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Rod Decker to Speak About Utah Politics at Friends of the Library Lecture

Monday, Nov. 04, 2019

Rod Decker

Rod Decker will speak about Utah's political shift that occurred during the 1970s at the Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library Fall Lecture.

Retired journalist and published author Rod Decker is the keynote speaker for the Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library Fall Lecture Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Decker will speak about Utah’s political shift that occurred during the 1970s in room 101.

“For our biannual lectures, the Friends look for an engaging speaker who can present a topic of interest to our members and the public,” Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library President Joseph Anderson said. “Like his trademark style, I'm sure his talk will be informative and entertaining.”’

Decker argues that Utah’s political atmosphere saw a major shift in the mid-1970s after the sexual revolution in which Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members began to vote more conservatively to protect the traditional family. He will cover this shift and more in his lecture.

“Mr. Decker has recently published a book on Utah politics after a long career in journalism,” Anderson said. “Everyone should take this opportunity to visit the wonderful Merrill-Cazier Library at USU and hear from a legend of Utah broadcasting.”


  • - Kellianne Gammill, Public Relations Specialist, University Libraries, (435) 797-0555

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