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Writing her way to a new career Random House will publish the novel by Julia Walton (MFA '16), a James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student winner

May 5, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Arts and Culture

Julia Walton, one of two winners of this year’s James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Awards, has something in common with 20th century poet Wallace Stevens. Like Stevens, Walton (MFA ’16) kept a flame of creativity burning while working in the insurance industry, mired in a world of claims, deductibles and coverage limits. But unlike

Sign your teen up for a tuneful summer Grammy finalist Keith Hancock ’02 (MA ’04) will return to campus to direct the Chapman Choral Music Camp

May 4, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Arts and Culture

It was lunchtime on the Tesoro High School campus in South Orange County, but students still stood around the piano, waiting to sing some more. Seated at the keyboard was Tesoro choral music director Keith Hancock ’02 (MA ’04), who will direct the Chapman Choral Music Camp for high school singers in June after being

Kip Thorne, Ph.D. “Communicating Science Through the Arts: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Interstellar” Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University

May 3, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Free and open to the public; ticket required for entry – available at www.muscocenter.org. Kip Thorne will describe his remarkable experiences conveying the essence of science to the general public through collaborations with artists, musicians, and filmmakers on Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Chapman University. These include Christopher Nolan’s 2014 blockbuster movie Interstellar,

Radical Sabbatical: Gallery Tally a colorful backdrop for inclusion Project grows to include multiple community discussions on feminism

April 22, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

This weekend wrapped up artist and faculty member Micol Hebron’s wrap-around installation at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery. Hebron literally wall-papered the gallery space with posters from her Gallery Tally project — leaving a partial wall open for attendees who felt inspired to contribute a creation. About 20 people took up the creativity mantle,

Rock great Peter Frampton to speak at Chapman on April 26

April 21, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Legendary rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Frampton will speak about his life and career and engage in an audience Q&A at Chapman University on Tuesday, April 26. The appearance will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Salmon Recital Hall, Bertea Hall 100, and is free and open to the public (space permitting). Seating

Dancing their way home Alumni dancers and choreographers bring high-energy dance festival to Musco Center for the Arts on April 27

April 21, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Arts and Culture

Modern dance, with roots in the early 20th century, is no longer truly modern. A better term for what is happening in the world of artistic movement now is contemporary dance, and a one-night festival of innovative works by choreographers nurtured at Chapman University is coming to the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for

WWI: The Myth-Buster Edition on C-SPAN Jennifer Keene's 'Lecture in History' will air Saturday night

April 20, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

What do you think you know about WWI? That the lead-up was totally isolationist, with no American aid until the last minute, then gung-ho to the front lines to certain, immensely-large scales of death? You’d be wrong. Jennifer Keene, Ph.D, professor of history, will be busting these and other myths of The Great War on C-SPAN