Dawn Bonker

Dawn Bonker

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How You Can Help Victims of California Fires For now, out-of-area people should stay put and offer financial donations if they're able, say faculty who study disaster recovery.

November 12, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

The fires keep coming, along with heartbreaking images of lives, homes and communities destroyed. So it’s understandable that well-meaning people want to launch a clothing drive, collect shoes or dash to the communities to lend a hand. But don’t do it. At least not yet, say Chapman University faculty who teach and study the best

Star-Studded Evening Raises Nearly $2 Million for Student Scholarships at Chapman University

November 7, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

One is a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Another an Emmy-winning television producer. And two are among Southern California’s most dynamic philanthropists. But at Chapman University’s signature fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 3, they were all proud Panthers in support of a singular mission – student scholarships that change lives. “I love this school, and I

Chapman University to Observe 80th Anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ with Interfaith Service

November 2, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

The 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the “night of broken glass” in which Nazi-led violence and destruction swept across Germany and Austria in November 1938 — will be commemorated at Chapman University on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel of the Fish Interfaith Center. The Chapman interfaith community will

Chapman University Student Among Finalists for a Rhodes Scholarship

October 25, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

A Chapman University student and Presidential Scholar majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology is a finalist for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Vidal Arroyo ’19 is among a select number of university students across the nation who will advance to final interviews for the award in mid-November. Arroyo, a first-generation college student who commutes by train

‘The Future is in Your Hands,’ Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Tells Students at Chapman University

October 23, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

When Dolores Huerta comes into town to speak, don’t plan on getting too comfortable in your seat. Because the 88-year-old labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez is still fighting, and she’s not shy about nudging others to get out and do likewise. During a town-hall-style

Monsters Among Us Beasts old and new take the stage in Chapman University's 2018-2019 theatre season.

October 18, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Monsters aren’t just the stuff of Halloween, swooping onto the scene in the trappings of their kind – capes, fangs, flying brooms and all the rest – then exiting stage left until next season. People can conjure them up like a wicked brew, with fear of the unknown as a key ingredient, says John Benitz,

Chapman Dedicates Keck Center for Science and Engineering, Which Promises ‘an Incredible Future’

October 12, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Ribbon-cuttings are usually just door-opening events to celebrate a new building. But not so at Chapman University’s official unveiling of its new Keck Center for Science and Engineering. Even as University supporters, alumni, faculty and students gathered at the center’s entrance, activity inside was well underway. First-year students in General Chemistry I toiled away in

Chapman Pharmacist Urges People to Get Flu Shots On the 100th anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, don't underestimate this formidable bug, Professor Goad says.

October 11, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

The 2017-2018 flu season was brutal, led to more than 80,000 U.S. deaths and sent an estimated 900,000 people to the hospital with complications, according to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. The only silver lining is that more people will roll up their sleeves and get a flu shot this year, says Jeff Goad,

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