Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 9:
- Course registration deadline Friday – Don’t forget that this Friday is the last day you can add a course or drop a course without record of enrollment (i.e., a W). It is also the last day you can change a course to the audit option.
- SGA packets for President and Vice President – If you are interested in running for SGA President or Vice President, application packets are now available. Please note that no prior Senate experience is necessary to run. Packets are due next Wednesday, February 18, to Argyros Forum 303. For details go to https://www.facebook.com/events/721193181334485/?ref=br_tf. f.
- Applications for 2015-16 UPB Chair and Vice-Chair positions – The University Program Board is now recruiting its Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2015-16 academic year. The UPB Chair is the chief student programmer at Chapman, and is responsible for leading the organization and overseeing all of its programming. The Vice-Chair, with support from the Chair, is responsible for UPB’s internal development. Applications are due on Sunday by 11:59pm and are available at https://orgsync.com/33916/forms/133905 or on the UPB Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChapmanUPB. If you have any questions feel free to email the current UPB Chair, Jordan Olson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Start a Club – If you are interested in starting a student organization at Chapman, complete the proposal form on OrgSync at https://orgsync.com/71782/forms/107099 and attend an information session on Tuesday from 11am-noon in Beckman Hall 401 to learn more about the process. Questions about this session or other student organization related things can be emailed to email@example.com.
- Women of Strength and Men of Integrity Awards – Nominations are due Wednesday for the Women of Strength and Men of Integrity Awards. The Women of Strength nomination link can be found at http://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/peer/events/women-of-strength/nomination-form.aspx; the Men of Integrity nomination link at http://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/peer/events/men-of-integrity/nomination-form.aspx. The awards will be presented on February 25 at the annual Men of Integrity/Women of Strength event.
- Pi Beta Phi information sessions this week – Pi Beta Phi is now on campus to start their colonizing recruitment process. They are looking for undergraduate women of all ages who are interested in helping Pi Beta Phi build its place at Chapman. To learn more about their recruitment process, fill out their interest form at https://chapterbuilder.com/forms/?id=420&chapter=4d61eed8cf600d1efebe56dc8c54b462or visit their chapter website at http://www.pibetaphi.org/chapman. There also will be a 30 minute information session tonight at 8pm in the Henley Hall Basement and Tuesday at 7pm and 8pm in Argyros Forum 201.
- Free fitness sessions in the Student Union – The Student Union is once again offering free fitness sessions this semester beginning this week. Check out one of the sessions offered by students for students. Here’s the schedule:
- Monday: Zumba at 7pm; Bootcamp at 8:15pm
- Tuesday: Yoga at 7pm
- Wednesday: Kickboxing at 7pm; Yoga at 8:15pm
All sessions will be held in Argyros Forum 119B. You must fill out the activity waiver to participate in any of the classes. I encourage you to fill it out in advance by going to
- Floor 13 Auditions– Floor 13 is a hip hop dance team holding open auditions this week. There are audition workshops being held on Tuesday in Henley Hall Basement and Wednesday in Argyros Forum 119A, both from 6:45-9pm. It is only necessary to attend one of the audition workshops, but you are welcome to attend both. The final audition performance is on Sunday from 9-11pm. Check out their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/757834787619199/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_user_invited. Email Jessica Tullock at firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
- Reversing Robbery: Restitution of Jewish Property in Post-Holocaust Romania – The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education is hosting a lecture with Dr. Stefan Ionescu on Tuesday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 404. In this lecture, Dr. Ionescu examines the political, legal, technical, and economic factors that contributed to the partial failure of restitution. Dr. Ionescu is the author of Jewish Resistance to ‘Romanization’: 1940–1944, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in spring 2015. Admission is free. For more information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/holocaust-education/announcement/stefan-ionescu/.
- GRE Prep Course scholarship application deadline – The application deadline is Tuesday for the Career Development Center’s scholarship offering 10 students the opportunity to take the Kaplan GRE Prep Course (a $1,299 value) for free. This is a 4-week course beginning February 16 and continuing every Monday and Wednesday from 6-8:30pm. Students must be on financial aid to qualify. Go to chapman.edu/cdc to apply and click on “Kaplan Test Prep Course Scholarship Application.”
- Alternative Break Program registration deadline Friday – Civic Engagement Initiatives is coordinating four Alternative Break trips during the spring and summer breaks to the Grand Canyon, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Central California; and Quito, Ecuador. Alternative Break trips provide an opportunity to engage in a week-long service and immersion experience focusing on community organizing, environmental conservation, homelessness, and international education. Space is limited and confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis; registration forms and deposits are due Friday. Register today at https://orgsync.com/22989/forms/35386 or contact Charleen Du at email@example.com for more information.
- Residence Life leadership applications open – The Office of Housing and Residence Life is looking for students interested in Resident Advisor (RA), First Year Community Assistant (FYCA), and Residence Hall Association officer (RHA) positions for the 2015-16 academic year. Applications are due next Wednesday, February 18. Details regarding the application process are available via OrgSync at https://orgsync.com/25069/forms/124599. If you have any questions regarding OHRL student staff selection, contact Michelle Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Wilson at email@example.com.
- Applications open for UPB Committee members – The University Program Board is looking for dedicated committee members for their Awareness and Marketing committees. Learn more at UPB information sessions in the Attallah Piazza today and next Monday, February 16, from 1-3pm; UPB will also be tabling at the Involvement Fair on Wednesday, February 18. Apply through Orgsync at https://orgsync.com/33916/forms/131825; for any other questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due Friday, February 20, by 11:59pm.
- LEAD minor applications due Sunday – Applications are due Sunday for the Leadership Studies Minor (LEAD), a university-wide inter-disciplinary program in the College of Educational Studies that provides education for and about leadership, stressing hands-on skill development in a values-based approach. For more information contact Dr. Kim Padulo (email@example.com) or Dr. Mark Maier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- OC Watershed Education Ambassadors – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Tuesday or Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 303 to learn more about the OC Watershed Education Ambassadors Program, an opportunity for students to educate local elementary students about water conservation and pollution. This program provides anyone interested in environmentalism and/or education with hands-on experience in environmental education. Students involved will be making a positive impact on the Orange County water supply. For more information please contact Nicole Myers at email@example.com.
- World War I exhibit opening this week – Phi Alpha Theta and Leatherby Libraries are hosting a symposium on World War I to celebrate the opening of the student-curated exhibit “To Arms: The Western Front, 1914-1918,” on Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in Argyros Forum 201. For more information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2015/01/28/5879/.
- Soul Fest – UPB and Chapman’s Black History Month will be hosting Soul Fest on Thursday in the Student Union from 8-10pm, with free food and live music. Stop by this popular Black History Month tradition to celebrate African American music, poetry, and soul.
- NVivo webinar – Students are invited to attend another free NVivo webinar, “Learning How to Explore and Visualize Your Data with NVivo 10 for Windows,” on Thursday from noon-1pm. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/announcement/free-nvivo-webinar-february-12/ for more information.
- Self-Defense classes for women – Public Safety’s RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) self-defense class is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Courses are taught by nationally-certified RAD instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual which outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and personal growth. This is a reminder that the next set of classes will starting in a few weeks. For more information or to reserve your spot email Sergeant Michael Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fellowships and Scholar Programs – In spring the major award-granting agencies open the application process for students who wish to compete for some of the most prestigious awards available – Truman, Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, and Marshall, to name a few. Dr. Eileen Jankowski, Director of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, will be conducting several information sessions during the spring semester to provide further details and answer your questions about these programs. Interested students should plan on attending at least one of the information sessions during the semester. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Eileen Jankowski (email@example.com) or go to the Fellowship website (http://www.chapman.edu/students/fellowships/index.aspx) for more information.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the debate on mandated vaccinations: In California, where more than 90 people have been infected with measles this year, parents have the right to exempt their children from vaccinations based on personal beliefs. In 32 other states, parents can’t opt out. Should vaccines be required or should parents make that decision?
- Understanding Nipah Virus: The Deadliest Virus You’ve Never Heard Of – On Wednesday from noon-1pm in Argyros Forum 119A, Dr. Zeynep Akyol Ataman will speak on the Nipah Virus (NiV). While Ebola gets much of the media attention, there are other emerging zoonic viruses with up to 70 percent human mortality rates.
- Speed Faithing – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Thursday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center to explore life’s big questions and connect across faith traditions with cookies and chocolate. It’s like speed dating, but with a meaningful and spiritual twist. Contact Ashely Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Department of Physical Therapy presentation– A representative from Loma Linda University will be on campus to talk about their various physical therapy programs on Thursday from 8-9pm in Argyros Forum 209C. The presentation is hosted by the Pre-Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Club.
- ChapTones auditions – ChapTones, a student a cappella group, will hold auditions Thursday from 8-10pm in Bertea Hall 223. Sign up on their Facebook page at com/chaptones or directly on http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faca629a3f94-chaptones. For the auditions, ChapTones requests that you sing a verse and chorus of any contemporary song and be prepared to have them test your range and tonal memory.
- Study Abroad Fair – Mark your calendars for the Center for Global Education’s Study Abroad Fair on February 23 in the Attallah Piazza from 10am-2pm. Stop by to learn about the many study abroad programs Chapman offers.
- CDC Reality Show casting – The Career Development Center is looking for male and female participants for their new series Real Interns of Chaptown. If you are interested or for more details contact email@example.com.
- Rave Guardian app – The Rave Guardian is a free app that connects students to Public Safety through your Chapman email account. You can use the app to set a safety timer when walking alone to class at night, send a confidential tip with photos, or activate a panic call. All of these events will go straight to the dispatch computer which populates your information and location. You can also use the app to check in with family, friends, or others you trust to help you stay safe both on and off campus. Download the app on the Apple Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Androids.
- Student Union carpet upgrades – If something seems different about the Student Union, it’s probably the new rugs that were installed this weekend. Many thanks to our colleagues in Facilities and Campus Planning for providing the funding for this upgrade.
- Youth shelter mentors needed – The Huntington Beach Youth Shelter is a short-term intervention crisis center for homeless, runaway, abused, and at-risk youth as well as youth transitioning from hospital to home. The Youth Shelter provides them with group, individual, and family counseling and is in need of students to serve as mentors/role models. Sign up at https://orgsync.com/102559/opportunities/957159/occurrences/2134109 to contribute today or contact Hannah Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Screening of Mockingjay Part 1 – Join UPB on Friday at 8pm on Memorial Lawn for a premier movie screening of Mockingjay Part 1 from the Hunger Games
- Calliope accepting spring submissions – Spring submissions for Calliope, Chapman’s art & literary magazine, are due February 27 by 11:59pm. Send up to two pieces of art, fiction, or poetry to email@example.com before the deadline. Visit Calliope’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativechapman/ for more information.
- UPB goes to LACMA – On Saturday from 10am-4:30pm join UPB for a visit to one of the most popular art museums in California, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tickets are $5, and you can reserve a spot at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp; transportation is provided.
- Shakespeare Reimagined: Interpretations Across the Arts – This spring Chapman University partners with the Pacific Symphony to present a semester-long celebration of Shakespeare through music, theatre, and dance. Events include The Tragedy of Hamlet, a semi-staged production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with complete incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn, Tom Stoppard’s modern masterpiece Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Pacific Symphony’s presentation of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (“Romeo and Juliet Reimagined” concert series), as well as a variety of lectures and master classes by renowned artists and scholars. In April, the festival concludes with an academic symposium bringing together Shakespearean experts from across the country. Keep an eye out in my announcements for specific dates and times.
- Rho Gamma applications open – This is a reminder that applications are now open on Orgsync to be a Rho Gamma. All applications must be submitted by next Monday, February 16, at 11:59pm. The application can be found at https://orgsync.com/25070/forms/130136. Contact Jacque Ivankovic at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Spring 2016 study abroad applications – If you are interested in studying abroad next spring, applications are now open. Go to http://www.chapman.edu/studyabroad to get started.
- Humans of Chapman – Check out Humans of Chapman on Facebook and Instagram for photos of Chapman faculty, staff, and students, with answers to questions on things from guilty pleasures to greatest struggles. Go to https://www.facebook.com/HumansofChapman or HumansofChapman on Instragram.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program – The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the summer undergraduate research fellowship program which gives undergraduate students a great opportunity to have a paid summer fellowship on campus with a faculty member in addition to some professional programming, social events, and other activities. The program lasts for 10 weeks (30 hours research/week expected, June 8-August 14) for which students will be provided a stipend of $3,000. Their sponsoring faculty mentor will also be provided a stipend of $1,000. The application can be found online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CLgugpMi5ArkMhKjKZHx6cIleOgOYwPZEbuNbXy4fDI/viewform. The deadline is Monday, March 2, at 11:59pm. For more information email email@example.com or go to chapman.edu/our.
- Jeopardy Tournament champs – Congratulations to John Demshki and Tansu Phillips for finishing first and second, respectively, in UPB’s Jeopardy Tournament last week — although President Doti kind of clobbered all of us in the final round. (If I had won, this announcement would have been at the top….)
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Golf v. Whittier today at Tustin Ranch Golf Course
- Men’s Basketball v. Whittier on Tuesday at 7:30pm (Hutton Center)
- Women’s Basketball v. Whittier on Wednesday at 7:30pm and v. Bethesda University on Friday at 7:30pm (Hutton Center)
- Softball v. George Fox on Friday at 4pm and 6pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Baseball v. Occidental on Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm and v. British Columbia on Sunday at 1pm (Hart Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The current exhibit in the Guggenheim Gallery, XX Redux: Revisiting a feminist art collective, runs through March 15.
- Acclaimed Los Angeles pianist Mark Robson will be the guest artist in recital on Thursday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Free to Chapman community.
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Have a great week – jmp