Reflecting on Chapman’s Homecoming Weekend 2016, the
would like to thank everyone that visited Chapman University and all who attended our many events. The Leatherby Libraries was well-represented this year with several compelling talks and entertaining celebrations. Take a look below at what we hosted this year:
At a special luncheon for the 50 Year Club, Chapman alumni were able to visit a curated case dedicated to the class of 1966. Included are yearbooks, pictures of homecoming, maiden Semester at Sea voyage, athletics department as well as prominent books and movies from the graduating year. Located in the Alumni Alcove on the second floor, the case will be up until next year’s homecoming.
In the morning, Dean Charlene Baldwin met with members of the Chapman community for her event,
Dialogue with the Dean
: “Daniele C. Struppa: Our 13th President.” The event included a walk through of a
special panel display
on the first floor and continued in the
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
to view “
The Spirit of our Leaders:
Presidents of Chapman University.” There, attendees were able to meet the curator of the exhibit,
Chloe Van Stralendorff
Throughout the day, the Leatherby Libraries held an open house, welcoming visitors to all our library has to offer. Refreshments were offered as well as the opportunity to enjoy a self-guided tour of the arts and displays of the library. Staff and librarians were on hand ready to answer questions about the many programs, awards, benefits and services our library offers to Chapman University alumni, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and community members.
Later in the day, Performing Arts Librarian Taylor Greene held his
Faculty Master Class
: “Concerts in the Library? Connecting the College of Performing Arts to the Leatherby Libraries in Unexpected Places.” During the class, the crowd forgot any separation between the two fields and learned how the Leatherby Libraries curates its partnership with the College of Performing Arts through special events, exhibitions and chamber music concerts.
In the evening, the library hosted its third annual Homecoming Book Sale in the Aitken Arts Plaza of the new
Musco Center for the Arts
. Throughout the afternoon, this sale brought in over $100 by selling gently used books and CDs. Families attending the
enjoyed browsing through the books while also being able to sample the chili of the Leatherby Libraries and
Town & Gown
sanctioned team, the Chapman Chili Chicks!
Lastly, we hosted a screening of
A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser.
Fueled with popcorn and refreshments, guests joined us in both the
Huell Howser Archives
Center for American War Letters
for a special screening of the documentary on Howser’s life and career. Visitors were able to take home a one-of-a-kind California map, highlighting the spots visited on Howser’s celebrated TV program,
Thank you to all who came out to our Homecoming events this year. For an updated calendar on all our future events, please visit our
. See you next year!