Upsetting Composition Commonplaces

September 15, 2014 by | English

My latest book, Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, was published this month by Utah State University Press. In the book, I try to “upset” some common misconceptions about student writing and about the teaching of college composition. For instance, I take on the cliche that effective student writing should be “clear”–not only is “clarity” rather meaningless (nearly

Intro to Undergraduate Research for all Wilkinson Freshman!

September 11, 2014 by | News

Attention Wilkinson College Freshman! You are invited to attend an information session and program review on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Henley Basement, Biggs Conference Room. Chapman University and  Wilkinson College offer a variety of ways to engage in research. Each opportunity has its nuances and unique attributes spanning research design, collection

Understanding Discoveries at Cástulo better …

September 5, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

In my last blog post (for the time being), I wanted to discuss some of the extraordinary work being done by my Spanish colleagues at Cástulo. For the most part, these new developments apply to the visualization of objects and of the site itself. These visualizations can help other archaeologists to understand the discoveries made

WordTheatre’s 2014 Fall Series Presents … Allan Gurganus

September 4, 2014 by | News

WordTheatre’s 2014 fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. On Monday, September 22, Hollywood actors – Bruce Vilanch, Stephen Tobolowsky and Chapman Theater Major, Morgan Lauff (’15), will bring to life acclaimed short stories by author Allan Gurganus (best known for his novel, The

Experiencing Cuba through the Field of Communication

September 4, 2014 by | News

Communication is a fundamental element in the human experience. From prehistoric times to modern-day, communication continues to serve as an instrument in shaping public opinion and societal norms, it provides information about the state of the world and influences the way in which people perceive reality. The Communication Studies Department at Chapman University prides itself in

Film Screening: La Scoperta Dell’Alba (The Discovery of Dawn), Sept. 22

September 3, 2014 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the World Language and Cultures Department present a free film screening of “La Scoperta Dell’Alba” (The Discovery of Dawn ) on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Argyros Forum, Room 209 A, followed by a Q&A with the director of the film — Susanna Nicchiarelli.

Rodgers Center Fall Series Opens with Film Screening of “Nicky’s Family”

September 3, 2014 by | News

You’re invited to view, “Nicky’s Family” — the award-winning documentary about Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 Jewish children on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall. Dr. Marilyn Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and Directory, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University, will introduce the film followed

Tabula Poetica Presents … Author Tess Taylor, Sept. 30

September 3, 2014 by | News

Anyone in the mood for some poetry?Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series begins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 with Tess Taylor, author of Forage House. Tess’ talk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room. About the author: Tess

My Work at Ancient Cástulo … Continued

August 27, 2014 by Justin St. P. Walsh | News

In this post, I thought it would be nice to discuss some of the special experiences I’ve had since arriving in Spain. They mostly connect in clear ways to my archaeological research or teaching in the art department, but occasionally they just happened to be unusual or extraordinary… Plane flight Early in my time here,

Guggenheim Gallery Presents Sniff the Space Flat on Your Face

August 25, 2014 by | Art

Guggenheim Gallery Presents, Sniff the Space Flat on Your Face Monday, August 25, 2014 through Thursday, September 25, 2014. With artist, Brian Bess, Cameron, Marc Chagall, Animal Charm, Salvador Dali, India Lawrence, Max Maslansky, Juliana Paciulli, Dani Tull, Jeffrey Vallance and Matt Wardell. The Guggenheim Gallery, is housed in Moulton Center, near Waltmar Theatre, at the corner