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Submissions from 2021

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Laodicea at Bethel Dear Church, Learning from the Seven Letters Written to the Churches in Revelation Part 8, Juan Hernandez Jr
Dr. Juan Hernandez, Jr. gives a lecture in Bethel's Chapel on the text of Revelation 3:14-21 for the last of an eight part series on the letters to the churches in Revelation. He reads the passage with some minor changes addressing the lett...

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Front Cover Artwork: Nano-Optical Tweezers: Methods and Applications for Trapping Single Molecules and Nanoparticles, Joshua D. Kolbow, Nathan C. Lindquist, Christopher T. Ertsgaard, Daehan Yoo, and Sang Hyun Oh
The front cover artwork is provided by Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh's group at the University of Minnesota. The image shows the optical trapping of chiral nanoparticles using coaxial nano-optical tweezers, devices capable of harnessing light to manip...

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Nano-Optical Tweezers: Methods and Applications for Trapping Single Molecules and Nanoparticles, Joshua D. Kolbow, Nathan C. Lindquist, Christopher T. Ertsgaard, Daehan Yoo, and Sang Hyun Oh
Optical tweezers were developed in 1970 by Arthur Ashkin as a tool for the manipulation of micron-sized particles. Ashkin's original design was then adapted for a variety of purposes, such as trapping and manipulation of biological material...

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Ultra-High-Speed Dynamics in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, Nathan C. Lindquist and Alexandre G. Brolo
In this perspective, we discuss recent observations related to the temporal dynamics of intensities in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) experiments. SERS is a well-established and highly active research field, driven by the potentia...

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Aesthetic/Design Guidelines for Campus Master Planning Bethel University, Wayne Roosa and Eugene Johnson
The situation that inspired and drove these aesthetic guidelines for campus master planning were unique to the history Bethel University and Seminary. By the early 1960s, Bethel was outgrowing its site on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. The op...

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Digital plasmonic holography with iterative phase retrieval for sensing, RYAN M. SPIES, GRACE H. COLE, MARIT A. ENGEVIK, BRITTA G. NORDBERG, EVAN A. SCHARNICK, ISAAC M. VLIEM, ALEXANDRE G. BROLO, and NATHAN C. LINDQUIST
Propagating surface plasmon waves have been used for many applications including imaging and sensing. However, direct in-plane imaging of micro-objects with surface plasmon waves suffers from the lack of simple, two-dimensional lenses, mirr...

Submissions from 2020

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High-Speed Fluctuations in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Intensities from Various Nanostructures, Ariadne T. Bido, Britta G. Nordberg, Marit A. Engevik, Nathan C. Lindquist, and Alexandre G. Brolo
The observation of single molecule events using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a well-established phenomenon. These events are characterized by strong fluctuations in SERS intensities. High-speed SERS intensity fluctuations (in...

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Dynamic Imaging of Multiple SERS Hotspots on Single Nanoparticles, Carlos Diego L. De Albuquerque, Kallai M. Hokanson, Sarah R. Thorud, Regivaldo G. Sobral-Filho, Nathan C. Lindquist, and Alexandre G. Brolo
Signal intensity fluctuations are a ubiquitous characteristic of single-molecule surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). In this work, we observed SERS intensity fluctuations (SIFs) from single nanoparticles fully coated with an adsorbate...

Recovering Revelation’s Forgotten Textual History: Josef Schmid’s Magnum Opus for the Twenty-First Century Dr. Juan Hernández | The Reverend Alexander Thompson, D.D. Memorial Lecture, Juan Hernandez Jr

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 1 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 2 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 3 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 4 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 5 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

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Family Ministry: Past, Present, Future, Denise Muir Kjesbo and Lou Y. Cha
Within the family ministry movement, various philosophies, curriculum, conferences, and ministry models have been historically developed for the Christian discipleship of families. These resources and models have become an integral part of ...

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Echoes of a Student’s Voice: Education in an Emerging Country, Tracy Lynn Reimer
This fall I had the privilege to partake on an adventure in Southeast Asia to learn more about education systems in emerging countries. To be transparent, it was the call to move further along the cultural responsiveness continuum that insp...

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Digital plasmonic holography with iterative phase retrieval for sensing, Ryan M. Spies, Isaac M. Vliem, Alexandre G. Brolo, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Digital holographic microscopy techniques are combined with leakage radiation microscopy and used for lens-less in-plane surface imaging with propagating surface plasmon waves. Using iterative phase retrieval techniques, applications in pla...

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Teaching synchronous-service teachers: Traditional teacher education at a crossroads, Matthew A.M. Thomas and Elisabeth E. Lefebvre
Background/Context: Teachers enrolled in alternative training and licensure programs may have experiences that lie outside what is considered typical for both preservice teachers and in-service teachers. This article explores the experience...

Submissions from 2019

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Smaller classes promote equitable student participation in STEM, Cissy J. Ballen, Stepfanie M. Aguillon, Azza Awwad, Anne E. Bjune, Daniel Challou, Abby Grace Drake, Michelle Driessen, Aziza Ellozy, Vivian E. Ferry, Emma E. Goldberg, William Harcombe, Steve Jensen, Christian Jørgensen, Zoe Koth, Suzanne McGaugh, Caroline Mitry, Bryan Mosher, Hoda Mostafa, Renee H. Petipas, Paula A.G. Soneral, Shana Watters, Deena Wassenberg, Stacey L. Weiss, Azariah Yonas, Kelly R. Zamudio, and Sehoya Cotner
As science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms in higher education transition from lecturing to active learning, the frequency of student interactions in class increases. Previous research documents a gender bias in ...

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Creating Dynamic Undergraduate Learning Laboratories through Collaboration Between Archives, Libraries, and Digital Humanities, Kent Gerber, Charlie Goldberg, and Diana L. Magnuson
In an environment of rapid change in higher education in which institutions strive to lure prospective students with unique curricula, there is a growing need to provide innovative pedagogical experiences for students through collaborations...

Trajectories of birth family contact in domestic adoptions, Harold D. Grotevant, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Lisa Fiorenzo, Albert Y.H. Lo, and Ruth G. McRoy
Emotional distance regulation theory (Broderick, 1993; Grotevant, 2009) guided this examination of the changes in family structure and process in adoptive kinship networks experiencing different arrangements of contact between birth and ado...

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Preparing Equitable and Culturally Responsive School Leaders, Kimberly Hartung and Tracy Lynn Reimer
Equitable school leadership is intentional; it requires learning, listening, action, and reflection. This study explored how two school administrator preparation programs, focused on culturally responsive instructional leadership and critic...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Luke and John Part 5 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Mark and Matthew Part 3 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Matthew and Luke Part 4 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Part 1 of 5 Introduction Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Part 2 of 5 Mark Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

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High-speed imaging of surface-enhanced Raman scattering fluctuations from individual nanoparticles, Nathan C. Lindquist, Carlos Diego L. de Albuquerque, Regivaldo G. Sobral-Filho, Irina Paci, and Alexandre G. Brolo
The concept of plasmonic hotspots is central to the interpretation of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect. Although plasmonic hotspots are generally portrayed as static features, single-molecule SERS (SM-SERS) is marked by c...

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The Son of God and Trinitarian Identity Statements, Matthew Owen and John Anthony Dunne
Classical Trinitarians claim that Jesus—the Son of God—is truly God and that there is only one God and the Father is God, the Spirit is God, and the Father, Son, and Spirit are distinct. However, if the identity statement that ‘the Son is G...

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Building Bridges Across Faith Lines: Responsible Christian Education in a Post-Christian Society, Amy Poppinga, Marion Larson, and Sara Shady
The demographic composition of students and employees at many Christian colleges and universities in the United States does not reflect the growing religious diversity of the twenty-first century. While Christian higher education provides a...

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Bible Study as Luminous Converting Encounter: Swiss Pietist Initiatives in 19th-Century French Canada, Glen G. Scorgie
This article examines the understanding and use of Scripture in the evangelistic endeavors of “awakened” pietistic francophone Swiss Protestant missionaries in 19th-century French Canada (after 1867, Quebec). It begins by sketching the root...

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Real-Time Sensing with Patterned Plasmonic Substrates and a Compact Imager Chip, Spencer T. Seiler, Isabel S. Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Optical sensing is an important research field due to its proven ability to be extremely sensitive, nondestructive, and applicable to sensing a wide range of chemical, thermal, electric, or magnetic phenomena. Beyond traditional optical sen...

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Integrating CRISPR-Cas9 technology into undergraduate courses: Perspectives from a National Science Foundation (NSF) workshop for undergraduate faculty, June 2018, Michael J. Wolyniak, Shane Austin, Lucian F. Bloodworth, Dawn Carter, Scott H. Harrison, Tiffany Hoage, Lisa Hollis-Brown, Felicia Jefferson, Alison Krufka, Farida Safadi-Chamberlin, Maria S. Santisteban, Paula Soneral, Beth Van Winkle, and Anil K. Challa
As CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)-Cas9 technology becomes more mainstream in life science research, it becomes critical for undergraduate instructors to devise engaging ways to bring the technology into t...

Minding the (Information) Gap: What Do Emerging Adult Adoptees Want to Know About Their Birth Parents?, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Harold D. Grotevant
The formation of an adoption information gap was examined for a group of 169 emerging adults (M = 25.0 years) who were adopted as infants. Participants completed interviews and questionnaires at adolescence and emerging adulthood (late teen...

Submissions from 2018

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Filled with the Spirit: Wine and worship in levitical light (Ephesians 5.18-21), John Anthony Dunne
This essay argues that the background of the temple, and particular priestly and levitical activities, explain the logic of Eph. 5.18-21. After setting this text in context and addressing various proposed backgrounds, the proposal of this e...

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Holographic plasmonic tweezing for dynamic trapping and manipulation, Preston R. Huft, Joshua D. Kolbow, Jonathan T. Thweatt, John J. McCauley, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We demonstrate dynamic trapping and computer-controlled manipulation of nanoparticles with plasmonic holograms. Research into plasmonic trapping has been motivated by its potential for enhanced optical forces. However, while holographic opt...

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Digital plasmonic holography, Joseph W. Nelson, Greta R. Knefelkamp, Alexandre G. Brolo, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We demonstrate digital plasmonic holography for direct in-plane imaging with propagating surface-plasmon waves. Imaging with surface plasmons suffers from the lack of simple in-plane lenses and mirrors. Lens-less digital holography techniqu...

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Digital plasmonic holography, Joseph W. Nelson, Greta R. Knefelkamp, Alexandre G. Brolo, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Direct two-dimensional imaging with surface plasmons suffers from the lack of simple two-dimensional lenses. Here we show that digital holographic microscopy techniques can be used for lens-less in-plane surface imaging with propagating pla...

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Relational integration of psychology and Christian theology: Theory, research, and practice, Steven J. Sandage and Jeannine K. Brown
Relational Integration of Psychology and Christian Theology offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary relational framework that integrates theology, psychology, and clinical and other applications. Building on existing models and debates about ...

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“Is this class hard?" Defining and analyzing academic rigor from a learner’s perspective, Sara A. Wyse and Paula A.G. Soneral
Despite its value in higher education, academic rigor is a challenging construct to define for instructor and students alike. How do students perceive academic rigor in their biology course work? Using qualitative surveys, we asked students...

Submissions from 2017

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A Call to Develop Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) for Nonmajors Courses, Cissy J. Ballen, Jessamina E. Blum, Sara Brownell, Sadie Hebert, James Hewlett, Joanna R. Klein, Erik A. McDonald, Denise L. Monti, Stephen C. Nold, Krista E. Slemmons, Paula A.G. Soneral, and Sehoya Cotner
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) for non–science majors (nonmajors) are potentially distinct from CUREs for developing scientists in their goals, learning objectives, and assessment strategies. While national calls to...

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Conversation as a model to build the relationship among libraries, digital humanities, and campus leadership, Kent Gerber
By committing to two conversation-based concepts, David Lankes's Mission for New Librarians and the “Scholarship as Conversation” Information Literacy Frame, Bethel University's Library has established a leadership role in advocating and im...

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Holographic Plasmonic Nanotweezers for Dynamic Trapping and Manipulation, Preston R. Huft, Joshua D. Kolbow, Jonathan T. Thweatt, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We demonstrate dynamic trapping and manipulation of nanoparticles with plasmonic holograms. By tailoring the illumination pattern of an incident light beam with a computer-controlled spatial light modulator, constructive and destructive int...

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Chemically imaging bacteria with super-resolution SERS on ultra-thin silver substrates, Aeli P. Olson, Kelsey B. Spies, Anna C. Browning, Paula A.G. Soneral, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Plasmonic hotspots generate a blinking Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) effect that can be processed using Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM) algorithms for super-resolved imaging. Furthermore, by imaging through...

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Chemically imaging bacteria with super-resolution SERS on ultra-thin silver substrates, Aeli P. Olson, Kelsey B. Spies, Anna C. Browning, Paula A.G. Soneral, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Plasmonic hotspots generate a blinking Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) effect that can be processed using Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM) algorithms for super-resolved imaging. Furthermore, by imaging through...

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Speaking Out: When to Lead, When to Learn, Tracy Lynn Reimer
The premise that great schools have great leaders can lead to a vision of the principal as a heroic leader working alone to save the day. Yet, the notion of a principal leading in isolation is outdated, and the need for effective leaders ha...

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A SCALE-UP mock-up: Comparison of student learning gains in high- and low-tech active-learning environments, Paula A.G. Soneral and Sara A. Wyse
Student-centered learning environments with upside-down pedagogies (SCALE-UP) are widely implemented at institutions across the country, and learning gains from these classrooms have been well documented. This study investigates the specifi...

Submissions from 2016

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Getting Involved With the Digital Humanities in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies, Kent Gerber
Digital humanities are growing and thriving in higher education, and, in the spirit of the pioneering work of Father Busa, it is important for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians to consider our roles and involvement ...

"Remember that During Your Life You Had Good Things..." For Philando Castille, Juan Hernandez Jr
This is the text and audio of an address given to Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences community during the first Convocation Chapel of the Year by Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Juan Hernandez. Hernandez explain...

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Super-Resolution Chemical Imaging with Plasmonic Substrates, Aeli P. Olson, Christopher T. Ertsgaard, Sarah N. Elliott, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We demonstrate super-resolution chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Due to large field enhancements, blinking behavior of SERS hot spots was observed and processed using a stochastic opt...

Super-resolution snapshot chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Aeli P. Olson and Nathan C. Lindquist
We show super-resolution chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy. Spectral and spatial content are obtained simultaneously by imaging through filters or...

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Super-resolution snapshot chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Aeli P. Olson and Nathan C. Lindquist
We show super-resolution chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy. Spectral and spatial content are obtained simultaneously by imaging through filters or...

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Direct spectral imaging of plasmonic nanohole arrays for real-time sensing, Spencer T. Seiler, Isabel S. Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Plasmon-enhanced optical transmission through arrays of nano-structured holes has led to the development of a new generation of optical sensors. In this paper, to dramatically simplify the standard optical setups of these sensors, we positi...

Submissions from 2015

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Relational integration, part II: Relational integration as developmental and intercultural, Jeannine K. Brown and Steven J. Sandage
In Part II of this two-part manuscript, we continue to outline the contours of a relational integration approach to the relationship between psychology and theology. Part I focused on relational integration as embodied and hermeneutical; he...

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Super-resolution chemical imaging with dynamic placement of plasmonic hotspots, Aeli P. Olson, Christopher T. Ertsgaard, Rachel M. McKoskey, Isabel S. Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We demonstrate dynamic placement of plasmonic "hotspots" for super-resolution chemical imaging via Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). A silver nanohole array surface was coated with biological samples and illuminated with a laser. ...

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Polarization interferometry for real-time spectroscopic plasmonic sensing, Lauren M. Otto, Daniel A. Mohr, Timothy W. Johnson, Sang Hyun Oh, and Nathan C. Lindquist
We present quantitative, spectroscopic polarization interferometry phase measurements on plasmonic surfaces for sensing applications. By adding a liquid crystal variable wave plate in our beam path, we are able to measure phase shifts due t...

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Perfect Extinction of Terahertz Waves in Monolayer Graphene over 2-nm-Wide Metallic Apertures, Hyeong Ryeol Park, Seon Namgung, Xiaoshu Chen, Nathan C. Lindquist, Vincenzo Giannini, Yan Francescato, Stefan A. Maier, and Sang Hyun Oh
High carrier mobility and tunability in graphene enable fundamental studies for plasmonics and various applications. Despite its versatility, however, single-layer graphene (SLG) suffers from poor coupling efficiency to electromagnetic wave...

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Relational integration, part I: Differentiated relationality between psychology and theology, Steven J. Sandage and Jeannine K. Brown
In Part I of a two-part manuscript, we describe the contours of a relational integration approach to the relationship between psychology and theology. This approach builds on the tradition of the integration of psychology and theology but t...

Submissions from 2014

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Squeezing millimeter waves through a single, nanometer-wide, centimeter-long slit, Xiaoshu Chen, Hyeong Ryeol Park, Nathan C. Lindquist, Jonah Shaver, Matthew Pelton, and Sang Hyun Oh
We demonstrate broadband non-resonant squeezing of terahertz (THz) waves through an isolated 2-nm-wide, 2-cm-long slit (aspect ratio of 107), representing a maximum intensity enhancement factor of one million. Unlike resonant nanogap struct...

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Fabrication and characterization of template-stripped plasmonic substrates for high-resolution chemical imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

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Fabrication and Characterization of Template-Stripped Plasmonic Substrates for High-Resolution Chemical Imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

Fabrication and characterization of template-stripped plasmonic substrates for high-resolution chemical imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

Fabrication and characterization of template-stripped plasmonic substrates for high-resolution chemical imaging, Sarah Elliott, Mark Turner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripped plasmonic nanoholes are used as high-resolution chemical imaging substrates via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Chemical patterns created with microcontact printing show these surfaces to provide large and uniform enh...

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Dynamic placement of plasmonic hotspots for super-resolution surface-enhanced Raman scattering, Christopher T. Ertsgaard, Rachel M. McKoskey, Isabel S. Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
In this paper, we demonstrate dynamic placement of locally enhanced plasmonic fields using holographic laser illumination of a silver nanohole array. To visualize these focused "hotspots", the silver surface was coated with various biologic...

Adoptees' Contact With Birth Relatives in Emerging Adulthood, Rachel H. Farr, Holly A. Grant-Marsney, Danila S. Musante, Harold D. Grotevant, and Gretchen Miller Wrobel
While openness in adoption has become more common in the United States, little research has examined contact between birth and adoptive families as adoptees become adults. Using quantitative and qualitative data from 167 emerging adult adop...

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The creation of a fourth-century witness to the andreas text type: A misreading in the apocalypse's textual history, Juan Hernández Jr
The publication of Josef Schmid's landmark work on the textual history of the Apocalypse seemingly established the Andreas Text Type as a fourth-century product. The primary evidence for Schmid's claim came from the fourth-century correctio...

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Walking with the Mud Flower collective: God's Fierce Whimsy and dialogic theological method, Stina Busman Jost
Arguing for a retrieval of the landmark work, God’s Fierce Whimsy, Stina Busman Jost establishes the critical importance of this volume for the construction of a dialogic theological method. This is accomplished through a close reading of G...

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“I Would Like to Live a Better Life:” How Young Mothers Experience Entrepreneurship Education in East Africa, Elisabeth E. Lefebvre, Amy Pekol, and Brooke L. Krause
This paper examines the capabilities, values, and constraints of young mothers participating in a youth entrepreneurship program in Tanzania and Uganda. Entrepreneurship education is an increasingly popular development strategy for vulnerab...

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Template fabricated plasmonic nanoholes on analyte-sensitive substrates for real-time vapor sensing, Nathan C. Lindquist, Mark A. Turner, and Benjamin P. Heppner
Sensing with nanostructured plasmonic devices has become an important research field due to their proven ability to be extremely sensitive, compact, multiplexed, and compatible with low-cost fabrication techniques. In this paper, we employ ...

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Super-resolution snapshot chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Aeli P. Olson and Nathan C. Lindquist
We show super-resolution chemical imaging with plasmonic nanoholes, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy. Spectral and spatial content are obtained simultaneously by imaging through filters or...

Template fabricated plasmonic nanoholes on analyte-sensitive substrates for vapor sensing, Mark Turner, Benjamin Heppner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripping is used to produce plasmonic nanoholes on chemically-patterned substrates for real-time, multiplex vapor sensing. The open-hole geometry allows simultaneous response from both sides of the chip during exposure to nitrogen...

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Template fabricated plasmonic nanoholes on analyte-sensitive substrates for vapor sensing, Mark Turner, Benjamin Heppner, Isabel Rich, and Nathan C. Lindquist
Template-stripping is used to produce plasmonic nanoholes on chemically-patterned substrates for real-time, multiplex vapor sensing. The open-hole geometry allows simultaneous response from both sides of the chip during exposure to <10 ppm ...

Submissions from 2013

Matthew’s “least of these” theology and subversion of “us/other” categories, Jeannine K. Brown

Contact between adoptive and birth families: Perspectives from the Minnesota/Texas adoption research project, Harold D. Grotevant, Ruth G. Mcroy, Gretchen M. Wrobel, and Susan Ayers-Lopez
A growing number of adoptive families have contact with their children's birth relatives. The Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project is examining longitudinally the consequences of variations in contact arrangements for birth mothers, ad...

Modern critical editions and apparatuses of the Greek new testament, Juan Hernández Jr

Adoptees' curiosity and information-seeking about birth parents in emerging adulthood: Context, motivation, and behavior, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, Diana R. Samek, and Lynn Von Korff
The Adoption Curiosity Pathway (ACP) model was used to test the potential mediating effect of curiosity on adoption information-seeking in a sample of 143 emerging adult adoptees (mean age = 25.0 years) who were adopted as infants within th...

Submissions from 2012

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The Early Text of Luke, Juan Hernández Jr
This chapter examines six pre-fourth-century papyri containing Luke's Gospel: P4, P7, P45, P69, P75, and P111. The individual scribal habits, textual relationships, and transmission and social histories of each manuscript are considered. Ed...

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Converging horizons for relational integration: Differentiation-based collaboration, Steven J. Sandage and Jeannine K. Brown

Understanding the Adoptive Family within the Context of Christian Hospitality, Gretchen Miller Wrobel
Adoptive families can take many forms, yet there are similarities across adoptive family types that can be studied. Relevant research regarding the adoptive kinship network, openness and contact in adoption, family communication about adopt...

Adopted Adolescents: Who and What Are They Curious About?, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Kristin Dillon

Connecting Research to Practice, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Elsbeth Neil

International Advances in Adoption Research for Practice, Gretchen Miller Wrobel and Elsbeth Neil
This is a unique compilation of cross-cultural and international attitudes towards adoption research and outcomes. Whilst informal adoption of children has probably always existed across all human societies, this work is timely in that inte...

Submissions from 2011

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The relevance of Andrew of Caesarea for new testament textual criticism, Juan Hernández Jr

The role of adoption communicative openness in information seeking among adoptees from adolescence to emerging adulthood, Brooke A. Skinner-Drawz, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, and Lynn von Korff
Adoption Communicative Openness was examined as a predictor of information seeking from adolescence to emerging adulthood in a group of adoptees who did not have direct contact with birth relatives during adolescence. Changes in information...

Building a shared digital collection: The experience of the cooperating libraries in consortium, Dora Wagner and Kent Gerber
Recognizing the digital opportunities available, the libraries of eight educational institutions in Minnesota built on a previously existing consortial relationship in order to explore the possibility of sharing a Digital Asset Management S...

Submissions from 2010

Creation's renewal in the gospel of John, Jeannine K. Brown

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A scribal solution to a problematic measurement in the apocalypse, Juan Hernández Jr
Orthographic variation within the manuscripts of the Greek NT is seldom a cause célèbre beyond the ranks of diehard textual critics. Even among these most will concede that orthographic irregularities amount to little more than evidence of ...

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A Study on the Principal’s Role in the Development of Professional Learning Communities in Elementary Schools that “Beat the Odds” in Reading, Tracy Lynn Reimer
Current federal legislation, such as No Child Left Behind and The Race to the Top, have elicited high levels of accountability for increasing student reading achievement. Professional organizations and researchers encourage educators to org...

Submissions from 2008

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The apocalypse in codex alexandrinus: Its singular readings and scribal habits, Juan Hernández Jr

Submissions from 2007

Many faces of openness in adoption: Perspectives of adopted adolescents and their parents, Harold D. Grotevant, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Lynn Von Korff, Brooke Skinner, Jane Newell, Sarah Friese, and Ruth McRoy
Parents and adolescents (mean age, 15.7 years) from 177 adoptive families participating in the second wave of the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project were interviewed about their post-adoption contact arrangements. The sample included...

Submissions from 2006

Adolescents' feelings about openness in adoption: Implications for adoption agencies, Jerica M. Berge, Tai J. Mendenhall, Gretchen M. Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, and Ruth G. McRoy
Adoption research commonly uses parents' reports of satisfaction when examining openness in adoption arrangements. This qualitative study aimed to fill a gap in the adoption research by using adolescents' voices to gain a better understandi...

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Just a busybody? A look at the Greco-Roman topos of meddling for defining αcombining comma aboveλλοτριεπίσ κοπος in 1 Peter 4:15, Jeannine K. Brown

Submissions from 2005

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Direct engagement of the reader in Matthew's discourses: Rhetorical techniques and scholarly consensus, Jeannine K. Brown
Matthew's five great discourses move from addressing the story's audience to direct engagement with the reader. The first section of the paper demonstrates that this rhetorical function of the discourses has found widespread agreement among...

Submissions from 2004

Adolescents' satisfaction with contact in adoption, Tai J. Mendenhall, Jerica M. Berge, Gretchen M. Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, and Ruth G. McRoy
The current investigation drew from the second wave of data collected from the Minnesota-Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP). Adolescents involved in adoptive arrangements in which there is contact with birth parents were compared to ad...

Moving Forward, Gretchen Miller Wrobel

Adolescent Search for Birthparents: Who Moves Forward?, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, and Ruth G. McRoy
The decision to search for birthparents is one that all adopted persons consider. The focus of this study is to describe, for a group of adopted adolescents, who chooses to search and who does not and to explore how search behavior is relat...

The Family Adoption Communication (FAC) Model: Identifying Pathways of Adoption-Related Communication, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Julie K. Kohler, Harold D. Grotevant, and Ruth G. McRoy
Presented is a theoretical model explaining how family communication about adoption evolves over time. Based on data from a national longitudinal study of the effects of openness in adoption (Grotevant & McRoy, 1998), the Family Adoption Co...

Submissions from 2003

Contact in Adoption: The Experience of Adoptive Families in the USA, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Harold D. Grotevant, Jerica Berge, Tai Mendenhall, and Ruth McRoy
Contact in adoption is a complex issue that adoption professionals frequently negotiate. Today most adoption placements include an initial plan for contact that in many instances changes over time. By understanding contact as an issue that ...

Submissions from 2001

The emergence of psychosocial engagement in adopted adolescents: The family as context over time, Harold D. Grotevant, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Manfred H. Van Dulmen, and Ruth G. McRoy
Psychosocial engagement of adopted adolescents was examined as a function of longitudinal patterns of stability and change in parents'perceptions of the compatibility of the child within the family. Psychosocial engagement involves the adol...

Submissions from 1998

Factors related to patterns of information exchange between adoptive parents and children in mediated adoptions, Gretchen Miller Wrobel, Julie K. Kohler, Harold D. Grotevant, and Ruth G. McRoy
Communication between adoptive parents and their adopted children was examined in a sample of 60 families involved in mediated adoptive relationships. Subjects for this study participated in the Minnesota-Texas Adoption Project, a nationwid...