Distinction in Public Affairs is a program designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of the Missouri State Public Affairs mission and allow them to work with a community partner on Springfield red flag issues. This program is preferenced for Juniors and Seniors looking to earn a better knowledge and application of the Public Affairs mission in relation to the Springfield community and global environment.
Participants will be put into groups facilitated by faculty and staff based on preferences regarding "red flag" issues related to the Springfield community (see red flags below). Groups will then be expected to provide a poster presentation at the Public Affairs Conference on Wednesday, April 4-7 2017 that explains their experience.
Applications are due to the OSE by 5PM on January 16th, 2017.