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Release: Aug. 31, 2000
NCAA amateurism rules discussed on KSUI/WSUI
The National Collegiate Athletics Association's (NCAA)
proposed legislation on amateurism is discussed on this week's UI Radio Forum
series "Athletics at Iowa" on WSUI/KSUI. Dr. Christine Grant, director of
women's athletics at the University of Iowa, and Lisa Dehon, a consultant
with the NCAA, discuss the issue of amateurism.
Both Grant and Dehon are on a subcommittee of the
NCAA that is working on legislation that will change the definition of amateur
standing. The proposed legislation promises to make competition more fair
and equitable for all student-athletes.
In the second of a two-part discussion, Grant and
Dehon talk with "Athletics at Iowa" host Bonnie Slatton about how the new
rules will affect enrolled student-athletes, especially regarding their relationships
"Athletics at Iowa" airs this Saturday night, Sept.
2 at 9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon,
Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. on WSUI AM 910, and Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. on KSUI
Women's Center offers free financial counseling for
all UI students
The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) will
provide a free financial counseling for all UI students through a new program
called "Paper or Plastic?" A counselor is available to help students develop
workable budgets and money management skills, pay off debts, and regain control
of their finances.
"A person's future is not only dependent upon academic
success, but also on her or his ability to make good financial decisions now,"
says Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's Center.
The new free financial counseling service for students
adds a much-needed component of intervention to the "Paper or Plastic?" program,
DiCarlo said. "We knew from the start that the program needed to include more
than prevention resources," she noted. The service is available through the
generous financial support of the University of Iowa Alumni Association.
Collaborators with the Women's Resource and Action
Center in the "Paper or Plastic?" program include: Consumer Credit Counseling
Service, the UI Office of Student Financial Aid, Support Service Programs,
Residence Life, Women's Athletics, Cashier's Office, Alumni Association, Iowa
State University Extension-Johnson County, and the UI Center for Credit Programs.
"We are aware that, for many reasons, women are at
particular risk for facing poverty during their lifetimes; that's why we at
the Women's Center took the lead on this project. But without our collaborators,
it would not have been possible for us to accomplish so much so quickly,"
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