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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-16-Stover-Center-Lecture-Series_Glazer.jpgWaynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership will host Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer Thursday, Oct. 26. Judge Glazer will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall which is free and open to the public.

Titled “The Challenge to Chat – How Can We Talk to Each Other?,” the lecture will explore the challenges of being a prospective lawyer or public leader in today’s polarizing political climate. Glazer will stress the importance of civil discourse and respect for the Rule of Law in the context of ethical challenges that exist in America’s cultural divide.

“We are very pleased that Judge Glazer will share his insights about professionalism, civil discourse and the Rule of Law which he has gleaned from a distinguished career of ethical leadership with Waynesburg University students,” said Dr. Lawrence Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and associate professor of ethics constitutional law.

Glazer was elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 1991. In 2011, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to clean up corruption in the Philadelphia Traffic Court system.

Prior to the bench, he served as an assistant United States attorney in Philadelphia and was chief of the Fraud Section. Glazer began his career working for private law firms in Philadelphia and Chicago.

He was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to lecture in French at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in Paris concerning the American judicial process. He has also lectured in England, Russia and Belarus, and has published articles in France and the United States.

Glazer currently serves as an adjunct instructor in trial practice at the Villanova University Law School.

He attended The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude with distinction, and received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University.

For more information, contact Stratton at lstratto@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7702.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_JudgeGary.jpgPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer will present a lecture, "Battling Corruption in the Judiciary," as part of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership Lecture Series Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. in room 104 of the Center for Economic Development. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

"Judge Glazer's background as a Federal Prosecutor and Court of Common Pleas Judge, in addition to his appointment to battle corruption in the Philadelphia Traffic Court, will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for Waynesburg University students interested in public service," said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and assistant professor of ethics and constitutional law at Waynesburg University.

Judge Glazer was appointed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille to clean up the Philadelphia traffic court in 2011.

He has a distinguished background as a federal prosecutor and a lawyer and was elected to the Philadelphia bench in 1991. He has lectured in Belarus, England, France and Russia about American law, and in 2005 he was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to lecture at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature in Paris. He teaches Trial Practice at Villanova University Law School.

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_kathleen_abernathy_corp.gifGeorgetownb2ap3_thumbnail_abernathy-charles_2.png University law professor Charles F. Abernathy and former federal communications commissioner Kathleen Quinn Abernathy will lead a lecture titled, “Washington, D.C. Behind the Veil: Reflections on both the Constitution and Federal Communications Law,” as part of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership Lecture Series, Wednesday, April 9. 

The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. 

According to Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership and assistant professor of ethics and constitutional law, the Stover Center is privileged to welcome the Abernathys to Waynesburg University as “stellar” examples of American political, intellectual and professional leadership.

“Professor Charles Abernathy is one of America’s premier constitutional scholars and teachers who has an international following as an interpreter of American jurisprudence,” Stratton said. “Former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy used her analytic skills to update communications law for the digital age and is a widely respected corporate executive.”  

Kathleen Quinn Abernathy was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2001 and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate.  She shaped American communications law regarding broadband communications, broadcast, cable, satellite and wireless both on the FCC and as a Washington, D.C., lawyer.  She is currently executive vice president of external affairs at Frontier Communications Corporation.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a Juris doctorate degree from the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law.

Charles F. Abernathy, professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, is the author of several books and articles including the first modern case book on federal civil rights law, “Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation,” and the premier introduction to the American legal system for international lawyers, “Law in the United States.”  He is the co-author of “The Law of Equal Employment Opportunity.”  He was a Fulbright Professor of Law in Egypt from 1983 to 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Juris doctorate and a master of law degree from Harvard University. 

Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership is committed to creatively transforming the ethical state of the polis, bringing insights from the U.S. Constitution’s Founding Era and Christianity to bear in the contemporary public square.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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