Class Notes: Spring 2014

May 8, 2014 by | Alumni

This story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine. 1980s Melinda (Blake) Bolognese, B.A. communications ’89, and husband Rob created a series of children’s e-books, Roaming with the Romans. The first book in the series, When in Rome, was written from the perspective of their 8-year-old daughter (who also partially illustrated the book) about a

Professor and pianist Dr. Grace Fong ‘came out listening to music’

May 8, 2014 by | Features

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.

An Inward Journey

May 7, 2014 by Rev. Nancy Brink | First Person

On a free afternoon during the Chapman University Singers’ Texas Lone Star Tour, we headed for Houston’s Museum District. Art, natural, history, holocaust, Japanese Garden – there were so many options. But I added another possibility to the mix.

‘Dear White People’ is a breakout success for Justin Simien ’05

May 6, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

Justin Simien ’05 describes the success of “Dear White People,” which won the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was recently acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. The ensemble satire chronicles the experiences of four black students at an Ivy League-inspired college where a riot breaks out after a white fraternity holds an African-American-themed party.

Hoops runneth over with SCIAC success

May 6, 2014 by Doug Aiken '99 (M.A. '09) | Sports

This story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine. March 1 was a landmark day for the Chapman University basketball programs, still in their infancy in terms of SCIAC membership. Thanks to the women’s basketball team’s co-conference championship — the first SCIAC title for any Chapman team in school history — and a surprise upset

Veiled Voices of Justice

March 17, 2014 by | Alumni

For two Afghan champions of women’s rights, the transition to life at Chapman is nothing compared with the challenge of transforming a culture.