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Release: March 7, 2002

March 11 International Mondays focuses on lessons from Sept. 11

Kathy Kikendall, assistant dean in the University of Iowa College of Education, will discuss "Lessons In Courage: 9-11" from noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 11 in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served.

Kikendall went to New York City as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer in order to provide support and to "do something" in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster. She will reflect on the powerful lessons she received from her experiences and the stories of the people with whom she worked. Kikendall is also a licensed psychologist in private practice with Marchman Psychology Associates and has a long-standing interest in disaster mental health and the impact of trauma. She completed Red Cross certification as a disaster mental health worker only a few weeks before the New York City disaster.

The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.

Women's Center sponsors workshop on financing major purchases

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa, together with The Iowa Women's Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library, will present "Financing Your Major Purchases" on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library. The workshop is the next in the 2001-2002 Women and Money workshop series.

Emma Bluemel and Lori Bross from The University of Iowa Community Credit Union will be the presenters. The workshop will focus on various financing options such as bank credit cards, department store credit cards, captive financing, personal loans, and home equity loans. Topics will

include guidelines for choosing the best strategy for your purchase and budget as well as the ins and outs of promotional offers such as "0% financing" and cash rebates. The presenters will also discuss how to figure the real cost of borrowing money and tips on how to maintain a good credit rating.

Although the workshops in this series are developed for women, everyone is welcome to attend. New Pioneer Co-op will provide refreshments. The series is intended for participants of all income levels and financial goals. Seating and materials for workshops may be limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

The next workshop in the Women and Money series will be "Socially Responsible Investing," on Thursday, April 18. To register for any workshop in the series or for more information, contact the Iowa Women's Foundation at (319) 337-4222 or e-mail Lisa Jo Outlaw at lisa@iawf.org.

Small Business Tax Workshop March 14

A Small Business Tax Workshop sponsored by the University of Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will be held on Thursday, March 14.

The workshop will include a review of federal tax rules and regulations for small businesses. Included in the program will be the different forms of business and their tax implications, business deductions, the difference between employees and independent contractors, when to withhold employee taxes and how to prevent tax problems. The morning session will cover Basic IRS Requirements, while the afternoon session will cover employee taxes.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. in Iowa City. The cost is $35, which covers the cost of materials. For more information and/or to register, contact the UI SBDC at (319) 335-3742 or e-mail Paula McMartin at paula-mcmartin@uiowa.edu.