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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

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 problems.