BYU events Calendar 3/27 – 4/2


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The BYU School of Music will present a devotional assembly at the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m. It will not be broadcast or rebroadcast.

The BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host Pete Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, who will speak on the decline of environmentalism at 2 p.m. in 238 HRCB. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The BYU Department of Geological Sciences will host Kirk Johnson, chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, for its Annual Quey Hebrew Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. in 3108 JKB. His lecture is titled “Digging Snowmastodon: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies” and is a glimpse into his book by the same title that will be available for purchase that evening. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive in the Garden Court of the WSC at noon.

This semester’s final installment of Acoustic Explosion will be at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Come see some of BYU’s local bands perform in an all-acoustic music fest. Demos can be submitted at 3400 WSC or online at .

“Food Security in the 21st Century” will be presented by Catherine Bertini, a professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. The lecture will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in 257 HRCB.

Carol Adelman, director of the Center for Global Philanthropy will lecture at 2 p.m. in room 238 of the HRCB.

Talented songwriters will present at the Songwriter Showcase, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

“France–U.S. Relations,” will be presented by His Excellency François Delattre, French ambassador to the U.S. at 12 p.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Philip Egger, Diplomat in Residence for the Southwest region, will address students on how to prepare for the Foreign Service Oral Exam as well as answer related questions. It will be in 238 HRCB at 4 p.m.


There will be a Red Cross blood drive in the Garden Court of the WSC at noon.

Join in a combined event with UVU at Provo Beach Resort from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are only $5, for a $50+ value. It will be a great way to socialize and meet new people. 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. There will also be two service projects.

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

Hey music lovers! There is a free music concert at Legends Grille from 6-8 p.m. There will be performances of original songs by members of Footlights@BYU, the campus’ original songwriting and performance club, and it’s free. Come listen to some great music, show your support, and find out how you can get involved.

The International Folk Dance Ensemble Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. The International Folk Dance Ensemble is an emissary of the United States representing American dance tradition. They have performed at many of the prestigious folk dance festivals, and their repertoire includes more than 30 cultural representations. Tickets for this event will be available online at the Covey Center box office at or by calling 801-852-7007.


There is a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Garden Court of the WSC.

Senior engineering and technology students will demonstrate their completed projects for sponsoring companies such as BD Medical, Hewlett-Packard, John Deere, Union Pacific and others at the Mechanical Engineering Capstone Fair. Students will present their final projects from 9-11:30 a.m. in 3211, 3223, 3228, 3250 and 3380 WSC. The projects will then be on display from 1-3 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom.

BYU students will compete for $100,000 in funding to help launch their business at the final event in the BYU Business Plan Competition. Divine Comedy will provide the entertainment. The event is free, but students need to register for their free tickets at BPC.BYU.EDU. The event is sponsored by the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. It will be at 4 p.m. in the JSB auditorium.

Jean Applonie will direct the Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.


There is a premarital education workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. in WSC 5519.


Project Youth brings about 1,100 5th and 6th graders from Title I schools to campus to get excited about attending college.  About 200 BYU student volunteers are needed to guide them around campus.  Professor volunteers are also needed to teach mini classes. To volunteer email: .

Beginning Monday, March 26, work crews will close the western pedestrian bridge crossing Campus Drive south of the Marriott Center several times over the next two weeks to wash and paint it. Closures will be intermittent because of the nature of the work and will be effective only during working hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). On Tuesdays the bridge will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to accommodate devotionals and forums.

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

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 27 at midnight. The winner will be announced March 30 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

The Commit to Virtue 5K event is a race to raise awareness on pornography prevention and promote virtue. Want to get involved? Then head down to the Smith Fieldhouse Quad at 9 a.m. on April 7. Registration is $14 in advance or $17 day of. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners of each division. Guest organizations will have educational booths set up. There will be food, live music and a free T-shirt. Come show your commitment to virtue and join the race to support pornography prevention.

Spring Block Party is almost here. Bring your blankets and your friends to Helaman Field at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. There will be free food, including J-Dawgs, for the first 500 people, pick-up games with student athletes and a showing of “Megamind” later in the evening.

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