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Ewing Kauffman: A Founder's Legacy

In the month of September, we remember the birthday of our founder Ewing Marion Kauffman. From humble beginnings, Mr. Kauffman knew the fruits of hard work could change a person's journey through life. He believed the combination of an entrepreneurial ambition and an unconquerable determination could affect the economic welfare of a country - one entrepreneur at a time.

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Amanda Schnieders
on September 17, 2013
Ice House: Students Take Experiential Learning Out to the Ballgame

Kauffman Labs is not your typical classroom, but then again, Nancie and I are not your typical instructors. In fact we do little in the way of instruction in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP) and focus more of our energy towards facilitation. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, solve problems and learn from one another. It's not what they're used to, but I think they liked it. It gave them the opportunity to expand their idea of education beyond the confines of absorption and regurgitation. It's about learning from the experiences they have with each other.

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Prentiss Earl III
on August 06, 2013
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