Laura Silva

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Sociology Professor Dr. Pete Simi Awarded Grant for Counterterrorism Research How can we support families to more effectively identify and counter warning signs for white supremacist extremism?

September 8, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

“For too long we have ignored the problem of white supremacist extremism which has allowed this problem to grow and fester.” said Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor of Sociology. “Now, we are facing on and offline recruitment occurring across a wide range of social media platforms and youth subcultures with increased sophistication sometimes relying on

The Benefits of Attending Academic Conferences Wilkinson Students Share Conference Experiences

January 10, 2020 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Attending a conference is a great way for students to present their work, but there is so much more to be gained from attending a conference that goes beyond a presentation. “Our students benefit from the experience of publicly presenting their work and interacting with academics and professionals.” said Dr. Ann Gordon, Associate Professor of

Tabula Poetica’s 10th Anniversary Poets Gather to Celebrate the Milestone

December 13, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

When Dr. Anna Leahy started Tabula Poetica in 2009, she did not imagine what it might be years later. Now known as the center for vibrant conversation about poetry at Chapman University, Tabula Poetica has made a name for itself, hosting more than 50 poets over the years and launching Tab: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. In December, the Poetry Center

Center for Creative and Cultural Industries Grand Opening Red Ribbon Ceremony

December 6, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Wilkinson College’s Creative and Cultural Industries has a place to officially call home. The program that launched in Fall 2015 recently celebrated its grand opening of the center, located at 428 N. Glassell Street, with CCI Program Director, Patrick Fuery. “Tony Soprano once said ‘buy land, God’s not making any more’ – and that is

Students Take Trip to Volcom HQ Get Tips on How to Land a Position There

December 2, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

If it seems like a pretty cool place to work, that’s because it is. Revolving around the surf, skate and snowboard culture, the local Orange County riding company — Volcom, has a casual work atmosphere that is definitely on brand with what they are selling. That’s not to say their employees aren’t working hard, but

Graphic Design Student Gives Wilkinson a New Identity

November 25, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

What exactly does a graphic designer do? We are Wilkinson sat down with graphic design major, Santina Busalacchi ’21 who has been essential this semester in creating some of Wilkinson’s very special projects. You created the word cloud for Wilkinson, a new Wilkinson brand we all love (especially, Dean Jennifer D. Keene, pictured below). Tell

Is Having a Minor Really a “Bonus?” The Value in a Minor

November 21, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

We know having a major is “majorly” important, but what about a minor? How valuable is a minor? What can declaring a minor do for you? According to a U.S.A. News report, “A college major carries considerable weight in higher education, shaping career paths and lives as students pursue work within a particular discipline. Undergraduate

The Implications of Impeachment A Teachable Moment

November 15, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

What is impeachment? “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” — U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 4 According to National Public Radio (NPR), college professors and high school and middle school teachers are

Wilkinson Students Sit Down With Chapman Alumnus Discuss Internships and Career Paths

November 8, 2019 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Wilkinson College led a group of students on an excursion to the Richard Nixon Library and Museum as part of Chapman’s Career Services Program. The group, guided by Wilkinson Career Advisor Erin Berthon, spent their time exploring and learning all about the former president and potential careers in museum work. The Richard Nixon Presidential Library

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