Tippie News - Henry B. Tippie College of Business Newsletter

PwC Partnership Hopes to Bring More Minority Students to Accounting

The Department of Accounting hopes its partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world's largest international accounting firms, will draw more minority students to the Master of Accountancy Program at Iowa.


News Briefs

Tippie Student Takes Charge During Semester Kick-Off Event

Mike GilletteMike Gillette was among a cadre of seasoned Hawkeyes who served as student leaders during On Iowa!, a pre-semester program for new undergraduates that introduces them to campus traditions, success strategies, and each other.

John Deere Showcases Its Career Opportunities

Herky driving a Deere tractorStudents got an up-close look at a range of professions during John Deere Day on the UI campus. The event was co-sponsored by the Tippie College of Business.

Student-Owned Micro-Lending Business Helps Local Startups

seedlauncher logoThe Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory on campus is helping Seedlauncher get off the ground and focus on helping other new businesses do the same.

Nonprofit Expert Says Iowans Are Generous with Time, but Not Money

Richard KoontzA recent national study that shows Iowans ranking low in the amount of money they donate to nonprofit organizations was not surprising to Richard Koontz, a UI analyst and Tippie adjunct lecturer who works closely with the state's charitable organizations.

Obama Up, Romney Down on IEM

IEM logoAfter two weeks of political party conventioneering, traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets believe President Barack Obama has a significantly higher likelihood of winning the popular vote on Election Day.

Tippie Annex Opens in Belle Plaine

Tippie itemMemorabilia collected by Henry B. Tippie is now on permanent display at the Henry B. Tippie Annex in his home town of Belle Plaine, Iowa.

Upcoming Events

Tippie Homecoming Picnic


Friday, September 28
4:30-6:30 p.m.
PBB Courtyard

Reconnect with campus, friends, and former classmates! Check online for details. Also, Delta Sigma Pi's Epsilon Chapter is planning an event for Homecoming and would like to cordially invite all former members to attend. If you are interested, please contact Amy Lovejoy.

Des Moines Meet the Dean and Networking Reception

Sarah GardialThursday, October 18
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pappajohn Education Center

Register online

Tippie in the News

Creator of Farm Manuals Fast Featured
(Iowa Public Radio, August 21)

clipartTyler Finchum, creator of farmmanualsfast.com, was interviewed by host Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio's talk program, "River to River."

Students Get a Taste of the Real World in Business Boot Camp
(Des Moines Register, August 17)

John Slump and Jared GarfieldTraining that John Slump and Jared Garfield received at the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute a few years ago have brought their medical device startup, Corvida Medical, to where it is today.

Kernels' Whalen Goes from War to Pro Baseball
(The Gazette, August 16)

Kernels logoNine years ago, Greg Whalen was a combat troop in Iraq. Today, he's just a few hours shy of a degree in economics and has been hired to be the home clubhouse manager for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Business Uses Geographic Mapping to Increase Business Efficiency
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 12)

needlesNeedle Analytics, a new business created by UI graduates Jacob Langenfeld and Riley Gardam, offers businesses a better look into their marketing practices and customer demographics through a combination of geography and analytical data gathering to increase business efficiency.

Golf Cart Ride with "Iowan of the Day"
(Des Moines Register, August 10)

Jeralyn WestercampReporter Kyle Munson rode along and interviewed Tippie student Jeralyn Westercamp, who was named the Iowa State Fair's "Iowan of the Day" for August 10.

Iowa Ranks Last in Women's Firms
(Des Moines Register, August 8)

Lynn AllendorfLynn Allendorf, director of the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory, questions a recent study that shows Iowa is the worst state in the nation for female-owned businesses.

Foreign Assignments Inspire Employees to Job-Hunt
(Business News Daily, August 2)

Maria KraimerMaria Kraimer, professor of management and organizations and the Gary C. Fethke Research Fellow, comments on her research that shows many employees of global brands who are sent overseas will look for a new job after they return because they feel undervalued.

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