Rush Job Claudine Jaenichen finds exhilaration in a radiantly risky project.

December 9, 2015 by | Features

Years ago, graphic designer Claudine Jaenichen dived into the swift water of the Kern River in headlong pursuit of a career transformation. When she came up, she knew that the life of a search-and- rescue first-responder wasn’t for her. “They had to rescue me,” Jaenichen says of the training exercise. “I completely panicked.” So Jaenichen

By the Light of Silvery Memories Chapman alumni recall their harmonious days as Dapper Dans on Main Street USA in Disneyland.

December 9, 2015 by Dawn Bonker | Uncategorized

At first, the college boys thought it was a once-only performance. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘I’m going to tell my grandchildren that I sang at Disneyland one time,’” says Jim Schamp ’62. But the call-backs kept coming, and eventually contracts were signed and the gig lasted years. That’s right, Schamp and Perry Carter ’65

All Ears Many Chapman alumni wish upon a career and alight in roles they consider the happiest on earth.

December 7, 2015 by Dawn Bonker | Alumni

Will Kellogg ’14 did not choose to attend Chapman University just so he could launch his career five miles down the road at Disneyland. But it didn’t take long for the connection to click. By Kellogg’s sophomore year at Chapman, the music performance major had decided that the world-famous theme park was where he wanted

‘Warrior Teacher’ Jonathan Johnson ’10 Leads a Revolution in Urban Education The innovative school he just launched in New Orleans prepares students for college and for tech success.

December 3, 2015 by | Features

It begins on a mid-August Monday in a neighborhood of this revitalized city that’s mostly sleeping out the heat. Fifteen high school students – nine girls and six boys, all African Americans – signed up for this educational experiment, and now they’re chattering nervously as they file into a nondescript block-walled room at Algiers Technical

Spirit of the Games From athletic trainers to hearing testers, Chapman people pitch in to make the Special Olympics world event an extraordinary experience.

November 18, 2015 by Dawn Bonker | Chapman Now

During a hot and steamy July day, athletes hopped and zigzagged through an obstacle course on Chapman University’s Wilson Field, navigating a tough assemblage of hurdles and cones. A Canadian training for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles was undaunted. She conquered the course set up by Chapman’s athletic training students and

The Toll of War Gregory Daddis brings a deep knowledge of armed conflict to a new Chapman program considering the impact of war on society.

November 18, 2015 by | Chapman Now

This is a time of change for Gregory Daddis. He has moved from New York to Southern California, from a career in the Army to civilian life, from teaching at West Point to directing the new War and Society master’s degree program at Chapman University. So what does it all mean? “It means I’ll have

Boesel Named AD Terry Boesel takes over a Chapman athletic program that has won two national championships and 18 regional titles during the University's 21 years in Division III.

November 17, 2015 by | Sports

Following a nationwide search, Chapman University found that the best person to lead its Department of Athletics was already on campus. Terry Boesel, previously associate director of athletics, has been named the Panthers’ ninth athletic director in the 90-year history of intercollegiate sports at Chapman. Boesel becomes the first to hold the title of David Currey Endowed

Big League Ambitions Pitcher Brian Rauh (Class of '13) bucks the back-road odds, chasing his MLB dream.

November 17, 2015 by David Driver | Sports

It’s a rare feat for a Division III college player to get drafted by a Major League Baseball team. But the Washington Nationals selected Brian Rauh (Class of ’13) after his junior season in 2012, and now he’s traveling the long, hard road to the big leagues. “I had quite a few people that I

Electing Madam President Long before the votes are cast, this campaign is historic.

November 11, 2015 by | Bookshelf

Political scholars, voters and the media are keen to talk about the history that would be made if presidential candidate Hillary Clinton becomes the first female president of the United States in 2016. But a significant milestone has already been made in the run-up to the election, says Lori Cox Han, Ph.D., a professor in

The Spin on Frankenfoods Are GMOs a boon, a danger, or is it a PR problem?

November 10, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Bring up the phrase “genetically modified organism” and emotions run high. “GMO” means “frankenfood” to many people: It’s yet another scary thing that science and technology have foisted upon us, in this case making us consume fish genes that somehow have been jimmied into our haricots verts. It isn’t right. It isn’t natural. Or so