Family Ties: Todd Koren ’00 Finds Success Hiring Chapman Alumni

February 27, 2015 by | Alumni

When Todd Koren ’00 calls Absolute Exhibits a family business, it’s clear that he includes Chapman University in his description. Koren founded the corporation with his parents after he graduated from the Argyros School of Business and Economics in 2000. Absolute Exhibits designs and fabricates custom exhibit environments for a range of clients, and since

A Golden Touch: Ginger Silverman ’77 Thrives as a ‘Culture Catalyst’

February 27, 2015 by Lysa Christopher | Alumni

Ginger Silverman ’77 has a richly detailed resume that reads a bit like a novella, touching a range of industries and roles, from e-commerce to in-store merchandising, public relations to management training. The building blocks of her success first took shape in college. Leadership skills that crossed disciplines as well as an attention to detail helped


February 20, 2015 by | Chapman Now

PASS THE CANNEBERG, S’IL VOUS PLAIT Students at the Chinese table loved the Jell-O. The Eggs Benedict were a hit with those speaking American Sign Language. And the folks bravely studying Latin were digging into — we kid you not — Caesar salads. Welcome to Language Tables, a program that brings Chapman faculty and students

Seen & Heard

February 20, 2015 by | Seen & Heard

“Society would have us believe that life and dreams belong to the young. On the contrary, I say that you need to be mature to enjoy life to the fullest, and that every age has something new to offer. To me, 50 is a new beginning, and I’m enjoying my life completely.” – Giselle Blondet,

A Cut Above

February 20, 2015 by | Features

With The Barber set to hit theatres this spring, Chapman Filmed Entertainment ventures into trailblazing territory. Producer Travis Knox ’93 could have used a dozen different metaphors to describe the challenges facing young filmmakers as they strive to advance in a hypercompetitive industry. He chose a ladder. A very tall, very steep ladder. “We want

Deep in the Heart

February 19, 2015 by Mark Woodland | Features

For the second year in a row, the Chapman University Singers tour Texas during winter Interterm, sharing their extraordinary talents and stoking the fires of new friendships. Like a timeless hymn, thememories linger. STACCATO Choir tours are really moments of intense exposure sandwiched between hours of rehearsals and road time. Luggage is loaded and unloaded.

The Fairest Stars in All the Heaven

February 19, 2015 by | Features

ON THE WINGS OF MYSTERY AND WONDERMENT, AMERICAN CELEBRATION FINDS NEW WAYS TO CHARM. “Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face.” No one arrived expecting to hear a recitation of Shakespeare by one of America’s most acclaimed actresses, but then American Celebration audiences have come to anticipate beguiling surprises from Chapman University’s

Sustainability Hits Home at the Solar Decathlon

February 19, 2015 by | Chapman Now

When it comes to a solar-powered future, where better to build leadership than in the heart of Southern California? “Abundant sunshine and an entrepreneurial culture make Orange County well-suited to become the sustainability capital of the world,” says Fred Smoller, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Chapman University. Now Chapman students are contributing their

Adding Clarity to the Spectrum

February 19, 2015 by | Features

Families with autistic children face a multitude of challenges. Chapman educators are helping to ease their burden. Liza Krassner turns to her computer and clicks open a large file called an Individualized Education Program, or IEP. It’s a plan written by staff members at the school attended by her autistic teen-age son, Mark, spelling out