Monday, March 2, 1998, Vol. 112, No. 35

March 3 March 3 The Society of Professional Journalists, University of Memphis chapter, will sponsor its 17th annual Freedom of Information Congress at 7:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Lounge of the University Center. The speaker will be Barrie Dunsmore, former ABC News senior foreign correspondent, who will discuss the implications of unrestricted news coverage of military operations such as Desert Storm or air strikes against Iraq. For more information, call 678-2192. March 4 Memphis Mensa will meet at the Unicorn restaurant, 6524 Quince Road. The program begins at 7 p.m. and features speakers Nancy Gordon and Kathy Toes-Boccia who will discuss the Creative Learning in a Unique Environment program, which serves gifted children in public schools. For more information, call Ike Kullman at 358-8128. Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on teaching children about money from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2400 Poplar Ave. For reservations, call 323-4909, ext. 1007. March 5 The National Society of Fund Raising Executives will meet at Christian Brothers University in the Montesi Executive Center. Hospitality begins at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. The speaker will be Pat Halloran, president of Memphis Development Foundation and the Orpheum Theatre. His topic will be "Non-Profits: Are They Second Class Businesses?" The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Teresa Varnon at 843-3803. The Quality Center will sponsor a workshop on ISO 9000 documentation through Friday at State Technical Institute from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The cost is $350 per person. For more information, call Loretta Dale or Peggy Griffith at 543-3530. The Mid-South Environmental Forum will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Donna H. Sandidge, managing director of Sedgwick Environmental Services, whose topic will be insurance products for contaminated properties. The cost is $25. For reservations, call Lori Henry at 372-7962. March 9 The Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road Ext. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jane McGoldrick at 685-0495 after 4 p.m. Public Issues Forum will meet at the Memphis Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave., at 7 p.m. The topic will be "The Media: Sensationalism or Responsible Journalism?" A panel presentation will include Dr. M. David Arant, associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis; Dennis Freeland, editor of the Memphis Flyer; Charles Newman, a senior partner in the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson; and John W. Spence, a former journalist and founding member of the forum. For more information, call Tandy Gilliland at 683-2415. March 10 The Direct Marketing Association will meet at Folks Folly at 11:45 a.m. The speaker will be Andrew F. Walton, vice president and database marketing manager for Union Planters Bank. The cost is $20 for non-DMA members. For reservations, call Paul Long at 762-8837. March 12 The Greater Memphis Association for Quality will present "Seven Concepts to Performance Excellence" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at State Technical Institute, 5983 Macon Cove. Trained examiners will give an overview of the Malcolm Baldrige criteria for excellence. The cost is $125 per person or $100 for GMAQ members. For more information, call Jim Lippy at 383-4611. March 14 Dutch Treat Luncheon will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Midway Cafe, 3378 Poplar Ave. An optional lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. The program will include Republican candidates in the Shelby County primary election. For more information, call 346-8800, ext. 288. March 17 The Society for Human Resource Management will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The speaker will be Ann Rhodes, executive vice president of human resources for Doubletree Hotels. Her topic will be "Promus Hotels P-Squared Model: People and Profits." The cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Eloise McGee at 375-5540. Consumer Credit Counseling Service will offer a free seminar on how to save for college tuition and expenses from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 2400 Poplar Ave. For reservations, call 323-4909, ext. 1007. March 19 The American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles chapter, will meet at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. The speaker will be John Hugh Quinlan, vice president of professional services for Manpower Inc. The cost is $18.50. For more information, call Judy Linneman at 763-6307 or Kathy Byer at 763-6299. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold is 22nd annual Freedom Fund Gala at the Peabody. A reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $100 per person. For more information, call 521-1343. March 20 Christian Brothers Universitys Centre for Global Enterprise will offer an international executive workshop focusing on doing business in Japan and Southeast Asia. The instructor will be William H. Morris, former assistant secretary of commerce and executive-in-residence at CBU. The cost is $150 per person. For more information, call Peter Stromberg at 321-3325. March 24 The World Affairs Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Summit Club, 5100 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Camille Becker, whose topic will be "The European Union: Europes Response to a New Era of Global Economics and Global Politics." The cost is $26 per person. For reservations, call 678-2038.