Mask Compliance and Potential Closure of BizHub 4th Floor

Mask Compliance and Potential Closure of BizHub 4th Floor

Tippie and university staff routinely monitor compliance with the University mask requirement, and while slips have been noticed and documented all over campus, the 4th floor of Pappajohn Business Building is our biggest trouble spot. Non-compliance rates are hovering at 1 in 5, which is 2-3x higher than anywhere else in the building.

If the mask compliance rate in this space does not improve, we will close the space on March 1 for a week or longer.

We recognize that closure is not the perfect solution, and it reduces the amount of available study space. We will continue to monitor and remind students including asking students to leave if they are repeat offenders. But that particular space encourages falling back on old habits, and we have not been able to improve compliance, yet. To keep the Tippie community healthy, we need to do better or we will close the space to reduce the risk of community spread.

A few suggestions as we work together to keep our community safe:

If you are asked to get an approved face covering, or make sure it covers your mouth and nose, please do not be offended. We are following best available guidance from the Center for Disease Control for stopping the spread, and acting to enforce both University and Iowa City policy.
If you ask someone else to use an approved covering, please do so politely. We all forget and make mistakes; in that spirit, a gentle request is best.
 

Tippie Senate will be (virtually) hosting a Young Alumni Board Lunch & Learn- Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00-1:00 pm.

This upcoming Tuesday, Feb 23, from 12pm-1pm, Tippie Senate will be (virtually) hosting a Young Alumni Board Lunch & Learn. This is a great opportunity for students (primarily first and second year students, but open to all) to learn from recent college grads and business professionals to refine their skill set and gain valuable insight. Additionally, a fun promotion, the first 30 to sign up will receive a $10 grub hub gift card!

ESL and International Programs to host virtual symposium on language learning Feb. 26

Please join University of Iowa ESL Programs and UI International Programs for a virtual symposium “Language Lessons Near and Far: Students and Teachers Adapt to a Changing World.”

This event is free and open to the public and will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021, via Zoom.

The teaching and learning of languages and cultural competencies have always been of critical importance in order to equip ourselves and our students to move through and interact with the world in adaptive, meaningful ways. In this symposium, educational and exchange partners share how emerging and continuing challenges and opportunities have presented themselves and been met, especially in a time of increasing societal focus on social and racial justice and growing chasms in geopolitical relationships.

See a full schedule of speakers and presenters at https://international.uiowa.edu/language-lessons-near-and-far-students-and-teachers-adapting-changing-world

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy in advance at Amy-chastain@uiowa.edu, or 319-335-2885

Interested in careers in investment banking, private equity, trading and more? The Hawkinson Institute is Tippie’s undergraduate investment banking program.

Interested in careers in investment banking, private equity, trading and more? The Hawkinson Institute is Tippie’s undergraduate investment banking program. Our students have a 100% placement rate with firms like J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and others.

All University of Iowa students are invited to come learn more about the program from the director and current Hawkinson Scholars at our upcoming info session on Wednesday, February 24th at 8:30 pm.  The Zoom link is https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98619474362.

We will be accepting applications this semester from students planning to graduate December 2023 or May 2024 with a BBA, BS, BA, MAc, MFin or other degree.

Applications may be downloaded from the Institute’s website. The deadline to apply is March 12

Business Library Hours

The Biz Hub library information desk will be open the following hours this semester:

  • Monday—Friday 8:00 am—5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 1:00—5:00 pm

In addition to our service desk hours, the business library team will be available online and ready to provide assistance.  For complex research questions, Willow Fuchs and Kim Bloedel are happy to meet via Zoom or Teams.  You can also check our YouTube channel which offers quick tutorials on how to find articles, company information, industry information, and international business information.

Masks are required in the Biz Hub and the 4th floor quiet zone.

Get a free professional photo for Linked In!         

The Tippie College’s Alumni Office is providing Tippie students with the opportunity to get a free professional headshot. Update your Linked In profile with this photo before the Career Fair. Must be an accepted student in one of Tippie’s on-campus programs. Limited availability, must sign up in advance at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FA4A929AAFCC25-tippie

 

Questions: Shannon-henderson@uiowa.edu 

Tippie Learning Coaches- Drop-In Tutoring from Feb. 8-May 7

Drop-In Tutoring from Feb. 8-May 7

 

Stat: 1030 Statistics for Business

5-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Zoom Room:  https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98629204809

 

Econ:1100  Principles of Microeconomics

5-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Zoom Room: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/92287863114?pwd=Y2hYa0Z4SnhxT1BvUjduNUsyaXc3UT09

 

Econ:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics

5-7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Zoom Room:  https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99624056145

Accounting Major Update Change in the Writing Assessment Requirement

Effective for fall 2021, the accounting writing assessment is no longer a pre-requisite for access to accounting major courses. The writing assessment will instead be integrated into ACCT:3200 Income Measurement and Asset Valuation as part of our accounting writing program throughout the curriculum. Please contact Kevin Den Adel (kevin-denadel@uiowa.edu), Director of the Undergraduate Accounting Program, or Carl Follmer (carl-follmer@uiowa.edu), Associate Director of the Accounting Writing Program, if you have any questions about the accounting major or the accounting writing program.

Check your inbox for a Message from our Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program Office, Ken Brown

Welcome back!

Spring 2021 semester is finally here, and there is light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. That said, it is further away than we would prefer and 2020 took a toll on each of us, in different ways. Our thoughts are with you as you prepare to move forward into this year, and we stand ready to help you throughout this semester.

As we kick off the semester today, I want to share a few reminders and changes from the fall semester:

Pat’s Diner is reopening. We want you to use the Pappajohn Business Building, and in that spirit, we are re-opening Pat’s Diner for limited day-time hours. The college is subsidizing operations so we encourage you to come by and grab a drink or snack in support. Don’t forget to tell Jeff you missed him.
Limited eating and drinking now allowed. You may recall that following a rash of mask non-compliance in November, we limited eating and drinking in the building. Now that we are all settled into healthier habits, drinking is allowed anywhere in the building, but please put your mask back on immediately after. As for eating, please refrain from eating in classrooms. When you are in the gallerias, BizHub, and other open air spaces, please feel free to eat but only if you are six feet away from others and, again, please replace your mask promptly. And, as a courtesy to others, please clean your area before you leave. Wipes remain available throughout the building.
Keep that mask on. We ask that you wear a mask at all times in the building, and keep your distance from others both in and out of the classroom. If you are not wearing an approved mask, you will be asked to leave not just Pappajohn but any university building. Keep in mind that any space in a university building, even a closed conference room, is considered a public space and you must keep your mask on.
Remember to wash hands often, get enough sleep, and stay home if you are sick. One of the most common reasons students struggle academically is illness. Stay healthy so you can keep up with your classes and work! We want you to succeed.
2020 was a difficult year, and 2021 unfortunately holds many of the same challenges. With the excitement of a new beginnings (a new semester and soon, a new art building) and community wins (basketball and wrestling come to mind, among other things), we can pull together to finish out this academic year safely and successfully.

If there is anything that we can do to support you, please reach out to me or to your academic advisor. Go Hawks, and Tippie community, let’s get down to business!

Ken

Kenneth G. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
Ralph L. Sheets Professor of Management

Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
C140 Pappajohn Business Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1994
319-335-0924 | tw: @kgbphd | in: /kgbphd

Forté National Campus to Business Leadership Conference and Women of Color Symposium

 

 

Want to know how your passions transfer to a business career? This Spring, Forté and our partners are pleased to host the virtual National Campus to Business Leadership Conference and Women of Color Symposium.

Glance into a day-in-the-life of successful businesswomen and grow your network to set yourself up for a successful entry into the business world during this premier virtual event for undergraduate women. Pick the session track that works best for you, connect with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies like Citi and JPMorgan, and hear from keynote speakers at DaVita, PIMCO, and more! Plus, you won’t want to miss the keynote from New York Times bestselling author, Lindsey Pollak.

The best part? It’s completely free to apply! Once you’re admitted, a fee is required to reserve your seat. Now is the best time to invest in yourself so apply today!

National Campus to Business Leadership Conference Online Sessions: 
Friday, March 12: Noon – 6:30 PM ET
Saturday, March 13: 10:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Women of Color Symposium Online Session: 
Thursday, March 11: 4:00 – 7:45 PM ET

APPLY NOW
Application Deadline: February 14

Business Library Hours & Info.

The Biz Hub library information desk will be open the following hours this semester:

Monday—Friday 8:00 am—5:00 pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday 1:00—5:00 pm

In addition to our service desk hours, the business library team will be available online and ready to provide assistance.  For complex research questions, Willow Fuchs and Kim Bloedel are happy to meet via Zoom or Teams.  You can also check our YouTube channel which offers quick tutorials on how to find articles, company information, industry information, and international business information.

 

Add/Drop Week 1 Change via MyUI Without Advisers or Instructors Permissions.

Here is a summary of the most common course deadlines.  There are even more deadlines listed on the Office of the Registrar’s website: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/academic-calendar

Adding and Dropping the First Week of Classes

You may add and drop courses the first week of the semester via MyUI without any permissions from advisers or instructors. International students may need permission from ISSS. This option ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 31st.

Change of Registration- Registrar’s Website: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/changes-registration-myui-closed 

 

 

To all seniors graduating in December, make sure to RSVP for the Tippie Toast to Graduation!

 

To all seniors graduating in December, make sure to RSVP for the Tippie Toast to Graduation! You will hear from Dean Amy Kristof-Brown, Director of Alumni Relations Ashley Durham, Class of Dec 2020 grad Erika Law, and professor Bob Walker. We hope that you join us over zoom on December 11th at 4:30pm. RSVP at this link: https://forms.gle/bJXJCEtzaoGiiqDH9 

Are you looking for additional support in Micro, Macro or Statistics for Business? Join the Tippie Learning Coaches ZOOM Rooms for Support.

Take a look at the schedule below and stop by their ZOOM rooms throughout the semester.

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

Statistics for Business