Monday, October 22, 2012


"Civility costs nothing and buys everything"
-- Mary Wortley Montagu Letter to her Daughter

We so often hear the word, civility, but don't always know what all it entails. There are many synonyms for civility; to name a few: Courtesy, Politeness, Respect, Consideration, Good Manners, and Listening.

In celebration of the college's campus-wide reading theme, Civility, a collection of material dealing with this subject is on display at Lewis Library. Listed below are some books and DVD's from the  collection. These will help in understanding the importance of Civility and how it impacts our surroundings everyday.

Civility: Manners, Morals and the Etiquette of Democracy--Steven L. Carter
In Search of Civility: Confronting Incivility on the College Campus--Kent M. Weeks
Saving Civility: 52 ways to Tame Rude, Crude, & Attitude for a Polite Planet--Sara Hacala
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community--Robert D. Putnam
The Little Prince--Antione De Saint-Exupery
A world Waiting to be Born: Civility Rediscovered--M. Scott Peck, M. D.

Stand and Deliver
Pay it Forward
12 Angry Men
The Power of Forgiveness
Rain Man
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Beautiful Mind

 There is a really interesting Civility Creed that can be found online:

In all of my daily intereactions I pledge to do my best to:
View everyone in positive terms
Work on building common language
Build strong relationships of trust
Remember our shared humanity
Value both the process and the resluts
Look both inside and outside for guidance.
--National Civility Center

**This post authored by Lisa Farrow

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