You are invited to the Book Release and Conversation about When the Levees Break: Re-Visioning Regulations for the Securities Markets by Professors Jena Martin (College of Law) and Karen Kunz (Department of Public Administration)
Tuesday April 25, 2017 4pm Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair.
Reception immediately following.
Reimagine how we invest and regulate investment markets
For the 2017 session of the West Virginia Legislature, Benjamin Spurlock, a graduate student in public administration, was selected as a Rollins Scholar. He is assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. A Dunbar, W.Va. native, Spurlock served as a 2014 Frasure-Singleton Intern for the state legislature. Walter Rollins Scholars participate in the lawmaking process by researching relevant issues, preparing for floor deliberations and monitoring legislative activity.
Professor of Public Administration Christopher Plein is the WVU faculty contact for Rollins Scholars.
Congratulations to the three MPA students, Leah Cunningham, Sam Richardson, and Courtni Helmick, who participated in the second annual NASPAA/Batten Policy Simulation Competition. During the daylong competition for graduate students at NASPAA schools to work together to solve a complex public policy problem by using a simulation. The simulation emulates the process of solving real world problems while offering a distinctive experience to students. Food Security was this year’s global simulation competition theme a fundamental aspect of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) “to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.”
When our students aren’t in the classroom, they’re learning in the real world. Because sometimes it’s these experiences that make the best lessons. For Master of Public Administration student Ashley Morgan, that meant interning in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in Fall 2016. There, it was her duty to assist the office staff as they worked with senators and representatives. Morgan received support for her internship from the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences A. Keith & Sandra F. McClung Enrichment Endowment. http://eberly.wvu.edu/news-events/eberly-news/2017/02/21/shape-your-destiny-ashley-morgan
Associate Professor of Public Administration Margaret Stout’s new book, “A Radically Democratic Response to Global Governance,” presents a critique of dominant governance theories grounded in an understanding of existence as a static, discrete mechanistic process. In her book, Stout develops a typology of four dominant approaches to governance, a systematic analysis of each approach and an alternative approach called Integrative Governance.
Last century financial regulations no match for today’s market. An ineffective “top-down patchwork” of regulations will not save the United States economy from the next big and inevitable financial crisis.
That’s the premise of a new book by West Virginia University professors Karen Kunz and Jena Martin. http://eberly.wvu.edu/news-events/eberly-news/2017/01/12/last-century-financial-regulations-no-match-for-today-s-market
The internship experience provides MPA students practical experience in public administration, opportunity to develop their professional skills, and develop relationships with public service professionals locally, in the state, and nationally. In the internship placements student complete special projects and engage with a broad range of government and nonprofit agencies in carrying out its public service commitment.
Congratulations to the following students who shared their internship experiences in Fall 2016 semester:
Breanna Kreutzer: West Virginia University Title IX Office
Marissa Angellatta: Adventure West Virginia
Michael Bloom: Mon General Hospital
Brianna Hickman: Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development
Marissa Johnson West Virginia University Admissions Office
John Ferguson: Midwest Music Foundation
Adam Rhome: Greene County Government Offices
Lauren Palmquist: Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Maja Holmes, Master of Public Administration’s chair and associate professor, has been selected to serve on the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s international accrediting commission. The accrediting commission is the global standard in public service education. The NASPAA has continuously accredited the WVU Master of Public Administration since the accreditation began in 1980. https://accreditation.naspaa.org/2016/10/07/meet-maja-holmes-new-copra-member/
Dr. Karen Kunz, Associate Professor of Public Administration, was featured on NPR Marketplace discussing how public infrastructure spending looks a little different today than it did in the past. Congressional earmarks to fund big projects are a thing of the past, and have been for years now. So individual states have come up with different strategies to pay for projects.