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Dec. 4: MSSA hosting "The Simple Act of Civility"

Presentations focuses on civility in and out of the classroom.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 11-30-2012

Sent on behalf of David Schieler, Vice President, Minnesota State Student Association -

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Minnesota State Student Association would like to thank you for your dedication and passion to serving the students represented by our body. Recently the MSSA has been looking towards ways of encouraging students to be civil to one another. This goal aligns perfectly with the University Civility Campaign.

Through the hard work of the MSSA's student senate a great opportunity has emerged to engage students in this campaign. On Tuesday, December 4th, at 2pm in Ostrander Auditorium the MSSA is hosting "The Simple Act of Civility." The event is a 50 minute presentation focusing on educating students of the importance of being civil, in and out of the classroom.

Presentations included in the event include three 10 minute guest speakers. These guest speakers were chosen to address instances where civility is vital - related to their position on campus. Beginning at 2pm, David Bassey, Minnesota State University Student Association Diversity specialist will present regarding the importance of civility in racial, or ethnic interactions and dialogue. David will be followed by Jessica Flatequal, the interim Director of the Women's Center and Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center. Ms. Flatequal will present on civility in relation to representing and working with students and community members who are represented within her centers, including gender and gender identity, as well as sexual orientation. The last presenter will be a representative of the Faculty Association discussing civility within the classroom.

In an age where personal social interactions are decreasing with frequency and increasing with importance, civility can not be stressed more. Please over the next couple of days express this fact to your students and encourage their attendance to this event. Together we may reaffirm "Minnesota Nice".

Thank you,

David Schieler
Vice President
Minnesota State Student Association

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