NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – March 2009
In This Issue:
Regional Receptions for Alumni and Admitted Students
Alumni in California and Washington, DC: Help Wagner recruit the best and the brightest! Join us at our annual regional receptions to share your passion for public service with fellow Wagner grads and admitted students from your city. RSVP online for events in San Francisco (March 18th), Los Angeles (March 19th) and DC (April 6th).
Pictures of the "Wagner Across the USA Happy Hours"
...are now up online! View them here.
NYU Wagner to host joint workshops on with UCLA on Making Race Discussable
This month, NYU Wagner and UCLA's School of Public Affairs will host "Navigating Complex Conversations in the Era of Obama: New Ways to Address Race & Inequality in Policy & Practice" in both L.A. (March 20) and New York (March 24). Alumni are invited to join Dean Schall, faculty, staff, and students from both schools for a day-long dialogue on how to create a space and a framework for conversations of sensitive social justice issues. For more details, or to RSVP, click here.
13th Annual Kovner/Behrman Health Forum: March 31st
The 2009 Kovner/Behrman Health Forum will explore "Changing the Culture of Large Organizations." The event, taking place on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30pm, will feature Denise Rousseau, Ph.D, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Professor of Radiology/Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and Chief of Hospital Operations, NYU Langone Medical Center, and will be moderated by Professor Tony Kovner. Limited seating available. RSVP online.
Don't Forget! Public Service Career Double Feature: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Join NYU Wagner and seven other public service schools at our upcoming Career Expo this Thursday from 3-6pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th Street, which will be followed by the consortium's Public Service Networking Reception at the Puck Building from 6:30 to 8pm.
WAA Elections for the 2009-2010 Term
Nominations are now open for the 2009-2010 Wagner Alumni Association Board of Directors. Click here for more information.
Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the links below or see the Wagner Alumni Calendar.
Public Service Career Expo
Federal Government Job Search Workshop - see OCS Career Directory for more details
3/18/2009 - 6:00pm
Wagner San Francisco: Alumni & Admitted Students Reception
3/19/2009 - 6:00pm
Wagner in LA: Alumni & Admitted Students Reception
3/20/2009 - 8:00am to 3pm
Los Angeles: "Navigating Complex Conversations in the Era of Obama: New Ways to Address Race & Inequality in Policy & Practice." In partnership with UCLA.
4/6/2009 - 6:00pm
Wagner in DC: Alumni & Admitted Students Reception
Office of Career Services (OCS): Mid- to Senior-Level Job Postings
Wagner's OCS Career Directory is a great resource for alumni looking to take the next step in their career. Here is a sampling of mid- to senior-level postings online right now:
- Director of Network & Outreach,
Alliance for Financial Inclusion (Overseas/International)
- Deputy Director of Planning,
County of Siskiyou (California)
- Executive Director,
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Vice President,
NYC Economic Development Corporation
- President and CEO,
Park Heights Renaissance (Maryland)
- Director of Recruitment,
Log on to the OCS Career Directory for full job descriptions and application instructions online. Be sure to check the Career Directory regularly for a job posting perfect for YOU.
Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight
Vera Moore (MUP 2008) is a Technical Assistance Program Associate at the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), a role she has held since graduating from Wagner less than a year ago in May, 2008. She describes herself as "a consultant who works closely with government agencies, foundations and community organizations on improving program outcomes" in areas that specifically focus on economic, workforce, and community development. Read more.
Alumni Insights: Urban Planning Field
Share your insights with us!
Do you work in Urban Planning? Are you still connected to other alums from the MUP program? How do you stay in touch? And how do you stay abreast of important issues in urban planning? Share your favorite resources with us and other alumni by emailing email@example.com with "Alumni Insights" in the subject line.
Give a Little Green to Wagner
This St. Patrick's Day give a little green back to your favorite school of public service! Your support makes a big difference and donating is easy with NYU's online contribution page. Donations can also be made by mailing a check (made out to NYU Wagner) to 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012-9604. Remember to indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund.
THANK YOU for the difference you make by supporting NYU Wagner.
Did You Know...?
Lisa Dribben (MPA-Health '97) became an owner/operator of two McDonald's restaurants in Rowlett, TX in September, 2008. Congratulations, Lisa.
Mary Ann Kristiansen (MPA '90) has been named one of Business NH magazine's 25 Leaders for the Future. She is the executive director of the Hannah Grimes Center, a non-profit in Keene, New Hampshire that markets local products and teaches classes to business owners and entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. Congratulations, Mary Ann.
Harold Pettigrew (MUP '05) is in the process of founding FellowshipNation, which will be will be the premier destination to find and connect to fellowship program opportunities throughout the United States and abroad. His plan for the online guide won grand prize in the 2008 New Venture Buisness Plan Competition at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. Congratulations, Harold.
Jagajit Singh (MPA-PNP '05) has become Executive Director of The Hindu Community Outreach. Congratulations, Jagajit.
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