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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: george-mccrory@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS NOTES

CAREER PANEL DISCUSSION FEB. 25 -- The Women in Business student organization in the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business will be holding a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 25 concerning career path choices for women in business. The panel includes Donna Sorensen, vice president of Firstar Bank; Ann Rhodes, vice president of university relations at the UI; and Tara Cronbaugh, owner of the Java House and the Iowa City Coffee Co. The discussion is intended to highlight the array of avenues that can be taken to reach success in the business world. The meeting is in the Tenneco Colloquium, S401 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB) at 7 p.m. Feb. 25. For more information, call Women in Business officers Amy Lewis at (319) 337-4439 or Jennifer Cropper at (319) 353-4467, or email them at aclewis@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu and sjcropper@compuserve.com

SMALL BUSINESS GRANT WORKSHOP FEB. 25 -- The UI Small Business Development Center and the UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are sponsoring a workshop on how to earn grants from the federal government's Small Business Innovative Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR / STTR) program Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UI Eckstein Medical Research Building, Seebohm Conference Room, Room 283. A representative of the SBIR / STTR from the National Institute of Health will be available to answer questions and explain the programs. More than $300 million is available through the NIH for the SBIR / STTR program in FY 1999 to fund leading edge research and development. Additional funding is available from nine other federal agencies. Also, participants will hear from three local recipients of SBIR funding. The workshop is open to both UI personnel and small business members in the community. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. To register, call (319) 335-3742 or e-mail UI-SBDC@uiowa.edu. Seating is limited.

2/22/99