HSU To Celebrate Strengths Week Sept. 25-29

Many events planned around campus to grow strengths knowledge


Hardin-Simmons University will be holding its third annual Strengths Week from September 25-29. HSU will hold seven different events throughout the week in which students can learn about their personal strengths.

Strengths Week is organized by Wendy Smith, Director of Career Services. She encourages all students to come and learn about their strengths. Smith said, “God gave us strengths. The sooner we discover our strengths, the sooner we can live them out.”

As Smith noted, learning about our strengths is beneficial in many different areas of life. Strengths training is strongly connected to academic, career, and community success. A knowledge of strengths helps to develop important, life-long skills which are valuable in any setting.

This year, two special guest speakers are being added to the events list. Dr. Renee Collins, Dept. Head for the Irvin School of Education, Professor of Education, and Grey Hoff, Assistant to the President for University Marketing and Global Engagement, will both be sharing their own unique insights on strengths.

When asked about her strengths, Dr. Collins said, "My top five strengths best describe who I am. It helped me understand myself in so many ways. It helped me to see others in our academic setting in a different perspective. All in all, finding out your strengths is freeing and affirming."  

At the end of the week, HSU will hold a Strengths Celebration. Students who have completed five or more events will be entered in prize drawings. Pizza will be provided and students are welcome to come and go as they want.

Strengths Week was designed by Hardin-Simmons so that students could learn more about themselves and their passions. “The world tends to focus on weaknesses,” said Smith. “Instead, we want to tap into our natural strengths and focus on that.”

#HSUStrengthsWeek Schedule: 
• Strengths Wall
    9/25-9/28, Library Ford Lounge
• Know Your Strengths
    9/25, Johnson Building Multipurpose Room, 12:00 p.m.
• Strengths, Career, & Calling
    9/26, Moody Center 233, 4:00 p.m.
• Discover Another’s Strengths
    9/25-9/28, All Day
• Share One
    9/25-9/28, All Day
• Doodle Your Strengths
    9/28, Moody Center 233, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
• Strengths Celebration!
    9/29, Moody Center Deck, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


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