Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
This is the theme scripture for BYU’s 2012 Education Week. One of the purposes of Education Week is to help attendees keep “the law,” of God, expand their vision and grow in happiness.
Education Week classes started Monday and end on Friday. Here are 13 cool facts about the BYU’s 2012 Education Week.
2012 BYU Education Week Facts
Education Week is a community tradition.
Education Week began in 1922.
Education Week offers a lot of classes.
There are over 1,000 educational classes offered throughout the week.
Education Week offers a wide variety of classes.
Class topics include educational, religious, financial, familial and scientific topics, etc. Here’s a glimpse of some Ed Week class titles:
- “DNA and the Book of Mormon,” by John M. Butler.
- “Beginning Investing—A Principles-Based Approach,” by Bryan L. Sudweeks.
- “‘Hidden Treasures’ on Church Websites,” by Ronald J. Schwendiman.
- “Having a Hope in Christ,” by Matthew A. Taylor.
- Here’s the Education Week schedule.
Education Week is open to just about anyone.
Anyone age 14 and older may register and attend Education Week.
Education Week classes are a good length.
Classes usually last about 55 minutes, with 25-minute breaks in between classes.
Education Week classes are offered all day.
Classes start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 9:25 p.m.. Classes end at 4:05 p.m. on Monday to give attendees time to travel home and have Family Home Evening.
Education Week has a message by a General Authority.
On Tuesday, Elder Tad R. Callister spoke at BYU’s campus devotional. Elder Callister spoke about our divine identity and purpose as children of God. Read more about Tad R. Callister’s address.
Education Week hosts a youth dance.
Thursday evening Ed Week will host a youth dance. Youth will be required to wear Sunday-appropriate clothes. Organizers estimate there will be about 2,000 young men and women at the BYU dance.
Education Week offers evening musical concerts.
Tuesday-Friday, starting at 7 p.m. the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) will offer three musical performances:
- One Clear Voice- One Clear Voice is a singing group of four LDS women.
- Vocal Point- Vocal Point competed in NBC’s Sing-off. This nine-man a capella group will perform at 7:30 p.m. in BYU’s De Jong Concert Hall.
- City of Joseph- A Historical Musical of Nauvoo- City of Joseph is a version of the original Nauvoo Pageant. The musical portrays Joseph Smith the prophet establishing Nauvoo, Illinois.
- *Tickets are $12 per person. Tickets may be purchases online at BYU Arts, over the phone or at the HFAC Ticket Office.
Education Week is cheap
It costs only 69$ to attend Education Week classes Monday-Friday, and $59 to attend classes Tuesday-Friday
Education Week can be free.
Volunteers who help Education Week attendees can obtain a free pass to attend classes.
Education Week broadcasts some of its classes online
Watch over 200 recorded Education Week classes from previous years on BYU TV.
Education Week is held around the same time each year.
This year BYU’s Education Week is August 13–17, 2012.
Next year Education Week will be August 19–23, 2013.
“The people who are here want to be here, some coming thousands of miles, so they’re so hungry to learn; it’s a perfect teaching environment.”
Personal Notes: My wife is attending Education Week at BYU right now. She is loving it. She’s taken classes about The Book of Mormon and DNA, optimism and free online resources. I love the idea behind Education Week. If I weren’t busy with work and websites I’d probably attend Education Week. I love to learn. I’m impressed how enthusiastic my wife is to stay on campus all day, even though She’s eight months pregnant.