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Julie Curry
“EKU offered the MPA program completely online. This was my only opportunity to complete the program, as a working mother,” said EKU Online MPA program graduate Julie Curry.
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Public administrators making plans for improvement project
One of the most contentious and talked about aspects of the new budget was the budget cut to our public universities and colleges. The Governor ordered institutions of higher education to cut their budget by 2% immediately and over the next two years they will have to cut their budgets by a further 4.5%. The...
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Public administrators making plans for improvement project
o me, the MPA’s meaning and importance is extensive. The MPA represents democratic values, opportunity for individuals and communities, and at its core, professionalism. Through educating public managers to be efficient, effective, and fair, the MPA is a force for good in our communities.
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Public administrators making plans for improvement project
When I tell people my academic field is public administration, including that I direct and teach for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program at EKU, I frequently get a puzzled look and/or a request for clarification about exactly what an MPA is, or how it differs from a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
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Public administrator speaks to a committee
Among the first lessons I recall from the MPA program is the Wilsonian ideal that public administration be a professional field separated from politics and which strives for the best possible approach. I also learned that such an ideal can rarely be achieved, but the EKU MPA program gave me the skills to engage in...
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A Swiss army knife with all of its features displayed
Much like a Swiss Army Knife offers any tool you need for any job, an MPA student graduates with the knowledge and ability to perform multiple roles and direct multiple projects across the industry spectrum.
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Public administrators making plans for improvement project
My journey to starting my MPA at EKU started long before I knew such a program of study existed. As a youth, I was involved in Scouting and I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Heading into college, I was caught up in the euphoria of the 2008 presidential election. I got involved and eventually...
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Continued education for workforce
EKU’s MPA program places a strong emphasis on the management of local communities. Through our courses in the community development concentration, students gain an understanding of how to help cities and counties improve their overall well-being. The courses do this by examining community development through two main lenses: the assets model of development and the...
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Art from Pacific Rim movie promotional materials
I’m a movie buff and a policy analyst, so of course I see policy in every movie I watch, including Pacific Rim, one of this summer’s blockbusters. Now, I know what you’re thinking –isn’t this the movie where giant robots fight giant monsters at suicidally close range? To which I respond, yes –and the robots are called Jaegers...
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