Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — For Dunham School of Business and Public Policy Students

Greetings from President Sherrick

Dr. Sherrick

Dr. Sherrick shares a message from campus and introduces a new series of academic newsletters to help students and faculty stay connected.

A Message from the Dean

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Dunham School of Business and Public Policy, I hope you and your family are safe and secure during these uncertain times. This is the first of a new series in Dunham School summer newsletters that are designed to share news and updates from my office and the school. Our focus in this newsletter will be on communicating with you and staying connected. AU has always been a hub of community and engagement and now, more than ever, we need to keep the lines of communication open. We plan to use this newsletter as a way to share internship information, key dates and deadlines, Dunham School updates, and general AU news.

The spring 2020 semester was nothing any of us could have anticipated. However, like the Spartans of Ancient Greece, we are strong and resilient. Your hard work, tenacity, and flexibility during a time of constant flux and change are evidence that you are worthy of being called a Spartan! 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any specific questions that you may have. I can be contacted at I look forward to hearing from you and want you to know that we are all in this together; #weareoneAU.


Toby J. Arquette, PhD
Dean, Dunham School of Business and Public Policy

Key Dates

June 1, 2020 Business (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), and Digital Marketing and Design (MS) Plus One Programs Launch

July 1, 2020 Dunham School Fall Internship Application Deadline

What we're reading

"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, recommended by Jessi Scurte, assistant professor of graphic design
Graphic designers are heavily involved in marketing communication strategy; oftentimes their ideas influence tremendous change. Malcolm Gladwell addresses such phenomena, and makes the connection to how epidemics, of all kinds, develop and expand. He weaves together stories and research through artful language; I highly recommend his book.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The university continues to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) updates online. The webpage also includes links to FAQs, additional resources, and CARES Act Reporting information.

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