• Hamline News

    • Are you or a friend thinking of earning your graduate degree? Get all of your questions answered at an evening with food, fun, and a little formal education on June 7, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Center terrace.

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      Assistant Professor of Environmental and STEM Education Patty Born is presenting a workshop at the Morton Arboretum's conference of the Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association. Her workshop is 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?

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      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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      On May 10, Dr. Michelle Benegas, assistant professor in the School of Education, and Dr. Amy Hewett-Olatunde, adjunct professor in the School of Education and 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, testified at a conference committee meeting at the state capitol.

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      Professor Deanna Thompson, religion, and former Hamline colleague Beverly Wallace have been invited to give one of the keynote presentations at the Embodied Freedom Conference at Augsburg College, June 4-6. The conference commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by focusing on scholarship of female scholars of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

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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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      Nancy Hedin, MFA '13, debuts with Bend, a novel from Anglerfish Press—an imprint of Riptide. Join Nancy and Riptide on the virtual book tour, May 8-12, with exclusive guest posts, content, and giveaways.

    • At a recent conference in San Antonio, Texas, Letitia Basford and Joe Lewis examined how a charter high school, designed specifically as a "drop-out recovery" school, uses strategic programming, carefully selected and trained staff, core community values, wrap-around services, and a flexible learning environment to help all of its students succeed academically and become productive members of society.

    • For the second year in a row, Professor David Schultz, political science, was invited to attend the Democratization, Religion, and the Pursuit of Peace in Africa Conference located in Jerusalem. The conference hosts Israeli officials as well as representatives from close to 20 African countries plus major religious leaders from all across the African continent.

    • Professors Stacie Bosley, School of Business, and Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota, received the Center for Justice and Law Summer Grant for their research project, Judgment and Decision-Making in a Pyramid Scheme Experiment: Lessons for Active Consumer Education.

    • The Mathematics Department hosted the Calculus Carnival April 25, 2017, and the winners have been selected. First place goes to Abigail Miller, second place Yvonne Luu, and third place Signe Thompson, Rhiannon Magee, Katie Boge, Peyton DeVinny, and Mari Johnson.

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      Assistant professor of philosophy Gary Gabor recently submitted Simplicius of Cilicia: Plato's Last Interpreter to the Brill Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity, to be published later in 2017. 

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      Associate University Library Director Amy Sheehan presented Creating a Central Service Desk: Renovating Spaces at the April 28 Academic and Research Library Division (ARLD) Day event sponsored by the Academic and Research Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, and Hamline President Fayneese Miller were part of a symposium session titled Scholars of Color Leading in Professional Colleges/Schools of Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and New Perspectives on Socially Responsible Leadership.

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      School of Business student Dan McKenzie was selected to receive a $1,000 award from MinneAnalytics, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and ideas among analytics professionals across business, technology, and decision science through industry-specific events and conferences.

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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.

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      The Oracle, Hamline University's student-run newspaper since 1888, won three first-place awards at the 2017 Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention.

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      Political Science Professor Alina Oxendine recently presented her research on economic inequality at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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      President Fayneese Miller was interviewed by the Pioneer Press for an editorial entitled With Hamline's Help, Moving from Talk Toward Action. The article discusses the What Would Justice Look Like? event held at Hamline on March 15 and inclusive justice efforts President Miller and the Center for Justice and Law are leading.

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      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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      Hamline's SPROUT garden was chosen by Mayor Chris Coleman and Saint Paul City Council for a 2017 Sustainable Saint Paul Award. The winners were chosen based upon their exceptional environmental leadership and dedication to sustainability in 13 different categories. SPROUT won in the Local Food -Community Award category.

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      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, co-authored an article for the StarTribune on the recent trend of posting gruesome acts online. You can read the entire article on the StarTribune's website.

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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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      School of Education Assistant Professor Maggie Struck was one of five recipients across the U.S. to be awarded  the Digital Media Learning Data Training Award. The award engages and supports early career scholars in conducting data analysis on a unique and comprehensive longitudinal dataset collected by the Connecting Youth project, led by University of California Irvine's Dean of Education. 

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      Join the Chemistry Department on Friday, April 21 at 12:45 p.m. to hear Guest Lecturer Prashant V. Kamat at the 18th annual 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry titled, “Meeting the Clean Energy Demand with Nanotechnology.”

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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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      Biology Professor Leif Hembre gave an invited seminar presentation at the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center on Friday, April 14.

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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.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of the Teacher Education Department in the School of Education, will receive the Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans SIG's Inaugural Don T. Nakanishi Excellence in Mentorship Award at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 28, 2017. 

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      Laurel Snyder, faculty in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, has a new picture book out: Charlie & Mouse, illustrated by Emily Hughes and published by Chronicle Books.

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      Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson co-authored a new article the journal Current Opinion in Psychology titled "Aggression in Groups", which reviews the latest research on group aggression including crowds, gangs, hate groups, and terrorists.

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      Winners of the 2017 MN Book Award include two Creative Writing Programs alumni and a Hamline School of Law alumnus. JJ Austrian (MFAC '12) won in Children's Lit for Worm Loves Worm, Brian Farrey (MFA '09) won in Middle Grade Lit for The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse, and Allen Eskens (JD '91) won in the fiction category for The Heavens May Fall.

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      Communication studies senior Kasey Marquardt presented her research, The Effect Parental Communication Behaviors Towards Children in Sports Has on Their Feeling of Pressure to Participate, at the Central States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Conference in Minneapolis on March 18.

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      Dr. Wallace Swan, Hamline School of Business, was elected as chair of the L.G.B.T. Advocacy Alliance Section of the American Society for Public Administration. Swan was selected for the position on March 19, 2017 at the American Society Public Administration's national conference.

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      Winners for the 2017 MN Book Award include two CWP Alumni! In Children's Lit, JJ Austrian's (MFAC '12) Worm Loves Worm and in Middle Grade, Brian Farrey's (MFA '09) The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse.

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      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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      English as a Second Language (ESL) professors Betsy Parrish and Julia Reimer, and Adult Basic Education Teaching and Learning System (ATLAS) Director Dr. Patsy Egan all presented at the International TESOL Convention in Seattle, Washington in March.

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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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      Two teams of Hamline School of Business students competed in the 6th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) at Winona State University. The Hamline students are all business analytics, analytical economics, or financial economics majors. This year, 36 teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa competed in weekend challenge.

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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.

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      Students applying to the MFAC program for July 2017 are eligible for the T.A. Barron Fellowship for Excellence in Fantasy Writing, which is awarded to an incoming student in fantasy each semester.

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      Hamline University is honored to announce that Conner Suddick, a second year legal studies and social justice double major, was named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. The Fellowship is presented by Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the public purposes of higher education.

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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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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, has co-authored three scientific articles which appear in the Journal of Membrane Science, the journal Carbon, and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 

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      Hanna Professor of Philosophy Nancy J. Holland will give a talk entitled Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards: Forty Years as a Feminist Philosopher, from noon-1 p.m. on April 7, 2017, at the Luanne Dummer Center for Women on the University of St. Thomas campus.  

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, was invited to present at Macalester College on March 29, 2017 on the development of multifunctional graphene-based nanocomposites for energy conversion and storage. 

    • 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.

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      On July 20, 2017, Hamline will host a day of professional learning for educators and teachers. EdCamp will address the systemic inequity and oppression lived by students and families of color. Educators will lead the conversations on systemic educational disparities and discuss ways to dismantle existing systems of oppression and build new, equitable systems, and pedagogies in their place.

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      Hamline's 27th annual Summer Literacy Institute is July 10-13, 2017. This year's theme, Our Stories Matter: Making Sense of the World, will feature a wide variety of topics from leading literacy experts such as Christopher Lehman and Sara Ahmed. An early-bird discount is available for those who register by Friday, June 9, so be sure to register early and save.

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      Tracy Nelson Maurer, MFAC '09, has two new picture book biographies launching Saturday, April 1: John Deere, That's Who! launches at 11 a.m. at Wild Rumpus Bookstore, and the launch of Noah Webster's Fighting Words is at 2 p.m. at Red Balloon Bookstore.

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      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.

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      Seniors majoring in studio art and art history were in New York City over spring break to visit museums and to conduct research for the senior art exhibition on campus.

    • 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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      Molly B. Burnham, MFAC '10, has released the third book in the Teddy Mars series: Almost an Outlaw. Teddy goes from record breaker to rule breaker in this conclusion to the hilarious and heartwarming series by the winner of the Fleischman Humor Award.

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      WCCO TV and KARE 11 TV recently produced feature stories about Hamline's historic standing as the birthplace of intercollegiate basketball. Only four years after basketball was invented, Hamline hosted the first basketball game between two college teams. See the full story online.

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      Brian Farrey '09 MFA was awarded the 2017 McKnight Fellowship in Children's Literature; four Hamline MFA and MFAC faculty and alumnae received honorable mentions in Children's Lit and Creative Prose.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of the Teacher Education Department in the Hamline School of Education (HSE), published a book with Frank Hernandez, associate dean of education at Southern Methodist University, and six HSE alumni. Their book is titled Developing and Supporting Critically Reflective Teachers: Diverse Perspectives in the Twenty-First Century, and includes a foreword by H. Richard Milner IV from the University of Pittsburgh.

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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. 

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      Dr. Wallace "Wally" Swan, who teaches public administration in the Hamline School of Business, recently finished three articles for the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance.  

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      "You can grow your own farm anywhere" is the empowering message of Anywhere Farm (Candlewick Press), the inclusive new picture book from Phyllis Root, faculty in the MFAC.

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      Duane Cady '68, professor emeritus of philosophy and alumnus, spoke at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, about the "Intersections of Racism, Sexism, and Warism."

    • John Mazis, professor of history, published a book chapter The Greek Benevolent Association of Odessa (1871-1917): A Minority Civic Organization in Late Imperial Russia in Thresholds into the Orthodox Commonwealth: Essays in Honor of Theofanis G. Stavrou.

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      Hamline University President Fayneese Miller spoke to the Midway Como Monitor about her experiences and observations following the shooting death of Philando Castile, and her work with Hamline's Center for Justice and Law, the St. Paul Foundation, and The Circle of Peace Movement to create the community conversation forum What Would Justice Look Like? The upcoming community dialogue will be held on March 15, 5:30-9 p.m. in Klas Center. 

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      Associate Professor Dave Berg, Hamline School of Business, was interviewed by KSTP-TV for his insight about the merger of Fairview Health Services and Health East.

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      While Hamline is recognized as Minnesota's first university, it was also among the first co-educational institutions in the nation. Read about the accomplishments of some of Hamline's earliest female graduates.

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      Associate Professor Binnur Ozkececi-Taner, political science, presented her most recent research, titled Back to Basics?: Turkish Foreign Policy after the Davutoglu Era at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in Baltimore, Maryland on February 21-25, 2017.

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      President Miller was interviewed by StarTribune columnist CJ for an article that covered a number of topics, including Miller's goals for the university, conversations about race, and creating relationships with the university community. You can read the full article online.

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      Assistant Professor Jae Hwan Lee was awarded a scholarship to attend the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society's 2017 Early Educator Institute and Teaching Conference at Providence College. OBTC aims to enhance teaching and learning initiatives across management disciplines. Professor Lee teaches in Hamline's Marketing, Management, and Public Administration Department.

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      Gardenia- the newest book by Kelsey Sutton, current student in the MFA- is out now from Diversion Publishing. In this haunting young adult suspense, seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson knows the exact moment when she will die.

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      The vision of an institution where pioneers could pursue higher education in the Minnesota Territory was initially realized on March 3, 1854 when Hamline's official charter was signed. Hamline University is considered Minnesota's first university, was one of the first co-educational institutions in the country, and conferred the first bachelor's and master's degrees in the state. Those were earned by two women, Emily and Elizabeth Sorin.

    • Under the direction of Kelly Rodgers Holmes, Hamline's Mock Trial Program hosted an American Mock Trial Association sponsored regional tournament February 24-26. The three-day event involved twenty-four teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and North Dakota and more than 75 volunteer judges including 14 Hamline alumni.

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      Javier Gutierrez, assistant dean of students and director of residential life, was selected as one of ten professionals to serve as a faculty member for the Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI). Gutierrez will teach on Politics and Savviness. The Regional Entry Level Institute for Housing and Residence Life Staff is a four-day intensive seminar featuring a range of activities for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in residence life and beyond.

    • Rachel Endo, associate professor and chair of the Teacher Education Department in Hamline University's School of Education, has been named founding dean and professor of the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma, following a national search. Her last day at Hamline will be June 30, 2017.

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      Hamline University professors Sam Imbo, Suda Ishida, and Joe Peschek participated in an international workshop on Trumping of America - How Populism Transforms Political Debates. The workshop was hosted at Universitat Trier, Germany on February 21-22, 2017. Communication studies senior Sarah Campbell was also given an opportunity to present her research on Trump's refugee and immigrant rhetoric. 

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      2013 Hamline Paralegal Certificate recipient Alice McGlave was elected to the position of vice president of the Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA), a professional association of paralegals in the state of Minnesota.

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      Dave Berg, associate professor in the Hamline School of Business, was interviewed by KARE11 about the implications of the sale of Minnesota-based Arctic Cat.

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      The Hamline Oracle won first-place awards in three categories at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, February 17-19.

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      For the second year in a row, a team of five students from the Hamline University's School of Business placed in the top 10% of world-wide MBA teams competing in a Capstone computer-simulation game produced by Capsim Corporation of Chicago.

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      Professor of Religion Mark Berkson wrote a book chapter that was published in the volume Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Xunzi. The chapter is entitled Xunzi as a Theorist and Defender of Ritual. The book is published by Springer International Publishing.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer and co-director of the Center for Public Administration and Leadership, was interviewed and quoted in Minnesota Cities Magazine. Waldron discussed the reasons millennials are not running for local elected offices or volunteering for commissions in very large numbers. View the original article here. 

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      Biology Professor Leif Hembre co-authored an article that was published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography titled, Colonization dynamics of the invasive predatory cladoceran, Bythotrephes longimanus, inferred from sediment records. 

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      More than one-hundred students from Mounds View and Irondale high schools came to Hamline on February 17 for Education Matters, an event aimed at sparking interest in teaching and educational careers among students of color. The students at the event are aspiring teachers, members of the Educators Rising chapters, members of Students Together Respecting the Importance and Purpose of Education in Schools (STRIPES), or students from diverse student organizations in the schools. 

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      Professor Rundquist, physics, has published an article entitled "Using asynchronous communication to support virtual faculty learning communities" in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 2016 Physics Education Research Conference.  

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      Kate Borowske, Hamline University Libraries and Archives (HULA); Gina Erickson, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science (CJFS); Caroline Hilk, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL); and Nicole Nelson, Information Technology Services (ITS), presented at the Minnesota Department of Education as part of the monthly Best of the MN eLearning Summit series. The presentation, Exploring the Flipped Side: Inside and Out of the Flipped Classroom, was identified as a favorite by attendees of last summer's Minnesota eLearning Summit.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, recently joined the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), an interdisciplinary, professional society that supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals.

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      Mark Kondrak, Hamline University's chief information officer was appointed to the executive advisory council for Minnesota's Premier Chief Information Officer (CIO) Forum. The Premier CIO Forum was launched at the request of CIOs and senior information technology (IT) executives who desired comprehensive, technology-focused conferences in their regions.

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      School of Business adjunct faculty member Dr. Wallace Swan presented a one-hour address which was followed by a one-hour panel discussion on Monday, February 6 at the University of Central Oklahoma on the subject LGBTQ+ Public Administration and Policy: Then, Now, and What is Next? for which he received the University of Oklahoma Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter award for Excellence in Scholarship in Public Administration.

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      School of Education Associate Professor Letitia Basford's work was presented at the National Association of Teacher Educator's (ATE) Conference in Florida. The presentation explored the teaching practice of one teacher educator to understand how she mitigates student resistance to prevent what is called "the shut-down" when teaching mostly white students about systemic forms of oppression.

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      Assistant Professor Sayonita Ghosh Hajra from the Department of Mathematics will present three papers at the twentieth annual conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME 2017) in San Diego, on February 23-25, 2017.

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      Hamline sophomore biochemistry major Dave Schiller will represent Hamline University in the upcoming United States Handball Association's National Handball Tournament in Tempe, Arizona, on February 22. Schiller competed in the tournament in 2016, finishing 21st. Schiller aims to establish a handball club at Hamline University in the following months to raise awareness of the game.

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      Hamline School of Business Assistant Professor Stacie Bosley was invited to present her research, Judgment and Decision-Making in a Pyramid Scheme Experiment, at the Agricultural and Applied Research Seminar at the University of Minnesota.

    • Hamline's Legal Studies Department is thrilled to announce the newly established 3M Paralegal Scholarship. Two annual scholarships are now available to support one undergraduate and one post-baccalaureate student who are pursuing the paralegal certificate, have a demonstrated financial need, and will contribute to diversity in the paralegal profession. 

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      The animation of John Akre, adjunct instructor in the Department of Digital Media Arts, will be featured in the Northern Exposure film series at the Trylon Microcinema on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m and 9 pm. Northern Exposure is a series at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis that features the work of a local filmmaker every quarter.   

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      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.   

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      Professor of chemistry Deanna O'Donnell was invited to present at the Minnesota Society of the Archaeological Institute of America about the work she performs with undergraduate students titled "What is Glass Bead Disease?: A study of the Fort Union Trade Bead Collection".

    • Hamline University alumnus Don Allen MA Ed '16 is now hosting a radio show on iHeartRadio's Twin Cities News Talk. On the show, called Black Republican Black Democrat, Allen talks about politics and current events with his co-host Jamar Nelson. You can listen to the episodes on iTunes, or you can tune in live on Saturday at 6 p.m. on AM 1130, FM 103.5, or iHeartRadio.

    • Professor Mark Berkson, Department of Religion, spoke at Augsburg College on February 2, 2017 about Confucian and Daoist Perspectives on Vocation and was part of a panel on multi-faith approaches to the notion of "calling."

    • On Monday January 30, Management Professor Dave Berg and Honorary Professor of Practice Susan Panelli delivered a Belbin Team Roles workshop for the employees of the St. Paul Port Authority. The Belbin Team Roles Inventory helps individuals develop self-awareness about their common behaviors when working in teams, and how those behaviors affect team interactions and results.

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      Hamline University President Fayneese Miller was recently named to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Board of Directors. She joins 11 other board members comprising the governing board of the foundation. President Miller also recently joined the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Public Television. 

    • Assistant Professor of Psychology Erik Asp will be published in Forensic Scholars Today with Jerrod Brown and other colleagues. The article presents an introduction of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) to criminal justice and legal professionals.

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      In January, Jeannie Fox, professor of practice and director of nonprofit management in the School of Business, was invited to join the board of GTS Educational Events, a primary provider of government training and events. She was asked to join particularly because of her cross-sector experience in both the public and nonprofit sectors.  

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      Hamline MBA students recently advanced to the regional division of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup. Hamline students, many of whom are working full-time as they pursue their graduate degree, went head-to-head with full-time MBA students to place third in the regional competition, beating out the team from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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      Hamline's public administration programs build on an impressive track record of more than 30 years of preparing dedicated public servants who make important decisions that influence all areas of the sector: public safety, transportation, education, utilities, food safety, public health, and environmental control. Recently, the success of public administration and criminal justice alumni in the public safety sector has been particularly evident on the statewide and even international stage.  

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      Ken Fox, School of Business professor and Dispute Resolution Institute senior fellow, Patrick Zitek, Hamline School of Law alumni '10, and Lynn Lemoin Hamline, School of Law alumni '11 coached Mitchell Hamline Law students Brian Kennedy and Briana Al Taqatqa to a first place finish at the American Bar Association Law School Division National Negotiation Championship in Chicago on February 4. 

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      Assistant Professor Michelle Benegas, Second Language Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, was selected as the alumni representative (Ph.D., 2015) to participate in a delegation from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota to Havana, Cuba. At 99.8%, Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. The delegation had the opportunity to learn about Cuba's 1961 literacy campaign as well as ongoing education initiatives.