CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 13, 2001
UI initiates speakers bureau service statewide
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- From border to border, Iowans now
have access to speakers on topics ranging from archeology and conflict management
to womens history by contacting the University of Iowas Speakers
The UI Speakers Bureau links Iowa community groups,
professional organizations, churches, clubs and schools with faculty and staff
experts on a variety of subjects. The service debuts statewide this year,
offering lectures, workshops and general interest discussions on topics representing
virtually all areas of the university. "We want to offer Iowans a quick
and easy way to find speakers for their groups, whether the topic is related
to business development, African art history or water quality," says
Jane Hoshi, an assistant director of University Communications & Outreach
and coordinator of the speakers bureau.
Speakers are provided free of charge to Iowa groups
of 15 or more people. Requests for speakers should be made three to four weeks
in advance of the meeting date. Honorariums are accepted, but not required.
The Speakers Bureau makes it easier for groups to
find a match with their areas of interest. "Group program chairs can
call us, and well take care of the leg work in matching a speaker with
their topic choices," Hoshi says.
Organizations interested in hosting a speaker from
the University of Iowa should contact Jane Hoshi at (319) 384-0017, or via
e-mail at email@example.com.
For more details, visit the Speakers Bureau web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/speakersbureau.
Other statewide community service programs offered
by the University of Iowa may be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/outreach.