Author P.M. Forni on Campus This Week

The Center for Teaching Excellence, Employee Professional Development and Enrichment and the School of Student Affairs are pleased to host Dr. P.M. Forni on campus next week. Dr. Forni, Cofounder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, will lecture and discuss GRCC’s One Book, One College selection for 2010: his book Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct. Faculty who have not yet obtained their complimentary copy may contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at teachexcellence@grcc.edu or 234-2278.

Events include:

Civility on Campus: What’s In It for You?| Wednesday, October 27 | 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM|
ATC Auditorium with streaming in the ATC Banquet Rooms for additional audience capacity
Open to: Entire GRCC Community      Admission:  Free
This presentation will focus on the benefits of civility in the college community, with special emphasis on the student’s point of reference. There will be time for Q&A as well as light refreshments. Faculty are invited to bring their classes, or to encourage student attendance and related assignments. Attendance slips will be provided. See below for resources.

Modeling Civility in the American Workplace | Thursday, October 28 | 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM |SCC Multipurpose Room

Open to: All GRCC Employees – emphasis on Staff
Dr. Forni will address GRCC staff who are often the first to encounter students in distress with an emphasis on triage and civility.  For more information, please contact Liz Timmer at ltimmer@grcc.edu or 234-3490

Choosing Civility | Thursday, October 28 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Spectrum Theater|
Open to: GRCC and General Public     Admission: Free
In his keynote speech to GRCC and the Grand Rapids Community, Dr. Forni will discuss his book Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct and his work as cofounder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project. His goal is to “make a persuasive case for making civility a central concern in our lives, and to present and discuss the twenty-five basic rules of civility for our times.”  Faculty are invited to bring their classes, or to encourage student attendance and related assignments. See below for resources. Attendance slips will be provided.

Breakfast with Faculty| Friday, October 29 | 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM | Room 205 Student Center (adjacent to the Raider Grille)
Open to: GRCC and visiting faculty   Admission: Free
Enjoy a continental breakfast and informal conversation with Dr. Forni and your colleagues around your questions and experiences as inspired by the College’s One Book, One College Project.
For more information, please contact Dr. Ric Underhile at runderhile@grcc.edu or 234-4547

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