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Brigham Young University-Idaho will host its annual Education Week from Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3. Approximately 80 teachers have been selected from among BYU-Idaho faculty, local leaders and former General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, temple and mission presidents, and civic leaders. Teachers will address a variety of religious and other topics.
"We're excited to invite the campus and the community to Education Week this year," said Brett Sampson, marketing coordinator for BYU-Idaho University Services. "We have so many great teachers and such a spectrum of topics and activities offered. Whether you come on your own, with friends, or with your family, everyone will find plenty of opportunities to feel edified by this experience."
New to Education Week this year are options for youth and children to participate through age-specific classes and activities. Classes taught by experienced, dynamic teachers will be specifically geared towards topics relating to youth ages 12-13 and 14-18. BYU-Idaho students who have been trained to facilitate classroom activities for children will provide learning experiences for kids ages 6-8 and 9-11.
Also included in the Education Week schedule are devotional addresses by Elder Kim B. Clark, a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy and president of BYU-Idaho, and Elder Marlin K. Jensen, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and former Church Historian.
Education Week is again partnering with BYU-Idaho's Center Stage performing arts series to provide a concert during the program. This year, the Nashville Tribute Band will perform on Friday.
Registration for Education Week is now open. Enrollment fees are $15 for BYU-Idaho students, $25 for members of the general public, and $75 for families. Webcast viewers can participate at no charge.
More information about Education Week, including course schedules, how to register, and lodging options in Rexburg, is available online at http://www.byui.edu/education-week.