Rick Eisleben ’69 Returns to Find Chapman Radio’s Bold Spirit Still Thriving

June 2, 2015 by Sean Woodard | Alumni

The first two days had been a breeze, but lack of sleep eventually started catching up with Rick Eisleben as in spring 1969 he continuously spun vinyl in the broadcast booth of what was then called Radio Chapman. Somehow he made it through almost another full day as friends and colleagues “encouraged” him to stay

Bluegrass-Playing Siblings Share a Bond and a Dream in Harmony

May 21, 2015 by Cathi Douglas | Features

Michael Wimberley ’16 was so small that he had to stand on an apple box when he and his three siblings first performed at Riley’s Apple Farm in January 2008. They played one song, Rabbit in the Log, during the dinner show at the mile-high outdoor theatre in Oak Glen, Calif. Two of the Wimberleys

Chapman Students and Professors Explore Cuba in a Time of Change

May 21, 2015 by | Features

The grandparents of Pablo Cueto ’16 didn’t want him setting foot on Cuban soil—not after the communist revolution swallowed up all that the family had built, forcing them to flee their home and start over from scratch in the United States. Even after half a century, the wounds remain fresh. But Cueto, a double major

Historic Ties that bind and divide with Cuba, U.S.

May 21, 2015 by | Features

Historical links and political differences ensure that the question of what to do about Cuba still stirs passions in the United States. Despite Obama Administration steps to normalize relations, a Republican-controlled Congress isn’t likely to lift the decades-old trade embargo, said James Coyle, Ph.D., director of global education at Chapman. “As long as the Castro

Ryan Gattis gets success with a little help from his friend

May 21, 2015 by Jessica Fry '15 | Uncategorized

Ryan Gattis ’01 had just gotten off the phone with his U.S. literary agent, who told him that she was unable to sell the 900-page novel he had been writing and rewriting for six years. Her voice joined those of other creative colleagues, who advised that it might be time to forgo the writing career

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

Lisa Cupolo looks at dyslexia as a gift

May 19, 2015 by Lisa Cupolo | Features

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” Juan Ramón Jiménez Our 8-year-old daughter Lila will tell you she’s dyslexic, usually within a short time after meeting her. She’ll ask you if you’re dyslexic too, hoping you’ll say yes. She is almost proud of it. Proud because she knows that a lot of