Spirit of the Games From athletic trainers to hearing testers, Chapman people pitch in to make the Special Olympics world event an extraordinary experience.

November 18, 2015 by Dawn Bonker | Chapman Now

During a hot and steamy July day, athletes hopped and zigzagged through an obstacle course on Chapman University’s Wilson Field, navigating a tough assemblage of hurdles and cones. A Canadian training for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles was undaunted. She conquered the course set up by Chapman’s athletic training students and

Boesel Named AD Terry Boesel takes over a Chapman athletic program that has won two national championships and 18 regional titles during the University's 21 years in Division III.

November 17, 2015 by | Sports

Following a nationwide search, Chapman University found that the best person to lead its Department of Athletics was already on campus. Terry Boesel, previously associate director of athletics, has been named the Panthers’ ninth athletic director in the 90-year history of intercollegiate sports at Chapman. Boesel becomes the first to hold the title of David Currey Endowed

Fearless identity Amid violence against transgender individuals nationally, 4 Chapman friends build a safe space for gender expression.

November 3, 2015 by Anna Rose Warren ‘16 | Features

We’re sprawled on the floor in the living room, sweating out the end-of-September Orange County heat. I’ve arrived late on a Sunday night after the roommates’ first house meeting, nearly a month into Chapman’s fall term, and I’m told it’s a rare thing for all four students to be home at the same time. Everyone

Game Changer: Jean-Eric Khalife ’08

June 19, 2015 by Igor Bosilikovski ’15 | Alumni

At age 3, Jean-Eric Khalife ’08 spent hours playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on his friend’s Nintendo. Even then, he was preparing for the professional life he now leads. These days, Khalife is a technical artist for Riot Games, maker of one of the most popular video games in the world, League of Legends. He

Top Cop: Laura Farinella ’86

June 19, 2015 by Cathi Douglas | Alumni

Laura Farinella ’86 has been on the job as Laguna Beach’s first woman police chief just since March, but her personal “road show” is quickly educating her about this artsy, eclectic town. Farinella, Orange County’s only openly gay police chief, spends hours each week meeting with residents and members of community groups and organizations, listening

Head of the Class: Gregory Franklin (M.A. ’91)

June 19, 2015 by Igor Bosilikovski ’15 | Alumni

An educator who first dreamed of becoming a football coach has now scored a high-profile award as a school district administrator. Gregory Franklin (M.A. ’91) was named 2014 California Superintendent of the Year, an accomplishment he says recognizes the great collaborative work being done by the 3,000 employees in the Tustin Unified School District. Among