For more than a decade, the Communication Leadership Lab has hosted and facilitated events encouraging dialogue and deliberation, and even occasionally debate, among campus and community partners. Many of these events are in partnership with the Choose Civility: Allegany County chapter, which is coordinated through the Allegany County Library System.


  • April 6, 2023: "Mental Health Civility: Navigating Bias and Inclusion" during #BobcatsAgainstBias Week at FSU for the Month of Civility
  • April 26, 2023: "Eat. Learn. Teach." Talk, Discussion, and Cooking Demonstration with Leader-in-Residence Theresa Stahl and Chef James DeCarlo in the FSU Teaching Kitchen


  • April 2022: #ChalkItUptoCivility" chalking and social media campaign for the Month of Civility
  • April 5, 2022: "What Did You Meme?" featuring the CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy class
  • April 7, 2022: "Social Media Civility: Influencing Community and Strategy Online and on the Ground" featuring leader-in-residence Dr. Dorene Ciletti and local non-profit leader-influencers
  • October 20, 2022: Robert's Rules of Order Workshop facilitated by Ms. Lacie Ashby of the University of Maryland Extension in Allegany County in partnership with Student Affairs
  • November 17, 2022: Alumni Spotlight Session featuring Imani-Kai Treadwell and Tara Strickland


  • April 8, 2021: "Eat. Learn. Council." in partnership with the Western Maryland Food Council and the
    Braver Angels debate with partner Allegany College of Maryland: Is Healthcare a Basic Human Right?
  • November 10, 2021: "Home for the Holidays: Interacting with Family, Friends, and the Community Amid Differing COVID-19 Choices" discussion in partnership with Allegany College of Maryland


  • April 23, 2020: “Social Distancing Civility: Strategies for Civil Communication at a Distance” discussion
  • April 28, 2020: "Resilience and Resistance: Family Memories of the Holocaust and Their Relevance Today" featuring author and virologist Dr. Judy Stone