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Release: Aug. 10, 2000
'Hiring Smart' Seminar will focus on small businesses
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The founder of an eastern Iowa business consulting company
will lead a half-day seminar on ways small businesses can improve their hiring
Jack Ulmer, founder of Ulmer and Associates, will lead the UI Small Business
Development Center seminar, "The New Art of Hiring Smart," from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 in Room S104 of the Pappajohn Business
Seminar topics include components and problems in the traditional hiring
process, identifying hiring problems, conducting interviews, the true cost
of turnover, innovative prospecting techniques, using background checks, and
Ulmer has 27 years of experience as a human resource professional. He founded
Ulmer and Associates in 1988 after serving as compensation and benefits manager
at Norand Corporation.
Cost is $29. To register, call the UI Small Business Development Center
at (319) 335-3742.
UI freshman is named Gates scholar
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Veena Kulchaiyawat, a freshman entering the University
of Iowa this fall, has been selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar.
Kulchaiyawat is one of 4,100 students selected from 62,000 nominees for
this scholarship. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program was created
in September with a grant of private money from the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation. She is the among the first group of students to benefit from this
20-year, $1 billion initiative aimed at increasing the number of high-achieving
students from low-income minority families enrolling in and completing undergraduate
and graduate degree programs.
Kulchaiyawat of Des Moines will study pre-medicine at the UI.
The program is administered by the United Negro College Fund, in partnership
with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the American Indian College Fund, and
the Organization of Chinese Americans.
The GMS program provides merit-based scholarships that cover the remaining
college costs minority students face after universities award financial aid
packages. To be eligible for nomination, students needed a 3.3 grade point
average and needed to demonstrate significant financial need, leadership skills
and community involvement. They also must have been accepted into or enrolled
full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate degree program, or accepted
or enrolled in a graduate degree program in mathematics, science, engineering,
education or library science for the academic year 2000-2001.
Former Olympian, UI Volleyball coach featured on 'Athletics at Iowa'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Rita Crockett, former Olympian and University of Iowa
volleyball coach talks about her life in the sport and her collegiate coaching
decision on the "Athletics at Iowa" program airing this weekend
on WSUI and KSUI radio stations.
Crockett is a two-time Olympian named by Sports Illustrated as the world's
best athlete, having won the World Championship with player Jackie Silva.
During the program Crockett will talk about who she thinks is most apt to
become an Olympic athlete, beach volleyball and the sport's serious, competitive
Host Bonnie Slatton, Chair, Sport, Health, Leisure and Physical Studies,
talks with Crockett about those issues at 9 p.m. Saturday and again Sunday,
Aug. 12 and 13 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI-AM 910. The program also airs Sunday,
Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. on KSUI-FM 91.7.