Robyn Norwood

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Girls Inc. camp creates entrepreneurs Chapman's Launch Labs space hosts fledgling businesses at fair

July 26, 2017 by | Happenings

The buzz of commerce filled the Leatherby Center Launch Labs at Chapman University this month as more than a dozen pop-up businesses opened shop. The sound had a slightly higher pitch: Most of the entrepreneurs were 8-to-11-year-old girls. With shops and mini-restaurants such as the Unicorn Café, Dazzle Salon, Passion 4 Fashion, Slime Time and

Back to school, and back to work Marty O'Connor resets career with MBA after accident

May 9, 2017 by | Happenings

Marty O’Connor has been a familiar sight in Chapman University’s Beckman Hall the last couple of years, rolling to class in his wheelchair. Just five years ago, O’Connor (MBA ’17) was a young salesman for packaging industry firm TricorBraun, traveling internationally and “making great strides, at the apogee of my career,” he said. A fall

Final(s) thoughts Two standout Chapman seniors share study tips just in time for finals week

April 28, 2017 by | Happenings

When they arrive on campus, most freshmen have only begun to learn to study, no matter how hard they worked in high school. By finals week of their senior year, they have serious study skills – methods, hacks and strategies devised over four years. A couple of standout seniors, Lotus Thai ’17 – a double

Filling a silent need The Chapman food pantry expands to serve more students

March 20, 2017 by | Happenings

Hunger on campus is invisible, but it is there all the same. Inside Chapman University’s Morlan Hall is a place students in need can go for extra food after seeking help from the Dean of Students or Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience. The secured food pantry is stocked with non-perishable items such as

Chapman mourns passing of adjunct professor Susan Larsen

January 26, 2017 by | Happenings

Susan M. Larsen, Ph.D., an adjunct professor of sociology at Chapman University since 2002, passed away Jan. 7 following a recurrence of cancer. She was 49. “A respected and caring instructor, Dr. Larsen was also deeply committed to volunteer work with adults and children with disabilities,” said Edward Day, Ph.D., chair of

Chapman professor’s prevention program cited by U.S. Surgeon General Miller-Day's 'keepin' it REAL' is a model for drug education

January 19, 2017 by | Happenings

The U.S. Surgeon General’s groundbreaking recent report, Facing Addiction in America, cites a program co-founded by Chapman University professor Michelle Miller-Day, Ph.D., as a model for substance-abuse prevention. Issued amid an opioid crisis that has seen annual overdose deaths surpass deaths from both car accidents and gun violence, the Surgeon General’s 428-page November report commends

Rethinking the classroom New 'Active Learning' designs spur collaboration

December 20, 2016 by | Happenings

The comfy office-style chairs swivel and roll, allowing students to form groups or turn their attention to different tasks. Work tables around the room foster collaboration, providing each small group with its own large-screen monitor, whiteboard and laptop connectivity. In front, the professor can display a graphic or video on the big screen while working

KCET brings Chapman’s ‘Wassail’ home for the holidays Concert's Musco Center debut will be televised Dec. 23-25

December 9, 2016 by | Happenings

Deck the halls, and bring the beauty of Musco Center’s first year as host of the Holiday Wassail Concert into your living room as friends and family gather ‘round. The 53rd annual Chapman University concert’s debut in the sparkling new 1,044-seat venue will be televised by KCET daily Dec. 23-25, so tune in or set

Five things the smart student should know about office hours

November 8, 2016 by | Happenings

They’re listed on the syllabus and sometimes posted outside the professor’s door. Office hours are required for professors – six hours a week for Chapman University faculty teaching a full course load – but visiting is optional for students. Those hours are hardly just for students who are struggling, though: Many professors say it’s

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