Texas City Management Association – Clarence Ridley Scholarship

TCMA: announces the 2021-2022 Clarence Ridley Scholarship. The application deadline is January 8, 2021.

The 2021-2022 Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship, sponsored by the Texas City Management Association, is a $5,000 educational fellowship for the August 2021-May 2022 academic year.

Two graduate students from a Texas university will be awarded $3,500 to be used for his or her school related expenses. In addition, the winner’s university will be awarded $1,500 in credit toward Texas City Management Association and Texas Municipal League education events.

For more information and an application, please visit Ridley Scholarship.


Graduation Fall 2020 Deadline

Candidates who are eligible for graduation this fall 2020, must apply for graduation. The link to apply is open. It ends/closes on October 2nd. If you believe you may be eligible for graduation this semester, email Dr. Rangarajan with your phone number and a time to call or email her at nr11@txstate.edu to make sure you are on track.

If you are a candidate wanting to graduate but fail to apply, you will have to apply for graduation in the spring 21. So, don’t forget to apply for graduation. It doesn’t cost to apply.



Internships, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Jobs at THN

Due to CARES Act funding, grant funds, and the upcoming legislative session next year, Texas Homeless Network is looking for people to fill a variety of different positions. Currently, there  are three internships, three full-time jobs, and multiple VISTA opportunities open. Join the Team at THN

The website with all these postings is https://www.thn.org/who-we-are/job-opportunities/. MPA student Nick Thomson will oversee all of the interns and the AmeriCorps VISTA members. There is a possibility of a stipend for the interns.

THN is committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Priority consideration is given to people with lived experience of homelessness. THN is an equal opportunity employer that offers positions with varying skill levels and responsibilities that amplify our mission. THN strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English

Fall Registration Reminder

Fall 2020 Registration is here!

Classes are filling up fast. Register today to get the classes you need. For advising email Dr. R. at nr11@txstate.edu.


Have you registered for fall 20 classes??

Classes are filling up fast. If you have not registered for fall classes please go online now to get your classes. 

Registration is open now. 

Last Day to register with no fee ends July 31st at 11:59 pm.

Last Day to register with $25 fee ends August 22 at 5:00 pm.

Last Day to register with $100 fee ends September 4th at 3:45 pm.

Inspired to Serve: Recommendations for the Future of Public Service

This is a friendly reminder that the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will be partnering with the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service to present a webinar looking at the future of public service tomorrow, April 21 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Inspired to Serve: Recommendations for the Future of Public Service will feature Commission Chairman and former Congressman Joseph Heck as he discusses the Commission’s recent report, Inspired to Serve, and the recommendations it puts forward to Congress to address the challenges that face those entering public service today. (Students, new professionals and those who are interested in serving in government: Keep reading!)

Created by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 to review the military selective service process and consider methods to increase participation in military, national and public service, the Commission has been engaged in two years of steady conversations on this important mission. Research outlets have included numerous public listening events, hearings, town hall discussions and more.

In addition to military and national service, the report proposes significant changes to federal civil service personnel systems, focused especially on attracting new generations of Americans and people with critical skills to public service. Next steps for this valuable research could include Congressional hearings, legislation to enact the recommendations, agency rulemakings and more.

Moderated by ASPA Executive Director Bill Shields, this discussion will look at the Commission’s public service recommendations and outline how these recommendations are even more relevant amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Plenty of time for Q&A will be provided.

Just some of the report’s recommendations include:

·         Adding women to the military selective service

·         Reforming federal internship and recent-graduate hiring programs and establishing a governmentwide statutory goal of 30,000 annual recent-graduate hires by 2026

·         Creating a Public Service Corps through which federal agencies would grant scholarships to university students in exchange for a four-year commitment to work in civil service employment at that agency

·         Modernizing job application standards like recruiting on third-party job boards like LinkedIn, simplifying job description; and accepting standard, one-page resumes

Want to know more? Join us tomorrow to participate in this very insightful discussion.


Dr. Joseph Heck, Chairman, National Commission on Military, National and Public Service

Bill Shields, Jr., Moderator, Executive Director, American Society for Public Service

This webinar is free to all who wish to attend—membership is not required. Please share these details with your network, colleagues and students, and encourage them to join this discussion.

Register online here:


Admin’s Office Hours

Good Morning,

I am in the office today, 20-April-20.

Office Hours this Week:

  1. Monday-All Day
  2.  Tuesday-All Day
  3. OFF-All day Wednesday
  4. Thursday -All Day
  5. Friday-All Day

Stay Safe Wherever You Are.

Email: dw29@txstate.edu


External funding opportunity: GlobalAustin Joshi-Miscall Study Abroad Scholarships
Program Overview: awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student participating in a study abroad program at a university or college in Central Texas other than The University of Texas at Austin
Eligibility: GlobalAustin membership not required
Citizenship: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students
Benefits: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2020

The Graduate Funding Opportunities database houses 1,000+ external funding opportunities!

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett seeks a hardworking constituent services representative


U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett seeks a hardworking constituent services representative for his Austin Congressional office. This position assists constituents with federal issues including Social Security, VA, and immigration, advocates on their behalf to federal agencies, and connects them with local resources. Excellent community service, writing, and research skills required.  Spanish proficiency strongly preferred. Paralegal skills a plus. Please submit cover letter, resume, brief writing sample and three references to erin.gurak@mail.house.gov (no calls or drop-ins, please).

Study Abroad in the Netherlands: Seats filling fast.

Interested in studying sustainable cities in Amsterdam and Rotterdam next summer? Join Dr. Fields as we travel to cities around the Netherlands and work with Dutch students on a group project to better understand how to improve city planning and management. Credit available for both undergraduate and graduates in PA, POSI, and GEO. Program applications are currently open. More information is available at:


Please contact Dr. Fields with any additional questions: wf16@txstate.edu. Interested in studying sustainable cities in (1)