Breaking News at the Break of Day

September 21, 2013 by Cristian Bourgeois '12 | Alumni Features

My favorite part of the job is the unpredictability,” says Samantha Cortese ’11, TV news reporter in Palm Springs for KESQ (ABC) and CBS Local 2 from 5 to 7 a.m. weekdays. “I get to watch news happen right in front of me and connect with people. I like it for the reaction. It’s very raw.”

My Lovely Time to Go Back in Time

September 20, 2013 by Sandy (West) Earl '63 | Chapman Now

I have returned home, but my mind still almost sings with details from our recent Chapman Class of ’63 reunion, which could not have gone better. I was swept back into the young person I once was, with nothing looming but the exciting future. And so I was happily walking the campus grounds again, visiting

Teaching Exploration

September 19, 2013 by Justin Slosky | Alumni Features

John H. Wood ’77 is one cool teacher. You won’t find any disagreement about this among his students at Talbert Middle School in Fountain Valley, Calif. After all, they’ve watched him teach his science class by Skype from a research station in frozen Alaska. This year Wood’s willingness to go the extra mile for his

Class Notes: Fall 2013

September 18, 2013 by | Alumni

Submit a Class Note. 1960s Don Barrett, B.A. communication ’64, was hired to take over the Orange County Register’s radio column for the late Gary Lycan. 1970s Charles E. “Chuck” Bailey, M.A. education ’77, published If you fly…don’t crash! (Confessions of a White-Knuckle Pilot), a book about his experience as a United States Air Force

In Memoriam: The Rev. Dean Echols ’46

September 16, 2013 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

An alumnus who literally sang the praises of Chapman University and served as an unflagging supporter of alumni activities, the Rev. Dean Echols ’46 passed away Aug. 28. He was 88. Friends and colleagues remembered Echols as a powerful speaker, tireless president and board member of the Alumni Association and gifted tenor. As an undergraduate, Echols

In Memoriam: Ross Escalette

September 16, 2013 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

A champion of public art and educational excellence, Chapman University Trustee Ross Escalette passed away in September after a long illness. “Ross was a beloved friend of Chapman and, as a board member, was an indefatigable force, inspired by his love for higher education and his abiding dedication to philanthropy,” said Chapman President Jim Doti.

The Incredible Dancing Dr. Limpet

April 1, 2013 by | Research

When I was a doctoral student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography three decades ago, my academic world started revolving around a tiny creature of the intertidal zone — the limpet. Now that I’m a Chapman University professor, I never expected that these enigmatic sea snails would also become my partners in interpretive dance. That leap