Documentary Free Screening


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Date & Time
Wed, 16 Sep 20–Sat, 26 Sep 20
Online

The Ballard Center for Social Impact is hosting a free online screening of The S Word, an award-winning documentary that deconstructs the stigma around suicide.
BYU students and employees can RSVP to watch here. As an added benefit, every BYU student who registers to watch this film results in the Cook Center for Human Connection donating $2 to Hope4Utah, a youth suicide prevention program. Watch party questions will be provided to all who register for the film.
 


Liberal Arts in Tech


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Date & Time
Tuesday, 22, Sep 2:00 PM
Online

Interested in a career in tech, but not a computer science major? There are lots of opportunities in the tech world with a liberal arts degree. Hear from Qualtrics Learning & Development lead, along with a panel of current Qualtrics employees who studied the liberal arts, about how they've paved their way and you can too! Register here.


Plagues and Pandemics in Europe


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Date & Time
Tuesday, 22, Sep 4:00 PM
Zoom online

Gain some perspective as we hear from BYU faculty about how European artists, filmmakers, and writers have responded to plagues and pandemics of the past. Come listen to what texts such as Homer's The Iliad, Grünewald's Isenheim Altarpiece, or Bergman's The Seventh Seal have to teach us about living and learning in such times. Register here.


National Parks Diplomacy


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Date & Time
Tuesday, 22, Sep 7:00 PM
Online

While most people are familiar with famous parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite, the vast majority are not aware that the National Park Service (NPS) is composed of 419 sites throughout the United States and five of its territories. Often billed as "America's Best Idea," our national parks also tell America's story. In doing so, several sites have helped to enable diplomatic successes or had otherwise direct connections to diplomacy. The NPS has also served as an inspiration to other countries and their park systems. Christine Dal Bello, a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State and voice of the podcast Expedition National Parks, will speak to the NPS's mission to preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations, highlight several NPS sites with connections to diplomacy, and provide information on ways to more effectively engage with NPS parks and other resources, especially during this time of physical distancing. To learn more, visit the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy or register for this event here.  


Losers: How What Happens When You Lose Determines the Quality of Democratic Politics


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 23, Sep 12:00 PM
Zoom online

Successful democracy requires a strong set of candidates who are willing to compete in elections. Since most candidates will lose in elections, democratic politics must provide positive incentives for candidates who know that they might lose. These include institutions that protect all candidates, independent arbiters of elections, and affordable campaigns covered by a fair-minded press. The most successful democracies can best be measured not by what happens to the winners but by the quality of the electoral experience for those who lose. Quinn Mecham is an Associate Professor of Political Science at BYU and the Coordinator of the Middle East Studies/Arabic program in the Kennedy Center. Register to attend this event here.


Washington Seminar


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Date & Time
Wednesday, 23, Sep 4:30 PM
Zoom online

Learn about internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Seminar program. During this info session, students will learn how to secure an internship, what housing options are available in Washington, D.C., grant funding possibilities, and coursework options. For more details, visit washingtonseminar.byu.edu. All majors are welcome to apply. Join the info session via Zoom here.


Scholarship Info Session


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Date & Time
Thursday, 24, Sep 11:00 AM
Zoom online

Come learn about the application process for several of the scholarships listed here. The same information is shared each Thursday, so if you miss coming one week, join us the following Thursday. Be sure to share this information with everyone you know who may be interested! To join the info session, click here.
Meeting ID: 885 7639 7316
Passcode: 8yJgAV



Washington Seminar


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Date & Time
Thursday, 24, Sep 11:00 AM
Zoom online

Learn about internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. through the Washington Seminar program. During this info session, students will learn how to secure an internship, what housing options are available in Washington, D.C., grant funding possibilities, and coursework options. For more details, visit washingtonseminar.byu.edu. All majors are welcome to apply. Join the info session via Zoom here.


Ballard Brief Summit


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Date & Time
Thursday, 24, Sep 6:00 PM
Zoom online

David Williams, former President of Habitat for Humanity and Vice President of Make A Wish America, joins student researchers at the Ballard Brief Summit to teach attendees how research can make a difference. Come learn about some of the world’s most pressing social problems. RSVP required for this Zoom event. RSVP here.
 



Cherokee Women Trailblazers in the Early 20th Century


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Date & Time
Friday, 25, Sep 12:00 PM
Zoom online

Dr. Farina King will discuss the experiences and efforts of Native American women, particularly Cherokee alumnae of the Cherokee National Female Seminary (now present-day Northeastern State University), who emerged as public intellectuals in the early twentieth century. She traces the stories and lives of Indigenous women such as Rachel Caroline Eaton and Isabelle Cobb who supported and advocated for human and civil rights for their peoples in the era of women's suffrage movements leading to the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. She also emphasizes the intergenerational and ongoing struggles for Native Americans' civil and voting rights in the United States, as part of sovereign Indigenous nations, especially from Indigenous women's perspectives. Farina King is a Diné historian and assistant professor of history and affiliate of the Cherokee and Indigenous Studies Department at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She is the author of The Earth Memory Compass: Diné Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century (2018). She focuses on Native American and Indigenous experiences in boarding schools during the twentieth century. Learn more about her work at farinaking.com Watch via Zoom here. Meeting ID: 934 0773 9651


Essay Competition


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Date & Time
Monday, 28, Sep 5:00 PM
Online

In conjunction with the 15th annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism, undergraduate and graduate students in Utah are invited to submit an original, 1,000-word essay on the meaning of this quote by Thomas Jefferson for our democracy today: “The only security of all is in a free press.” The winning Utah college/university essay will receive a cash prize of $4,000.00. Deadline for entries is Monday, 28 September 2020. For more information on this competition, read this pdf, visit this website, or call (801) 328-8899.  


Scholarship Info Session


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Date & Time
Thursday, 1, Oct 11:00 AM
Zoom online

Come learn about the application process for several of the scholarships listed here. The same information is shared each Thursday, so if you miss coming one week, join us the following Thursday. Be sure to share this information with everyone you know who may be interested! To join the info session, click here.
Meeting ID: 885 7639 7316
Passcode: 8yJgAV