Tippie News - Henry B. Tippie College of Business Newsletter

Tippie Ranks High for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

The Tippie College of Business and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are named among the best entrepreneurial education programs in the country. Whether providing one-on-one consulting services or directing UI students on advanced field study projects, JPEC seeks to support the next generation of successful Iowa entrepreneurs.

 JPEC teacher

News Briefs

New Group Helps Students Get to the Front Office

The Hawkeye Sports Business Organization will help students interested in careers in sports management.

Tippie Researcher Finds Nader Might Have Helped Gore in 2000

William Hedgcock

A study by Marketing Assistant Professor William Hedgcock finds Ralph Nader’s candidacy may have actually helped Al Gore in the 2000 election.

Stewart Studies What Makes GORE-TEX Maker So Successful

Greg Stewart

Management and Organizations Professor Greg Stewart finds the secret to the success of W.L. Gore & Associates is a virtual lack of management.

Cutting Health Care Costs Using Business Techniques

Tippie researchers help health care organizations save money by borrowing efficiency techniques from manufacturing.

Health Insurance Debate Isn’t About What You Think It Is

Ty Leverty

All this debate over health insurance? Well, it’s not really insurance, says Finance Assistant Professor Ty Leverty.

UI, Des Moines Community College Sign Agreement

The University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have partnered to allow DMACC students to earn a bachelor's degree without ever leaving the DMACC campus.

Tippie in the News

Video: Alumnus Helps MBA-PM Expand in Cedar Rapids

(KCRG-TV, Sept. 15) Stephen Emerson

Tippie alumnus Stephen Emerson, MBA97, is helping the MBA-PM Program expand with a new facility in downtown Cedar Rapids.

Schafer Discusses Full-time MBA Program

(Business Week, Sept. 28) Jodi Schafer

Jodi Schafer, MBA03, director of admissions in the Full-time MBA Program, talks about how the program is changing.

Show Your Tippie Pride!

Order a Tippie Fleece Jacket

Student modeling new fleece jacket

The I-Envision student organization is offering high-quality fleece jackets for $25 each. It's easy to order and they're delivered to your door!

Upcoming Events

Family Weekend 2009 - College Reception

Nov. 6, 4:45-6:00 p.m.
Howe Galleria, Pappajohn Business Building

Students and their families are invited to show their school spirit by wearing black and gold at this tailgate-themed event. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

MBA Marketing Forum:
"Powerful Brands, Innovative Ideas"

Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
University Athletic Club (1360 Melrose Ave.)

Speakers will be Catherine Captain, BA93 (journalism & mass communication/English), vice president of marketing, MSNBC.com, and general manager, TodayShow.com; Jill Enabnit, BS97 (economics)/MBA00, vice president of database marketing, U.S. Bank; Lynette Friedrich, BBA87 (marketing), international direct marketing manager, American Airlines; and Tyler Woods, MBA99, brand manager with MillerCoors. UI alumni may attend ($15 per person, lunch included) and can RSVP to trent-welander@uiowa.edu.

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Guest Speakers

Gamma Iota Sigma: John Rife

Oct. 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
C121 Pappajohn Business Building

John Rife

Members of the Tippie community are invited to a discussion with John Rife, retired president and CEO of United Fire Group. Founded in 1946, United Fire Group has grown from a small automobile insurance company into a successful regional carrier.

U.S. Bank Speaker Series: Norm Johnson

Oct. 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m..
W401 Pappajohn Business Building

Norm Johnson

Norm Johnson, BBA71, will be on campus as part of the U.S. Bank Speaker Series and the MBA Program's Strategic Innovation Academy. Johnson is president and CEO of Clarcor, a global provider of filtration products.

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