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Robyn Norwood

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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

A nightlight to learn by John Fyke '17 launches Helio, an educational toy

September 20, 2016 by | Happenings

The mark of a great idea is sometimes that it’s so perfectly simple, everyone wonders why they didn’t think of it first. The light bulb went on for communications studies major John C. Fyke ’17 while lying in bed with his 6-year-old son, gazing at the stars projected onto the ceiling by a nightlight. Fyke’s

New CU Mobile app puts Chapman at your fingertips From live parking info to email addresses, all on your phone

September 20, 2016 by | Happenings

A new Chapman University app allows users to connect quickly to campus information as varied as emergency services, parking and shuttle updates, the BlackBoard app, campus events, sports news and social feeds. Some ways to use the new app: Touch the Public Safety icon in CU Mobile and you can connect directly to emergency services

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