Call for Submissions

The NC State College of Design, in collaboration with the City of Raleigh Department of City Planning, is calling for case study submissions for the 11th Annual Urban Design Conference, “Density in Place: Design Works,” to be held on Friday, March 7, at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

Summary submissions for 20-minute case studies on the theme of density are due by Friday, January 24.
Details and submission form here:

Seoul Study Abroad Trip Deadline Extended

Fall 2013 Study-Abroad Course:
Policy Management in Seoul/Seoul Field Trip (1 Cr.)


Course Overview

• Seoul, Republic of Korea, as a case study in urban governance and management

• Field trip to Seoul, October 18–27, 2012, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and the University of Seoul (UoS)

• Daily briefing sessions with SMG officials, UoS faculty, and other experts – topics include  transportation, environmental management, municipal finance, HR management, etc.

• Daily site visits to municipal facilities and projects – Dasan 120 (311) call center, Mapo resource recovery facility, Han River revitalization, etc.

• SMG provides seven days’ hotel accommodations (double occupancy) and meals during the site visit to Seoul. Participating students will be responsible for the costs of U.D. course tuition, transportation to and from Seoul, accommodations for the eighth night in Seoul, and incidental expenses. Program participation costs excluding tuition are
estimated to total about $2000 per student. SPPA study-abroad scholarships may be available to cover a portion (in the past this has been about half) of those costs for eligible SPPA graduate students.

Application and Registration Guidelines and Deadlines

• Graduate students only are eligible for this course and field trip, pursuant to SPPA’s memorandum of understanding with SMG and UoS.

• Applications will be accepted until August 19, 2013, at 4 p.m.
Deliver your two completed applications (one for the program itself, another for scholarship assistance) to Professor Jonathan Justice, School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

• In order to participate in the program, all accepted applicants MUST sign participation agreements, register for the designated one-credit course (UAPP 667-012), and meet all conditions specified in the Participation Agreement Form by Wednesday, September 4, 2012. Your forms must be accompanied by a program fee check for $250 payable to
University of Delaware and delivered to program administrative coordinator Ellen Fanjoy by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2012.

Forms and Further Information



Contact Prof. Justice, 298N Graham Hall, justice@udel.edu302-831-1682


SAPA Updates, Week 29

GENERAL: SAPA’s next General Meeting will begin at 5:45PM on Thursday, May 2nd in Graham Hall, Room 187. See everyone there!

Community Service Committee (CSC):

  • Relay For Life: SAPA’s UD Relay for Life team has recruited 12 team members thus far! Additional members of the SPPA Community are encouraged to sign up and participate on our team. If you are unable to participate, we will gladly accept donations. (Directions to register as a team member or donate can be found here).
  • Upcoming Events: CSC would like to see the SPPA Community participate more in our events! For more information about CSC events this Spring, please click here.

New Visions for Public Affairs (NVPA) Annual Symposium: This Thursday (4/18), NVPA¾ SPPA’s student-led journal¾is hosting its Annual Research Symposium! The event will begin at 10:30AM in The Gallery of the Perkins Student Center. The Symposium’s Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Robert Warren. Lunch will be provided for symposium attendees. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pick up one of the very rare, first-ever print editions of the 5th volume of the NVPA Journal! We look forward to seeing you there.

Delaware Association for Public Administration (DAPA) Spring 2013 Luncheon: DAPA is hosting its Spring 2013 Luncheon at McGlynn’s Pub & Restaurant (800 North State Street
Dover, Delaware) in Dover on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 12:30-1:30PM. This event will provide public service professionals and students the opportunity to network. Please register* for this event here by April 16th.

*There is no registration fee for this event. You are responsible for the cost of your own lunch.

For more updates, please take a look at our twenty-ninth weekly mailer here.


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SAPA Updates, Week 28

GENERAL: SAPA would like to thank everyone who attended our April Meeting last night! Our next General Meeting will begin at 5:45PM on Thursday, May 2nd in Graham Hall, Room 187. See everyone there!

SAPA Community Service Committee (CSC): On Monday, April 15th, SAPA’s CSC will hold its next meeting. The meeting will begin at 5PM in Graham Hall’s Student Resource Room (Graham Hall, Room 189).

Newark Spring Community Clean Up: Grab your family and friends and come make Newark beautiful! Join the SAPA Community Service Committee at the City of Newark Municipal Building (220 South Main Street, Newark, DE 19711) on Saturday, April 20th at 9AM and get an early start to your Earth Day celebrations. Trash bags and a snack will be provided to all who help (T-shirts will be given to the first 200 volunteers). Complimentary brunch will also be provided to volunteers after the event! Please contact Matt Parkhurst ( or Kelly Smith ( by April 16th if you are interested in participating in this event.

SAPA Bake Sale, Volunteers Needed: On Monday, April 15th, SAPA will be hosting its Annual Spring Bake Sale fundraiser. To ensure that the event is successful, we are asking the SPPA Community to help support SAPA by contributing a baked item to our bake sale or volunteering during the event. If you would like to volunteer during the event, please sign up here. To contribute goods to the sale, please email Cimone Philpotts (

The Graduate Student Forum¾Call for Poster Presentations: The Graduate Student Forum is now accepting poster abstracts for its 2013 Forum. Submit abstracts online via: by 10PM on April 12th. Presenters will be notified via email by April 15th, 2013. Please email with any questions.

For more updates, please take a look at our twenty-seventh weekly mailer here and our twenty-eighth weekly mailer here.


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SAPA Updates, Week 25

Below you will find updates for this week:

2013-2014 SAPA Election Results: The results are in, and the following candidates were elected to SAPA Officer Positions for the 2013-2014 academic school year:

Jason Bourke (President); Kelly Smith (Vice President); Brooke Gessner (Secretary); Amanda Brown (Treasurer); Gabrielle Vicari (MA-HP Representative); David Carter (PhD Representative); Benjamin Wallace (MS-DISA Representative); David Karas (MA-UAPP Representative); Verity Watson (MPA Representative); and Nadine Sabater (Continuing Education Representative).

Also, all proposed amendments to the SAPA Bylaws were approved.

Congratulations to the newly elected Officers, and thank you to everyone who participated in the election process!

SAPA Bowling Social, ‘Strikes for SAPA’: It’s not too late to buy tickets for SAPA’s Bowling Social, which will take place tonight at the Brunswick Blue Hen Lanes (501 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711) from 10PM to Midnight! You can still purchase tickets to the event from for $7at the door. Don’t forget to join the event on Facebook here!

SAPA’s UD Relay for Life Team: SAPA’s Community Service Committee will be participating in the fight against cancer by forming a SAPA Relay for Life of UD team. This year’s Relay for Life of UD event will take place at UD’s Field House from May 4th – May 5th.  SAPA’s team co-captains are Alexandra Leach ( and Leann Moore ( If you are interested in joining or contributing monetary donations to SAPA’s Relay for Life Team, please click here. For more information about Relay for Life at the University of Delaware, please visit

Red Cross disaster volunteer Course: “An Overview” is the first class required for persons who are interested in becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer.  Taking the course is a great way to learn how the American Red Cross responds to disasters, and how you can be involved.  The class will be offered on Wednesday, March 13th from 9AM-12PM in the DRC Conference room (Graham Hall, Room166), free of charge. (The online registration for this class indicates that it will go until 1PM, but the course will adjourn by noon, if not earlier). Click here to register for the course. (You will need to create an account with the system before registering). Please register for the course by Noon on Tuesday (3/12).  Email Jennifer Lazo ( with any questions.


For more updates, please take a look at our twenty-fifth weekly mailer here.


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