Education Week at BYU-Idaho

REXBURG, Idaho ­- Brigham Young University-Idaho will hold its annual Education Week this year from Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30.

More than 50 teachers have been selected from among BYU-Idaho faculty, along with others from the local area and surrounding states. Teachers will address a variety of religious and general topics.  

"We're excited to invite everyone to campus for Education Week again this year," said Brett Sampson, director of university public affairs. "We have so many great teachers and such a spectrum of topics and activities this year. Whether you come on your own, with friends, or with your family, you'll find plenty of opportunities to be uplifted and strengthened." 

Children and youth will once again have the opportunity to participate in Education Week through age-specific classes and activities. BYU-Idaho students, who have been trained to facilitate classroom activities for children, will provide learning experiences for ages 6-11, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-17. Parents are also welcome to bring children five and under to class with them.  

Also included in the Education Week schedule are keynote addresses by S. Michael Wilcox, retired institute instructor and author; Jon Linford, BYU-Idaho Online Vice President; Susan Grant, BYU-Idaho Communication Department adjunct faculty; and Chris Williams, author of "Let it Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness." 

Education Week is adding an additional concert this year, as it partners with BYU-Idaho's Center Stage performing arts series. Marvin Goldstein and Vanessa Joy will perform on Thursday, and Hilary Weeks and Nik Day will perform on Friday. The public is invited to these events; however, special ticket discounts are available to Education Week participants.  

Early bird enrollment for Education Week is only $35 per individual, this discounted rate runs through July 21. Children five and under are free.  

More information about Education Week, including the schedule of classes and events, teacher information, and how to register, is available at www.byui.edu/education-week. You can also listen to Sampson's interview regarding Education Week with BYU-Idaho Raido by visiting https://soundcloud.com/byu-idaho-radio/education-week-at-byu-idaho