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MBA Application “Tweet” Makes the News

There's the MBA application essay, and now the application Tweet. The Full-time MBA Program will award one full financial award package to the applicant who most creatively answers a question in 140 characters or less (a "tweet"). Media coverage of the Tippie Tweet included an MSNBC interview with Jodi Schafer, Director of Admissions.


News Briefs

Garfinkel Receives Collegiate Teaching Award

Jon GarfinkelFinance professor Jon Garfinkel is one of 18 University of Iowa faculty members who have received Collegiate Teaching Awards for the 2010-11 academic year.

MBA Student Awarded ACT Scholarship

Samantha SanchesSamantha Sanches has been selected as one of two ACT Scholars Program scholarship winners for the 2011-12 academic year. Samantha will enter the Full-time MBA program this fall.

NFL Locks Out Fantasy Football, Too

Jeff OhlmannWhen football team owners locked out their players in March and shut down the NFL, they may have shut down thousands of fantasy football leagues with them. So what happens to fantasy football this fall if the NFL and its players can't come to a new labor agreement?

Tippie in the News

Elevator Pitch Competitions Help Launch Student's Salsa Company
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 27)

Aaron CastleTippie MBA student Aaron Castle has partnered with his life-long friend Jerry Vasquez to start a salsa company. The fledgling company, Mami's Authentic Salsa, has won $6,000 in elevator pitch competitions to help launch the business.

Study Shows that Employee Loyalty Hinges on Career Opportunities
(Management-Issues, June 14)

Scott Seibert and Maria KraimerTippie professors of management and organizations Scott Seibert and Maria Kraimer have completed a study of corporate employee training, the results of which may surprise some in the business world.

Grad Assistant Runs Truly Green Business
(Business380, July 1)

Nate RoelfsFor many, mowing the lawn is a dreaded weekend chore. For others, it's a low-paying seasonal job. For Nate Roelfs, however, it's a business opportunity.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Reception in Seattle

Tuesday, July 26
6-9:00 p.m.
PACCAR Hall's Shansby Auditorium
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Seattle Space NeedleThe Tippie College of Business will join with other top business schools in sponsoring a joint networking reception and panel discussion featuring C-level executives from the Seattle area. Register online.

5th Annual Dana Ramundt Insurance Education Golf Outing

Thursday, August 18
10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Finkbine Golf Course, Iowa City

Golf imageDana Ramundt (BBA74) sponsors this golf tournament to help bring current Vaughan Institute students together with insurance industry professionals while raising money for the institute.

University of Iowa Homecoming 2011

October 21-22

HerkyJoin us for the College BBQ and other annual events! Tippie alumni have until August 5 to enter the lottery for a chance to purchase football tickets.

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Help Us Recruit MBA Students

If you know someone with smarts, drive, leadership skills, and at least two years of professional work experience, refer them to the Tippie Full-time MBA Program.

If you refer a candidate who is admitted to the program, we will be happy to send you a thank-you gift from our large assortment of Tippie MBA swag.

Find out more about the Tippie MBA referral program on the MBA program blog at www.biz.uiowa.edu/tippiemba.

Applications to the program will be accepted through July 30.

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