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Release: March 7, 2002
March 11 International Mondays focuses on lessons from Sept. 11
Kathy Kikendall, assistant dean in the University of Iowa College of Education,
will discuss "Lessons In Courage: 9-11" from noon-1 p.m. Monday,
March 11 in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays
lecture series. The event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch
will be served.
Kikendall went to New York City as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer
in order to provide support and to "do something" in the aftermath
of the World Trade Center disaster. She will reflect on the powerful lessons
she received from her experiences and the stories of the people with whom
she worked. Kikendall is also a licensed psychologist in private practice
with Marchman Psychology Associates and has a long-standing interest in disaster
mental health and the impact of trauma. She completed Red Cross certification
as a disaster mental health worker only a few weeks before the New York City
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 Center sponsors workshop on financing major purchases
The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa, together
with The Iowa Women's Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library, will present
"Financing Your Major Purchases" on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30
p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library. The workshop is the
next in the 2001-2002 Women and Money workshop series.
Emma Bluemel and Lori Bross from The University of Iowa Community Credit
Union will be the presenters. The workshop will focus on various financing
options such as bank credit cards, department store credit cards, captive
financing, personal loans, and home equity loans. Topics will
include guidelines for choosing the best strategy for your purchase and budget
as well as the ins and outs of promotional offers such as "0% financing"
and cash rebates. The presenters will also discuss how to figure the real
cost of borrowing money and tips on how to maintain a good credit rating.
Although the workshops in this series are developed for women, everyone
is welcome to attend. New Pioneer Co-op will provide refreshments. The series
is intended for participants of all income levels and financial goals. Seating
and materials for workshops may be limited, so pre-registration is strongly
The next workshop in the Women and Money series will be "Socially Responsible
Investing," on Thursday, April 18. To register for any workshop in the
series or for more information, contact the Iowa Women's Foundation at (319)
337-4222 or e-mail Lisa Jo Outlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Tax Workshop March 14
A Small Business Tax Workshop sponsored by the University of Iowa Small
Business Development Center (SBDC) and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center will be held on Thursday, March 14.
The workshop will include a review of federal tax rules and regulations
for small businesses. Included in the program will be the different forms
of business and their tax implications, business deductions, 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 cover employee taxes.
The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Iowa City Public Library, 123
S. Linn St. in Iowa City. The cost is $35, which covers the cost of materials.
For more information and/or to register, contact the UI SBDC at (319) 335-3742
or e-mail Paula McMartin at email@example.com.