Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:00

Van Buren deepens involvement in policymaking

After years of working as an outside observer with peripheral influence, Matt van Buren decided to involve himself more deeply in the policymaking process. The former journalist and political fund-raiser is in his second semester at the La Follette School, exploring public management and nonprofit leadership in addition to the school's core courses in microeconomics and statistics.

The role of microloans in Haiti will be discussed by 1995 alum Tom Eggert at the La Follette School's Policy and a Pint on Tuesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Students can learn more about finding and applying  for positions with the U.S. government in a seminar on Tuesday, March 4, in the  La Follette School conference room from noon to 2 p.m. Marie Koko of the College  of Letters and Science career services office also will discuss how to write  resumes to best target federal positions.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:21

Students visit Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Seven La Follette School students visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau on February 21 to learn about how the bureau operates.
A section chief with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will discuss agency management of fiscal operations and the development of good policy for Wisconsin's long-term care Medicaid programs in a noon session Friday, February 21, in the La Follette School conference room.

Alum Tamarine Cornelius wants to people to have the information they need to make up their own minds about state budget issues and to help them connect the dots between budget issues.

Professor emeritus Dennis Dresang and donors to the scholarship fund named for him will be recognized at the La Follette School's annual Madison reception on Thursday, February 6, at Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll Street, on the Capitol Square.
La Follette School alum Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families will be the first speaker for the spring Policy and a Pint from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.
Monday, 03 February 2014 10:05

State hiring process to be explored

La Follette School students can learn how to  navigate the state of Wisconsin's hiring process from an alum and a recruiter  for the Office of State Employee Relations  in a session on Thursday, February 6, at noon in the school's conference room.
A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
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