Concentration in Emergency Management: The Graduate Council, Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee have approved The EM concentration. The final hurdle will be the Faculty Senate. We anticipate this final approval and will begin to offer the first courses in Emergency Management in the Spring 2005 semester. In the interim, we will be exploring collaborative relationships with UNC Charlotte’s MPA, EM concentration, program. It is hoped that course options available to UNCP and UNCC students can be mutually shared.
Pi Alpha Alpha: Our Honor Society Awards dinner will be tomorrow night at 7:00PM in the Chancellor’s Dining Room. We expect approximately 30 honorees, faculty, administration, and guests of honorees. If you haven’t already done so, please bring individual checks ($15 made out to UNCP for the dinner and $30 made out to NASPAA for dues, certificate, and pin/pendent) to Amelia Elk.
MPA in China
China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT): We are progressing steadily toward awarding the MPA degree at December graduation for CUMT students. Dr. Schneider will be traveling to China (with Mrs. Schneider) in early June to teach MPM 550 Public Institutions and Processes (core). Dr. Barbee in July and Dr. Broscheid in August will follow him.
Harbin Normal University (HNU): UNCP has signed an agreement with Harbin Normal University. HNU is located in Harbin, China, which is in Northern China in the Province of Heilongjiang. We will present the MPA program with a combination of on-line course work, where students will be additional enrollees in routine-in-load course offerings and on-site (at HNU) course offerings.
Internationalization: Dr. Giannatasio worked on a committee with Beth Carmical and Dr. Alex Chen on the Expansion Budget Priorities for 2005-2007. If GA and the legislature approve some or all of the requests, more money will be made available in certain areas i.e. support, expansion of current programs here and abroad, collaborative research, technology, community outreach to the international and general community in NC, exchange of students and faculty, to name a few.
Archiving Professional Projects/Theses: We will begin to archive (on the MPA website) all professional projects that are on-file in the MPA office. This is a project that will be assigned to a GA in the Fall, so look for the results next semester.
MPA Student of the Year: Please make plans to attend the “Business Visions” dinner (May 4, 6:30 in the UC). At this dinner the MPA student of the year award will be presented to Kathryn Bryant (2004). This award is sponsored by Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
North Carolina Political Science Association (NCPSA): In 2005, the NCPSA will hold its annual conference at UNCP. Dr. Trapp is coordinating this event. We ask that faculty identify graduate students who have outstanding papers, to consider proposing their papers for presentation at this conference. Please call or email Dr. Trapp (6447, firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Newsletter Announcement: Please announce to your classes that the Newsletter is posted on the MPA website at www.uncp.edu/mpa then click on “News and Events.”
Graduation: Faculty in the MPA program should make every effort to attend graduation on May 8th at 10AM. Look for faculty robing time in your email.
Updated: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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