Dawn Bonker

Dawn Bonker

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Reporting for Duty: First Director of Chapman University’s New Veterans Resource Center "I want to get Chapman on veterans’ radar," says Blas Villalobos.

April 3, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

There were many steps and successes on Blas Villalobos’ path to becoming the first director of Chapman University’s new Veterans Resource Center. Inspiration to join the Marine Corps hit early when a high school friend returned home for a visit, radiating pride and confidence. After his own military service, Villalobos enrolled in college, a journey

Chapman University Receives Record Number of First-Year Applications for Fall 2018

March 28, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Good news and a hearty “Welcome to the Chapman Family” arrived this month for thousands of extraordinary students, as acceptance letters went out for fall 2018 admission to Chapman University. The Class of 2022 represents a high-achieving group selected from the largest applicant pool to apply to the University. Academically, all are top achievers with

Footloose on campus … and in the streets Chapman dancers use everyday places as performance spaces.

March 13, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

The dancers’ stages were a crosswalk, an art museum and an outdoor sculpture. Motorists, pedestrians and onlookers became instant audiences. The result? An experience that was part modern dance concert, part moveable feast of creativity. It was also a unique opportunity for Chapman University dance students to blur the lines between performer and viewer as

Chapman Professor Lends a Hand in Puerto Rico Her vacation becomes a relief effort for storm-damaged schools.

February 23, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

It was supposed to be a wonderful vacation. As Anaida Colón-Muñiz, Ed.D., planned her January trip to Puerto Rico, the Chapman University associate professor looked forward to seeing loved ones, visiting favorite historic sites and enjoying the delicious coffee grown in the volcanic soils of her homeland. Then Hurricane Maria hit in September, devastating the

Gender-bending ‘Othello’ to open at Chapman University Shakespeare's tragedy is explored in a lineup of campus events.

February 8, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Othello’ always presents plenty of food for thought. Jealousy, racism, lies, lust and violence color every moment. So imagine stirring the dynamic by having two women play characters typically portrayed by men.

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