• Hamline University In the Media

    The Office of University Relations has compiled a list of some of the recent media coverage involving Hamline University and its faculty, staff, and students. To read a story, click on the link below the article description. Please note that links expire and change as news sources move stories to their archives.  

    February 24, 2020

    Professor of Psychology Serena King published an article in the February issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, entitled "Gambling, substance use, and help-seeking attitudes in a community-based sample of Lao refugees, immigrants, and U.S.-born citizens."

    February 17, 2020

    Professor of Mathematics Art Guetter and his collaborators, Bruce Woman, Ryan Woman, and Hamline Emeritus Professor Olaf Runquist published an article in the journal Cancers. The article is titled "Autocatalytic Tissue Polymerization Reaction Mechanism in Colorectal Cancer Development and Growth." 

    January 17, 2020

    Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson was featured in the Star Tribune for a training session that she and Metropolitan State University Professor James Densley hosted in downtown St. Paul. They discussed mass shooting prevention strategies that they discovered through their research and database of mass shootings. 

     January 9, 2020

    Professor Binnur Taner spoke on the recent Ukraine plane crash and the need for thorough investigation. The news article can be found in WCCO.  

    Professor of Criminal Justice Jillian Peterson was mentioned in China Daily for the database of mass shootings she has put together alongside a team of students and Metropolitan State University Professor James Densley. 

    December 30, 2019

    Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson published a new piece in the Los Angeles Times exploring mass shootings at places of worship and how we can prevent them. 

    December 23, 2019

    Professor Jim Scheibel along with current students Tsion Tulu and Robert Greenough published their op-ed on the goal to end poverty in Minnesota. 

    December 2, 2019 

    Professor of Criminal Justice Jillian Peterson was mentioned in an USA Today article about her work with the Violence Project and school shootings. 

    Professor of History John Mazis presented at the 51st National Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. 

    November 30, 2019

    Professor Emeritus in the Hamline School of Business Jim Hagen was interviewed by WCCO radio about whether or not retailers are able to keep up with Amazon. 

    November 25, 2019

    Nur Mood, Hamline's coordinator of social justice initiatives and strategic relations, was featured in the Star Tribune Inspired section for his work in Hamline's student voting for the 2018 midterm election.

    November 18, 2019

    Philosophy Professor Stephen Kellert was interviewed by the UK's Chemistry World magazine for an article about the ways scientific knowledge is borrowed across disciplinary boundaries. 

    November 13, 2019

    Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson's research on mass shootings was covered in the Wall Street Journal

    November 11, 2019

    Professor Susi Keefe and students Raie Gessesse, Emily Lincoln, Kyle Meerkins, and Taylor Evans published 'Prioritizing Health Equity: Patient Perspectives from a Clinic-Based Photovoice Qualitative Study' in the journal Health Equity.

    October 25, 2019

    Hamline MFAC faculty Anne Ursu and MFAC '17 alumna Blair Thornburgh were selected by Publisher Weekly for the Best Middle Grade Book List and Best Young Adult Book List for 2019. 

    August 8, 2019

    Hamline's track field was used for Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota's "I Can Ride," a camp that teaches people with developmental disabilities to ride solo. 

    August 9, 2019

    Alumnus and Saint Paul disability rights advocate Rick Cardenas was featured in PioneerPress

    August 10, 2019

    Lyra Baroque Orchestra held their concert "Across the Alps" at Sundin Music Hall. 

    Professor David Schultz' essay on Ilhan Omar and president Trump was published in SFGATE and Business Insider. He was also interviewed on Kare11

    August 13, 2019

    Assistant professor Jen England's op-ed "Mass Shootings: Don't blame the games; blame the culture" was published in MinnPost

    August 17, 2019

    Hamline University was mentioned in the StarTribune on its remedial education program. 

    August 20, 2019

    Alumnae Sarah Cotton was granted a conditional offer to succeed Jeff Karlson for Link Lakes city administrator. 

    August 25, 2019

    John Legend awarded professor Jason Sole $10,000 by the Can't Preach Initiative for his social initiative, "Humanize My Hoodie." 

    MFA alumnae Lisa Higgs reads her works at Cafe Steam. 

    August 30, 2019

    Hamline University, Hamline Elementary School, and Ecolab partnered together to provide elementary school students with a classroom to test their imaginations and college students majoring in education to prepare for their careers

    July 31, 2019

    Political science alumnae Sheila Engelmeier was interviewed in MinnLawyer

    Alumnus Jesse Kessler re-signed onto the the ice Flyers and was interviewed in Pansacola news journal. 

    Alumni Mark and Deanna Woodward were featured in the Bluff Country Newspaper on their ministry work. 

    July 29, 2019

    Hamline women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz shared her thoughts on equal pay for women athletes in the Star Tribune

    John Bessler, Hamline alumnus and author, was featured in OprahMag

    July 28, 2019

    Tokyo-based musician Momokusu Iwata held his concert "Shamisen Tokyo" at Sundin Music Hall. 

    July 24, 2019

    Alumnae Laura McCullough was honored for her work in breaking gender barriers for women in science. She was featured in the Dunn County News

    July 23, 2019

    Blair Thornburgh shared how the creation of her debut picture book, Skulls! in Publisher Weekly

    Current social justice and legal studies student Jayda Bagstad was coronated Queen of the Raspberry Royalty Court. 

    July 16, 2019

    Professor David Shultz shared his thoughts on the US House resolution regarding President Trump's tweet on congresswomen. 

    July 14, 2019

    Professor David Schultz shared his thoughts on the previous midterm presidential election in the Star Tribune

    July 11, 2019

    SW Media featured a story on triathlon and Hamline alumnae Heidi Miller's shift to coaching. 

    July 3, 2019

    Alumnae Nena Andueza shared her experience as a first-generation immigrant in Star Tribune's prompt: "Why are you proud of the United States?" 

    Professor Jason sole was quoted in MinnPost on speeches of African-American history. 

    July 2, 2019

    Current student Reilly Geistfeld was named to the roster of D-3 Team USA and played for the team in Sao Paolo, Brazil. 

    June 27, 2019

    Professor David Schultz was quoted in the Minnesota News Network on presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. 

    Professor Jillian Peterson shared her thoughts on school aggression detectors in [your]NEWS.

    June 26, 2019

    Professor David Schultz published an op-ed on Minneapolis residential discrimination in the MinnPost.

    June 23, 2019

    Kiss95.9 and SouthernMinn published a 10-year update on Hamline professor Jillian Peterson's viral wedding video. The original can be found here

    June 20, 2019

    Kristian Schultz-Sanchez was sworn in as police officer for Richfield. The story can be found in the SunCurrent

    June 17, 2019

    Professor David Schultz shared his thoughts on governor Tim Walz for Fox9.

    June 16, 2019

    The New York times published an article on alumnae Andrea Ann Richter's wedding. Richter graduated summa cum laude from Hamline University and led an advance team for former president Barack Obama. 

    June 10, 2019

    Professor Jason Sole's exhibit "Humanize My Hoodie" opened at Brookdale Library, Brooklyn Center and was featured in The MinnPost

    Bachelor's Degree Center ranked Hamline University as no. 16 of the 25 national ranking best bachelor's in ministry programs for 2019. 

    June 9, 2019

    Violinist Ariana Kim performed with the Aizuri Quartet at Sundin Music Hall featuring Mozart's final quartet no. 23 in F major. 

    June 1, 2019

    Dr. Annette Freiheit began her position as Winona Area Public School's new superintendent of schools. Dr. Freiheit obtained her doctorate of education and K-12 reading licensure at Hamline University. 

    May 31, 2019 

    Atmosphere IoT Corp appointed Neal Tovsen, Hamline graduate with a BA in technology and communications, as vice president of engineering. Tovsen is responsible for the corporations software development.  

    May 30, 2019

    Professor David Schultz spoke on the Critical Hour to discuss congress action. 

    May 25, 2019

    In his op-ed, Professor Jim Scheibel talked on student debt policies found in the MinnPost

    Alumni Robert J. Goodmanson was appointed to AMMO, INC's board of directors. 

    May 24, 2019

    Susan Carter was appointed Minnetonka council member as well as representative for Tonka Cares and Southwest Light Rail Transit Public Art Committee. Carter received her graduate degree in public administration from Hamline University. 

    May 23, 2019

    John Driscoll was appointed senior vice president for Hazelden Betty Ford at the NAATP conference. Driscoll holds an MBA from Hamline University. 

    May 22, 2019

    Professor David Schultz reflected on the Minnesota legislative session in the MinnPost

    May 20, 2019

    Osseo Area Schools appointed two hamline graduates as principals. Sara Looby was appointed principal of Fair Oaks Elementary and William Kuendig was appointed principal of Oak View Elementary. Both received the k-12 and administrative licensure from Hamline University, respectably. 

    May 19, 2019

    MPR health reporter Alisa Roth presented the keynote address at Hamline University conference, "Criminalization of Mental Illness." 

    May 9, 2019

    Sociology professor Máel Embser-Herbert, PhD, JD, wrote in the MinnPost on Trump Administration's military transgender ban. 

    Biology professor Leif Hembre's multi-year research showed that a decrease in trout stocking improves Square Lake water. 

    May 8, 2019

    Professor Jillian Peterson presented her "How to Prevent School Shootings" at TEDXHamlineUniversity.

    May 6, 2019

    The Minneapolis guitar Quartet held a send-off concert at Sundin Hall before embarking on their summer China tour. 

    May 4, 2019

    South Saint Paul teacher Jessica Davis was named Teacher of the Year, becoming the first honoree from the south Saint Paul district. Davis received her master's degree from Hamline University.  

    April 29, 2019

    Assistant professor Endalk Chala was interviewed for a CPJ piece regarding Ehtiopia's current news media. 

    April 25. 2019

    Alumnae Blyth Baird was interviewed at MNDaily on her published work "Pocket-Sized feminism," a collection of her work while attending Hamline. 

    April 23, 2019

    Hamline women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz was interviewed in the Star Tribune. Darwitz is an US Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and led the Hamline team in the NCAA Division III championship game. 

    April 22, 2019

    Town&Country Mag published a piece on John Bessler, candidate Amy Klobuchar's husband. Bessler has a master's in writing from Hamline University. 

    April 19, 2019

    Professor David Schultz shared his thoughts on the US constitution in the Patheos

    April 18, 2019

    Greater Fergus Falls appointed Annie Deckert as executive director. Deckert earned her masers in public administration from Hamline University.

    April 15, 2019

    Department chair and political science professor Binuur Ozkececi-Taner published her op-ed on the Trump Administration's IRGC decision in the MinnPost.

    April 12, 2019

    Criminal justice professor Jason Sole was interviewed for Humanize My Hoodie, a movement Sole co-founded to destigmatize clothing worn by people of color. 

    April 11, 2019

    Ted Splide was awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs. Splide holds a bachelors of business administration in accounting from Hamline University. 

    April 5, 2019

    Kelsey Sutton, graduate student in creative writing, was interviewed by Glitter on her publication "Smoke and Key." 

    Hamline student Bre Simon, was named Division III Women's Hockey Player of the Year by USCHO.com. Her interview can be found here

    March 28, 2019

    Doug Heruth was inducted into the 2019 Minnesota State Football Coaches Hall of Fame for the high school division. Heruth graduated from Hamline University with a degree in business administration.

    March 24, 2019

    Continuing the series 88s at Sundin, The Ebony, Ivory, and Spruce Trio performed a re-imaging of "Pictures at an Exhibition" at Sundin Music Hall.

    Hamline University was featured in a WCCO article as the first collegiate basketball game in Minnesota alongside Minnesota School of Agriculture. 

    March 22, 2019

    Hamline English professor and lead singer of the Motherless Dollar Quartet, Davu Seru, spoke at East Side Freedom Library with "Establishing Place: The Uses of Music, Culture, and History in Local African Community."

    March 21, 2019

    Minneapolis NAACP vice president and Hamline alumnae Anika Bowie was featured in an article from MSR.

    March 20, 2019

    Previous Hamline wrestling coach Doug Paulson was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame. 

    March 19, 2019

    In his op-ed, political science professor David Schultz discussed the 2019 legislative session and DFL found in the MinnPost.

    March 18, 2019

    MPR published a research about racial bias in news reporting hosted by Hamline University.

    March 11, 2019

    Trident University International appointed Dr. Jill Johnson as associate dean. Johnson holds a master's of arts in public administration from Hamline University.

    February 26, 2019

    The Otter Tail County Community Development Agency (CDA) appointed Amy Baldin as its new director. Baldin holds a master of arts in public administration from Hamline University. 

    February 22, 2019

    Minnetonka police found a drop in mental health crisis reports after utilizing Hamline Professor Jillian Peterson and Metropolitan State James Densley's intervention program. Their story can be found in the Star Tribune.

    Kare 11 published an article on Hamline women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz and fellow teammate and friend Krissy Wendell. 

    In an edition of "People on the Move," Risk & Insurance featured Thao Hong, international business alumni, as the new national claim advocacy leader of CBIZ. 

    February 21, 2019

    Anne Ursu, MFA in writing for children and young adults, was interviewed for Barnes and Nobel on her new publication "The Lost Girl." 

    February 19, 2019

    Current student Raie Gessesse was interviewed for the Star Tribune on women leadership. Gessesse is majoring in public health and political science. 

    February 18, 2019

    Professor David Schultz commented on the multi-state lawsuit over national emergency found in CBS Minnesota.

    State District Court Judge Juanita Freeman, the first black judge for Washington County, was interviewed by MPR News. Freeman has a BA from Hamline University. 

    February 17, 2019

    Hamline women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz was interviewed as number 2 hockey player in the state for the Pioneer Press.

    MFA student Rosemary Davis' memoir "Before They Left Us" was featured in the Pioneer Press.

    February 14, 2019

    Professor Jillian Peterson's collaborative research with Metropolitan State Professor James Densley was published in Business Insider. Their research focused on school shooters and prevention methods. 

    February 10, 2019

    Political Science Professor David Schultz spoke on Senator Amy Klobuchar at Fox 9 and MPR News podcast with Angela Davis. 

    February 9, 2019

    Visiting Professor Angelique EagleWoman, shared her views on the laws of wild rice and legal traditions found in the Star Tribune.

    February 7, 2019

    Political Science Professor David Schultz published an op-ed on legislators and the Constitution in the Pioneer Press.

    January 29, 2019

    Jim Scheibel, professor of practice in management and marketing and public administration department, published his op-ed on AmeriCorps Vista in the MinnPost.

    January 24, 2019

    Director of the Center for Global Enivornmental Education, Tracy Fredin, collaborated with Ke Kula Ni'ihau O Kekaha for the development of literary resource for the Ni'ihau dialect. Their story can be found in The Garden Island

    Current creative writing student Lydia Hansen earned three awards from the 2019 Minnesota newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Hansen place 1st for business writing, and third for sports feature and column writing. 

    January 17, 2019

    Professor David Schultz shared his thoughts on the Trump Administration's wall plan in his op-ed found in Counter Punch and Yahoo Finance. 

    January 9, 2019

    Sharon Allison was appointed Edina's City Clerk. Allison received her Minnesota Public Works Leadership Academy certificate from Hamline School of Business. 

    January 8, 2019

    Professor David Schultz shared his views on the 2019 Minnesota legislative session in his op-ed found in the MinnPost.

    December 20, 2018

    Professor David Schultz shared his thoughts on government shutdowns in CBS Minnesota.

    December 12, 2018

    Adjunct professor Markus Yira, JD, was given the 2019 Member of the Year Award by the Minnesota Association for Justice. Yira has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Hamline University. 

    Hamline women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz shared her thoughts on the push for women referees in the Journal Gazette.

    December 11, 2018

    Professor David Shultz spoke in MNN on the GOP Caucus. 

    December 9, 2018

    Theater alumnus Hunter Gullickson was interviewed by Star Tribune on his goal of theater accessibility at the Guthrie Theater. 

    December 7, 2018

    Star Tribune published an article on current MFA student Will McGrath's memoir, "Everything Lost is Found Again: Four Seasons in Lesotho."

    Alumnus Jon Hager was published in Police One on behavioral intervention teams. Hager received his bachelor of science in anthropology from Hamline University. 

    December 6, 2018

    Creative writing professor Sheila O'Connor was given the 2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. 

    US Hockey Hall of fame and Hamline women's hockey coach Natalie Darwitz was interviewed in HomeTown Source.

    December 5, 2018

    Frogtown Farm, a Saint Paul nonprofit urban farm, appointed alumnus Dave Colling as its new director. Collin holds a master of nonprofit management from Hamline University. 

    November 30, 2018

    In the world of sports, Minnpost published a piece on Hutton Arena, and its role in basketball history.

    November 28, 2018

    Hamline’s Waters to the Sea program was recognized by NOLA.com in an article about an electronic trip down the Mississippi River created for elementary students.

    November 27, 2018

    Hamline students working on the Feed Your Brain campaign, including Ms. Garagiola, were featured in Teen Vogue for their work on food insecurity on campus.

    November 26, 2018

    David Schultz commented in the Pioneer Press on a Saint Paul council person’s online fundraiser for legal bills.

    November 20, 2018

    Hamline was mentioned in a Pioneer Press story about guidelines for on-campus living.

    November 14, 2018

    Hamline student An Garagiola-Bernier was featured in an MPR radio and online story on private colleges’ efforts to attract transfer students.

    November 12, 2018

    After the election, Professor Joe Peschak offered commentary to the Star Tribune on the outcome of a Farmington election.

    November 8-10, 2018

    Center for Justice and Law presentation on mass shootings drew substantial media coverage, including WCCO TV, MPR, and Fox 9. On a related note, Hamline student Hannah Klumb and Professor Jillian Peterson were interviewed by KSTP about a new research grant that will fund the exploration of why certain people commit mass shootings.

    Once the election results came in, David Schultz offered commentary on Fox 9, in Sputnik International, the Pioneer Press, on KWLM.

    November 8, 2018

    Dean Kostihova was quoted extensively in a feature story on curricular changes in the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) Newsletter. 

    November 1-2, 2018

    Hamline hosted a gubernatorial debate just prior to the election, which drew significant media attention from a number of outlets, including WCCO TV, Star Tribune, MPR, Fox 9.

    November 1, 2018

    David Schultz was on Chicago’s WGN talking about constitutional powers around birthright citizenship.

    October 26, 2018

    Professor Binnur Ozkececi-Taner wrote an op-ed for Minnpost about the Khashoggi murder.

    September 27, 2018

    Professor Leondra Hanson appeared on KSTP to talk about the supreme court nomination and the #MeToo movement.

    September 25, 2018

    Professor of Political Science, David Schultz was interviewed by the Jamestown Sun about the upcoming North Dakota Senate race.

    September 24, 2018

    Professor David Schultz was featured on WGN Radio to help explain in more detail the importance of the 25th amendment.

    Professor David Schultz was also interviewed by WCCO to help explain why campaigns make negative ads.

    September 16, 2018

    Hamline was mentioned in the Chronicle of Higher Education about hiring our first associate vice president for inclusive excellence this year, David L. Everett.

    September 13, 2018

    Professor of Political Science, David Schultz was published in MinnPost for his article on the Trump Presidency.

    Hamline’s home ice, TRIA Rink, was featured in a behind-the-scenes tour on KSTP TV.

    September 12, 2018

    Marketing Professor James Hagen was mentioned on KARE 11 and Good StockInvest about his knowledge on coupon apps and their convenience.

    September 10, 2018

    Hamline was mentioned in an article by the Midway Como Monitor for being a community partner with Hamline Elementary and supporting their with their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6.

    Religion Professor Deanna Thompson was featured in the Midway Como Monitor about the publishing of her new book, “Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry.”

    September, 9, 2018

    Professor David Schultz was interviewed on WCCO Sunday Morning about Obama being back on the campaign trail, Kavanagh supreme court election problems and an upcoming book about Trump's Presidency.

    September 7, 2018

    Professor of Political Science, David Schultz gave commentary on a legal case involving a double murder in Little Falls, MN and it is archived on a library site.

    September 6, 2018

    Professor of Political Science, David Schultz was interviewed on WCCO Radio about an anonymous opinion piece from someone claiming to work in the White House that appeared in the New York Times and the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing.

    September 5, 2018

    The Minnesota Wild’s page on NHL.com featured numbers about Hamline University’s home ice, TRIA Rink.

    September 4, 2018

    Hamline English students were interviewed by the Star Tribune about the importance of the English major.

    David Schultz, Professor of Political Science, was interviewed by WGN Radio about how President Trump’s tweets could be problematic.

    Professor of Political Science, David Schultz was featured in SF Gate for the publication of his new book, “The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia.”

    Economics Professor Stacie Bosley was featured on MoneyLife for her work trying to implement a program at several Big Ten colleges for educating college students about pyramid schemes and shady businesses.

    September 2, 2018

    Hamline MFA graduate Mindy Mejia was featured in the Pioneer Press and the Herald Courier about her new book, Leave No Trace, which is set in the boundary waters. In the article Mejia expressed her collaboration on a previous book with a Hamline writer in residence, Mary Logue.