Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of October 20:
- Anti-Human Trafficking Rally – On Friday, Chapman will be co-hosting an Anti-Human Trafficking symposium with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. There will be panels featuring Loretta Sanchez, Ed Royce, State Senators Lou Correa and Mimi Walters, and Assemblyman Donald Wagner as well as Chapman faculty Lynn Horton (Sociology) and Julie Marzouk (Law). I have highlighted a few of the key events below:
- Survivor Stories – On Thursday evening at 5pm two survivors of human trafficking will be speaking to a select number of Chapman students about their stories as survivors. Space is limited; to register, go to https://orgsync.com/22989/forms/122718.
- Clothesline Project – The Clothesline Project is an exhibit of hundreds of shirts made by Chapman students who are survivors of sexual violence, or friends, family members, and advocates of other survivors. The Project serves as a visual depiction of sexual violence and provides an opportunity for students to speak out against violence. The project will be displayed around campus on Friday from 10am-7pm. All are invited to view the project and/or make a shirt to add to the Chapman Clothesline Project. Sponsored by C.A.R.E.S.
- ChapMAN’s Walk Against Violence– On Friday, the men of Chapman will put on high heels and walk to Old Towne Orange and back as part of ChapMAN’s Walk Against Violence. It’s their way of taking a stand against rape, sexual assault and other violent acts that target women. Sign ups begin at 4pm in the Attallah Piazza followed by the walk at 4:30pm. There is no fee to participate, and all are encouraged to walk alongside of our men. Sign-up on-line at chapman.edu/peer. This event is co-sponsored by C.A.R.E.S. and Panhellenic.
- Communicate with SGA – If you have questions or suggestions for the Student Government Association, you can fill out their new online form at https://orgsync.com/22981/forms/122721.
- Ground breaking for Team Orange County – Friday is the ground breaking for Casa del Sol, Team Orange County’s entry into the 2015 U.S. Solar Decathlon, which is a highly competitive international competition of teams of college students who design and build solar powered, net-zero homes. Team Orange County consists of Chapman University, UC Irvine, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College. The ground breaking will take place from 10am-1:30pm at Irvine Valley College. Presidents of all four schools will be speaking, along with the Mayor of Irvine. Transportation and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to RSVP go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/event-story/solar-decathlon-project-breaks-ground/. Email email@example.com with any questions.
- Solar Decathlon Town Hall meeting tonight – Tonight at 8pm in Wilkinson Hall 221, you can hear updates from the Chapman student leaders of Casa del Sol. Come learn about our team’s progress and get a sneak peak of what Chapman’s house will look like. Visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/event-story/solar-decathlon-calls-a-town-hall-meeting/ for more information.
- Last week to apply for an Interterm 2015 travel course – You can join Chapman students and faculty on a domestic or international trip and earn credit during Interterm. Deposits and enrollment forms are due Friday. For more information go to http://www.chapman.edu/travelcourses.
- Tibetan Buddhist Retreat during Interterm – Speaking of Interterm, if you are interested in a challenging and serene Interterm 2015, consider the 10-day retreat course (January 21-31, 2015) at the Shambhala Mountain Center in the Colorado Rockies led by Sociology Professor, Dr. Bernard McGrane. The deadline to sign up is today. For more information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2014/09/26/interterm-2015-tibetan-buddhist-retreat/.
- Bookstore flash sale – The Agora Gift Shop and bookstore will be having another flash sale on Tuesday and Wednesday. The 2-day sale will feature 25% off all hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, blankets, writing instruments, backpacks and bags, and an additional 25% off all clearance items.
- Chapman Sustainability newsletter – Many of you may not know, Chapman has a sustainability newsletter with interesting articles on how to keep our campus and world green. To read this month’s newsletter or to subscribe go to http://sustanability.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/2B657A736EF5C7662540EF23F30FEDED/5A3C90504A58A3FAFCACEB58A033025D.
- Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – Cowspiracy is a documentary that alleges the meat industry has an unchecked negative impact on the environment. If you are interested in attending the premier at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana next Tuesday, October 28, from 7:30-9:30pm reserve your ticket at http://www.tugg.com/events/11356 by this Tuesday. Transportation will be provided.
- UPB hosts Universal Studios Horror Nights – UPB celebrates the coming of Halloween with a trip to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights on Saturday from 5:30pm-2am. Tickets are now on sale for $35. Free round-trip transportation is included.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the problem of human trafficking: Last year, 41% of calls from the U.S. to the National Human Trafficking Hotline came from Southern California. How can we as a community combat slavery in our own backyard? Responses to the question on the demonstrations in Hong Kong can be found on One University (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/2014/10/16/global-citizens-wall-protests-in-hong-kong/).
- Community Clean-Up Crew now hiring – If you are looking for an on-campus, work study job, consider being a part of the Community Clean-Up Crew, a great opportunity to give back to the local community. You must be available to work Thursday-Sunday mornings from 8-10am. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at http://chapman.peopleadmin.com:80/postings/5598.
- Office of Housing and Residence Life Future Leaders Program – The Future Leaders program is designed for potential Resident Advisor, First Year Community Assistant, and RHA executive board candidates to develop leadership skills and gain a greater understanding of the leadership positions in the Office of Housing and Residence Life. During the fall semester participants will attend information sessions and be paired with two current student staff members for the opportunity to get a better sense of what being an OHRL student staff member is truly like. This is a highly valuable program in preparing students for OHRL student staff selection. While the program does not influence the student staff selection decision process, it will help prepare potential candidates for the student staff selection process; additionally, the program will help you decide whether or not being an RA, FYCA, or RHA executive is right for you. The application is available at https://orgsync.com/25069/forms/119970.
- Unexpected art and performances on campus – One of the things I love about Chapman is that we have a very creative student body; as a result, it is not uncommon to see the occasional unexpected art or performance project on campus. As there may not be much explanation as to what is happening, passersby are often puzzled by what they’re seeing; on some occasions, when the art or performance is more controversial, some viewers can have a more emotional reaction. Such creative expression – both in and out of the classroom – is fundamental to the university environment. That being said, if you ever encounter art or performance that concerns you, we welcome you to come by the Dean of Students Office to share those thoughts and concerns.
- Sodexo’s Commuter Day – If you don’t have a meal plan, you can still enjoy a lunch in the Randall Dining Commons on Wednesday by bringing $5 and a canned food between 11:30am-1:30pm.
- Bridging the Divide – Join SGA for Bridging the Divide, a forum where SGA and other organizations will come together to provide a safe space for students to discuss their perspectives on topics relating to their experience at Chapman. The forum will be held on Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209AB. All are welcome.
- First Year Associates Program – The Associates Program continues this week with Gabby Garcia from the Center for Academic Advising, who will be available to answer questions and provide helpful tips for course registration. You are encouraged to bring your program evaluation in order to review major/GE requirements (which can be printed out from WebAdvisor). First Year Associates sessions take place from 6-7pm in the Henley Hall Basement (John Biggs Conference Room). For questions, please contact Kelli Sattler at email@example.com or 714-997-6961.
- Health Professions Society club meeting – The Health Professions Society is a new student organization designed to help students decide which health profession is right for them. They invite you to join them at their first meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 208.
- Grad Student ice cream social – On Wednesday from 7:15-8:45pm in Beckman Hall 404, the Graduate Student Council and College of Educational Studies will be hosting an ice cream social to help graduate students connect with each other and build ice cream sundaes. Students from all graduate and professional programs are invited. There will also be a raffle to win Chapman gear and gift cards to Bruxie and Jamba Juice.
- Diwali: Festival of Lights – Popularly known as the “festival of lights,” Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. University Program Board invites you to celebrate Diwali with music and dance performances, delicious Indian food, sari tying, henna tattoos, and a keynote speaker on Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- FTV 332/632: Success in Media series – This week’s guest in Professor Ufland’s Success in Media series will be Tom Rothman, Chairman of Tristar Pictures, Sony Entertainment Inc. Success in Media series classes take place every Thursday in Marion Knott Studios 111 at 7pm, and are open to all students, space permitting. For more information on this series email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Insidious: Chapter 2 movie screening – On Friday, you’re invited to join UPB from 9-11pm in the Student Union to watch the scary movie, Insidious: Chapter 2. Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
- Teaching Critically and Democratically in Times of Crisis: A Gathering of Critical Scholars – The College of Educational Studies and Leatherby Libraries invite you to join them for the Re-Dedication of the Paulo Freire Critical Pedagogy Archives on Saturday. The events also include a symposium hosted by the Paulo Freire Democratic Project – Teaching Critically and Democratically: Politics and Pedagogy in Times of Crisis. For more information or to register go to http://www.chapman.edu/ces/research/paulo-freire/critical-pedagogy.aspx. Student registration costs $35.
- Chapman Feminists t-shirt design contest – Friday is the deadline to turn in submissions for the Chapman Feminists’ t-shirt design contest for the spring semester. The design can be anything as long as it is related to feminism; the only requirements are that your design must include the SGA logo and have a limited use of colors. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
- Stupid Human Genetics Tricks: Getting Answers from DNA – Inexpensive DNA genotyping and sequencing has made it easier to explore medical genetics and studies of human ancestry. In this workshop on Saturday from 1-3pm in Beckman Hall 104, Chapman Assistant Professor Mike MacPherson will walk through hands-on examples with actual human genomic DNA datasets.
- Roots: Native Habitat Restoration – Civic Engagement Initiatives invites you to participate in hands-on native Californian habitat restoration in Newport Beach on Saturday from 8:30am-1pm. While enjoying this beautiful local wetland, you can join community members in watering native plants, weeding invasive species, and learning about this vital ecosystem. To sign up on OrgSync, go to https://orgsync.com/56324/opportunities/893476/occurrences/1927716. Lunch will be provided; please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary restrictions or accommodations.
- Volunteers needed to fill auction baskets – Providence Speech and Hearing Center is hosting its Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction to raise money for the speech and hearing impaired communities of Orange County and is looking for volunteers to package their auction gift baskets. To volunteer on Tuesday, October 28, sign up on OrgSync at https://orgsync.com/49398/opportunities/816413/occurrences/1716868; to volunteer on Wednesday, November 5, sign up at https://orgsync.com/49398/opportunities/816416/occurrences/1716871.
- Lecture with Dr. Alan Rosen next week – On Tuesday, October 28, at 4pm the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education is hosting a lecture with renowned Holocaust scholar Dr. Alan Rosen. Dr. Rosen’s lecture, “Miraculous Testimony: Recounting Wondrous Interventions from the Days of Wrath,” examines how the celebration of miracles co-exists in survivor testimony with the description of suffering and loss, creating a more nuanced understanding of what victims of the Holocaust experienced and why they felt a deep spiritual obligation to testify. The program will be held in Beckman Hall 404 and admission is free. For more information: https://blogs.chapman.edu/holocaust-education/2014/10/15/alan-rosen-wondrous-interventions/.
- Panther Pals – The Center for Global Education invites you to become a Panther Pal, a mentor for foreign exchange students from all over the world; you can help international students become acclimated to Chapman, practice your language skills, and have fun at the same time. Apply to be a spring 2015 Panther Pal on the Global Gateway.
- Student Research Day – The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to remind you of the annual campus-wide Student Research Day on Wednesday, December 10. This event features two professional student poster sessions and highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly and creative activity conducted by undergraduate and graduate students at Chapman. To participate, abstract submissions are due by Monday, November 10, at 11:59pm; poster printing is available. All students presenting and their faculty mentors are invited to attend a lunch featuring keynote speaker, Akin Ceylan, COO of Lionsgate Entertainment. Please see the OUR website for more information or email email@example.com any suggestions, comments, or questions.
- USA TODAY collegiate correspondent applications available – Applications open Sunday for the USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent Program which has college student journalists writing news stories for the spring semester while being mentored by USA TODAY editorial staff reporters and editors. Applications are available at http://college.usatoday.com/collegiate-correspondent-program-frequently-asked-questions/. This application window closes November 11. This year the program also will be selecting video correspondents.
- International Food Fair – Join the campus community on November 11 at our annual International Food Fair in the Attallah Piazza from noon-1pm. Hosted by the Center for Global Education.
- RSVP for Academic Advising MAP Sessions – This is a reminder that all first-year students are invited to attend My Academic Plan (MAP) Sessions with their academic advisor. In these small group sessions, academic advisors will review all of the information needed for you to set the foundation for your personal academic plan and prepare for spring 2015 registration. Sessions run through November 7. RSVP today at chapman.edu/aacrsvp.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Soccer v. Pomona-Pitzer tonight at 7pm and v. UC Santa Cruz on Saturday at 5pm (Wilson Field)
- Volleyball v. La Verne on Tuesday at 7:30pm and v. Cal Lutheran on Saturday at 6pm (Hutton Center)
- Men’s Water Polo v. Redlands on Wednesday at 4pm and v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatic Center)
- Women’s Soccer v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The current exhibit in the Guggenhiem Gallery, Life Transmissions, runs through October 31.
- On Tuesday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall, guest artists in recital will be Thomas Hooten, trumpet, with Dr. Janice Park, pianist. Free to Chapman community members.
- Performances of Opera Chapman’s The Glory of French Grand Opera continue Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm in Salmon Recital Hall. The program includes works by Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, Offenbach and Delibes, and features the students from Chapman’s Opera training program. Tickets are $5 for Chapman community members.
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Have a great week – jmp