Tuesday, June 28, 2022

We wanted to share with you two exciting Tippie DEI Celebrations.

Our Tippie Social Media Team received the Gold Circle of Excellence CASE Award for the Communication – Student Oriented Digital Campaign category for Black in Business social media campaign!

This is an international competition, which is very difficult to win at that level. The judges were extremely impressed by how our DEI Ambassadors have been an integral part of the process. Congratulations to everyone involved in the Black in Business Social Media Campaign!

In addition, our college received honorable mention recognition in the First Time Reporters category for its annual report outlining Sustainability Education and research initiatives. Compiled by our UI Sustainability Manager Sara Maples and written by a team of students, it is one of 59 reports submitted from institutions in 25 countries. It’s the only report from a U.S. business school to be recognized. Congratulations Sara and everyone in the Sustainability Team who worked on this fantastic report!

Our July newsletter below contains upcoming Tippie and UI Community events and some of the most important July dates and observances.

Tippie Events

Tippie Webinar Series – Wednesday, July 27th at 12:00 PM
Working Apart but Together: How to Design and Coach Hybrid Teams for Peak Performance

With the increase in different types of work arrangements, leaders are often managing a “hybrid” team in which team members may work remotely, face to face, or in a hybrid of the two work arrangements. Therefore, it’s important for leaders to understand how they can design and coach hybrid teams for maximum effectiveness. In this engaging session with Professor Jennifer Nahrgang,  participants will learn from research about what stays the same when leading hybrid teams, the advantages inherent in hybrid teams that leaders can leverage, and the challenges hybrid teams face that leaders will need to expect and manage.

UI and Community Events

City of Iowa City Jazz Fest & Fireworks  – July 2nd at 9:30 PM
Join us the intersection of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue, as well as on the University of Iowa Pentacrest for the City of Iowa City’s signature fireworks display. Big, beautiful and the best way to end Saturday night of the Jazz Fest!

July  – Events and Observances

July is National French American Heritage Month
In the United States, July is designated as National French-American Heritage Month and was established to honor the significant contributions made to the country by people of French descent. Currently, approximately 11.8 million Americans of French or French Canadian descent live and work in the United States, with about 2 million of those speaking French at home.

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month
Sarcoma Awareness Month strives to raise awareness about what has been called the “forgotten cancer.” Sarcoma is a rare, soft-tissue cancer made up of many “subtypes” because it can arise from a variety of tissue structures (nerves, muscles, joints, bone, fat, blood vessels ; the body’s “connective tissues”).  About 1% of people diagnosed with cancer are diagnosed with Sarcoma.

U.S. Independence Day – July 4th
The Fourth of July/ Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Filipino-American Friendship Day – July 4th
The celebration of Filipino-American Friendship Day follows more than 100 years of shared history between the two nations. The beginning of a good relationship between the two countries could be said to have started in 1946 when the Philippines gained complete independence from the U.S. To show appreciation for the assistance offered to them when Japan had attacked in World War II, the Philippines’ government designated July 4 as Independence Day (later moved  to July 12). July 4 is also Filipino-American Friendship Day, first celebrated in 1984.

The Hajj – July 7th – July 12th
One of the five pillars of Islam is that each believer is called, at least once in their lives, to make the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that starts and ends in the holy city of Mecca located in today's Saudi Arabia. The journey recreates Muhammad's own path as the native son returned to his tribal home as the leader of a vibrant new religion. Unlike other sacred sites, Mecca is closed off to believers of other faiths; only Muslims are permitted on the Hajj.

Martyrdom of the Bab – July 9th
Martyrdom of the Bab is a commemoration of the martyrdom of one of the founders of the Bahai religion, which began in Iran in the year 1844. On this day, the Bahai people recount the execution of the Bab who was charged with the crime of apostasy in the year 1850 in the Persian Empire and then imprisoned along with his followers.

Eid Al Adha – July 9th – 10th
Eid al-Adha, or the “Feast of Sacrifice,” signifies the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaism, to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as ordered by Allah. It is one of Islam’s most important holidays. Because Ibrahim was allowed to sacrifice a ram instead of his son, Eid al-Adha is traditionally celebrated on its first day, by those with means to do so, with the symbolic sacrifice of a lamb, goat, cow, camel, or other animal that is then divided into threes to be shared equally among family, friends and the needy.

World Population Day – July 11th
World Population Day was established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme — UNDP. The inspiration for this holiday was the peaking public interest in the celebration of ‘Five Billion Day’ on July 11, 1987. World Population Day serves to highlight the problems and challenges that come with a growing global population. Population impacts on social and economic development and on the environment are all emphasized on this day.

International Non-Binary People’s Day – July 14th
This day shines a light on those who identify as non-binary and celebrates the rich diversity of the community. The term “non-binary” describes someone who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman or as falling completely outside these categories. Many (though not all) non-binary people also identify as transgender.

World Day for International Justice – July 17th
The World Day for International Justice (or Day of International Criminal Justice) is held each year on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the system of international justice. These celebrations highlight how international justice tribunals and courts have brought and continue to bring justice to the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It also commemorates the day the Rome Statute was adopted globally to ensure that member nations of the International Criminal Court live up to their expectations.

Nelson Mandela Day – July 18th
Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated every year to shine a light on the legacy of a man who changed the 20th century and helped shape the 21st. Mandela was a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, and an international peacemaker. And he was the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa. The day was officially set by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first observance of Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010.

Pioneer Day – July 24th
Pioneer Day is an homage to the arrival of Mormon Pioneers in the state of Utah. Led by Brigham Young, the first Mormon pioneers (143 men, 3 women, and 2 children) entered the uninhabited Salt Lake Valley. They began the pioneer settlement of more than 400 communities in the intermountain West, Today, the Mormon community honors the day by holding rallies, parades, and fun contests in their hometown of Salt Lake City.

Disability Independence Day – July 26th
National Disability Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. This civil rights law made it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities in areas like employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and access to state and local government programs/services. Beyond structural changes, the act motivated design of new assistive technologies to offset physical limitations that may restrict a person’s ability to access legal or health information.

National Korean War Armistice Day – July 27th
Each year, both America and South Korea observe National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27. This day commemorates and recognizes the peace treaty that triggered a cease-fire in a long-standing war. The Korean War is a significant chapter in American history in which approximately 50,000 American troops died, over 100,000 were wounded, and thousands of others held captive as prisoners of war.

World Nature Conservation Day – July 28th
World Nature Conservation Day stresses the need for preserving a healthy environment and natural resources to maintain a stable and healthy society for current and future generations. The celebrations emphasize keeping the various components of nature such as flora, fauna, energy resources, soil, water, and air intact.

International Friendship Day – July 30th
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. Many events focus on reconciliation, bridging understanding and consensus, and finding comfort in those friendships that feel like home.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30th
In 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, urging Governments worldwide to take coordinated and consistent measures to defeat this scourge. The Plan calls for integrating the fight against human trafficking into the UN’s broader programs, in order to boost development and strengthen security worldwide. This year’s theme  - “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way” -  puts victims of human trafficking at the heart of the campaign and highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking.