Opera Chapman shining stars take the 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,

Gay alumna wins Miss Golden Gate crown in non-traditional style

April 11, 2014 by Shelby Ticsay '14 | Arts and Culture

Soon you can find Bryn Carlson ’12 sitting atop floats at parades or smiling for the camera at ribbon cuttings with San Francisco officials. As the newly-crowned Miss Golden Gate 2014 she’ll wear the glitzy dresses, the sash, the glimmering crown, and never have a hair out of place. She’ll exemplify the traditional qualities of

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel returns to campus to share and inspire

April 4, 2014 by | Arts and Culture

Nobel Laureate, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel returns to Chapman University next week for his fourth annual visit with students and faculty. Wiesel’s week at Chapman is one of the yearly highlights among the scholarly activities, lectures and events hosted by The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, one of the university’s premier