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.
On Friday, June 10, 2016, the largest Evergreen MPA Hooding ceremony took place in the Longhouse with 92 graduates receiving hoods. The graduates were from three concentrations: Public and Nonprofit Administration, Public Policy and Tribal Governance. Use this link to view more pictures from the celebration. https://see.evergreen.edu/2016gradmpa/#/
Rigour on National Coming Out Day, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1996
I’ve been pacing
Of my classroom
About the fictive
Sticks of chalk,
Like a high bar.
So I smack
They could write
Like the chalk
Of the corpse
Replaces the body,
And I remember
And her insisting
As she ran
The new stick
Of stolen chalk
As I became
And pulled me
From the second
Can I draw
No, she said,
And I don’t want
To trace you again.
But the fact is
She did. Today
I avoid the hate
Under each step
I take on
The campus sidewalk.
Next to those words,
Outlines of bodies
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)
The Commencement Ceremony begins at 1 pm in Red Square. Graduates from all three programs (MPA, MES and MiT) and undergraduates will line up to form a procession and be seated. They are then called to receive their diploma.
Because of campus construction, the procession and line up is in a different place this year.
To line up for the Commencement ceremony, by 12:30 you’ll need to make your way to the back side of Seminar 2 Bldg “A”, between A and the CAB building. See the attached photo for a suggested route. Allow 10 minutes to get there.
Three “generations” of MPA at the excellent “Serving Those Who Served” conference in Yakima on 5/25-26: Andrea Coker-Anderson (MPA 2007, Registrar at UW Tacoma), Rafael Lozano (MPA 2011, Veterans Services Program Mgr, WA Dept of Veterans Affairs) and Jason Alves (MPA candidate 2016, VetCorps Program Mgr, WDVA). Andrea got Rafael interested in MPA when they worked together at Evergreen, and then after Rafael moved to WDVA, Rafael got Jason interested. Our students and alums are the best recruiters!
Cali Mortenson Ellis recently received her PhD in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She has a BA in economics from Bates College and a MPP from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Cali previously worked in the Homeland Security Directorate of the Michigan National Guard, the Michigan Governor’s Office, and the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. She is an author of Why Leaders Fight (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and has published in the Journal of Applied Security Research (2008), PS: Political Science & Politics (2012, 2014), Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2013), International Interactions (2015), Enterprise Development and Microfinance (2015), and Michigan War Studies Review (2013, 2014, 2015). In 2016, Cali will be at the University of Southern California Center for International Studies as a Hayward R. Alker Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate, and will join the faculty of Evergreen in the MPA Program Fall of 2017.