Tippie News - Henry B. Tippie College of Business Newsletter

Business Week a Success

Business Week, the Tippie College's annual celebration of business, moved to February this year (typically it is in the late spring). Quite a few Tippie community members donated blood, even more came to meet with Henry Tippie on Feb. 22, and large numbers attended the Spring Job and Internship Fair.

 International Business Fair

News Briefs

Elevator Speeches Get Business Off the Ground

ElevatorJPEC-hosted elevator speech competitions help entrepreneurs learn a vital skill: pitching their business plans quickly.

Managing Risk with Mergers and Acquisitions

Jon GarfinkelA 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)

Dana Ramundt, Erin Wonsmos, and Jon RaftisThe 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 ZagerBruce 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)

Ken BrownProfessor Ken Brown says companies need to provide continuous learning opportunities for their employees.

Upcoming Events

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.

Tippie Build Fun Run (5K)

Saturday, April 2
9:00 a.m. registration
ace begins at 10:00 a.m.
From the Pappajohn Business Building along
the Iowa River to Hubbard Park

Tippie Build 4 logoSign up now to run, jog, or walk the route and help raise funds for Tippie Build.

Guest Speaker: Mark Buthman (BBA82)

Thursday, April 7
12:15-1:30 p.m.
Bijou Theatre IMU

Mark ButhmanAs 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.)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Magic JohnsonThe NBA legend turned successful entrepreneur will discuss how his business ventures that helped revitalize inner-city communities.

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Alumni Events

Pappajohn Education Centere

EMBA Student and Alumni Reception in Des Moines

Thursday, April 7
5:00-7:00 p.m.
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.

Alumni at Theory, April 2010

Tippie Alumni Event—Downtown Chicago

Friday, April 8
5:00-7:00 p.m.
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.


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