An Engineer of Change As Chapman’s chief academic officer, Provost Glenn Pfeiffer champions new programs and foundational connections.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The trip from Beckman Hall to Memorial Hall hardly requires a moving van, but Glenn Pfeiffer, Ph.D., made a long journey to become Chapman University’s new provost just the same. Pfeiffer, a member of Chapman’s business faculty since 1995, began his life in academia as a first-generation college student: His mother didn’t finish high school,


Deep into Disney Professor Julye Bidmead’s class explores gender, race and religion through the lens of movie and theme-park magic.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Call Jessica Johnson ’18 on a January afternoon, and even though it’s raining you still might reach her while she’s waiting in line for a ride at Disneyland. Get her voicemail and you’ll hear a resonant, Disney-familiar voice tell you, “Jessica is off watching Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3, 4, and she’s eagerly


Zornes’ Canyon Coming to Chapman

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A newly acquired painting by one of the best-known California Scene artists, Milford Zornes, will soon grace the collection of Chapman University’s Hilbert Museum of California Art. Museum founder and benefactor Mark Hilbert recently purchased Zornes’ The Canyon from another collector, and the painting will soon go on public display in the museum. The Hilbert


Mary Platt to Lead Hilbert Museum

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

After 13 years of artfully sharing Chapman’s news with the world, Mary Platt has taken on a new role at the University, one that connects with another of her areas of expertise. She is the new director of the Hilbert Museum of California Art. Most recently director of communications and media relations at Chapman, Platt


A New Home for Storytelling Chapman Studios West opens “amazing” doors to documentary filmmaking success.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Today’s audiences are hungry for documentary films. And now Chapman University is home to state-of-the-art studios where the next generation of nonfiction filmmakers can learn the art  and business of telling those stories. In January, Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts opened The Dhont Documentary Film Center, housed in the new Chapman Studios


The Science of the Science Center

March 11, 2017 by | Features

Thousands of steel beams make up its skeleton, and everything from hallways to ductwork will serve as arteries. While 30,000 welds hold things in place, a sophisticated system will help make sure cool air keeps moving. When you get right down to it, the Center for Science and Technology now rising on the Chapman University


Panthers on Ice The hockey program carves a special niche at Chapman.

March 11, 2017 by | Sports

There are places where kids who begin playing hockey at age 4½ are called late bloomers. Southern California is typically not such a place. But then Heikki Veharanta ’15 (JD ’18) isn’t typical, and neither are his teammates on the Chapman University hockey team. They love a sport that was born on frozen Canadian lakes


In Memoriam: Michael C. Martin

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A specialist in music composition who also directed Chapman’s 20th Century Chamber Music Series, retired faculty member Michael C. Martin passed away in December. Martin began teaching at Chapman in 1980 and retired as an associate professor of music in 2006. For many years, he was the only music composition instructor on campus, leading the