• Collaborative Mini-Grants

    2004-2005 Mini-Grants



    Project Description


    Funding Provided

    Deb Holtz, Hamline Director of Disability Services; Shannon McParland, Hancock Curriculum Coordinator



    Hand-in-hand mentoring program
    that matches students with learning disabilities on both campuses.


    Activities to learn & play together.

    Rhonda Simonson, Hancock Kindergarten Teacher; Barbara Brokopp, Hamline Bush Library Staff



    Brief tour of Hamline campus for Kindergarten students.


    Tour guides, food, first day at college certificates.

    Alana Schommer, HU student in the Forensic Science Society; Mary Hedenstrom, Hancock Science Specialist


    Taught science class about forensic science including forensic odontology, fingerprints, crime scene and forensic anthropology.



    Hands-on activities for
    casting a foot print and bite marks, fingerprinting and dusting for latent fingerprints.

    Peggy Knapp, Hamline Center for Global Environmental Education; Mary Hedenstrom, Hancock Science Specialist



    Continued to integrate the H/H garden into teaching/learning.  Maintained & sustained an organic garden through high soil quality & proper watering.  Students measured soil quality and adjust throughout the semester.


    Soil kits, organic fertilizer and soaker hoses. 

    Heather Cohen, HU student, Lead Tutor; Shannon McParland, Hancock Curriculum Coordinator


    Produced a new training video for Hamline student workers who tutored in America Reads/America Counts.


    Digital video camera, video tapes, computer program, minimal fee for volunteer to tape and then edit for the finished product. 

    MacKenzie Hilfers Bilunas, Hamline Biology Professor; Mary Hedenstrom, Hancock Science Specialist



    Brain Awareness Week -- Hamline students developed and taught a mini-lecture in neuroscience.


    Take-home packets for 90-4th grade students/parents; latex gloves, supplies.

    Dan Haertl, HU Tennis coach


    Taught songs/prepare for performance – build self-esteem.



    First Grade


    Writers’ Workshop with Hamline University Liner staff.  



    Kathleen Walsh and 4th Grade Language Academy Teachers


    Swimming Lessons for 4th Grade Students



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    Hamline's 27th Annual Gospel Night Worship Service, We Exalt Your Name, is on Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. Hosted by PRIDE Black Student Alliance, the event is free and open to the general public, but attendees may contribute to a free-will offering to a local charity organization.

    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.

    The Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice welcome Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. for the annual United Methodist Heritage Lecture entitled Beyond Spiritual Bankruptcy: Why United Methodist Theology Still Matters. The lecture is free and will be held in the Hamline Church on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m.