• Mahle & Wesley Scholars Retreat

    Fall 2011

    Dunrovin Retreat Center
    October 13-14, 2011

    This year's theme for the Wesley Scholars' and Mahle Scholars' retreat was "Keeping our Lives in Balance".  We traveled to Dunrovin Retreat Center, along the St. Croix River near Stillwater for an overnight of spiritual exploration, journaling, guided meditation, baking bread and getting to know one another better.  Participants included Wesley Scholars:  Michael Riley,  Rachel Marzahn, Rola Alkatout, Mac Garrett, Jozie Nummi, Cassidy Kleinheksel, Caitlin Nosanov, and Beth Ziebarth; and Mahle Scholars: Christine Hubred and Kaisa Jackson.  Religious and Spiritual Life staff from the Wesley Center included Megan Dimond and Nancy Victorin-Vangerud.

    Fall 2011 Retreat Image Gallery

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  • Wesley Center - Spirituality, Service, Social Justice 

  • Wesley Center News

    Six different groups of Hamline students traveled across the country during spring break for the Wesley Center's signature Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips. The Hamline community can read about the students' experiences 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.

    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.   

    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.