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UI business program offers seminars April 14 on using office e-mail more effectively

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Helping office workers use office e-mail is the focus of two seminars Tuesday, April 14 at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration.

"Using E-mail Effectively," presented by the UI Office of Management and Business Development, will meet in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The two half-day seminars are open to the public, but require advance registration. The morning session begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until nNoon. The afternoon session begins at 1 :00 p.m. and concludes at 4 :00 p.m.

The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn to write and respond to messages more concisely and effectively and is based on the idea that good writing allows e-mail to save time.

The seminars focus on some common e-mail problems, organization and structure of effective e-mail, and other topics.

Registration fees are $115 per person for a half-day session. For two or more people from the same company or organization, the fee is $100 per person.

Diana Russo, Ph.D., who teaches in the communication department at Clarke College in the Communication Department, will lead the seminars. Russo has worked for more thanover 20 years as a corporate writer and journalist as well as an educator and in the past five years has conducted successful, results-oriented writing workshops at eastern Iowa companies.

For more information, contact the Office of Management and Business Development, 108 Pappajohn Business Administration Building, Room W294B, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; phone: (319) 335-1012; fax: (319) 335-1873.