Spend an evening with FDR

February 2, 2010 by | Business and Law

Think things are bad now with the economy, unemployment and general mood of the nation?  Think again. And think back to FDR. He  changed the nation, guiding Americans out of the Great Depression with his New Deal and through  WWII with a can-do spirit and optimism that was contagious. “It was that bountiful optimism —


Photos: I'm always chasing rainbows …

February 2, 2010 by | Campus Life

Matt Miller, Web managing editor/Office of Publications & Creative Services, photographed this great rainbow over Chapman University and Memorial Hall at the end of Southern California’s long week of rain recently. Check out his trio of photos!    


Your Happenings editor is moving on …

February 2, 2010 by | Campus Life

But she’s not going too far. Just down the road in Irvine to work for an online media company as a writer/blogger/social media geek for a new Web site that launches in the spring. Thanks to the faculty and staff who have encouraged me as I’ve moved this newsletter more fully online. You’ve been patient,


Digital activism and Vietnam

February 2, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Viet Tan, the Asian Pacific Law Student Association and the Vietnamese American Law Student Association will present “Digital Activism: A Tool for Change in Vietnam”   — a seminar on how activists are using the Internet and social media to challenge authoritarian regimes around the world  — on Feb. 27-28 (Saturday and Sunday)  at Chapman.  According


Pets, people and other cool stuff!

February 2, 2010 by | Campus Life

Send us photos and/or videos of your favorite pets, people or cool things going on in your life. Send to pr@chapman.edu. Snow much fun! After a week of winter storms, Mark Nolasco of Facilities and  his son Reagan, 12, spent a weekend backpacking above 9,000 feet in the San Jacinto Wilderness Area. They went up


Workshop: University Contracting 101 on Feb. 11

February 2, 2010 by | Campus Life

Janine DuMontelle, office of legal affairs, will explain the common requirements and terms used in university contracts, how to select the appropriate approved templates and tips to help get university contracts processed. Workshop includes a Q&A session, so bring questions. No prior experience with contracts is necessary. Open to any faculty or staff member responsible


Classifieds: Week of Feb. 1

February 2, 2010 by | Campus Life

Classifieds for week of Feb. 1. Classifieds are free and will be posted weekly. Your ad runs for a week unless otherwise specified. Free to good home: 2 happy and fun parakeets.  Bob (almost 1 year old) and Becca (4 years old).  Come with cage and accessories. I’ve got a cat … need I say


Fowles Literary Forum focuses on Israeli, Jewish and Arab writers

January 24, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University’s John Fowles Center for Creative Writing celebrates the 13th anniversary of the John Fowles Literary Forum Visiting Writers Series with  readings by six prominent Israeli, Jewish and Arab authors beginning with Rabih Alameddine  on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.  Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., professor of English at Chapman University and director of the John


A new look for Happenings!

January 23, 2010 by | Campus Life

We’ve moved Happenings to a format that  is a lot easier to read online, and one that also gives our news greater visibility on the Web. All of the same features are here. But now you’ll be able to comment on the stories, slide shows and videos. (The slide shows and videos sometimes take a