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Wilkinson Students Shine 12th Annual Campus Leadership Awards Announced

May 20, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

To cap off the spring 2020 semester, the Office of Student Engagement held an extraordinary version of the annual Campus Leadership Awards. Over the course of an hour, the @lifeatcu Instagram account built suspense by slowly releasing videos of Dean of Students Jerry Price revealing the award recipients. It had members of the entire Chapman

An American Horror Story Renowned FEAR Survey is now a book.

March 20, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

For the past six years, Wilkinson’s Babbie Center for Research has surveyed what keeps Americans awake at night. Now, their ongoing multi-year, empirical “Study of American Fears”  is becoming a book. Fear Itself: The Cause and Consequences of Fear in America examines the prevalent role that fear plays in the lives of daily Americans. The

Advice From an Activist Anti-Apartheid Activist Stephanie Urdang visits and speaks at Chapman

March 9, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

South-African born Stephanie Urdang, a journalist, activist, and U.N. consultant, recently spoke on campus in a lecture entitled, “A Woman’s Lifetime Struggle on Gender, War, and Peace Issues.” The event was hosted  by the Peace Studies Department in Wilkinson College.  Urdang was raised in South Africa in Apartheid, a system of instituionalized racial segregation and

War and Society Secures New Student Scholarships

March 1, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Wilkinson College’s War and Society MA program is excited to announce five new $5,000 graduate tuition scholarships. The scholarships are named in honor of former U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, a retired United States Marine Corps general. The Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation established the scholarships after seeing merit in what the War and

Africana Studies Minor is coming to Wilkinson Faculty and students worked together to bring this much-needed program to Chapman

February 28, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

When you walk into Schmid Gate, there is a sign that says “LET ALL WHO ENTER JOIN THE SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE”. Joining the search for knowledge is educating yourself on experiences, thoughts, and ideas that are different from your own. The only way that we can usher in a climate that is more inclusive and

Wilkinson Commencement 2020 Here's what you need to know

February 28, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Graduating Class of 2020! The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come. We’re excited to have all Chapman graduating students together on Wilson Field for the University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. and for the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Degree Ceremony

Battling Hate by Studying Hate Dr. Pete Simi testifies as expert witness in a high-profile criminal case

February 26, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

In a small Oregonian courtroom packed with reporters, all eyes were transfixed on Wilkinson College’s own Dr. Peter Simi. The tension in the room built as Simi, an Associate Professor of Sociology, gave his testimony to a case that gripped the entire country three years ago — the Portland MAX Train Attack. In 2017, Jeremy

Black Beauties: More than just pretty girls Dr. Charissa Threat rediscovers the forgotten black female pin-ups of WWII

February 21, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

While searching through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) archives, history professor Dr. Charissa Threat came across something peculiar. It was a letter written by two black soldiers in WWII sent to the NAACP asking for pin-up images of black women. “We don’t have enough images of black women,” said Threat

Pushing the Boundaries A Q&A with the The Panther Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Back in 2017, Wilkinson senior Louisa “Lou” Marshall (‘20) set in motion a chain of events that would turn her into one of the most prolific student journalists in the country.  As a dance major at New York University, experiencing the 2016 election in the Big Apple brought out an innate curiosity in her. “Being

Wilkinson SURF Fellows Research Far From Home Prabhnoor Kaur and Michael MacInnes Research Histories of Violence

February 7, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Wilkinson students Prabhnoor Kaur (Art History, ‘20) and Michael MacInnes (History, ‘20) spent their final summer in college doing something most don’t: traveling  more than 2,000 miles from campus to do in-depth research.. Kaur and MacInnes participated in SURF—the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship—headed by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. These highly competitive fellowships span 8

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