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Dawn Bonker

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A Wild Ride to “America’s Got Talent” It's crunch time for Chapman Alumnus Daniel Emmet '15, a wild card in 'AGT' talent competition.

August 24, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

He learned a new song in an hour — in Italian, no less. He wowed the audiences. But the judges said no. Then the entertainment roller coaster that is “America’s Got Talent” came roaring back, and a wild card spot in the quarterfinals of the NBC talent program came to Daniel Emmet ’15 and he

‘Conversing With Cancer’ A new book by Chapman faculty members offers a prescription for better health communication practices.

August 10, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Cancer begins heaven knows when. But for most people it announces itself with a jolt of a diagnosis, followed by various treatments, sidelined plans, lousy side effects, medical bills, leaves of absence, recovery and hope for remission. It’s a lot for patients, family members and health practitioners to discuss, whichever direction the wild ride takes.

Her First Home Was in North Morlan For Jasmine Johnson ’15, memories of a childhood full of transient housing drive her to champion protections for at-risk youth.

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

It’s often in the supermarket checkout line when Jasmine Johnson ’15 is filled with memories of growing up as a homeless child. She looks down at the cart with the $5 carton of ice cream and the $4 wedge of cheese and thinks about how she’ll carry the groceries to her own refrigerator, ready to

Footprint for the Future

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Walk through campus and you’ll notice the hum and buzz of change at Chapman University. Restored historic buildings shine like fresh pearls, and the Keck Center for Science and Engineering is almost ready for its debut. Impact is evident to the north and south, too – in Anaheim and Irvine. But it’s more than just

Meet the Class of 2022

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Good news and a hearty “Welcome to the Chapman Family” arrived recently for thousands of high school 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 ever to apply to the University. Academically, all are top achievers

MBA Program Jumps in Rankings

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Chapman University’s full-time MBA program is among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings. The MBA program housed in the Argyros School of Business and Economics jumped to No. 79 this year, vaulting 19 places. Marked improvement was made in other categories, too. The 13-year-old program was

Reporting for Duty “I want to get Chapman on veterans’ radar," says the director of the University’s new center assisting those who have served.

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

There were many steps on Blas Villalobos’ path to becoming the first director of Chapman University’s new Veterans Resource Center. After his own military service, Villalobos enrolled in college, a journey that will culminate with a doctorate in social work later this year. And it was no small feat in 2015 when he took over

Artful Witness for the Future

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Can it possibly be that many Americans have only the vaguest understanding of the Holocaust? One national survey made headlines this spring suggesting as much. If only all those surveyed could do as hundreds of middle school and high school youths do when the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education hosts its annual Art & Writing

Her Career is a Kick

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Performing with the Radio City Rockettes requires a pace that would sink most dancers. But to Natalie Reid ’08, it’s part of the privilege of performing with the iconic troupe, including in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, a show that is a beloved holiday tradition. “It’s a dream come true to be part

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