Richard O. Cowan, professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, will deliver the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in 115 David O. McKay Building.
The lecture is in conjunction with the annual fall meeting of the BYU chapters of Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. The lecture is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served.
Cowan joined the BYU faculty in 1961 and was the BYU Professor of the Year for 1964-65. From 1981-93, he served as chair of an LDS Church committee preparing gospel doctrine lessons.
Cowan has written many articles for LDS Church publications and has authored or co-authored 10 books, including "Temples to Dot the Earth."
He received his doctorate degree at Stanford University in American church history in 1961. In 1959, he was selected as one of four visually impaired students in the nation to receive a special award from President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the White House.
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that recognizes and honors students of good character who have excelled in scholarship. The BYU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1951.
For more information, contact Earlene Durrant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 422-7507.
Writer: Thomas Grover