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Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the place to launch a lifetime of making positive change in the world. Whether you see yourself tackling homelessness in your community, taming the growing national debt, or creating educational opportunities for impoverished women around the globe the Glenn College’s degree programs will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to get things done.

What separates the students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. We’ll teach you how to turn your passion into policy. Helping you make a change in the issues that matter to you drives the Glenn College experience.

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Professor Mary Tschirhart has been elected president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the primary membership body for nonprofit scholars. Founded in 1971, ARNOVA connects scholars, teachers, and leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society.

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Professor Ned Hill has received the George Voinovich Municipal Service Award from the Cuyahoga County Mayors & City Managers Association for his work with municipalities in the region.

Glenn College Professor Stéphane Lavertu and Political Science Professor Vladimir Kogan are the recipients of a $632,778 Lyle Spencer Research Award from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation to fund a research study examining how local voter control of public schools affects the day-to-day administration of American school districts and student learning in the classroom.

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The Columbus Business Journal has compiled a list of Ohio State’s fastest-growing degree programs and the Glenn College’s major in public affairs is #2 with a 12.3 percent increase in students over last year.

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The 2015 Glenn College Alumni Awards have been announced. Darryl L. Anderson, MA ’86, is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Career Achievement, Erik Yassenoff, MA ’10, wins the Young Alumni Achievement Award and the Outstanding Alumni Service Award is awarded to Amy Edwards Taylor, MA ’99.

They will be honored at the annual Welcome Home Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 8th from 6-8pm, at Page Hall.

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Professor Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech has a new article published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews titled, "Big Data Issues and Opportunities for Electric Utilities." The article looks at how electric utilities are dealing with smart grid technologies and the data that comes with them.

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Also, Schuelke-Leech's grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency developing the Ohio Advanced Manufacturing Technical Network. has been extended for another two years, bringing the total grant to $1.3 million. As a part of the grant, Schuelke-Leech prepared a Ohio Technology Roadmapping Report.

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Public affairs majors Halie Vilagi and Mikayla Bodey represented the Glenn College at the annual National Campaign for Civic Engagement Conference put on by the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The seminar featured political practitioners and expert organizers on voter registration and campus political engagement.

Faculty Position – Management of Public and/or Nonprofit Organizations

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University welcomes applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant or junior associate level in the management of public and/or nonprofit organizations. We especially encourage applications from scholars who study management issues related to diverse populations.

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