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Don Clifton Legacy

Apr 29 2018 11:30 AM | » Full Article Don Clifton Legacy

For two decades, from 1950 to 1969, Dr. Donald O. Clifton was a popular professor of educational psychology and researcher at Nebraska, where he first began his experimentation with strengths. He was chairman of Selection Research Inc. and later chairman of Gallup. Clifton was recognized with a Presidential Commendation from the American Psychological Association as the Father of Strengths-based Psychology and the Grandfather of Positive Psychology.

Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Boost First-Year Development

Mar 16 2018 1:00 PM | » Full Article Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Boost First-Year Development
The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business selected 58 new students to serve as student strengths coaches for the 2018-19 school year. The coaches will join more than 20 returning coaches to mentor and coach over 750 first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111).

Patel and De Spong Build Business for Tutoring

Feb 19 2018 1:00 PM | » Full Article Patel and De Spong Build Business for Tutoring
Two students from the 2017 Clifton Builders cohort at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln look to change the way students and tutors interact. As a part of the Clifton Builders program where they develop innovative talent and study strengths-based leadership, Deep Patel and Jordan De Spong have taken the first steps toward starting their own business. Naming the business StudyScope, the two international students want to build an online application and website that connects students with tutors that fit their learning styles and personalities. The matching system works similarly to the CliftonStrengths assessment, having students answer questions and learn about their personality type. This helps match the tutors with the students.

Nebraska Business Faculty and Staff Honored by Parents Association

Feb 13 2018 3:00 PM | » Full Article Nebraska Business Faculty and Staff Honored by Parents Association
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association and Teaching Council recognized 25 Nebraska Business faculty and staff during their annual award ceremony on Friday, February 2. The Parents' Recognition Award is presented to those who made a significant difference in students' lives.

Nguyen Uses Strengths in Commitment to Help Others

Feb 13 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Nguyen Uses Strengths in Commitment to Help Others
The motivation to succeed takes many forms for students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. For Phat Nguyen, a senior business administration major from Lincoln, Nebraska, the desire to serve others shapes his college experiences and stems from relationships with family, teachers, classmates, country and his homeland of origin, Vietnam. His vision to make a difference in other people’s lives ignites an entrepreneurial spirit looking to innovate.

Clifton Builders Work to Increase Employee Engagement at Local Businesses

Jan 15 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Clifton Builders Work to Increase Employee Engagement at Local Businesses
The second cohort of Clifton Builders, a program of the Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, provided consulting to local workplaces to help them assess and increase their work team engagement. Applying what they learned in Building a Life for Impact (MNGT 324B), 24 students created change and improvement for five workplaces in Lincoln including iSoft Data Systems, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Nelnet, Speedway Motors and Spreetail.

A Family Legacy

Jan 8 2018 11:00 AM | » Full Article A Family Legacy
The family of the late Donald O. Clifton ’48, ’49, ’59 and ’90 had long been connected to Nebraska. For two decades, he worked at Nebraska as a popular instructor and researcher, and it was at Nebraska where he first began his experimentation with strengths.  “My dad was born on a humble sheep farm in Butte, Nebraska. A regent scholar born with a little higher IQ than everyone else, he was a master teacher. He loved teaching kids. What he noticed was weaknesses don’t turn into strengths. For 40 years, nobody listened to him, but he never gave up,” shared Don’s son, Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup.

Second Cohort of Clifton Builders Eager to Develop Leadership Skills

Dec 5 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Second Cohort of Clifton Builders Eager to Develop Leadership Skills
Twenty-four College of Business students comprising the second cohort of Clifton Builders started their journey in the program this fall at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The unique program of the Clifton Strengths Institute provides the opportunity for students to study and network with other entrepreneurial-minded individuals focused on changing the world in careers. 

Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business

Dec 1 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business
Kathy Farrell, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business interim dean for nearly a year, has been named permanent dean of the College of Business pending approval by the Board of Regents, on Dec. 1. Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the appointment.

Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development

Jun 12 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development
The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business selected 74 students to serve as student strengths coaches for the 2017-18 school year. The coaches will mentor more than 750 first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111).

Parents Association Recognizes 19 CBA Faculty, Staff

Feb 13 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Parents Association Recognizes 19 CBA Faculty, Staff
The UNL Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council honored 19 College of Business Administration faculty and staff members during their annual recognition ceremony on February 3. Providing positive feedback to faculty and staff about the work they do with students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the award provides recognition in areas often overlooked in the formal rewards system.

First Cohort of Clifton Builders Program Students Set to Fulfill Promise

Nov 17 2016 2:30 PM | » Full Article First Cohort of Clifton Builders Program Students Set to Fulfill Promise
The first cohort of Clifton Builders Program students began fulfilling the promise of a major component of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Clifton Strengths Institute this semester. The one-of-a-kind program focuses on putting entrepreneurial-minded students in a setting where they can learn and grow by using their strengths to make a positive impact in business.

Strength Coaches Help Freshmen Maximize Potential

Sep 14 2016 9:00 AM | » Full Article Strength Coaches Help Freshmen Maximize Potential
Every fall, first-year students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln identify their strengths and integrate into the CBA community by taking the required Professional Enhancement I (BSAD 111) course. They  use the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to identify their strengths, participate in group activities and learn from guest speakers who explain how their strengths help them in their respective fields.

Fifth Annual Employer Partners Day Features New Award

May 23 2016 1:30 PM | » Full Article Fifth Annual Employer Partners Day Features New Award
The fifth annual University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Employer Partners Day welcomed 79 people representing 52 companies to Innovation Campus on Tuesday, May 17. In total 113 attended the event. Career Services at CBA hosted the event and presented awards for Employer of the Year to Union Pacific Railroad, and the newly created Sue Vagts Faculty/Staff Partner of the Year to Sue Vagts, director of the UNL actuarial science program. Vagts also received the distinction of having the new award named after her.

CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration

May 9 2016 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Marks Halfway Point of Construction with Celebration
Faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration recognized the halfway mark of new building construction with a “Celebrating 400 Days of Construction” picnic on the East Memorial Stadium Plaza.

2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced

Apr 8 2016 9:30 AM | » Full Article 2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days, April 5-6, at the City Union and the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event featured two new venture competitions with 64 teams, the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Banquet and three special programs for competitors new to this year’s event.
 

PBL Hosts 400 High School Students at Business Competition

Feb 4 2016 11:00 AM | » Full Article PBL Hosts 400 High School Students at Business Competition
The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student organization at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomed 400 Nebraska high school students to the Nebraska Union on February 1 to take part in the American Business Competition (ABC). The competition serves as a preparatory event for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students wanting to compete in FBLA local and national events later in the year.

Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Clifton Strengths Institute

Jun 5 2015 2:00 AM | » Full Article Clifton Foundation, Gallup Donate $30M to UNL CBA for Clifton Strengths Institute
The Clifton Foundation and Gallup announced a $30 million gift to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to establish the Don Clifton Strengths Institute to further the mission of the late Donald O. Clifton through a long-term partnership with the College of Business Administration.