Friday, November 15, 2013

Pi Alpha Alpha Sponsors Comet Cupboard Food Drive

Pi Alpha Alpha, the Public Affairs Honors Society, is collaborating with the Comet Cupboard during its “Don’t Let Hunger Hide Campaign.” Donations of cereal, canned soup, peanut butter and canned vegetables are being collected in Green Hall 2.244 through November 22.

The Comet Cupboard, which opened in October 2012, is a UT Dallas on-campus food pantry that is available to all currently enrolled students, free of charge. Students who present their Comet Card can receive up to four items each day. In order to offer this wide variety of healthy options to the more than 200 students who have begun using the service each week, the Cupboard relies on monetary donations and non-perishable food items donated by on-campus supporters and the outside community.

The Cupboard is located at MC1.604 (in the basement of the library building), and is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 3 pm to 6 pm on Fridays.

For more information about the Don’t Let Hunger Hide campaign, visit the Comet Cupboard’s Facebook page.

Nonprofit Brown Bag Slated for November 22

On Friday, November 22, the Department of Public Affairs and Sociology will conclude its 2013 Nonprofit Management and Leadership Brown Bag Lecture Series with a speech by UT Dallas’s own Drs. Doug Goodman and Paul Battaglio. Dr. Goodman and Dr. Battaglio, both associate professors of Public Affairs, will present a talk titled: “Contracting Out Human Resources in Local Government: Evidence from a National Survey.”

Each Brown Bag Lecture is held from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Irving Hoch Seminar Room in Green Hall (GR 3.606).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pi Alpha Alpha to Host Former Police Chief

Douglas Kowalski, former chief of the McKinney Police Department, will be the featured speaker at the next Pi Alpha Alpha event scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 at Marcus Cafe in Richardson. The meeting, sponsored by the UT Dallas chapter of the public affairs honor society, is slated for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the restaurant located at 2701 Customer Parkway.

Public Affairs faculty and students are invited to attend the event, which will include a discussion of "Emotional Labor" as well as networking opportunities.