Professor visits Cuba: "Journey of rediscovery" with his family

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Daniel Wellman, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry in the Schmid College of Science, traveled to Cuba with his family last month and shares his journey here.  It’s a rare and fascinating trip — it is still relatively difficult to get permission to travel to Cuba from the U.S.; Dr. Wellman, whose wife is Cuban, falls into


Can digital activism speed change in Vietnam?

February 17, 2010 by | Business and Law

The fight for social justice and political change is alive and well in the digital age. That’s the message of a seminar called Digital Activism: A Tool for Change in Vietnam, to be held Feb. 27-28 at Chapman. Young activists in Iran, Moldova and elsewhere around the world are using the Internet to challenge authoritarian


Rotunda Cafe in Leatherby Libraries now open!

February 17, 2010 by | Campus Life

Why stand in line at Jazzman’s in the morning when you can now go to the Rotunda Cafe?  Located in Leatherby Libraries, the cafe is now open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  to serve you!  On tap: our sustainable coffee brand, Aspretto. (It’s delicious! — Eds.) For more info on Aspretto, visit:


Chapman Men's Basketball W-L Record Among Best in Nation

February 17, 2010 by | Sports

Take a look at this:  NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL BEST W-L RECORDS, LAST TWO SEASONS (Through Feb. 7, 2010)         Rk.        Team        NCAA        2008-09        2009-10        Overall    Pct.         1.        St. Thomas (Minn.)        DIII


Open recreation/intramurals spring hours

February 17, 2010 by | Sports

 From Chris Watts, Chapman  recreational sports manager: For information about open recreation or intramurals, those interested can visit the Chapman Athletics website  (http://chapmanathletics.com) and then click on the “club/recreation” dropdown menu. There you will find the spring open recreation hours for all the facilities, along with information about the intramural sports offered this term and how


Say farewell to Lois Zechiel on Feb. 25

February 17, 2010 by | Campus Life

Come celebrate Lois Zechiel’s 25 years of service to the Registrar’s Office and Chapman University next Thursday, Feb. 25, with a retirement party from 3 to 5 p.m. in Argyros Forum 209!   You know what they say about retirement: it’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.  Congratulations, Lois!!


Classified Ads for Feb. 16-21

February 17, 2010 by | Campus Life

I’m Free to a Loving Home: Good looking, fluffy, cuddly and loving male kitty named Chowder.  Approximately 2 years old. Favorite sport:  Men’s ski jumping and couples figure skating. Favorite place:  Curled up on your couch or comforter. Favorite photo:  The one attached of myself. Yes, I’ve been neutered. To adopt me:  (714) 267-3630


From the Editors

February 8, 2010 by | Campus Life

Well, we sadly said goodbye to PR writer/Happenings editor Diana McCabe last week (for those who have been asking, she just moved down south a little, to a Web editor position at Entrepreneur magazine).  And that means Haps will be in the hands of us — Mary Platt, PR director, and Dennis Arp, PR editor


Take your pick: Feb. 8 is packed with events!

February 8, 2010 by | Campus Life

Just so you recall, there’s a slew of events happening on campus the evening of Monday, Feb. 8! “Chapman Jeopardy” is Monday at 6 p.m. in the Argyros Forum Dining Hall.  Watch President Jim Doti and Dean Jerry Price take on all student challengers – and encourage teams to sign up for the nationally televised


Supporters give $1M to Dodge College

February 8, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Adrienne Brennan, a Chapman alumna and longtime member and current president-elect of the Fashionable Women of Chapman University support group, and her son Patrick Brennan have given $1 million to Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to fund the completion of senior students’ film projects.  Adrienne, whose parents brought her to the U.S. from Ireland