Education week scheduled for Aug. 15-19

Campus Education Week will be held at the BYU Provo campus on Aug. 15-19. Now in its 83rd year, the program is one of the largest adult education events in the United States. Last year it attracted participants from 49 of the United States and 11 other countries.

This year's program will feature 225 faculty members, more than 1,100 classes, special evening performances, a youth dance, and other activities. A wide variety of topics will be addressed, including: family and marriage, health and fitness, finance, religious education, self-improvement, science, youth interests, and other subjects.

The program theme is The Prophet Joseph Smith — "Whom I Did Call upon . . . to Bring Forth My Work (Doctrine and Covenants 136:37)." In this year of special remembrance, nearly 100 presentations will focus on the life and contributions of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Bishop Richard C. Edgley, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, will give the Campus Education Week devotional address entitled, "Joseph Smith the Prophet," on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The devotional is open to the general public.

Additionally, to extend the educational resources of BYU and the Church Educational System, 12 presentations will be broadcast over the Church satellite system and BYU Television to the United States and Canada on September 13—16. Eight presentations will also be broadcast over Church satellite to Europe and South Africa, Mexico, Central America, South America, Asia and the Pacific on Sept. 10 and 17. The potential combined viewing audience of the broadcast exceeds 34 million homes.