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PA Digest

March 23, 2021



March 24 PA 6985 Professional Development Seminar - Meet the Faculty
Our March Professional Development Seminar features introductions by Dr. Marc Fudge and Professor Philip Chu. Join us at 6pm Wednesday 3/24 at Zoom Link

Saturday March 27 MPA Orientation 
All new MPA students are are required to attend an Orientation. This is scheduled for Saturday at 9 am. Anyone is welcome to attend.  The zoom link for that meeting is Here

Advancement to Candidacy Advising
Also this Saturday is ATC Advising for students who have completed at least 5 courses in the program.  If you are unsure whether you are supposed to attend, contact Marisol.  The zoom link is listed on the ATC Web Page.

PAA Induction April 10

Pi Alpha Alpha is the global honor society for public administration students.  See their website HERE.  We celebrate the achievement of these outstanding students.

Summer and Fall Registration April 12 and 25
Current MPA students will get a call from Marisol or Biany to check in with you and answer any questions.  TAKE THE CALL!!!

Plan for Summer

Under semesters, graduate students need to take summer classes to graduate in a timely manner. PA will offer a full array of classes during the 10 week summer session June 2 - August 9.  Check out our schedule online.   Let us know what questions you have.

Congrats to Captain John Gannon
I am delighted to report that our adjunct Lecturer John Gannon has just been promoted to Captain in the LA County Sheriff's Department.  Captain Gannon is being assigned to oversee the community colleges bureau for the sheriffs department, providing police and security for nine colleges.


Women's Leadership Conference April 9
The goal of the Womxn at CSUSB is to help all of those who identify as womxn- students, staff, and faculty become stronger leaders in their personal, organizational and community spheres of influence; inspiring them to create a more accepting, equitable environment for themselves and other womxn; and empowering them to embrace their authentic selves. Join them at their annual conference Friday April 9 from 10 am to 1pm on zoom.  For more information click HERE.

Symposium on Agency Transformation April 15
See how NCIS transformed themselves- join Dr. Tom McWeeney for this online symposium.  Former top officials from NCIS will discuss the challenges faced by contemporary law enforcement leadership and the requirement for a commitment to progressive policing.  For more information see the FLYER  Presented by: The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, Research Institute of Policy, Management, and Governance, and Pi Alpha Alpha

Virtual Spring Commencement May 22
Student registration for the virtual commencement is open.  Registration will include the opportunity for each participant to upload their picture and a personalized message, both of which will be displayed during their respective ceremony.  All participants will receive their diploma cover and commemorative program by mail. Students will receive an email from the Commencement Office with complete details and instructions for the May event.  Please continue to monitor the commencement website for updates.

PA/MPA General Info
Our extensive website offers a great deal of information-- Click HERE
For MPA Degree Requirements Click HERE
For CSU Apply Click HERE

Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinators
For specific question and concerns about our programs:
BA students contact our Undergrad Coordinator
Dr. Sharon Pierce
MPA students contact our Grad Coordinator Dr. Alexandru Roman

Marisol, Biany and Toni can answer all your administrative questions -- and Dr. Anderson will play back up. 
March 27 (Saturday) MPA Orientation

March 27 (Saturday) Advancement to Candidacy Advising

March 29- April 2 Spring Break

March 31 Cesar Chavez Day

April 10 Pi Alpha Alpha Induction

April 12 Summer Registration Begins

April 25 Fall Registration Begins

May 17-21 Spring Final Exams

June 1 Summer session begins


San Manuel Opportunity Scholarship
The San Manuel Opportunity Scholarship is available to half-time or full-time undergraduate students who are interested in Native American affairs.  For more information see the CSUSB Native Americans Initiative page.

How to get a Federal Job -- April 7
Students and Recent Graduates are the future of the Federal workforce and understanding the Federal employment process is critical to making a career in public service a reality. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management presents the Federal Executive Board Campus Series that is open to all students, recent graduates, and Federal academic partners.  See the Flyer
Navigating USAJOBS, April 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Resume Writing, April 14, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Interviewing Techniques, April 21, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Scholarship programs from the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center at LAX
Five scholarship for students pursuing careers in aviation,  Applications are available on our website at The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, May 3, 2021

Public Performance Conference April 9, 2021 Call for Papers and Panels
The Marc Holzer Public Performance Symposium “International Best Practices: Establishing Generally Accepted Performance Principles” at the Virtual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) April, 2021. The ASPA Section on Public Performance Management and the National Center for Public Performance are seeking proposals for papers and fully formed panels. For more details contact Dr. Marc Fudge.

ASPA Student Memberships 
The PA Department will pay for one year of your digital student membership in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).  We encourage you to continually engage in your profession. Leaders are engaged!  Contact Toni Ditty with your request. READ PA TIMES HERE

MPA/PA Social Media- Follow Us!
Did you know that we have a Facebook Page?  Twitter? Instagram?   Follow Us and keep informed of what is going on.  

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