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Accounting Students Providing Free Tax Prep

Tippie accounting majors will again provide free tax preparation services to low income residents of Johnson County. Students in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) are certified by the IRS in preparing returns and have taken at least one tax course at the Tippie College.

 VITA volunteers

News Briefs

Financial Times: Tippie MBA Has Highest Graduate Placement Rate

First PlaceThe Full-time MBA Program has the highest job placement rate of any U.S.-based MBA program, beating out Harvard, University of Chicago, and the Wharton School.

MBA Students Take Top Honors in Case Competition

Member of case competition teamA team of four Strategic Innovation Academy MBA students took first place in this year's Illinois Strategy Case Competition in Champaign, IL. Tippie MBA students have recently taken first or second place in two other competitions: Baylor University's MBA National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership (first) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup (second).

Making a Bad Earnings Report Less Bad

Richard MergenthalerAssistant professor of accounting Richard Mergenthaler finds that releasing bad earnings news earlier leads to fewer shareholder lawsuits. Sued firms also suffer an enormous cost to their reputations, Mergenthaler said, so avoiding such suits helps companies' bottom lines.

Okoboji Institute on Big Ten Network

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute participantsThe Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute will be featured in the next edition of Iowa Magazine on the Big Ten Network. The program debuts Feb. 28 at noon (central time) and will air periodically through March. Eight UI entrepreneurship students are chosen each year to participate in the week-long institute.

Upcoming Events

MidWestOne Lecture Series: "Decisions"
Henry B. Tippie (BSC49)

Wednesday, February 23
5:00 p.m. reception
5:45 p.m. talk
Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City

Henry TippieHenry Tippie is chairman of the board of Dover Motorsports Inc. and Dover Downs Entertainment.

University Lecture Committee: Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

Tuesday, March 8
7:30 p.m.
Main Lounge, IMU

Jimmy WalesThe successful web entrepreneurs will speak about "Democracy and the Internet."

Pearson Lecture Series: Ursula M. Burns

Thursday, March 31
2:00 p.m.
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol

Ursula BurnsUrsula Burns, the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, is chairman and CEO of Xerox.

Kloppenburg-Stead Leadership Speaker Series: Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Thursday, April 28
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Magic JohnsonBasketball legend Magic Johnson will discuss his business ventures that help revive inner-city economies.

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