• Inside Hamline

    The Inside Hamline web page is a current listing of Hamline University's campus announcements, events, and student and faculty accomplishments. Bookmark this page and check back often. You'll find what you need to know under the following categories:

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  • Campus Announcements

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      Six different groups of Hamline students are traveling across the country during spring break for the Wesley Center's signature Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips. The Hamline community can follow along on the Catalyst blog. Catalyst is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about social justice, reflect on their roles in the community, and contribute via service over spring break.

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      Sunday, March 26 marks the 190th anniversary of the death of musical paragon Ludwig Von Beethoven. On Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m, Sundin Music Hall and the St. Croix Piano Trio present a concert of his music featuring the violin sonata nicknamed the Kreutzer, the piano sonata known as the Andante Favori, and his piano trio known as the Ghost. Pianist Ivan Konev, violinist Natalia Moiseeva, and cellist Tanya Remenikova will perform. 

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      Seniors majoring in studio art and art history are in New York City over spring break to visit museums to conduct research for the senior art exhibition on campus.

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      Members of the Hamline community are invited to get free professional LinkedIn headshots on Tuesday, March 28 from 2-4 p.m., on the third floor of Anderson Center.

    • Join fellow students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the 2017 University Honors graduates on Monday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in Bridgeman Hall, Old Main. There will be a short pinning ceremony followed by a reception with cake. The pins will be worn by students for the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20.

    • The Global Studies Department and Model United Nations Program will host visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Maryna Babenko on Thursday, March 30 for a series of events, including an International Roundtable from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Giddens Learning Cetner 1S. Dr. Babenko's talk is titled Through the Ukrainian Looking-glass: People, Culture, Traditions, History; Ways of over-crossing Ukrainian and American Culture and Traditions. 

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      WCCO TV and KARE 11 TV recently produced feature stories about Hamline's historic standing as the birthplace of intercollegiate basketball. Only four years after basketball was invented, Hamline hosted the first basketball game between two college teams. See the full story online.

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      After last year's successful Mapping Your Desire workshop with J'aime Grant, Sexualities & Gender Diversity Initiatives is excited to again host the event at Hamline. It will take place on Monday, March 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Kay Frederick Ballroom in Klas Center.

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      The English Department hosts Screening Masculinity on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Kay Fredericks Room, Klas Center. The group will watch and discuss David Fincher's subversive 1999 adaptation of Fight Club. Professor Mike Reynolds is the primary M.C. for the first conversation with Joe Davidson, Austin Fuller, Gaith Hijazin, and Kellen Overvig facilitating.

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      Hamline University Department of Theatre and Dance will open Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. The show runs on April 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Anne Simley Theatre.

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      While Hamline is recognized as Minnesota's first university, it was also among the first co-educational institutions in the nation. Read about the accomplishments of some of Hamline's earliest female graduates.

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      What makes Hamline special? The Marketing and Creative Services Department is collecting information from constituents around the community as part of the university brand survey. 

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      Hamline University will host one of the nation's best known and most distinguished scholars of the Bible, Professor Bart Ehrman. This is part of the Phi Beta Kappa lecture series for distinguished scholars with the main public lecture on Thursday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m. in Sundin Hall.

    • The Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC) is eager to share some important work undertaken by the committee related to strengthening diversity and inclusive excellence at the university. The work on the recent Diversity Climate Assessment, inclusive of focus groups and a survey on feedback from members of the university community, has resulted in a report and a set of recommendations that has been shared with the campus.  

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      The Wesley and Lorene Artz Cognitive Neuroscience Research Center at Hamline is seeking students ages 18 - years and older to participate in a study examining physiological stressors and cognition.

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      Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, a new novel by Hamline alumnus Patty Yumi Cottrell (BA in English, 2004), will be the focus of a Hamline community reading group with Cottrell on Thursday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cottrell will give a public reading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Giddens Learning Center 100E.

    • Spring Yoga and Pilates Classes

      Spring yoga classes will be on Wednesdays from 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge of Manor Residence Hall. Pilates will be on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Bush Center Ballroom. Open to all. $70 for each seven-class session, $12 per drop in.     

    • This is my Story

      The Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity is excited to announce the panel schedule for This is My Story, spring 2017. All panels are held on the first Thursday of each month during convocation hour from 11:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m., in Giddens Learning Center room 100E, unless otherwise noted.

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      Hamline University students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join Hamline University Mindfulness and Meditation (HUMM) in guided meditation and mindfulness activities. The events are recurring on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Wellspring (Anderson 300). No previous experience necessary. Studies have shown that mindfulness and meditation have many benefits for mental and physical health.

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  • Faculty & Staff Announcements

    • The Facility Services Department is excited to welcome Mary Street as its new administrative assistant, beginning Thursday, March 23. Street has been with Hamline University for several years in various capacities, and Facilities Services looks forward to working with her.

    • The Dean of Students Office is seeking nominees for the 2017 Pat Paterson Endowed Prize in Leadership Award. The Pat Paterson Endowed Prize in Leadership will be awarded to a female senior who demonstrates outstanding leadership ability. Nominations are due by Monday, March 27.

    • The Hamline University Staff Association (HUSA) is taking nominations for anyone interested in serving on the HUSA Executive Committee, Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC), and/or the new university-wide committees. All nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. 

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      After more than six years as an undergraduate, MBA student, alumna, and staff member, Katie Drews, undergraduate and university-wide marketing manager, will be leaving Hamline to pursue new opportunities. Drews' last day at Hamline will be Friday, March 24. A farewell happy hour is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at Grumpy's in Roseville starting at 4:30 p.m.

    • The Sexuality and Diversity training series covers the fundamentals of vocabulary and inclusive language, campus issues and resources, social justice and intersectionality, and ways you can act and get involved. See the schedule of trainings here.

    • Join LGBTQIA-identified staff and faculty for lunch and discussion on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in Anderson Center Room 315. Talk about what is happening on campus, then shift to what is happening out in the community. 

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  • Student Announcements

    • Gradfair

      Graduates, get ready for Commencement by attending Grad Fair 2017. This one-stop opportunity is offered on Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 from 10-4 p.m. Complete all the necessary items on your commencement checklist including purchasing your cap and gown, checking the spelling of your name in the commencement program and completing the paperwork needed to graduate.   

    • Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives encourages undergraduate students to apply for Diversity Summer Collaborative Research grants. The goal of this collaborative research program is to help address student concerns and university needs for strengthening Hamline's practice of diversity and inclusion through activities and all realms of university life.

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      Are you interested in a formal student leader position or making a positive impact on the Hamline campus? Apply now for the Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress Executive Board for the 2017-18 academic year and help represent the voice of all Hamline students. Students are encouraged to apply for any position that you are interested in. Applications are due by noon on March 31, 2017.

    • Students Preventing Sexual Violence (SPSV) encourages students from Hamline University and surrounding schools to submit pieces for the art gala regarding sexual and domestic violence awareness. All applications are due by midnight on March 31, 2017. The art gala is on Thursday, April 27 in Anderson Center Room 111 and 112 from 7-10 p.m.

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      Hamline University students and alumni who are eligible to teach by December 2017 are invited to attend the 31st annual Minnesota Education Job Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with school districts from across the nation on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Interviews will go on until 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.

    • The Sexuality and Diversity training series covers the fundamentals of vocabulary and inclusive language, campus issues and resources, social justice and intersectionality, and ways you can act and get involved. See the schedule of trainings here.

    • The Writing Center is hiring graduate, undergraduate, and English as a Second Language peer writing consultants for the academic year of 2017-2018. The deadline for applications is Saturday, April 1. All Hamline students in good academic standing are eligible to apply.

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      The writing center is open for spring semester. Students can bring all writing documents ranging from cover letters, application essays, personal writing, essays, and brainstorming to the center. To book an appointment visit the writing center online.

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  • Accomplishments

    • Assistant Professor of Environmental and STEM Education Patty Born has published a new book titled Teaching STEM Outdoors. The book aims to help educators and others who work with children to better understand and support the thinking skills and practices associated with science, technology, engineering, and math. It also illustrates the many ways to use nature as a context for learning STEM.

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      Molly B. Burnham, MFAC '10, has released the third book in the Teddy Mars series: Almost an Outlaw. Teddy goes from record breaker to rule breaker in this conclusion to the hilarious and heartwarming series by the winner of the Fleischman Humor Award.

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      Brian Farrey '09 MFA was awarded the 2017 McKnight Fellowship in Children's Literature; four Hamline MFA and MFAC faculty and alumnae received honorable mentions in Children's Lit and Creative Prose.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of the Teacher Education Department in the Hamline School of Education (HSE), published a book with Frank Hernandez, associate dean of education at Southern Methodist University, and six HSE alumni. Their book is titled Developing and Supporting Critically Reflective Teachers: Diverse Perspectives in the Twenty-First Century, and includes a foreword by H. Richard Milner IV from the University of Pittsburgh.

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      David Schultz, political science professor, wrote on the battle to repeal and replace ObamaCare for The Huffington Post. In the article, Schultz breaks down the new House bill and the impact it could have. Reach the article on The Huffington Post's website.

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      Assistant Professor Bill Lindquist, School of Education, had the chapter, Exploring Simple Machines with Creative Movement, published in Cases on STEAM Education in Practice. The chapter was in collaboration with two colleagues who share a case of K-6 students as active agents in a dynamic model using creative movement to bring meaning to the science of simple machines. 

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      Dr. Wallace "Wally" Swan, who teaches public administration in the Hamline School of Business, recently finished three articles for the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance.  

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      "You can grow your own farm anywhere" is the empowering message of Anywhere Farm (Candlewick Press), the inclusive new picture book from Phyllis Root, faculty in the MFAC.

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      Duane Cady '68, professor emeritus of philosophy and alumnus, spoke at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, about the "Intersections of Racism, Sexism, and Warism."

    • John Mazis, professor of history, published a book chapter The Greek Benevolent Association of Odessa (1871-1917): A Minority Civic Organization in Late Imperial Russia in Thresholds into the Orthodox Commonwealth: Essays in Honor of Theofanis G. Stavrou.

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      Hamline University President Fayneese Miller spoke to the Midway Como Monitor about her experiences and observations following the shooting death of Philando Castile, and her work with Hamline's Center for Justice and Law, the St. Paul Foundation, and The Circle of Peace Movement to create the community conversation forum What Would Justice Look Like? The upcoming community dialogue will be held on March 15, 5:30-9 p.m. in Klas Center. 

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      Associate Professor Dave Berg, Hamline School of Business, was interviewed by KSTP-TV for his insight about the merger of Fairview Health Services and Health East.

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      Associate Professor Binnur Ozkececi-Taner, political science, presented her most recent research, titled Back to Basics?: Turkish Foreign Policy after the Davutoglu Era at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in Baltimore, Maryland on February 21-25, 2017.

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      President Miller was interviewed by StarTribune columnist CJ for an article that covered a number of topics, including Miller's goals for the university, conversations about race, and creating relationships with the university community. You can read the full article online.

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      Assistant Professor Jae Hwan Lee was awarded a scholarship to attend the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society's 2017 Early Educator Institute and Teaching Conference at Providence College. OBTC aims to enhance teaching and learning initiatives across management disciplines. Professor Lee teaches in Hamline's Marketing, Management, and Public Administration Department.

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      Gardenia- the newest book by Kelsey Sutton, current student in the MFA- is out now from Diversion Publishing. In this haunting young adult suspense, seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson knows the exact moment when she will die.

    • Under the direction of Kelly Rodgers Holmes, Hamline's Mock Trial Program hosted an American Mock Trial Association sponsored regional tournament February 24-26. The three-day event involved twenty-four teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and North Dakota and more than 75 volunteer judges including 14 Hamline alumni.

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      Javier Gutierrez, assistant dean of students and director of residential life, was selected as one of ten professionals to serve as a faculty member for the Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI). Gutierrez will teach on Politics and Savviness. The Regional Entry Level Institute for Housing and Residence Life Staff is a four-day intensive seminar featuring a range of activities for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in residence life and beyond.

    • Rachel Endo, associate professor and chair of the Teacher Education Department in Hamline University's School of Education, has been named founding dean and professor of the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma, following a national search. Her last day at Hamline will be June 30, 2017.

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      Hamline University professors Sam Imbo, Suda Ishida, and Joe Peschek participated in an international workshop on Trumping of America - How Populism Transforms Political Debates. The workshop was hosted at Universitat Trier, Germany on February 21-22, 2017. Communication studies senior Sarah Campbell was also given an opportunity to present her research on Trump's refugee and immigrant rhetoric. 

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      2013 Hamline Paralegal Certificate recipient Alice McGlave was elected to the position of vice president of the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA), a professional association of paralegals in the state of Minnesota.

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      Dave Berg, associate professor in the Hamline School of Business, was interviewed by KARE11 about the implications of the sale of Minnesota-based Arctic Cat.

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      The Hamline Oracle won first-place awards in three categories at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, February 17-19.

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      For the second year in a row, a team of five students from the Hamline University's School of Business placed in the top 10% of world-wide MBA teams competing in a Capstone computer-simulation game produced by Capsim Corporation of Chicago.

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      Professor of Religion Mark Berkson wrote a book chapter that was published in the volume Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi. The chapter is entitled Xunzi as a Theorist and Defender of Ritual. The book is published by Springer International Publishing.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer and co-director of the Center for Public Administration and Leadership, was interviewed and quoted in Minnesota Cities Magazine. Waldron discussed the reasons millennials are not running for local elected offices or volunteering for commissions in very large numbers. View the original article here. 

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      Biology Professor Leif Hembre co-authored an article that was published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography titled, Colonization dynamics of the invasive predatory cladoceran, Bythotrephes longimanus, inferred from sediment records. 

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      Professor Rundquist, physics, has published an article entitled "Using asynchronous communication to support virtual faculty learning communities" in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 2016 Physics Education Research Conference.  

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      Kate Borowske, Hamline University Libraries and Archives (HULA); Gina Erickson, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science (CJFS); Caroline Hilk, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL); and Nicole Nelson, Information Technology Services (ITS), presented at the Minnesota Department of Education as part of the monthly Best of the MN eLearning Summit series. The presentation, Exploring the Flipped Side: Inside and Out of the Flipped Classroom, was identified as a favorite by attendees of last summer's Minnesota eLearning Summit.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, recently joined the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), an interdisciplinary, professional society that supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals.

    • Mark Kondrak at Premier CIO Forum 2016

      Mark Kondrak, Hamline University's chief information officer was appointed to the executive advisory council for Minnesota's Premier Chief Information Officer (CIO) Forum. The Premier CIO Forum was launched at the request of CIOs and senior information technology (IT) executives who desired comprehensive, technology-focused conferences in their regions.

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      School of Business adjunct faculty member Dr. Wallace Swan presented a one-hour address which was followed by a one-hour panel discussion on Monday, February 6 at the University of Central Oklahoma on the subject LGBTQ+ Public Administration and Policy: Then, Now, and What is Next? for which he received the University of Oklahoma Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter award for Excellence in Scholarship in Public Administration.

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      School of Education Associate Professor Letitia Basford's work was presented at the National Association of Teacher Educator's (ATE) Conference in Florida. The presentation explored the teaching practice of one teacher educator to understand how she mitigates student resistance to prevent what is called "the shut-down" when teaching mostly white students about systemic forms of oppression.

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      Assistant Professor Sayonita Ghosh Hajra from the Department of Mathematics will present three papers at the twentieth annual conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME 2017) in San Diego, on February 23-25, 2017.

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      Hamline sophomore biochemistry major Dave Schiller will represent Hamline University in the upcoming United States Handball Association's National Handball Tournament in Tempe, Arizona, on February 22. Schiller competed in the tournament in 2016, finishing 21st. Schiller aims to establish a handball club at Hamline University in the following months to raise awareness of the game.

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      Hamline School of Business Assistant Professor Stacie Bosley was invited to present her research, Judgment and Decision-Making in a Pyramid Scheme Experiment, at the Agricultural and Applied Research Seminar at the University of Minnesota.

    • Hamline's Legal Studies Department is thrilled to announce the newly established 3M Paralegal Scholarship. Two annual scholarships are now available to support one undergraduate and one post-baccalaureate student who are pursuing the paralegal certificate, have a demonstrated financial need, and will contribute to diversity in the paralegal profession. 

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      The animation of John Akre, adjunct instructor in the Department of Digital Media Arts, will be featured in the Northern Exposure film series at the Trylon Microcinema on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m and 9 pm. Northern Exposure is a series at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis that features the work of a local filmmaker every quarter.   

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      Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life Programs Nur Mood was recently part of the panel on The Feast of St. Scholastica, reflecting on its Benedictine values. Also on the panel were Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, Board of Trustees Chair Chris Dolan, and Religion Department Professor Gary Boelhower. Nur Mood is an alumnus of the College of Scholastica and serves on their Board of Directors' Alumni Relations.   

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      Professor of chemistry Deanna O'Donnell was invited to present at the Minnesota Society of the Archaeological Institute of America about the work she performs with undergraduate students titled "What is Glass Bead Disease?: A study of the Fort Union Trade Bead Collection".

    • Hamline University alumnus Don Allen MA Ed '16 is now hosting a radio show on iHeartRadio's Twin Cities News Talk. On the show, called Black Republican Black Democrat, Allen talks about politics and current events with his co-host Jamar Nelson. You can listen to the episodes on iTunes, or you can tune in live on Saturday at 6 p.m. on AM 1130, FM 103.5, or iHeartRadio.

    • Professor Mark Berkson, Department of Religion, spoke at Augsburg College on February 2, 2017 about Confucian and Daoist Perspectives on Vocation and was part of a panel on multi-faith approaches to the notion of "calling."

    • On Monday January 30, Management Professor Dave Berg and Honorary Professor of Practice Susan Panelli delivered a Belbin Team Roles workshop for the employees of the St. Paul Port Authority. The Belbin Team Roles Inventory helps individuals develop self-awareness about their common behaviors when working in teams, and how those behaviors affect team interactions and results.

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      Hamline University President Fayneese Miller was recently named to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Board of Directors. She joins 11 other board members comprising the governing board of the foundation. President Miller also recently joined the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Public Television. 

    • Assistant Professor of Psychology Erik Asp will be published in Forensic Scholars Today with Jerrod Brown and other colleagues. The article presents an introduction of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) to criminal justice and legal professionals.

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      In January, Jeannie Fox, professor of practice and director of nonprofit management in the School of Business, was invited to join the board of GTS Educational Events, a primary provider of government training and events. She was asked to join particularly because of her cross-sector experience in both the public and nonprofit sectors.  

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      Hamline MBA students recently advanced to the regional division of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup. Hamline students, many of whom are working full-time as they pursue their graduate degree, went head-to-head with full-time MBA students to place third in the regional competition, beating out the team from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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      Hamline's public administration programs build on an impressive track record of more than 30 years of preparing dedicated public servants who make important decisions that influence all areas of the sector: public safety, transportation, education, utilities, food safety, public health, and environmental control. Recently, the success of public administration and criminal justice alumni in the public safety sector has been particularly evident on the statewide and even international stage.  

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      Ken Fox, School of Business professor and Dispute Resolution Institute senior fellow, Patrick Zitek, Hamline School of Law alumni '10, and Lynn Lemoin Hamline, School of Law alumni '11 coached Mitchell Hamline Law students Brian Kennedy and Briana Al Taqatqa to a first place finish at the American Bar Association Law School Division National Negotiation Championship in Chicago on February 4. 

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      Assistant Professor Michelle Benegas, Second Language Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, was selected as the alumni representative (Ph.D., 2015) to participate in a delegation from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota to Havana, Cuba. At 99.8%, Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. The delegation had the opportunity to learn about Cuba's 1961 literacy campaign as well as ongoing education initiatives. 

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      Assistant Professor Sayonita GhoshHajra from the Department of Mathematics received a Mansergh-Stuessy Fund for College Innovation grant for her project titled Curriculum for Addressing Math Anxiety through Service-Learning. GhoshHajra's project aims to provide opportunities for Hamline students to apply their learned mathematical concepts with children and thereby ground their own mathematical knowledge for a concrete mathematical foundation.

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      Jean Strait, professor of teacher education, was featured on My Daily She, a website that shares stories of successful women in hopes of inspiring other women and girls. The feature story spotlights Strait's dedication to service-learning and her related accomplishments, including an award for research and leadership, the publishing of several books, and the creation of Each One, Teach One, a distance service-learning project that focused on rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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      Hamline University Athletic Director Jason Verdugo has been appointed to the NCAA Division III Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Verdugo, who has been athletic director at Hamline University since May 2012, is one of just four athletic directors on the 12-member committee who will work with members of the NCAA to increase diversity among student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators.

    •  Ishida gave a lecture in Thailand

      Communication Studies Professor Suda Ishida gave a lecture on intercultural competency to a group of Thai business students at Dusit Thani Pattaya College on January 23, 2017. Dr. Ishida's lecture was part of the guest lecture series organized and hosted by Mr. Sakda K. Wanawan, director of the Dusit Thani Pattaya College. 

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      Two faculty in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC), Nina LaCour and Gary Schmidt, and 2010 alum Christine Heppermann, have books on the Best Fiction for Young Adults List.

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      Psychology Professor Dorothee Dietrich presented her empirical research project Rejection Sensitivity, Resilience and Coping: Is Rejection Sensitivity Associated with Lower Resilience and Maladaptive Coping? at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology on January 20 in San Antonio, Texas.  

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      Patty Born, assistant professor of environmental education and STEM, presented a keynote address We're all in this Together to the annual conference of Iowa Association of County Conservation Agencies.  

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      Debut books from Hamline Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock ('12) and Caren Stelson ('09) received honors at the American Library Assocation's midwinter conference.

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      Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson published Cyber Violence: What do we know and where do we go from here? in the journal, Aggression and Violent Behavior. The article is the first comprehensive review of the literature on the relationship between social media and violence.

    • Kate Bjork interviewed about Cuba on Frogtown Community Radio (WFNU 94.1 FM).

      Kate Bjork, professor of history, was interviewed about Cuba on Frogtown Community Radio (WFNU 94.1 FM). In the interview, Bjork discussed the history of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, including the recent steps both countries have taken towards normalization. 

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      Assistant professors Sayonita Ghosh Hajra and Frank Shaw from the Department of Mathematics received a seed grant through the Math Teachers' Circle Network of the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). They are starting Saint Paul Elementary Math Teachers' Circle (MTC), one of the first in the Twin Cities for elementary teachers. 

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      The Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice announced that Hamline was selected to receive the United Methodist Innovation Grant from Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC).

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      The Hamline Midway area is now home to a new, arts immersive community gathering space: Can Can Wonderland thanks to the creativity and innovation of Hamline School of Business Master of Public Administration (MPA) alumna Jennifer Pennington.

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      A poster proposal from Wyatt A. Ehlke '16 and Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, assistant professor of mathematics, was accepted for the 20th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME 2017) in February in San Diego. Their poster is entitled Calculus Students' Meanings for Average Rate of Change. Ehlke graduated from Hamline in 2016 with degrees in mathematics and education. He is currently a Master of Arts in Education at Hamline University.

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      Adjunct faculty member Silas Morgan was one of the Christian theologians asked to give their opinion about Senator Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing for Sojourners Magazine. The publication sits at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture. 

    • Craig Wal

      Craig Waldron, lecturer and co-director of the Center for Public Administration and Leadership, was recently interviewed and quoted by the StarTribune regarding the causes for the anti-incumbent voting in this last local election cycle. Additionally, Dr. Waldron had an article published in the Minnesota City /County Managers Association newsletter about observations during his 41 years of public service. 

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      Valerie Chepp, professor of sociology and social justice, recently published an article titled Activating Politics with Poetry and Spoken Word. You can read the article in the fall 2016 edition of Contexts.

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      Professor of Law Marie Failinger was awarded the first-ever Judge Edward J. Devitt Professorship at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Professor Failinger is a former professor and interim dean of Hamline University School of Law, and currently a professor of law at Mitchell Hamline. The Devitt Professorship is named in honor of a longtime U.S. District Court of Minnesota judge and is one of 13 endowed faculty positions at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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      Dr. Andy Rundquist, professor of physics, and Dr. Mike Reynolds, professor of English, have been appointed to the positions of associate dean of undergraduate programs of the College of Liberal Arts and associate dean of graduate programs of the College of Liberal Arts, respectively.

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      A project proposal that Wyatt A. Ehlke '16 worked on with Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, assistant professor of mathematics, was recently accepted to the Twentieth Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME 2017). Ehlke graduated with his bachelor's in mathematics and education, and is now attending Hamline to earn his Master's Degree in Education.

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      MinnPost recently published an article by School of Business Professor of Practice Jim Scheibel entitled What would you like to hear on Inauguration Day?. The article is a compilation of excerpts from papers on that topic written by students in Scheibel's first year seminar on the 2016 presidential election.

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      School of Education Professor Letitia Basford's article has been published in the Action in Teacher Education journal. The article, titled Preventing the Shut-Down: Embodied Critical Care in a Teacher Educator's Practice, explores the practice of one teacher educator to understand how she mitigates student resistance to prevent what is called "the shut-down" when teaching mostly white students about systemic forms of oppression. 

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      Hamline was proud to host the Midway Chamber of Commerce's annual Celebration of Nonprofits on Thursday, December 15. The annual event began with a panel discussion on cross-sector collaboration facilitated by Jeannie Fox, director of Nonprofit Management Programs and co-director of the Public Administration Programs at Hamline.

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      Please congratulate Mai Nhia Xiong-Chan on her new role as dean of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid. Xiong-Chan joined Hamline University in 2014 and in a short time has made outstanding contributions to the university, demonstrating strong leadership skills and innovative approaches to admissions.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Effects of Elemental Doping on the Photoluminescence Properties of Graphene Quantum Dots, published in RSC Advances. 

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      Hamline University Chief Information Officer Mark Kondrak was invited to serve on a panel discussion entitled Strategic IT Planning at the Premier CIO Forum on December 5, 2016.

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      Natalie Darwitz, the Piper women's hockey coach, will become the first female hockey player to suit up and practice with the Minnesota Wild. She will participate in team practice for the official start to the Minnesota Wild's first ever Girls Hockey Weekend celebration, taking place December 17-18.

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      Hamline physics students Amy J. Sherren, Jacob R. Niemann, and Austin D. Duncan have received a $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for their project Snow Removal for Northern Solar Panel Operation.

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      Gene Yang, an instructor in the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults, spoke about the benefits of incorporating comics into the classroom at a TED Talk.

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      Assistant Professor of Mathematics Sayonita Ghosh Hajra and Assistant Professor of English Jen England were awarded a mini-grant from the Hamline to Hamline Collaboration for their Math and Coding Literacies Project.

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      Dr. Karen Moroz presented This We Believe: Creating Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments at the Minnesota Middle School Association State Conference.

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      The Hamline Omicron Delta Kappa Circle was awarded the  Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant for the fourth year in a row.

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      Hamline School of Education faculty Trish Harvey and Karen Moroz presented at the Minnesota Middle School Association State Conference on December 7.

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      Religion professor Mark Berkson gave a lecture on Sunday, December 4 at Gloria Dei Church. The lecture was titled Understanding Islam and Our Muslim Neighbors.

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      Carolyn Levy, professor of theatre, is performing in Wonderlust Products' performance entitled In my Heart: The Adoption Play. The production runs December 9-18 at the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. 

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      University Librarian Terry Metz was appointed chair of the Minitex Policy Advisory Council. Minitex is a publicly supported information and resource sharing program for academic, government, public, and specialized libraries in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  

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      Professor of chemistry and biochemistry Larry R. Masterson was invited to present at Macalester College about the work he performs with undergraduate students on the studies of Alzheimer's disease and drug-to-drug interactions.

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      Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is happy to welcome its new members. ODK is a National Leadership Honor Society, and it recognizes junior and senior students who have excelled in both academics and leadership in organizations, teams, and programs on college campuses. 

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      Nick Schlotter, associate professor of chemistry, contributed to the recently published article Prospects for Point-of-Care Pathogen Diagnostics Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS).

    • Hamline's College of Liberal Arts and School of Education were co-sponsors of the University of Minnesota's Diversity Dialogue Series which featured a recent successful talk by Dr. Stanley Thangaraj.

    • John-Mark Schlink's print Folding no. 4 was included in the recent Guanlan Printmaking Biennial and purchased by the China Printmaking Museum for their collection. Schlink is a lecturer at Hamline and director of the Soeffker Gallery and permanent collection.

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      School of Business Professor Stacie Bosley's research and expertise in multi-level marketing were used to inform a segment on HBO's John Oliver Show, a late-night talk and news satire program. Bosley was interviewed by a show producer to provide data and background on MLMs.

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      Jane Turk, Hamline instructor and high-impact learning practices coordinator in the Center for Teaching and Learning, was interviewed on KARE11's Breaking the News about gender norms, Hillary Rodahm Clinton, and the statements women are making through the #nomakeup trend

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      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, presented a paper on global direct selling at the Southern Economic Association Conference in Washington DC on November 19, 2016.

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      Dr. Aida Audeh, professor of art history in the College of Liberal Arts, presented her paper Rodin's Gates of Hell in Context: Dante and Nineteenth-Century French Art at the Musée Rodin, Paris, on Friday, November 18, 2016. Professor Audeh, an expert on French artists' interest in Italian medieval poet Dante Alighieri, was the only member of an American institution invited to participate.

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      Kaori Kenmotsu, senior lecturer in the Theater and Dance Department, was elected to a three-year term on the national board of directors of the American College Dance Association representing the north-central region.

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      M Sheridan Embser-Herbert, Kari Richtsmeier, and Linda Umwali (CLA '18) presented at the annual conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Hollywood, CA. Their presentation was titled Rwanda: Collaborating with Faculty to Build Student Engagement Abroad. 

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      Kaori Kenmotsu, senior lecturer in the Theater and Dance Department, will perform with Paula Mann's TimeTrack Productions at the Choreographers' Evening 2016, curated by Rosy Simas, on Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Walker Art Center's McGuire Theater. 

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      Hamline was again named a leader in study abroad opportunities in the latest Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Hamline is ranked first in Minnesota and 14th in the nation in its category of the Top 40 Master's Colleges and Universities.  

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      Melissa Cortes '15 was recently featured in the Midway Como Monitor for her new role as the community organizer and communications specialist for the Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC). Cortes majored in political science major and volunteered in the neighborhood during her time at Hamline. 

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      Kris Deffenbacher, professor of English, presented a paper, Sexual and Political Liberation in 21st-Century Irish Novels of the 1916 Rising, at the New England American Conference for Irish Studies on November 5, 2016.

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      A pair of track/field participants, a basketball star, and a multi-sport performer are the newest members of Hamline's Athletic Hall of Fame. Four individuals were honored in two ceremonies on Saturday, November 12.

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      Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, assistant professor of mathematics, recently published an article entitled Optimal Systems of Lie Subalgebras for a Two-Phase Mass Flow in the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics.

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      History professor John Mazis' book, A Man For All Seasons: The Uncompromising Life of Ion Dragoumis (Istanbul: ISIS Press 2014), was translated and published in Greece by Metaixmio Press.

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      Professor Ryan LaCount, sociology, will participate in a panel about implicit bias on Thursday, November 17 at Falcon Heights Church. The conversation will help inform the work of the Falcon Heights Citizen's Task Force on Inclusion and Policing. You can find out more about the event online.

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      Melissa Houghtaling, adjunct professor in legal studies, published the chapter Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Families in the latest edition of the Minnesota Child Custody Deskbook. Houghtaling's work provides historical context for, and up-to-date guidance on, the emerging legal issues involving same-sex parents and their children. 

    • The scholarly work of Hamline faculty and students has reached a milestone. The scholarship has been downloaded more than 100,000 times through Hamline University Library and Archives' Digital Commons@Hamline, the university's open-access institutional repository. Digital Commons@Hamline was established in 2013 to preserve and promote scholarship.

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      An article written by Kim Hartung, assistant professor and faculty coordinator for administrative licensure in the School of Education, will be published in the National Social Science Journal. The article is entitled Using Social Media for Induction and School Leadership Development.

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      Director of Residential Life Javier Gutierrez, Ed.D. was appointed as a representative of the Upper Midwest Region of housing professionals foundation representative to the International Association of Housing Officers.

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      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, recently published Pyramids, Ponzis, and Fraud Prevention: Lessons from a Case Study in the Journal of Financial Crime.

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      Jana Shortal on KARE 11 interviewed Hamline University Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Legal Education, Stephen Arnott, about post-election issues, including the vacant seat in the Supreme Court.

    • Bill Lindquist, a faculty member in the School of Education, and Courtney Loynachan, MAT alumna, collaborated on an article published in the November issue of NSTA's journal Science and Children.

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      Professor Andy Rundquist, physics, was invited to talk to the faculty of St. Andrew's boarding school in Middletown, Delaware about his approaches to student assessment in STEM courses. Professor Rundquist spent a day visiting the faculty and the students of the school along with giving a formal presentation to the faculty.

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      The Criminal Justice Department sponsored students Kelsey Gregg, Meghan Voight, and Courtney Thomason to attend the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota State conference at the St. Paul River Center on Saturday, November 5 to learn about policy and treatment for justice-involved individuals with mental illness.

    • Assistant Professor Erik Asp, psychology, will be published in the Journal of Special Populations with Jerrod Brown and other colleagues. The article presents an introduction to criminal justice and legal professionals regarding the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and confabulation. 

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      Professor Kathryn Geurts, global studies, delivered a keynote lecture, Skin Senses, Skin Sciences: How Babies Thrive, to several hundred people attending the International Association of Infant Massage Conference in Paris in October.

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      Thanks to the overwhelming support across campus and from alumni and friends across the country, Power of One Day was a tremendous success. With gifts from 609 donors, we blew past our goal of 550 donors and had a 19% increase in the number of donors from last year. The gifts are still being tallied, but the office of Annual Giving Programs wants to convey deep gratitude for the generosity and enthusiasm for this big day. Thank you!

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      Professor Serena King, Department of Psychology, published an invited and peer reviewed commentary on a longitudinal study on gambling problems and personality in the prestigious journal, Addiction. Professor King also designed and completed teaching an adult community education class with another psychologist on Emotional Resilience to Stress and Anxiety.

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