MPA Open House
Wednesday, March 12th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Leutze Hall Lobby
Encouraged to Attend!
MPA Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, March 20th
8:00 - 9:30am
Thursday, May 1st
6:00 - 8:30pm
Spring Graduation Application Deadline: Feb. 15th
Hire an MPA! Check out our Resume Booklet for students and alumni looking for employment and/or internships.
highlighted by star news: Two NEW Minors offered by the Communciations and Public & International Affairs Departments!
Want to run a political campaign or start your own business? Starting this fall of 2014 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, there's a minor for that. Students can now minor in campaign management or entrepreneurship. The two newest concentrations, which were approved by the university's faculty senate committee in early January, will begin this fall. Click here to read the full story from Star News online.
"BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: LEARNING TO LEAD" NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
This film is based on Dr. Jeffrey Brudney's class “Nonprofit Leadership Experience” (PLS
492/592), in which students are required to complete a project that they
select from a variety of projects identified with nonprofit
organizations in the community.
The students present the projects at a Capstone Poster Session open to
the nonprofit and university communities, held at the end of the
semester. Through interviews before and after the class — before the
students undertake their projects in the community
and after they complete them — the film captures the growth,
development, and learning of the students.
The full film can be viewed here.
"building a better wilmington" ACCEPTED INTO THE CUCALROUS FILM FESTIVAL
Building a Better Wilmington was first screened at the 2013 Cucalorus Film Festival. It features interviews with members of local nonprofits, activists, musicians and community leaders who are all currently involved in enriching Wilmington through volunteer efforts. Student Director Ryne Seals and Graduate Student Vanessa Lacer capture conversations that highlight the personal rewards of involvement, how one can participate, and the importance giving and volunteering has on our community. Dr. Jeffrey L. Brudney, MPA Professor and Academic Director of Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO), conceptualized and oversaw the creation of the film.
NEW! Please join us for a free viewing of "Building a Better Wilmington" and "Volunteering in the Port City" on Wednesday, January 29th from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Lumina Theater.
2013 Graduate Student Mentor
MPA Professor Tom Barth receives the 2013 Graduate Student Mentor Award. Once a year, according to the Graduate School website, it "honors an outstanding faculty mentor who places high value on and excels in mentoring graduate students. Nominees must be tenured graduate faculty who hold the rank of associate or full professor and are employed by UNCW in a full-time capacity." Congratulations, Tom. Keep up the good work. The program and our students value your contributions.
Paige Tan's article “Yudhoyono’s Legacy: Between Politics and Principle” was published in Current History, September 2013.
New MPA Faculty!
Welcome aboard our newest MPA faculty members, Jennifer Biddle, Ph.D. and Christopher Prentice, Ph.D. (pictured above). Beginning in fall semester 2013, they will join the Public & International Affairs faculty as Assistant Professors of Public Administration.
Jennifer "Jenny" Biddle joins us from American University where she served as a post-doctoral fellow conducting research on collaborative environmental governance. Her areas of interest include: environmental policy, collaborative environmental governance, freshwater ecology, and rain garden design and installation. Professor Biddle will advise students concentrating on environmental management and coastal planning and policy.
Christopher "Chris" Prentice recently graduated from NC State University with a Ph.D. in Public Administration with a specific focus on nonprofit organizations. His teaching and research interests include: civil society organizations in the Middle East, charter school funding, and nonprofit financial management. Professor Prentice will be the faculty advisor to students taking the nonprofit concentration.
Join us in wishing Laurie Paarlberg, Ph.D. best wishes in her new endeavors! She will be leaving UNCW as she has accepted a position with Texas A & M University. We will miss you greatly.
Congratulations to John Brennan who has had his article, “The Radical Right, the National Municipal League Smear File, and the Controversy over Metropolitan Government in the United States during the Postwar Years” accepted for publication in Public Voices.
Welcome Aboard! Jeffrey L. Brudney, Ph.D. joins the UNCW MPA faculty as the Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector. Read all about him.