PCSW offers rewarding opportunity

By Erin Kennedy
Guest Writer

February 21, 2013

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women cordially invites you to submit your nominations for the annual President’s Award for Distinguished Work in the Advancement of Women’s Issues at Lock Haven University. There will be one award given in each of three categories: student, staff, and faculty.

The selection committee is looking for nominees who, in their service to the university and community, are notable for actively and creatively advancing women’s issues in accordance with the spirit, mission, and goals of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW).

The PCSW:

–  seeks to ensure equal parity for women in all aspects of campus and community life,

– investigates and works to rectify conditions that negatively impact women in the workplace,

–  makes visible the accomplishments and contributions of women,

–  and generally works to develop and expand professional opportunities for women.

Any male or female employee or student from Lock Haven or Clearfield campus who has not received the award in the last five years is eligible for nomination. (A list of past winners is available at http://www.lhup.edu/pcsw/winners.htm)

A plaque with all award winners’ names will be displayed in Stevenson Library. Each winner will also receive a personal plaque and a monetary award. The student award will be presented during The Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation on April 28, 2013. Faculty and staff awards will be presented at the President’s Fall Open Meeting. All nominees will be formally recognized at Let Her Voice Be Heard on March 28, 2013.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2013. To nominate someone, please complete the nomination form which is available at the PCSW’s website (http://www.lhup.edu/pcsw) and submit it in hard copy or via email to the Award Committee Chair, Erin Kennedy, Robinson 305, ekennedy@lhup.edu by 5:00 p.m., March 1. Late nominations will not be accepted.

If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact Erin Kennedy directly by email or at 570-484-2433.

Erin Kennedy is an associate professor of Psycology and can be contacted at ekennedy@lhup.edu

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