School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.

We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.

We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors

Upcoming 2016 Events 

Education Abroad Fair
September 14 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Main Lounge

Campus Conundrum: Respecting the Speech We Hate
September 14 3-4:15 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Quarterly Business Report Review & Regional Outlook
September 15 7:30-9 a.m. Sartell Resource Training and Solutions

Understanding the Second Amendment: Context, Structure, Meaning and Implications for Liberty
September 16 10-11 a.m. Atwood Memorial Center Theatre

Constitution Day Trivia
September 16 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Mall

Travel and Tourism Speaker TBA
September 19 3-4 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Alumni Room

Career Day
September 27 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

Tourism Week
  • October 3 - John Edman, Director, Explore MN 3 to 4 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room
  • October 4 – MN Hospitality Industry 2 to 3 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room
  • October 5 – MN Shopping Tourism & Event Industry Noon to 1 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room
  • October 6 - Tourism Resume Workshop Noon to 1 p.m. Centennial Hall 215

Gear Up Class of 2020
October 6 9 a.m.  - 3 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

Ethics 360 Focus Days
  • October 26 – Fortune, Fraud and Forgiveness with keynote speakers Nathan Meuller and Mark Faris 4-5:30 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade
  • October 27 – DECA Student Ethics Case Competition 4-6 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre
Government & Non-Profit Career Fair
October 28 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. University of MN Twin Cities Coffman Union
Register online

Dining Etiquette & Business Networking Program
November 3 10-11:30 a.m. Networking Atwood Memorial Center Glacier Noon - 2 p.m. Dining Etiquette Atwood Memorial Center Cascade
Register online $15 per person

A Meal to Change the World: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
November 16 5:30-7 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Cascade

Quarterly Business Report Review & Regional Outlook
December 15 7:30-9 a.m. Sartell Resource Training and Solutions