"The Book of Helaman and 3 Nephi 1-8/According to the Word" is the theme for the seventh annual Book of Mormon Symposium at Brigham Young University Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.

Sessions will run concurrently from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 31) and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 1) in many locations on campus.Throughout the symposium, featured speakers from BYU, Ricks College and the Church Education System will present their addresses. Each of the 22 speakers will elaborate on this year's theme. Among the titles are ` "The Sun Stood Still?' Insights from Science and Mormon," "Prophets and Perplexity: The Book of Mormon as a Case Study," "The Lamanites - A More Accurate Image" and "The Restoration of Plain and Precious Parts."

Concluding the symposium, Elder Russell M. Nelson, member of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at an 18-Stake Fireside Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

Sponsored by the BYU Religious Studies Center, the symposium is free and open to the public. For information, call 378-2706.