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Mrs. Claus Boutique Sale

13 Nov

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Please come with your friends and you cash to this handmade boutique sale. All items are handmade by spouses of the BYU MBA students and the BYU LAW students.

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BYU Writing Workshops

9 May

BYU host a number of Writing Camps during the summer. If you or someone you know is a young, aspiring writer, check out these fantastic classes:

On Your Mark, Get  Set, Write!

June 10-14, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

A weeklong writing workshop for students who are entering grades 11 or 12.

Are you a sports fan? Capture your love of sports in the way you write. Our writing coaches will teach you skills for writing sports–related fiction and nonfiction. You’ll also learn how to use writing to connect with athletes, better understand sports psychology, and illustrate the intensity of the game to your audience. Keep your writing at the top of its game!

Tuition: $160, Tuition includes: five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, T–shirt and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/onyourmark.php

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June 10-14, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Price: See below

This camp is specifically designed  for youth entering 8th-12th grade.

<p>What is HTML? It’s a special language we use to tell computers how to build web pages. Teens will have a chance to take a look at the language of websites and learn how to remix HTML tags to reinvent and make pages of their own. Activities include a mix of programming in the lab and outdoor activities. By the end of camp students will have the tools to build a website and can share it with their friends.</p>

Cost: $200
Tuition includes: five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, T–shirt and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/hackasaurus.php

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Write Time, Write Now!

June 10-14, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-2:00pm
Price: See below

A weeklong writing workshop for students who are entering grades 5–6.

Do you ever wonder how authors come up with their ideas? It turns out your ideas, questions and experiences can be close to theirs. At this camp you’ll learn how to find the sources to inspire your writing. Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, will be our “mentor” during this week of writing. Her life experiences, personal questions and passionate interests inspired her writing–and you’ll learn how to find your inspiration. The time to write is now!

Cost: $170
Tuition includes: five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, A Wrinkle in Time book, ticket to attend the “A Wrinkle in Time” production at BYU, T–shirt and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/writeTime.php

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Creative Writing

June 10-21, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

A 2-week long writing workshop for students who are entering 10th-12th grade.

Master the craft of writing by opening up your writer’s toolbox this summer. This camp for older teens will teach you the skills you need to become a better creative writer of poetry, essays, blogs, memoirs and short stories. You’ll learn how to build ideas and characters, write dialogue, revise and edit your work, and get your writing published.

Tuition: $245
Tuition Includes: 10 days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, book by guest author, t-shirt, snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/creative.php

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Nature of Writing (morning and afternoon sessions)

June 17-21, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Price: See below

A weeklong writing workshop for students who are entering grades 3–4.

Morning

What happens when young writers use the great outdoors for inspiration? Explore the BYU campus as we discover the sights, smells and sounds of summer! Combining the elements of art and writing, students will create a memorable masterpiece. This camp is for those who like to feel the sun on their face and grass under their feet!

Afternoon

This is a continuation of the Nature of Writing morning session. Students will delve further into the world of nature as they focus on either their morning experiences or other student interests. The world of writing combined with the natural elements awaits!

Cost: $160 morning or afternoon only/$225 full day
Tuition includes: five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, printed anthology, T–shirt and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/nature.php

 

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I Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

June 17-28, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-4:00pm
Price: See below

A weeklong writing workshop for students who are entering grades 9–12.

The route to becoming a successful author isn’t the same for everyone. Come learn about the different paths you can take on your writing journey. Spend the mornings observing professional writers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, comedy writing, screenplay writing, etc. In the afternoons you’ll have guided writing time to get the creative juices flowing as you dive into the different genres. Please note: this experience is not only for students who wish to write professionally.

Cost: $375
Tuition includes: 10 days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, guest author visit, T–shirt and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/wanttobe.php

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Writer in You, Part I & II

June 17-21 and 24-28, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

A weeklong writing workshop for students who are entering grades 7–9.

Self–discovery can take your writing to a whole new level. This camp for teenage writers will help you find which types of writing you most enjoy and what techniques to use to improve your writing. You’ll enjoy a walk–and–write, a seminar with a guest author, interacting with fellow writers, and daily personal writing time. If you love to write, this is your camp.

Cost: $160 / $245 for both weeks
Tuition includes: five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, guest author visit, T–shirt, snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/exploring.php

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Graphic Novels and Comics

July 8-12, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

A weeklong writing workshop for students who are entering grades 3–4.

KAPOW! BAM! Want to write a graphic novel? Create a world where super heroes and villains reign. As we help you focus on character development and storytelling you will create five pages of a graphic novel or comic book. You’ll meet other students who share your interests and help each other improve your technique. Best of all, professional writers and illustrators will join us throughout the week to give their insights and expertise.

Cost: $220
Tuition includes: five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, guest author visits, guest author book, gallery show at end of camp, T–shirt, and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/comics.php

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Write Before Your Eyes: Writing Flash Fiction

July 15-19, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

This workshop is designed for youth entering grades 9-12.

A picture is worth a thousand words. In flash fiction a thousand words is all you have. Learn how to write vibrant, convincing, and concise stories. Read examples of flash fiction, and tap your creativity through free–writing exercises. You’ll also learn professional photography techniques. At the end of the camp your photo/flash fiction masterpiece will go into the group anthology—and your flash fiction story will be submitted to the website “365 Tomorrows” for possible publication.

Cost: $160

Tuition includes five days of instruction, writing and classroom materials, t-shirt, and snacks.

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/writing/flashFiction.php

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Exploring Art Through Writing

August 5-9, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

This camp is specifically designed  for youth entering 5th– 9th grade.

Discover art in ways you never have before! We will delve into exciting natural and man-made art forms during this camp. Using writing and basic sketching as a method of discovery, students will explore the nature, history, and beauty of traditional and modern art. Supplies and daily snacks are included in the registration fee. Come and enjoy the last days of summer while warming up your brain for the first days of school!

 

Tuition: $89

 

 

Utah Archaeology Week at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures

2 May

Archaeology Week Block Party

Day: Saturday, May 11

Time: 11am to 3pm

The Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Cultures will celebrate Utah Archaeology Week May 4-11 with its annual block party Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

This year’s block party is themed “Utah’s Heritage: Rich and Alive,” and families and students are invited to the museum to enjoy educational activities, entertainment and tasty treats. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 100 E. 700 N. in Provo.

“This is the museum’s largest single event of the year,” said Kari Nelson, curator of education. “It’s always a fun day to welcome the public and share our excitement for learning about the past.”

The street in front of the museum will be closed off to make room for the celebration. The public will have the chance to learn about local archaeology through performances, interactive games and activities, and demonstrations from experts. Students and professional archaeologists will be on hand to share artifacts and stories from recent excavations in Utah Valley.

The museum regularly hosts events to serve the academic mission of BYU and to care for anthropological, archaeological and ethnographic collections in the university’s custody. Educating visitors through entertaining events allows the museum to branch out in creative ways to benefit the BYU and local communities.

For more information, visit mpc.byu.edu or www.facebook.com/byu.mpc.

Sci-Fi and Fantasty Writing Camp

28 Mar

April 1 – 5, 2013
Brigham Young Conference Center
Conference Center, Provo, UT 84602
801-422-8925
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-12:30pm
Price: See below

This camp is specially designed for young science fiction or fantasy writers.

Do you imagine knights and dragons, spaceships and far-off planets, the apocalypse, ghosts, or strange islands with magical properties? Get ready to invent a completely new world populated with creatures from your imagination! In this camp you’ll learn from science fiction and fantasy authors who’ve been successful in creating their own unique universes through writing. You’ll choose two sci-fi/fantasy books to read, and then analyze the techniques and style authors used to develop imaginary worlds, events and characters.

$160,Tuition includes: Five days of instruction, writing, and classroom materials, snacks, a publishing party, and much, much, more!

Provo City Easter Egg Hunt

28 Mar

March 30, 2013
Robin Track (Helaman Fields)
1600 N Canyon Road, Provo, UT 84602
801-850-6600
Hours of Operation: See below
Price: Free

Provo City Parks and Recreation Department will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children.
Activities from 9:30am-10:30am will include: the Easter bunny, giant inflatables, a bunny ear craft, a candy necklace craft, Cosmo, and more!  Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10:30am for ages under 10 years old.  Anyone is welcome to attend the event of course.
(Parking: South and West lots of LaVell Edwards Stadium.)

2013 BYU Easter Conference

28 Mar

BYU to host Easter Conference March 29 in JSB auditorium

The 2013 Brigham Young University Easter Conference will begin Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium on the south end of the BYU campus.

Admission is free, and free parking is available in Y parking lots after 4 p.m. and in the visitor parking lots.

Elder John M. Madsen, an emeritus member of the Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the keynote speaker. Also speaking will be Brent L. Top and Brad Wilcox, professors at BYU and former mission presidents for the Church. Both are popular speakers, and both have authored books about the Savior.

The conference topic will be the Savior, His life, His mission, the Atonement and His influence in our lives today.

“Attending the BYU Easter Conference is an ideal way to prepare for and to celebrate the Easter season,” said Brent Nordgren, production supervisor for the BYU Religious Studies Center.”We invite you to bring your family, a date, a friend or your LDS ward.”

A book, “With Healing in His Wings,” has been published that includes the presentation from this year’s and last year’s conferences.

For more information, contact Brent Nordgren at 801-422-3293.

U.S. DanceSport Championships at BYU

20 Feb

March 6 – 9, 2013
Days of the Week: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
BYU Marriott Center
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84604
800-322-2981
Time: 8:00am-11:00pm
Price: $12-$16 Adult, $9-$12 Child

Hundreds of ballroom dancers of all ages will sweep into Provo to compete as Brigham Young University again hosts the United States National Amateur DanceSport Championship.
The Amateur Dancesport Championships is a great opportunity for both students and non-students to compete in a friendly atmosphere. Brigham Young University has fostered the growth of Ballroom Dance in the local area. Spectators and competitors alike will enjoy this event which is known for its large number of entries and fast-paced approach. Offering Pre-teen, Junior and Youth events, as well as full amateur competitions, the Brigham Young University Dancesport Championships is a must for people who enjoy the sport of competitive ballroom dance.
This is among the largest amateur ballroom dance events in the country, with over 12,000 spectators. Dancers from kindergarten age on up are invited to participate. The championship is divided into six categories, with national amateur titles awarded in Latin, standard, smooth, rhythm, cabaret and formation in all age groups.
Single-day tickets range in price from $9-$16. Three-day ticket packages are $37 for Adults and $27 Child. Tickets can be purchased online at www.byutickets.com, by phone at (801) 422-BYU1 or (800) 322-BYU1, or in person at the Marriott Center ticket office.