The perks of servant leadership explained, Starbucks style

February 7, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

As the founding president of Starbucks International, Howard Behar excelled as one of those unconventional executives who dared to do things differently. But he almost killed that spirit with a bad case of self-doubt. Speaking to a crowd of Chapman University students, Behar recounted how as a young executive at a furniture rental company he

Hilbert Museum acquires important painting by Milford Zornes

February 7, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

A newly acquired painting by one of the best-known California Scene artists, Milford Zornes (1908-2008), will soon grace the collection of Chapman University’s Hilbert Museum of California Art.  Museum founder and benefactor Mark Hilbert recently purchased Zornes’ “The Canyon” from another collector, and the painting will soon go on public display in the museum.  The

The music is the magic A Chapman professor and opera students mark five years with Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings

February 3, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

For Chapman University Professor Peter Atherton, DMA, fairy tales are a very serious endeavor. Especially when they’ve inspired operas that can be adapted and performed for very young audiences. That’s exactly what Atherton has been doing with Pacific Symphony’s Family Musical Mornings, where he’s been the director and scriptwriter for numerous operas, including most recently

Chapman historian to lead statecraft discussion at Nixon library

February 2, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

A Chapman University professor will join a distinguished panel of Cold War historians and national security officials discussing Nixon-era statecraft and leadership on Friday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda. Gregory Daddis, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of Chapman’s MA in War & Society program,

Frances Smith Therapy Center offers low-cost alternative for individual, marriage and family therapy

January 31, 2017 by | Science and Health

Orange County residents have the opportunity to take advantage of Chapman University’s Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy at costs much lower than traditional clinics. Chapman’s center is open to the public and treats a wide range of matters including:  family stress, couple conflict, divorce recovery, anxiety, election stress, step family issues, chronic

Student musicians from Chapman and area high schools get a master class from famed Kronos Quartet

January 29, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

It isn’t every day that student musicians have the opportunity to be coached by a member of a world-renowned classical music ensemble. When the boundary-breaking, globetrotting Kronos Quartet lands in a city large or small, however, the members — David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello) — make it

New chapter for alumnus’ 1888 Center is just around the corner

January 27, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

This spring watch for the official opening of a brick-and-mortar home in Old Towne Orange for 1888 Center, a cultural arts center and publishing house founded by Chapman University alumnus Kevin Staniec ’01. The center, which has hosted a variety of community literary programs in libraries, bookstores and even the living rooms of Eichler homes,