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Release: Feb. 17, 2000

Hungarian visiting scholar to present lecture Feb. 25th

Eniko Bollobas, associate professor and chair of the American Studies department at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, will present a lecture entitled, "Representation vs. experimentation? The example of Robert Duncan's transgendered textuality." on Friday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. in Room 204 Jefferson Building on the University of Iowa campus.

Bollobas is visiting the UI for six weeks, Jan. 15-Feb. 27, as a returning distinguished international scholar of the International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS), which is a UI program that seeks to promote scholarship by non-U.S. scholars working on social and cultural issues shaping or affecting the U.S. While at the UI she is teaching a course for undergraduates and graduate students that examines U.S. literary and critical works side by side with comparable non-U.S. texts. For more information, contact Lois Gray, International Programs, at (319) 335-2026 or lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Women's Center offers training for board members of non-profit organizations

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Are you a new board member trying to understand your responsibilities? Are you a board president or executive director trying to design a board member orientation? Have you been a board member for a while but need more clarity on how to do your job? "Effective Board Leadership: Managing for Non-Profit Excellence," the upcoming seminar in the Women's Resource & Action Center's ongoing Social Change Training series will help you build and enhance skills to guide your organization toward the best possible governance.

The seminar, to be held on Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Lucas Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union, will focus on skills and responsibilities of board members in non-profit organizations. A $50 seminar fee includes lunch; some scholarships are available. Workshop topics will include financial management for board members, managing an executive director, fundraising for board members, building effective boards, and tips for planning and facilitating effective meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these skills.

"The Social Change Training Program is designed to teach practical skills to use in progressive social change work," says Women's Center Director Monique DiCarlo. "This seminar focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills that are needed for leadership positions in non-profit organizations. We're particularly hoping women and members of other historically oppressed groups, who are all too often left out of these critical roles, will attend."

Seminar trainers possess a broad range of skills and experience of remarkable depth and scope. Willard "Sandy" Boyd, UI professor of law, and president emeritus of both the University of Iowa and the Field Museum in Chicago; Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Resource & Action Center and an adjunct faculty member in the UI School of Social Work; Regenia Bailey, executive director of the Iowa Women's Foundation; Karen Kubby, executive director of the Emma Goldman Clinic; and Jenny Van Der Weide, a community volunteer and board member, and finance director of a local non-profit social service agency, will conduct the workshop sessions.

The seminar is sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and co-sponsored by the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic, Rape Victim Advocacy Program, Iowa Shares, Emma Goldman Clinic, Iowa City Crisis Center, Iowa Women's Foundation, Iowa Citizens Action Network Education Foundation, City of Iowa City, and the Greater Iowa City Housing Fellowship.

To register for the seminar, request child care or an accommodation to attend, or for more information please contact Women's Resource and Action Center, at (319) 335-1486 or monique-dicarlo@uiowa.edu