Robyn Norwood

Posts by Robyn Norwood

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

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

December 7, 2016 by | Happenings

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

‘Intimate Apparel’ by Lynn Nottage opens Dec. 1 in Waltmar Theatre African-American experience in 1905 New York still resonates in 21st century

November 22, 2016 by | Happenings

The smoothness of the finest white satin. The warm black skin of her husband. A stash of savings sewn into a hem. These are some of the things that Esther, an African-American seamstress filled with longing in playwright Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, can feel under her fingertips but is not meant to keep for her

Students get hands dirty at new community farm Ecology class is first to work soil at Lemon Street site

October 18, 2016 by | Happenings

Nearly a dozen Biology 324 students from Chapman University put down their pencils and picked up shovels on a blazing fall afternoon at the new Orange Home Grown Education Farm. “Where would you like the coffee grounds?” called out one student as the group set up experimental plots to test how well different mulches improved

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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