Hello, my name is Lon Moeller. I am the Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. This is my blog. I plan to “blog” (apparently a new-aged way to say “write”) about what is going on in the College of Business for our students, alumni and anyone else who is interested in the College or the University of Iowa. Let’s all hope I have something to say.
Welcome to My Blog. Let’s Hope I Have Something Interesting to Say.
I do enjoy hearing from Tippie graduates – feel free to email me any time (email@example.com). Today I heard from Erin Walsh (a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada), Matt Johnson (doing well at Intel Corporation), and Zach Gruenhagen (Zach spent time in South Africa at a micro-finance NGO and is currently doing work at Florida International University’s Center for Leadership and Service in Miami). Zach, Matt, and Erin were great Tippie students are are fast-becoming some very accomplished Tippie alums.
The University’s Office of Admissions has produced a short video highlighting Tippie Build. Tippie student Jackie Steiff is featured in the video -
The UPO met for lunch today and celebrated our traditional year-end white elephant gift exchange. If you are not familiar with the concepte of a white elephant gift exchange, Wikipedia offers a very helpful explanation – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant_gift_exchange. I am happy to say that I received a very unique gift, one that I do not intend to share with anyone (picture below):
My wife Linda and I attended the Hawkeye football banquet yesterday. It was fun to see Tippie students Brett Van Sloten and Conor Boffeli at the banquet. It was also interesting to hear about teamwork and the value of senior leadership in terms of this year’s Hawkeye football team. I see the same values in our Tippie students and the leadership the undergraduate program counts on from our Tippie seniors.
One of the many joys of my job is the chance to see what Tippie and University of Iowa students are able to achieve. For example, I heard from one of my past Introduction to Law students, Will Reasoner, the other day. Will has been accepted to law school at the University of Missouri and at the University of Iowa – both good schools. Before the Thanksgiving Break, I met with Josh Vinar (another student from my Introduction to Law class last year). Josh was offered an internship at a company that asked for his thoughts about how to improve its operations – Josh’s assessment of the company helped to “seal the deal” for his internship. Lastly, I met with Wenran Xie today. Wenran is an accounting major who interned at Ernst and Young and who recently has been offered a job with Ernst and Young at the company’s Chicago office. Congratulations to Wenran, Josh and Will on their accomplishments.
Tippie student Tyler Hackman was part of the team that helped to publish the University’s Division of Student Life’s annual report – http://report.studentlife.uiowa.edu/about/. Tyler is the Marketing Coordinator for the Student Life Marketing and Design Department. Looks like quite a project that Tyler helped to put together.
At the end of the fall semester, two of my favorite people, and two of the finest professors we have had at the Tippie College of Business, will be retiring – Nancy Hauserman(http://tippie.uiowa.edu/people/profile/profile.aspx?id=194963) and Terry Boles
(http://tippie.uiowa.edu/people/profile/profile.aspx?id=194920). I have known Nancy since the early 1980s when I was a student in her Introduction to Law course. Since then I have had the chance to co-teach several classes with Nancy. I have known Terry since I started teaching at Tippie in 1999. She and I have co-written a book on negotiations (The Road to Success: Learning how to Become an Effective Negotiator). Terry and Nancy have both been outstanding teachers and members of Tippie. They will be missed.