BYU events Calendar 2/7 – 2/13

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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.

Tuesday

BYU’s Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture Series will feature  Stanford chemist Richard N. Zare at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre of the WSC. His address is titled “How to Be Successful.” Zare will also present a technical lecture Wednesday at  W112 BNSN. Admission to both lectures is free, and all members of the community are invited to attend.

Tom Fletcher of the Chemical Engineering Department will be speaking at the Marriott Center 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
Margaret Blair Young, one of two authors of “Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons,” will speak on black pioneers in the LDS Church at the Education in Zion auditorium to help celebrate Black History Month. Young will speak from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Education in Zion auditorium (B-192 JFSB). The name of her lecture is “Faith, Hope, Charity and Telling Our Stories: How We Unite in Our Communal Journey.” The event is sponsored by the College of Humanities, the Department of English, BYU Studies and Multicultural Student Services.

This week’s Café CSE at the David M. Kennedy Center will focus on “The Olympics in the Global Age” with Corry Cropper, associate professor of French studies, and Richard Kimball, associate professor of history at 4 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Robert Stake, director of the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation at the University of Illinois, will present his lecture “Criticism as a Responsibility of the University” at noon and again at 1 p.m. in 359 David O. McKay Building.

“The Olympics in the Global Age” resented by Corry Cropper, associate professor of French studies, and Richard Kimball, associate professor of history, will begin at 4 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

The Student Activities Board will be hosting its semiannual Ping Pong Tournament. Space is limited to 64 players. Those interested in participating must sign up in 3400 WSC with a BYU student ID. The tournament will start at 7 p.m. in the WSC Terrace.

The WL Gore Lecturer, Kevin Tingey, will speak at 5 p.m. in CB 254. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Thursday

BYU will host J. David Hawkins of the University of Washington as he gives the annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

The BYU Theatre Ballet will perform a story of loss, redemption and love found anew during “Ballet in Concert” Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A matinee will be performed Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, with a discounted ticket price of $6 for ages 2-11, and are available at byuarts.com/tickets or by calling 801-422-4322.

Larry Rohter, the author of “Brasil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed” and a culture reporter for The New York Times, will address BYU students and faculty at 1 p.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

BYU will host J. David Hawkins of the University of Washington as he gives the annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall. Admission is free, and public is welcome to attend.

Friday

Come listen to Tom Holman of the School of Family Life discuss his research regarding dating trends at BYU.  The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., and following  lecture “The Princess Bride” will be shown with complimentary popcorn.  This event is free and open to anyone.  Come learn about dating from a pro and have fun at the same time. This event is sponsored by the School of Family Life Student Association.

BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will join with the City of Orem and BYU’s Division of Continuing Education to present the Sixth Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Conference Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center. Full conference tuition is $135 or $165 with college credit and includes lunch on both days. Single-day tuition is $80 or $110 with college credit and includes lunch on that day. To register, call BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-2568 or visit www.timpfest.org.

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series will screen the 1943 romantic comedy “Princess O’Rourke” at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium on the first level. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The movie runs for 93 minutes and the event is free.

Come with your special someone to celebrate BYU’s rich educational heritage at the Education in Zion exhibit in the JFSB. Date nights include tours, food, a scavenger hunt and more. Check the website or Facebook for specific events happening the night of your date. Date night will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, contact Kirk Perry at or visit lib.byu.edu/sites/educationinzion/.

Couples can enjoy a night by the Ancient Nile at the MPC’s Egyptian Date Night. Couples will participate in several Egyptian-themed activities. There will also be Egyptian-themed refreshments and prizes. Tickets are $10 per couple and will be available at the WSC information desk.  For more information visit facebook.com/byu.mpc or contact the museum at or (801) 422-0020.

A blood drive will be held in the south step-down lounge of the CB from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and snacks and juice will be provided.

Saturday
Big Band Night will be held in the WSC Ballroom from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the WSC Info Desk for $20 per person with BYU ID. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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