CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
UI COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION NOTES
SERVICE LEARNING SEMINAR FEB. 19 --As part of the UI Teaching Seminar
series, Curt DeBerg, an accounting professor from California State University,
Chico College of Business, will present "Service Learning: The 'Trim-Tab'
of Education Reform" Friday, Feb. 19 at 12:15 p.m. in Room W401 of
the Pappajohn Business Administration Building (PBAB).
DeBerg is a faculty adviser at CSU Chico for Students in Free Enterprise
and a member of the CSU Community Service-Learning Committee. This seminar
will utilize a discussion format. People who have done service learning
projects or who are interested in learning about incorporating service
learning into their courses are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Nancy Hauserman, UI professor of management
and organizations at (319) 335-0643 or email email@example.com.
MANAGER'S SEMINAR FEB. 23 -- The UI College of Business Administration
Center for Organizational Effectiveness will present a seminar entitled
"A Manager's Role in a Learning Organization" Feb. 23 from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room W401 of the PBAB.
Jude West, director of the Center and UI professor of management and
organizations, will help managers create corporate cultures where learning,
feedback, and experimentation are emphasized. West will present case studies
from successful learning organizations and provide a review of works from
experts in the field so managers can compare their practices against the
top companies in the United States.
Cost is $240 per person or $210 for two or more people from the same
organization. Registration deadline is Feb. 19. For more information or
to register, contact Barbara Bruse at (319) 335-1012.
TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS FEB. 24, MARCH 3 --The Iowa Women's Enterprise
Center and the UI Small Business Development Center are sponsoring a Technology
Workshop Feb. 24 and March 3 designed to help small business owners make
the most of the Internet.
The workshops will provide participants with hands-on expert help in
online business research, marketing and advertising on the Internet, and
a guide to e-mail and chat room communications. A comprehensive curriculum
and web guide will be provided.
The Iowa Women's Enterprise Center, a cooperative effort of entrepreneurial
and small business centers at Iowa universities, is funded through the
U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership.
It is intended to help women become full partners in economic development
through business ownership.
The Feb. 24 workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room S401
of the PBAB. The March 3 workshop runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room W401
of the PBAB. Cost is $39. For more information, call the UI Small Business
Development Center at (319) 335-3742.
HONORS AND AWARDS New College of Business endowed professorships
include: Professor Stephen D. Williamson, Chester A. Phillips Professor
of Financial Economics; Professor Kurt M. Anstreicher, George Daly Professor
of Management Sciences ; and Professor Douglas V. DeJong, John F. Murray
Professor of Accounting.
-Kevin Den Adel of Pella, a Ph.D. accounting student, has been awarded
an Andersen Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Den Adel, a graduate
of Central College, was employed as a CPA at Hunt, Kain and Associates
in Oskaloosa. Den Adel was one of three students nationwide awarded the
$1,500 per month fellowship. His dissertation analyzes the stock market
valuation of software development costs.
-Filippo Menczer, assistant professor of management sciences, has been
appointed a fellow-at-large at the Santa Fe Institute, a non-profit, multidisciplinary
research and education center in Santa Fe, N.M. As part of the fellowship,
Menczer plans a series of classroom-based seminars that will bring together
experts to discuss how perspectives from outside fields can help solve