• Inside Hamline

    The Inside Hamline web page is a current listing of Hamline University's campus announcements, events, and student and faculty accomplishments. Bookmark this page and check back often. You'll find what you need to know under the following categories:

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      Please be aware that on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 there will be an emergency simulation in the area of Sorin Hall that is being renovated (west side). This is only a drill, and in a real emergency, Safety and Security would send a Hamline Alert via text, email, and voicemail.

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      Study abroad colleague applications are now open for the 2018 short-term courses. Interested staff members should complete an application by the September 15, 2017 deadline. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Stuart Robbins-Butcher at robbinsbutcher01@hamline.edu.

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      The Global Engagement Center (GEC) is accepting applications from Hamline University faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 Global Families Program. The program was created to provide new international students with an opportunity to learn about family life and culture in the U.S. and to offer international students a chance to build relationships with a family who might serve as an extra resource and support while students are studying at Hamline. 

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      Professor Deanna Thompson will be keynoting Contemporary Perspectives on Luther on August 18 at 10:30-11:45 a.m. The talk will take place at the Northwestern Auditorium on the campus of Luther Seminary.

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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.

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      Former Hamline students, Jamie Belden and Elizabeth Dahl, have paired together to help school children in Nicaragua. The two women are bringing their own simple solutions to teachers and students within these communities through their small nonprofit, Future Roots Project.

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      Introducing the "mischievous fun" Halloween Goodnight, a picture book by CWP alumna Rebecca Grabill (MFAC '11), new from Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Illustrated by Ella Okstad.

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      MFAC student celebrating book release and graduation! Blair Thornburgh's YA novel, Who's That Girl is out today (from HarperTeen). Publication party July 12 at Red Balloon Bookshop.

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      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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      Superstar, the debut middle grade novel by Mandy Davis (MFAC '11), is new from HarperCollins, with starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. Publication party June 24 at Addendum Books.

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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.

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      At the Green Card Voices 2017 Gala, Hamline University was honored with the Community Partnership Award due to the work of Masters in Education students with Green Card Voices.

    • 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.

    • WCCO-TV featured Julia Courter, Hamline's men's and women's tennis coach, in a story that profiles her success moving straight from athlete to coach in three months following her graduation in 2016. At the age of 25, Courter is one of the youngest head coaches in the country, and one of only a few women to be a head coach of a men's team. 

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      MFAC faculty Laurel Snyder new middle grade novel is out today. Orphan Island is published by Walden Pond Press and receiving great reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus. 

    • Dr. Jermaine Singleton, professor in English, received the 2017 Exemplary Teacher Award. This annual program expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for faculty who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, excellence in teaching, service to students and commitment to education.

    • 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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      The Hamline to Hamline Collaboration's student leaders Andrew Cin-Walker and Morgan Fox coordinated a drive for Hamline Elementary's Family Resource Room. The Family Resource Room will be officially launching on Thursday, June 1 for families through the Full-Service Community School Grant that Hamline Elementary received from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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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?

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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.

    • 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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.

    • 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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      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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      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.

    • 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.

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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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