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Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center For Public Service Announces An In-person Syposium Scheduled For October 27, 2023. (9 AM – 4 PM) On The Texas State University Campus In Round Rock, Texas

Save the date of Friday October 27, 2023. Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service and e.Republic will sponsor a free in-person Symposium that will be live-streamed and recorded. The Symposium title is:

Meeting the Public Policy and Public Administration Challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Next Decade

Click here for more information about the ASPA Symposium.
Click here for a schedule of the Symposium Program.

To register for the Symposium, to attend either in-person or via live stream zoom, please complete and submit the registration form. When you submit the form, you will be added to a registration database. which will be used to provide you with additional information (i.e. parking, driving instructions, zoom invitation etc.) as the date of the Symposium draws closer.
Click here to register in-person or via live stream Zoom (registration deadline is October 18, 2023).

Please contact Dr. Howard R. Balanoff at if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Texas State University’s MPA Program Schedules its 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon on September 23, 2023, at the LBJ Student Center in San Marcos, Texas

By: Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor, Texas State University MPA Program

Save the date of Saturday September 23, 2023. Texas State University’s MPA Program will conduct an in-person Luncheon to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at the LBJ Student Center on the main campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

To commemorate the MPA program’s 50 years of excellence in public affairs education, a banquet bringing together distinguished alumni, university administrators, program faculty, current students, staff, and other well-wishers, is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, from 11:30am to 2:00pm. The celebration will be held in the Grand Ballroom in the LBJ Student Center at Texas State.

The LBJ Student Center is located on the campus of Texas State University. The street address of the LBJ Student Center Garage is 704 Gaillardia which is where attendees for the Luncheon will have to park. Parking will be paid for by the Texas State University MPA Program.

Click here for a map with driving and parking directions to the LBJ Student Center Parking garage. For additional information about the LBJ Student Center, please go to their website which is

The cost of the Luncheon (including the gratuity) is about $30 per person. Included in the cost are salad, entrees, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Alcohol is not included. A choice of menu options will be provided later. The MPA Program will pay for the cost of the meals for alumni, faculty, and students. Guests will be asked to upload payment for their meals on a university secure payment website later.

If you wish to register to attend the 50th Anniversary luncheon, please go to the Texas State University webpage shown below to access a registration form for the event.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan, Director of the MPA Program at

I’ll look forward to seeing many of you at the celebration of our 50th MPA Anniversary!

CENTEX ASPA Public Conducts Public Service Recognition Week Awards Luncheon on May 20, 2023

Click here for an article about the Awards Luncheon which includes the schedule and pictures of the event.

Texas CPM Program Graduates 125 at the Texas State Capitol on June 16, 2023

Click here for an article (with pictures) about the CPM Graduation.

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