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    Hamline Magazine

    Hamline magazine is a biannual publication for alumni and family and friends of the Hamline community with the mission to provide information of interest about the university, to engage our readers intellectually and emotionally, and to motivate their continued pride in and engagement with Hamline and one another. The magazine strives to report candidly about Hamline and relevant national or global issues in a way that will earn the long-term respect of our readers. Hamline magazine aims to reflect the university’s commitment to liberal education, civic responsibility, and inclusive leadership and service.

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  • Feature Stories

    • Meritage-small1
      November 28, 2014

      Taste of Success

      From fancy French cuisine to streetwise food truck fare, Hamline alumni apply liberal arts smarts to excel in the competitive food service industry.

    • Bew Lowndes
      November 28, 2014

      Launching Careers

      From etiquette dinners to externships, Hamline offers a variety of career development and placement services for students and alumni.

    • unlocking-creativity
      November 28, 2014

      Unlocking Creativity

      Hamline students and alumni bring writing classes and a sense of hope to inmates through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.

    • always fight back small
      November 20, 2014

      ‘Always Fight Back’

      After surviving a brutal attack that almost took her life, Angela Champagne-From ’13 turned to advocacy to reclaim her life and teach women and girls self-defense skills.

    • volleyball1
      November 20, 2014

      Fall 2014 Athletics

      Hamline Pipers' winter and spring sports recap and a look into the leadership on the volleyball team. 

    • odds-carrie
      September 24, 2014

      Overcoming the Odds

      Discover the hidden stories of students who refuse to allow anything to get in the way of their dreams for a better future.

    • Piper Mascot
      October 29, 2013

      Outfitting the Piper Mascot

      The Hamline Piper underwent a makeover this summer. Gone are the giant head and padded costume. Going forward, the Piper will sport a more lifelike, edgier look.

    • fall13-coaches-sm2
      October 28, 2013

      Fall 2013 Piper Athletics

      Nearly half of Hamline’s athletic staff can speak from personal experience about what it’s like to be a student and an athlete at the university.

    • ehlers-frame-thumb
      April 24, 2013

      Entrée to the Arts

      Hamline students have a rare opportunity to intern at some of the world’s most prestigious art museums, thanks to a generous gift from the Ehlers family. Hear from the students themselves about how their lives have been impacted.

    • rwanda-journey-thumb

      When twelve students embarked on a study-abroad trip to Rwanda last May term, they never imagined how much their lives were about to change.

    • cabaret-thumb
      April 24, 2013


      Hamline University Theatre kicked off its 82nd season with Cabaret, directed by Randy Winkler, on November 2.

    • deanna-thompson
      October 6, 2012

      Hoping for More

      Professor Deanna Thompson, who suffers from stage IV metastatic breast cancer, is learning that no one teaches you how to die. But amidst uncertainty, the religion professor finds hope in her faith and shares her journey in a new memoir. 

    • piper-athletics-thumb

      There’s an air of optimism in Walker Fieldhouse; after leading the baseball team to national prominence, Jason Verdugo is at the helm of the Piper coaching staff. We look back on decades of Piper success and toward an age where recruiting rules the roost.

    • Greenthumb
      May 22, 2012

      Green Light

      Kevin Clemens has the kind of background that would make even the most diehard gearhead envious: stints working for Michelin and Automobile magazine, a transportation reporter fellowship at the University of Michigan, and founding a publishing company devoted to automotive books.

    • comthumb
      May 21, 2012

      Community Building

      The Anderson Center is on track to open this fall and is poised to challenge the digital age in its call for human interaction (the face-to-face kind).

    • Airtimethumb
      May 21, 2012

      Addicted to Airtime

      Aerial artist Anna Ostroushko ’14 has a confession. “I’m terrified of heights,” she says. “I still freak out when I’m up there sometimes.” Up there is often 30 feet off the ground, flying from a trapeze as part of the Saint Paul circus troupe, Circus Juventas.

    • fasttalker.thumb
      October 23, 2011

      Fast Talker

      Think You Can Talk Fast? We Guarantee You've Got Nothing on Glen Fladeboe '98.

    • poeticjustice.thumb
      October 23, 2011

      Poetic Justice

      Tamara Cabán-Ramirez JD '04 Combines Legal Know-How with Personal Experience in Her Busy Minneapolis Law Practice.

    • rub.thumb
      October 23, 2011

      Here's the Rub

      With approximately 1,100 brass rubbings from throughout England, Hamline's is undoubtedly the largest collection in the United States.

    • military.thumb
      October 23, 2011

      From Campaign to Classroom

      In 1861, it was likely impossible to ignore the effects of war on Hamline’s campus. The military scene on campus today is remarkably different.

    • career.thumb
      May 1, 2011

      Career Ambitions

      New Career Development Programs, and alumni willing to lend a helping hand, prepare Hamline students to face an uncertain job market. 

    • truth.thumb
      May 1, 2011

      Truth Teller

      As Cambodia’s ruling party from 1975 to 1979, the communist Democratic Kampuchea regime was responsible for the deaths of up to 2 million people. Laura Summers ’67 helps Cambodian teachers explore this painful past and teach the truth to future generations. 

    • 1960s.thumb

      Were you around when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon? How about when the Beatles landed on The Ed Sullivan Show? If you were at Hamline, you likely played some bridge and bashed a piano or two. Experience (perhaps again) Hamline in the 1960s. 

    • board.thumb
      May 1, 2011

      Meet the Board

      Who are the members of Hamline’s Board of Trustees? What do they do? Learn more about the people guiding Hamline into the future. 

    • oil.thumb
      October 1, 2010

      Oil Slick

      The Gulf Coast oil spill has been called the greatest natural disaster in United States history. Eleven workers were killed in the blast, which ultimately leaked nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The leak is capped, but the disaster wages on. In the spirit of “do all that you can,” the Hamline community aims to understand and take action against the devastating ramifications of this deadly tragedy. 

    • fog.thumb
      October 1, 2010

      Out of the Fog

      At age 40, after a series of traumatic events, including a nasty divorce and the suffocating, regretful grief of his father’s death, Ed Jopling MALS ’09 found himself in Ireland. To get there, he divested everything he had, quit his lucrative job, and bought a one-way ticket to Galway for an unexpected spiritual transformation.  

    • art.thumb
      October 1, 2010

      Hamline Art

      From the iconic Bishop statue to the Blue Garden waterfall to the “Heech” sculpture adjacent to Bush Student Center -- art abounds at Hamline. 

    • laughter.thumb
      October 1, 2010

      Just Add Laughter

      It’s been more than a decade since K. P. Anderson ’91 called the Twin Cities home, but he can still describe every nuance of a Minnesota laugh. “It’s not overly ironic -- Minnesotans like the things they like. If you get the laugh then you’ve really earned it, and it’s a genuine, natural laugh,” he explains. “You might get easier laughs somewhere else, but they’re less true.” 

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