National First-Generation College Celebration week, November 3- 8th 2019

This week, Colleges across campus are hosting first-generation events.

What Does “First-Generation” Mean at The University of Iowa?

At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are those students who do not have a parent(s) or guardian(s) who completed a four-year degree. Compared to their continuing generation peers, first-generation students may face a unique set challenges in their college transition and completion efforts, and often benefit from additional support of faculty and staff who are dedicated to their success. In addition, first-generation students share many common personal assets that also contribute to their success. The University of Iowa aims to celebrate these assets and help students learn to utilize them in order to reach their full potential and realize their academic goals.

NEW Iowa Innovation Competition awarding $75,000 in prizes this fall to UI IDEAS!

The Iowa Innovation Competition is a university-wide competition that’s open to all UI students (graduate & undergraduates), faculty, staff, and incubator startups awarding up to $75,000 in prizes this fall to UI ideas. All levels of businesses/ideas are welcome to apply for the first phase of the competition. Pitch workshops will be held prior to both competitions to help students/teams prepare their pitch (October 25 & 28- web page has more information). Click this link to learn more about the Iowa Innovation Competition-

Submit your application before the deadline- November 6, 2019.


Masters of Health Administration- Open House Wednesday, October 2 and Saturday, October 5

Virtual Open House (Online)

Wednesday, October 2 @ 3:00-4:00 PM CST

During this event, we will cover information about our CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration program, recently ranked #8 in the nation by US News and World Report. Topics will include the program curriculum, professional development opportunities, and employment success. Tips for the application process and a Q&A with current students, alumni, and our program director will also be included. Just send an email to Alex Smolik at to receive the ZOOM link.

On-Campus Open House

Saturday, October 5 @ 10-11:30 AM

An opportunity to meet faculty, students, staff and alumni and tour the Department of Health Management and Policy and the College of Public Health Building, room C217. Topics will include the program curriculum, professional development opportunities, employment success, and admission process.

Register online:

Iowa Startup Games- October 25 – 27 – Apply by October 9th

Team up. Pitch Ideas. Create a business in a weekend- October 25-27

Dive into the entrepreneurial culture with your classmates at Iowa Startup Games! This is a three-day event where students, from all areas of study, pitch their ideas to have an impact.

After you pitch, you will form teams and work together to bring the best ideas to life. By the third day, each team will pitch to a group of panelists for a chance to win cash prizes. You will learn problem-solving skills, have the opportunity to meet with community members, and begin to think like a creative entrepreneur.

There is also the opportunity to earn one credit hour (if you are a full-time registered UI student, this may be available to you at no cost) and we feed you (all weekend long)! Bring your ideas to life in a creative and collaborative weekend!  For more information visit

The deadline to apply is October 9.

Shhhh…..Women in Business Silent Auction this Thursday!

Join Women in Business (WIB) at their annual Silent Auction this Thursday, October 10th.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Iowa Women’s Foundation, a statewide nonprofit based in Iowa City that advocates for economic self-sufficiency for Iowa women.

Thursday, October 10
10:00am – 2:30pm
West Galleria, PBB (near Pat’s Diner)

How does a silent auction work?
A silent auction is a common way for organizations (often nonprofits) to raise funds.  Goods and services donated by businesses and individuals are packaged into gift baskets, often with a theme, such as “movie night” or “spa retreat.”  Those gift baskets are then set out on tables with a bid sheet at each one.  During auction hours, anyone can come by to look at the gift baskets and decide if they would like to bid on one.  To bid, you write your name, contact info, and your bid amount on the bid sheet.

If you are the person with the highest bid on that sheet at the end of the auction, you are the winner.  You will be contacted and asked to pay for your gift basket for your bid amount.

Accounting Major Pre-Admission Writing Assessment- Click Post for Dates/Times

Accounting Major Pre-Admission Writing Assessment

The writing assessment will be administered on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. in room 101 Biology Building East (BBE) and Friday, October 4, at 3:30 p.m. in W107 PBB.  Students who plan to start the undergraduate accounting major in the spring 2020 semester should take the assessment on one of these two dates.  If you previously passed the Accounting Department writing assessment, then you have met this particular requirement for admission to the accounting major and do not need to take it again.  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:



Register for the Women in Analytics & Leadership Conference by Thursday, September 19, 2019


All students are invited to the Women in Analytics and Leadership Conference on Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 7:30 am.

Come learn about Analytics in the Real World and Business Performance. Hear from our Career Insights Panel, discover What’s Your Personal Brand? and learn about Negotiating Equal Pay. And finally, hear from industry experts about Communicating Analytics Insights and Storytelling with Data. It will be an interesting day filled with ideas you can use immediately to launch your technical career!

More details, including registration, can be found at:

Register by Thursday, September 19th using this link-

HNI Launch Day – Thursday, September 19th from 12:15 to 3:30 pm

Visit with leaders from HNI (which includes HON and Allsteel) about careers with their firm.

Thursday, September 19 from 12:15 – 3:30 pm in the Andersen Galleria (west atrium).

They’ll have info on internships, development programs, and full-time positions in the areas of Sales, Design, Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management, Supply Chain, and Human Resources.

Free Fuzzy’s Tacos, drinks, treats, and giveaways