Make a difference in local community as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer

April 23, 2014 by | Campus Life

Chapman University’s Civic Engagement Initiatives have been awarded their first AmeriCorps VISTA positions, to begin this summer at LibrerÍa MartÍnez de Chapman University. Alumni and graduating seniors applying to the AmeriCorps VISTA program are encouraged to indicate an interest in the LibrerÍa posts when filling out their applications, said Justin Koppelman, assistant director of Student

‘Edutainment’ to be topic of Professor Cumiford’s Town & Gown talk

April 23, 2014 by | Campus Life

How do college students get their college and university education today? Learn all about the contemporary classroom in today’s higher education world at the Thursday, May 1, Town & Gown Lunch at the Forum. Associate Professor Bill Cumiford, Ph.D. ’63, will present a talk titled EDUTAINMENT: Education or Entertainment? Higher Education in the Internet Age.

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Cypress Street Schoolhouse renovation earns library’s Legacy Award

April 23, 2014 by Alex Mandinach '14 | Campus Life

Kris Eric Olsen, Chapman University’s vice president for Campus Planning and Operations, and the Orange Barrio Historical Society will be honored by the Orange Public Library Foundation on Sunday, May 18, when they receive the foundation’s 2014 Legacy Award. Olsen and the organization will be honored for their collaborative work in preserving the historic Cypress

Opera Chapman shining stars take the stage one more time, in ‘Figaro’

April 17, 2014 by | Arts and Culture

Since they entered the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music four years ago as promising freshmen, their every course, rehearsal, lesson, opera performance, concert, recital, audition and even those graduate school interviews have been aiming toward this day – graduation. Now two of Opera Chapman’s most productive and promising stars are just weeks from Commencement. There’s just

Finding inspiration, insight and stillness at Renaissance conference

April 15, 2014 by Karen Lloyd, Ph.D. | Arts and Culture

I traded sunny California for a very chilly New York City this spring break to attend the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America. Always a mega-gathering of specialists in Renaissance history, art, literature, and music, this year was bigger than ever, with a printed program weighing in at two and a half pounds

Passover and Holy Week traditions, services offered on campus

April 15, 2014 by | Campus Life

Thanks to a new schedule that put spring break in March rather than April, the traditions and religious observances of Passover and Holy Week are being simultaneously celebrated on campus this year. “This is the first year Chapman University has moved Spring Break from coinciding with Easter to falling mid-semester. Hence, for the first time,

Faculty Notes, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 by | Faculty Notes

Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., Department of English, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has had his screenplay Of Gold & Ashes accepted into the 2014 Beverly Hills Film Festival scheduled for April 23-27. The screenplay is a drama based somewhat on true incidents and is a love story between a Ukrainian Jewish American basketball player,