Why we watch … and watch … and watch Chapman University professors weigh in on Americans' obsession with television binge-watching

June 10, 2016 by | Features

In 1841, the ships that brought the last installment of Charles Dickens’ wildly popular serialized novelThe Old Curiosity Shop were met on the docks by clamoring, obsessed fans, eager to know the ending of this sentimental tale of family woe. “Some shouted, ‘Is Little Nell dead?’ to the sailors as the ship arrived,” says Richard

A Culture of Inclusion To welcome more of the underrepresented, Chapman must change the realities that drive perceptions. The Diversity Project takes up that challenge.

June 10, 2016 by | Features

When Leti Romo hears stories of students suffering racial or cultural slights, she knows just how stinging those experiences can be. The Chapman staff member has been wounded herself, even in seemingly innocuous moments. Like one time in her own college days when she simply ordered a pizza. Out with Latina friends near her Midwestern school, Romo wanted

‘Inhumanity Starts With Insensitivity’ Excerpt from Chapman Law professor Tom Campbell's Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League

June 10, 2016 by | Features

To be recognized by the Anti-Defamation League is tremendously meaningful to me. The record of the Anti- Defamation League, since 1913, has been to protect victims of prejudice, to oppose acts and words of hate, and to make our country and our world more tolerant of differences between sons and daughters of the same God. The need

“I Am Chapman” Meet some of the students sharing their stories as the University undertakes diversity and inclusion initiatives.

June 10, 2016 by | Features

Click on the photos below to read each student’s story. Photos by Nathan Worden ’13 (MBA ’15). To learn more about diversity and inclusion initiatives at Chapman, visit: https://www.chapman.edu/diversity/

A Real Page-Turner Closing the final chapter on his presidential adventure, Jim Doti reflects on how "together ... we made miracles happen."

June 8, 2016 by | Features

As a widely respected economist, Jim Doti knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. So let’s sift through a few to help get a handle on the progress achieved during his transformational presidency at Chapman University. When Doti took office as Chapman’s 12th president 25 years ago, the University was still a college, and

Making the Scene How'd we get that shot? We revisited some of the locations and captured what they looked like today, deepening our appreciation for these talented artists and for the California coast

April 14, 2016 by Brittany Hanson | Features

While sitting in a weekly team meeting discussing the upcoming Hilbert Museum of California Art,* editor Dennis Arp and I were casually flipping through Hilbert collection book “Windows in Time.” In those pages are many locations that are gone, paved over. The gingerbread-house and white façade spires in Bunker Hill, Los Angeles have given way

Top Teacher of Tech

April 12, 2016 by Dawn Bonker (MFA '18) | Alumni

Every veteran elementary school teacher has faced one of “those” classes – a mix of students who hop around like popcorn kernels in a hot pan, aren’t keen to follow instructions and would rather do things their way, thank you very much. Last year, Erin Rosselli (M.A. ’03) had just such a class of kindergarteners. But

Lessons of Failure

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Jon-Barrett Ingels (Class of ’00) packaged his insecurities and what he calls failures into a rousing success. He recently published his first book, the nonfiction memoir-novella How to Succeed by Failing, with Black Hill Press, an independent publishing house run by Kevin Staniec ’01. Writing wasn’t Ingels’ plan, but his inner artist begged to be published

A Call to Serve

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

The Rev. Todd Adams ’94 recently was named president-elect/senior vice president by the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In his new role, he will manage more than $3 billion in assets. A native of Oklahoma, Adams says that 25 years ago he would never have imagined serving as a fund manager. He

A Dream Awakens

April 12, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Alumni

Ken Bunt ’93 had long dreamed of a career in entertainment – and what better place to live your dream than at Disney, where it’s known that dreams come true? As president of Disney Music Group, Bunt is responsible for Disney’s recorded music, publishing and live-concert business. He works with artists such as Miley Cyrus, the