Sat, August 30, 2014

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • 2014 MPA Socialization

    2014 Socialization kicked off on Monday, August 11th. It was the first of a three-day orientation to the MPA program as well as to UGA and the Athens communities. About 60 new and returning students attended socialization this year. Students attend two days of seminars and participate in a service project on the third day. Welcome incoming class of 2014!

  • 14th Seoul Case Study

    Students from the Department of Public Administration and Policy recently returned from their trip to Seoul as part as a special topics course. The week-long trip capped off a semester of learning about city management and urban governance. During the trip, students were given the opportunity to further understand  policy management and reforms undertaken by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In addition to UGA, other participating schools included Rutgers University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Sheffield (UK).

  • 2014-15 GSPA Officers Announced

    The Georgia Students for Public Administration announced officers for the 2014-15 academic year. Fellow GSPA members voted on the officers. The executive board is as follows: Emily Zier, President; Cameron Goershel, Vice President; Michelle LeBlanc, Social Development Chair; Sam Perren, Professional Development Chair; Shelby Devine, Treasurer; and Sarah Sheehan, Academic Development Chair. Congratulations to the newly elected officers.

Department News, Student News

New MPA cohort participates in service learning

Aug 2014 First-year MPA students wrapped up socialization week with Saturday morning service learning projects across the community. Students served at three different Habitat for Humanity sites, the Salvation Army, and J.J. Harris Elementary School through the organization Keep ACC Beautiful. Student concluded their service with a discussion on what they learned at their locations as well as how they can relate their classwork to the work that is currently being done in the community. These projects also kicked off each student's goal to volunteer 100 hours of their time while in the MPA program. Seven hours down, only 93 left!

Student News

Student gives volunteer management presentation

Aug 2014 Second-year MPA student, Amanda Stephens, gave a great presentation entitled "Volunteer Management - Best Practices" for a summer course on volunteer management. Amanda Stephens is a 2nd year MPA student, specializing in Nonprofit Administration. Amanda is currently on staff at Georgia 4-H where she coordinates student leadership conferences and works collaboratively with extension specialists and volunteers to offer quality youth development programs across Georgia. She recently created volunteer management materials for extension agents and associates who coordinate 4-H volunteer programs across the southern region. She hopes to continue working with volunteer managers to build capacity for Georgia 4-H programs and activities.

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  • Moldogaziev, Temirlan

    Assistant Professor of Public Finance & Management

    Dr. Moldogaziev’s primary research and teaching interests in public finance are in matters of financial intermediation, municipal securities pricing and liquidity, municipal debt market regulation, and market-building & access to capital for subnational governments. In public management he...

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    Hilmer, Ashley

    Major: Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

    I am an Orlando, Florida native and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and Social Sciences from the Florida State University while also focusing on Leadership Studies. I spent my undergrad career working with the Southeast Affiliate of PeaceJam, an international non-profit agency...

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    Wright, Bradley

    Professor

  • Elliott, Thomas

    Riker, Cecile

    Major: Nonprofit Management and Local Government Administration

    I am extremely interested in the working relationships between non-profit organizations here in Athens and how the complex network affects funding opportunities for those organizations. I hope to stay and work in Athens following my completion of the MPA program....

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Events

PADP Calendar
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Oct 1

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2014. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 13, 2014, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2014.

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Oct 10

Getzen Lecture: Betsy Fretwell

2:00 pm

UGA Chapel

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Oct 16

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2014.

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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation

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Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations

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Dec 19

2014 Graduate School Commencement

2:30 pm

2014 Graduate School Commencement