Chapman University Professor Pete Simi has been to birthday parties where the cake was shaped like a swastika. He has seen a 5-year-old casually snap into a Nazi salute and heard other children recite horribly racist nursery rhymes from memory. He has listened to a white nationalist describe fits of rage so intense that after
Cancer begins heaven knows when. But for most people it announces itself with a jolt of a diagnosis, followed by various treatments, sidelined plans, lousy side effects, medical bills, leaves of absence, recovery and hope for remission. It’s a lot for patients, family members and health practitioners to discuss, whichever direction the wild ride takes.
Linda Padilla-Smyth sits behind her desk beaming as she holds a new award in her hand. Chapman University’s director of Real Estate and Property Management explains how she was secretly nominated for a real estate organization’s Philanthropy Award by her coworker. Shocked to receive an email stating that she was chosen, she recently flew to
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, has admitted Chapman University as a member. “Less than 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have received the designation of Phi Beta Kappa,” said Chapman University President Daniele Struppa. “It is truly the highest distinction a university can earn. We are proud to have
Two things in particular attracted Brian Powell to become Chapman University’s new vice president and chief human resources officer – the unique energy and determination that was apparent to him when he visited. “This is an organization that has very thoughtfully and thoroughly created a strategic plan. And then it works the plan,” Powell says.
Swimming with the sharks is not Natalie Gallardo’s idea of a good time. So no way will she take part in that unofficial summer holiday and cable television mainstay – Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, now in its 30th year. “Eww. They make me nervous,” Gallardo says, shuddering. What Americans Fear But the toothsome creatures will
The three theatre majors in Chapman’s College of Performing Arts never crossed paths at the University. Which isn’t so remarkable, since they came and went at different times. What’s special, though, is that the alumni are now the playwrights and producers of a unique stage production opening this summer in London. And what’s the play
Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP) has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This changes the status of Chapman’s Pharmacy School from Candidate Status to Fully Accredited. “We have met every milestone along the way to achieving this goal on time and on plan,” said Ron Jordan, R.Ph. FAPhA, founding dean
They arrive as teenagers, just beginning to find their voices. But many of the high school students who have flocked to campus the last seven summers for the Chapman University Choral Music Camp return, again and again. Some eventually become Chapman students, camp counselors and instructors, or even continue guiding young campers as Chapman graduates. “I
The economy is generally perking along well, thanks to the ongoing recovery from the Great Recession, high employment and robust construction growth, according to the latest Economic Forecast Update from Chapman University. But beware of a trade war. Especially in California, where merchant shipping, trade and related industries are major economic engines, said Chapman economist