Steven B. Sample, president of the University of Southern California, will deliver the keynote address at the fifth Annual YMCA Nestingen Symposium on Oct. 18. His address, "The Death of Scientific Determinism," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Latzer Hall of the University YMCA. The Edward L. Nestingen Symposium series was begun in 1991 by the YMCA to honor and expand the work of its retired program director, Ed Nestingen. Nestingen, who had retired from full-time work in l978 and from his part-time Bailey Scholarship work in l991, had served in program leadership since 1959. During that time, he had initiated or strengthened many programs and been a personal influence on the education and vocation of many students, including some now very prominent alums of the UI. Sample graduated with degrees in electrical engineering from UI in 1962, 1963 and 1965. In 1980 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Electrical Engineering Alumni Association and in 1994 received one of three Alumni Achievement Awards from the UI Alumni Association. As an undergraduate, Sample was a member of the University YMCA's Student Cabinet, for which he led a program of Student Forums on significant issues. He also gave upperclass leadership to the Freshman Conference program of the YMCA. After teaching at Purdue, Sample became executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska in 1974 and then president of the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982. He has been at USC since early 1991, where he continues to teach an interdisciplinary course as well as provide overall institutional leadership. Speaking in response to Sample's address will be graduate student Steve Frankel, doctoral candidate in plant biology, who is active in YMCA program leadership as well as its Board of Governors, and Kenneth E. Andersen, professor emeritus of speech communication, who long has been active on the YMCA board and its Friday Forum committee. A reception for Sample and all participants will be held following the talk in the YMCA's Murphy Lounge.