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3/2/04

Sculptor and Mathematician Helaman Ferguson To Present at Westminster College

Salt Lake City-March 2, 2004-Sculptor and mathematician Helaman Ferguson will present an illustrated lecture at Westminster College Wednesday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. Ferguson's stone and bronze sculptures, which flawlessly combine flowing organic movement with the precise calculations of mathematics, are located in institutions and collections worldwide. His wife, Claire, who will present with him, has written extensively on Helaman's work, including the award-winning book Helaman Ferguson: Mathematics in Stone and Bronze.

The Fergusons will use slides and video in their presentation to trace Helaman's creations from initial concept, design, and cutting, to final form. Helaman studied painting, sculpture, and mathematics at Hamilton College, and received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Washington at Seattle. He taught mathematics for 17 years at Brigham Young University and was co-discoverer of the first generalized Euclidean algorithm.

The presentation will be in the Gore School of Business Auditorium on the campus of Westminster College, and is open to the public at no charge. A reception will follow in the Gore Atrium. Free parking is available at 1700 South and 1200 East.

Westminster College is the only private, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah and one of the very few in the Intermountain West. The college is small, nondenominational and focused intensively on student learning. It prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.