• 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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  • Campus Announcements

  • Faculty & Staff Announcements

  • Student Announcements

    • Spring 2016 Dean's List

      Letters to College of Liberal Arts (CLA) students who qualified for the Dean's List for spring term, 2016 will be sent to permanent addresses on record as of Tuesday, July 5, 2016. If you think you qualified but don't receive a letter shortly thereafter, you may contact the CLA Dean's Office at cladean@hamline.edu.

  • Accomplishments

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      From political science to English, professors gave different perspectives in analyzing the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC). The four-day convention is not only the time to select the official party nominee, professors agreed, but also sets the tone for the presidential race that follows.

    • History Professor John Mazis wrote a letter that was published in New York Times in response to a recent article about the political bent of academia.

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      Assistant professor in the School of Education, Second Languages Teaching and Learning Program, Michelle Benegas presented on July 7, 2016 at Asociación Costarricense de Profesores de Inglés (ACPI) Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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      School of Business Professor Jim Scheibel delivered the opening keynote address, entitled We are the ones: creating opportunity for all, on Monday, July 11 at the Qualey-Skjervold Professional Development Conference in the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center.

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      Jeannie Fox, director of Hamline's Nonprofit Management Programs, recently met with U.S. Embassy staff in Reykjavik, Iceland to explore partnership activities for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Iceland and in Minnesota.

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      Anne McCarthy, dean of the School of Business, was identified and honored as a Fellow by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) at the organization's 2016 conference held at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.

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      Dr. Suda Ishida, professor of communication studies and director of the Certificate in International Journalism Program, chaired an international panel session on Changes in Broadcasting and News Systems at the International Communication Association Conference in Japan from June 9-13, 2016.

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      Dr Craig Waldron, lecturer and director of public administration programs, recently completed two presentations. The first was at the Alliance for Innovation's Regional Lab where he discussed the technique of storytelling to elected officials and the public.

    • Kris Norman Major Presents

      Kris Norman-Major, professor of public administration in the School of Business, gave two presentations at the Social Equity Leadership Conference at the University of San Francisco from Wednesday, June 1, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016.

    • Anthony Wolfe

      2016 Hamline graduate Anthony Wolfe received one of only three undergraduate awards presented at the national American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) meeting this spring in Boston. ACSM is the premiere organization of exercise scientists and physiologists.

    • Rachel Endo

      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, recently published an article ​in the ​Journal of ​Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: Studies of Migration, Integration, Equity, and Cultural Survival.

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      The Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, Lifeng Dong, co-authored a scientific article, Performance of FTO-Free Conductive Graphene-Based Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, published in Royal Society of Chemistry Advances.

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      Joe Swenson, visiting lecturer in philosophy, was invited to speak at Bethel University for the 2016 Annual Faculty Workshop on Great Texts in the Humanities. The featured text was Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality.

    • NAFSA

      Hamline’s Director of International and Off Campus Programs Kari Richtsmeier participated in a panel at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference with Hamline’s educational partners from Cuba.

    • Jim Scheibel

      Professor Jim Scheibel was recognized with the Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for the academic year of 2015-16.

    • Glenn Hardin

      Glenn G. Hardin, professor of practice in Hamline’s Forensic Science Department, was recently interviewed by KSTP-TV about what toxicology tests in the death of iconic musician Prince would likely reveal.

    • MCMA

      All three of the 2016 Minnesota City/County Management Association awards went to alumni of Hamline’s Master of Public Administration and Doctorate of Public Administration programs.

    • Peggy Andrews

      Dr. Peggy Andrews, director of the Hamline MBA program and lecturer in the Management, Marketing, and Public Administration Department, was the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Association of Colleges and Employers Conference on Friday, May 13.

    • Rachel Endo

      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, published an article on the experiences of Asian American male students labeled as educationally "at risk" in the Journal of Education and Urban Society (Volume 48/Issue 4).

    • Jillian Peterson

      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department, recently published an article in the second issue of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review titled "Understanding Offenders with Serious Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System."

    • Kathy Burleson

      Senior lecturer in biology, Dr. Kathryn Burleson, was recognized with the annual Social Justice Award by the staff of the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice.

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      Daniel Bernstrom’s MFAC ’13 debut picture book, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, an “amusing and original tale of a plucky little boy who is gobbled up by a giant snake,” is out now from Katherine Tegen Books.

    • Hamline School of Education alum meeting with President Obama

      Hamline School of Education alumna, adjunct faculty member, and Minnesota Teacher of the Year Dr. Amy Hewett-Olatunde EdD '15 was in Washington D.C. this week to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week 2016. 

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      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the school of education, was part of two sessions at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference in Miamin with Vichet Chhuon, associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Minnesota.

    • Kathy Burleson

      Kathy Burleson, senior lecturer in biology, published "ClueConnect: a word array game to promote student comprehension of key terminology in an introductory anatomy and physiology course" in the Advances in Physiology Education journal.

    • Rebecca Neil

      Rebecca Neal, assistant professor in the School of Education, recently presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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      Professor Lewis C. Messenger, Jr., (Skip), Department of Anthropology, gave a paper at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology entitled "Engaging the ‘First Person’ in the Past – BACAB CAAS Revisited."

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      Communication studies junior Sarah Campbell presented a study on the news coverage of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh at the 25th Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on April 22.

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      Chair of teacher education Rachel Endo recently presented at the Minnesota Associated Colleges for Teacher Education spring 2016 meeting in a session titled, "The Coalition for Increasing Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota: A Call to Action." 

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      Eight Hamline colleagues from across the university presented three different presentations at a leadership institute for higher education in St. Cloud on Friday, April 15, 2016. The group included Julie Kline, Trish Harvey, Vivian Johnson, Lynn Willmert, Karen Moroz, Mary Speranza-Reeder, Kim Hartung, and Bill Lindquist.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, co-authored a scientific article, Enhanced Photoelectrical Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Double-Layer TiO2 on Perovskite SrTiO3 Substrate, published in Applied Physics A.

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      Rebecca Neal, assistant professor in the School of Education, and Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, presented at the University of Minnesota's Keeping Our Faculty Symposium VII on Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing American Indian Faculty and Faculty of Color on Monday, April 18, 2016.

    • Art Show

      Dave Ryan, assistant professor and chair of digital media arts, is featured in two new shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Othello and Uneasy Syzygies. An opening reception is on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. and artist talks are on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

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      The Bureau of Justice Assistance selected Professors Shelly Schaefer and Sarah Greenman of Hamline’s Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science to be the research team for a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Planning Grant.

    • Mackenzie Bledsoe

      Communication major Mackenzie Bledsoe received a Top Paper Award and presented her work at the Central States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, April 15, 2016.

    • Turning a Wrong into a Right

      Jason Sole, adjunct professor of criminal justice at Hamline University, and recent Hamline alumnus and current Master of Arts in Education student Don Allen will present at Turning a Wrong into a Right on the topic of restoring the vote to ex-offenders living in the community and maximizing their ability to contribute to society. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Southshore Center, 5735 County Club Rd, Excelsior, MN. It is free and open to the public.

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      April Vinding (MFA '05), is celebrating the release of her new spiritual memoir, Triptych, published this month by Wipf and Stock. The release party is April 23 at 7 p.m. at Art House North.

    • Ken Fox

      Ken Fox, professor and director of conflict studies in the School of Business, co-presented the webinar, "Mediation Methods: One case, Different Mediators, Different Methods" for the Minnesota State Bar Association, on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

    • The Pit

      Professor Gina Erickson published an article Older Sexual Partners and Adolescent Females’ Mental Health in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (pages 25–33).  Learn more online.

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      Chaplain Nancy Victorin-Vangerud presented a paper titled Resett(l)ing the Table: Grounding Soil-Care Practices as Spiritual Practices of Restoration and Repentance at Harvard Divinity School's Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference. 

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      Professor Sam Imbo, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, was offered a Fulbright grant for five months of lecturing in Japan from March-August 2017. He will be based in Tokyo and affiliated with the University of Tokyo and Japan Women’s University.

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      Patty Born, assistant professor of environmental education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education, will present a session entitled Promoting Curiosity Through Math and Science Interactions at the annual conference of the Minnesota Association for Family and Early Education.

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      Current MFA student Kelsey Sutton is celebrating the release of her middle-grade novel, The Lonely Ones, published by Penguin Random House. Release party is 7 pm on April 26th at Red Balloon Bookshop.

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      Mackenzie Bledsoe, communication studies major, received a Top Paper Award from the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Undergraduate Honors Conference for her paper Twitter Usage in Public Communication Campaigns: Agenda Setting and Issue Framing of the California Drought Crisis. Bledsoe will present her paper in April at the CSCA Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.

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      School of Business Professor Kim McKeage's research on transgender consumers was in the news recently when her colleague Dr. Elizabeth Crosby presented a seminar on the topic at the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.

    • David Weiss

      David Weiss, adjunct faculty member in the Religion Department, presents a new choral anthem, Until the Struggle is Won, that will premiere in concert at Sundin Music Hall, on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. The anthem will be performed by The Singers and honors the struggle of LGBTI persons in Uganda.

    • Craig Waldron

      Dr. Craig A. Waldron, director of public administration programs, published an article titled "Effective Employee Engagement - Because an Engaged Employee is a Super Employee!" in Minnesota Cities Magazine.

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      Natalie Iverson, a senior majoring in sociology with a co-major in education and a specialty in K-12 English as a second language, received the Stan Hooper Award from the Minnesota ​​​Ch​apter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

    • Jilian Peterson

      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminal justice, provided mental illness training to the Minnesota Department of Corrections CIT (Critical Incident Training) officers. This volunteer group of corrections officers are being trained to de-escalate violent incidents with mentally ill offenders inside Minnesota prisons.

    • Maria Leal

      Dr. Maria Jesús Leal, associate professor of Spanish, recently published a monograph entitled Convergencia y Divergencia Fraseológica en el Mundo Hispano (Phraseological Convergence and Divergence in the Hispanic World) in Paremia, Volume 24.

    • Van Dusenbery

      Van Dusenbery, professor of anthropology and global studies, delivered opening comments and a special lecture as an honored guest at the Centre for Diaspora Studies’ international conference on Diaspora and Development February 24-26. He also delivered the valedictory address at the Punjabi Department’s international conference on Punjabi Transnational Practices March 15-17. Both events were at Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

    • Lifeng Dong

      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Novel Plate-Stratiform Nanostructured Bi12O17Cl2 with Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance, published in Powder Diffraction.

    • 40 Under 40

      Hamline student Joe Hobot, who will graduate with an EdD in May 2016, was featured in the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding professional achievements, as well as taking a leading role in the Twin Cities community.

    • Athletics

      Tara Dooley, head athletics trainer, co-wrote an article, Observations About Sports Injury Surveillance and Sports Medicine Psychology Among Female Athletes, that was recently published in the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.

    • John Mazis

      John Mazis, professor of history, will attend the summer seminar Histories of Herodotus in July, 2016 which takes place in Washington D.C. The event is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and organized by the Center for Hellenic Studies.

    • Hilk and Kostihova Present

      Caroline Hilk, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Marcela Kostihova, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, presented at the annual general education and assessment conference hosted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in February, 2016.

    • Joe Swenson

      Joe Swenson, visiting lecturer of philosophy, presented a paper “Nietzsche, Revaluation, and the Concept of Prejudice” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Chicago, IL.

    • Stacie Bosley

      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, presented research at the Eastern Economic Association conference in Washington D.C. Her paper; "Pyramid Scheme Membership in Networks: The Role of Affinity, Culture, and Economic Conditions;" studies the conditions that support or deter scheme growth around the U.S. and is co-authored by Maggie Knorr (undergraduate economics and philosophy student).

    • Patty Born-Selly

      Patty Born-Selly, assistant professor of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and environmental education, will present a conference session about teaching science to young learners at the annual Minnesota Science Teachers Association Conference.

    • Dave Ryan

      Dave Ryan, assistant professor of digital media arts, and team members Mika Negishi Laidlaw and Steve Ryan had their new installation piece, “Vigilants,” accepted into the Unconventional Clay: Engaged In Change exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.

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      Dan Toninato, a finance professor in the School of Business, was interviewed on WCCO-Radio about his experience working as a trader during the fiscal crisis and his take on the Oscar-nominated film The Big Short.

    • Alum Jessica Hansen and Professor Geurts Co-Publish

      Alum Jessica Hansen and Kathryn Linn Geurts, professor of global studies, co-published "Shifing Students’ Imaginings of Disability” in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. The article concerns a Hamline University conflict studies course, titled “Intergroup Dialogue on Disability.”

    • Gaith Hijazin

      Gaith Hijazin, Residential Life area coordinator, was selected to be the committee chair on the Sponsors and Exhibit Committee for the Upper Midwest Region Association of College and University Housing Officers. This group is a collection of professionals organized for educating and conducting research to provide service to member institutions within the region.

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      Stacie Bosley, assistant professor of economics, recently published an article entitled "Student Crafted Experiments 'From the Ground Up'" in the International Review of Economics Education.

    • Valerie Chepp

      Valerie Chepp, professor of social justice studies and sociology, has published an article titled "Black Feminist Theory and the Politics of Irreverence: The Case of Women’s Rap." The article was published in the December 2015 edition of Feminist Theory.

    • Kevin Lamb

      Hamline's School of Education and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, along with the University of Minnesota's Asian American Studies Program and Curriculum and Instruction Department, recently hosted a talk entitled "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."

    • Allison Baker Show

      Allison Baker, assistant professor of studio arts, had her work shown at Grin Gallery in Providence, RI. Baker was recently interviewed for the gallery's website. In the article, she discusses the politics and inspiration behind her recent body of work. Her work was also reviewed by Big, Red, and Shiny magazine.

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      Professor Andrew Wykes, chair of the Studio Arts and Art History Department, is exhibiting paintings made during his sabbatical in Ireland and the UK in a solo show named Hinterlands at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom endowed chair in physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Compact Layer Free Perovskite Solar Cells with a High-Mobility Hole-Transporting Layer, published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

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      Jeannie Fox, professor of practice and director of the Nonprofit Management Programs in the Hamline University School of Business, was elected to the board of directors of the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) and begins her service this month.

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      Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, recently published an article titled Practice with Theory to Model Cultural Responsiveness in the Journal of Multicultural Education.

    • Art Print

      John-Mark Schlink, department of studio art and art history, had his print Schematic 1 published in the new publications section of the 2016 January/February issue of Art in Print, an international fine art prints journal.

    • Peterson

      Jillian Peterson, assistant professor of criminal justice, recently published an article titled Training Students to Respond to Shootings on Campus: Is it Worth it? in the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.

    • Jermaine Singleton

      Jermaine Singleton, professor of English, published Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and Ritual, a new book on African American melancholy and resistance in the face of continuing oppression.

    • Lori-Anne Williams

      Lori-Anne Williams, Hamline's corporate and foundation relations gift officer, was a panelist at Foundations 2016, a review of more than 100 corporate, private, and community foundations in Minnesota on February 9, 2016. The event is held annually by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

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      Karen Moroz and Trish Harvey, faculty members in the School of Education, presented at the Minnesota Middle School Association's state conference. The session was titled Our Favorite Digital Tools for Formative Assessment.

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      Lifeng Dong, the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, has co-authored a scientific article, Significant Effects of Hydrothermal Condition and Annealing Atmosphere on the Properties of Cu2ZnSn(Sx,Se1–x)4 Films, published in Applied Surface Science.

    • MN Chamber of Commerce

      Hamline Health Law alumna Ashton (Boon) Schatz, JD '11, has been featured as one of Minnesota’s Women Influencers in the recent Business Views published by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

    • Soria

      Krista Soria, adjunct faculty for the English department, recently published an article about the benefits of learning communities for first-year college students. The article was published in the most recent issue of the Learning Communities Research and Practice academic journal and can be accessed online.