Matt Wheatley

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Student selected to civic learning internship

December 12, 2016 by | Happenings

Tyler Ferrari ’19, from Chino, Calif., cares about engaging students in politics. Now his dedication to that cause has earned him special honors. Ferrari has been selected as one of the three student interns for NASPA—Student Affairs Educators in Higher Education’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement conference. In his role, he will organize the content

Bookshelf Suspenseful Novel Turns Up the Heat

December 2, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

Combustion Martin J. Smith First-hand experience with a California wildfire is not a thing easily forgotten. “The rising panic. The power- less despair. The stinging eyes. The acrid smell of burnt every- thing,” Chapman University creative writing lecturer Martin J. Smith writes in a recent essay recalling a 1993 fire that destroyed 441 homes in

Character Reference 'It’s character that makes people binge,' crime novelist Michael Connelly tells Chapman students

November 21, 2016 by | Happenings

For Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch series of novels, writing always comes back to one thing — character. “What’s most important in a novel, and I think what’s most important in serialized television, is character. I don’t think people are coming in for the forensics and things like that. They want to ride

Baking up a career plan At Chapman, Nicole Renard '17 finds the creative ingredients to start her future in food show entertainment.

October 26, 2016 by | Happenings

Most days in the campus dining hall kitchen are great for Nicole Renard ’17. But sometimes things go wrong. Like the time she dropped four cups of bourbon all over herself as she caramelized apples, smelling like alcohol for the rest of the day. But little setbacks like that don’t stop Renard. The 2013 Distinguished

Chapman faculty selected for prestigious Paris Fellowship

September 20, 2016 by | Happenings

Anna Leahy, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity , and Doug Dechow, Ph.D., digital humanities and science librarian at Leatherby Libraries, have been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at The American Library in Paris from October 8 to November 8. While there Leahy will speak on “Reading

It’s Time to Bring on the Zombies – and the Literary Leaders Check out these podcast series produced by Chapman University alumni, students and staff.

August 31, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

How Did You Get That Job? From fast-food tastemakers to innovative church pastors, superhero comic book writers to film industry animators, some jobs are so cool that we just have to ask Chapman alumni “How did you get that job?” At Science on Tap Grab a cold one and hear Chapman University faculty explore the intersection

Hear and Now Chapman podcasts give voice to the inventiveness of the University’s people.

August 31, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

Lend us your ear. We have some good stories to tell. Last summer, we at Chapman Magazine broke our traditional mold to present SPARK, a graphic novel featuring characters who reflect the adventuresome spirit of Chapman University students. You took that leap with us, and we thank you. But now that we’re out here in the

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