jan. 19

Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes will be held.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a campus devotional at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Jan. 25, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Li-Young Lee, a member of the American Academy of Poets and a Guggenheim fellow, will speak at a campus forum at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org. It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Feb. 1, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Women's Services and Resources is sponsoring a motherhood and career conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court. The conference is titled "Making Your Contribution." Refreshments will follow the conference. Contact Women's Services and Resources at (801) 422-4877 for more information.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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