Robert 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.
Thirty-two university students from across Iowa learned about creating their own jobs at the fifth annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute held in early August.
The 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!
Tippie 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
(KCRG and Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 22)
The 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.
(Canada.com, July 28)
An aversion to debt characterizes the entire state of Iowa where Casey's is based, Chuck Whiteman says.
(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.
"Maybe I Should Have: A Story From the Economic Wonder – Iceland"
Sunday, August 29
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.
Lilja Mósesdóttir, Iowa alum and
member of Iceland's Parliament
Monday, August 30
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol
Iceland'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.
September 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
New and returning students are welcomed to the Tippie College. Includes student organization fair, food, and door prizes.
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.
There 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!