SPAA Student Bulletin
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | Fall Edition
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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 14
Regular Classes End

December 15
Reading Day

December 16 
Fall Exams Begin

December 23
Fall Exams End

Looking for an advisor?
Gail Daniels, Assistant Dean for Academic Services
Walk In Hours
Monday: 3pm-4pm
Wednesday: 3pm-4pm

Appointment Hours
Tuesday: 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm
Wednesday: 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm
Thursday: 11am-12pm, 3pm-4:30pm

Sharon Stroye, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Walk In Hours
Monday: 11am-12pm

Appointment Hours
Monday: 4pm-6pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm
Friday: 9am-11am

Tugba Aksoy, Senior Student Programs Manager
Walk In Hours
Wednesdays: 1-4pm

Appointment Hours
Tuesday: 1pm-5pm
Thursday: 1pm-5pm

Yolanda Jackson, Academic Advisor
Walk In Hours
Monday: 1pm-3pm

Appointment Hours
Tuesday: 10am-12pm
Wednesday: 3pm-6pm
Thursday: 1pm-4pm
Writing Methods Seminar -- Fall 2016
Brought to you by Terry Hall,  Manager of the Writing & Career Development Center
All sessions held 4:00 - 5:30 pm in CPS 117

How to write a strong research paper (9/21)
Citations and plagiarism (10/4)
Writing resumes/cover letters (10/18)
Utilizing resources to find jobs (11/1)

Contact Information
ASPA Student Membership Info Session
4:00 - 5:00pm; SPAA (SPAA Student Success Center - 1st Floor)

Debate Team Newcomers Meeting
2:30pm - 3:30pm; SPAA (CPS 309)

September 22-23
Day-long event; SPAA

October 6
Gateway to a Cleaner Newark Cleanup
Please reach out to Brenda Anderson at to participate in the city-wide clean-up.

Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
The Immigrant Policy Fellows will work under the supervision of Chia-Chia Wang, Organizing and Advocacy Director at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) on the Language Access Project. The goal of the Language Access Project is to work with the City of Newark to adopt a language access policy to ensure LEP (Limited English Proficiency) immigrants can access the City, its services, and essential information without difficulty.
USAID Fellowship
USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships Program - South Africa
  • Opportunity for graduate students to conduct research and collaborate with NGOs and public officials
  • 8-10 week fellowship in South Africa during summer months - travel and living stipend included
  • Work with the Community Chest of the Western Cape (grant making NGO) and its partners
This program is made possible with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Graduate School-Newark, administered through the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA). 
(College credits)
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.
Visit for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at or 973-353-2571.
Homeland Security and Intelligence for the Health Care and Public Health Sectors Colloquium -  September 23
Subject matter experts from the public and private sectors including federal, state, and local leaders will be presenting on topics in the fields of intelligence analysis and operations, homeland security and defense, cyber security, law enforcement, health care, and public health.

To register for this event, please visit the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (IEPHS) website.
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
The countdown has begun for the largest poetry event in North America, held in Newark's Downtown Arts District! On College Student Days (Thursday, October 20 and Sunday, Oct. 23), student tickets are only $5

For more information visit the Dodge Poetry Festival website.

International Visiting Scholars Program
Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) provides opportunities for international scholars in public administration or related fields to pursue their research while in residence at Rutgers. International visiting scholars typically work on projects related to the research interests of SPAA faculty.

For more information visit the SPAA website.
Rutgers SPAA Student Cassandra Arnold Selected as Columnist for PA Times Online

Rutgers SPAA MPA student Cassandra Arnold was recently selected as a  monthly columnist for PA Times Online, an electronic publication by the  American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) that highlights news,  trends, emerging research, and best practices in public administration and  management. Arnold's first article, "Inequity in the use of Digital Tools"  was released in July 2016, and her last article will be published at the  conclusion of her six-month term in December 2016. 

Read more about her  latest achievement in being chosen as a columnist, and her contribution to  understanding issues in public administration here.
SPAA PhD Student, Huafang Li is completing his dissertation under the direction of Dr. Gregg Van Ryzin and is focusing on experimental methods, nonprofit management, and comparative public administration. Li's dissertation will focus on charitable giving decisions -- you can help his study by completing the survey here.