CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
UI's Johnson addresses area high schoolers April 3 in West Branch
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nicholas Johnson, visiting professor of law at the University
of Iowa and a former member of the Federal Communications Commission, will
present the keynote lecture at the National Issues Forum for eastern Iowa
high school students Thursday, April 3 at the Herbert Hoover Presidential
Library in West Branch.
Johnson, who served on the FCC from 1966 to 1973, will present, "Governing
America: 'What Do You Mean?' and 'How Do You Know?'" at 9:15 a.m. in
the auditorium of the library.
The speech is the kickoff event in the day-long National Issues Forum, co-sponsored
by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency, the Hoover Presidential Library,
and the Kettering Foundation.
A total of 77 students and 15 teachers from nine high schools in eastern
Iowa have been selected to participate in the National Issues Forum. The forums
are educational programs designed to involve students in discussions about
issues and events facing the United States, its government and society.
The topic for the April 3 forum is "Governing America: Our Choices,
Students from the following high schools will be participating: Metro (Cedar
Rapids), Mount Vernon, West Branch, Washington (Cedar Rapids), Lisbon, Anamosa,
Midland (Wyoming), English Valleys, and Kennedy (Cedar Rapids).
The forum convenes at 9 a.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m.
Johnson has taught on the UI law faculty since 1981.