July 17, 2017
Writer: Brett Crandall
Brigham Young University-Idaho will hold its annual Education Week this year from Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29.
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. Due to high interest and demand, the Youth Program has filled all available spots. Parents are also welcome to bring children five and under to class with them.
This year's guest speakers include author Gerald N. Lund, Student Life Vice President Amy LaBaugh, Department of Religious Education faculty member Curtis Castillow, and author and speaker Mary Ellen Edmunds.
This year's Center Stage concerts include performances by tenor group Ultimi, who will perform a program of popular operatic, inspirational, and Broadway music on Thursday night. On Friday night, Mercy River, a vocal group made up of Whitney Permann, Brooke Stone, and Soni Muller, will perform. 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 http://www.byui.edu/education-week-2017.