FiUG Meeting Feb. 12th 2013

Kathryn Malody talked about the successes and challenges of preparing and then utilizing iPads while abroad. She presented the peripherals to protect the iPads from the Jamaican climate while maintaining their functionality for an art and biology course. She also talked about the apps that they used. Ben Phillip introduced the SAMR model, which breaks down how technology can be leveraged on four different levels – as a direct substitution of existing technology, as an augmentation with slight improvements, as a significant modification of technology, or as a complete redefinition. A chart containing apps listed within these levels was also explored.

Both presentations can be found at:


John Shepard shares two games on environmental education

StormDrainGoalieJohn Shepard shared two environmental educational games that are currently in development: Storm Drain Goalie and Estuaries in the Balance: The Texas Coastal Bend.

“The StormDrain Goalie project doesn’t have a web site yet and isn’t yet available in iTunes, though it should be within a month or so. The project’s elements include:

  • A simple game app that engages younger users in keeping common pollutants from washing into a storm drain while allowing untainted water drops to enter the drain. A Rogues Gallery about the pollutants and the importance of fresh water provides background information. This has been developed as a proof-in-concept application as part of a larger plan to add levels to the game and create additional, similar games on related issues. Continue reading

Exploding the Lecture

A great read in this week’s Inside Higher Ed. Are you ready to “Explode the Lecture” in Your Classroom?

by Steve Kolowich
November 15, 2011 – 3:00am

Personal narrative plays an important role in Mike Garver’s teaching style. Garver, a professor of marketing at Central Michigan University, often uses anecdotes from his own life in his lectures, according to one of his students. “It’s a good way to, in his words, ‘Put a movie in your mind,’ ” says Mike Hoover, a senior at Central Michigan, who is currently taking Garver’s course in market research.

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Advising Webinar Invitation:

Hamline undergraduate advisors: please join the the Center for Academic Services for the following Webinar on Thursday, November 18, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Drew Conference Room:

Academic Advising for Student Retention and Persistence: Tips and Tools for Advising as a Teaching and Learning Process. Per NACADA’s description, the tips and tools presented in this webcast will be useful to new advisors, institutions who have recently made a change to their advising model, and anyone interested in considering fresh new ideas for approaching advising services. For more information, visit

Please R.S.V.P. to the CAS via email:; or phone: 651-523-2912. Dessert will be served!

International Conference on Arts and Humanities: Submit a Proposal Today

The Conference will be held at the Orlando, FL Hilton at Walt Disney World from Sunday, November 14th through Tuesday, November 16th.

This interdisciplinary conference draws together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the humanities, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. The disciplines represented will include:

  • Anthropology; Cultural Studies:
  • Area Studies (e.g. Africa, Asia, Europe, America)
  • Archeology
  • Art & Art History
  • Communication, Journalism and Media Studies
  • English
  • Folklore
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Music; Drama
  • Philosophy
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity
  • Religion, Theology
  • Sociology
  • Other areas of Arts and Humanities
  • Cross-disciplinary

Participants are welcome to submit a paper proposal to present either a 30-minute presentation, or to jointly present a 90-minute colloquium session. We try to organize parallel sessions into tracks through the conference that reflect different perspectives or disciplines. The type of papers presented include: research articles and theoretical articles, as well as papers prepared by practitioners that deal with application, best practices, and case studies.

This is a presenter’s conference, and we strongly encourage people to attend the various sessions throughout the three-day meeting. The conference registration fee includes a plated lunch each day of the conference, as well as an opening night reception, providing attendees an opportunity to meet and get to know each other. Student registration rates are $300, and faculty registration rates are $375.

To submit a proposal, simply fill out this interactive form or go to the conference website.

Get Research Savy with Help from the Bush Library Team

The Center for Teaching and Learning CTL is announcing a series of new workshops created by the Bush library staff for the new academic year.  Every second Tuesday of the month, a reference professional will offer a workshop that promotes research and access to electronic resources at Hamline University. Check out the topics that will be covered and RSVP your interest directly to the presenter. In addition, several of these workshops will now be offered at a distance using Elluminate Live, Hamline’s synchronous teaching platform. Please express your interest in a workshop held in Elluminate Live to the presenter. Workshop listings will remain posted on the CTL Workshop calendar, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Bush Library presents:

October: Online Ordering in Three Easy Steps

Bush Library’s Online Ordering Form or “what happened to the yellow book order cards”?  Online ordering is 3 easy steps! Upon request, this workshop can also be facilitated at a distance via Elluminate Live! Please express your interest in a distance held workshop to Barb Brokopp.

Please RSVP directly to Barb Brokopp at and use “ Online Ordering Workshop” in the subject line.

November: RefWorks

Start using the bibliographic management system, RefWorks. In particular, we will show how to use the software within the article databases CLICnet and Google Scholar.  Attention will also be given to organizing your citations and formatting them into a bibliography.

Please RSVP directly to Kristofer Scheid at and use “RefWorks Workshop” in the subject line.

December: e-books

Librarian Amy Sheehan will demonstrate accessing Bush Library’s ebooks collections, and discuss options for faculty wishing to expand those collections or link to them.

Please RSVP directly to Amy Sheehan at and use “e-books Workshop” in the subject line.

January: Blackboard Linking

Learn how to create links to articles and books in databases. Place these links into Blackboard to provide your students with one-click access to scholarly content.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at and use “Blackboard Linking Workshop ” in the subject line.

February: Not Your Everyday Databases

Learn about several of the more specialized databases in our collection, including–but not limited to: LexisNexis, Academic Universe, Literature Resource Center, and Ethnic Newswatch.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at and use “Database Workshop” in the subject line.

March: Advances Database Features

Want to get more out of your favorite databases? This session will introduce advanced features including saving searches, journal alerts and search alerts via email and RSS feeds.

Please RSVP directly to Kimberly Feilmeyer at and put “Advanced Database Workshop” in the subject line.

April: Free Video Resources

Several free video websites provide front row seats to history for your students.  The C-SPAN Video Library, the Minnesota Video Vault, and include videos as varied as Anita Hill’s testimony, live coverage of Jesse Ventura’s Inaugural Ball, and eyewitness interviews from the Roswell Reports.

Please RSVP directly to Kate Borowske at and use “Video Resources Workshop” in the subject line.