The Buddy System by Jennifer Ruby '07

October 15, 2020 by | Uncategorized

I am a big believer in the buddy system. For me, the buddy system means that you have someone to help hold you accountable, to help support you and that you provide the same to them. I worked in retail for over a decade and found the buddy system was crucial in order to run


Alumni Spotlight by Cassidy Jensen Combs '16

October 4, 2020 by | Uncategorized

It’s 5:00 AM and I wake up to a loud voice in Arabic signifying the call to prayer. I look out the window over the mosque and think of the Muslims waking up to pray and begin their day with worship. Although I am not a Muslim, it calls me to a sense of peace


Alumni Spotlight Reflection by Esmé Aston '16

September 21, 2020 by | Alumni

I never thought it was possible to work at a place where I felt calmer at the end of a shift than at the beginning.  Every time I enter the building, I bring all the stresses of student life –  academic performance, paying bills, finding internships, etc. But somewhere between gently polishing the chancel furnishings


Standing Together in the face of disasters and injustice

September 17, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Dear friends, colleagues, students, staff, Chapman community, I hope this finds you well and safe. We are thinking of everyone in your many settings and unique ways of being engaged in teaching, learning, working, and going about your daily lives. We are mindful of those in the regions who are suffering fires and deadly smoke;


Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind Strategies for Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing

September 14, 2020 by | Mental Health & Wellness

Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind As a college student myself once, I know all too well how stressful, overwhelming, and anxiety-producing attending university can be—especially during these challenging times. Even as adults, we still require tools and strategies for managing stress and coping with uncertainty. If you can relate to any or more of the following right


Weekly Prayer Gathering in the Time of Covid Past Prayer Services

August 10, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Every Friday 10:30-45am PST Join Rev. Nancy Brink, Attallah Endowed Director of Church Relations at Chapman University, and members of the Chapman community as we lift our hearts together, engaging resources from the Bible as well as from contemporary writers. Links to Prayers Services: Friday, April 10 Friday, April 17 Friday, April 24 Friday, May


Supporting the People of Lebanon from Civic Engagement Initiatives and the Fish Interfaith Center

August 7, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Even in a world where barely a household or business has been untouched by COVID-19 and hospitals have been overrun, people in countries across the world reached out with heartbreak and condolences for the people of Lebanon upon learning of Tuesday’s devastation following a deadly massive explosion in Beruit. “Every single business in Beirut has

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