National Triumph for Guitar Quartet

May 18, 2015 by | Chapman Now

Three times Chapman University ensembles have entered the prestigious Brownsville Guitar Festival and Competition in Texas, and three times they have earned championships. The latest victory was in the quartet division by Sean Atkinson ’16, Nate Brown ’16, Chris Horney ’15 and Brandon Miranda ’16. In 2009, Chapman students won titles in the quartet and

Grant allows war letters collection to go digital

May 18, 2015 by | Chapman Now

Chapman University’s massive collection of letters from every war involving U.S. troops is a big step closer to being digitized so it can be accessed online by students, historians and others seeking to learn from the poignant writings. A $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will enable the University to begin digitizing

Sarah Anderson elevates the humble cup of joe to an art form

May 18, 2015 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Features

When she was 7, Sarah Anderson offered to make a second pot of coffee for a family gathering. Everyone hated it. No wonder — she reused the old grounds. So began the career of a champion. In February, Anderson ’10 showed how far she’s come in her coffee-making prowess, as she earned the title of

“If All the Sky” Tour hits D.C.

May 18, 2015 by | Chapman Now

If All the Sky Were Paper, the play inspired by Andrew Carroll’s travels to find “the most extraordinary war letters ever written,” continues on its own special journey. After March performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring Annette Bening, Gary Cole, Oscar winner Common and Chapman University alumni, came May dates at

Aussie Bean coffee makers have love at first sip

May 18, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Six years ago, Natalie Halfacre ’08 traveled to Australia to cover a Grand Slam tennis tournament and ended up at the center of an “ain’t love grand” experience. First came Gavin Wilkinson, then Aussie coffee, and both swept her off her feet. “So much of our days revolved around going to coffee shops,” recalls Natalie,

Fowler School of Law has a milestone moment

May 18, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Fireworks punctuated the celebration of the Fowler School of Law’s 20th anniversary on March 28 in Attallah Piazza. The event attracted 350 guests, including law school namesake Dale E. Fowler ’58 and his wife, Ann. Among the speakers were President Jim Doti, Dean Tom Campbell, Board of Advisors Chairman Wylie Aitken and Dean Emeritus Parham

First Person: Glass Hall roommates forge a bond for life

May 13, 2015 by Kate Westervelt | First Person

The year was 2005, and up in room 307 of Glass Hall, I sat by the window, feeling the California sun on my pale skin as I nervously awaited the arrival of my soon-to-be roommates, Karla and Kelsey. With a rush of enthusiasm, in they came, their parents in tow. Karla, her kind nature already