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Events calendar for February 1 - March 1, 2017

MBAA Power Lunch

February 1, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C425 PC

RSVP for this Event (Deadline: 1/29/17) Cancel RSVP Contact Organizer

All MBAA members are invited to attend a fun and productive Power Lunch. It's the home stretch of application/interview season, so this is the perfect opportunity to build momentum heading into Spring. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.


No Academy

February 2, 2017
Location: N/A

In lieu of academy, all students are required to attend the Sustainability Summit on Friday, February 3rd.


Hillphoenix Information Session

February 2, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

Please join us for an Information Session with Nate Weaton, VP & GM at Hillphoenix - A Dover Company. Nate is also a University of Iowa Undergraduate Alum - he will be talking about Hillphoenix, the Dover organization and his role.  This session is business casual. Please RSVP in MBA Focus.


Sustainability Summit

February 3, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Old Brick

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The Net Impact graduate chapter at Tippie College of Business and the MBA community would like to invite you to the Sustainability Summit 2017. Join us at Old Brick on Friday, February 3rd from 9 AM to 1PM to learn how companies are integrating sustainable strategies to address changing dynamics in todays business environment. This year the Summit will include speakers from organizations based in Iowa and Nebraska, headlined by Eric Holthaus - City of Cedar Rapids. Participants at the Summit can also look forward to a panel discussion focusing on entrepreneurial challenges involved in sustainability. Hope to see you there!! **As a reminder, this event is required for all FT-MBA students and open to all other students, faculty, staff, and community members**


Analytics Lunch & Learn: Building Your Professional Portfolio

February 6, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C425 PC

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All MBAA members are invited to attend a fun and informative Lunch & Learn about building your online professional analytics portfolio. Guest speaker Mathias Gran will walk us through how to get up and running with GitHub to showcase your analytics work to employers and collaborate with classmates on programming projects. Lunch will be provided to all MBAA members who RSVP.


SY Coaches Meeting

February 7, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC


CPT/OPT/H1B info session

February 8, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

RSVP for this Event (Deadline: 2/6/17) Cancel RSVP Contact Organizer

Join Lee Seedorff, Director of ISSS, as she gives an overview of CPT, OPT and H1B.  Lunch will be provided for those that RSVP by the deadline. 


Marketing Institute: Craig Sloan, Executive VP of Fox Sports Media

February 8, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: W401 PBB


MBA Lunar New Year Celebration

February 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: W401 PBB

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Join us for a celebration of the Lunar New Year with food and festivities. Guests welcome.


Finance Academy: Interesting New Developments in Finance

February 9, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: C425 PC

Interesting New Developments in Finance


Business Analytics Academy: Intro to SAS - Part 1

February 9, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: C220D PBB

An Introduction to and Data Management in SAS® - by Fred Ullrich  The first session is designed to introduce users to the SAS software suite. It will build familiarity with the software, define terms and describe workflow, and cover basic SAS tasks such as writing programs, reading/importing data, transforming data, and generating basic output.  Fred Ullrich is a research analyst in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the College of Public Health. He has worked as a data wrangler and analyst on a wide array of research projects ranging from health policy evaluations to international epidemiologic studies, and nation-wide multi-center clinical trials. He has been a SAS® user for over 30 years.


MBAA Trivia Night

February 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: C425 PC

RSVP for this Event (Deadline: 2/8/17) Cancel RSVP Contact Organizer

Come join the MBAA for a night of trivia! Break into teams and tackle a variety of topics with your team members! Food/snacks and drinks will be provided. *This is a MBAA members only event*. *Note: Due to the limited space, this event is capped at 32 people*. *Extended RSVP Deadline: 2/8/2017*. Please contact Hayle Cho or Ben Hjelmaas if you have any questions.


MBA Movie Night

February 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: C425 PC

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Finance is the name of the game! Professor Tom Rietz and the MBA's will be hosting a movie night centered around the financial crisis. The movie is still TBD but never fear, it will not disappoint!


Lean In Circle: Sponsored by MBA Women's Leadership Program

February 13, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: Atlas - Iowa City, IA

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ACT Information Session

February 14, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

Please join us for an Information Session with ACT. Mark Hennessey, Sr. Manager in Talent Acquisition, will be on campus to speak with us about ACT's story, changes within the organization, where the industry is heading, and how MBAs add value to such an organization.   This session is business casual. RSVP in MBA Focus.


Focus Group (1st years)

February 15, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C434 PC


Business Analytics Academy: Intro to SAS - Part 2

February 16, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: C220D PBB

An Introduction to Procedures and Graphics in SAS® - by Sarah Bell In the second session, you’ll learn how to perform basics tasks, such as displaying the observations from a dataset, accessing a dataset’s metadata, summarizing categorical and continuous data, and producing charts and graphs. In addition, you’ll learn how to perform basic statistical tests such as chi-square and t-tests.  Sarah Bell is a biostatistician at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). She assists HCCC members with study design, data management, statistical analysis, and grant and manuscript preparation. She has been a SAS® user for 6 years.


IDx Information Session/Alumni Spotlight

February 16, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

Please join us for an Information Session/Alumni Spotlight with Ben Clark, 2013 Iowa MBA & COO at IDx LLC.  Ben will be talking about IDx, his role with the organization and his journey from MBA to now.  He will ALSO be talking about the Market Analyst internship opportunity IDx has for this summer:  IDx, LLC is looking for outstanding MBA candidate interns eager to complete a comprehensive go-to market assessment to guide management’s resource and business development planning for the next several years.  The Market Analyst Intern will work remotely (on campus) as part of two to three person research.  The research team will work with the support of Michael Williams and Dr. Tom Gruca.   This session is business casual. Please RSVP in MBA Focus.


Marketing Academy: Lynn Manternach, Brand Arsonist and Co-Founder, MindFire Communications

February 16, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: C435 PC

Lynn will be our guest this week discussing the important role primary research plays in branding, not only for companies but for your own personal brand as well.  


Venture Capital Fair (Business Integration class exercise)

February 16, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: TBD

All students in Business Integration will be taking part in this simulation/exercise.  Exact times TBD.


Net Impact - Group Project Updates and Power Lunch

February 20, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C425

RSVP for this Event (Deadline: 2/18/17) Cancel RSVP Contact Organizer


Focus Group

February 21, 2017 - 13 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C434 PC


Federal Home Loan Bank - Alumni Spotlight

February 22, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: C434 PC

Please join us for an Alumni Spotlight with Federal Home Loan Bank. Rob Soules, 2008 Iowa MBA & Market Risk Analyst, will be here to talk about his path from MBA to now and what working at FHLB is like.  This session is business casual. Please RSVP in MBA Focus.


Study Abroad Info Session

February 22, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

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Learn how you could study abroad in the Netherlands or Germany in your second spring semester.  Applications will be due after spring break.  Please feel free to bring your own lunch. 


Business Analytics Academy: Using Data to Change Behaviors & Improve Patient Satisfaction

February 23, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: S401 PBB

Why Can't I see My Dr? - Using Data to Change Behaviors and Improve Patient Satisfaction


Marketing Academy: Q & A with Frontier Co-op's Chief Marketing Officer

February 23, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: C435 PC

Class kicks off with the final two Field Studies in Marketing summary presentations, and is followed by Q&A with Clint Landis, Chief Marketing Officer at Frontier Natural Products Co-op. Frontier specializes in natural and organic products found in stores and specialty shops throughout the United States and Canada. By offering access to high-quality, competitively priced choices that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible, Frontier seeks to lead the way in bringing nature -- and peace of mind -- to its customers. This 1990 FTMBA graduate has had a non-traditional path to the C-suite, including owning more than one business along the way. Clint welcomes questions from our group and is well-suited to address a range of topics. Bring your questions, as this is largely a student driven Q&A session.


TreePans Information Session

February 23, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

Please join us for an information session with Ben Brown, Co-Founder of TreePans. TreePans is an environmentally friendly agriculture product that accelerates growth, increases yield, and lessens the resources needed to care for your trees.   This session is business casual. Please RSVP in MBA Focus.


Dore Women's Leadership Program with Ginny Wilson Peters

February 24, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: C435 PC

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Dore Women's Leadership Program: "Difficult Conversations are Key to Personal Development" with Ginny Wilson Peters Author Susan Scott said that "a fierce conversation is one in which we come out from behind ourselves into the conversations and make it real."  Having these difficult conversations is critical and yet can be very difficult.  We will talk about the specific tools for having difficult conversations as well as give you time to prepare yourself for an upcoming difficult conversation. Lunch will be served.


Deloitte - Alumni Spotlight

February 24, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

Please join us for an alumni spotlight with Nathan Patton, 2011 Iowa MBA graduate & Manager at Deloitte.    This session will be business casual. RSVP in MBA Focus.


NAWMBA Lunch and Learn

February 27, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC

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SY Coaches Meeting

February 28, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: C435 PC