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Table Manners: Una Holds Event To Teach Students Professional Etiquetts In A Practical Setting

Oct. 29, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - Learning good manners at the dinner table does not end with "sit up straight" and "eat your pees and carrots." Manners in a dining situation are essential in today's professional world.

The University of North Alabama's career planning and development office will conduct a dining etiquette class at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 in the Guillot University Center banquet halls. "We teach and train students on professional interview dining situations. Many employers are using the dining situation as an interview now," said Melissa Medlin, UNA's director of career planning and development. Medlin said dining etiquette and how to hold oneself during a professional situation cannot be taught in just a lecture. "We give students the opportunity to learn, but also to practice what they learn," Medline said.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/