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 

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

History of Voting Rights
2-3:15 p.m. Sept. 24 Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

Tourism Week

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

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

Doorstep Democracy
6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 Atwood Memorial Center Cascade Room

District 14 House & Senate Candidate Forum
5-7 p.m. Oct. 19 Atwood Memorial Center Cascade Room

Ethics 360 Focus Days

  • Oct. 26 – Fortune, Fraud and Forgiveness with keynote speakers Nathan Meuller and Mark Faris 4-5:30 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade
  • Oct. 27 – DECA Student Ethics Case Competition 4-6 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

Government & Non-Profit Career Fair
10 a.m. -3 p.m.  Oct. 28 University of MN Twin Cities Coffman Union
Register online

Life Happens 
6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 Atwood Memorial Center Cascade Room

Dining Etiquette & Business Networking Program
Nov. 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
5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 16 Atwood Memorial Center Cascade

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