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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Kicks Off New Civility Campaign with Lecture

August 22nd, 2012

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT: University of Missouri officials will host a lecture and book signing featuring P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct. Forni’s lecture, “Life is a Relational Experience: Civility in the Age of Google,” will discuss how to demonstrate civility in the age of the Internet.

The event is sponsored by the MU Office of the Provost and the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, which strives to expand opportunities for faculty, students and staff to thrive in an increasingly diverse environment. Forni’s lecture is one of several activities leading up to the formal announcement of MU’s Show Me Respect campaign, which has been designed to foster a culture of civility across the university community.

For more information on the campaign and upcoming events visit

WHO: P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility

7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22
Memorial Union South, Jesse Wrench Auditorium
MU campus

NOTE: The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be books available for purchase, as well as a book signing following the lecture.