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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

Amy Jensen, chair of the BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts, will be speaking at the Marriott Centerat 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
BYU’s Goes Broadway is a show full of fun show tunes and Broadway-style music. Performers in the past have sung songs from the likes of “Spamalot” and “Kiss me Kate.” Sign up for an audition at 3400 WSC or online at . The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater.

“Ronald Reagan, the CIA and the End of the Cold War” will be presented by Nicholas Dujmovic, a CIA historian, at 12 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, will present a lecture called “The French-American Relations in 2012: A Friendship at a Peak.” It will be in 1080 HBLL at 12 p.m.

The Colloquium for the Department of Physics and Astronomy is holding a lecture at 4 p.m in C215 ESC. Ephraim Fischbach’s presentation is titled “Time – varying nuclear decay constants: implications for detecting dark matter and relic neutrons.”

Thursday

The annual Russel B. Swensen Lecture will be presented by Mario T. Garcia from the University of California-Santa Barbara at 11 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

The annual Benjamin Cluff Jr., lecture will feature Clayton Christensen, the Kim B. Clark, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, as he presents, “Theories of Disruption in Education” at 11 a.m. in the assembly hall of the Hinckley Center.

At 11 a.m. in 248 MARB, Dr. Tim Niewold, MD will give a presentation titled “Type 1 Interferons in Human Lupus Pathogenisis.”  Niewold is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago and Section of Rheumatology Director at FOCiS Clinical Immunology Center of Excellence Gwenn Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research.

Described as an “intellectual circus,” TEDxBYU will feature a brilliant line-up of thinkers, innovators, artists, and entertainers focusing on the theme “Foundations for Good.” TEDxBYU is an independently organized event, licensed by TED. It will start at 1 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre.

Friday

His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Ambassador ofVietnam to theUnited States will speak about Vietnam and U.S. relations at 12 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series, part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will show “The Music Box,” starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert, Gladys Gale, Sam Lufkin and Charles Hall, in the library auditorium on level one. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 7 p.m. The movie runs for 90 minutes. The event is free and open to the public.

Laugh Out Loud is BYU’s one and only improv comedy club; come see experienced alumni face-off with the talented youth of today’s club. Head down to 151 of the TNRB at 8pm. Tickets are $3 in advance at the Info Desk and $5 at the door. Call 801-472-7203 for more information.

The annual Passover Seder Services at BYU, conducted on campus for nearly 40 years, have been scheduled for March 23 and 29 and April 7, 13 and 20 in 3228 WSC from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at 271 JSB. Tickets are $25 for the public and $17 for current BYU students, faculty and staff.

Saturday

BYU students and alumni are invited to enjoy the beauty of the Hinckley Center during the classy, entertaining “Traditions Ball” sponsored by BYU Student Alumni. This annual event is a time for tradition to combine with amusement in a night of elegance and refinement. The Traditions Ball, scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m., will include dancing, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, according to program director Ellie Ott. Attendees can choose from an array of activities, which includes the Ray Smith Orchestra, dancing (including instruction), Laugh Out Loud comedy, a BYU barbershop group, artist Weston Hawkins and more. Students may register online at studentalumni.byu.edu. The cost of registering is $26 for couples, $15 for singles. Dress is formal, a “blue-tie” event.

Like to run? Like to swim? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s Splash and Dash. Come enjoy some healthy competition on Saturday, March 24th in the RB Pool. Events begin at 9:30a.m. There is also a 5K run, open to all ages. Sign up by paying your registration fee at the Info Desk. Tickets are $10-$20 depending on your event.

Monday

Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this compelling one-woman show. It is at 5 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Admission to the performance is free, but requires a ticket. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office in the HFAC, (801) 422-4322, or visit performances.byu.edu.

Come explore Nauvoo during the time of Joseph Smith, the Nauvoo Temple, and the development of the Relief Society at the Education in Zion Gallery in the JFSB atrium. Join us as we tell stories of the expansion of the Relief Society and temples throughout the world. We will tell the story of Yanagida Toshiko, the first Relief Society president in Japan, and talk about the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, the most recently dedicated temple. The tours begin at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes. 

Extra

Once BYU Broadcasting moved and began operations at their new location, their HFAC roof antennas were no longer needed.  In an effort to “clean-up” the visual appearance of the building, the abandoned antennas and dishes will be removed. On Saturday, March 24, a crane will come on the west side of the HFAC and lift off the dishes, antennas, support structures and all other material that has been abandoned.  Passage between the northwest corner of HFAC to the ASB will be blocked off, along with the sidewalk between the MOA and the ASB.  For safety purposes, the northwest patio of the HFAC will also be closed off.

Join us in a combined event with UVU at Provo Beach Resort on March 29th from 7-10 pm. Tickets are only $5, for a $50+ value. It will be a great way to socialize and meet new people. Come and go as you please, and enjoy unlimited access to all activities, including Flow Rider, croquet, ropes course, bowling, Wii games, Lazer Frenzy, arcade, and more. Prizes will be given out to the winning teams of various competitions. We’ll also be working on two service projects.

Registration for faculty, staff and students is now available for the 2012 BYU Women’s Conference Thursday and Friday, April 26-27. The price for all current BYU ID card holders is $17 for the full conference or $10 for either Thursday or Friday. Registration may be completed online at ce.byu.edu/cw/womensconference/registration_e.cfm, by phone at (801) 422-8925 or by  visiting the Harman Continuing Education Building lobby registration window Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auditions for the 2012 BYU Color Guard will be held on April 6, 2012 in the Cougar Marching Band Hall at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The auditions will begin at 4pm and run till about 9pm.

As part of Comms week, the Department of Communications is holding a
video contest! Here’s the concept: What would (insert famous person’s
name here) be like as a Communications major? Create a 20-40 second
video to show off your idea. The winner of this contest will get to choose from one of three Adobe
Creative Suites:
–       Design Premium
–       Web Premium
–       Production Premium
Any BYU student can enter. Final submissions are due March 27th at midnight. The winner will be
announced March 30th at noon in the atrium of the BRMB. Upload a video to YouTube and send the
link in an email to . Applicants should include
their name, year in school and major. Evaluation criteria will be
based on the reach of each video, content and creativity. For more information, visit http://commsvideocontest.blogspot.com/.

Choose To Give has officially moved their campaign from the third week in March to Sept. 24-29.  This is a big deal for BYU, and could potentially affect future scholarship recipients.  For 11 years, Choose To Give has always been in March.

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