Did you know that nearly 25% of Chapman’s student body is graduate and professional students? Between the Orange and Rinker campuses, Chapman offers 70 different graduate and professional programs and degrees, covering everything from a Master of Science in Accounting to a Master of Arts in War and Society, along with many others. With such a strong presence of graduate and professional students in our community, it’s perfectly fitting that we spend a week dedicated to appreciating them. This year, Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is April 1 – April 5. The Leatherby Libraries and the Health Sciences Study Commons at Rinker will be offering the following events, displays, and resources to celebrate the week:

  • Monday, April 1 – A Mindful Break: Join Librarian Julie Artman to take a break from your busy study schedule and practice mindfulness. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Center for American War Letters Archives (Leatherby Libraries B03, lower level).
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Ice Cream Social with the Dean: Come satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy an ice cream sundae with the Dean of the Leatherby Libraries Charlene Baldwin. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Leatherby Libraries entrada.
  • Wednesday, April 3 – Ice Cream Social with the Health Sciences: Rinker students, come satisfy your sweet tooth with Ivan Portillo, Health Sciences Librarian. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the lobby of 9401 Jeronimo – right outside the entrance to the Health Sciences Study Commons.
  • Book Display: All week long, enjoy a display in the Leatherby Libraries lobby focusing on graduate and professional students.
  • Welcome Desks: At the Leatherby Libraries Reference Desk, and just outside the entrance to the Health Sciences Study Commons, desks will be celebrating graduate and professional students all week, with library gifts, candy, and answers to all of your research questions.

Pictured above are Tiana Taliep, who is both the Oskar Schindler Archivist in the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library and a student in the War and Society MA program, and Andy Harman, Archivist for the Center for American War Letters Archives and graduate of the War and Society MA program, examining WWII letters.