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Robyn Norwood

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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

OHS students visit university next door Teens take an inside tour of classes, TV studio and more

March 2, 2017 by | Happenings

A group of 120 Orange High School students toured campus on a recent weekday morning, sitting in on classes and talks by professors as they visited the university next door that is an unfamiliar world to many of them. “Even talking to the students today as we were walking around, I ask them things like,

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

Ready, Set, Anime Expo New Chapman graduate helps stage the L.A. convention

June 30, 2016 by | Happenings

The minute she saw the list of companies that would be at the annual MORE Career Expo at Chapman University two years ago, Raquel (Rocky) DeSantis ’16 only had eyes for one. “That was the only booth I went to and I was like, ‘Please, please, I really want to do this,’” she said. The

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