In Memoriam: Cory O’Connor

March 15, 2016 by | Chapman Now

A Remembrance by Ashley Beall ’07 I believe I was meant to begin at Chapman the same year Cory O’Connor began teaching at the University in 2003. I believe in fate and luck, and so did he. Coming from Texas, I was in a whole new world and ready to make my mark. My first

In Memoriam: Jim Miller

March 15, 2016 by | Chapman Now

A Remembrance By William Cumiford ’63, Ph.D., associate professor of history About a decade ago one of my advisees, Laura, a history major, dropped by my office for a chat just days before her May graduation. She spoke very excitedly about securing her credential and entering the public schools. Not long into our conversation she mentioned that

In Memoriam: Richard Bye

March 15, 2016 by | Chapman Now

A dedicated supporter of Chapman University for more than three decades, Richard Bye passed away Jan. 13. He was 68. Along with Roseanne, his wife of 47 years, Bye became involved with Chapman in the early 1980s, developing a deep affection for Chapman’s programs and people that was returned by all those who came to know

In Memoriam: Sheldon Disrud

March 15, 2016 by | In Memoriam

An early director of choral music who helped many Chapman University alumni launch singing and music education careers, Sheldon Disrud has died. He passed away Dec. 13 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91. Disrud was among the first faculty who joined Chapman when it moved to Orange in 1954. Among his students was Jim Schamp ’62, whom

Thank You, Mr. Trump, for Strengthening My Faith

March 15, 2016 by Essraa Nawar | First Person

I hate politics. But unfortunately it has been impossible to avoid campaign rhetoric the past few months, even though my mum has been advising me all the way from Egypt not to engage in any political conversations. She always says, in a lower voice on the phone, “You know, someone might be watching you.” I

My Hometown Was in Crisis Before the Terror

March 15, 2016 by Michael Tesauro | First Person

Before the terrorist attack that killed 14 people Dec. 2, San Bernardino, where I grew up, was already famous for violent crime. Shootings came in three categories: gang-related, drug-related or police-related. Sirens were as commonplace as barking dogs and mailboxes. The violence is why people leave. I moved to neighboring Redlands hoping to escape. And

Putting a Priority on Career Services

March 15, 2016 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

This year will be an important one for me, as I assume the presidency of Chapman University. On Sept. 1, after serving for 10 years as Chapman’s chief academic officer, I will follow in the footsteps of the most successful president in American academia: Dr. James L. Doti. It is hard to overestimate the incredible

Perchance to Dream From lovers of the Bard to baritones and ballerinas, the Musco Center gives Chapman's talented performers a venue to match their limitless aspirations.

March 10, 2016 by Richard Chang | Features

Before he even knew there was such thing as the Musco Center for the Arts, James Neal ’17 harbored theatrical dreams of attending Chapman University. Then two summers ago he visited campus and saw a structure rising up to meet his greatest expectations. “I got chills,” recalls Neal, a native of San Jose. It turns

A New Era of Science Teaching Supporting high school and middle school instructors, Chapman's program fuels a passion for exploration.

March 2, 2016 by | Chapman Now

First as a child and then as a teacher, Ann Rice developed the soul of a scientist. She lived to discover and to foster a similar spirit in her junior high students. But 15 years into her teaching career, her zeal hit a wall. “I felt like just a deliverer of information,” Rice says. “I

California Scene Painting: A Narrative Revolution

February 25, 2016 by | Features

California Scene painting was overlooked for several generations as being outside the mainstream of the nearly universal international artistic push toward abstraction. Scene painting is part of a movement that has been called – unfairly – conservative and reactionary. As this view goes, the overall movement of American Scene painting began as a 1920s-era reaction by