• Faculty and Staff News

    • Holiday Calendar

      As the December holiday season fast approaches, mark your calendars with the following holiday concerts and worship events. Please keep an eye on Inside Hamline for additional events and programs.


      The PRIDE Black Student Alliance student group invites the Hamline community to attend its 18th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Wednesday, December 2 in Anderson Room 111 at 5 p.m. Join in celebrating African-American culture and history through music, literature, and food.

    • Writing

      The Hamline Broke Starving Writers Club invites you to attend their open-mic formal reading event on Thursday, December 3 from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. in the Bush Student Center HUB. Pizza will be provided.

    • Trombone a Trois

      Lauren Husting, trombonist and Hamline instructor of low brass, presents a concert of trombone trios on Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

    • FYSEM

      Come to We are the Ones - a first-year seminars showcase and watch three first-year seminars as they present the work they have completed this semester.

    • Wind Ensemble

      Hamline Wind Ensemble presents Evocative to Exuberant! on Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

    • Tree Lighting

      The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Thursday, December 3 from 4:30-5 p.m. by the Bishop.  Come for caroling and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.  This event is free and families are welcome.

    • Bailey Award

      The Richard P. Bailey Memorial Award in Journalism is a cash award presented to a student, faculty or staff who has written an article or statement in a Hamline publication. Please feel free to recommend anyone that meets the criteria for this award.

    • Professor Jim Scheibel’s Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector class invites you to Hamline's free Oxfam Hunger Banquet on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Anderson Center room 111/112 and help raise awareness on the issues of hunger and poverty.

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      The Office of Institutional Effectiveness invites you to join them on Thursday, December 3 from 12:30-2 p.m. in Anderson 304 for a causal reception highlighting their most recent projects and data collected. Hot chocolate and brownies will be served.

    • Patsy Egan Vinogradov

      Patsy Egan Vinogradov, ABE Teaching & Learning Advancement System (ATLAS) director, recently gave a keynote address at the International LESLLA Symposium in St. Augustine, Florida.

    • Making Waves

      Making Waves Theatre Troupe will perform on Sunday, December 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Anne Simley Theater. Making Waves uses the art of performance to provoke dialogue about race, gender, class and other issues that can threaten our diverse and collaborative community of learners.

    • Study Abroad Leaders

      Hamline was ranked first in Minnesota and 14th in the nation in its category for study abroad opportunities by the Institute of International Education.   

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      Hamline Athletics Director Jason Verdugo had his head shaved by student athletes after the community exceeded the goal of raising $30,000 for Athletics on Power of One Day. Watch the video!

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      A diversity survey has been launched by the university-wide Diversity Initiative Steering Committee. The goal of the project is to obtain an assessment from every member of the Hamline community with respect to issues of diversity and inclusion at the university.

    • Javier Gutierrez

      Javier Gutierrez, assistant dean of students and director of Residential Life, was a guest speaker at the Minnesota College Personnel Association Professionals of Color Commission Event.

    • Patty Born-Selly

      Patty Born-Selly, assistant professor in the school of education, will be attending the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference.

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      Nur Mood, coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life, represented Hamline University's Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice at a press conference condemning the latest terror attacks in Paris at the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) office on November 16, 2015.

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      Betsy Parrish, professor in the School of Education, gave the plenary address at the Meeting Challenges, Exploring Solutions in Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classrooms Conference sponsored by the New School and Literacy Assistance Center of New York City on October 24, 2015. 

    • WIPS Conference

      Hundreds of women gathered on Friday, November 13, for the fourth annual Hamline School of Business Women in Public Service (WIPS) Conference titled titled “Awaken the Force: Unleash Your Full Potential in Public Service.”

    • Gail Peloquin

      Please join the staff of the University Library and Archives as they celebrate Gail Peloquin's retirement after 45 years of service. An open reception will be held on Friday, December 11 from 2-4 p.m. on the first floor of Bush Library.

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      Hamline political science professor David Schultz announced the publication of his latest book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter. It is a first-of-its-kind book that explains why some states are more decisive and important in American presidential elections than others.

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      The Hamline community has permission to use some of the nearly 2,000,000 images available through the Artstor database. Find everything from contemporary and historical photographs, fashion, costumes, people, and events around the world.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Low-temperature, Solution-processed Aluminum-doped Zinc Oxide as Electron Transport Layer for Stable Efficient Polymer Solar Cells.

    • Soria

      Krista Soria, adjunct faculty for the English Department, recently presented "Like a Rainbow in the Dark: The Experiences of Metallectuals in Higher Education" at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference in Denver, CO.

    • Ken Fox

      Ken Fox, professor in the Hamline School of Business and senior fellow at the School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute, was the keynote speaker at the Rotary Foundation District 5960 14th Annual Foundation Celebration event.

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      Check out the latest Piper Report, a student-produced news program that covers campus news, people, and events.

    • Monthly Stat

      The November Monthly Stat explores student study habits and takes a look at additional data collected around information literacy.

    • Houghtaling

      Melissa Houghtaling, adjunct faculty for the legal studies department, recently published a reference guide for family law attorneys related to the top family law issues for same-sex and unmarried couples.

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      Join guest lecturer Mark A. Reed, professor of electrical engineering and applied physics and associate director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering, for the annual Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics on Friday, November 6 at 12:45 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

    • The Fulcrum

      The Fulcrum Journal, Hamline's undergraduate literary and arts magazine, is now open to visual art or creative writing submissions to be reviewed for their 2016 publication.

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      Hamline welcomes the community to the 26th Annual Gospel Night Worship Service on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall.

    • Lifeng Dong

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Nanoscale Light Confinement and Nonlinearity of Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguide with a Metal Cap.

    • NCTE

      School of Education professors Karen Moroz and Jennifer Carlson present at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference on Saturday, November 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Moroz and Carlson are part of a presentation titled Opportunities for Readers to Engage with Literature.

    • Nur Mood

      Nur Mood, coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life, participated in a panel discussion titled Community Conversation: Healing Police Community Relations on October 18, 2015 with Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts, and Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne.

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      Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor shares her experiences with first-year seminar students and encourages peaceful resolutions to conflict.

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      Come to Sexualities & Gender Diversity 102-104 Training to continue this sequential cohort model. This event series starts on Wednesday, November 18 and continues on Wednesday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. You must register for the entire series.

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      Information Technology Services (ITS) is introducing Virtual Desktop, a new tool that allows you to connect to your Hamline resources using a variety of devices (Windows/Mac computers, Chrome devices and iPads). Virtual Desktop is replacing the previous applications Webtop/Tarantella and File Access.

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      Watch video remarks from the Installation Ceremony of President Fayneese Miller including from Dr. Miller herself along with Senator Amy Klobuchar, Governor Mark Dayton, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, and numerous other dignitaries in higher education.

    • Sharon Preves

      Sharon Preves, faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and medical sociologist, became a research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic in the spring of 2015. Preves will also present a continuing medical education and grand rounds lecture at the Mayo Clinic entitled Intersex: Patient Experiences and Optimal Clinical Care.

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      Hamline University is delighted to announce that The Princeton Review has named it as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest in its annual rankings. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of the 159 institutions it endorses on its Best in Midwest  2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region list.

    • Campus Sprinkler Winterizing

      Facilities Services will winterize the campus sprinkler system on Monday, October 19. Water vapor or air coming out of sprinkler heads is intentional and a part of regularly scheduled maintenance.

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      Patty Born-Selly, assistant professor in the School of Education, presents Taking Science Outside: Engaging In-service and Pre-service Teachers in Environmental Fieldwork to Improve Elementary Student Outcomes at the North American Association for Environmental Education annual conference.

    • Patricia Palmerton

      Patricia Palmerton, professor of communication studies, published a chapter on communication and diversity in a book discussing training tutors in speaking centers.

    • Sustainability Director

      Valentine Cadieux has joined Hamline as the new director of sustainability, to steer the Embedding Sustainability in the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum Project, and to build a stronger network connecting sustainability initiatives around campus.

    • Drew Fine Arts

      Judy Dehnel, director of student accounts, is retiring after 20 years of service. A party will be held in Anne Simley Theatre Lobby on Thursday, October 22, from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

    • Dong Published

      Lifeng Dong, Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article published in Arabian Journal of Chemistry.

    • Shelly Schaefer

      Dr. Shelly Schaefer, faculty member in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science departments, with co-author Christopher Uggen recently published an article in the journal Law and Social Inquiry.

    • Bob Willis

      Professor emeritus of religion, Bob Willis, passed away on September 16. A memorial has been scheduled for Friday, October 16, at 11 a.m. at Cornelia House Chapel of Episcopal Church Home (1840 University Ave W, St. Paul).

    • Jillian Peterson

      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, recently published the article Developing an understanding of victims and violent offenders: The impact of fostering empathy.

    • Admin Cabinet

      The Administrative Cabinet meets regularly to address issues that enable Hamline to continually improve its operational effectiveness as a learning-centered, service-oriented university.

    • Deanna O'Donnell

      Deanna O'Donnell, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently featured in the Williston Herald Newspaper for her research with two Hamline students on "the mysterious glass bead disease."

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      Lifeng Dong, Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, "Simple Synthesis of Solution-Processable Oxygen-Enriched Grapheme as Anode Buffer Layer for Efficient Organic Solar Cells."

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      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by Truth in Advertising about potential pyramid schemes taking place on college campuses and also recently testified as an expert witness for the FTC.

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      President Fayneese Miller was on Minnesota Public Radio's Friday Roundtable with Kerri Miller to talk about issues in higher education on Friday, September 11.

    • John Mazis

      John Mazis, professor of history, published the article Ion Dragoumis and Proto-Fascism: An Answer to Failed Irredentism and Stillborn Modernization in Balkan Nationalism(s) and the Ottoman Empire vol. I National Movements and Representations.

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      The coveted Paint Bucket will stay with Hamline football after the team defeated Macalester College 27 to 10 on Saturday, September 12.

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      Stephen Arnott, associate professor of legal studies, recently had a commentary entitled, "Smugglers and Refugees - Blurring the Lines is Wrong" published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    • New Service Desk

      Hamline libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS) have created a blended walk-up central desk to provide help services for students, faculty, and staff. Librarians, academic technologists, and tech support are available together on the first floor of Bush Memorial Library.

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      The Second Language Teaching and Learning Program in the Hamline School of Education recently hosted a visit by six Ukrainian professors and administrators interested in English language education.

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      Hamline libraries and ITS have created a blended walk-up central desk to provide seamless help services for students, faculty, and staff. Librarians, academic technologists, and tech support are now available together in a pilot location on the first floor of Bush Memorial Library. A permanent location will be constructed this year.

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      Tammie Shepherd Pate, program coordinator in the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching, recently presented, "Addressing Unconscious Bias: The Implications of Cultural Competence on Student Success" during the professional development workshop for the Wabasha-Kellogg School District and the Stewartville School District.

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      Hamline University's incoming first-year class engaged in the surrounding community in a meaningful way as part of a Piper Passages as they participated in LEAP into St. Paul.

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      Professor Sharon K. Sandeen has been invited to discuss her new book, "Trade Secrecy and International Transactions," at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law on September 16, 2015.  

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      Director of Human Resources Julie Kline will be one of the keynote speakers for the upcoming Women in Leadership Conference hosted by Williston State and TrainND later this month.

    • Staff Diversity Development Initiative

      The Diversity Initiative Standing Committee sub-committee on staff development is excited to announce the kick-off of the 2015-2016 Staff Diversity Development Initiative. They are hosting two kick-off events to begin the year on Tuesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 24.

    • A new Google-integrated voicemail system was installed on August 10, 2015. If you haven't already, please set-up your new voice mailbox so callers will hear a personalized greeting and know they've reached the right person.

    • Dr. Marcela Kostihová, Associate Dean of our College of Liberal Arts for the past three years and long-time faculty member of the College, has accepted President Fayneese Miller's invitation to serve as Hamline's Interim Dean of the CLA. This appointment is effective immediately.

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      The Hamline University Staff Association is seeking new representatives for both the Benefits Advisory Committee as well as the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. Candidate profile submissions are due Wednesday, August 26 by 5 p.m.

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      Professor Erik Asp will be published in Absher et al.'s forthcoming book on neuroimaging personality.

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      The Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice welcomes Nancy Vang to their staff as the new coordinator of civic engagement and the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration.

    • Hamline's Blackboard Learn is scheduled to be upgraded on Saturday, August 22 from 7 pm to 7 am the following day. Blackboard Learn will be unavailable during this scheduled time period.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the Hamline School of Education, recently ​​had an article published in​ The Urban Review.

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      Kathryn Malody, Hamline biology laboratory manager and instructor, was recently elected as secretary of the executive board of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers.

    • Hamline Information Technology Services is offering walk-up, on demand academic technology support services for Hamline faculty, students, and staff on the first floor in Bush Library beginning Tuesday, September 8.

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      Student leaders from the Hamline Catalyst Executive Board and Students Today, Leaders Forever recently participated in a week-long experiential training conference on alternative breaks at the Grand Canyon.

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      Hamline School of Business Professor James Hagen was elected president of the Association of Japanese Business Studies.

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      In their presentation at the Association of Teacher Educator's Conference, Hamline School of Education professor Letitia Basford and her St. Thomas colleague Muffet Trout explored the practice and journey of two white teacher educators as they used critical care pedagogy to teach students about systems of power and privilege.

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      Dr. John Matachek, Dean of the Hamline University College of Liberal Arts for the past six years and long-time faculty member of the College, has been named Hamline's Interim Provost by Hamline University President Dr. Fayneese Miller. The appointment is effective August 1, 2015.

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      Dr. Claudette Coote-Thompson, assistant professor in advanced literacy and administrative licensure, recently presented on two texts at the International Literary Association's annual conference.

    • Plans to combine Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law continue to progress, with an American Bar Association (ABA) committee set to review the proposed union in September, and a slate of leaders elected to the governing board for what will become Mitchell|Hamline School of Law.