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Judicial Ethics & Leadership Lecture

Date: 9/29/2009

Alvernia's Center for Ethics and Leadership and the Holleran Center for Community Engagement bring a judicial panel discussion to Alvernia University on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.

The Hon. Judge Linda Ludgate ’77 and the Hon. Judge Scott Lash, both of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas, will accompany Howard Lightman, Esquire, president of the Berks County Bar Association to discuss judicial ethics. Berks County President Judge Jeffrey Schmehl will serve as moderator.

All Alvernia Lecture Series events are held in the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center, and are free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, call (610) 790-1925, or email

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.