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Department of Political Science

MPA Program Calendar of Events

Important Program Deadlines

September 29 - Deadline for students to schedule written exams with Director of Graduate Studies - Dr. Franke

September 29 - Deadline to complete Graduation Application in KSIS

October 6 - Students taking exams meet with MPA faculty

October 13 - Written exam review questions distributed to students

October 24 - Deadline for submitting Approval to Schedule Final Examination form to the Graduate School

November 3 - Distribution of Written Comprehensive Exam

November 15 - Comprehensive exam results to students

November 17 - Deadline for returning ballot to the Graduate School in order to officially graduate in December 

November 17 - Deadline to participate in fall commencement. Online registration to participate in commencement must be completed. Beginning in late October, commencement information and the web address to register online to participate in commencement will be sent to those students whose Approval to Schedule Final Examination form has been received by the Graduate School

December 8 - Graduate School Commencement; 1:00 PM

Practitioner Events 

Practitioner Presentations

September 25 - Cookingham-Noll Management Fellowship Program Dillon S. Wood, Cookingham-Noll Management Fellow, Office of the City Manager, City of Kansas City, MO; Calvin 102 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Skills Workshops

September 16 - Grant Writing for Public Administrators Elaine Johannes, Associate Professor/Extension Specialist, KSU School of Family Studies and Human Services; Calvin 301 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 27Deadline and Task Management Peter Clark, Public Works Director, Pottawatomie County; Calvin 209 5:30 PM

October 4 Becoming a Meeting Guru - Justin Stowe, Deputy Legislative Post Auditor, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; Calvin 209 5:30 PM

October 11Perfecting Interactions with the Public- Hali Rowland, Public Information Officer, Riley County Police Department; Calvin 209 5:30 PM

October 18 - How to Add Value as a New Employee -Justin Stowe, Deputy Legislative Post Auditor, Kansas LDPA; Calvin 209 5:30 PM

November 1Asking Difficult Questions- Jason Hilgers, Deputy City Manager, City of Manhattan; Calvin 209 5:30 PM

November 15What is a Typical Day - Cathy Harmes, Director Human Resources, City of Manhattan; Calvin 209 5:30 PM

Professional Luncheon

October 20 - Local Government Executive Luncheon CivicPlus & MHK Chamber of Commerce; Foundation Building (on campus location) 12:00 PM

Other Notable Dates

October 7 - Department Picnic -  Poyntz Shelter, City Park 11:30 AM - 2:30PM