Renowned Explorer, Author to Speak about Arctic

February 15, 2007

OGDEN, Utah – Jonathan Waterman, a renowned explorer and author, will present a visual lecture about his journeys, including a recent trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Weber State University.

Waterman, an explorer known for his northern hemisphere excursions, has authored nine books and twice won the Banff International Book Festival Best Adventure Travel award. He has been presented with a National Park Service Special Achievement Award, as well as the American Alpine Club’s Literary Award. His documentary films have aired on PBS, ESPN and the Outdoor Life Network.

Waterman’s presentation, "The State of the Arctic," which will be held in the Lindquist Lecture Hall of the Kimball Visual Arts Center on WSU’s Ogden campus, is free to the public and will feature a sneak preview of his upcoming made-for-TV film, as well as a book signing.

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ATTENTION REPORTERS & EDITORS: If you are interested in covering this event, please contact the office of Media Relations at 626-7948 or Student Involvement and Leadership at 626-6349 at least 24 hours before the event so we can reserve a seat for you and/or for a photographer. Thank you for your continuing coverage of WSU.

Contact:

Kathryn Lindquist, WSU trustee
(801) 583-0830 • kathrynlindquist@msn.com

Jose Gomez, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership
(801) 626-6349 • jgomez@weber.edu

Author:
Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

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