Commencement ceremonies over the May 14-16 weekend celebrated the achievements of more than 611 undergraduates, 168 MBA students, 23 Master of Accountancy students, and three Ph.D. candidates.
A team of Tippie MBA students is helping a Chicago nonprofit organization provide blind children with GPS devices so they can be more independent.
Tippie's VITA volunteers helped taxpayers find more than $1.6 million in refunds this year.
Stacey Brook finds there’s little difference between good NHL goalies and great ones.
Tippie in the News
(Des Moines Register, May 4)
Economics associate professor John Solow notes that Iowa’s real estate market should not be a drag on the state’s recovery.
(The Economist, April 23)
In a recent study, marketing professor Tom Gruca found that the Hollywood Stock Exchange errs in predicting box-office returns by an average of 31%.
(KCRG-TV, April 22)
A group of Tippie students designed a T-shirt to raise money for the Johnson County Heritage Trust.
(Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 5)
Tippie first-year student Jeralyn Westercamp represented Iowa at Washington, D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival.
For those of you in the Des Moines area, the Jacobson Institute's Youth Entrepreneurship Academy for 7th-9th graders still has spots available. Campers learn the basics of running a business by working in teams to run an “Apprentice-style” lemonade stand.
Speakers who visited the College this past academic year included Henry Tippie, chairman of Dover Motorsports Inc. and the College’s benefactor; Russell Gerdin, chairman and CEO of Heartland Express; and Ted Waitt, cofounder of Gateway Computers, among others. Recordings of many of their comments are available online.
Management and organizations associate professor Maria Kraimer will be honored by the Academy of Management at their annual meeting in Montreal this August.
Senior economics major Laura Nass received the Hancher-Finkbine Student Medallion, the University’s top honor for undergraduate students. Laura’s leadership activities included serving as president of the Tippie College of Business Senate.
A UI team took home first place in one of two challenges within the 2009-10 Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Cup: Methods Competition, in which participants developed a groundbreaking approach to ensure the safety of prescription drugs.
President Sally Mason honored Tippie student Alexis Hahn as one of the University’s best student workers.