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Release: April 1, 1999

HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS NOTES

SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY APRIL 7 -- The Undergraduate Programs Office will hold its Spring Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 in W151 (the Tippie Auditorium) of the Pappajohn Business Building.

The program will recognize undergraduate and graduate students elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honors organization for business students and recognize senior honors students. The ceremony will also include awards for the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key, the outstanding undergraduate student business organization, and outstanding teaching assistants.

A reception will follow the ceremony in the Andersen Galleria. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at 335-1037

BETA ALPHA PSI REGIONAL CONVENTION APRIL 9 -- The University of Iowa chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, a national honorary accounting fraternity, will host the 1999 Missouri Valley Regional Convention Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10.

The program will focus on the future of accounting and the impact of technology in the field, according to Amy An, UI accounting instructor and Beta Alpha Psi advisor. Speakers include representatives from major firms including Union Pacific, and accounting firms such as Ernst and Young, Arthur Andersen, McGladrey and Pullen, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The conference will also include student presentations and sessions on designing a web page and career development.

The UI Alpha Pi Chapter is celebrating 45 years as a part of the national Beta Alpha Psi organization, which includes 200 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.

Conference events will be held at the Holiday Inn in Iowa City and the Pappajohn Business Building. For more information, contact An at 335-1405 or view the convention agenda at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/studorgs/bapsi/index.html.

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR APRIL 12 to APRIL 23 -- The UI Business and Liberal Arts Placement Office is offering a web-based career fair targeting full-time positions for seniors and alumni with business or liberal arts degrees.

Students and alumni can register online April 12 through April 23 at www.biz/uiowa.edu/placemnt/libarts to receive a password allowing them to access approximately 50 job opportunities from over 40 companies. They will have the option of submitting an electronic resume online or submitting a hard copy resume at the Business and Liberal Arts Placement Office (BLAPO) at 24 Phillips Hall, according to Laurie Dufoe, associate director of BLAPO.

"We believe this will be a convenient way for companies to connect with UI students and alumni," said Dufoe. The fair marks the first time BLAPO has collected resumes online; it is one of the few college placement offices in the U.S. who are conducting online career fairs, she added.

For more information, contact Dufoe at (319) 335-1023.