Rich Stories Emerge from Bausch’s World

May 26, 2017 by | Bookshelf

Sitting in a darkened theatre at New York’s French Institute, author Richard Bausch watched as six of his stories came to life on the screen, entwined in ways he hadn’t recognized as he wrote them. Though the private screening of Espèces Menacées (Endangered Species) with director Gilles Bourdos was “an incredible experience,” the committing of ink to

Innovative Fellow

May 26, 2017 by | Bookshelf

Spend any time with Chapman University Presidential Fellow Ruebén Martinez and you’ll witness his special brand of magic, such as when he says, “I work 10 days a week,  but I like what  I do.” His enthusiasm  and good humor helped him turn his Santa Ana barbershop into a beloved bookstore, earning him a prestigious

The Stars Align for a Generational Journey

May 26, 2017 by | Bookshelf

In the wee hours one night in 1989 Doug Dechow came home from his job as a bartender and found a party in his living room. “I saw this woman across the room, and surrounding her were three of my very good friends, and it was kind of like she was holding court,” said Dechow,

In Memoriam: Charles D. Martin

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

A member of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, Chuck Martin passed away March 28. He was 80. Together with his wife Twyla, Martin was a longtime benefactor of an array of programs at the University. In 2013, the couple served as gala chairs for the signature gala fundraising event now known

Record Impact

May 26, 2017 by | Alumni

Since childhood, Laurie Sicaeros (MHA ’97) had always wanted to be an orthodontist. She dreamed of attending dental school and was eventually accepted. But before she began her studies, her father passed away and she deferred her post-graduate education for a year. That delay provided a time of introspection and prompted a self-reinvention of sorts,

Creative Focus

May 26, 2017 by | Alumni

Sam Tenney, BFA film and television ’02, spends his days overlooking the lush, mountainous lands of the greater Portland, Ore., area – while perched atop a tower crane, camera in hand. Sam is a photographer for Portland’s Daily Journal of Commerce, a newspaper that covers the building industry, including architecture, construction, engineering, real estate and

Stepping Out

May 26, 2017 by | Alumni

After graduating from Chapman University, Genevieve Carson, BFA dance performance ’07, says she started from scratch as she  moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a dance career. “I had no job, no money and no community  or contacts to help guide me,” she said. She accepted a 9-to-5 office job to support herself as she

Course Correction

May 26, 2017 by | Alumni

“I found my calling as an entrepreneur in college when I began to feel the necessity to be in command of my own destiny,” said  Ryan Robinson, B.S. business administration ’12. Now Ryan shares the lessons of his successes and failures as a business owner. Though he teaches 200,000 monthly readers how to start side

Panthers on the Prowl

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

Alex Popescu, B.A. communications studies ’10 (M.A. leadership development ’18); Paula Pearl, B.A. communications studies ’15 (M.A. leadership development ’18); and Steve Taylor, B.S. accounting and business administration ’10, and his wife, Jen, celebrated Thanksgiving together by traveling across Japan for 10 days last November. They explored Tokyo and took the bullet train from Tokyo

Pup Take

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

Those faces. Even amid a nursery of newborn  sea lion pups, two stood  out. And then when one flipped its head straight back to get an upside-down view of photographer Tara Salvesen ’19, well, the cuteness vaulted  to a whole new level. Salvesen, a news and documentary major, snapped this photo during Chapman University’s  annual