The 82nd Campus Education Week is in progress this week on the BYU campus in Provo.
The theme for the week is “Finding ‘Wisdom and Great Treasures of Knowledge.’” Neil Carlile, the director of Campus Education Week, said, “The theme was selected to emphasize the importance of education and life-long learning. No matter what our age, each day seems to bring new challenges that almost demand that we keep learning. If we take advantage of opportunities to learn, then we are much more likely to have the wisdom and knowledge that will help keep our lives vibrant and rewarding.”
The program will feature 191 faculty who will present nearly 1,000 classes on family and marriage relations, education, finance, religion, self-improvement, and scores of other topics, as well as classes for youth.
Elder Lance B. Wickman, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the LDS Church and General Counsel, will be the general session devotional speaker Tuesday, August 17, at 11:10 a.m. in the Marriott Center. The devotional is open to the general public.
In addition to the classes, three performances will be held in the Harris Fine Arts Center on the evenings of August 17-20. The performances are “Oklahoma!”, produced by SCERA, “The Music and Comedy of Lee Fugal” and “The Inspirational Music Showcase” featuring 11 well-known LDS artists.
A youth dance, for registered Education Week students, will also be held at the LaVell Edwards Stadium south concourse Aug. 19, from 8 to 11 p.m.
The program annually draws a total of 22,000 participants from all 50 of the United States and from more than 12 other countries.
To extend the educational resources of BYU and the Church Educational System, 12 presentations will be broadcast over the Church satellite system and BYU television to the United States and Canada September 14-17. The broadcasts will also be carried on KBYU-TV, BYU Radio, and will be audio and video streamed. Eight presentation will also be broadcast over Church satellite to Mexico, Central America, and South America, Asia and the Pacific September 11 and 18. The time delay in broadcasting the presentations will allow for enhanced language translation.
For a schedule of classes, performances, events, broadcast, and registration information, visit the Web at http://educationweek.byu.edu, or call 801-422-2087.