Tippie News - Henry B. Tippie College of Business Newsletter

At Entrepreneurial Institute, Students Create Own Jobs

With businesses still reluctant to hire new employees because of the slow economy, 32 university students from across Iowa learned about creating their own jobs at the sixth annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute.

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News Briefs

GOP Sweep of Congress Given Early Edge

IEM logoThe Iowa Electronic Markets' (IEM) 2012 Congressional Control prediction market has opened. Early trading gives the highest probability to a Republican sweep of both chambers of Congress and gives President Barack Obama an edge in his reelection bid.

Texas Tweeter Writes Top Tippie MBA Application Tweet

John YatesJohn Yates of Houston, who used the classic form of Haiku to explain in a Tweet why he would be an outstanding Tippie MBA student, has received a full financial award package from the Tippie School of Management for writing the best application Tweet.


Iowa Ledger Magazine Garners Award

Cover of the Iowa LedgerThe fall 2010 issue of the Tippie accounting department's alumni magazine received an APEX award of excellence.

Upcoming Events

August 22Fall Semester Opens

Monday, August 22

Tippie Fest

Wednesday, August 31
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Pappajohn Business Building Patio

UPO staffNew and returning students are welcomed to campus with free food and beverages. The student organization fair will also take place.

University of Iowa Homecoming 2011

October 21-22

HerkyJoin us for the College BBQ and other annual events! Visit our alumni site for more information.

Tippie in the News

MBA Grad Using Breath Tests to Keep People Out of Jail
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 11)

Mark RossMark Ross (EMBA2011) has launched a company that provides breath tests to bar patrons for a small fee. Ross hopes that the devices will help to prevent drunk driving.

Marketing Alum Named a President of Oprah Winfrey's Network
(Deadline, July 13)

Sheri SalataTippie marketing alum Sheri Salata (BBA80) has been named one of two presidents of Oprah Winfrey's Network, OWN.

Students Create "Impossible" Ice Cream
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 15)

Nina eating ice creamYoung entrepreneurs learned the ins and outs of starting their own business and marketing a product—and the winning ice cream flavor was "Mission Impossible."

Whiteman Carries 100-Trillion Dollar Bill to Illustrate the Consequences of Default
(Des Moines Register, July 16)

Chuck WhitemanSenior Associate Dean Chuck Whiteman is quoted in this article about the U.S. debt limit debate in Washington.

Alumna Ohlendorf Profiled
(Muscatine Journal, July 17)

Master Gardener treeAfter retiring in 1989 from teaching business and office technology for 14 years at Muscatine Community College, Carolyn Ohlendorf finds herself just as busy as when she worked.

Alumnus with Nine National Titles Continues Table Tennis at Age 104
(Tampa Bay Online, July 20)

John DonnellyJohn Donnelly's name has bounced around table tennis clubs, tournaments, and championship series since the 1920s.

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