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The Most Unique Award You Will Ever Receive

June 30, 2015 by | Inside SMC

It all started with a crazy idea (it might have even been a joke) from David May during a meeting. We were trying to order awards for the (then) upcoming Annual Communications Council End of Year Lunch, where we recognize all the hard work from those in the various communication roles on campus. With none

Workin’ Mama: My Struggle is Real

February 18, 2015 by | Inside SMC

According to statistics from 2010, 67% of women are working moms. I know I am not trailblazing the path for working moms who are trying to do “it all.” I would love to be able to do it all, but I just can’t. I would love to be a stellar friend, co-worker, girlfriend, daughter AND

The Sky Diaries

August 13, 2014 by | Inside SMC

Here I was, a Sunday morning like any other. Ready to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the sky. This time, though, to add a little excitement I was going to jump a wingsuit. I knew my canopy was not recommended to be used with a wingsuit especially because of my beginner wingsuit pilot status, but

You’re Not Ghana Believe This

July 9, 2014 by | Inside SMC

I’ve always worked in a creative environment. An automotive magazine publisher, an in-house marketing and advertising department, and now, Strategic Marketing and Communications at Chapman. One thing all of these environments have in common: a bunch of crazy stuff on our walls and desks. I suppose it’s a justification that we “creative” types need

10 things you may or may not know about TED or TEDx events

June 17, 2014 by | Inside SMC

Chapman University hosts an annual TEDx event, and this year, TEDxChapmanU will be on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 1 – 5:30 p.m. in the Chapman auditorium. If you know nothing about TED talks, I encourage you to check out a few of my favorites about a guerilla gardener, creativity in schools, and injustice. And this one

Leave Your Comfort Zone — and Get Creative

May 19, 2014 by | Inside SMC

A couple of weeks ago, I was soaring in a small Cessna above the beautiful coastline and mountains of Southern California, having slipped the surly bonds of earth for a recreational flight from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Murrieta and back. It was something special – an adventure that a friend and I had

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

May 5, 2014 by | Inside SMC

I’ve been part of the SMC team for over three years now. I don’t just use the word team because we’re a fairly large group of people working together, I use it because we are a group of individuals who truly make an effort to step in and help each other out whatever the task

Two Years Later: Chapman’s Website Keeps Swimming

November 4, 2013 by | Inside SMC

Two years ago today, Strategic Marketing and Communications SMC launched a new homepage for Chapman University. Here’s a quick stroll down memory lane. Chapman University Homepage – 1996: Chapman University Homepage - 2000: Chapman University Homepage - 2005: Chapman University Homepage 2010:  Chapman University Homepage 2012:

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