Upcoming Ethics Seminar On Campus

By Kelly Nee | Managing Editor

The Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service is hosting a conference on Saturday, April 9.

This Inaugural Conference on Ethics and Excellence in public service will take place in Brennan Hall between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Between 8 and 9 a.m. there will be a registration and coffee hour on the fifth floor in the Rose Room.

The first panel session will take place from 9 until 10 a.m. Panel A is called “Legislative Pay, Per Diems, and Ethics. Panel B is “Grant Writing: Best Practices for Local Governments”.

Between 10 and 10:50 a.m. there will be a break and survey.

The second panel is from 10:50 until 11:50 a.m. Panel A is “Local Government Ethics Boards and Codes”, and Panel B is “Royals All In: Increasing Voter Registration among Young Adults”.

Lastly, attendees will have lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. with keynote speaker Dr. Craig Wheeland Ph.D., Sr. Vice Provost for Academics and Professor of Public Administration at Villanova University. Wheeland is an expert in municipal government reforms.

The Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service (CEEPS) supports communities in Northeastern PA by maintaining and improving ethics and excellence in the realm of government.

Dr. JoyAnna Hopper, Ph.D. is the Co-Director of the Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service. She said the conference will help develop a diverse community that wants to improve and protect democracy.

“We believe this event will be an excellent opportunity for students to meet and hear from local public officials, while also learning more about local communities in NEPA and the political and policy challenges they face,” Hopper said.

Registration is required to attend the event. Registration is free for students and $15 for others, which covers all materials and meals.