Six different groups of Hamline students travelled 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.