Making the Scene How'd we get that shot? We revisited some of the locations and captured what they looked like today, deepening our appreciation for these talented artists and for the California coast

April 14, 2016 by Brittany Hanson | Features

While sitting in a weekly team meeting discussing the upcoming Hilbert Museum of California Art,* editor Dennis Arp and I were casually flipping through Hilbert collection book “Windows in Time.” In those pages are many locations that are gone, paved over. The gingerbread-house and white façade spires in Bunker Hill, Los Angeles have given way

Top Teacher of Tech

April 12, 2016 by Dawn Bonker (MFA '18) | Alumni

Every veteran elementary school teacher has faced one of “those” classes – a mix of students who hop around like popcorn kernels in a hot pan, aren’t keen to follow instructions and would rather do things their way, thank you very much. Last year, Erin Rosselli (M.A. ’03) had just such a class of kindergarteners. But

Lessons of Failure

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Jon-Barrett Ingels (Class of ’00) packaged his insecurities and what he calls failures into a rousing success. He recently published his first book, the nonfiction memoir-novella How to Succeed by Failing, with Black Hill Press, an independent publishing house run by Kevin Staniec ’01. Writing wasn’t Ingels’ plan, but his inner artist begged to be published

A Call to Serve

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

The Rev. Todd Adams ’94 recently was named president-elect/senior vice president by the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In his new role, he will manage more than $3 billion in assets. A native of Oklahoma, Adams says that 25 years ago he would never have imagined serving as a fund manager. He

A Dream Awakens

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Ken Bunt ’93 had long dreamed of a career in entertainment – and what better place to live your dream than at Disney, where it’s known that dreams come true? As president of Disney Music Group, Bunt is responsible for Disney’s recorded music, publishing and live-concert business. He works with artists such as Miley Cyrus, the

Dynamite Activism

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Galal Kernahan ’48, was born into a family of Methodist ministers on the rural outskirts of Phoenix. With public service as a career goal, he attended Chapman in the nascent days after World War II. At that time, Chapman was housed on Whittier College’s campus. After the war, Kernahan transitioned with Chapman when it moved to

The Legacy of Heart Mountain

April 7, 2016 by | Alumni

Toshiko “Toshi” Ito ’46 cradled her rough-edged Chapman diploma and pulled out a creased graduation photo. “I was so young,” she said. “My hair was so black then.” During a recent visit to Chapman, Ito reflected on a time seven decades ago when she sought to build a new life out of the turmoil and prejudice

Belay Honored with Presidential Medal

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Michael Belay, the Chapman University public safety officer who sold his home to help pay for a school in his hometown of Tembien, Ethiopia, now has experience with receiving as well as giving. At the annual Chapman staff holiday breakfast in December, Belay was presented with the highest honor awarded by the University – the

Job Growth in the Forecast, Chapman Economists Say California is shifting gears from recovery to expansion

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

The jobs are coming back. That was just some of the good news to come out of Chapman University’s 38th Annual Economic Forecast, presented in December to some 1,500 business leaders at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Calif. California employment will grow by 2.4 percent this year, in turn boosting consumer spending and

Chapman Programming Finds a Home on KCET

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

If you’ve ever watched the annual Wassail Holiday Concert or Dialogue with Doti on television, you already know about Chapman University’s relationship with KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been five years since Chapman and KCET started working together, says Pamela Ezell ’81 (MFA ’87), director of