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AEGON Transamerica Foundation Gives $1 Million to Vaughan Institute

The AEGON Transamerica Foundation has committed $1 million over the next two years to support the Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance.

  Dean Curt Hunter, AEGON president and CEO Mark Mullin, and UI President Sally Mason
 

News Briefs

Emeritus Professor Robert Soldofsky,
1920-2010

Robert SoldofskyRobert M. Soldofsky, a longtime member of the College's finance faculty and former holder of the John F. Murray Professorship in Finance, passed away on Aug. 4.

Okoboji Institute Shows Students How to Create Their Own Jobs

Thirty-two university students from across Iowa learned about creating their own jobs at the fifth annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute held in early August.

Guided Tour and Life of a Tippie Student

VideosThe College recently worked with HawkCity Productions, a student company in the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, to produce two videos about the College: a guided tour of Pappajohn Business Building and a video about what it's like to be an undergraduate at Tippie. Check them out!

Buy a Cow, Support the College

Tippie Mini MooTippie graduate and Iowa artist Valerie Miller is offering signed limited editions of her "Tippie" Mini Moo print. Fifty percent of the purchase price for each print will be donated to the Tippie College of Business Excellence Fund.

Tippie in the News

May the Best Lemonade Stand Win

(KCRG and Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 22)

Lemonade Stand WorkerThe University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center offered an entrepreneur class in which teams of middle school students participated in a lemonade stand competition.

Whiteman Comments on Canadian Bid to Buy Casey's

(Canada.com, July 28)

Chuck WhitemanAn aversion to debt characterizes the entire state of Iowa where Casey's is based, Chuck Whiteman says.

Students from International MBA Program Receive Degrees

(Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 18)

The second graduating class from the Tippie School of Management's International MBA Program in Italy earned MBA degrees in August.

Upcoming Events

Documentary Film
"Maybe I Should Have: A Story From the Economic Wonder – Iceland"

Sunday, August 29
7:00 p.m.
Bijou Theater, Iowa Memorial Union

Gunnar Sigurdsson's film attempts to explore what actually happened to the money that Icelanders had invested in the country's banking system. The free screening will be followed by a Q & A session with filmmaker Sigurdsson and Lilja Mósesdóttir. Film information is available online.

Bowen Lecture:
Lilja Mósesdóttir, Iowa alum and
member of Iceland's Parliament

Monday, August 30
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol

Lilja MósesdóttirIceland's economic crisis was what inspired Iowa alumna Lilja Mósesdóttir (BBA 1984) to run for Parliament. Today, this professor of economics at Bifrost School of Business is busy trying to help her native country turn its economy around. Mósesdóttir will talk about what led to the crisis as well as the steps being taken to improve the situation. Open to the public.

Tippie Fest

September 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
PBB Patio

UPO Staff at Tippie FestNew and returning students are welcomed to the Tippie College. Includes student organization fair, food, and door prizes.

Open House:
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (Des Moines)

September 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

This event will formally dedicate the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (1200 Grand Ave.) in Des Moines, where Tippie MBA classes are held.

Homecoming Activities October 1-2

HerkyThere are plenty of activities to please alumni this year: a Tippie BBQ in the courtyard, the Homecoming parade, a Delta Sigma Pi lunch to celebrate 90 years at Iowa, a 50-year reunion lunch, the MBA tailgate, and Iowa vs. Penn State. More information and registration is available online. Please note: A limited number of rooms are available in three local hotels under the College's name, but they will be released to the general public on September 1. Make your reservations now!

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