Helping to rebuild New Orleans

January 23, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

They fell in love with a city, its people and plight. More than four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, 11 Chapman students dedicated a week in January to help with the rebuilding efforts that are still being carried out in the city. Enrolled in LEAD 325 (a leadership experiential learning laboratory for the


Chapman to host Transit Forum

January 23, 2010 by | Business and Law

Chapman University will host the Southern California Transit Forum, which  brings together federal, state and local mass transit officials and legislative leaders to discuss the crisis in mass transit funding.  The conference, Feb. 5 (Friday), will be hosted by the Law School’s Center for Global Trade & Development and sponsored by the Orange County Business


Meetings: Bible study, book club, Weight Watchers

January 23, 2010 by | Campus Life

Faculty and staff Bible study Please join us for a weekly Bible study Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chapman Chapel at Maple and Grand.  This is a new group, and we are open to format.  Call Patricia at x6076 for more info or just show up at the chapel any Wednesday. Get



January 23, 2010 by | Campus Life

Classifieds for week of Jan. 25. Classifieds are free and will be posted weekly. Your ad runs for a week unless otherwise specified. Room for rent in North Tustin (Cowan Heights): First-floor guesthouse (about 1,200 square feet) with a private entrance in a three-story home. Dining area, living room & bedroom with private full bathroom.


State of the University Address is Feb. 26

January 19, 2010 by | Campus Life

Mark your calendars! President Doti will give his annual State of the University Address on Feb. 26 (Friday) from 11 a.m. to noon in Memorial Hall. Those who have attended before know that in addition to giving an assessment of the previous year, count on President Doti to offer up some fun stuff, newsy tidbits


Memorial Hall: I see your true colors

January 18, 2010 by | Campus Life

Painters are busy restoring the ornate proscenium arch that frames the stage of our 950-seat auditorium in Memorial Hall to its original colors. When the building opened in 1921 (back then it was the auditorium for Orange High School), the arch was painted with different colors that highlighted the details of the rosette-and-acanthus-leaf reliefs. But


‘Conrad Under California Skies’

January 18, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The often pessimistic Joseph Conrad, author of such dark and prophetic works as Nostromo and Heart of Darkness, might have found it mildly ironic that a group of academics was studying him in the brightness of a Southern California winter. Last week, more than 40 scholars from 10 countries met at Chapman for “Conrad Under


English Department’s Mark Axelrod receives Fulbright

January 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing and professor of English at the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship to teach screenwriting at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Axelrod has received many writing awards, including two United


SLIDESHOW: A look at COP15

January 10, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Chapman’s team of scholars, which blogged live from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, was among the thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) attending along with delegates from 192 nations. Here’s a look at what they saw: [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.915112&w=425&h=350&fv=host%3Dpicasaweb.google.com%26captions%3D1%26hl%3Den_US%26feat%3Dflashalbum%26RGB%3D0x000000%26feed%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fpicasaweb.google.com%252Fdata%252Ffeed%252Fapi%252Fuser%252FChapmanUniversityPR%252Falbumid%252F5423414523587616977%253Falt%253Drss%2526kind%253Dphoto%2526hl%253Den_US]