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Release: March 16, 2000

Seminar offers tips on recruiting, motivating volunteers

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A seminar with tips on recruiting, training, motivating and rewarding volunteers will be offered Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Michigan Room of the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa. "Working Effectively with Volunteers" is being sponsored by the UI Women's Resource and Action Center.

Karen Ganiard from the Volunteer Action Center will be the presenter. Topics include recruiting, orientation and training, evaluation and termination, as well as motivating and rewarding.

"Working Effectively with Volunteers will be a very practical hands-on learning experience," says Keri Neblett, Social Change Committee Member, "Karen Ganiard has a wealth of experience in working with volunteers and is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with others."

There is a registration fee of $10, but some scholarships are available. To register or for more information, contact Keri Neblett at the Women's Center (319) 335-1486.

 

Professor to discuss 'The Crisis of Bananas, States, Women and Children'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays will present University of Iowa Assistant Professor Michaeline Crichlow speaking on, "The Crisis of Bananas, States, Women and Children," from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 20 in Room 230 of the International Center.

Crichlow teaches in the African-American World Studies Program. Her presentation will focus on the rulings of the World Trade Organization (WTO) against European preferential agreements for the banana-producing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific as well as state divestment and privatization.

The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.

The series is free and open to the public, and includes a free lunch. For more information, call Connie Noren at 335-0345 or Aya Matsushima at 335-0637.

 

Sweatshop issue to be discussed on WSUI/KSUI's 'Athletics at Iowa'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- On Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, the WSUI/ KSUI UI Radio Forum series "Athletics at Iowa," examines the issue of goods carrying the UI trademark that are produced by companies accused of using sweatshop labor.

This week's guest, Mark Abbott, trademark licensing director at the University of Iowa, says the UI needs to take a serious look at these issues. Bonnie Slatton, chair of the UI department of sport, health, leisure and physical studies, talks with Abbott on the program, which airs Saturday, March 18 at 9 p.m., and Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI AM910 and Sunday, March 19 at 5:30pm on KSUI FM 91.7.

The UI tiger hawk logo is a trademark displayed on gear and apparel, and the UI licenses anything that carries the trademark. Companies such as Nike make many of these products, but have recently been accused of employing sweatshop labor.

Last year the UI joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA), which works with companies to monitor company practices. A UI student group is urging the university to withdraw from the FLA and join the Worker's Rights Consortium (WRC). The WRC has no company ties, but is in the early stages of development.