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

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.

Opening Convocation welcomes class of 2021 to the ‘Chapman Family’

August 23, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Chapman University welcomed its freshman class with words of wisdom, academic pageantry, fireworks and Panther traditions at its 2017 Opening Convocation Tuesday evening. For the 1,650 new students who filed onto Wilson Field, the occasion officially marked the beginning of their college careers and their entrance into the “Chapman family,” President Daniele C. Struppa said.

‘It Just Feels Like Home’ Chapman’s new Cross-Cultural Center welcomes students eager to bridge divides and foster inclusion.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

After the years of planning, after all those discussions and questions that started with “should” or “would” or “what if” and were freighted with serious thoughts, concerns and hopes about Chapman University’s new Cross-Cultural Center, there is a funny little thing going on that no one expected. Food appears. It’s not too mysterious. Leftovers happen

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