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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
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
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
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.