Tag: Willamette University

Under Pressure: Fiscal and Regional Difficulties Facing Local Governments

  The Willamette University College of Law is hosting an event that should be of interest to anyone wanting to know about how fiscal distress from the Great Recession is affecting local governments.  For the 2014 Spring Symposium the college is having an all day long presentation exploring the issues facing local governments.  This presentation … Continued

Willamette University Profiles the Leslie Knopes of ELGL

The current issue of The Scene (Willamette University’s alumni magazine) profiles ELGL’s success in (Re)Filling the Big Tent.  (Re)Filling the Big Tent: As baby boomers retire, small local governments face a severe leadership shortage. See how a group of young WU grads are stepping into public service like never before. Supplemental Reading Knope of the Week Archives Knope of … Continued

#ELGL 13: A Willamette University Reunion?

Erik Schmidt, Willamette University, Associate Director of Alumni Communications and Frank Miller, Willamette University, Visual Media Manager will be two of our special guests for #ELGL13. Eric and Frank will be participating in the conference and covering #ELGL13 for the Williamette University alumni magazine, The Scene. In our storied three-year history, ELGL has encountered a number … Continued

Knope of the Week: Nick Lawson, Graphic Designer and Willamette MBA Student

American City & County Magazine Highlights Knope of the Week What is the Knope of the Week? It’s ELGL’s way of recognizing an individual or group of individuals who have excelled in promoting the public sector. Recipients may come from the public or private sector and are nominated by ELGL members. Recipients receive an incredible amount of recognition … Continued

School’s Out for Summer: Reflecting on Year One of MPA

Kittelson’s Corner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBEcLxnXVAc] Warm summer breezes drift through the air, blue skies perfectly complement the green of the Willamette Valley, and bright yellow school buses no longer delay traffic every morning and afternoon.  Its official, school is out for the summer to be replaced by long days and countless baseball games.  This summer break is … Continued

Guest Buzzer February 12th: Rafael Baptista

Hello! During the Wyatt’s well deserved vacation to a top-secret beachfront location, Kent has decided to take the questionable risk of letting me be the guest buzzer for February 12th. I currently work as the College Activities and Greek Life intern at Linfield College while applying to MPA programs. Before working for Linfield, I worked … Continued

On Campus with Willamette’s Atkinson School of Management

This new feature stems from the positive feedback that ELGL has received on the blog feature, A Passion for Public Service, where Rafael Baptista is chronicling his decision-making process in choosing a graduate school. In the “On Campus” feature, ELGL will highlight graduate programs focusing on public administration or public policy. Special thanks for those ELGL members … Continued

New ELGL Member Rafael Baptista Helps Others Assert Political Rights

In many ways, Rafael Baptista’s Sunday began like many others. He slept in until 9 a.m., cleaned his apartment and ran some errands. But when he finally donned his cap and gown, the magnitude of the day’s event began to feel real. At long last, Baptista ’12 was graduating from Willamette University. “It’s been exciting … Continued

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