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Release: Oct. 25, 2001
Nigerian ethnic, communal tensions are focus of Oct. 29 International
Terna P. Gbasha, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria,
will discuss "Ethnic and Communal Tensions in Nigeria: Pangs of Democracy
or Demise of a Nation?" Monday, Oct. 29 at noon in the International
Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. This event
is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served.
Gbasha will discuss the tenuous democracy that exists in Nigeria today,
and how the past two years have witnessed a resurgence in ethnic, communal,
and religious tension, increasingly culminating in violence. He hopes to place
these issues in historical, contemporary, and global context in the light
of the recent events that are reshaping liberal democratic discourse. Gbasha
taught agrarian transformation, Nigerian history, and economic history, at
Ahmadu Bello University and the University of Jos, Nigeria, from 1986 to 1998.
He is currently employed at NCS Pearson in scanning operations.
The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and
the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with
individuals who have had international experiences. For more information or
special accommodations to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International
Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.
Women's Resource and Action Center to offer seminar on grant writing
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University
of Iowa will offer "Grass-Roots Grant-Writing: Get That Grant!"
as the next seminar in the ongoing Social Change Training series. The one-day
workshop will be Saturday, Nov.10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial
Union. The focus will be on strategies and methods for effective grant writing
for non-profit organizations.
The trainer for the seminar will be Andy Robinson who has worked with a
variety of non-profits as a fundraiser, grantwriter, editor and community
organizer. He has raised more than $4 million for grassroots organizations
and written 150 successful proposals. Chardon Press published his book, "Grassroots
Grants," in 1996. His new book, "Selling Social Change: How to Earn
Money from Your Mission," has just been released. A forthcoming book,
"Earned Income Strategies for Nonprofits," is due out in 2002. Over
the past six years, Robinson has provided training and consulting in 37 states
and Canada, including several visits to Iowa City.
Learn the pros and cons of pursuing grants, how grants fit into a complete
fund-raising strategy, the fundamentals of grant funding research, and the
art of designing fundable projects. The training will be practical and interactive.
There is a $25 fee for the workshop; a limited number of scholarships are
available. To register for the workshop or to request childcare (by Nov. 2)
or an accommodation, call the Women's Resource & Action Center at (319)
Tax preparer's workshop is Nov. 7
The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center will host a workshop
for tax professionals who work with individuals as well as businesses on Wednesday,
Nov. 7. The all-day event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Internal Revenue Service will conduct the workshop to update professionals
on current tax information. It will focus on the Tax Relief Reconciliation
Act of 2001 and its new provisions. A General Law Review will cover problem
areas, common errors to avoid and rebate issues with an overall review of
law. The workshop will prepare tax professionals for a successful 2001 filing
Continuing education units will be awarded. The workshop will be in W401
Pappajohn Business Building. The cost is $125. To register or for more information,
contact the UI SBDC at 319-335-3742.
Small business tax workshop is Nov. 8
A small business tax workshop sponsored by the University of Iowa Small
Business Development Center and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
will be Thursday, Nov. 8.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as the UI SBDC will emphasize
federal taxes for small businesses at the workshop. The workshop will discuss
the different forms of businesses and their tax implications, the difference
between employees and independent contractors, when to withhold employee taxes,
and how to prevent tax problems. The morning session will cover basic IRS
requirements, while the afternoon session will talk about employee taxes.
A Certified Public Accountant and several SBDC counselors will be available
during the sessions to answer questions.
The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Iowa City Public Library, 123
S. Linn St., Iowa City. The program is free and open to the public; three
manuals and IRS publications: "Basic IRS Requirements," "Employment
Taxes," and "Record-Keeping" are $35.
For more information or to register, contact the UI SBDC at (319) 335-3742
or email Paula McMartin at email@example.com.