If you have ever taken an aptitude test, been prodded by a physical therapist to exercise while still aching from surgery, looked skeptically at the government’s justification for foreign involvement or been influenced by propaganda marketing, that was World War I talking, even after all these years.
It was 2008. Shelli Bautista studied the videotaped testimonies of several Holocaust survivors, looking for the one that would inspire her essay. Her essay, inspired by the survivor testimony of Mila Page, won first place in the high school prose category.
Over its 15 years, the Holocaust Art and Writing Contest has become an indispensable crossroads — a place where voices of the past inspire witnesses to the future. And a big tent fills with hope.
In today’s evolving healthcare environment, a team approach is increasingly likely. Chapman University students are on the cutting edge of training for that new healthcare paradigm.
For some Chapman student achievers, real-world success is more than a concept; it’s a reality. These students are carving out successful careers at the same time that they’re meeting with professors and cramming for tests.
Arsen Jamkotchian ’15 joins professor Grace Fong in her Bertea Hall office, where there’s barely room for two grand pianos, but somehow they fit, side by side, allowing space for little else beyond aspiration.
Grace Fong jokes that she can trace her musical growth back to her pre-natal period. After all, she was in the womb as her mother played her college graduate recital. Fong, who has a doctorate in musical performance and directs the keyboard studies program at Chapman University, strikes a sustaining balance that resonates with students and audiences alike.
Marilyn Harran, Ph.D. reflects on the Rodgers Center for Holocaust History as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
For two Afghan champions of women’s rights, the transition to life at Chapman is nothing compared with the challenge of transforming a culture.
Millennials are polite, yes, but in the decades to come this crew is also going to rattle the cages, shake the timbers and be the straw that stirs the cultural, political and economic drink. They’re collaborative, ethnically diverse, socially tolerant and tech savvy. Like their great-grandparents in the G.I. generation (a.k.a. greatest generation), they’re optimistic and dedicated to the common good. Millennials can move mountains with a tweet, condemn a politician overnight with a social media scolding and shame corporations with a boycott that can go viral within hours.