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Release: Aug. 31, 2000

NCAA amateurism rules discussed on KSUI/WSUI

The National Collegiate Athletics Association's (NCAA) proposed legislation on amateurism is discussed on this week's UI Radio Forum series "Athletics at Iowa" on WSUI/KSUI. Dr. Christine Grant, director of women's athletics at the University of Iowa, and Lisa Dehon, a consultant with the NCAA, discuss the issue of amateurism.

Both Grant and Dehon are on a subcommittee of the NCAA that is working on legislation that will change the definition of amateur standing. The proposed legislation promises to make competition more fair and equitable for all student-athletes.

In the second of a two-part discussion, Grant and Dehon talk with "Athletics at Iowa" host Bonnie Slatton about how the new rules will affect enrolled student-athletes, especially regarding their relationships with agents.

"Athletics at Iowa" airs this Saturday night, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon,
Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI AM 910, and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. on KSUI FM 91.7.

Women's Center offers free financial counseling for all UI students

The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) will provide a free financial counseling for all UI students through a new program called "Paper or Plastic?" A counselor is available to help students develop workable budgets and money management skills, pay off debts, and regain control of their finances.

"A person's future is not only dependent upon academic success, but also on her or his ability to make good financial decisions now," says Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Center.

The new free financial counseling service for students adds a much-needed component of intervention to the "Paper or Plastic?" program, DiCarlo said. "We knew from the start that the program needed to include more than prevention resources," she noted. The service is available through the generous financial support of the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

Collaborators with the Women's Resource and Action Center in the "Paper or Plastic?" program include: Consumer Credit Counseling Service, the UI Office of Student Financial Aid, Support Service Programs, Residence Life, Women's Athletics, Cashier's Office, Alumni Association, Iowa State University Extension-Johnson County, and the UI Center for Credit Programs.

"We are aware that, for many reasons, women are at particular risk for facing poverty during their lifetimes; that's why we at the Women's Center took the lead on this project. But without our collaborators, it would not have been possible for us to accomplish so much so quickly," says DiCarlo.

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 335-3239.