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Show Me Respect

Promoting Civility at the University of Missouri

Show Me Respect: Promoting Civility at the University of Missouri

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Upcoming Events and Activities

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Hey Day!

On Hey Day students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to say "hey" and get to know one another on our campus. This will continue to set the standard for an inclusive and welcoming campus. It is easy as a student, faculty, or staff member to get so consumed with our own lives that we forget there are others that we may not realize contribute to everything we do and see. Our hope is to reach all corners of campus and this can become a recurring event here at Mizzou. A simple "Hey" goes a long way! Stop by one of the stations in Lowry Mall, Speaker's Circle, Tiger Plaza or the Student Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, to grab a name tag and say "Hey!" Sponsored by the Show Me Respect Project and theMissouri Students Association (MSA). Download the event flyer herePDF.

Past Events and Activities

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

Civil Conversations Series
Civility in the Classroom and Beyond: Creating a Climate of Respect at MU

Join faculty and students in an open and honest dialogue exploring the many ways we can improve our educational process by increasing civility and respect at MU. The conversation runs from 4-5:30 p.m. in N214/215 (Benton-Bingham Ballroom), Memorial Union. Co-sponsored by MSA, Faculty Council, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's time to take a stand. No Bully.

FILM: Bully

Join us for a free screening of the film Bully at 8 p.m. in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year giving an intimate glimpse into bullying at schools and offering insight as teachers, administrators and parents struggle to find answers. There will be a short discussion following the film. Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities Films Committee and the Show Me Respect Civility Campaign.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

A Service of Thanksgiving

All faith traditions share thanksgiving as part of their worship tradition. Americans of all faiths also share the national holiday of Thanksgiving—a time for gathering with family and friends in celebration of harvest, home and heart. Join us on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union for a truly interfaith service of our shared traditions of thankful celebration. There will be an opportunity for you to share a word of thanksgiving from your own faith community as well. All are welcome!

For questions, e-mail John Prenger at prengerclan@gmail.com or Debby Graham at dkgraham75@tranquility.net or call 573-442-5312. This event is sponsored by the Columbia Interfaith Council and Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

'Show Me' Respect: Ideas for Enhancing Workplace Civility

Civility means consistently treating people with consideration and respect, valuing the culture and humanity of others—it is not about imposing universal rules. Show Me Respect is a campus-wide effort to create a culture of civility at MU. Join this panel discussion with Noel English and members of the civility campaign steering committee to discuss ideas about what you can do in your area of to make the University a better place for everyone to work and learn. Learn more or register for this free workshopexternal link, or contact Marlo Goldstein Hode mbgnb9@mail.missouri.edu with questions.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

If No One is Paying Attention, How Can I Belong? The Effects of Technology and Chronic Distraction

Clifford NassThe Department of Psychological Sciencesexternal link in conjunction with the College of Arts and Scienceexternal link is pleased to announce the third of six invited talks in our 2012-13 Distinguished Lecture Series: "The Need to Belong: Origins, Dynamics, and Consequences." Dr. Clifford Nass, Thomas M. Storke Professor, Stanford University, will present "If No One is Paying Attention, How Can I Belong? The Effects of Technology and Chronic Distraction." All are welcome to attend. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 3:30-5 p.m., Jesse Wrench Auditorium, S107, Memorial Union. For more information please visit the event websiteexternal link.

Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

2012 MizzouDiversity Summit
What's Civility Got to Do with It? Engaging Effectively in a Diverse Community

The MizzouDiversity Summit brings students, staff, and faculty together bi-annually to dialogue and plan strategies to build a more inclusive campus environment. The 2012 Summit will provide information sessions and workshops for skill-building and sharing of skills and strategies; opportunities for participants to network with one another, encouraging cross-campus collaboration; launch actions for improving civility and building a more inclusive campus during the upcoming year.

David Livingstone SmithDavid Livingstone Smith, director of the New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Studies and author of Less Than Human, will deliver the keynote address on why humans—who are capable of incredible acts of kindness—often lie, demean and become violent. Smith earned a PhD in philosophy at the University of London (Kings College), and is currently a professor of philosophy at the University of New England. He recently received the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awardexternal link, a literary award dedicated to honoring written works that make important contributions to the understanding of racism and the appreciation of the rich diversity of human culture.

For more information and to register, visit the MizzouDiversity Summit websiteexternal link.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

The Development of Belonging: Longitudinal-Developmental Perspectives on Adult Relationships

W. Andrew CollinsThe Department of Psychological Sciencesexternal link in conjunction with the College of Arts and Scienceexternal link is pleased to announce the second of six invited talks in our 2012-13 Distinguished Lecture Series: "The Need to Belong: Origins, Dynamics, and Consequences". Dr. W. Andrew Collins, Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota, will present "The Development of Belonging: Longitudinal-Developmental Perspectives on Adult Relationships." All are welcome to attend. Thursday, October 11th, 3:30-5 p.m., Jesse Wrench Auditorium, S107, Memorial Union. For more information please visit the event websiteexternal link.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Life Is a Relational Experience: Civility in the Age of Google

P.M. Forni 7 p.m. in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union (South)

P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility and professor at Johns Hopkins University, will speak on the topic of civility in the age of Google. Dr. Forni co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, an aggregation of academic and community outreach activities aimed at assessing the significance of civility, manners and politeness in contemporary society. He was also the co-director of "Reassessing Civility: Forms and Values at the End of the Century," an international symposium which took place at Johns Hopkins in March 1998. He now directs The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins.

Books will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.