Robyn Norwood

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What we bring to the table International students explore Thanksgiving traditions, sometimes with contributions of their own

November 17, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

A graduate student from Cameroon will join family and friends for Thanksgiving bearing a turkey marinated in a special blend of spices she brought from her homeland. “You wouldn’t find it here,” said Joele Atonfack (M.S./MBA ’18), who is pursuing a joint master’s in food science and business administration. “It just has a different flavor.

Dodge College alumna helps give silent films, forgotten actors a name Library of Congress' Rachel Parker Del Gaudio stages unique film fest

November 10, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

As black-and-white images of old films flicker on the screen inside a Library of Congress theater outside Washington, D.C., laptop screens glow and moviegoers tap away at their keyboards, sometimes shouting out comments. That is the scene at the annual “Mostly Lost” film festival, a unique gathering where film aficionados and historians convene to identify

Serving those who served: Fowler Law alumna provides legal aid to veterans Antoinette Balta's pro bono firm has served thousands

November 3, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

When Cory Vigil came home from Iraq, the terrible things he had seen and done under orders came home with him, heavier than any overloaded pack. Filled with hair-trigger anger caused by post-traumatic stress disorder, Vigil served six months in county jail on a felony assault conviction. While he was incarcerated, someone else continued to

70 years later, O.C. school desegregation case echoes on campus 'Mendez v. Westminster' remembered during National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

On the 70th anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark federal court decision that ended segregation in Orange County public schools and set the table for Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the story is being told across the campus of Chapman University during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Black-and-white photos of schoolchildren with brown

A father-and-son café An Argyros School grad and his dad test Subway concept

June 12, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Seated side by side in their sandwich shop on the corner of Glassell Street and Walnut Avenue, Mathew Riscalla ’16 and his father Daniel have an easy give and take. Their Subway Café, a new interpretation of the usual Subway franchise, has USB outlets, a digital jukebox, reclaimed wood and a trendy color scheme, all

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

May 9, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

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 | News and Stories at Chapman

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

Rethinking the classroom New 'Active Learning' designs spur collaboration

December 20, 2016 by | News and Stories at Chapman

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

‘Moneythink’ mentoring program prepares Orange High teens Chapman club teaches about credit, other issues

December 7, 2016 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Seated around a small table with a handful of Orange High School students, Nick Sapp ’19 made a hypothetical offer. Which would you rather have? A million dollars? Or one penny, with your investment doubled every day for 30 days? And so the miracle of compound interest was introduced: On the 30th day, the students

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