SPAA Student Bulletin
AUGUST 23, 2016 | Fall Edition
As the Fall 2016 semester kicks off, the School of Public Affairs and Administration is excited to welcome back all of our students! This newsletter will serve as the first edition of the semester and is designed to keep you informed on everything happening within SPAA.
We look forward to seeing you on the first day of classes!
August 29
PhD New Student Orientation

August 30
BA & MPA New Student Orientation
August 31
Online MPA New Student Orientation

September 5
Labor Day - No Classes

September 6
Regular Classes Begin

September 10
Saturday Classes Begin
September 6-13
Add/Drop Period

September 14
SPAA Welcome Back Event

September 14 - November 7
Withdrawal Period

October 26
SPAA Student Success Center Launch Extravaganza

November 24 - 27
Thanksgiving Recess

Tuesday, November 22
Thursday Classes (Changes in Designation of Class Days)

December 15
Reading Day

December 16 
Fall Exams Begin

December 23
Fall Exams End

Who is new in SPAA?
Gregg Van Ryzin, PhD
Jiahuan Lu, PhD
Assistant Professor

Pengju Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor 

SPAA Welcomes new faculty, staff and students this Fall!

Jade McClain, Editorial/Media Specialist
Yolanda Jackson,
Academic Advisor

International Student Mentor
Xinxin Wang

Program Directors
Madinah Hamidullah, BA Director
Stephanie Newbold, MPA Director
Norma Riccucci, PhD Director
SPAA Job Opportunities
SPAA Course Assistant
Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) is currently looking for Course Assistants (CA) for Bachelor's and Master's level classes.  CAs are expected to attend the designated classes which they are supporting. They are expected to respond to e-mails from their professors, as well as from their students, in a timely manner. CAs will work up to 10 hours per week. Students enrolled in the Master's program will earn $16/hour. Students enrolled in the doctoral program will earn $18/hour.

All interested applicants should apply here.
Deadline: August 26
SPAA Research Assistant
Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) is currently looking for Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level students to act as Research Assistants.  Research Assistants work directly with a SPAA faculty member in support of that faculty member's research.  Research Assistants will work no more than 10 hours per week. Students enrolled in the Bachelor's program will earn $14/hour.  Students enrolled in the Master's program will earn $16/hour. Students enrolled in the doctoral program will earn $18/hour.

All interested applicants should apply here.
Deadline: August 26
September 9
9:00am-5:00pm; SPAA (room tba)

ASPA Student Membership Info Session

Debate Team Newcomers Meeting
2:30pm - 3:30pm; SPAA (room tba)

Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
New Jersey State Senator Bob Gordon seeks a detail-oriented and highly motivated candidate to oversee constituent relations in his Fair Lawn district office. The Director of Constituent Services will act as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies for the Senator and constituents, and will work directly with district residents, connecting them to services offered by government agencies and organizations. The ideal candidate will need to exhibit great patience and tact when assisting constituents, and will have some knowledge of New Jersey State government. A bachelor's degree is mandatory. Compensation will be based on education and experience.
Founded in 1964, the President's Commission on White House Fellowships is the nation's premiere program for leadership and public service. The White House Fellowship offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. After a competitive application process, selected individuals spend a year in Washington, DC working as a full-time, paid Fellow to Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.
Senator Booker is excited to announce his office's Internship Program in the Washington, DC, Newark, NJ, and Camden, NJ offices.
(College credits)
Visit for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at or 973-353-2571.
SPAA Offers a New Concentration in Technology and Information Management! 

Beginning this Fall, we will offer a new concentration in Technology and Information Management!

OFFERED IN FALL 2016, 20:834:518:01 GIS for Public and Nonprofit Management (3).
This course introduces geographic information systems (GIS), applied visual data systems and analytics and its use in the public and non-profit sectors. Students will learn database management and design and digital cartography using popular GIS software, and how to combine the two to enhance analytic capacity. Integrating database management and spatial analysis allows students to go beyond simple mapping exercises to analyze complex public and nonprofit management problems. 

All MPA students are able to register for these courses, not just those seeking a concentration in Technology an Information Management. Registration is now open for GIS for Public and Nonprofit Management!

SPAA Student Success Center 

This summer the SPAA Student & Academic Services team relocated to the first floor of CPS! If you are looking to meet with your academic advisor, visit the Writing & Career Center, or connect with the Director of Debate stop in to the newly created SPAA Student Success Center! A launch party will be held on October 26th to formally open the newly remodeled space; more details to come!

SPAA's very own faculty member -- Dr. Stephanie Newbold Elected President of the U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association. Read more here.

The SPAA Student Success Center will soon establish a lending library for current students. Housed in the Writing &  Career Development Center, books will available for borrowing. If you have any books from your SPAA undergraduate and graduate courses, please drop them off to Kiermoni Allison (located on the first floor).