• 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:

    If you have questions about Inside Hamline, please email us at inside@hamline.edu.
      

  • Campus Announcements

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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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      Come to the Women's Month event, Stories of the People: Text, Movement, and Music on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in Anderson 112. This evening of text, movement, and music will feature writers who contributed to the recent anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. 

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      Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives, Spectrum, and the Social Justice Program will hold a Rainbow Series Keynote: Perverse Borders: Sexuality, National Security, and the Policing of Undocumented People on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:30-8:30p.m. in Anderson Center Room 305. 

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      The Music Department and The Creative Writing Programs will present a Night of Music and Spoken Word on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Sundin Hall. The program includes a performance of the song-cycle Not Waving, But Drowning composed by Kelly Krebs, assistant dean in the College of Liberal Arts. The work will be performed by music faculty Janet Greene (clarinet), Kathy Thomsen (piano), and Deborah Carbaugh (soprano).

    • Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives is accepting nominations for the Merv Meyer/Jeff Nash Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a College of Liberal Arts junior or senior with financial need who is self-proclaimed gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; and is actively involved in community service outside the classroom. Please submit nominations online, the deadline to submit is Friday, March 3, 2017.

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      Colonel Ann Wright will offer her insights on what we might expect from the Trump Administration in regard to the Middle East on Friday, March 3 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Center for Justice and Law, West Hall 240. Sponsored by the Center for Justice and Law and the Department of Political Science. 

    • The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) will open the week of February 27. NSSE is a survey that helps higher education institutions understand how students are spending time in and out of the classroom, which guides decisions that will benefit Hamline students. Keep an eye on your emails first-years and seniors, your response will help improve the Hamline University experience. 

    • Since 2010, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives and Bush Memorial Library have collaborated on the Hamline Diversity Award. This cash award is given annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellent facility with scholarly research materials to produce a project on a diversity topic. Nominations are now open from faculty, librarians, and students. Deadline is Thursday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

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      KARE11 recently produced a feature story 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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      More than one-hundred students from Mounds View and Irondale high schools came to Hamline on February 17 for Education Matters, an event aimed at sparking interest in teaching and educational careers among students of color. The students at the event are aspiring teachers, members of the Educators Rising chapters, members of Students Together Respecting the Importance and Purpose of Education in Schools (STRIPES), or students from diverse student organizations in the schools. 

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      Stuart Robbins-Butcher has just joined Hamline as the associate director of the Global Engagement Center. Robbins-Butcher comes to Hamline with ten years of experience in higher education and international education from previous positions at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

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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.

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      The spring 2017 HIPAL (Hamline Initiative for Professional and Academic Liasions) Keynote Lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 7 from 7-8 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center Room 100E.  It will feature guest lecturer Bradley F. Boeve, MD, a professor of neurology and chair of the Division of Behavioral Neurology at Mayo Clinic Rochester. 

    • Spring 2017 Mahle Symposium:

      Hamline University will welcome a series of guest speakers to offer their views on the topic of this year's Mahle Symposium, Healing, Wholeness, Holiness: Religious Responses to Trauma and Illness, March 6-7.   

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      Dr. Monica A. Coleman will speak at Hamline on Monday, March 6, 2017, as part of the Mahle Symposium. The event will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Wesley Center, Anderson Center 304-305. Author or editor of six books, Coleman's new memoir Bipolar Faith shares her life-long dance with trauma and depression, and how she discovers a new and liberating vision of God.

    • International Women's Day

      Hamline will celebrate International Women's Day with an event on Saturday, March 11 from 8:30-11 a.m. Anderson Center 112. Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, will offer the morning keynote, with workshops and opportunities to engage with organizations to follow. The day is designed to catalyze activism and highlight advancements and challenges in women's rights and equality.

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      Hamline students, faculty and staff: honor someone who has made a difference for you at Hamline. The John Wesley Leadership and Service Award for Students and The John Wesley Trustee Award for Faculty and Staff are given each spring to two undergraduate students, one graduate student, one faculty member, and one staff member. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 14.

    • 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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      Midway Murals 2.0 is a Hamline University-Hamline Midway Neighborhood Collaboration group. The Midway Public Art Working Group teamed up with Hamline University for a public art project at a Hamline owned building on the north wall at 742 Snelling Ave. This project seeks proposals from emerging artists who live or go to school in St. Paul, and who are committed to creating a project that bridges the themes of art, education, and the Hamline Midway neighborhood. 

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      Support students and increase retention by scheduling an informational visit from a Writing Center representative for your class or student group. Presentations are 10-15 minutes, and a Writing Center representative will describe the center's services, demonstrate the online scheduling system, and answer student questions.

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  • Faculty & Staff Announcements

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      All Hamline University employees who has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa are automatically considered a member of the Zeta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Hamline University. As a resident member, you are welcome to participate in the initiation of new student members, complete with secret handshake in May.

    • Faculty are invited to nominate undergraduate students as a Ridgway Forum Fellow. Three to four students will be awarded at least $6,000. Nominees must currently be juniors (at least 64 earned credits), may be in any undergraduate field, have at least one more year prior to graduation, and be planning to complete their undergraduate education at Hamline. Nominations and supporting materials will be accepted through Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

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      The Piper men's basketball, and men's and women's hockey teams all earned places in the upcoming MIAC playoffs. View a list of upcoming Hamline University athletic events and come out to support our Piper scholar athletes! #GoHU

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      The Global Engagement Center is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Hamline School of Business (HSB) graduate international seminar proposals. Please be sure to follow the HSB internal approval processes before applying to the Global Engagement Center.  

    • 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

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      Hamline Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud invites students to join the Hamline United Methodist Church on March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. for Ash Wednesday service.

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      The Piper men's basketball, and men's and women's hockey teams all earned places in the upcoming MIAC playoffs. View a list of upcoming Hamline University athletic events and come out to support our Piper scholar athletes! #GoHU

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      Gore-Tex marketing guru John Unland will come to campus on Thursday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in Anderson Center 111. He will discuss key elements of marketing in the supply chain as part of the Let's Talk Business Series. Snacks and refreshments provided. After the presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet with Unland.

    • Hamline Peer Education will host a clothing drive for Eating Disorder Awareness Month in February. Peer Educators encourage students to donate to Avenues for Homeless Youth. A donation bin will be outside of Counseling and Health Services in the basement of Manor Hall throughout the month.

    • 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.

    • Hamline's student leadership organizations are offering opportunities this spring for leadership positions, leadership retreats, and leadership service trips. The student leadership positions, spring break road trip to Denver, and annual women's leadership retreat each have separate online applications.

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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.

    • Access Hamline will host 'Registration Luck' for transfer students on Thursday, March 17 during Convo Hour from 11:20 a.m. -12:40 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center Room 106W.  Presenters Cathy Carter and Mike Noreen will speak about registering for classes, the Hamline Plan requirements, and how to prepare for advising weeks. Free snacks will be provided and more information about the event can be found on the HU Transfers Facebook page.

    • Hamline hosts events for new spring transfer students to adjust and connect with resources on campus. Events are every Thursday in February during convo hour from 11:20 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Those in attendance can register to win a $25 dining credit (declining balance) and free snacks will be provided. Full details of each event on @HUtransfers Facebook page. The location for each event changes weekly, updates are posted on Facebook.

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      The Etiquette Dinner is on Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. in Anderson Center Room 111/112. Please dress as you might for a nice event or job interview. This annual event is hosted by the Student Alumni Board, Alumni Relations Office, and Career Development Center. Etiquette expert Teri Gustafson of the Minnesota Protocol School will be the speaker. Register by March 1.

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  • Accomplishments

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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.

    • Craig Wal

      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.

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      Professor Deanna Thompson, religion, was invited to give the 2017 Waldum Renewal Lectures at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kalispell, Montana on February 26 and 27. She will be speaking on Trauma, Illness, and the Body of Christ.

    • 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.

    • Swan Presents

      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.

    • Dietrich Presents

      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.

    • Dr Silas

      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.

    • Head shots of Andy Rundquist and Mike Reynolds

      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. 

    • Mark Kondrak at Premier CIO Forum 2016

      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.

    • Profile of Natalie Darwitz on Hockey rink

      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. 

    • terry-metz-thumnail

      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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      School of Business Professor Jim Scheibel co-authored an opinion piece for the Pioneer Press about ranked-choice voting and millennials' frustration with a system that offers only two viable choices. Scheibel co-authored the piece with Elizabeth Glidden, vice president of the Minneapolis City Council.

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      Jason Sole, adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department, was elected the new president of the NAACP's Minneapolis chapter. Sole, a 2013 Bush Fellow, also runs Sole Consulting LLC which offers juvenile and criminal justice agencies tools to influence people affected by delinquency, incarceration, and poverty.

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      Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson recently published a book chapter, co-authored with Dr. James Densley at Metropolitan State University, about aggression and violent behavior that occurs in groups. The chapter is published in Aggression and Violence: A Social Psychological Perspective, edited by Dr. Brad Bushman.

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      Hamline mathematics professor Arthur Guetter was interviewed by KARE11's Breaking the News about why there sometimes such large fluctuations in presidential polling data and how to assess which polls are more accurate.

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      John Mazis, professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts, recently presented a paper at a conference at the University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Greece. His paper is titled Ion Dragoumis, Athanasios Souliotis-Nikolaidis and the Constantinople Organization: The Transformation of Civic Organizations into a Political/ Conspiratorial Network.

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      School of Business Professor Stacie Bosley was featured on KARE11 in a story about the global gender pay gap. Bosley shared insights and context to the newly released World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report which indicated that it will take 170 years before women worldwide will earn as much as men.

    • Hamline Master of Public Administration alumni are making an impressive showing in Rosemount. Three of the four finalists for the Rosemount city administrator position have connections to Hamline School of Business.

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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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      Aida Audeh, professor of art history, will present a paper at a colloquium at the Musée Rodin in Paris on November 18, 2016. Audeh is the only scholar from an American institution invited to present at the event which was organized in conjunction with a monumental exhibition devoted to Auguste Rodin's masterpiece, the Gates of Hell.

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      The second edition of history Professor Susie Steinbach's textbook, Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain, is now available. Understanding the Victorians paints a vivid portrait of this era of dramatic change, combining broad survey with close analysis and introducing students to the critical debates taking place among historians today.

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      Two videos from the Center for Global Environmental Education's Mississippi Multimedia Gallery program were honored with awards in the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership's Mississippi Minute Film Festival. The official premiere of the Mississippi Multimedia Gallery will be at the 26th anniversary fundraiser of the Center for Global Environmental Education on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. 

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      Second Language Teaching and Learning faculty Ann Mabbott and Michelle Benegas presented to a delegation of European school administrators from the UK, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, and Germany on October 28, 2016.

    • On Friday, October 28, several Hamline faculty took part in a conference bringing religion and legal scholars together to focus on resources in Lutheran thought for contemporary legal issues. In a panel on Family, Medicine, and Crime: Lutheran Perspectives, moderated by Professor Meg Hobday, Professor Deanna Thompson gave a paper entitled Professional Responsibility and Neighbor Love in Medical Trials: Theological, Ethical, and Legal Issues; Professor Mark Berkson served as a respondent to a panel on Lawyers, Lawmaking, and Politics. 

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      Imagine being hospitalized, but knowing that the standard antibiotic the doctor gives you might not work because the drug hasn't been properly stored or the medicine is falsified. It's a very real problem in developing countries, but Hamline undergraduate chemistry student Sarah Bliese is at the forefront of trying to change that.

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      Don Allen, '15 and current Master of Arts in Education student, will co-host TV ONE's show Justice by Any Means which starts its new season on Monday, October 31 at 9 p.m. CST. An investigative journalist, Allen got a call from Jupiter Productions out of Knoxville, Kentucky earlier this summer to be the face and co-host for the long-running crime, murder-solving mystery show.

    • Hamline University was represented at the Called to be Neighbors Conference, the national gathering of United Methodist-related colleges and universities. Wesley Center Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life Programs Nur Mood; Andrew Banker, co-leader of Better Together; and Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud gave a presentation on Interfaith Strategies for United Methodist Campuses. 

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      School of Education faculty members Rachel Endo and Rebecca Neal each gave a presentation with colleagues at the Twin Cities Social Justice Fair on October 21, 2016.

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      Hamline athletes Kenzi Foster (Lacrosse) and Kiana Verdugo (Track and Field) were selected for the prestigious 2017 NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program. The program is held in conjunction with the NCAA Convention and offers mentor sessions, educational and business sessions, workshops, and additional opportunities for the athletes to connect and network.

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