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NLA-TSU Fall Cookout 2010
Greetings CPSUA students!  Please review the information below and retain for future reference.  As always, please continue to check our website frequently for new information, job and internship opportunities. 

Dean Bruce Rogers

  • Click on the image to visit the blog of NLA-TSU, Nonprofit Leaders Association of Tennessee State University!  This organization is our own student association open to any CPSUA student interested in nonprofit management and service.  Contact new president Lindsay Gilmore to find out how you can get involved! 

  • The Bulletin has a new look since there's so much news to share - organized by TSU's motto, "THINK WORK SERVE" - so please look through for program announcements and scholarships, followed by jobs and internships and finally, service and volunteer opportunities!
  • Did you miss our earlier CPSUA Bulletins of the semester?  Don't worry - all bulletins are archived on the Program Announcements section of the CPSUA website, here.
 You can join CPSUA on Facebook here.


ALL STUDENTS | CPSUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS - Do you know someone who is finishing an associate's degree an area community college?  They may be eligible to apply for a scholarship to pursue the BS in Urban Studies in the CPSUA!  Send your friend the link to our website - links to information on the scholarships and the application are all announced on the front page.
ALL STUDENTS | NLA-TSU had a great kick-off event with a good turnout at the Fall Cookout last week at Dr. Streams' house, co-hosted by American Humanics Campus Executive Director, Dr. Gibran.  Officers were selected including new President, Lindsay Gilmore.  Please email Lindsay as soon as possible to find out how you can get involved this Fall - it's not too late!  This organization is open to any CPSUA student interested in nonprofit management (undergraduate or graduate), and participation is required for those who seek American Humanics certification.
ALL STUDENTS |Have any news or story ideas to submit for possible inclusion in the Fall 2010 issue of TPS, The Public Servant?  Submit to Dr. Meg Streams. You can check out the last few issues here. 

PhD students | Annual Doctoral Student Roundtable (plus pizza!) will take place THIS Friday October 8 in Room 318 at Avon Williams Campus.  Plan now to take this important opportunity to share insights, greet new and past peers and enjoy some comraderie!  Led by Dr. Ann-Marie Rizzo.
Certificate students |  PLANNING TO COMPLETE A CERTIFICATE IN DECEMBER 2010? Remember to fill out the Completion of Certificate form, available here, and turn it in to your advisor.  You must be in the last class(es) of your certificate this semester, or have already finished the required courses, to turn in this form.
Graduating MPA students | STAY ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION.  If you have not already applied to take the Comprehensive exam, you must do so immediately - fill out the form and take it to your advisor (sample questions available here).  If you are subject to the Writing Portfolio requirement (applies to all those who began taking MPA courses in fall 2008 or later), you must follow the instructions here and turn in your portfolio for evaluation ASAP.  If you are applying for an internship waiver because you already have a year or more professional experience in the public or nonprofit sectors, and you have not already done so, you must complete that process as well following the instructions here.  Do not delay in completing these steps, so that you are not delayed in your graduation!  
MPA students  |  The MPA comprehensive exam will be administered Friday November 5Report to the PA department, Suite F in AWC at 8:45 AM.  Exam will end at noon.  If you are prepared to take the comprehensive exam this semester and have not yet requested to take it, complete the form available here and submit it to your advisor ASAP. Sample study questions are posted on the CPSUA website Graduate Programs page in the MPA section.


ALL STUDENTS | Apply now for paid TSU Legislative Internships for Spring 2011, due by November 19 (Graduate students or undergraduates)  - see details here.
ALL STUDENTS | STATE JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH TCRS.  The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System is about to hire for up to four positions as Service Counselors over the next couple of weeks.  Minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree in any field. View the job description hereIf interested, email your resume to our alumna, Ms. Erica Nale (MPA '08) (, Manager - Member Services, as soon as possible.
ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS | Apply now for competitive TSU-sponsored Washington Center Internships in DC for Spring 2011, due by November 1 (undergrads only) - see details here.

ANY STUDENT WHO NEEDS TO DO AN INTERNSHIP  | TIME TO START PLANNING FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2011 POSTS! If you plan on doing an internship in the SPRING locally, you should be planning NOW.  If you plan on doing an internship at a different location - DC or otherwise - for the SUMMER, you should be planning NOW as well.  Do not wait till the last minute to apply so that you have your best chance of finding an excellent post!  Visit our internship page to get ideas.
ANY STUDENT WHO NEEDS TO DO AN INTERNSHIP | "Virtual" internship opportunity in marketing and social networking.  TNEMSC, a local nonprofit, has a mission to ensure that every child in Tennessee receives the best pediatric emergency care, in order to eliminate the effects of severe illness and injury.  This organization is looking for students with experience/education in healthcare and social marketing to develop marketing and social network materials.  This internship is unpaid though it could be arranged for credit.  Please contact Dr. Joan Gibran if interested.


Volunteering |  H.U.G.G.S is an NPO dedicated to providing counseling and advisement to ex-offenders in the areas of employment, education, housing and life skills. They offer job training and placement, counseling services, low-income housing, financial assistance, and transportation.  They are looking for volunteers with backgrounds in psychology, social work, criminal justice, resume writing, grant-writing, fundraiser planning, and office work.  If interested contact Dr. Joan Gibran.
Volunteering The YMCA of Middle Tennessee recently launched a new mentoring program called Building Futures. The purpose of this program is to help youth develop their full potential (Spirit, Mind & Body), both inside and outside of the classroom by connecting with mentors.  The mentorship program is designed to
* Help promote a sense of physical, social, and emotional safety and encourage relationship building.
* Foster meaningful youth participation.
* Engage youth in learning experiences that build valuable life skills.
* Provide opportunities for building purpose.

All mentors will be required to go through 15 hours of training.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in youth work as it will provide volunteers with resources that can be applied in many other areas of service and community work.  If interested contact 
Dr. Joan Gibran.

 You can join CPSUA on Facebook here.
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