Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

September 12, 2007

President of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to Present Sept. 26 Lecture at Whitworth

Who: Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

What: Constitution Day Lecture, "The First Amendment, the Private Campus and You"

When: Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

Where: Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-4263.

Greg Lukianoff is a graduate of American University and Stanford Law School, where he specialized in First Amendment and constitutional law. Before he joined the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Lukianoff practiced law in Northern California. He has published articles in The Stanford Technology Law Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Fraternal Law, Inside Higher Ed, The Boston Globe, the New York Post, and numerous other publications. He is also a regular columnist for the Daily Journal of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Lukianoff has been a guest on local and national syndicated radio programs, has represented FIRE on national television shows including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, and Buchanan & Press, and has testified before the U.S. Senate about free-speech issues on America's campuses. For more information about FIRE, visit www.thefire.org.

Constitution Day is a federally recognized national celebration of the signing of the United States' government's founding document. The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, by the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Julie Shanholtzer, Speakers and Artists Series and psychology department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4263 or jshanholtzer@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth University (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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