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'Non-traditional' occupations are focus of UI radio program airing July 18-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ The director of a University of Iowa program that helps women find jobs in traditionally male-dominated occupations will be one of three guests on the "Women at Iowa" Radio Forum series aired on radio station WSUI-AM910 at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18 and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19 and on station KSUI-FM91.7 at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

Nancy Noyer, director of the UI Pre-Vocational Training Program, will be joined by Sgt. Mary Jo Lessmeier, a detective with the UI department of public safety, and Stephanie Miller-Lamb, stage manager for Hancher Auditorium.

They will talk with host Deone Pedersen about their jobs and the concerns and issues they face as women working in non-traditional fields. Pedersen chairs the University Council on the Status of Women.

The UI Radio Forum's Women at Iowa program is designed to broaden the awareness of issues and events significant to women at the UI and the community as whole.

Several women's organizations helped create the program.

7/17/98