Date(s) - 10/19/2017 - 10/26/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Walker Hall, Room 279 (Classroom)


Facilitator: Candice Benjes-Small, McConnell Library

Thursday, October 19, 2 pm to 3:15 pm and
Thursday, October 26, 2 pm to 3:15 pm

What motivates people to succeed?  In his thought-provoking book DRIVE, Daniel Pink argues that the classic carrot-or-stick approach is a mistake.  Research suggests that true motivation is based on concepts of autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  Pink explores the literature and provides practical tips for motivating others.

On October 19, we will discuss the book and how its ideas could be applied to students. On October 26, we will be joined by special guest Tim Baird, Assistant Professor of Geography and Senior Fellow, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology from Virginia Tech. After reading DRIVE, Tim was inspired to create “Pink Time,” an activity he developed and uses in his classes.  Read about the assignment and his professional research on its effects at:

Registered participants will receive a free copy of the book. Light refreshments will be served.


This event is fully booked.

Faculty Book Group – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us