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ODU to Host Public Service Symposium March 25

Old Dominion University's Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration, together with the Hampton Roads chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, will host the symposium "Public Service in 2011 & Beyond: Issues & Challenges" from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Virginia Beach Room of Webb Center.

The symposium is open to the public; sessions are free to ODU students and $25 for general admission.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together public officials, practitioners, researchers, educators and students to exchange ideas and discuss the challenges the public and nonprofit sectors face as they respond to the call for public service.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about public service, network with public service professionals and meet other students who share an interest in public service.

Connie Merriman, an assistant dean in ODU's College of Business and Public Administration, will give a presentation on preparing students for a career in public service. "Today's College Graduate, Tomorrow's Public Servant: Addressing the Gap in Knowledge and Skills" will be presented from 9:30-10:15 a.m.

For information about registration and fees, visit the symposium website at http://www.aspahr.org/symposium2011.htm.

This article was posted on: March 23, 2011

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