Updates to CSP’s Student Information Management Process

We’re excited to announce that CSP is introducing an easier way to manage and share your student information. The CSP Community and Family Portal is a platform that specializes in communicating relevant information regarding campus news and approved student information to your designated support person. Once signed up, your family member or support person can request information, keep up with your academic progress, financial aid, and even make a payment – all from The CSP Community and Family Portal.

If your parent or supporter submits a request, be on the lookout for an email requesting access. You can always determine the level of access given.

To learn more please visit the Student Resources on CSP Connect.

Next Week: Hamline Women’s History Month Series Events

Women’s History Month Series

Julia B to Kamala D: From Woman Suffrage to Equal Rights

Hamline University and Mitchell Hamline School of Law present “Julia B to Kamala D: From Woman Suffrage to Equal Rights” an online, free series of five events that are open to the public. Registration link for all the events:http://bit.ly/ERAandSuffrage.

Screening and discussion of the documentary Citizen

Monday, March 22, 2021 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Watch a film that chronicles Minnesotans’ role in achieving the 19th Amendment and also suggests that the 70+ years of activism was itself an important badge of change and true democracy. The screening followed by discussion and Q&A with producer Daniel Bergin and production assistant Anne Guttridge. Co-sponsored with Twin Cities Public Television.

Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights: Minnesota’s History

Tuesday, March 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

This author roundtable features contributors to the groundbreaking Fall 2020 issue of Minnesota History focused on new histories of woman suffrage and women’s rights. Audience members are encouraged to read the Fall 2020 issue of Minnesota History prior to the program (it is available online or for purchase) and to view the Votes for Women online exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society. Co-sponsored with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Speakers include:

Annette Atkins, professor emerita of history, Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict.

Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, professor of women’s and gender studies, legal studies faculty affiliate, and Hamline University Endowed Chair in the Humanities.

Jacqueline deVries, professor of history, Augsburg University.

Elizabeth Dillenburg, assistant professor of history, Ohio State University at Newark.

Hannah Dyson, Augsburg University, class of 2020.

Sara Egge, Claude D. Pottinger Associate Professor of History, Centre College, Kentucky.

William D. Green, professor of history and M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Augsburg University.

Frederick L. Johnson, independent scholar; Minnesota regional history author.

Lori Ann Lahlum, professor of history, Minnesota State University Mankato.

Kate Roberts, Senior Exhibit Developer, Minnesota Historical Society.

Laura Weber, Editor, Minnesota History, Minnesota Historical Society.

J.D. Zahniser, independent scholar; co-author, Alice Paul: Claiming Power (Oxford, 2014/2019).

The Next Step for the ERA: SCOTUS, Congress, or Starting Over?

Wednesday, March 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

This presentation features Danaya Wright, the Clarence J. TeSelle Endowed Professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law; and Joanna Woolman, Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for Children, Families, and Communities at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  They will explore the legal issues and political landscape for what could be our Twenty-Eighth Amendment.

Voting Rights Act:  Past, Present, Future 

Thursday, March 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Mitchell Hamline Law Professor Raleigh Levine’s presentation will examine the Voting Rights Act, describe its history, and consider where it stands today and what might be next. President of the Mitchell Hamline Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Aretha Haynes will moderate a discussion following Professor Levine’s talk. Co-sponsored with MHSL Black Law Student Association.

State Equal Rights Amendments: How the Language of the Law Affects Women’s Rights

Friday, March 26, 12:45-1:45 p.m. 

Hamline University alumna Madeline Thieschafer ‘20 and Hamline University Distinguished Professor David Schultz discuss Equal Rights Amendment initiatives in states across the U.S.  Learn about the outcomes of cases brought under these amendments and whether the United States courtrooms are on the side of progress. By the end of this presentation with Madeline Thieschafer ’20 and Professor David Schultz, audience members will be equipped with knowledge that will allow them to advocate for women’s rights more effectively, understand which methods of advocacy have proven to be a lost cause, and speak knowledgeably about the role that courtrooms play in advancing gender equality.

A Poem to Celebrate Women’s History Month


Made on purpose, for a purpose
Like poetry
Knit together like each word of each line
Chosen for each rhyme
Chosen to be Just. Right.
Is who you are.

God doesn’t make trash,
Didn’t you know?
He made you good and whole
And the world and sin crumpled your soul
And told you you’re so far from beautiful
You may live with a gash,
But God doesn’t make trash.

You were made like poetry,
Breathed into life by the Spirit.
Given a rhythm and a reason,
This life for a season.
And it’s yours to dream
With the Maker, what all could be.
What’s your hidden meaning?

What’s your shape on the page?
The sound you make?
Long and funny, short and deep,
One that is more sad or more sweet?
What is plucked from the stacks and tucked just right into you?
Your dimples, your style,
The way your eyes just can’t lie.
The chuckle under your breathe,
Or the way you just can’t stop talking about how good the weather is no matter what it is.

Dear poiema,
What is your theme?
What do you wish to tell the world?
To tell me?
No matter the message,
you’ve added to beauty.
So I’ll try not to rush by you,
But take your goodness in slowly.
Because that’s what poetry is for:
Deep delight.
I’m so glad you were written.
And wow, can God write.

(based off Ephesians 2:10)
Shelly Schwalm, 2021

New Summer Online Course: Spanish for Healthcare Workers!

This section of SPA 201/401, taught by CSP Spanish faculty, will emphasize training future health professionals to explore and acquire linguistic and cultural competency to provide care for the U.S. Latino community in their own language.

This summer course was designed for students who are at an intermediate (201) or advanced (401) Spanish level and are interested in health professions (e.g. nurses, doctors, pharmacists, social workers, sports medicine therapists, public health workers, etc.).

Students not minoring in Spanish can take this course for elective credit.

This four-credit course will run from May 10th – June 30th on Mondays from 7-9 pm online

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Prof. Anna Butler (instructor) or to Dr. Theresa FitzPatrick (department chair).

Brian Evans Takes on New Role at CSP

We have some exciting news to share about changes in store for the Marketing team at CSP. Brian Evans is moving to the position of Brand Manager with CSP. He’s been an integral part of CSP Marketing since 2017 and his work is visible to everyone who interacts with our university in person, online, in our TV ads, and everywhere the CSP brand is shared. 

With such a deep background and expertise in branding, Brian’s role is being recast to lead all efforts to build out and elevate the CSP brand with all audiences. His commitment to CSP runs deep. As someone who literally wears the CSP brand to work every day, Brian is well suited to champion the visual and emotional connections people have to our university.

The branding work is essential to support CSP’s continued growth and expanding presence in and beyond the Twin Cities metro area and our nursing program in Portland, Oregon. In this new role, Brian will continue to work closely with many stakeholders within Concordia, along with our OPM partners who help drive enrollment for all of our programming.

“Brian’s expertise in branding is particularly essential to ensure a consistent presence across all touchpoints Concordia has with students, prospective students, alumni, and the communities we serve,” said Dr. Kimberly Craig, Vice President of Enrollment Management. “From our digital presence to what people see in our classrooms and across campus, audiences will have no doubt that we are Concordia St. Paul.”

With Brian’s new role in place, CSP will be recruiting for an expanded Director of Digital Marketing and Communication position. CSP is excited about the changes in store for marketing in 2021, supporting what is now the second-largest private university in Minnesota.