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The events calendar is published on Tuesday. Please send event information to at least two days before the calendar prints. Items will be printed as space allows. For events go to 411.byu.edu.

Tuesday

The BYU Alumni Winter Activity will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor’s Center Assembly Hall. Tickets are available for $16 per person and guests may register at alumni.byu.edu/2012winteractivity. BYU alumnus Chad Lewis, is a former BYU football player, NFL Pro Bowl tight end, Super Bowl champion and current representative of the NFL in Asia will be featured. Lewis recently hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro with other NFL players and wounded military veterans and will share his experiences in a lecture titled “My Hike to Kilimanjaro.”

Calling all word enthusiasts, brainiacs and linguists. The Student Activities Board is having a Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. To participate, sign up with your student ID in 3400 WSC. Spots are limited.

Mark DeMoss, author and founder of The DeMoss Group, Inc., will speak at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center at the first campus forum of the semester.

BYU’s Political Science Department will host a panel of seven distinguished speakers who will discuss “Is Partisanship a Problem: Perspectives for America and Latter-day Saints” at 4 p.m. in 3380 Wilkinson Student Center. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The Pendulum Court is now open for winter semester. Service will continue until Thursday, March 22. They are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. On Tuesdays they are open from noon until 1:10 p.m.

Wednesday
William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will start winter semester’s theater season in the Margetts Theatre and will run through Feb. 4. Matinees will take place Saturday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Shakespeare’s most famous story of revenge and mercy has been adapted into a 50-minute family production that explores issues common in schools and playgrounds such as prejudice, discrimination and bullying. Directed by Kymberly Mellen, the production’s contemporary style meets with Shakespeare’s language to help the audience liken the story to themselves.

Thursday

Associate dean Barbara Culatta of the David O. McKay School of Education will deliver her lecture “Student Engagement — It’s Everything!” at 11 a.m. in  115 McKay Building.

The Utah Crosstalk Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert features electronic music at the cutting edge created and performed by BYU and University of Utah student and faculty composers. This event is free.

Dance in Concert will feature students from the Department of Dance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are already on sale.

The BYU Biomedical Engineering Club will host a company panel including Ultradent and Nelson Laboratories in CB 254 at 5 p.m.

Friday

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will show “I Was a Male War Bride,” starring Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall and Randy Stuart, in the library auditorium on level one. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will be shown at 7 p.m. The movie runs for 105 minutes. The event is free and open to the public.

“Chilean–U.S. Relations” will be the lecture topic for His Excellency Arturo Fermandois, Chilean ambassador to the United States., at 2 p.m. in the HBLL auditorium on the library’s first level.

The David M. Kennedy Center welcomes Adam Liptak, columnist for The New York Times, who will lecture on “Covering the Roberts Court: A Reporter’s Reflections” at 10 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Saturday
BYU’s big-band jazz ensemble, Synthesis and Contemporary Dance Theatre join together to play classic tunes and master works from the jazz repertoire at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong concert hall.

Information requested

The College of Engineering bases their funding on which clubs volunteer at the career fair.  If you decide to volunteer, please list ASME in the slot next to your name and it will help the club to earn money for our activities.  It’s a good chance to serve, spend time with recruiters and get to know the companies attending.  You can sign up in 242 CB.

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