Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of November 10:
- Cross-Cultural Initiative Project Board today – I would like to call special attention to this afternoon’s Cross-Cultural Initiative Project Board meeting, which will be held at 2pm in the Student Union Ballroom (Argyros Forum 119). As the Initiative evolves, the purpose of Project Board meetings is evolving as well. Originally, Project Board meetings were expected to be program planning sessions using ideas from multiple students and student organizations; however, we have found the meetings more valuable when students are engaged in discussion of timely campus issues. As a result, effective this afternoon, Project Board meetings will become an open forum on a broad range of campus climate issues; we welcome all interested students to attend the meeting to share any thoughts or concerns you have, as well as listen and provide feedback to others. This open forum approach also will provide an opportunity to address specific incidents or topics as they are brought to our attention; for example, at this afternoon’s meeting we plan to discuss Yik Yak and the recent Adelpho performance at Airbands. If you have an interest in these or other campus climate issues I hope you will make it a point to stop by this afternoon. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Football team wins SCIAC Championship – Congratulations to the football team for their big win against Redlands on Saturday, clinching the SCIAC Championship and their first NCAA Division III playoff berth. The Panthers still have one more regular season game next week at Whittier before the playoffs begin.
- Interterm and Spring 2015 registration – 2015 Interterm and Spring class schedules are now accessible on WebAdvisor. You can find information on registration dates and steps to register at http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/course-registration/registration-dates.aspx and http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/course-registration/index.aspx.
- Avoid frustrating registration holds – Early registration for interterm and spring classes began yesterday and I know that many of you put a great deal of time and effort into planning your schedule. However, each fall semester hundreds of students have holds on their registration because they have not submitted required health center documentation, have not completed their Healthy Panther Initiative requirement, have overdue conduct sanctions, or are behind in payments to the Business Office. I strongly encourage you to check Webadvisor to see whether you have one of these holds, and if you do take care of it ASAP. Those who do not unfortunately may find themselves at the back of the line for available classes.
- Food science taste testing today – Have you ever aspired to eat potato chips for a good cause? Your lucky day may have arrived. Food Science graduate students are asking for your help with their potato chip sensory testing research today from 1-4pm in the John Biggs Conference Room in Henley Basement. Not only will you be helping students with their research, each day you participate you’ll be entered into drawings for $25 gift certificates. The test won’t take longer than 10 minutes. For more information join the Facebook event at http://on.fb.me/1tdumic.
- Student Research Day – The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to remind you that abstract submissions are due for Student Research Day today by 11:59pm. Student Research Day features two professional student poster sessions and highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly and creative activity conducted by Chapman undergraduate and graduate students. Poster printing is available. All students presenting and their faculty mentors are invited to a luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Akin Ceylan, COO of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Please see the OUR website for more information or email email@example.com with any suggestions, comments, or questions.
- Fitness Center opens earlier – Beginning today the Julianne Argryos Fitness Center will now be open an hour earlier (5am instead of 6am) Monday-Friday. Thanks to our student guest relations staff for adjusting their schedules to accommodate this change.
- Millennial Makeover authors visit Chapman – The Sociology Department and Alpha Kappa Delta present “Millennials Will Makeover America” today from 4-6:50pm in Beckman Hall 107. The program will feature Morley Winograd and Mike Hais, co-authors of Millennial Makeover, who will discuss the contours and causes of the country’s five previous political makeovers, as well as the generational and technological trends that will shape the next.For more information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2014/10/27/millennials-will-makeover-america-nov-10/.
- Conversations on Sustainable Spirituality – The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will be on campus today to speak on “Transforming the Inner and the Outer: Conversations on Sustainable Spirituality.” Priyadarshi is the Director of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also serves as MIT’s Buddhist Chaplain. His talk will be held at 4pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel of the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Vagina Monologues audition sign ups – The Office of Housing and Residence Life invites you to audition to perform in this year’s production of The Vagina Monologues, which explores various topics related to womanhood and female empowerment. The production takes place March 6-8, and auditions will be held November 15-21. Auditions are 20 minutes, and anyone interested is encouraged to try out. You can sign up for an audition in the Argyros Forum walkway today through November 17, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Student Satisfaction Survey – Each November the Office of Institutional Research administers the Student Services Satisfaction Survey to collect data on your experiences at Chapman. The Survey is scheduled for this week, so if you have a class during the 11am hour on Monday or the 1pm hour on Tuesday, you will be asked to take a few minutes to complete the survey. I can promise you that Chapman leaders examine these survey results very closely, so your participation is very much appreciated.
- Greek Week 2014: Animal Kingdom – Join Greek Life for their annual week-long series of events known as Greek Week. This year’s theme is Animal Kingdom, and below is an overview of the week’s events:
- Tuesday – Veterans Day Letter Writing (Student Union stage, 11am-2pm)
In honor of Veterans Day, members of the Chapman community will be writing letters to veterans.
- Wednesday – Tug of War (Memorial Lawn, 5:30-7pm)
Fraternities and sororities compete against each other.
- Thursday – Chalk Walk (Argyros Forum walkway, 11am-12pm)
Greek chapters chalk up the Argyros Forum walkway with artistic drawings representing Greek Life and the Animal Kingdom theme.
- Friday – Banner and Chant (Attallah Piazza, 4-6pm)
Chapters represent Greek Life and the Animal Kingdom theme by performing a chant.
For a full event schedule and more information regarding Greek Week, join the Facebook event page at
. Please note that Greek Week events are open to all students, Greek and non-affiliated.
- Veterans Day events with poet Lorene Delany-Ullman – Tabula Poetica’s annual poetry reading series continues on Tuesday with poet Lorene Delany-Ullman. Delany-Ullman is the author of the prose poem collection Camouflage for the Neighborhoodand has worked with visual artist Jody Servon on an interdisciplinary project about the objects people save from deceased loved ones. Her talk will begin at 1pm in the Wilkinson Chapel in the Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4pm in the Henley Reading Room. For more information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2014/10/23/tabula-poetica-presents-lorene-delany-ullman-nov-11/. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- International Food Fair –Stop by the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from noon-1pm to sample cuisine from around the world at the Center for Global Education’s annual International Food Fair. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Multicultural Week planning – The Multicultural Enterprise club is hosting a brainstorming session on Tuesday at 7:00pm in Smith Hall 115. They invite all clubs interested in taking part in a week to show the diverse identities within Chapman to join the discussion about the various components of the event and how your club wants to be involved.
- Multicultural Enterprise club meeting – The Multicultural Enterprise is also having its weekly meeting on Thursday at 7:00pm in Hashinger Science 127. This weekly meeting is designed to build the community around inclusion, and is a good way to meet other students interested in diversity on campus.
- Global Citizens Wall – According to the Pew Research Center, 52% of voters backed Republican candidates for Congress, while 47% voted for Democrats. With a new Congress, what will the next two years look like? Do you have any hopes or concerns? Responses to the question on Halloween costumes can be found on One University at https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/2014/11/06/global-citizens-wall-halloween-costume/.
- School Psychology Awareness Week – The Chapman University Association of School Psychologists (CUASP) is a graduate-level student organization that focuses on promoting educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all students by implementing evidence-based programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning. This week is School Psychology Awareness Week, and CUASP will be hosting an engaging tabling event on Tuesday from 2-6pm in the Attallah Plaza. They invite you to stop by and learn about the field of school psychology, find ways to get involved, and participate in activities for a chance to win prizes.
- Veterans Day Movie Screening: The Messenger –UPB invites you to celebrate Veterans Day with a special screening of The Messenger in the Student Union on Tuesday from 7-9pm. The film focuses on an American soldier struggling with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with the widow of a fallen officer. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Chapman welcomes Eboo Patel – On Tuesday, Eboo Patel, founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, will speak on “Sacred Ground: Why Religious and Non-Religious Diversity Matters in the 21st Century.” The event begins at 7:30pm in Memorial Hall. Admission is free. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Ad Club speaker and networking opportunity – On Tuesday the Ad Club hosts Walter Smith, Executive Vice President and Group Account Director at Deutsch LA, an integrated advertising and digital agency. This event will be held in Marion Knott Studios 132 at 7pm.
- Chillel with Hillel – Hillel once again invites you to chill with your friends every Tuesday from 11am-1pm in Argyros Forum. Free food is provided. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Faculty Research Expo– The Office of Undergraduate Research invites students to its fourth annual Faculty Research Expo on Wednesday from 4-6pm in Beckman 404. Faculty from across campus will be available to discuss their scholarly research and creative activity. This is a great way to interact and develop potential collaborations with faculty for scholarly activities. Refreshments will be served and a free gift will be provided to all who attend. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
- I Am Chapman photo contest – I encourage all of you to consider entering the I Am Chapman photo contest. Just post a photo of yourself on Instagram in the Argyros Forum Student Union gallery, share why you are Chapman, and tag #IamChapman and @LifeatCU. Participants will have a chance to win a prize pack from the Agora Gift Shop or a front of the line pass to UPB’s Midnight Breakfast next month. The contest runs through Friday, November 21. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Current Event Deliberative Dialogue Forum: Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Deliberative Dialogue is a respectful and constructive discussion in which participants with multiple perspectives can share their opinions, concerns, hopes, fears, and questions about a given topic in a safe environment. This week’s Deliberative Dialogue will be on Wednesday at 7pm in the Student Union Great Room, will focus on how can we respond ethically and effectively to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Black Student Union holiday food drive – The Black Student Union’s canned food drive begins today and runs through the month of November. You can bring cans to BSU meetings on Mondays at 10pm in Argyros Forum 206C, or place items in a donation box set up next to the Student Union information desk. Every can of food donated will increase your chances of winning free Panther bucks. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- BURN workshop – Wilkinson College is hosting a BURN Workshop from noon-1pm on Thursday in the John Biggs Conference Room in the Henley Basement. The workshop is titled Fellowship & Scholarship. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2014/10/30/5651/ for more information.
- Opportunity to become a tutor – If you have excelled in a previous course and are interested in earning some money before the holiday season starts, you can apply to become a tutor at the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center. For more information or to apply, email Diane Eisenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Holiday airport shuttle – This is a reminder to residential students about the Thanksgiving break airport shuttle service offered by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. OHRL is providing this free shuttle service to John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) as well as a shuttle to the Disneyland Hotel where you can catch a paid shuttle to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Residents can sign up for airport shuttles online at https://web.chapman.edu/Shuttle/. Please know that the Disneyland Resort shuttle only takes you from Chapman to the Disneyland Resort; you will need to sign up and pay separately for the shuttle to LAX. (Shuttle tickets to LAX can be purchased at http://tours.graylineanaheim.com/toursShuttles.cfm or at the Disney Express pickup.) For more information, call the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 714-997-6603 or visit the website at http://www.chapman.edu/students/services/housing-and-residence/index.aspx.
- Metaphysical Mile – On Thursday Active Minds invites you to join them from 5-7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center for a unique experience exploring the concept of suffering as something that should be addressed rather than avoided. The goal of the metaphysical mile is to encourage others not to approach their personal suffering or the suffering of others with fear of personal pain, but rather as a learning experience to enrich personal empathetic understanding. Find out more at their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1500587696876232/?notif_t=plan_user_joined). Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Pre-release screening of Dumb & Dumber To – Dodge College invites you to a pre-release screening of Dumb and Dumber To on Thursday at 7pm in Folino Theater. A ticket is required for entry; go to http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=804&cid=30.
- Visual Thinker Lecture Series continues this week – The Art Department is hosting a Visual Thinker Lecture Series on Thursday at 7pm with Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Professor of Art History and Architecture at University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor Peterson will speak on the symbolic and racial implications of darkness: Guadalupe from Spain to the Americas. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2014/11/04/visual-thinker-lecture-series-presents-nov-13/ for more information.
- Ubuntu community dialogue circle – Cross-Cultural Engagement’s Ubuntu (which means “my humanity is inextricably bound to yours”) continues on Thursday at 5pm in Wilkinson Founders Chapel in the Fish Interfaith Center. Ubuntu is a space to build community, express your thoughts, and learn alongside other students in a casual weekly conversation. Come join this dialogue circle exploring identity, commonalities and differences, and thinking about our potential impact locally and globally. All students are welcome to drop in any time. Part of the Chapman Cross-Cultural Initiative.
- Evening of Italian conversation – You are invited to La Serata, an evening of Italian conversation on Thursday from 7-8pm on the 4th floor patio of Beckman Hall. This is an opportunity to improve your language skills, learn about the Italian culture, speak with the native speakers, and socialize with members of the local community. For more information go to http://sites.chapman.edu/pacchioni/files/2014/09/La_serata_2014-2aopk7m.jpg.
- FTV 332/632: Success in Media series – This week’s guest in Professor Ufland’s Success in Media series will be Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia 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 email@example.com.
- Hoag internship program presentation – The Pre-Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Club is hosting a representative from Hoag Memorial Hospital to talk about their internship program on Thursday at 8pm in Argyros Forum 202. Hoag is currently accepting applications for the 2015 A Cycle which begins on February 1, 2015.
- World Of Color – Join the Henley Hall staff for their First Night’s event, World of Color, on Thursday from 8-10pm in the Davis Quad. There will be games, food, crafts, and music.
- Interterm TV Pilots opportunity – If you are interested in earning upper division acting credits during Interterm, you may want to consider auditioning for the TV Pilots. Auditions will be held Friday from 4-8pm in Marion Knott Studios audition room A; please meet in MKS 111 to sign in. Auditions will be held in the order in which you arrive. For sides, character descriptions, or any other information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Undergraduate Student Scholarly/Creative Grants – The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2014 Undergraduate Student Scholarly/Creative Grant program. Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-sponsored scholarly or creative projects. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Fall applications must be emailed to email@example.com by 4pm on Friday. Application guidelines and application cover sheets can be found on the OUR webpage at chapman.edu/our. Questions about the grant program should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UPB presents Movie Slam – UPB invites you to watch your fellow students’ works of short films at this special screening competition in which the student audience decides who will win up to $500. (The audience will also award a $5 prize for the last place film….) The event is on Friday from 8-10pm in the Student Union.
- Shabbat and speed dating – On Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, Hillel will be hosting a Shabbat meal and a speed-dating activity to get to know your peers. All are welcome.
- Panther Pals – The Center for Global Education is now accepting applications for spring 2015 Panther Pals. Through this program you can become a mentor for foreign exchange students from all over the world by helping them become acclimated to Chapman; it also is an opportunity to practice your own language skills. Apply on the Global Gateway.
- UPB hosts Eaton Canyon Hike – On Saturday from 9:30am-4pm, you’re invited to join UPB on this scenic trip to the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The hike is free and bus transportation is provided. Spots are limited; RSVP at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
- Holocaust by Bullets: The Untold Story – The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education is hosting a lecture with Father Patrick Desbois next Monday, November 17, at 7pm in Memorial Hall. The grandson of a French deportee to the Rawa Ruska labor camp in the Ukraine, Father Patrick Desbois has led an historic effort to identify and locate undiscovered mass graves of Jews and Roma killed during the Holocaust and gather evidence about those who were murdered there. Admission is free. For more information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/holocaust-education/2014/10/30/father-patrick-desbois/.
- Global Citizens Leadership Summit call for proposals – Civic Engagement Initiatives, Wells for Wellbeing, and UPB announce the second annual Global Citizens Leadership Summit, taking place on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Civic Engagement invites students with experience and insight to lead presentations to inform and inspire lives of active citizenship among young leaders. If you are interested, please complete the Global Citizens Leadership Summit Program Proposal Form (https://orgsync.com/22989/forms/119714) no later than next Monday, November 17. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Water Polo v. Caltech on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatic Center)
- Swimming & Diving v. Alumni in a Pentathlon on Saturday at 1pm (Allred Aquatic Center)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The Department of Theatre presents Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics, a powerful and poetic play that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Performances will be held in Waltmar Theatre at 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, with an additional performance on Saturday at 2pm. Student tickets are $15.
- On Thursday, faculty in recital will be Jacob Braun, cello, with Clara Cheng, piano, at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free to Chapman community members.
- On Friday at 7:30pm in Memorial Hall the Chapman Wind Symphony will perform a wide variety of repertoire, including established wind masterworks, transcriptions, and newly commissioned works. Student tickets are $5.
- The Chapman Percussion Ensemble performs a wildly diverse program including an early minimalist masterpiece, a nearly frozen-in-time duet for cymbals, traditional West African drumming, and a delightfully chaotic romp for tin cans, conch horn, electric buzzer, and amplified slinky. The performance is on Saturday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- On Sunday at 5pm in Salmon Recital Hall, the Chapman University Early Music Ensemble performs music composed before 1800. Admission is free.
- Also on Sunday, the Chapman Guitar Ensemble will perform at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Purchase tickets at
Have a great week – jmp