Fowlers’ $100 Million Commitment Includes Support for Engineering School

March 12, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Chapman Trustee Dale E. Fowler ’58 and his wife, Sarah Ann, have committed $45 million to establish an engineering school at the University, raising the couple’s overall Chapman commitment to $100 million. The figure represents the largest reported gift in institutional history. “Dale and Ann Fowler have made a tremendous impact on Chapman University over


President’s State of the University Address Reflects a Student Focus

March 12, 2017 by | Chapman Now

In his first State of the University Address, Chapman President Daniele Struppa highlighted the University’s rapidly growing programs in the health sciences, the rising selectivity of its students and several initiatives aimed at enhancing student life. Speaking Feb. 24 in Musco Center for the Arts, Struppa also focused on Chapman’s growing efforts to attract first-generation


And the Grammy Goes to … The Recording Academy honors Keith Hancock ’02 (M.A. ’04) with its Music Educator of the Year Award.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A Chapman University alumnus who transformed a high school’s chorus from a single class into an award-winning program with more than 200 singers has been named the 2017 Grammy Music Educator of the Year. Keith Hancock ’02 (M.A. ’04) was chosen from among 10 finalists and more than 3,300 nominees from all 50 states. The


An Upside Down Celebration "Stranger Things" creators Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 will be honored during both nights of Chapman Celebrates.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The second season of the runaway Netflix hit Stranger Things will be released in time for Halloween, and we know that hardcore fans of the spooky series created by Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 are already planning a weeklong binge fest. But here’s a little something Stranger Things fans will want to add to their calendars


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