Elevator Speeches Get Business Off the Ground
JPEC-hosted elevator speech competitions help entrepreneurs learn a vital skill: pitching their business plans quickly.
Managing Risk with Mergers and Acquisitions
A study by Jon Garfinkel finds risk management is the goal of merger "waves," when industries see more merger activity than usual.
Tippie in the News
Vaughan Institute Pays Dividends
(Des Moines Business Record, Feb. 11)
The Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance prepares students and employers alike. Since 2006, more than 100 Tippie graduates have earned the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate from the Vaughan Institute.
Tippie Alumnus Bruce Zager Appointed Iowa Supreme Court Justice
(Des Moines Register, Feb. 23)
Bruce Zager (BBA75), who has served as Black Hawk County District Court judge in Waterloo since 1999, has been named to the Iowa Supreme Court by Gov. Terry Branstad.
Employees Need "Space to Think"
(Cedar Rapids Gazette, Feb. 20)
Professor Ken Brown says companies need to provide continuous learning opportunities for their employees.
Pearson Lecture Series: Ursula M. Burns
Thursday, March 31
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol
Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, is chairman and CEO of Xerox.
Tippie Build Fun Run (5K)
Saturday, April 2
9:00 a.m. registration
Race begins at 10:00 a.m.
From the Pappajohn Business Building along
the Iowa River to Hubbard Park
Sign up now to run, jog, or walk the route and help raise funds for Tippie Build.
Guest Speaker: Mark Buthman (BBA82)
Thursday, April 7
Bijou Theatre IMU
As CFO of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Mark Buthman's responsibility extends beyond finance and accounting to include real estate, investor relations, and information technology.
Kloppenburg-Stead Leadership Speaker Series: Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Thursday, April 28
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
legend turned successful entrepreneur will discuss how his business ventures that helped revitalize inner-city communities.
more news and events
EMBA Student and Alumni Reception in Des Moines
Thursday, April 7
John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave.
Join area Executive MBA alumni, current, and new EMBA students for networking and touring the facility. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. RSVP or call 877-442-3622.
Tippie Alumni Event—Downtown Chicago
Friday, April 8
Theory Sports Bar, 9 W. Hubbard
Join area Tippie alumni, Dean Curt Hunter, and Associate Dean Lon Moeller after work. Beverage specials, appetizers, networking opportunities, and more! $10 per person. Register online.