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

Spring 2016 Events

The World is Flat Book Discussions
Wednesdays from 2/3 to 2/24 5-6 p.m. Central Perk Coffe Shop, St. Cloud

Ethics of Public Administrators
February 3, 10, 17, 24 2:30-3:30 p.m. Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud

54th Economics Winter Institute
February 10 and 11 Atwood Memorial Center and St. Cloud Kelly Inn

MN State Universities Job and Internship Fair
February 26 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Earle Brown Heritage Center

Localization of Processed Food Products Over Time
March 2 2-3 p.m. Atwood North Voyageurs Room

MN Heartland Economics Challenge
March 15 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Atwood Cascade Room 

Internship Fair
March 23 Noon to 3:30 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

MN State National Geographic Bee
April 1 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Atwood and Ritsche Auditorium

Travel Career Day
April 4 1:30-3:30 p.m. Atwood Alumni Room

Plagiarism in the Social Sciences
April 15 2 to 3 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center Alumni Room 

Student Research Colloquium
April 19 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Atwood Memorial Center

Spring Engagement Celebration
April 20 9 to 11 a.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom

Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Inspiring Peacemaking
June 6-8 Radisson Blu, Minneapolis