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  • Week of Sunday, March 26

BaFa’ BaFa’

3/27/2017 - 3:00 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W401

BaFa’ BaFa’ is a cultural simulation geared towards helping students grow their global perspective and reflect on their way of thinking when approaching a new culture.

Using Your Strengths to Get a Great Job

3/27/2017 - 3:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union, Ohio State Room

Learn how to understand and describe your strengths, find careers and jobs that will use them, and sharpen your resume and online presence.

Sustainability at Organic Valley

3/27/2017 - 5:15 pm
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W151

Jerry McGeorge, the Vice President of Cooperative Affairs for Organic Valley, will be visiting the Tippie College of Business to speak about sustainability and culture at Organic Valley. All students, regardless of college affiliation, are welcome to attend.  Jerry McGeorge has been working at Organic Valley for the past 20 years. He currently oversees human resources, culture, and sustainability in his position as the Vice President of Cooperative Affairs. Outside of Organic Valley, he has held positions such as the chairman of the board of directors for the National Cooperative Business Association.

Tippie LGBTQ Panel Series

3/27/2017 - 6:30 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Illinois Room

The Tippie College of Business welcomes Ernst & Young's Diversity & Inclusion Resource Group, who will host a discussion on the importance and impact of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace. Don't miss this great networking opportunity!

Business Model Competition

3/28/2017 - 8:00 am
Pappajohn Business Building

The UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) will host the 2017 Business Model Competition with cash prizes and qualifications to the John Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition and the International Business Model Competition.  The competition is based on the methodology of the Business Model Canvas and requires that companies tell their story beginning from the idea stage, including pivots along the way. Details are available on the JPEC website.

Free Speech Day: Challenges of the First Amendment in Modern America

3/28/2017 - 1:00 pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Main Lounge

Join the campus community in an all-day event about the challenges of the First Amendment in Modern America presented by: Keynote Speaker Ana Navarro (Republican Strategist and Political Commentator).  and featuring... Christina Bohannan (Professor, College of Law), Paul Gowder (Professor, College of Law), David Ryfe (Professor, School of Communications), Laura Kipnis (Professor, Northwestern University), Jamelle Bouie (Chief Political Correspondent for Slate Magazine), Franchesca Ramsey (Comedian, Video Blogger), Talks will range from free speech in academic settings to commentary on its impact in society and the media. For a complete schedule, visit: gpsg.uiowa.edu/free-speech-day This program is presented by the Graduate and Professional Student Government, University of Iowa Student Government, University Lecture Committee, and the Office of the President. Programs offering credit* Fraternity and Sorority Life  Advantage Iowa  *Students going to this event for educational credit or extra credit for a class do not have to attend all the events. Attending one event/lecture is sufficient. The event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jasmine Mangrum in advance at jasmine-mangrum@uiowa.edu. Speaker Bios: Laura Kipnis’s upcoming book, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus, about being the subject of a Title IX investigation for writing an essay (and her own investigation of the convoluted factors that led to this turn of events), will be out in April from HarperCollins. When not battling censors, Kipnis is a cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, aesthetics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. Her six books—which include Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation; How to Become A Scandal; and Against Love: A Polemic—have been translated into fifteen languages. Her troublemaking essay, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe” was included in The Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen, who praised its professional risktaking. Kipnis is also a professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University, where she teaches filmmaking. Jamelle Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine where he writes on national politics. He is based in Washington D.C., and his work has appeared in The American Prospect, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the New Yorker online. Jamelle is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with degrees in political and social thought, and government. Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She is also a political contributor on ABC’s The View. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media, sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. “Ana speaks the truth, and she is willing to speak the truth to power without reservation…She has the ear of lots of elected officials,” said Republican consultant Brett O’Donnell. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed. Political Expertise. Navarro most recently served as the national Hispanic co-chair for Governor Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign and the national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council in 2008, where she was also the national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign. She has played a role in several federal and state races in Florida. She served on Governor Jeb Bush’s transition team in 1998 and was his first director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor. In 2001, she served as ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission, devoting much of her energy to condemning human rights abuses in Cuba. In 1999, she worked in the private sector, representing private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related to immigration, trade, and policy affecting Central America. In 1997, she was a special advisor to the government of Nicaragua and was one of the primary advocates for NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act). Education and Immigration. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her BA in Latin American studies and political science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. She was born in Nicaragua, and in 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution, she and her family immigrated to the United States.

Business Model Competition

3/29/2017 - 8:00 am
Pappajohn Business Building

The UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) will host the 2017 Business Model Competition with cash prizes and qualifications to the John Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition and the International Business Model Competition.  The competition is based on the methodology of the Business Model Canvas and requires that companies tell their story beginning from the idea stage, including pivots along the way. Details are available on the JPEC website.

1 Million Cups (1MC)

3/29/2017 - 9:00 am
MidWestOne Bank Downtown Iowa City, Basement

Join us at MidWestOne Bank in downtown Iowa City for community connections, inspiring startup pitches and free coffee. The 1 Million Cups Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (1MC) program offers local upstart entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, advisers and community members. The event is FREE and all entrepreneurs, business owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information about the program visit 1millioncups.com.

Tippie College Scholarship Luncheon

3/30/2017 - 11:30 am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Main Lounge

A luncheon celebrating the numerous business scholarships available to students. Invitees include students who receive scholarships managed by the Tippie College and their donors. 

Iowa JPEC Advisory Council Meeting

3/31/2017 - 9:00 am
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W401