Tippie News - Henry B. Tippie College of Business Newsletter

Henry Fund Named Top Student-Managed Fund Again

For the fifth consecutive year, The University of Iowa's student-managed stock portfolio has been named the best in the country. The fund posted a gain of 33.6 percent in 2009, beating the S&P 500 by better than 7 percentage points.

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News Briefs

Pappajohn to Receive Honorary Doctorate

John PappajohnIowa alumnus and venture capitalist John Pappajohn, BSC52, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters on May 16.

U.S. News and Princeton Review Rank Tippie MBA Programs

Tippie MBA programs in marketing and finance have received top 15 rankings from The Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the Full-time and PM programs among the nation's best.

Financial Literacy at Heart of New Tippie Center

One hundred dollar billThe Tippie-based Iowa Center for Wealth Management is a new online resource that provides unbiased financial education, guidance, and advice as a free public service.

Economy Doesn't Hinder Job Offers for Hawkinson Scholars

Students graduating this spring from Tippie's Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance are having little difficulty finding jobs in the financial services industry.

Student Research Highlighted at State Capitol

Three Tippie students showcased their innovative undergraduate research at the Iowa State Capitol in March. They joined other student researchers from the UI, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa.

Tippie in the News

MBA Programs in Des Moines Moving Downtown

(Des Moines Business Record, Mar. 6)

Tippie's MBA-PM and EMBA programs have moved to the Pappajohn Education Center in downtown Des Moines.

Spitzer Talks About Financial Literacy

(Iowa Public Radio, Apr. 5)

John Spitzer John Spitzer talks about how to improve Americans' financial literacy.

Upcoming Events

Business Week
April 26-30, various PBB locations & times

Tippie Business Week logoJoin us for Business Week activities that bring the College community together, create relationships, and establish Tippie pride.

Graduation Ceremonies

Celebrate with MBA graduates (May 14, 10 a.m., Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center) and undergraduates (May 16, 1 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena).

Alumni Survey

Your responses will help shape the Tippie alumni program! Please take 10 minutes to fill out this alumni survey to let us know what information and services you’d like from your alma mater. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for Tippie College of Business prizes.

Guest Speakers

Knapp Leadership Lecture Series:
Andy Code

April 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
C425 PC

Andrew CodePrior to founding Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC in 1988, Andy Code was a vice president with Citicorp's Leveraged Capital Group in Chicago. Code received a BBA and an MBA from Iowa.

Gamma Iota Sigma:
Aaron Mikulsky

May 2, 6-7 p.m.
C121 PBB

Aaron Mikulsky has worked in the property casualty insurance industry for 15 years. He currently is an assistant vice president and regional operations manager for the central region.


Two Tippie Faculty Members Win Top UI Teaching Award

Nancy Hauserman and Todd HougeNancy Hauserman, professor of management and organizations and Williams Teaching Professor, and Todd Houge, lecturer in finance, each have won a 2010 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their outstanding teaching.

UI Student Entrepreneurs Win Statewide Business Plan Competition

Three University of Iowa student entrepreneurs won first place in the statewide New Ventures Business Plan competition. Casey Everts, Andy Wright, and Robert Hu won for the business they own, Dibzees, an entertainment auction website that sells high-end purchases at a discount.

AITP Conference Awards

Tippie students who attended the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference in St. Louis in March came home with two awards. Nate Boettcher and Austin Schuler placed first in the Microsoft Office Solutions Contest (79 teams), and Boettcher and Greg Pepping placed third in the Database Contest (49 teams). This is the first time that Tippie management sciences students have placed in two events.

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