• 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:

    If you have questions about Inside Hamline, please email Micah Terpstra.

  • Campus Announcements

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      Dr. John Matachek, Dean of the Hamline University College of Liberal Arts for the past six years and long-time faculty member of the College, has been named Hamline's Interim Provost by Hamline University President Dr. Fayneese Miller. The appointment is effective August 1, 2015.

    • Hamline Facility Services invites the Hamline community to get rid of old documents at their annual"Big Shred" scheduled to take place in August.

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      The Hamline Bookstore is having a summer clearance sale through the end of August with 25% off all Hamline apparel, 50% off school and office supplies, and 50% off technology accessories and electronics.

    • Viking Sprinkler will perform annual systems testing at Hamline August 3-6 starting at 7 a.m. each day. Fire alarms will be sounding at various times during the testing.

    • The Hamline School of Business will partner with Board Repair on an event that aims to increase recruitment of underrepresented groups for nonprofit boards and committees in the Twin Cities on Monday, August 3.

    • All are invited to the Hamline Midway Art Crawl on July 24-25 and the Hamline Midway Art Festival, a daylong celebration of live and interactive art, music, culture, and the unveiling of the murals on Saturday, August 29, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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      Retired Senior Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology Doug Anderson is riding bike from New Orleans to Lake Itasca to raise money for mental health education and awareness.

    • Hamline Bookstore is excited to announce that it is now owned by Follett Higher Education Group. Hamline Bookstore services will remain virtually unchanged but online services will be unavailable during the next few weeks while they update computer equipment to the new Follett software.

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      Summer information sessions are on July 31 and August 7, 14, or 21. All are invited to come and experience Hamline, including information on our admissions process, our distinct programs, a campus tour, and more. Invite your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors to experience Hamline at one of the upcoming on-campus events.

    • Plans to combine Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law continue to progress, with an American Bar Association (ABA) committee set to review the proposed union in September, and a slate of leaders elected to the governing board for what will become Mitchell|Hamline School of Law.

  • Faculty & Staff Announcements

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      The Center for Teaching and Learning, Hamline Information Technology Services, and Bush Library are offering two technology-related workshops for faculty in August.

    • All LGBTQIA identified staff and faculty are invited to a brown bag lunch and discussion on the third Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center, Room 138S Faculty Lounge. The next meeting is Monday, August 3.

  • Student Announcements

  • Accomplishments

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      Dr. Claudette Coote-Thompson, assistant professor in advanced literacy and administrative licensure, recently presented on two texts at the International Literary Association's annual conference.

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      Caroline Hilk, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Marcela Kostihova, professor of English and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, won the women's division of the Urban Assault Ride Minneapolis 2015.

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      Hamline School of Business Professor and Hamline School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute Senior Fellow Ken Fox has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the India International Alternative Dispute Resolution Association's e-magazine.

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      Communication studies senior Mackenzie Bledsoe presented research, co-authored with professor Suda Ishida, titled, "Twitter Usage in Public Communication Campaigns: Agenda Setting and Issue Framing of the California Drought Crisis."

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      Dr. Kim McKeage recently presented at the annual meeting of the Macromarketing Society at Loyola University of Chicago.

    • Marcela Kostihova, professor of English and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, delivered an invited plenary address, "Stereotyped Shakespeare: Plotting New Territories" at the biannual meeting of the European Shakespeare Research Association conference.

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      Jeff Turner, professor of theatre arts, recently acted in the One-Minute Play Festival at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer in the Hamline School of Business, presented at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference in Duluth.

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      A month after graduation, Mark Volker continues to soar over the competition. The Cambridge, Minnesota native, who graduated from Hamline University last month with a degree in biochemistry, has been named to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) Capital One Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Academic First Team.

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      David Allen Larson, professor of law, was interviewed by Law360 regarding the impact and importance of the employment law cases decided by the United States Supreme Court during the October 2014 term.

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      David Allen Larson, professor of law, has been named a Fellow at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution.

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      Kathy Burleson, senior lecturer in biology, recently presented a workshop at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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      Hamline School of Law alumnus Steve Kirsch was selected by the Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors to receive an award for his commitment to pro bono legal services in Minnesota. Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services nominated him for this award for his dedication to the cause of expanding pro bono work.

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      Ken Fox, Hamline School of Business professor and Hamline School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute senior fellow, co-presented the session, "Legal Pluralism in a Globalized World: Re-Imagining Dispute Systems as Relational World-Making Practices" on Saturday, June 6 in Claremont, California.

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      Alumna Kristine B. Jensen MNM '12 and Kim K. McKeage published, "Fostering Volunteer Satisfaction: Enhancing Collaboration Through Structure" in the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership (JNEL) Volume 5.

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      Hamline Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Tony Grundhauser has been invited to be a guest panelist at "First Look: Giving USA 2015" hosted by Campbell & Company and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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      Professor of Religion Deanna Thompson recently presented at the Trauma and Lived Religion conference at the University of Amsterdam.

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      Professor David Allen Larson presented at Online Dispute Resolution 2015 - Access, Efficiency & Quality: Modern Challenges for the Bench, Bar & Public, the 14th annual international online dispute resolution conference.

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      Suda Ishida presented her study at the 13th annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media in Athens, Greece.

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      On behalf of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud is pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Endo has been awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award for 2014-2015.

    • Congratulations to Hamline Law students Paul Buchel, JD '16 and Braden Carkhuff, JD '15 on their respective 1st and 2nd place awards in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Health Law Section Student Writing Competition.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer in the School of Business, presented at the Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' Annual Spring Conference.

    • Professor and associate dean of the Hamline School of Law Kate Kruse presented her paper, Wrongful Convictions and Upstream Reform in the Criminal Justice System, at the 2015 Innocence Network Conference, which brought together criminal justice system scholars, attorneys, policy analysts, and exonerees.

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      David Allen Larson, professor of law, made a presentation at the Thomson Reuters headquarters and main campus titled, "Prejudices, Stereotypes, and Ill-Informed Opinions: What Attorneys, Businesses and Employees Need to Know about Unconscious Bias and Discrimination." Hamline School of Law alumna Megan Brennan '06 was also one of the speakers.

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      Ken Fox, school of business professor and Hamline School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute Senior Fellow, has been appointed to serve on the first International Advisory Board of the Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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      Jim Scheibel, professor of practice in the Hamline School of Business, was a keynote speaker for the Women in Municipal Government conference held in St. Paul.

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      Dr. Reid Zimmerman presented in a series of seminars for the Rural Aging Initiative of the Northland Foundation in Duluth.

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      Krista Soria, adjunct faculty for the English department and Hamline College of Liberal Arts alumna, recently published a journal article linking first-year students' strengths, awareness, and retention.

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      Benji Altman CLA '18 recently participated in the intercollegiate computer science competition CarlHacks and won first prize, along with his three teammates, for developing an app in just 36 hours to assist those who are colorblind using Google Chrome.

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      Zacc Harris, jazz guitar and composition teacher in the Hamline Music Department, has recently won a McKnight Fellowship with his group, the Atlantis Quartet.

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      Hamline School of Business Professor and Dispute Resolution Institute Senior Fellow Ken Fox delivered the invited conference presentation, "Transforming Lives: The Impact of Rotary on One Peacebuilder's Journey" at the 2015 Rotary District 5960 annual conference in Rochester, Minnesota.

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      Hamline Professor Andrew Wykes and his Drawing Arts class got the unique experience to visit and make drawings of the steam engine at Bandana Square, Saint Paul.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the Hamline School of Education, participated in two sessions at the Association for Asian American Studies 2015 conference in Evanston, Illinois.

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      Athletics Director Jason Verdugo has been invited to deliver a presentation at the third annual Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) national office.

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      School of Business Marketing Professor James Hagen was the featured speaker at an assembly of over 300 students in the faculty of political science and public affairs at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leone in Monterrey, Mexico.

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      Professor Pope lectured at Southern Illinois University, presented at Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care, and advised students on a service event.

    • Danny Muck, senior political science major, presented his paper, "Stabilization or Exploitation? Cartelization as Institutional Drift in Romania and the Czech Republic" with Political Science Professor Karen Vogel at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago on Sunday, April 19.

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      Creative Writing Programs Director Mary Rockcastle wins Kay Sexton Award which recognizes individuals who have shown dedication and work in fostering books, reading, and literary activity.

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      Assistant Professor of Economics Stacie Bosley presented her paper, "A Network Analysis of a Pyramid Scheme" at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Conference.

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      Professor of Theatre Arts Jeff Turner presented a paper entitled, "Repositioning Spectators as Postmodern Flânerie: Neo-cosmopolitanism, Transnational Cinema, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century" at the 2015 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal, Quebec.

    • Gino Terrell, communication studies major and sports editor for The Oracle, recently won five Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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      Julie Bach, writing specialist, and Gabrielle Rose Simons, adjunct faculty for the Department of English, recently presented a workshop entitled, "Writing Center Pedagogy in the Composition Classroom" at the annual Minnesota Writing and English Consortium conference.

    • Theatre Professor and Making Waves Director Carolyn Levy was interviewed by the Harvard Crimson in an article on social activism through theatre recognizing her work with the Making Waves Social Justice Theatre Troupe.

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      Political Science Professor Karen Vogel facilitated the New Faculty Advisor Session at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. In recognition of her over twenty years of service with the organization, the National Model United Nations/National Collegiate Conference Association asked her to speak at the closing ceremonies of the conference at the Great Hall of the United Nations.

    • Making Waves Director Carolyn Levy, Assistant Director Salima Seale, and five other members of Making Waves, the Hamline social justice theatre troupe, performed for the North Central Regional Conference of the American Association for Paralegal Education on Saturday, March 21.

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      Mary B. Trevor's article, "The Five Hundred Hats of LRW: A Cautionary Tale?" has been published in the Spring 2015 issue of "The Second Draft," the newsletter of the national Legal Writing Institute.

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      Mark Berkson gave a lecture entitled, "Religion: Source of Violence or Path to Peace?" at the Senior College of West Central Minnesota in Alexandria on Sunday, March 19.

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      David Weiss's essay, "The 'Adjunct Factor' in Admissions," was published in the national journal "Recruitment & Retention."

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      Modern languages professor Andrea Bell read and spoke about her translation of a Chilean science fiction story, "All We Zombies" at the inauguration of "Babelfish," a new session on translating fantastic literature at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando on Friday, March 20.

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      Stacie Bosley recently presented "A Network Analysis of a Pyramid Scheme" at the Midwest Economics Association annual conference.

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      The Hamline University Model United Nations Team participated in the National Model United Nations Conference 2015 representing Iceland. For the fourth year in a row, the team took home an Honorable Mention Award for Best Delegation out of over 200 delegations at the conference.

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      School of Education Professor Betsy Parrish and ATLAS Director Patsy Vinogradov co-presented two sessions at the International Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention in Toronto, Canada on March 27.

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      Wallace Swan presented two papers at the annual American Society for Public Administration conference in Chicago and was elected as Chair Elect (2016) of the L.G.B.T. Advocacy Alliance Section of A.S.P.A.

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      Dr. Reid Zimmerman, lecturer for Hamline School of Business, presented at the Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference earlier this month.

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      Dr. Krista Soria, adjunct faculty for the Hamline Department of English and Hamline college of Liberal Arts alumna '02, recently published a co-edited volume on the benefits of involvement for diverse college student populations.

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      Mark Berkson presented his book chapter, "The Cultivation, Calling and Loss of the Self: Confucian and Daoist Perspectives on Vocation" at a workshop at St. John's University.

    • Undergraduate student Andrew Brady has been accepted to the master of music in scoring for film at Berklee College of Music, the highly selective and prestigious program in Valencia, Spain.

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      Political Science Professor Binnur Ozkececi-Taner has been published by the Journal of International Relations and Development and an article of hers published by Turkish Studies in 2012 was also translated in Turkish to be included in a new textbook on political psychology.

    • The Council on Undergraduate Research has recognized Hamline as one of 57 academic institutions whose exemplary participation in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research has "led the way" in promoting high quality faculty-undergraduate collaborative research.

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      Deanna Thompson recently spoke on "Sustaining Hope in the Toughest of Times" at the Lakes Region Cancer Care Center in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

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      Professor Sharon Press recently taught a short course in Israel, moderated a panel in Ohio, and delivered two presentations in Las Vegas.

    • Hamline Law alum Allen Eskens' novel, The Life We Bury, has been nominated for the Edgar Award for best debut novel.

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      Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer in the Hamline School of Business, recently presented four seminars at the Upper Great Plains Annual Institute.

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      Studio Art and Art History Professor Andrew Wykes has been awarded the 2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Award.

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      Ann Tweedy recently presented at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting as part of a large panel.

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      Professor of History John Mazis had his book, "A Man for All Seasons: The Uncompromising Life of Ion Dragoumis" published.

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      The Development Ethics in Jamaica study abroad course led by Professor Imbo has recently returned home after a two-week tour of Jamaica.

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      Professor Pope was recently published, organized and moderated two sessions at the American Association of Law Schools' annual meeting, and presented to over 100 people at an event on facilitating dialogue about death by neurological criteria.

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      Law Professor Laura Hermer's article,"Rationalizing Home and Community-Based Services Under Medicaid," was recently published in the Journal of Health Law and Policy.

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      Joe Peschek, professor of political science, is the co-author of the new book, The Unsustainable Presidency: Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Beyond, written with William F. Grover.

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      Hamline School of Law Professor Sharon Sandeen's recent article, Here Comes the Trade Secret Trolls (with D. Levine), has been accepted for publication by Washington and Lee Law Review Online.

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      Ben Phillip, director of technical support services, was a member of two panel sessions at GusDay, an annual information technology conference for Minnesota higher education institutions.

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      Mary Jane Morrison has accepted a formal invitation to speak at Shanghai University's law school in March about strict liability in criminal law.

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      Professor Sharon K. Sandeen recently spoke about trade secret law and policy at the 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference at the University of Technology in Sydney.

    • Molly Isaacson and Tracy Williams recently presented the Hamline Institutional Research newsletter at the Annual Conference of the Association of Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest. 

    • Hamline University School of Law was awarded a total of $150,000 over the next three years in the form of a grant by the St. Paul Foundation and the F.R. Bigelow Foundation to provide funding for an attorney to staff the medical-legal partnership between Hamline University School of Law and the St. Paul-based United Family Medicine medical clinic.

    • Hamline Law Associate Professor Mary B. Trevor and Hamline Law Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Practice Giuseppe De Palo recently presented, "The Role of Mandatory Mediation in the European Union and the United States."

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      Kris Deffenbacher published the article, "Mythmaking in Roddy Doyle's The Last Roundup Trilogy" in Nordic Irish Studies' special issue on cultural memory.

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      Professor Sharon Press was honored with the 2014 A.M. "Sandy" Keith Alternative Dispute Resolution Award by the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Dispute Resolution Center.