Upcoming Events

Fall 2021

August

16

First Day of Fall Semester

All Day at Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University students begin their spring classes.

September

29

PPI Board of Advisors Meeting and Keynote

12:00pm at Virtual

The Institute’s 26-member Board meets three times annually to advise the Institute. Event by invitation only

October

25

Spring Class Registration Opens

All Day at Jacksonville University

Spring class registration opens.

November

18

Classes End

All Day at Jacksonville University

Last day of fall classes.

19-23

Final Examinations

All Day at Jacksonville University

Final examinations.

24-26

Thanksgiving Holiday

All Day at Jacksonville University

Thanksgiving holiday.

December

20- January 2

Winter Break

All Day at Jacksonville University

University closed.

Spring 2021

January

25

First Day of Classes

All Day at Virtual

Jacksonville University students begin their spring classes. Note: first meetings of all classes will be online only this term.

February 

9

Virtual Information Session

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

Future MPP students interested in learning more about the program and the application process can register for a free virtual open house with Institute Director Rick Mullaney and graduate admissions officer Joel Walker.

 

12-14

Future of Florida Summit

All Day at University of Florida (Virtual)

As part of the Institute's partnership with the University of Florida Graham Center, three MPP students attend this annual policy conference. In addition, Institute Director Rick Mullaney provided a keynote address during the Summit.

15

Priority Application Deadline

N/A at N/A

All application materials for MPP applicants wishing to be considered for the priority deadline must be submitted by February 15.

18

Winter Board of Advisors Meeting featuring the Honorable Nikki Fried

By invitation only at Jacksonville University

The Institute’s 25-member Board meets three times annually to advise the Institute. The keynote speaker at their winter 2021 meeting will be Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. Event by invitation only.

March

 

4

Pre-Law Society Presentation

6:30 p.m. at Virtual

The Institute will present at the March 4th meeting of the Jacksonville University Pre-Law Society.

22

Spring II Classes Begin

All Day at Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University students enrolled in half-term classes begin their second eight week courses.

23

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Mike Tolbert

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is Mike Tolbert, Career Political Consultant.

30

Virtual Information Session

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

Future MPP students interested in learning more about the program and the application process can register for a free virtual open house with Institute Director Rick Mullaney and graduate admissions officer Joel Walker.

30

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Tom Nolan

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is Tom Nolan, political consultant.

31

Lunch and Learn

12:00 p.m. at City of Jacksonville

City of Jacksonville employees interested in obtaining their MPP degree program can attend an in-person informational session.

31

Political Science Society & Pre-Law Meeting

7:00 p.m. at Virtual

The Institute will present at a joint meeting of the Jacksonville University Pre-Law and Political Science Societies.

April 

6

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Bruce Hamilton

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is Bruce Hamilton, host of News4Jax's Morning Show.

 

6

UF Public Policy Day

Virtual at All Day

The Institute will host a table at the University of Florida's annual Public Policy Day.

13

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Jim McCarthy

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is Jim McCarthy, President of North Florida Land Trust.

15

Standard Application Deadline

N/A at N/A

All application materials for MPP applicants wishing to be considered for the standard deadline must be submitted by April 15. Beyond that, applications may be accepted on a space available basis.

16

EMPP Leadership Series: Steve Halverson

12:00 p.m. at Virtual

EMPP students are given a unique opportunity to engage with policy experts and community leaders through the EMPP leadership luncheon series. April 16's guest speaker will be Board Member Steve Halverson.

20

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Matt Carlucci

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is the Honorable Matt Carlucci, former City Council President.

21

Spring Board of Advisors Meeting with Nat Ford

By invitation only at Jacksonville University

The Institute’s 25-member Board meets three times annually to advise the Institute. The keynote speaker at their spring 2021 meeting will be Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., CEO of JTA.

23

EMPP Leadership Series: Shantel Davis

12:00 p.m. at Virtual

EMPP students are given a unique opportunity to engage with policy experts and community leaders through the EMPP leadership luncheon series. April 23's guest speaker will be Board Member Shantel Davis.

27

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Mary Kelli Palka

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is Mary Kelli Palka, the first female editor of the Florida Times Union.

May

4

Introduction to Public Administration Guest Lecture: Susan King

6:00 p.m. at Virtual

MPP students enrolled in the Introduction to Public Administration course hear from policy experts each week. This week's guest speaker is Susan King, President and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida.

7

Last Day of Classes

All Day at Jacksonville University

Spring 2021 classes end.

9

Commencement

9:00 am at Jacksonville University

Commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates.

 

15

MPP Minority Fellowship Application Deadline

N/A at N/A

All additional materials for admitted MPP students seeking the MPP Minority Fellowship must be submitted by this date. The MPP Minority Fellowship awards two full scholarships per year to future African American leaders for Northeast Florida.