Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education student, responds to the Jan. 13, 2014 blog: “The Latest and Youngest donor to the CES – Michael Sallinger.” Michael Sallinger, the young boy featured on a recent CES blog for his donation to the Kathleen Muth Reading Center, is learning more than reading skills. This “pay it forward” opportunity has given him a chance to recognize the importance of unselfish giving.
I have been confronted with the reality of a Christian-centered academic calendar and how it privileges and marginalizes. While Christians are assured time off for religious observances, students of other faiths must make arrangements to complete missed assignments. In most cases, it is an accepted practice by all involved. However, when the issue of attendance is the focus, there are some serious inequities.
Rachel Chan, School Counseling , visited the Nguio-Viet Daily Newspaper and the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance to learn more about Asian cultural characteristics as protective and risk factors in mental health. The goal was to consider best practices in counseling for this population.
With the passing of Nelson Mandela, I am struck with the reality that his actions mattered. His life mattered. My head flooded with thought, I recognize that some people touch our lives in ways we rarely identify. His self sacrifice always left me awestruck and I contemplate whether or not I have what it takes to combat injustice.
Dr. Samura’s current research focuses on space and race, and she is engaged in two research projects.
The first project, draws on archival research and visual methodology to offer an updated framework for thinking about and understanding what it means to be Asian American in the 21st Century, and to provide greater insight into the role of higher education in individual and collective racial transformations. Her second project draws on spatial approaches to examine university-community partnerships in Southern California.
Annie Doan, a second year graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program participated in an exciting event recently. Fellow students from cohorts 4 and 5 volunteered at the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County’s annual Buddy Walk this past Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Angels Stadium. As one of Down Syndrome’s Association of Orange County’s (DSAOC) lead volunteers, Annie Doan is thrilled to initiate a partnership with Chapman CSD and DSAOC. She wishes to share the day with those who were unable to attend, so she created a fun video of the event.
By Marisol Rexach. This past week I had the amazing opportunity to meet other educators who embody a strong commitment to education. Monday afforded me the privilege of sharing my experiences as a bilingual teacher in the United States. The educators from the Netherlands were curious about our system of education. They appreciated the practical strategies offered and were excited about putting the new information to use in their pre-school classrooms and teacher professional development offerings.
“Embrace the Shake.” The story of an artist whose hand shaking worsened to the point he abandoned his art. His passion was pointillism- that amazing ability to transform small dots, thousands of them, into masterpieces.
By Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student The older I get, the more I am thankful for the little things in life. The fragility of life is becoming more real, and each moment is an opportunity to see how others contribute to the richness of our lives. But I wonder if I have truly
By Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student Out of tragedy comes a lesson. A few weeks back, a fellow co-worker and I were chatting, discussing what we did over the weekend. Hers was a very busy and productive weekend. She told me an all-at-once heartbreaking and heartwarming story of a family