Fall 2020
Issue 36
CPS Leads - A Quarterly Digest
CPS Leadership Changes, Acting Dean Feuer at the Helm
Melissa Feuer officially began her new role as acting dean of the College of Professional Studies on Sept. 1.

Feuer steps in to replace Dr. Christopher J. Deering, who will be taking a sabbatical this upcoming year and returning to the faculty.

Four Students Awarded Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowships
4 fellowship winners
Congratulations to Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) students Bridget Anshus, Jacqueline Beckwith, Samantha Chavin and Thomas Erb for winning The Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowships.

The Foundation awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students pursuing careers in professional advocacy through government relations and lobbying.

Drew Santorello in video production studio at GW
Expanded Online Teaching Resources Now Available for Faculty Use

The CPS instructional design team announced the expansion of online teaching resources for faculty and training classes this summer. The resources include numerous recorded webinars, videos and additional resources to help faculty maximize their teaching effectiveness.
The resources are available on a new online teaching resource webpage.

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Information Literacy in the Homeland Security Environment

Our distinguished faculty panel discussed strategies homeland security organizations can pursue to fulfill their missions, during the Aug. 25 webinar.

The discussion included upholding the rule of law, while simultaneously safeguarding individual liberty, as well as information literacy. A recording is now available. 

Pandemic Announcements, FAQs and more 
Fall 2020 Update, GW seal in the background
Did you miss these announcements? A wrap up and place to find answers to questions you may have.

NAPLP Alumni Tackle Digital Disparities during COVID-19 Pandemic
Angel Benally, a spring 2020 alumna of the NAPLP program.
Affordable broadband service is more important than ever, but limited connectivity on tribal lands has intensified the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on the health and economic well-being of indigenous communities.
This summer, six alumni of the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) interned at AT&T to facilitate tribal consultation and collaboration to develop individualized solutions to close the digital divide between Indian Country and the rest of the United States.

CPS Bids Associate Dean Adele Ashkar A Fond Farewell
Adele Ashkar
Adele Ashkar says she began teaching landscape design at GW one night a week in 1987. Since that time, she has held numerous roles at the university and become an essential part of the CPS leadership team. She has worked for CPS since 2003, most recently as the associate dean of academic excellence and associate professor of landscape design. She retired from GW on August 31.

GSPM's Election Research and Coverage Continues...
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The presidential elections only come once in four years and our Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) is working overtime to provide the political expertise and coverage of this historic election --- tapping faculty expertise, predicting election results and organizing special events. 

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GW Offers Free Virtual Fall Group Fitness Classes

Join GW Campus Recreation on ZOOM for daily group fitness classes. Classes are free this fall and open to all GW students, faculty and staff! This schedule will run from August 31 - December 6, with a variety of classes.

Nicole Mintz
Check out CPS’s new “Career Builder Series” 

Nicole Mintz, director of CPS Career Services, has begun hosting a series of topical events to expand the programming options for students and alumni.

Sustainable Urban Planning Program Launches Newsletter Highlighting Student & Faculty Activities
The inaugural issue of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program (SUP) newsletter features interviews with three students about their experiences in the program, examples of hands-on student projects, snapshots of faculty activities, as well as information on urban planning career trends.
Sustainable Urban Planning Newsletter, July 2020. Logo: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Upcoming Virtual Events
All of these virtual events are free and open to the GW community & the public, unless otherwise noted. Additional upcoming events can be found on the CPS, GSPM and CEPL event calendars.

The speakers at this webinar will discuss the importance of bystander intervention, actions to accelerate progress, ways to support bias-affected individuals and what it will take to make scholarly publishing a more equitable and inclusive industry.

Join our seven distinguished panelists discussing the challenges regarding deception, cyberspace operations, election tampering and more. Hosted by the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Program at The George Washington University, in partnership with The Embassy of Israel Washington D.C. and CSFI.
The Emerging Leaders Workshop, Sept. 22-23, is best suited for new managers, or those who plan to move into management within the next year. In this 2-day program, you will have a chance to observe and reflect on your personal best leadership experience, values, and vision, and then identify developmental goals and strategies to enhance your leadership effectiveness. Cost $1,950/person, 10% discount for GW alumni. Offered by the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.
Join GW’s College of Professional Studies for NOVA’s Virtual Transfer Fair! Learn more about our three bachelor’s degree completion programs specifically designed for community college students: Information Technology (11 a.m.), Cybersecurity (12 p.m.) and Homeland Security (1 p.m.). Each of these programs will provide you with a solid foundation for success and align your new knowledge with the needs of today’s most in-demand fields.

The third installment of GSPM’s Frank J. Fahrenkopf & Charles T. Manatt 2020 Election Series covers the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden from every angle. Our unique panel consisting of former members of Congress and University of Notre Dame students analyzes the points and counterpoints made the previous night in Cleveland and looks ahead to the home stretch in the race for the White House.

Join us for an evening of fun and enlightening insight into last year's momentous Supreme Court session - including the first ever live, telephonic arguments - and a preview of what we can expect from the upcoming session. Featuring a panel of GW paralegal studies faculty and alumni.
Now more than ever, the art of networking in a virtual environment is pivotal to making connections with others and advancing your professional goals. In this webinar, learn strategies for networking virtually with others in the Urban Planning field. We will discuss best practices for utilizing LinkedIn and tips for growing your network with others in your industry. We will also cover tips for written networking, as well as creating a professional virtual presence.

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are set to square off in the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle. Our expert panel consisting of a former member of Congress, former government officials, and outstanding students from the University of California, Berkeley share their key takeaways from the previous night's debate and examine the historical significance of Harris's vice presidential bid. This is the fourth and final installment in GSPM’s Frank J. Fahrenkopf & Charles T. Manatt 2020 Election Series.

Test drive the GW Paralegal Studies program with a free mini-course. Get an inside look at the online student experience at GW with our free Online Course Sampler, covering the United States Court System. Register today to join discussions and learn from our program director and lead faculty member, Toni Marsh, during this one-week non-credit event.
Executive Women’s Leadership Program, Oct. 21-23, is designed for women leaders in the private and public sectors who aspire to positions of greater influence and impact, or have been identified as high potential in their organizations. This breakthrough program will provide you with new strategies and tactics to take the lead and succeed at higher levels. Cost info on website, 10% discount for GW alumni. Offered by the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.

The Graduate School of Political Management presents this seminar, in Spanish, about the U.S. presidential election with more than 20 prominent speakers, featuring the President-elect of the Dominican Republic and other dignitaries like mayors of several large Latin American cities. The seminar will focus on campaigns and presidential elections in the United States; electoral observation and justice; and the 2020 political scene and electoral outlook of Mexico. Cost info on the website. Information in Spanish. Information in English.

Theme: Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Topics include equity, inclusion, diversity, accessibility, sustainability, peer review and other issues of ethics in publishing. This free, virtual conference is hosted by the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at the George Washington University. Co-sponsors include: The Association of University Presses (AUPresses), The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and The Association of American Publishers.
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