Daniel Alfred Wachs, assistant professor of music and music director and conductor of the Chapman University Chamber Orchestra, and the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO), has been named a finalist for two American Prizes. The American Prize is an annual competition providing regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles
The movie isn’t even made yet, but the Dear White People YouTube video trailer created by Justin Simien ’05 to generate financial backing for the film has already taken social media by storm. Since its upload just a month ago, the video has received 750,000 views and was the topic of a CNN news segment.
The Orange County Press Club awarded its 2012 Sky Dunlap Award to Pete Weitzner, associate professor and director of broadcast journalism at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, in recognition of his longstanding contributions to Orange County journalism. The award is the club’s highest honor, named for a tall Orange County journalist
The ABA Journal has published an article that shines an academic spotlight on the scholarly work of Chapman Law. The article, discussing a new University of St. Thomas report, identified Chapman as one of three newer law schools accredited within the past two decades that “have already made a scholarly impact that dramatically outpaces their present academic reputations.”
Ian Reitz ’04 has been morning anchor at WSMV, an NBC affiliate in Nashville, Tenn., for just 10 months, but he’s already winning some serious attention – literally. Reitz was awarded Best TV News Anchor at the recent Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast Awards. Reitz, a morning anchor for WSMV, credited his double major in film/television
How fitting that the Hollywood Reporter’s new list of top film schools should be unveiled during the London Olympics. Because Dodge College of Film and Media Arts made an impressive jump in the THR ratings, leaping up nine places. “We are delighted that Chapman has catapulted from #22 last year to #13 this year. This
If you have big lunch plans Tuesday, July 31, you might want to change them and cheer on one of Chapman’s own Team USA Olympians. Chapman University alumna Ariana Kukors ’12 advanced to the the finals round for the women’s 200-meter individual medley today in London. Now she’ll swim in the finals, scheduled for 12:39
A whole cast of Chapman University alumni were among the television industry notables honored with Primetime Emmy nominations this month. Nominated were: Kent Bassett (MFA/FP ’08), Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming category for his work as part of the editing team on “Top Chef.” Darren Bunkley ’98, Outstanding Reality – Competition Program category for
When local teenagers sashayed onto a stage in Salmon Recital Hall, singing a lively Swahili song under the direction of an especially animated director, the energy level grew. And grew some more. Whoa, said Stephen Coker, D.M.A., associate professor and director of choral activities at Chapman University. Dial it down a bit. “If you shimmy
Chapman University Athletics has officially promoted two of its sports programs from club to varsity status beginning this 2012-13 school year. Women’s lacrosse and men’s swimming and diving will compete at the NCAA Division III level and will immediately join Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) competition along with the rest of Chapman’s athletics programs.