Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You're Invited | Policy and a Pint: Bringing Back the Bees

April showers bring May flowers, and of course, our pollinating insect population in Minnesota! Join the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current for Policy and a Pint: Bringing Back the Bees and get the latest buzz from a great guest panel. See below for more details on the speakers and solution!

There’s a growing threat that, if we fail to act, could profoundly affect our lives. Like many species, bees and other insect pollinators are facing environmental challenges – the biggest of which is loss of native habitat – that jeopardize their very existence. At our next Policy and a Pint, we’ll talk about threats to the state’s insect population, and what could be devastating consequences for our food supply, our economy – and us. We’ll also talk about what each of us can do to slow the threat, and eventually, bring back the bees. Host Steve Seel will be joined by guests Gary Reuter from the U of M’s Bee lab, food writer Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl from Mpls/St. Paul Magazine who’s been investigating this topic, and Joseph Zachmann from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The bottom line: we’re the problem, but we’re also the solution. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You're Invited | Public Media and the Common Good: The tpt Studio Experience

Hamline University's School of Business is making their next event, Public Media and the Common Good, multi-purpose! Join them for an exclusive tour of tpt studios including a panel discussiong featuring tpt President, Jim Pagliarini, and Hamline Honorary Professor of Practice and tpt board member, Jim Scheibel. Immediately following that, you can learn more about the Master of Public Administration during an information session including networking with the program director, admissions staff, and current and former students!

Sandy Christensen, MPA '12

Public Media and the Common Good:
The tpt Studio Experience


Featuring tpt President Jim Pagliarini
Wednesday, April 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

tpt Studios
172 East Fourth Street,
Saint Paul, MN 55101
You are invited join fellow School of Business alumni and faculty for an exclusive tour of tpt studios followed by a dynamic panel discussion featuring tpt President Jim Pagliarini and Hamline Honorary Professor of Practice and tpt board member Jim Scheibel.
After the discussion, join us for a Master of Public Administration information session and learn how why the Hamline MPA is tailored to the scheduling needs of working professionals by offering classes online or on campus.
  • Meet our program director and admissions staff.
  • Learn how to get your application started.
  • Network with current students, alumni and other prospective students.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

What you see

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"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." 
-Henry David Thoreau

Friday, April 18, 2014

You're Invited: Erin Newkirk comes to Unlea(she)d

On the heels of their successful first event, CoCo welcomes Erin Newkirk to Unlea(she)d next week in their Uptown space! Details below on an evening focused on "Making Relationships Stronger," and exploring women's entrepreneurship and leadership with the founder and CEO of Red Stamp.

Erin Newkirk comes to Unlea(she)d
April 24  |  6 - 9 pm | CoCo Uptown

Making Relationships Stronger: Erin Newkirk of Red Stamp
If there is one thing Erin knows for sure, it’s that friends + family make the world go round. Which is why Erin founded the top tier, award-winning Red Stamp. Recently acquired by The Occasions Group and selected as one of “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine as a “Compan[y] that [is] identifying and solving the problems we face every day,” Red Stamp’s purpose is to cut through a lot of puffery around the “proper” way to thank, wish, invite + announce and just get straight to the heart of the matter…Making Relationships Stronger.
Making Relationships Stronger is also why Erin is a modern etiquette correspondent for Matchbook Magazine, was a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards, is a Professor for Fast Company’s 30 Second MBA, and has been selected by EU’s Global Board Ready Women initiative.
IMG_2111Erin will be interviewed by our guest “conversationalist” and CoCo member Ellen Guettler [Get-ler]. Ellen is a writer, editor and award-winning radio producer. She spent ten years at MPR making documentaries with American RadioWorks and helping to launch new radio shows like Marketplace Tech, Dinner Party Download and Wits. These days, when she’s not back at MPR wielding a microphone or corralling a budget, she helps launch creative ideas and develops content strategy for the public media universe and beyond.
There will also be time for Q&A and networking. (Please submit any questions you have ahead of time!)
Appetizers and snacks and a cash bar will be provided.
About Unlea(she)dUnleashed is a monthly speaker series, held at CoCo, in which we invite women entrepreneurs and leaders to talk about their journeys in life and business. Unlea(she)d is part of CoCo’s effort to increase the presence and participation of women in our community. Join our mailing list for updates on future women’s happenings at CoCo.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Accepting Applications: 2014-2015 Humphrey School of Public Affairs Policy Fellows

Applications are now available for the 2014-2015 Policy Fellows program at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The Policy Fellows program brings together a cohort of 35 mid-career Minnesota leaders from business, nonprofit, and government sectors for a unique nine-month professional development experience. Applications are due May 30, 2014 for the program beginning in September.

Policy Fellows Application Process and Frequently Asked Questions

The Policy Fellows program requires participants to make a commitment to professional and personal growth as part of a cohort. Fellows meet once a month as a group between September and early June (most often on Fridays), and travel to Washington, D.C., for a multi-day study trip with prominent elected officials and national leaders in public affairs. Fellows also engage in a collaboratively designed small-group project, working with community partners to address a public policy issue. Policy Fellows can expect to spend 10 to 15 hours per month on activities related to the program. Click here for more program information.

Application Process and Program Fee

Applications and recommendation letters for the 2014-2015 Policy Fellows program are due by Friday, May 30, 2014. The application form asks for basic information, such as work history and community involvement, along with a brief essay. We also require two letters of recommendation. These can be from current or former employers, program alumni, or people you know in the community.
Recommendation Form

For 2014-2015, the program fee is $6,500. Some employers pay the program fee in part or in full from professional development funds. Scholarships are available, though all Fellows are asked to make some contribution to their program fee. Scholarship requests are not part of the application process; after new Fellows are selected, we follow up with each individual regarding their scholarship needs.

Scholarships specifically for nonprofit sector participants are made possible by generous gifts from the George Family Foundation and the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota.
Further questions? Contact Kate at or 612-625-8330
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