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February 28, 2005

Author, actor, lawyer, humorist Ben Stein to lecture at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ben Stein, whose multi-faceted career has included stints as an author, actor, lawyer, and humorist, will lecture at Birmingham-Southern College March 14.

Stein will deliver the 2005 Alex P. Stirling Lecture at 7 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The Stirling Lecture is sponsored annually by the BSC Student Government Association in memory of the Birmingham-Southern student who died of cancer in 1995.

Stein has served as a poverty lawyer in New Haven, Conn., and Washington, D.C. He also has served as trial lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission. As an academician, he has served as adjunct professor at American University, University of California Santa Cruz, and Pepperdine University.

Stein also served as speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He has contributed as a columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and other periodicals. Author of 16 books about ethical and social content of mass culture as well as the ethical and social issues in finance, he may be best known as an actor in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and as host of his own game show, Win Ben Stein's Money.

For more information, call BSC's Office of Student Affairs at 226-4729.

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