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K-State Today

February 23, 2015



Lead Gallup researcher to host student StrengthsQuest workshop, faculty meet and greet

By Risa Langelo

Shane Lopez, Gallup senior scientist, will facilitate a strengths workshop exclusively for K-State students from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in K-State Student Union's Big 12 Room. The workshop is free, but students must RSVP via OrgSync. Snacks and pizza will be provided.

Faculty and staff are invited to come meet Lopez between 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. Introduce yourself, share strengths ideas, discuss his research on hope and connect with other StrengthsQuest champions across campus. Come and go with light refreshments. No RSVP necessary.

Lopez, author of "Making Hope Happen," is the world's leading researcher on hope. His mission is to teach people that investing in their future pays off today. Lopez also is one of the most vocal advocates of the psychological reform of America's education system. He helps schools function less like impersonal factories and more like dynamic human development centers that enable students to achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want, including a good job and a happy family.

Lopez also is the research director of the Clifton Strengths Institute. He is chief architect of the Gallup Student Poll, a measure of hope, engagement, and well-being that taps into the hearts and minds of U.S. public school students to determine what drives achievement.