Accounting Major Writing Assessment Administered both Thursday and Friday of this Week – Register Now

Accounting Major Writing Assessment

The writing assessment will be administered on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in W107 PBB and Friday, February 28, at 3:30 p.m. in W107 PBB.  Students who plan to enroll in accounting major courses (junior-level courses) in the fall 2020 semester should take the assessment on one of these two dates.  If you have received a B- grade or higher in BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol or previously passed the Accounting Department writing assessment, then you have met this particular requirement for access to accounting major courses.  Students must have either completed or be currently enrolled in ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting (or course equivalent) to be eligible to take the writing assessment.  For additional information and to register for the assessment, please refer to the writing assessment website at:

Do you have a great idea or want to help someone with theirs? Apply by February 14th for the Iowa Startup Games.

Iowa Startup Games
Open to all UI Students!
Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2020
Event Dates: February 28 – March 1, 2020

Share your ideas and start a business in a weekend with your classmates at Iowa Startup Games! This is a three-day event where students, from all areas of study, share their ideas to have an impact. After students share their ideas, they will form teams and work together to bring the best ideas to fruition. By the third day, each team will pitch to a group of panelists for a chance to win cash prizes. Students will learn problem-solving skills, have the opportunity to meet with community members, network with peers, and begin to think like a creative entrepreneur. There is also the opportunity to earn one credit hour – at no cost for students registered full time!

Don’t have your own idea? No problem! Apply to help someone else with theirs.

May Graduates! Friday, February 26 is the Deadline to Submit Your Degree Applications.

Applying for your degree – spring deadline is Friday, February 26. Not sure where to start, use this resource provided by the Registrar’s Office as a graduation checklist: 

To formally complete your degree, you need to apply for your degree in MyUI.

  • When logged in to MyUI, go to the Student Information tab.
  • Click on the Degree Application link in the right column.
  • Follow the steps to complete this form.

Check your degree audit!


Valentine for the Valentine-less – February 12 – 8:00 pm room C125

Join Tippie Students for Service as we meet and make valentines for individuals who need a little bit of love! These valentines will go to the Children’s Hospital!

Contact Person: Contact Shannon Faulkner at for more information!

“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 Shannon Faulkner in advance at”

Tippie Top 21 Nominations

Twenty-one student leaders

The Tippie Top 21 award recognizes 21 of the college’s outstanding student leaders. These students are young people who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, experiential learning, and advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement.


Why Re-Branding?

We encourage our students to propel themselves into the college experience by getting involved within Tippie and beyond. That being said, credit should be given where credit is due. Tippie’s Top 21 gives well-deserved recognition to outstanding leaders who begin their college journeys from many different backgrounds. Moving forward, we hope to re-brand this award in order to be more inclusive of the undergraduate student population who come from all these backgrounds.

Whether it is through stellar academics or impressive initiative, our faculty and staff know that students can impact the Tippie community in countless ways. It is important to us to acknowledge these impacts and highlight the students who make them.

Submit a nomination

How do I know if a student is qualified?

We’re sure you’re thinking of all the great Tippie students you could nominate for a Top 21 award. First, be sure that the student you have in mind is admitted to Tippie OR has declared pre-business. No matter their age, ALL Tippie students and pre-business students are eligible to be nominated. Nominees also are expected to have demonstrated excellence in at least two of the following areas:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Experiential learning
  • Advancing diversity, inclusion, and global engagement

IdeaStorm Competitions Open to all UI Students- Deadline to Apply February 7th

A two minute pitch

IdeaStorms are entry-level pitch competitions across the University of Iowa’s campus that encourage students to share their innovative ideas with others, all while familiarizing themselves with the pitching process. They encourage students to come and share their new, never heard before ideas without the requirements of a business plan or proposal and provide a collaborative environment where students can get feedback and resources on how to make their ideas into a reality. Does your idea uniquely solve a problem? At IdeaStorm, all UI students are invited to share their business idea in two minutes or less with a panel of judges and an audience. The top ideas at each competition will be awarded cash prizes to help take their idea to the next level.

  • Spring 2020 IdeaStorm Competitions will be held on February 10 – 13.
  • The deadline to apply is February 7.
  • All UI students are eligible to participate.

Link for more information-

IdeaStorm Competitions
Open to all UI Students!
Deadline to apply: February 7, 2020
Event dates: February 10-13, 2020

IdeaStorms are ENTRY-LEVEL competitions that are open to ALL UI STUDENTS.  No previous pitching experience, presentation, or business plan needed! Students who participate in IdeaStorm have the opportunity to share their idea in 2 minutes or less for the chance to win cash prizes! There will be four competitions, each focused on a different area of innovation.

Health Initiatives IdeaStorm: Creating a better well-being through healthcare innovation.
Date: Monday, February 10
Time/Location: 5:30 pm, 3655 SC

Creative Concepts IdeaStorm: Innovation through art, design, history, music, literature, and more.
Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time/Location: 5:30pm, 40 SH

Common Good IdeaStorm: Inspiring change through social and sustainable ideas to benefit the common good.
Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time/Location: 5:30pm, 106 GILH

Consumer Solutions IdeaStorm: Exploring solutions to everyday problems through new products or services.
Date: Thursday, February 13
Time/Location: 5:30pm, W401 PBB

Learn more about IdeaStorm and sign up here!

ENTR:4460- Entrepreneurship & Global Trade – register NOW for next Spring 2020

Are you interested in complex issues of business operations in the global economy, trade transactions in international trade, global business management, global marketing, global supply chain management, and trade finance. Sign up for Entrepreneurship and Global Trade next spring to prepare for work in the global marketplace and for the Certified Global Business Professional certification exam offered by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators.

Find more information about the course on MyUI- ENTR:4460-