• Hamline News

    • St.PaulCommunityInput

      Hamline University and Dr. David Everett, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, welcome participants for a City of St. Paul Community Input Session on the topic of Economic Justice and Real Employment Opportunity on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Klas Center, Kay Fredericks room. The city will provide refreshments and kid zones. Hamline students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

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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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      October 11 is National Coming Out Day, which celebrates the personal act of people coming out to family or friends about their sexuality or gender identity. This day also raises awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community and advocates for equal civil rights for this community.

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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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      Assistant Professor of Environmental and STEM Education Patty Born will attend the North American Association for Environmental Education research symposium in Spokane, WA.

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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.

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      On October 2, a packed house in the Giddens Learning Center observed Wrongful Conviction Day with a program examining the case of Audrey Edmunds. The event is part of a series from the Center for Justice and Law. The next event is a conference focusing on life after conviction on October 15.

    • 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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      Hamline University is pleased to announce a $25,000 gift from the College of Reconciliation and Development (CRD) to the Global Studies Department in support of educational programs designed to enhance understanding between Israelis and Middle East neighbors. The gift represents the next chapter for the CRD, a nonprofit organization that supported Hamline faculty in their work on various U.S. State Department and other peace building grants between 2001 and 2013.

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      The Hamline Village History Project and the Department of Anthropology invites students, faculty, and neighborhood history bluffs to participate in the unearthing of a 19th century homestead and old artifacts on Saturday, October 13 as part of the second Open Dig.

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      Professor of Religion Mark Berkson gave a talk at Veg Fest on Sunday, September 16, at Harriet Island Park in St. Paul. The topic was "Religious and Non-Religious Approaches to Helping Animals."

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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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      'Writer Go To The Movies,' a film series founded by Creative Writing Programs faculty member Angela Pelster-Wiebe, returns for a new season on Wednesday, October 3 with a screening of "Tangerine," featuring guest writer, activist, and politician Andrea Jenkins MFA '09.

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      Hamline’s sustainability team, under the leadership of Valentine Cadieux, spent their summer getting their hands dirty and keeping them that way. It was productive time spent outdoors in more ways than one. Working in the dirt complemented classroom and other traditional liberal arts learning experiences, plus it was beneficial to our community.

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      Professor Andrew Wykes from the Studio Arts and Art History Department will be featured in the film "Painting The Place Between," on Saturday, September 22 from 1-7 p.m.

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      Professor Andrew Wykes from the Studio Arts and Art History Department is awarded the 2018 American Art Award 1st place in the landscape painting category for his painting, "Killara Bay, Mayo, Ireland." The painting is 24" x 100" with the media acrylic on canvas.

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      Hamline University is a leader in student community service with the Liberal Education as Practice (LEAP), which began in 2013. As part of first-year students’ fall orientation, LEAP introduces new Pipers to the importance of community involvement and learning through immersion in not only life on campus, but in the surrounding neighborhoods and communities.

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      Yali You, professor of music, taught multiple master classes in chamber music, cello performance, and ensemble training at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, Xian Conservatory of Music, and Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra in Xian during the summer of 2018.

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      The 2018-2019 school year is off to a running start! This year Hamline University is welcoming more fresh faces than in years past. Hamline’s largest incoming class record was set in fall of 2016 with 548 first year students, but two years later the 2018 first-year class is on track to be even larger.

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      Political Science Professor Joe Peschek presented a paper on "The Trump Presidency, Neoliberalism, and the Far Right: Alliances and Antagonisms" at the recent annual conference of the American Political Science Association.

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      Colleen Bell co-presented a paper titled "Teaching as Political Practice" at the annual meeting of the International Korczak Association in Seattle and co-facilitated a workshop for area educators on teaching the civil rights movement.

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      Women’s Equality Day celebrates the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. This day is a great reminder to recognize the fantastic contributions and accomplishments of women at Hamline. The first graduates of Hamline University were women, and they rose to be great advocates and leaders.

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      Marcela Kostihova, professor of English and dean of the Hamline College of Liberal Arts, published a book chapter, "Myth of Shakespearean Authenticity: Neoliberalism and Humanistic Shakespeare," in a collection of essays.

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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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      John-Mark Schlink, senior lecturer in the Department of Studio Arts and Art History, was selected for inclusion in Highpoint Center for Printmaking's biennial juried international exhibition, "Stand Out Prints 2018."

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      On Saturday, July 27, Hamline heroes took over CHS Field for the Hamline-sponsored superhero night at the Saints. Students and staff attended the game to cheer on the Saints, participate in Saints in-game promotions, and hand out some Piper swag. Join in on the fun again on August 18.

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      Professor and the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics Lifeng Dong has co-authored a scientific article, “Additive Engineering to Improve the Efficiency and Stability of Inverted Planar Perovskite Solar Cells,” published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, professor in the Hamline School of Business, had his article on the vanishing of our social capital in our cities published in the North Dakota League of Cities August magazine.

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      Dr. Alina Oxendine, chair of the political science department, recently presented her research about income inequality and U.S. citizens’ perceptions of government at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology in San Antonio, Texas.

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      Nur Mood, coordinator of social justice initiatives and strategic relations, received the Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award from The College of Saint Scholastica in June.

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      A strong connection to Hamline’s Methodist roots and an institutional commitment to social justice and community engagement contributed to a successful Creation Care Summit, a conference dedicated to empowering Methodist communities to take action in protection of the planet and building a sustainable and just world.

    • Equity Ed camp

      Minnesota Equity Edcamp returned for the second time to the Anderson Center on July 19th for a day of educator-led discussion and learning opportunities. David Everett, who was recently named Hamline’s New Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, helped kick-off the event by moderating a panel.

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      Hamline's spirit of collaboration was on full display Saturday, July 14 when over 600 people gathered in the Anderson Center to listen to and meditate with the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Common Ground Meditation Center.

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      Abby Thompson, who will be a senior Digital Media Ethic and Cinema flex major this fall, used Hamline University's Summer Collaborative Undergraduate Research program to develop her research project, entitled "The Exploration and Application of Female Representation in Narrative Cinema" -- a film with all-female creators and cast.

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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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      Hamline University has been selected to host and help organize training for the media on racial equity in an event called Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media. The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations awarded a $250,000 grant to six partner organizations, including Hamline, for the planning of this event.

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      The Hamline University Center for Justice and Law recently convened an expert panel to discuss the ongoing immigration crisis in the United States. The panelists, included someone from the ACLU, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, the Advocates for Human Rights and an immigrant, provided 200 attendees with individual actions toward ending the situation. A post-event survey indicated that many people acted on these suggestions and took steps to help immigrants.

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      Ken Fox, professor of business and director of conflict studies, presented at the Rotary Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

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      Eleven teachers and staff from a school in Kauai, Hawaii visited Hamline University to participate in the Rivers Institute on the St. Croix. Their mainland adventure was part of a collaboration with Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) that will support the Hawaiian school's special curriculum and environmental focus that is designed to help keep the Niihau culture and language alive.

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      Lifeng Dong, professor and the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, "Theoretical Study on the Optical and Electronic Properties of Graphene Quantum Dots Doped with Heteroatoms," published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

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      Biology Professor Jodi Goldberg was awarded the Cutting-Edge Curriculum Award for her First Year Seminar “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock: When Did Sheldon Cooper Know He Was A Scientist?”

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      Trish Harvey, Jennifer Carlson, and Karen Moroz presented on June 7 at the Higher Education Innovation Summit at the University of Minnesota Rochester. Their presentation was titled "Feeling Real: Creating Social Presence in Online Courses."

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      Hamline School of Business MBA Program Director Peggy Andrews presented on the topic "Managing to Flourish" at the 2018 Management and Organizational Teaching Society Annual Conference at Coastal Carolina University on Friday, June 8.

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      Mike Reynolds, professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, presented a paper, "Prophesizing the End-Times in South African Speculative Fiction," at the international, interdisciplinary Social Life of Time Conference, held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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      Deanna Thompson, professor of religion in the College of Liberal Arts, presented her paper, "Luther's Legacy: The Wild Space of Christian Freedom" at a conference called The Alternative Luther in Skalholt, Iceland on May 31-June 3.

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      Aida Audeh, professor of art history, published "Vincent van Gogh, Dante, and the Studio of the South" in the international peer reviewed journal Studies in Medievalism volume 28.

    • Jorden Lein and Mary Lein at Klas

      Jordan Lein BBA ‘18 and his mother, Mary Lein MPA ‘18, both received diplomas from the Hamline School of Business during Commencement 2018. Jordan majored in business analytics and finance, which inspired Mary to get her Master’s of Public Administration. The Lein family’s relationship with Hamline began in 2013 when Jordan participated in the AA Minnesota State High School League Track and Field Championship. The meet has been held annually for the last thirteen years at Klas Field and is happening again this Friday and Saturday.

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      With every sunny day of summer, the urge to sit in a park with a good book grows stronger. As you browse on a tablet or wander through a bookstore, consider picking up a book written by a student, alumnus, or faculty member from the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline.

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      The Hamline Analytics Team returned from New York with an honorable mention at the Manhattan College Business Analytics Competition. Representing Hamline in our fourth year in the competition were students Abbey Ober '18, Jacob Prouty '19, Shunya Higa '20, and Emily Salmon '18, accompanied by faculty advisor Dr. Kim McKeage.

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      Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson presented her research on evidence-based police crisis intervention at the Office of Justice Programs Conference on Crime and Victimization in Brainerd, Minnesota.

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      Allison Baker, professor of studio art and art history, presented on inclusivity and the politics of iron casting at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art.

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      Gina Erickson, professor in the Hamline Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, recently published her research in the journal Longitudinal and Life-Course Studies.

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      Zinzile Sibanda was the first international student to address a Hamline Commencement. She spoke movingly at the 2018 undergraduate graduation ceremony about her 8000-plus mile journey to the school and her powerful experience with the community here. She concluded by challenging her classmates to continue to build and strengthen communities once they leave Hamline.

    • BankStreet2018 250

      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!

    • Graduation ceremony

      Hamline's 2018 commencement events featured cool weather, caps, gowns, processions, happy parents, blooming trees, and green grass in a historic campus setting. Faculty in full regalia cheered students on as they processed to the ceremony site in front of the 1884-built Old Main.

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      At the 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 19, Hamline is proud to honor a class of leaders and trailblazers. Among the graduating class is Zinzile Sibanda, who will be giving the senior speech about the role of community during her time at Hamline. Also being recognized this day are two honorary degree recipients, Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD ’68 and Anne McKeig JD ’92, who have dedicated their professional lives to making the world a better place.

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      The Wesley Center Social Justice Award was established in honor of Professor Emeritus Donald P. Irish to recognize Hamline University faculty and staff for their work on behalf of human rights, social justice, and peace. The award recognizes someone who integrates social justice into all aspects of their leadership on campus. This year’s recipient of the Wesley Center’s Social Justice Award is Dr. Binnur Ozkececi-Taner. 

    • Phyllis Root Wildflowers book release 250

      MFAC faculty Phyllis Root’s latest book, Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers: A Guide for Beginners, Botanists, and Everyone in Between, is out now from University of Minnesota Press. Congratulations, Phyllis!

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      Professor Allison Baker exhibits a sculpture called "Unyielding Shapes: An Exhibition of Women in Contemporary Cast Iron" at Franconia in the City @ Casket.

    • Nicola 250

      Congratulations to Nicola Koh (MFA ’17), whose list of recent achievements is incredibly impressive—four journal publications, another forthcoming piece, a Loft Teaching Artist position for Summer 2018, and a 2017 VONA Foundation fellowship!

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      During the spring semester the Hamline School of Business sponsored the first annual data analytics competition for high school students. Undergraduate students have been participating in local, regional and national data analytics competitions for several years now; sponsoring a high school competition gives them an opportunity to take the lead in bringing data analytics to the high school level and extending Hamline's presence in the data analytics community.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer in the Hamline School of Business, had his article on the vanishing of social capital published in the Kentucky League of Cities Magazine.

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      The Hamline School of Business Foundations of Management classes under the instruction of Professor Tom Burns and Professor Rob Routhieaux sponsored the Sixth Annual We Take the Lead 5K to benefit the Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota (DAV of MN). The event was a great success with 153 runners participating and over $9,000 raised.

    • MFAC New Faculty Brandy Colbert and Elana Arnold 250

      The CWP is happy to announce that we have added two new faculty, Elana K. Arnold and Brandy Colbert, to our faculty. They will be starting with us in July! 

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      Gina Erickson, professor of criminal justice and forensic science, recently presented the paper "Context Matters: Long-Term Effects of Juvenile Correctional Confinement" at the Population Association of America Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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      Artwork by digital media arts senior Jordan Coffer has been selected to represent the 2018 Zine Librarians unConference, an international gathering to be held in Minneapolis in July. The gathering will be hosted by the Hennepin County Libraries system, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College Library.

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      A logo designed by Emily Ferm, junior majoring in digital media art, has been selected to represent Feed Your Brain, a student-led initiative to increase awareness of food insecurity and increase food access for Hamline students.

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      Professor Jim Scheibel gave a keynote address titled “Wanted: Citizen Students and Citizen Professionals" on May 3, 2018, to the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce for their annual scholarship luncheon.

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      Peggy Andrews, Hamline University School of Business MBA director, will be presenting “Humble Inquiry, Writing, and Speaking: The Trifecta of Business Communication” at the 2018 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Redesigning the MBA Curriculum Conference.

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      Patty Born, assistant professor of STEM and environmental education,  has published an article titled "Regarding Animals: A Perspective on the Importance of Animals in Early Childhood Environmental Education."

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      Dr. Betsy Martínez-Vaz, associate professor of biology and biochemistry, attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in San Diego with Hamline students Brennon Fleagle, Aldina Imamovic, Joshua Slostad and Uriel Vazquez-Rios.

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      Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson presented for all of the Ramsey County Juvenile Justice Department staff on how to promote long-term behavior change including trauma-informed care, rewards over punishments, caring relationships, and effective mental health treatment.

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      Deanna Thompson, professor of religion, has written a chapter titled "Professional Responsibility, Informed Consent and Neighbor Love in Cancer Trials: Theological, Ethical and Legal Dimensions" in Lutheran Theology and Secular Law: The Work of the Modern State.