Upcoming Events

October 1, 2022

Ready to Run ™ Northeastern Pennsylvania
University of Scranton, Brennan Hall, 5th Floor 

The Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service, in collaboration with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, offers non-partisan, campaign training programs that target women in northeast Pennsylvania.    

Registration coming soon! 

Past Events

Saturday, April 9, 2022
The Inaugural Conference on Ethics and Excellence in Public Service

Join us for the inaugural Conference on Ethics and Excellence in Public Service. CEEPS is hosting a half-day conference to bring together public officials, community members, and faculty/staff and students interested in public service to share research and information, discuss challenges facing NEPA, and facilitate networking. The conference includes panels and a key note speaker. Through the Conference, the Center aims to provide a foundation for ethical governance in Northeastern Pennsylvania by developing and nurturing a community of scholars, public officials, and citizens dedicated to improving and protecting democracy at the state and local level. 

Conference program

Saturday, January 29, 2022
"Campaign School 2022"

Thinking of Running for Office? 

Calling all candidates and campaigns to Campaign School, a virtual event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County, the Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service at The University of Scranton, WNEP TV 16 (media sponsor), and Toyota of Scranton. Get practical information on petitions, finance, media, and organizing.  Saturday January 29th. 8:00-2:00. Fee for the virtual event:  $25; or $60 with one-year membership to LWV Lackawanna.  Register at http://lwvlackawanna.org/.  For more information, contact lwvlackawanna@gmail.com

December 9, 2021
"Scranton Alums in Public Service"

Virtual panel with Scranton alums working in public service. Hear about their experiences and how their time at the University of Scranton prepared them to be ethical and competent public servants. 

November 18, 2021
"Why You...Yes, YOU!...Should be a Public Servant!"

Virtual event with University of Scranton watch party focused on local public servants and their reasons for participating in state/local politics and how their diverse perspectives have positively impacted the lives of others and their communities.

November 4, 2021
Public Comment Session on Redistricting with Governor Tom Wolf's Advisory Council on Redistricting 

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October 14, 2021
The official launch of the Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service

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August 31, 2021
“An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for NEPA Government Officials”

The interactive workshop will address why attentiveness to diversity, equity and inclusion is important for effective governance and articulate how implicit bias and systemic racism are defined and identified. The workshop will also cover best practices in how government bodies and officials can take matters of racism and bias into consideration in evaluating institutions and policy effectiveness.

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