WRITER: ALEXANDRA CESTEROS
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 30, 1999
HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS NOTES
PACEK JOINS SBDC -- Christine Pacek is the new associate
director of the University of Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
She has seven years of experience lending to and counseling
small business owners. Prior to joining the Center in May, she was second
vice president and a commercial banking officer at Iowa State Bank & Trust
Company in Iowa City.
Pacek is a founding member of the Iowa Womens
Foundation, a graduate of the Community Leadership Program, a former member
of the Iowa City Area Chamber Economic and Growth Committee and former chair
of the Arts Business Partnership Committee.
As associate director at the SBDC, she will be providing
free individual business management counseling to start-up and existing business
owners. She will also be coordinating business management training at specialized
HOROWITZ RECEIVES HUMBOLDT AWARD- Professor of Economics
Joel L. Horowitz recently received the Humboldt Research Award for Senior
U.S. Scientists in recognition of his achievements in research.
Horowitz was nominated for this honor by German scientist
Wolfgang Härdle of Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and will be given
the opportunity for an extended period of research in Germany.
Nominations are made only by eminent German scholars
at the highest professorial rank who have compiled an internationally recognized
record of research. No more than 150 scholars worldwide are named to this
elite company of scholars.
Horowitzs research focuses on the development
and application of statistical and econometric methods in economics and related
HONORS STUDENT RECEIVES STANLEY SCHOLARSHIP -- Erin Johnson
of Webster City has received a $2,000 Stanley Scholarship to complete a cross-cultural
honors project this summer in Poland.
Johnson, a junior honors student studying international
business and marketing, went to Poland earlier this month to study social
networks formed by employees of U.S. companies and their spouses who live
in Poland. Through surveys and interviews, the research project will find
how these networks help the employees and spouses adjust to living in Poland.
Johnson worked with Amy Kristof-Brown, an assistant
professor in the department of management and organizations, to develop the
The Stanley Scholarship, awarded through the Office
for Study Abroad, is made available for undergraduates who do research abroad
and then return for at least one semester. The scholarship covered travel
and research costs for Johnson, who took a required course in methods of doing
field study abroad. She will return to the U.S. in August and will present
her findings to UI classes this fall.