Walking with Lions

March 15, 2017 by | Alumni

Elissa Title ’18 calls it “the naughty look,” and it means that the lions next to her “are going to try to eat me,” she says. No worries. She always carries a big stick – not for protection but for distraction. “Lions have very short attention spans – it’s like they have ADHD,” the Chapman

What Unites Us Can scholars cross ideological divides to engage in a rich, respectful dialogue? This seems like a good time to find out.

March 15, 2017 by | Features

Vernon Smith is a Nobel Prize-winning economic scientist whose groundbreaking work helped reshape how we think about trust and trade, while Peter McLaren is a legendary advocate for better schools — a revolutionary who played a seminal role in the development of critical pedagogy. On the surface, these eminent professors at Chapman University might seem

Domeward Bound

March 13, 2017 by Marvin Gross '58 | First Person

I loved my time at Chapman and representing our school on the track and cross country teams. I was challenged to help the team to victory and to set personal and school records. However, one of my biggest physical challenges came much later, when I attempted to hike to the top of Half Dome in

Fowlers’ $100 Million Commitment Includes Support for Engineering School

March 12, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Chapman Trustee Dale E. Fowler ’58 and his wife, Sarah Ann, have committed $45 million to establish an engineering school at the University, raising the couple’s overall Chapman commitment to $100 million. The figure represents the largest reported gift in institutional history. “Dale and Ann Fowler have made a tremendous impact on Chapman University over

President’s State of the University Address Reflects a Student Focus

March 12, 2017 by | Chapman Now

In his first State of the University Address, Chapman President Daniele Struppa highlighted the University’s rapidly growing programs in the health sciences, the rising selectivity of its students and several initiatives aimed at enhancing student life. Speaking Feb. 24 in Musco Center for the Arts, Struppa also focused on Chapman’s growing efforts to attract first-generation

And the Grammy Goes to … The Recording Academy honors Keith Hancock ’02 (M.A. ’04) with its Music Educator of the Year Award.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A Chapman University alumnus who transformed a high school’s chorus from a single class into an award-winning program with more than 200 singers has been named the 2017 Grammy Music Educator of the Year. Keith Hancock ’02 (M.A. ’04) was chosen from among 10 finalists and more than 3,300 nominees from all 50 states. The

An Upside Down Celebration "Stranger Things" creators Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 will be honored during both nights of Chapman Celebrates.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The second season of the runaway Netflix hit Stranger Things will be released on Halloween, and we know that hardcore fans of the spooky series created by Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 are already planning a weeklong binge fest. But here’s a little something Stranger Things fans will want to add to their calendars for that