CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
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,
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