National APA Conference — you can attend free of charge!

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Everyone’s been talking about it and you don’t want to be left out! The National APA Conference is coming to New Orleans April 10-13!! Exciting panels, workshops, student posters, and more, as well as the thing we all need: a JOB FAIR.

To register, go to where you can register online, or download the form to mail/fax. The APA student member price is $100. Note: on February 18 the price of the conference will go up from $100 for students to $120. After March 11, it will jump to $140. Sign up now!

To attend the conference without having to pay for it, students must register to be a student volunteer. In order to do this, you must first be a student APA member. Next, you need to register for the conference. This means that you will have to pay the registration fee of $100 up front. You will be notified of the hours that you will work. Once you complete your 8 hours of volunteering at the conference, you will be reimbursed $100 on-site. Note: If you fail to register for the conference by the February 18 date and have to pay the $120 fee, you will still only be reimbursed $100.

Especially important — the sooner you register to be a volunteer, the greater the chance that you will have a spot. Everyone wants to do this since it saves $100, but there is a limit to the amount of volunteers they can use.

Student volunteer forms are due MARCH 9.


This February fall in love with New Orleans Architecture…

The Spring Lunch & Learn series will begin soon!

MLK at Iberville

Crescent City Shapers,

Monday is a national holiday dedicated to the character, accomplishments, and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In keeping with the spirit of the day, the Crescent City Shapers are joining forces with the Action Coalition and a student group from Tulane University to spend some quality time with some local kids in the Iberville neighborhood.  We will be leading and participating in some fun arts and crafts and sports.  We will be meeting at Iberville at 9 am on Monday the 18th for a tour of the area.  Activities with the kids will are scheduled from 11am-2pm. Any time you can dedicate to this is greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there and Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Our New Years Resolution: A better Happy Hour

Crescent City Shapers,

Happy Hour will be held next Friday, Janauary 22nd, 2010 at the Rusty Nail from 6-9 pm.  Happy Hour specials include $1 off all well drinks and domestic beers and 1/2 off wine.  The drink specials are the onyl thing that makes this happy hour particularly happy…

Joining us will be our counterparts in UNO’s master of Public Administration program.  This wonderful group of students (organized as PASAA) is excited to mingle with some aspiring planners and we are eager to learn more about them and their student group too.  We have already begun working on a fundraiser for the 9th Ward Field of Dreams organization.

So come meet see some old faces, meet some new people, and learn about how planners and public administrators can work together.

Didn’t get what you wanted this holiday season?

We’ve got just what you’ve been looking for:  Professional, affordable UNO business cards.

For $40 you get 100 beautiful business cards with all of your personal information–perfect for the upcoming APA Conference, job interviews, and impressing your colleagues. 

Orders are due by this FRIDAY, 1/15/2010, so act now!

Submit any and all of the below information to Angela Lawson at



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Welcome Back!

Greetings Crescent City Shapers,

A warm welcome back to the start of another semester at UNO.  We hope that you enjoyed a fun, safe, and relaxing Winter break and are now ready to hit the books.  We also hope that you plan to participate in the various activities the Crescent City Shapers will be hosting and co-hosting this semester including happy hours and volunteer opportunities.  Keep an eye on your UNO email account and the Crescent City Shaper website for all upcoming events. 

See you around and welcome back!