Spring 2017 Roundup (March 1, 2017)


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Director’s Message

Dear Colleagues -
We have had a great semester so far, as you can see from the many events in this roundup, including events by the Morrison Institute, CORD, CSTEPS, CUI and by faculty who are advancing their research and teaching in exciting ways. Additionally, we have been busy with a number of school-wide events. The site visit team from NASPAA was very impressed by our faculty, students, alumni, and community partners, and I am so grateful to the many of you who worked hard to make a positive impression for our program.
Also this semester, we had a strong showing with 20 ASU students, 4 faculty and 2 staff members at the ACMA conference in Sedona, and a reception that was sponsored by the School. Just this past weekend, we hosted 40 students from the western region in the NASPAA student simulation competition. Special thanks go to Yushim Kim, Elisa Bienenstock and Shawn Novak for a successful event. Thanks to everyone for all that you do, and I am looking forward to the accomplishments for the rest of the semester.
Thanks,
Karen

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In The Spotlight

Morrison Poll Used In AZ Medical Marijuana Law Reporting

AZ Charter School Enrollment on KJZZ

Our Dan Hunting tells KJZZ Phoenix that Arizona has been a leader in charter school enrollment for decades.

A Follow-Up On Convocation

Our Fall Convocation ceremony had more than 6,000 attendees and Kyrsten Sinema was the keynote speaker.

CORD Hosts Speaker

Russell Hassan spoke at an event about Corruption In Public Organizations at an event hosted by the Center for Organizational Research and Design.

Social Media In The Classroom

Professor Lily Hsueh knew that social media was an important tool to connect with her followers and share her work. After some consideration and trial and error, she decided to meet with SPA’s Social Media Coordinator to get tips for being conversational, fun and educated on social media. After one meeting, she was tweeting from her classroom within hours. It’s an effective tool and we’re excited to see how Professor Hsueh continues to utilize it.

ASU Unveiling New Logos University-Wide

If you haven’t seen them already, new logos are popping up all over for the colleges and programs within Arizona State University. This fresh, crisp logo for SPA came out in January. All programs will be re-branded by July.

SPA Professor Becomes Elected Official

Our Daniel Schugurensky was appointed to the City of Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Commission for a two-year term.

Morrison Event Discusses Water Usage

An event hosted by the Morrison Institute featured John Fleck, an author and journalist, where he busted water myths and discussed how much water Arizona really needs.

Morrison Institute Discusses Foster Care in AZ

The Morrison Institute’s Thom Reilly spoke with KJZZ about foster care rates in Arizona, as entrance rates are not dropping like in other states.

Justin Stritch Participates in Transportation Conference

The event was hosted by ASU.

CSTEPS Celebrates 3rd Year at ASU

Check out the highlights of their first three years as a SPA center.

CORD Speaker Series Features Xuhong Su

The talk focused on postdoc training and career trajectories.

Kevin Desouza Researches Self-Driving Cars

This is significant, as Uber’s self-driving cars began picking riders up in Tempe on Feb. 21. His research says these cars save government money.

Elle Magazine Features Research from Chris Herbst

ELLE’s article says having a child will bankrupt you, and Herbst’s research was included.

Thomas Catlaw Podcasts about New Research

The podcast can be listened to in full at the link below.

SPA Represents at ACMA Conference

Thanks to live tweets from Shawn Novak, followers were able to see what was happening inside the conference most of the time.

SPA Welcomes New Professor

Angel L. Molina, Jr. will join the faculty in August.

Joseph Garcia Discusses Latino Education

Garcia shares his thoughts on a panel that discussed Latino education attainment.

Executive MPA Program Application Open Until March 15

New Research From Lily Hsueh

The research was focused on Examining Private Actor Participation by Firm-Level Factors and Dynamics in regard to climate governance.

New Research from Lily Hsueh and Nicole Darnall

More on environmental governance…

Thom Reilly Participates in Public Service Impact Talks

The TED-styled talks were held in February for students and the community. They were also streamed on Facebook Live, a first for the College.

Marvin Andrews Fellowship Program Application Due March 15

Marvin Andrews Fellow Shares Experiences

Dorian Sánchez shares the impact of the program and the aspect of traveling to conferences.

New Research From Mary Feeney

The research on cities and their websites was extremely popular on social media, serving as SPA’s top tweet of February.

New Research from Kevin Desouza

The research was published in a Top 50 journal, used for business school research rankings. It explores the dynamics of IT governance.

New Research from CSTEPS

The research focuses on social media use by city governments and its impact. The impact seen at a city government level extends far beyond only city governments.

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