Brigham Young University President Rex E. Lee will deliver the 24th annual William O. Douglas Lecture at the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Wash., on Friday, April 21.
Named for the U.S. Supreme Court justice who initiated it in 1972, the lecture series traditionally focuses on First Amendment issues. Four U.S. Supreme Court justices and other prominent jurists and scholars have delivered the lecture in past years.
Prior to becoming BYU president in 1989, Lee was a partner in the law firm of Sidley & Austin and served as U.S. solicitor general from 1981 to 1985. He was the founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU from 1971 to 1975.
A 1960 graduate of BYU, Lee has a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and holds five honorary law degrees.
University of Utah
The Residence Halls Student Association at the U. is hosting a fund-raiser with the theme "Moon Over Monte Carlo: An Elegant Evening of Shimmering Shows & Casinos" to support Utahns Against Hunger.
The public event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Union Ballroom. Tickets are $12 per person in advance or $13 at the door and are available at the Union front desk, Ballif Hall front desk and the office of residential living in Van Cott Hall.
Granite School District
The eighth annual Excel Educator Awards Banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Marriott Hotel Grant Ballroom, 75 S. West Temple.
Sponsored by the Granite Education Foundation and local businesses, the event recognizes special achievements by educators.
Utah Symphony musicians have established the Utah Symphony Musicians' Scholarship fund in the Jordan School District.
The money will provide music scholarships, instruments and tuition for the district's extracurricular instrumental music program for elementary students. The musicians have $1,620 in the fund.
University of Utah
U.S. News & World Report's sixth annual guide to "America's Best Graduate Schools" ranked the U.'s College of Engineering 50th among the nation's 219 accredited engineering schools.
The U. and Colorado State University were the only schools in the Rocky Mountain region to be named in the magazine's two highest tiers.
The U. was cited for attracting $26 million in research funding and for having the nation's third lowest doctoral student to faculty ratio.
Dixie State College
Dixie's forensics squad finished second overall in the regional forensics tournament at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.
In addition to the second place overall award, Dixie earned seven gold awards, two silver awards and seven bronze awards, with every member of the squad winning an event.
Don Hinton, one of Dixie's forensics coaches, said the school will now selected students from the squad to participate in April's national forensics competition in San Francisco.
The Utah Humanities Council has awarded a grant to Westminster's English department to help fund two lectures on art, literature and politics.
In October 1995, poet Adrienne Rich will lecture on "Poetry and Politics." In November, David Lehman, author and series editor of "Best American Poetry," will lecture on "Must the Avant-Garde be Political?"
Both lectures will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact project director Susan E. Gunter, 488-4185.