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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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One Good Turn Deserves Another

As part of the Show Me Respect Yellow Button project, yellow buttons (in addition to the thousands of white buttons) were distributed across the MU campus. As each recipient experiences an act of kindness, he or she is encouraged to pass the button along to the person who has shown kindness and respect and then to log that act here on this website. Below is a log of those buttons and acts of kindess that ordinarily go unnoticed and unremarked. We hope this helps you to recognize all the thoughtful acts that are done at the University and reminds you of the importance of every nice thing you do. One good turn deserves another.

No. Giver Receiver Act of Civility
1 Brady
administrator
Xavier
student
One Mizzou week
2 Jenny & Karen
staff
Daija
student
Daija exhibits kindness and respect in her role at the Trulaske College of Business to all students, faculty, and staff. Daija has warm and friendly demeanor and works hard every day.
6 Linda
administrator
Carla
faculty
Carla stepped up to manage the AV issues a group needed for a videoconference involving three sites. Her doing so ensured that all three sites were included and made welcome, while the group's leaders and staff were freed up to focus on the work at hand.
6 Carla
faculty
Robert
staff
Robert goes out of his way to create a pleasant environment for us to work. He's always smiling and wishing folks well as he goes about his work. A bright spot in my day.
7 Chris
student
Sean
student
On my way from leaving a local bank in down town Columbia, I noticed Chris was stranded and offered to help jump his car and provid cables and support to go get a new battery.
13 TJ
staff
Becky
staff
Her part of planning a recent Town Hall meeting for MU Staff. The good deed was remaining calm and positive even with low attendance. Even if you can make contact with one person you have succeded. Thanks Becky.
13 Becky
staff
Tammy
staff
Tammy always stays calm, cool & collected even under presure. She has lots of student and faculty contact, juggling many hats and does a great job representing the School of Medicine & the University. Thank you Tammy for everything you do!
14 Ana
staff
Cherri
staff
I gave my button to Cherri because she is kind, respectful and courteous when performing her work as a custodian. Every morning she greets faculty, staff and students with bright eyes and a beautiful smile. Thank you Cherri for making our mornings brighter!
18 Heather
faculty
Jim
faculty
Jim was gracious. He gave words of encouragement and compliments to coworkers. He took the time to be sensitive to others needs.
18 Karma
administrator
Heather
faculty
During the fall annual conference, Heather volunteered to help set up one morning at 6 a.m. She also recruited another faculty member, Janet to help.
20 Jamie C.
student
Justin M.
student
Justin is always looking out for me whether it be spiritual or natural means. He's a spiritual brother and gives me advice on practical terms. I pray God continues to encourage his spirit.
29 Nancy
staff
Kim
administrator
In her supervisory role, she consistently shows respect and concern for her staff. Respect and concern had been shown to me during a recent death in my family. And, just yesterday she informed me and two of my colleagues that our positions had been reclassifed. The reclassification was based on her request to HR to look at our positions and reevaluate them. Her leadership strength resolves around her ability to SHOW RESPECT.
31 DeAngela
staff
Chuck
staff
Chuck helped our office identify students to help with an upcoming photo shoot.
31 Chuck
staff
Ashley
staff
Ashley helped raise the spirits of a student worker who she knew was going to have a particularly long day. Ashley baked cupcakes for the student and staff to celebrate the student's birthday.
31 Ashley
staff
Patrick
staff
Patrick always provides our office with a good laugh but beyond that, he is a great mentor to our student workers as an advisor to Outreach.
31 Patrick
staff
Katharine
staff
Katharine covered our office on Christmas Eve so that everyone else could go home to be with their families.
31 Katharine
staff
Carter
staff
Carter was so sweet and gave me her tickets to the Georgia basketball game because she knew I really wanted to go.
31 Carter
staff
Alli
staff
For rescuing a family from a golf cart with a dying battery and taking them to their next destination.
31 Alli
staff
Ashley
staff
Ashley stayed late at the Admissions Office on Mizzou's snow day to meet with a family coming to visit campus. She always puts forth that extra effort but today is just one example. You are awesome!
31 Ashley
staff
Julia
student
Julia came in on the snow day to give a journalism tour to prospective students. She is amazing!
33 Bud
administrator
Tish
faculty
Tish consistently displays professionalism, civility and respect in her dealings with colleagues and clientele alike. She is a leader with local, state national and even international programming. In all of her work she is always uplifting to all of those around her. Thank you, Tish.
33 Tish
faculty
Lisa
staff
The main motivator is that she bought my lunch when I forgot my wallet and didn't give me a hard time about it, but Lisa is unfailingly kind and courteous to absolutely everyone. She's my go-to person when there are feathers that need to be soothed or if there's a situation that needs to be handled delicately to avoid bigger problems. I definitely appreciate and rely on her sense of civility.
38 Linda
administrator
Woody
student
Woody is a medical student leader who has agreed to chair the upcoming Student Town Hall meeting. Having these meetings led by students lends substance and meaning. I'm very grateful for this important contribution to civil discourse in the school.
43 Anonymous
staff
Anonymous
staff
My coworker provides random, unusual comedic relief that really lightens my day!!
49 Kim S.
staff
Eric & Alan
staff
Taking time out of their day to host the regional committee for a conference in May. They came in early and stayed late in order to help with the committee and to make sure the operations were running for the students.
50 Pam
staff
Linda
staff
Linda picked up trash on Virginia Avenue, helping to make our campus a beautiful place.
50 Linda
staff
Jeremy
staff
Jeremy is organizing a signature drive to inform members of the US Congress about the impact of Department of Education programs have on students (ie, Work Study funding, TRIO programs) so that in the event of the "fiscal cliff" students will not be adversely impacted.
57 Kirstin
Heather Heather took a bag of groceries to a student who has no food until Thanksgiving break.
61 Mark
administrator
Joni
faculty
Joni came back to co-workers and restarted a conversation she felt she had ended abruptly. Thanks Joni.
61 Joni
faculty
Gene
faculty
Without being asked, Gene took the opportunity to help out another specialist and county office. He saved them time and travel money in order to serve the community.
64 Janet
administrator
Phyllis
faculty
I needed help in organizing and conducting a faculty meeting. I asked for volunteers to help, and Phyllis responded immediately that she would help. She also recruited other colleagues to help with the event. Thank you Phyllis!
64 Phyllis
faculty
Maude
faculty
I wanted to thank my co-worker, Maude, for always helping me when I ask. She never hesitates to say, "sure, I can go there and help you present a program." I wanted to thank her for her support and pleasant personality.
64 Phyllis
faculty
n/a I was at the doctor's office. A young lady had an infant and a sleeping toddler. They called her name to go back to see the doctor. A gentleman in the waiting room offered to carry the sleeping toddler for her to the waiting room.
64 Judy
staff
Mary
faculty
Mary is good at organizing and planning and always invites everyone to join in the plans.
64 Mary
faculty
Richard
faculty
Richard came in early to work to procure a van to drive the staff to the regional staff meeting. He dropped the staff off, drove the van, and picked us up at the door. Then he was in charge of the council's annual dinner.
64 Richard
faculty
Kevin
faculty
He was extremely helpful in coordinating the FTGV classes and when he hosted his own, he blew the doors open with a consistent 15 attendees throughout the 10 weeks.
64 Kevin
faculty
Sarah
faculty
Planting flowers in the rain.
65 Ted
faculty
Angie
faculty
Filled in at the Extension office when no one else was available.
66 Beverly
administrator
Joe
faculty
Advocated for a new faculty member regarding professional development opportunities
66 Joe
faculty
Jane
faculty
Jane is a kind and caring individual. She shows respect in all aspects of her relationships with others. She welcomed new members to our region and made them feel special. She is special individual and epitomizes the "respect" button!
66 Jane
faculty
Sherry
faculty
I respect this individual personally and professionally for all that she does to reach out and help individuals with mental and physical disabilities and at times of crisis and disaster. She not only conducts her day to day work as a Human Development Specialist with University of Missouri Extension but serves on the state-wide emergency management team in the areas of prevention, intervention and counseling and assistance during times of need.
66 Joe
staff
Debby
faculty
Debby showed her co-workers great respect by telling clientele in her county how dedicated and knowledgable they were at a class setting.
67 Jamie C.
student
Cordell J.
student
I gave my button away because Cordell offered to help me carry all of my books and materials to my next session at the Diversity Summit. He has a kind and caring spirit. And I pray that God blesses him.
69 Ahad H.
student
Gabe
student
I gave Gabe my button because he was a huge help with my Calc homework when I was desperately crunched for time.
72 Michael
administrator
Harry
faculty
He said "thank you" to a staff member.
78 Noah
administrator
Gregory
faculty
Expressed kindness to a staff member who was not feeling well.
81 anonymous
student
anonymous
student
My friend helped me with some difficult homework, but further encouraged me to stay positive and smile despite the present and restless marathon of finals.
81 Eric
student
anonymous
student
During and after a lengthy study session involving hours of working through challenging material, the person I gave the button to consistently displayed optimism, hope, hard work, and encouraged me to do the best I could.
82 Harry
faculty
Noah
faculty
He is unfailingly kind and respectful.
92 Anonymous
staff
Anonymous
staff
My coworker is always available to chip in, cover for a task, provide support/help in anyway, and she does so willingly, with a smile!
97 Catey
staff
Sheila
staff
For several years the same gentelman, Wynn, passed out the Add Sheet by Turner Avenue Garage. His mother, with whom he lived, passed away last month. He had to move to another city in Missouri to be with relatives. Sheila took up a collection in the Alumni Center and sent a sympathy note and a gift card to help him get settled in his new location.
98 Michael
administrator
Jim
administrator
This person, on very short notice, made time to talk to 30 prospective students about coming to MIZZOU. His doing so made their visit much better. But the assistance he provided to 3 of us, his fellow administrators, was very kind and helpful.
98

Jim
administrator

Mitch
student
Mitch is working to improve the availability and quality of resources available to students with a documented disability who qualify for note-taking assistance as an accomodation. His service as an advocate for these students is awesome! We are lucky to have student leaders on our campus who really care about their peers.
177 Sean
staff
Beverly
staff
Beverly goes out of her way to be nice and helpful every single day and it really makes a big difference. Thanks so much!
177 Beverly
staff
Sheena
staff
Sheena is alway upbeat and encouraging. When I needed to be encouraged she gave me a wonderful DVD to watch. She is always happy and flexible.
177 Sheena
staff
Mark
staff
I was moving this year, and I am just getting too old to move numerous boxes. I was telling my coworker Mark and he offered to help me by sending his wife and his two boys to my storage unit to assist me move numerous boxes during a work day this summer. Oh, what a blessing they were to me, and I so appreciate my coworker Mark. He is ALWAYS so kind and respectful to everyone he meets and interacts with whether they are a student, staff or faculty. Thank you, Mark, for all you do.
180 Sheena
staff
Kelly
student
Kelly is a hard working student who works for both our department here at University of Missouri as well as on her studies as a medical student. These keep her very busy. She also volunteers for many organizations with University of Missouri. I was moving and didn't have a lot of help, and she volunteered after working all day to come to my apartment and move numerous boxes. What a blessing she was to me. Thank you Kelly for all you do as a student, a person, and a friend.
217 John L.
faculty
Leigh N.
faculty
Leigh's contributions to the new RALLLY Club program, sponsored by MU's College of Education, MU Athletic Department, and Columbia Public Schools. The RALLY Club recognizes K-5 students who serve as positive leaders for their peers.
217 Leigh N.
faculty
Sarah B.
staff
Sarah Baumgartner is the essence of OneMizzou! Our community is so fortunate to have her as an advocate for our students. Go Tigers!
217 Sarah B.
staff
Nico Y.
staff
Continues to display incredible humility and selfelessness as a member of our staff. He is kind, generous, and respectful. Thank you, Nico!
217 Nico
staff
Lindsey
staff
We are truly grateful to have Lindsey Miller as a part of our staff here at the Tiger Scholarship Fund... Lindsey is an amazing teammate, who is always willing to assist with so many different projects here at Mizzou Athletics! Thanks, Lindsey!
217 Lindsey
staff
Gary
staff
Gary is always so positive and upbeat that it is infectious! Although I'm supposed to list one good deed or act of civility, I can't narrow it down to one because he always treats everybody with respect and kindness. I wish that everybody was so lucky to work with such a great guy everyday!
217 Gary
administrator
Colleen
administrator
Colleen is the one of the most respective colleagues in the athletic dept. She is one of the most well organized individuals I know. She always has time to help a fellow worker with a challenge and always does it effortlessly.
218 Debra
faculty
Peggy
staff
Peggy went out of her way to help a patient who had lost her hat. Peggy is not involved in patient care, but her door was open and the individual who had lost her hat asked if she had seen it. The patient was worried/distraught and had a somewhat limited mastery of English. Peggy walked with her to lost and found and the hat was found! One example of the many kinds acts that Peggy does on a regular basis!
222 Karma
administrator
Jill
staff
Customer service is top notch. Thank you.
222 Jill
staff
Kevin
faculty
Always willing to help with whatever and whenever. Prompt to respond to emails and phone calls. Outstanding teaching ability which reveals patience. Takes care of QuickBooks issues in our region, could be a one- on-one training.
222 Kevin
faculty
Jerry
faculty
Jerry has always cared about others and listens to them when they need to talk. He understands the individual and has words of wisdom to share for many situations.
226 Debra
faculty
Diane
staff
Diane is extremely helpful and always optimistic in her outlook. Even on challenging days, she is able to take things in stride and add an element of calm and civility to the day. She is clearly an individual who makes the world a better place. I am appreciative for all the times she has brightened my day and for the exceptional job she does!!
226 Diane
staff
Ellen
student
Working with Ellen is a true pleasure! I admire her ability to display a very calm and welcoming demeanor when interacting with others. She makes every person feel as if they are the most important detail on her task list eventhough we know she is very busy!
226 Annie
staff
Jayme
student
Jayme is a constant reminder of how to be a civil student. She inspires others to not jump to judgement and be inclusive of everyone. There isn't one single act that Jayme did to deserve this button, it is her way of life.
234 Jamie C.
student
Joshua F.
student
Joshua, a complete stranger, helped me find my phone at the MLK celebration with keynote speaker. He paid it forward the next day, and in turn, encouraged me. If I saw him again, I'd give him another button. God bless Joshua. Matthew 5:16. Needless to say, we're not strangers anymore.
243 Stefanie
staff
Sarah
faculty
Thank you for ALWAYS being so helpful and kind during my job training! :)
243 Sarah
staff
Stacy
faculty
Stacy is always so patient with people when it comes to using our new copier. She is an expert and is so positive and nice when others need help unjamming or fixing the problem they have usually caused.
249 Krista
staff
Stacy
staff
Took extra care in helping to review a transcript.
257 Linda
faculty
Angela
staff
Always available when students need her.
273 Debra
faculty
Luciana
staff
I overheard Luciana in the hall giving directions to someone who was lost. She did it with a smile and was very courteous and patient, and when the individual was still a bit confused she walked with him to show him where he needed to go. Luciana often helps out when people are in need of assistance even when it is outside of her specific job duties. Her williness to help others is apprecaited and has a positive impact on our workplace.
273 Luciana
staff
Cyndee
staff
This is not for a single event, but as recognition of Cyndee’s ongoing generosity and respect for others. She embodies respect for all others and is always there with a kind word when needed.
276 Roxanne
faculty
Denice
faculty
Helping to resolve scheduling issues and providing leadership in the undergraduate program.
276 Denise
faculty
Sherry
faculty
Sherri organized a new orientation for students newly entering the nursing program. She arrange for faculty and older students to present suggestions to the new students about how to succeed in nursing. So, she helped all the newly admitted nursing students learn how to succeed!
276 Sherri
faculty
Gretchen
faculty
Her commitment to interprofessional education—going above and beyond expectations to coordinate and implement interprofessional learning opportunities for students, including personalized facilitator training sessions for faculty whose schedules did not allow for group training.
293 Lisa
administrator
Rigel
faculty
For showing restraint and civility when responding to those questioning her actions
296 Vicki
administrator
Amy
faculty
Kindness and respect to potential faculty.
296 Amy
faculty
Krista
staff
Krista works tirelessly with the search committee to coordinate potential faculty candidate interviews. We had a recent candidate's schedule that required frequent revisions. Krista worked with the committee (without the first grumble) to secure an interview itinerary that would work for all.
296 Anonymous
staff
Sandra
staff
Sandra was a great help in handling additional responsibilities during a co-worker's unexpected absence.
296 Sandra
staff
Dick
staff
Dick is a recently retired staff member who is still giving his time to the benefit of the University. Dick comes to the School of Nursing on a regular basis to assist me with the setup, execution and clean up re special events held at our School. Dick's assistance is much appreciated!
307 Lee
staff
Jan
staff
Jan has always been thoughtful and subtle about making sure I have access to information from a committee we both belong to. She is a good-hearted person.
459 Jordan
student
John
student
John's daily actions exemplify civility and respect. He is a strong leader for veterans on this campus and he expresses the quality of that leadership in everything that he does. He sets a high standard for himself and others, but is quick to empathize and provide thoughtful insight. I'm giving him this button because I'm both proud of his efforts and thankful to have him as a new friend!