• Faculty and Staff News

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      Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as a diplomat? This is your chance to find out! As part of International Education Week (November 12 - 16), Global Engagement Center (GEC) will be holding a special event: “A Day in the Life of a Diplomat” on Tuesday, November 13 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in Anderson Center, room 112.

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      Hamline’s Multifaith Alliance are hosting three guest speakers of the Baha’i Faith on Monday, November 19 at 5 p.m. in Sorin Gathering Place.

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      Professor of Biology, Leif Hembre, presented a research seminar titled "Neo- and paleo-limnological investigation of the effects of rainbow trout stocking on zooplankton community composition & lake water quality" at Saint Olaf College on Monday, October 29.

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      Dr. Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice and director of the Center for Justice and Law at Hamline, has been awarded a two-year grant of $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze the causes of mass shootings and to explore ways of preventing such tragedies in the future.

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      Professor of Practice Jim Scheibel spoke and moderated a panel on "Nuclear Asia: Prospects for Peace" at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affair held at Metropolitan State University on October 20, 2018.

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      New exhibits featuring materials from Hamline's archives are on display in the Klas Center's Mitsch History Lounge and the Alumni House. Highlights of Hamline's storied basketball history are featured in the History Lounge and "biographies" of non-extant buildings can be found at the Alumni House.

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      On October 17, English Learners in the Mainstream (ELM) Director Amy Stolpestad and School of Education faculty Michelle Benegas gave two international teacher professional development sessions for American English, a program of the US Department of State.

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      A new podcast, The Dream, explores the world of multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes from multiple perspectives. Episode 6 features discussions with associate professor Stacie Bosley, whose research speaks to cognitive biases and information issues in this industry.

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      Professor of Communication Studies Suda Ishida and students from her Media in Global Perspective class attended a talk on "South Africa's Fragile Democracy" by former U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

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      Students studying a critical need language while on a semester away or those interested in working for the U.S. State Department or other government agency after graduation can apply for the Boren Scholarship.

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      Assistant Professor of Environmental Education Patty Born published an article titled, "Use of Children’s Literature to Support an Emerging Curriculum Model of Education for Sustainable Development for Young Learners" in the Journal of Education for Sustainable Development.

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      Have you checked your webpages lately? Hamline relies on each individual unit to maintain accuracy and consistency on our website. The digital team has put together some helpful steps and guidance for units to update and maintain your content.

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      Rebecca Neal, an associate professor and Director of the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching, recently published three articles addressing issues of educational equity.

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      Google Backup and Sync will be disabled on November 6th. Google Backup and sync is the consumer version of the old Google drive application that was disabled last spring. If you are using Google Backup and Sync, you should convert to Google File Stream (enterprise version for @hamline.edu accounts).

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      The Provost's Office would like to announce the formation of the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) as part of an expansion of student success efforts at Hamline University. CASA will provide students with the academic advising, academic skills support, tutoring, and resources needed to successfully manage the college experience and maximize student involvement in their own learning and development.

    • Hamline Grant News

      Dr. Colleen Bell, professor of Women's Studies, and Dr. Shelly Schaefer, professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, have been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Minnesota Department of Corrections to support an innovative course offered this semester that allows Hamline students and residents of Minnesota Correctional Facility at Shakopee to study together.

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      Professor and Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics Lifeng Dong organized and chaired the 2018 Academic Conference on Nanoscale Energy and Devices held in Qingdao, China from August 18–20.

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      Ever wonder what Hamline professors do during summer vacation? Professor of Religion Deanna Thompson and Professor of Political Science David Schultz have kept busy working to publish their nonfiction books, Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry, and The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia.

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      Professor of Religion Deanna Thompson's book launch for her newest book, Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry, will be on Wednesday, August 22 in Anderson Center room 112 from 5-6:30 p.m.

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      The Dean of Students Office is seeking volunteer translators to better serve our students. The office is seeking individuals from all backgrounds, included but not limited to Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Sign, and Hmong.

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      15 books from our MFAC faculty and alumni have been chosen as part of the 2018 edition of The Best Children’s Books of the Year from the Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. Congratulations to all!

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      Hamline's Criminal Justice Department has received another grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The $846,000 grant will build on a partnership to implement crime reduction strategies in a unique Minneapolis neighborhood identified as a hotspot for crime.

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      Hamline Dean of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Mia Nhia Xiong-Chan was interviewed by the Pioneer Press' Ruben Rosario about the innovative ways in which Hamline is reaching out to prospective undergraduate students in the digital age. You can read the full article on the Pioneer Press's website.

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      The new Hamline brand campaign, We Take the Lead, was guided in part by a manifesto that encapsulates the spirit, heart, and mission of the university community. Hear a part of the manifesto for yourself, as read by members of our Hamline community, by watching this video.

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      In 2018, Hamline will join more than 50 other Minnesota colleges, and 1,757 across the country, in becoming a tobacco-free campus. The transition work is being done by an implementation team appointed by President Miller and comprised of students, faculty, and staff.

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      Hamline is the first school in Minnesota to join the Start by Believing campaign, in partnership with Ramsey County. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign aimed at ending the cycle of silence in cases of sexual assault.

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      Professor Lisa Ferguson-Stegall, exercise science and public health sciences students, and Professor Kathy Thomsen published research in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health about the benefit of music-based movement training in an older cohort.

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      Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson has partnered with the Minnetonka Police Department to develop a new, research-based, crisis intervention training. The project was recently featured in the Star Tribune.

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      Assistant Professor Sayonita Ghosh Hajra’s poster titled "Challenges in Modeling Word Problems" was accepted for the 2017 annual conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

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      Hamline University remains a top-ranked university in its class according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2018 edition. Hamline ranked sixteenth among 162 institutions in the Best Regional Colleges ‘Midwest’ category. In addition, Hamline once again made the Best Value list, the top Minnesota university on that list in the Midwest category, and the list of A+ Schools for B Students. 

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      Stacie Bosley, professor of economics in the School of Business, alongside student researchers conducted an experiment during the Minnesota State Fair about consumer fraud prevention.

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      Professors in the School of Education Betsy Parrish, Andrea Echelberger, and Suzanne McCurdy presented at the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning & Teaching 9th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 2.

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      Professor Máel Embser Herbert and Mai Nhia Xiong-Chan both visited the WCCO Radio booth during the course of the Minnesota State Fair for interviews with News and Views host Roshini Rajkumar.

    • Undergrad Research at NCUR

      The 32nd National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma between April 5 and 7, 2018. The deadline for students to submit their abstracts to a Hamline selection committee is October 22, 2017.

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      Jim Hagen, professor in the Hamline School of Business, was interviewed by WCCO Radio three times over the summer on subjects relating to marketing and e-commerce.

    • stacie-bosley-thumb

      Stacie Bosley, associate professor of economics, was interviewed about the losses experienced by female direct sellers across the country for the Pacific Standard Magazine.

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      John-Mark Schlink, lecturer in the Department of Studio Arts & Art History, participated in a three-week residency in July and August at the Print Association Bentlage in Rheine, Germany.

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      Assistant Professor Sayonita Ghosh Hajra has published an article in the Journal of Mathematics Education: East and West, Teaching and Learning, Theory and Practice.

    • lifeng-dong-presents-china-thumb

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, was invited to present at the 2017 National Symposium on Solar Materials and Solar Cells held in Qingdao, China on June 23-25.

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      Jeannie Fox, director of nonprofit management programs, has been tapped to be a weekly newswire writer for Nonprofit Quarterly, based in Boston, MA. Jeannie will contribute one to two online articles a week and an occasional feature article for the print version of the publication.

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      Valentine Cadieux, director of environmental studies and sustainability, was the creator of an installation called Making the Best of It: Dandelion at Northern Spark, an all-night public art and food event on June 10, 2017.

    • Drawing upon his experience as the mayor of St. Paul, Professor Jim Scheibel wrote a piece published in MinnPost about the federal budget and its effect on the Twin Cities.

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      Gaith Hijazin presented as a panelist at the Mid-Year Apartment Update Student and Affordable Housing Summit. He presented on living learning communities and spoke about the experience of international students.

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      A review of Professor Valentine Cadieux's work in the new book "Conversations in Food Studies" has just been published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

    • Valerie Chepp, professor of sociology and social justice, recently published an article titled “Equity-Minded High-Impact Learning: A Short-Term Approach to Student-Faculty Collaborative Research.”

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      Assistant Professor of Environmental and STEM Education Patty Born presented a workshop at the Morton Arboretum's conference of the Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association. Her workshop was entitled "How nature play supports the development of STEM thinking skills."

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      Curt Lund, assistant professor of digital media arts, presented on a panel at Nouveau Reach, an inaugural Critical Luxury Studies conference held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

    • School of Business alumna Nicole Kutsi and Professor Kris Norman Major co-wrote a piece that was published in the Minnesota Cities Magazine titled Women In Public Service: Can We Close the Gap?

    • honorary-degree-robinson-hormel-thumb

      At the 2017 Commencement ceremony on May 20, Hamline will honor two distinguished individuals who have devoted their careers to fighting for equality and the rights of others. The 2017 honorary degree recipients are former Ambassador James C. Hormel who will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the undergraduate ceremony, and Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, who will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the graduate ceremony.

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      Rachel Endo, a faculty member in the School of Education, led and presented at the American Educational Research Association's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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      On Wednesday, April 26, more than 70 faculty, staff, and students attended the 2017 Hedgeman Honors and Awards ceremony which recognized excellence in academics, leadership, and service.

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      On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Dean of Students Office is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 John Wesley Leadership and Service Award for Students and the 2017 John Wesley Trustee Award for Faculty and Staff.

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      Soon there will be a new place to do your library research: CLICsearch. It's in the final stages of data migration, with an anticipated go-live date of June 1, 2017. The CLIC libraries, of which Hamline is a nearly 50-year member, are migrating to this new system to provide leading-edge technology to their communities for finding, exploring, and accessing online and print materials. 

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      Hamline School of Business students Evelyn Baker, Remi Remney, and Sara Anthony assisted faculty member Jeannie Fox and her husband Matt Entenza in hosting a reception for the Icelandic ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Geir H. Haarde. Governor Dayton attended the reception and presented the ambassador with an official proclamation naming Sunday, April 23, 2017 as Iceland Day in Minnesota.

    • deanna-thompson-new-thumb

      Religion Professor Deanna Thompson's latest book, The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World, will be the featured book on Syndicate, a forum for scholars interested in not merely reviewing new work in the humanities but engaging it in substantive and diaological ways. Starting on Monday, April 24, 2017, Syndicate will host a symposium on The Virtual Body of Christ that will run for five weeks.

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      Jim Scheibel, Hamline School of Business professor of practice and former Saint Paul mayor, writes for the MinnPost on why National Service should be expanded and not ended. You can read the full article on MinnPost's website.

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      Join Hamline School of Business on Friday, April 21 for the fifth annual Community Economic Development Symposium, Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development along the Mississippi. This day-long event is a powerful convergence of experts who have enacted real change along America's most prominent riverfront. Please register online.

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      Adjunct School of Education Professor Jeff Ridlehoover was named assistant superintendent of instruction for Mounds View Public Schools. Dr. Ridlehoover was also recently selected as the Minnesota High School Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. 

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      On Wednesday, April 12, Professor of Philosophy Gary Gabor presented the paper Ammonius and Boethius on Porphyry at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Annual Conference. Gabor also organized two sessions on late antique philosophy, with presentations by faculty from Syracuse University, the University of Michigan, St. Olaf College, and Trinity University.

    • Undergrad Research at NCUR

      A group of 36 Hamline students are in Memphis, Tennessee to present their collaborative research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Students present original research with topics spanning across a variety of disciplines and programs, from social justice to business, and biology to history.

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      Hamline School of Business professor of practice, and former Saint Paul mayor, Jim Scheibel recently wrote an opinion piece for the St. Paul Pioneer Press about some good questions that voters could ask the city's mayoral candidates. The column frames the questions based on how the next mayor could build on the successes of six of the city's previous mayors.

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      Valerie Chepp, assistant professor of sociology and social justice, was invited to deliver the 11th annual Torstenson Lecture in Sociology at Augsburg College on April 5, 2017. She presented her research on youth activism and spoken word poetry. 

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      Hamline University and the Midway Public Art Working Group are excited to announce three finalists to create the new Snelling Avenue Mural: Lee Blauersouth, Ilana Budenosky, and Sarah Lentz. The selection committee will choose the final artist and the muralist will be announced later in April. 

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      A group of Hamline University students, Amber Alme, Greta Lapcinski, Abigail Thompson, and Patrick Woods, presented to an audience of faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Along with Sociology Professor Máel Embser-Herbert and Caroline Hilk, Center for Teaching and Learning, the students shared their experience learning abroad while in Rwanda in May 2016, including perspectives on the genocide memorials, reconciliation efforts, and organizations that were improving human health and wellness. 

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      Religion Professor Mark Berkson gave two talks at Zion Lutheran Church on March 27 and April 3.  The first lecture was entitled The Changing Religious Landscape of America, and the second lecture was entitled Borderless Religion: Hinduism and Buddhism in America.

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      Hamline's Communication Studies and Certificate in International Journalism students Hibo Ahmed, Corey Jolma, and Elena Deeter presented their media research at the University of St. Thomas' 26th Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on Friday, March 31.

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      Minnesota Campus Compact has announced Hamline's winners of the Presidents' Student Leadership Award, Presidents' Civic Engagement Award, and Presidents' Community Partner Award. These awards recognize effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Hamline's award winners are Farhiya Ali, the Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, and Tom Fitzpatrick.

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      Professor Aida Audeh, art history, presented her paper, Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio: The Tre Corone as Model of Creative Influence and Collaboration, in a panel organized by the Dante Society of America at the 63rd Annual Renaissance Society of America Conference held in Chicago on March 30-April 1, 2017.

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      On Power of One Day last November, the Center for Global Environmental Education's (CGEE's) Tracy Fredin and John Shepard pledged to paddle the Mississippi River in a blizzard if CGEE met its fundraising goal of $1,500. That goal was not only met, but exceeded. Watch Fredin and Shepard paddle against the elements in the video here.

    • The Center for Teaching and Learning will hold hold a Faculty Institutional Review Board (IRB) training session on April 6, 2017 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Bush Memorial Library Room 205. Students interested in conducting human research studies must receive approval through Faculty Institutional Review Board (IRB). Members of the IRB Committee will provide guidelines for conducting research with human participants, and show you how to submit a proposal to the IRB.

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      Political Science Professor Ozkececi-Taner's article, Disintegration of the 'Strategic Depth' Doctrine and Turkey's Troubles in the Middle East, is forthcoming in the journal titled Contemporary Islam. The journal provides insights into the contemporary dynamics of Muslim life by focusing on questions concerning ordinary aspects of everyday life of Muslims as well as more systemic concerns

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      To kick off networking and interviewing season, Hamline University's Student Alumni Board, Alumni Relations Office, and Career Development Center hosted its annual three-course etiquette dinner for Hamline students in March 2016. The event is designed to give  college students a competitive edge during business networking and social dining engagements. Students learn etiquette skills during a real-world networking opportunity.   

    • Hamline Library's head of resource and acquisition management, Frances Singh, along with several colleagues from other Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), presented research titled How can a Consortium of Small Libraries with Modest Budgets Maintain our Commitment to Shared Resources in an eBook Environment? at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) national conference in Baltimore, MD.

    • 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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      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.