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Release: Dec. 7, 1999

UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center sponsors symbol design contest

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) at the University of Iowa is sponsoring a design competition for UI students to create a three-dimensional symbol of entrepreneurship.

According to Jay Christensen-Szalanski, a UI professor of management and organizations who works with JPEC, the symbol design competition will help inaugurate its new Certificate of Entreprenuership program. Starting next semester, all UI undergraduates can obtain a Certificate in Entreprenuership, he said.

The symbol will be used by JPEC in its publications and other materials, and the three-dimensional design should be suitable for reproduction as a statuette or as a logo on print media.

Christensen-Szalanski said the student designers should keep in mind some key words that are inherent in the concept of entreprenuership: innovation, creativity, opportunity assessment, risk management and a desire for success.

The competition is open to all current full-time or part-time UI students. Deadline for entries to the JPEC in S160 of the John Pappajohn Business Building is 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2000.

The winning designer will receive a $1,500 cash prize and free tuition for one class in the entrepreneurship program. Rights to the winning design will belong to JPEC.

For more details about the competition, contact Christensen-Szalanski at (319) 335-0971.