Tag: Portland State

Save the Date: PSU Celebration of Pubic Service

Our friends over at Portland State University want to extend and invitation to ELGL members in the area for a dinner reunion celebrating public service. Join them on Saturday April 18th, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Celebration of Public Service Hosted by the PSU Mark O. Hatfield School of Government’s Center for Public Service, … Continued

Deep Thoughts with Rachel Sykes, PSU MPA Student

Prepare for #ELGL14 by learning about who is attending. Find out if you’ll be surrounded by soft talkers, loud eaters, and finger biters or whether you’ll be surrounded by the best in local government. Rachel Sykes Portland State University – MPA Student Complete the sentence) #ELGL14 is………an exciting conference that will help me network, learn, and eat … Continued

Very Local Government-y with Emily Leuning

ELGL meet Emily. Emily meet ELGL. Emily is ELGL’s new public affairs assistant. How did she get here? We’ll have her tell you that. Emily on Emily Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter Hello Fellow ELGL members! I am excited to be ELGL’s new Public Affairs Assistant, and I look forward to connecting with you all to … Continued

Capping off an MPA Program

The end is in sight Last week I began the final step in completing my MPA program at Portland State University. The 509, as it’s affectionately known, is an “organizational experience” where almost-graduates apply what they have learned in the classroom out in the real world. It’s essentially an internship with a defined project and scope established on … Continued

Reflections on the Fall Quarter

Kittelson’s Corner is back again this time the ELGL Program Manager is here to tell us about his most recently completed quarter of graduate school.  Ben is a second year MPA student at Portland State University, he is also an intern at the City of West Linn, where he works on communications and economic development … Continued

PSU Executive MPA Information Sessions

Portland State is beginning its recruitment efforts for the Fall 2014 EMPA class. They have a number of informational sessions coming up and we want to spread the word.     What is an EMPA? Good question, it’s an “Executive Masters in Public Administration” designed for individuals already working in the public sector who have … Continued

Here Comes the Fall

The recent dreary weather we’ve had in the Willamette Valley has reminded everyone that fall is fast approaching.  Along with the cooler weather fall also brings the start of the school year and football season.  This year fall also marks the beginning of a brand new type of ELGL networking event! Micronetworking ELGL is always … Continued

On Campus with Washington State University Vancouver Master of Public Affairs

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ycI8BwgUqc&w=560&h=315] On Campus returns with a trip across the Columbia River to the Washington State Vancouver (WSUV) Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program. The University is relatively new (established in 1989) but that hasn’t prevented it from becoming part of pop culture through the Fifty Shades of Grey series. More importantly, the WSUV MPA … Continued

Knope of the Week: Heather Gantz, Waldron Senior Consultant

After a long holiday break including a brief jump off the fiscal cliff, the Knope of the Week is rested and ready to anoint the standouts in the local government arena for 2013. This year recipients will not only the incredible fame and glory associated with the award, but they will be recognized with a … Continued

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