Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

  RIPPAC students gather to record holiday message

 

The 2020 Spring Semester has begun, and RIPPAC has a lot planned. Please check back here over the course of the semester for updates to this page.

 

Upcoming Events for Spring 2020
Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC)

 

 

Careers & Cream Cheese series with Asm. Ryan Peters

Friday, February 7                               8:30 am – 9:30 am               CSC 144 B

Assemblyman Ryan Peters joins us at the first of our Careers & Cream Cheese events this semester.  Not only is he a member of the NJ Legislature, but he is also an attorney and a former Navy SEAL.

Careers and Cream Cheese is our series of monthly networking breakfasts and off-the-record discussions on potential careers in politics continues with guest speakers talking about county government, legislative staff in Trenton, and association lobbying. 

 

 

 

Resume Writing Workshop

Monday, February 17                          6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          Bunce 350

Upgrade your resume and improve your chances of getting that great internship or job.  This training session reviews all the formatting and wording that you use.  This workshop will make a difference!

 

 

Late, Late Lunch series with Eric Shuffler, River Crossing Strategies Group

Thursday, February 20                       2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          CSC 127

RIPPAC turned the Brown Bag lunch on its ear last year when we threw away the bag and just ordered food.  Join us as we continue our tradition of serving up a meal and some solid political discussion and career advice.

This month Eric Shuffler of River Crossing Strategies Group will join us.  He started as an intern and rose to be Policy Director for both Gov. Jim McGreevey and Gov. Dick Codey.  He also served as Chief of Staff at the NJ Department of Transportation and was the Director of the NJ Office of Recovery and Victim Assistance after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  

 

 

Immigration: Political and Policy Challenges

Tuesday, February 25                         Noon to 2:00 p.m.                CSC 221

 Cathy Miller-Wilson, Executive Director, HIAS Pennsylvania—one of the leading national immigration advocacy groups—comes to campus to discuss one of the hottest topics in American life today. This program is jointly sponsored by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) and The Department of Political Science & Economics (PSEC).

 

 

Resume Writing Workshop  (Repeat)

Monday, March 2                                 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          Bunce 350

NOTE:  This is a repeat of the other Resume Writing Workshop on Monday, February 17 for those who missed it the first time. 

 

 

NY Times columnist Gail Collins on the 19th Amendment and American Women’s History

Thursday, March 5                              6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          Ballroom

Gail Collins, pioneering journalist, author, and a current columnist for The New York Times, comes to Rowan for the Presidential Lecture and the Nineteenth Amendment.

 Gail Collins Presidential Lecture

 

Summer Intern Scholarship Information Meeting 

Tuesday, March 24                              Noon – 2:00 p.m.                                 CSC 144

Questions about how to get one of RIPPAC’s scholarships? Come to the meeting and all will be clear.  RIPPAC is offering three scholarships of $2,500 each and eights scholarships of $500 each. 

 

 

Late, Late Lunch series with Ed Waters, Director of Govt. Affairs, Chemistry Council of NJ

Friday, March 27                                  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Savitz 218

Waters connects the chemical industry in New Jersey with the political world.  This is a chance to understand the intersection of science and politics, as well as how Trenton really works.

 


2nd annual April Fools’ Day Debate

Monday, April 1                                    7:00 p.m. – 8:320 p.m.        Business 104

 The Eagle vs. The Turkey: Which is More American?  Professor/StudentTeams will participate in this mock academic debate on the virtues of the eagle and the turkey as the symbol of the United States.

 

 

Careers & Cream Cheese series with Hon. Dana Redd, former Mayor of Camden NJ

Monday, April 3                                    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          CSC 144

 Our series of monthly networking breakfasts and off-the-record discussions on potential careers in politics continues with guest speakers talking about county government, legislative staff in Trenton, and association lobbying. 

 

 

“Making the Most Out of Your Internship” Workshop

Tuesday, April 7                                   6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          CSC 144A

Your internship is only boring if you don’t know how to make the most out of it!  This workshop will review the proven strategies for making your internship three-dimensional and an even more valuable experience.

 

 

RIPPAC Year End Wrap-Up Meeting

Monday, April 20                                  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.          CSC 221A

Starting in September 2020, RIPPAC is establishing a Student Advisory Board.  This festive end-of-the-year gathering will be when RIPPAC students can vote for who they want to be on the Board (one each from Class of 2021, 2022, 2023).

 

 

Late, Late Lunch series with Julie Roginsky, co-founder of Lift Our Voices and Democratic operative

Tuesday, April 21                                 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Savitz 218

Roginsky is one of New Jersey’s top political consultants.  Along with Gretchen Carlson, she co-founded Lift Our Voices, a national organization advocating for an end to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that prevent women from sharing their stories of abuse and harassment in the workplace.

 

 

3rd annual Mid-Atlantic Political Intern Summit   (MAPIS2020)

Thursday, August 6                            8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.          Business Hall

RIPPAC’s Premiere event brings 200 interns working in politics, government, and issue advocacy from across NJ, PA, and DE together for a day of networking, training, Congressional updates, and campaign insights.  Watch our website for updates on MAPIS2020 and check it out for highlights of last year’s stellar conference.