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Spring 2011 Commencement

The upcoming weekend in Iowa City will be focused on graduation ceremonies. In addition, Jerre Stead (BBA65) will be receiving an honorary doctorate at the undergraduate commencement on Sunday. The University encourages you to visit its official Facebook page and offer your congratulations to a graduate…or share a photo or memory from a past commencement!

 Commencement at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

News Briefs

Steads Commit $10 Million for UIHC Children's Medicine

Jerre and Mary Joy SteadTippie College alum Jerre Stead (BBA65) and his wife Mary Joy Stead of Scottsdale, Ariz., will advance children's medicine at The University of Iowa through their recent gift.

Fraser Named to U.S. Department of Defense Advisory Group

John FraserJohn Fraser, director of the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program, was appointed to the Board of Visitors of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Tippie Students Partner with Active Endeavors, Patagonia

T-shirtThanks to a partnership forged by a group of University of Iowa business students, shoppers can support a local environmental group by purchasing T-shirts or Patagonia shoes from Iowa City clothier Active Endeavors.

Upcoming Events

Quad City Alumni Event

Friday, June 17
Comedy Sportz, Rock Island, IL

Join us after work for some appetizers and networking and enjoy a great comedy show. More information will be available soon.

Alumni Reception in Seattle

Wednesday, July 26

The Tippie College of Business will join with other top business schools in sponsoring a joint alumni reception in Seattle. Details will be available soon.

Save the Date for Homecoming!

HerkyReturn to Iowa City to reconnect with your classmates and the University on Oct. 21-22, 2011. Friday events will include a College BBQ, the Homecoming parade, and a concert on the Pentacrest. On Saturday the Hawkeyes will take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Visit the UI Alumni Association website for details.

Tippie in the News

The Value of Empowerment
(EHS Today, April 19)

Scott SeibertResearch by Scott Seibert, an associate professor of management and organizations, shows that employee empowerment can lead to gains in productivity and morale.

Tough Obstacles for Eastern Iowa Rail
(SourceMedia Group News, April 17)

John FullerJohn Fuller, professor of economics and urban & regional planning, sees many obstacles for potential train service to eastern Iowa.

Murry Analyzes the Green Revolution
(Des Moines Register, April 14)

John MurryJohn Murry, an associate professor of marketing, says that ultimately consumer demand will fuel the growth of green products.

Cutting Through the Smoke and Mirrors
(Omaha World-Herald, March 28)

John SolowJohn Solow, associate professor of economics, simplifies the national budget debate, saying there are only two ways to address the nation's rising debt.

Vertical Mergers Help Manage Risk
(CFO.com, March 28)

Jon GarfinkelNew research from Jon Garfinkel, associate professor of finance, shows that supply chain acquisitions help companies reduce their cash-flow volatility.


Students Recognized at Finkbine Dinner

Roberto Paniagua and Lisa GilletteTippie undergraduate students Roberto Paniagua and Lisa Gillette were among those honored at this year's Finkbine Dinner for Representative Student Leaders, one of the University's most prestigious award ceremonies.

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