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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


June 2, 2015 by | Chatter

Verse Things First All during April, visitors to Leatherby Libraries could spin a metal dial, lift a tiny door and pull out a skillfully word-smithed surprise. The poetic treats were the brainchild of David Krausman (M.A./MFA ’16), who decided to enliven National Poetry Month by filling a gumball machine with lines of verse written by

Seen & Heard

June 2, 2015 by | Seen & Heard

“In a nutshell, no, it isn’t two kids in a basement saying screw the man. It’s a criminal enterprise.” – Ruth Vitale, executive director of the film industry group Creative Future, on digital piracy, in Professor Harry Ufland’s spring course Movies About Marriage.   “Here’s this 22-year-old guy who signed up when he was 19

Chapman Opera Alumni Are Enjoying “Bravura” Success

June 2, 2015 by | Chapman Now

To discover what alumni of Opera Chapman have been up to lately, look no further than what some of the critics have been saying. Of tenor Daniel Curran ’08, The New York Times wrote that his performance in the title role in La descente d’Orphée aux enfers with Gotham Chamber was “precise and penetrating, with

CES welcomes new dean Margaret Grogan

May 19, 2015 by | Chapman Now

There are several reasons Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., looks forward to becoming the new dean at Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies (CES). Outstanding students, innovative programs and a faculty engaged in meaningful research are among the features that attracted Grogan, currently a professor of educational leadership and policy in the School of Educational Studies at

CoPA welcomes new dean Giulio Ongaro

May 19, 2015 by | Chapman Now

Giulio Ongaro is a scholar of musicology whose doctoral dissertation explored the singing chapel of St. Mark’s Basilica in 16th century Venice. But that doesn’t mean his artistic mind longs to be anywhere other than in the here and now. “We tend to look at the arts in history as if they were different from

Alumni Casey Kasprzyk ’01 wins in new Emmy category

May 19, 2015 by | Chapman Now

For Emmy-winning TV producer Casey Kasprzyk ’01, the statuettes and the hidden talents just keep coming. At the recent Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Kasprzyk won in a first-time category for him: Outstanding Original Song in a Drama. “It’s pretty surreal,” the Chapman alumnus said, “especially since I’ve never written a song before.” Kasprzyk

Holocaust Remembrance is poignant as young and old unite

May 18, 2015 by | Chapman Now

The lunch that follows the awards ceremony for Chapman University’s Holocaust Art and Writing Contest is always a delightful time. Music fills the large tent on Bert Williams Mall; lunch is hot dogs, fruit, popcorn and ice pops. Hundreds of middle and high school students bustle with excitement. Guests of honor smile for countless photos.