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U’s “Legacy of Lowell Service Day” Set for Sept. 9th

Sept. 6, 2006 — Former University of Utah administrator Lowell Bennion is remembered for his service to the community-visiting widows, supporting social justice issues, working with students on Saturday morning service projects, gathering and delivering food for the hungry and founding the Bennion Teton Valley Boys Ranch. At the University, Bennion made contributions as the dean of students and as a faculty member in the U’s Department of Sociology-as well as in his role as director of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (LDS) Institute, located adjacent to the U.

The University of Utah’s Lowell Bennion Community Service Center will remember the humanitarian by hosting the third annual “Legacy of Lowell Service Day” on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast, to be held on the west patio of the Union Building, 200 Central Campus Dr. (1595 E.), from 8 until 8:30 a.m. Participants, who are urged to wear working clothes, will then load buses bound for the Utah Food Bank, located at 1025 S. 700 W., where they will sort and package food for distribution to needy individuals along the Wasatch Front.

At 11:30 a.m., volunteers will return to campus via bus for a soup luncheon and brief celebration program in the Crimson View at the Union to honor the legacy of Lowell Bennion. Guest speakers will include Bennion Center student president Becca Wehunt and Ted Wilson, former U of U Hinckley Institute of Politics director and the current director of the U’s Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy Forum. Community service awards honoring the memory of two Bennion Center students are presented to outstanding community volunteers. The Chelsea Hale Creative Community Leadership Award will be presented to Fraser Nelson. The Dan Wendelboe Continuous Community Service Award will be presented to Noella Sudbury.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Alicia Geesman at the Bennion Center at 801-585-0093 or at