Kum & Go Donation Funds Stock Market Video Wall at U. of Iowa

$300,000 gift from Krause Gentle Foundation will provide real-time financial information

Henry B. Tippie College of Business Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial,
Kum & Go co-founder and chairman W.A. Krause, president
and CEO Kyle J. Krause

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa recently unveiled a new stock market video wall, funded by a $300,000 donation from Kum & Go and the Krause Gentle Foundation. The wall, located inside the Tippie College of Business, will provide real-time financial information for students, faculty and visitors.

"Kum & Go is committed to giving back to the communities we serve," said Kyle J. Krause, Kum & Go president and CEO. "With this donation, we're making an investment in educational excellence, which helps enhance the future of business in Iowa."

Krause joined Tippie College students, faculty and staff to be among the first to see the new wall during the unveiling event Friday, April 19, in Iowa City, Iowa.

"In today's business world, access to real-time information is critical," said Sarah Fisher Gardial, dean of the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. "Through this generous donation from Kum & Go and the Krause Gentle Foundation, we'll provide our students and faculty with up-to-the-second data that's easily accessible to all."

Tippie View, an interactive wall of video displays used by business students and Pappajohn Business Building visitors , took center stage in a dedication ceremony on April 19.

Attending the dedication were W.A. Krause (BA '57), his son and daughter-in-law Kyle (BBA '85) and Sharon (MBA '94), and his grandson Elliott, a current student at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Members of the college's Tippie Advisory Board were in attendance and could test the technology firsthand.

Tippie View consists of five touchscreen displays and a stock ticker reporting the Dow 30 and stocks of local interest. The 70-inch center screen reports live market data and equities while other screens offer visitors a building wayfinder, building class schedules, Cambus information and more.

Gardial thanked the Krause Gentle Foundation and the Krause family for their financial gift that made Tippie View possible. "About one million people visit the building each year, and we're proud to have Tippie View at the building’s entrance," she said. "What Tippie View features is business. Anyone who enters our doors can see this is a business college."

The Henry B. Tippie College of Business develops business leaders and scholars through a comprehensive educational experience based on the core values of integrity, innovation and impact. This vision infuses a threefold mission to provide excellent teaching, research and service. Focused undergraduate and graduate programs are presented by a faculty talented in basic and applied research and dedicated to integrating theory and practice. Success is measured by placement statistics, research productivity, the impact alumni make in their chosen professions and national reputation.

West Des Moines, Iowa-based Kum & Go has more than 420 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks.