Save the Date: MPA Holiday Happy Hour

It’s cold outside and the stores are playing Christmas music, which could only mean one thing:


ChristmasTreeIt’s time for the…
Annual MPA Holiday Happy Hour
Thursday December 4th, 2014
7:30pm – who knows…
Gullifty’s on Lancaster
All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and family! Please RSVP to
Hope to see you there!!!


Fellowship: Long Beach, CA

Graduating this spring? Interested in fellowship opportunities? Consider this:

David Wodynski Memorial Fellowship:
City of Long Beach, CA Management Assistant Program

“For the past 35 years, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program has been attracting the country’s top graduate students to work in the exciting field of local government. The Management Assistant Program  provides talented individuals with the experience needed to gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government leaders, while making a difference in California’s 7th largest and most diverse City.”

The application deadline is February 2, 2015.

For more information, see the attached flyer or visit

The Leaders’ Lounge has great career resources for you! Check out for links to job boards, updated job listings, and our Career Compass, a map of job resources across the country.

Pi Alpha Alpha Event TONIGHT – Join us in person OR via Live-stream!

Tonight… Villanova University Pi Alpha Alpha presents: 

The Vocation to Public Service
Guest Speaker:  Marquis Coates, M.P.A.
Founder and CEO of Tools For Success, Inc.

Join us tonight, Thursday October 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Bartley Hall 1011. Can’t be there in person? No problem! We’ll be live-streaming the event at this link at 7:30 p.m. EST.

PELRAS Regional Workshop and APMM Managers Meeting

Villanova’s ICMA Student Chapter has arranged a “field trip” for any MPA students interested in local government.  The Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management and the Pennsylvania Municipal League offer Fall Workshops around the state for professional managers and their staff.  On October 31st, a workshop will be held at the Upper Merion Township Building. Click the link below to sign up at a student rate of just $25. 

This event is open to all ICMA Student Chapter members, or any student interested in learning more about municipal government.

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The PELRAS Regional Workshop and the APMM Fall Managers Meeting
October 31, 2014
Upper Merion Township Building

APMM Fall Managers’ Meeting Topics (morning sessions):
Glass Half Full or Half Empty? A Look at the Markets and What’s Ahead
Public-Private Partnerships: Empowering Local Government to Meet Economic Challenges

PELRAS (Public Employee Labor Relations Advisory Service) Regional Workshop Topics (afternoon session):
Advanced Employee Discipline

Click here for more information and to register.
Let Dr. Wheeland know if you plan to attend!

Cheer on your Wildcats with us!

Hey Football Fans!!!
Cheer on your Villanova Wildcats and spend a Saturday with us:
MPA Football Tailgate
Villanova vs. Rhode Island
Saturday October 11, 2014
Villanova Stadium
Tailgate starts @10am- Kickoff @ 1pm
Tickets to the game are free for students with a valid
Wildcard student ID!
All other tickets are $5.00 per ticket.
Entrance to the tailgate is free!
Please RSVP to Stephanie Nissen by October 2nd with the number of tickets needed.

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