Find out what's going on in the MPA program this fall!
Three $3,000 fellowships available to Stan State MPA students

Are you looking for ways to fund your MPA degree studies? Have you earned 10 credits or more in the MPA program with a 3.5 GPA or better? If so, you should apply for the Demergasso Fellowship Award. There are three fellowships available - each for $3,000 - to MPA students at Stanislaus State. Award criteria is based equally on your GPA, quality of resume, and a personal essay about your goals and motivations for your public service career . Download an application here . Applications are due on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 4 pm to mpa@csustan.edu .

If you have any questions, please contac t Dr. Wellman . Current employees of the university are not eligible to receive this award.
Students taking Comprehensive Exams in Spring 2020, mark your calendars!
Attend a Comp Info Session on Friday, September 27th at 6 pm in Bizzini 133. Learn about the process and ask questions!
Let's Grab a Bite on a Friday Night!
Would you be interested in getting to know MPA students and faculty over a casual dinner on a Friday evening? We would like to start a social group for our program and are exploring whether there is sufficient interest. We envision meeting at different locations throughout the semester, which will give us a chance to make new connections and try new places. If this sounds like something you would like to do, let Dr. Hudspeth know. We are open to any suggestions – let us know what time and place would work for you.
Food Distribution Available to Students
The Food Distribution is an event designed to provide relief to students facing food insecurities by providing a box of non-perishable food items. The Food Distributions are held twice a month and made possible by the generous support from the California Faculty Association (CFA),  Warrior Food Pantry  and the United Samaritans Foundation.

Writing Consultations Available for Graduate Students
Individual 30 or 60 minute sessions are available face-to-face or via Zoom. Check out two different sets of times available below for the Fall semester.
Job Openings of Note
Associate/Assistant Planner
The County of Stanislaus Planning & Community Development Department is conducting a recruitment for an Associate/Assistant or Trainee Assistant Planner. The position will be open for recruitment until 10/4/19 at 5:00 pm. Inquiries by potential applicants should be directed to the County of Stanislaus Chief Executive Office at (209) 525-6341.

Campus Cares Program Offers Financial Assistance
Undocumented Student Services Offering Legal Aid for Students & Employees
The mission of the Dreamers Project is to foster a sense of belonging, community, well-being, and empowerment to all undocumented students and their families. We value and understand the experiences undocumented students bring to the Stanislaus State community. We are committed to supporting undocumented students in their academic, professional, and personal goals. Additionally, we strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all undocumented students and their families.

Advising Starts October 14th
Don't forget you must meet with an advisor prior to registering for the Spring 2020 semester. Any MPA faculty member can provide advising. Contact them directly to set up an appointment today!
Call for Articles
Have an idea for an article? Want to develop your resume or vita? Consider writing a brief piece for The Exchange. Submissions should be 300 words or less and cover an area of interest to students of public administration.
Contact Dr. Wellman if you're interested!                       
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