The University of Utah Graduate School of Business and College of Business will inaugurate its 1989 Business at Breakfast lecture series with a talk by John W. Seybolt, dean of the business school.

Seybolt, an authority on organizational behavior and humanizing the workplace, will speak Jan. 12 on "Retention of High-Performing Employees."Attendance at the lectures, which will be held bimonthly, is by invitation only. All the lectures are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. in the Arizona Room at Little America Hotel.

The business school established the lecture series in 1987 to provide a regular exchange of ideas between the Utah business community and the faculty on contemporary local and national business issues.

Seybolt says the 1989 series is underwritten by Bonneville International, First Security Bank, Leucadia National Corp., Crossland Savings, Sweet Candy Co., Clawson Travel and Diamond Lil's.

"The goal in 1989 is the same as it was in 1988 - to create a two-way discussion that allows the college to learn from the community and to create an environment in which the community may learn from the college," says Seybolt.

"One of the college's responsibilities is to enrich the business environment and to stimulate economic development. This cannot be done if the college functions at a distance from business men and women."

The speakers, their topics and dates are: Steve Manaster, professor and chairman, Department of Finance, "Do Futures and Options Contribute to Stock Market Instability," March 14; Calvin M. Boardman, associate dean and professor of finance, "International Business: the Kuwait Case," May 9; Martha Eining, associate professor of accounting, "Catching a Computer Virus: Controls and Security Issues for Information Systems," July 11; Richard J. Semenik, associate dean and professor of marketing, "Infra Structure and Marketing Systems in China," Sept. 13; and Russell Belk, N. Eldon Tanner professor, "Money: Both Sacred and Profane," Nov. 14.