ASPA Fall Social September 26 in Seattle

JOIN ASPA Evergreen Chapter  For Our Fall Social

Kicking Off Our 2016-2017 Program Year

“THE POWER OF PUBLIC SERVICE”

Monday, September 26, 2016

TanakaSan Restaurant, 2121 6th Ave., Seattle WA

5:30PM-7:30PM

Members — $10.00–Members can bring one guest at this price

Non-members — $10.00 (self only)

RSVP and Tickets: evergreenaspaonline.org

SPEAKERS–*BUFFET—*CASH BAR —GAMES

MPA Alum Hakan Axelsson has photos featured in New York Times Article

MPA  2008 alum, Hakan Axelsson,  who currently works for Washington State Institutional Review Board,  has photos pictured in a New York Times article. Check it out below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/opinion/tapping-a-troubled-neighborhoods-inner-strength.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

Exciting News About MPA Adjunct Katherine Himes

Katherine Himes who will be teaching the MPA fall elective, Science Policy to Action, has had an article published in the journal Science & Discovery http://www.sciencediplomacy.org/article/2016/us-forest-service-helps-foster-protected-landscape-management-in-central-asia

Katherine has also received a foreign policy fellowship:  http://www.fpinterrupted.com/!/1097/our-fall-2016-fellows/

MPA Alumni Association: SAVE THESE DATES

MPA Alumni Association would like you to save these dates:

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Purpose: Social event to identify leaders and increase attendance at the September meeting.Potluck at Woodland Creek Park, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA. 98503 from 3-6pm.

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Purpose: 1st Formal Leadership Meeting

Confirmed guests: MPA Program Director Doreen Swetkis and President George Bridges

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: TESC, room: Sem 2 E2109

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Purpose: participate in Return to Evergreen to raise awareness of the MPAAA, begin to cultivate MPA donors, and promote inter-cohort networking

Time: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Location: TESC, room: TBD

Rebecca Orbeck Wins Lean Fellowship

Rebecca Orbeck (PNAPP class of 2016) just won the Lean Fellowship! http://results.wa.gov/what-we-do/apply-lean/lean-fellowship-program

Results Washington, part of the governor’s office, offers a state Lean fellowship program (PDF) through which state employees spend one-year terms deepening their understanding of Lean principles and tools.

The fellows, all of whom are state employees:

  • help lead targeted improvement efforts
  • working directly with agency directors and staff at all levels
  • learn from public- and private-sector Lean consultants
  • work closely with Results Washington senior performance advisors

These fellowships are exciting opportunities for excellent employees to develop their Lean skill sets, hone those skills in a wide variety of settings and help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing state government.

In Memory of Orlando

Rigour on National Coming Out Day, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1996

I’ve been pacing
The circumference
Of my classroom
For weeks
Rambling
About story,
About the fictive
Line
Between
Truth
And dare
And rubbing
My hands
Together
With broken
Sticks of chalk,
Preparing them
To grip
Some thought
Like a high bar.
Caked white,
My hands
Alone
Can’t unveil
Their desires
For certain
Motions,
So I smack
My hands
Against
The board
Leaving
My prints
That include
Traces
Of other
Women’s
Bodies.
They replace
The words
They could write
Like the chalk
Outline
Of the corpse
Replaces the body,
And I remember
My back
Pressed
Against
The blacktop
After school
And her insisting
Lie still.
Don’t move,
As she ran
The new stick
Of stolen chalk
Around
My edges,
Her fingers
Blushing
Against me
As I became
One long,
Curving
Line.
After,
She extended
Her hands
And pulled me
From the second
Dimension.
Can I draw
Some clothes?
I asked
Peering over
Myself.
No, she said,
You’ll make
A mistake,
And I don’t want
To trace you again.
But the fact is
She did. Today
After class
I avoid the hate
Chalked
Under each step
I take on
The campus sidewalk.
Next to those words,
The chalk
Outlines of bodies
The world
Wants to negate.

Sandra Yannone, with gratitude to the editors of
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets,
The Backwaters Press, Omaha, NE (2013)