College of Public Programs prepares students for lives of community engagement and service while faculty pursue use-inspired research aimed at making our communities more prosperous, healthy and resilient. Here is a sample of our recent activities.
Recent News Stories
Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship, mentorship from high-profile practitioners and leaders and education on core topics for public service through seven Saturday seminars hosted by the College of Public Programs.
After a rigorous application process that began in September, five students in the College of Public Programs have been selected for work-learning positions with the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate.
The College of Public Programs offered degrees to nearly 300 students on December 17, at Comerica Theatre in Downtown Phoenix.
Teri Kennedy says her passion for gerontology and inspiring students to pursue careers in the field led her to establish the Gerontological Social Work Endowed Scholarship at Arizona State University. Just recently at the Arizona Geriatrics Society Fall Symposium, Neda Spiric, a senior pursuing a degree in social work, was named the first recipient of the scholarship.
Led by the College of Public Programs, ASU will host 25 young African leaders for a six-week professional civic leadership training institute at the Downtown Phoenix Campus.
Rachel Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in tourism development and management through the School of Community Resources and Development, part of the College of Public Programs at ASU in May 2012. She also earned a special event minor, business minor and a certificate in convention sales and meeting planning.
Ethan B. Kapstein, a specialist in international economic relations, has authored a new book, AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations. Kapstein is senior director for The McCain Institute and Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs for the School of Public Affairs.
Aging: If It’s Not Your Issue, It Will Be. By Mindy Fain, MD; University of Arizona. Certificates of Attendance will be distributed to attendees who RSVP
“Invisible Offenders: A Study of Online Sex Customers,” a study concluded this month by a team of researchers from ASU’s School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department, developed a model to estimate the number of customers contacting online sex advertisements.
In an interview with Money Magazine, Arizona State University President Michael Crow answered a question on the minds of many students and their parents: does college pay off? His answer, "unequivocally yes."
Jason Turner, a United States Air Force veteran, has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. A native of North Hampton, N.H., Turner is working to complete a master’s degree through the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.
When Arizona State University Associate Professor Dominique Roe-Sepowitz speaks about the focus of her research – to unite and support anti-sex trafficking programs in a coordinated effort to combat human trafficking, rescue its victims and provide them with treatment and shelter – her passion is unmistakable.
The route Melanie Taylor took to earning a doctorate from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University included a couple stops that would help define her career. She worked as a juvenile correctional officer at the Orange County Probation Department prior to enrolling at ASU, a stark contrast from a previous job at a private school for well-to-do kids in Las Vegas.
Deven Marrero is a member of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice class of 2013, but he didn’t attend graduation - he couldn’t. Marrero was 2,000 miles away in Salem, Va. at his full-time job, playing shortstop for the Boston Red Sox High Class A farm team, the Salem Red Sox.
Lashanda Glasgow graduated with her master’s degree from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University and will begin work at a federal agency as a Presidential Management Fellow. More than 12,000 graduate students applied for the federal leadership training program last year. Only five percent were accepted.
ASU professor Cassia Spohn and coauthor Katharine Tellis discuss the role communication played in their effort to examine sexual assault cases reported to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
More than 40 revenue managers from 25 Valley hotels and resorts gathered on April 16 for the 2013 Meet the Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) Conference, hosted by the Phoenix Area Revenue Managers (PARM) at the Courtyard Scottsdale North.