No Waffling "Bet on yourself," the Duffer Brothers advise Chapman students during a wide-ranging master class.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Sixteen million viewers around the world watched Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things within the first three days of its release on Oct. 27. Of those 16 million, 361,000 viewers binged, watching all nine episodes, one right after the other. “It’s safe to say that Stranger Things has become an instant classic,” said Akin Ceylan


Treasured Friends and ‘Stranger Things’

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Imagination and fantasy were the themes of Chapman Celebrates 2017, but one more could be added to that lineup – stellar alumni. One of the great highlights of Chapman University’s annual Broadway-style stage revue and gala benefiting student scholarships is its salute to leaders in the worlds of creative arts and philanthropy. This year that


In Touch With History Two murals connect Chapman to its heritage, its community and to the sweeping Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA project.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Imagine being that rare college artist who gets to work on a Getty project. That’s the gig Chapman University art major Cooper Richmond ’18 landed this semester. Richmond was selected to assist renowned mural artist Higgy Vasquez in the creation of a new campus mural that is part of the University’s contribution to the Getty


Famous Figures, Hidden Gems

November 29, 2017 by Jim Doti | Chapman Now

Much has been made lately of the inequality of income in our nation. It’s said that the millions of dollars made by a select few smack of a failed economic system – a system that rewards the “haves” rather than the “have nots.” Such thinking ignores a basic tenet of a free- market economy. As


Keck Starter The foundation's historic $21 million gift effects transformational momentum in the sciences at Chapman.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the impact of a transformational gift – to see the vision behind celebratory handshakes or ceremonial groundbreakings. But not so when Chapman University supporters, friends, faculty and students gathered this September to hear the announcement that the W. M. Keck Foundation had given $21 million to name Chapman’s new Keck


Lasting Lessons As a teacher and philanthropist, Donna Ford Attallah '61 sows seeds of generosity that continuously enrich the lives of Chapman students.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Donna Ford Attallah ’61 calls it “this little story” she likes to tell. Ever the teacher, she tells it because it contains a good lesson. It began when she was a young woman about to start college and won a $200 scholarship from Bekins Moving & Storage. When company executives met with her and a


Anxiety on the Rise, Fear Survey Finds

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

A year after the Chapman University Survey of American Fears identified undercurrents that rose to the surface in the 2016 presidential election, the 2017 Fear Survey revealed Americans are increasingly anxious and afraid. “In every wave of the survey before this, there was only one item where a majority of Americans said they were afraid


CU Climbs to No. 5

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

Chapman University rose to No. 5 in its category on the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” list released this fall. This year’s ranking is the highest earned by Chapman in the category of Regional Universities West. In addition, Chapman was one of just five Western Region schools included in the category of


For Those Who Serve

November 29, 2017 by | Alumni

Every Wednesday evening just as the sun fades, something special happens in Old Towne Orange’s historic Plaza Park. A small group of veterans gathers to watch the flag retire for the night and pay tribute to their comrades in arms. Organizers say a few words or invite a guest to speak, and on first Wednesdays