Dean Price’s Announcements for the Week of May 9, 2016

Dean of Students

Good morning and welcome to the last week of spring semester classes! The following are...Read More ▶

Good morning and welcome to the last week of spring semester classes! The following are my announcements for the week of May 9:

  • Campus Leadership Awards recipients – On Friday we honored Chapman’s most outstanding undergraduate students at the 8th annual Campus Leadership Awards ceremony in the Fish Interfaith Center. In the coming days we will be posting on our website the recipients of all awards, but the following is a list of the major senior award recipients:
    • Cheverton Award – Emily Frisch
    • Peterson Award – Annaliese Baker
    • Huntington Award – Nico Aguilar and Aaron Goodman
    • Outstanding Diversity Leadership Award – Em Griffith
    • Delp Award – Kelley Moody

A heartfelt congratulations to these and all other award recipients and nominees.

  • Women’s lacrosse earns NCAA bid – For the first time in school history, a Chapman team has qualified for the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The Panthers will play Pomona-Pitzer in a rematch of the SCIAC Championship on Sunday in Claremont. Congratulations, Panthers, and good luck!
  • Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question examines politics abroad: Last Friday, London elected Sadiq Khan as the city’s first Muslim mayor.  His victory comes with global significance in its affirmation of interfaith engagement during an era of anti-Muslim sentiment.  What lessons can we learn in the United States from this historic event abroad?  Responses to the question about Harriet Tubman as the new face of the $20 bill can be found at One University (
  • New exhibits in Student Union Gallery– I encourage you to stop by the Argyros Forum Student Union to view the latest exhibits: 2016 Cheverton Award finalists, Humans of Chapman, and Mission Environment.
  • Baccalaureate service – Don’t forget to RSVP for this year’s baccalaureate service in the Musco Center for the Arts on Friday, May 20, at 4pm. If you are a senior who plans to participate in baccalaureate, you are required to reserve tickets for yourself and your family members by clicking here. Graduates will need to arrive early wearing cap and gown. For questions email
  • Town and Gown Scholarship – Applications are due to the Financial Aid Office by 5pm on May 25 for the Town and Gown Scholarship, whose awards range from $3,000-5,000. You must be a full-time Chapman student who will have completed 60 credits or more by the end of this spring semester with a 3.5 GPA or higher. The application is available here.
  • College Senior Survey (CSS) – If you are a graduating senior and have not yet completed the CSS, you will be receiving another reminder from Chancellor Struppa today. It is not too late to complete the CSS and provide the University with important information about your Chapman experience.  The CSS will close on Friday.
  • First Destination Survey – On the topic of surveys, the Career Development Center is asking all graduating seniors to participate in the First Destination survey, which helps us understand what students will be doing after graduation. Completing the survey also gives you an opportunity to win great prizes (e.g., Disneyland day passes, Knott’s Berry Farm day passes, Universal Studios day pass, Apple TV, GO Pro, and Beats Pills). Please visit the CDC website to learn more and take the survey. The drawing for the prizes will be on May 16 and winners posted on the CDC Facebook page.
  • Leatherby Libraries extends hours for finals – The Leatherby Libraries is now open 24 hours until Friday, May 20. Circulation services will be available, including bookable study rooms and print/copy services. In addition to making the library available 24 hours a day, Leatherby Libraries will be offering the popular “Cookie Study Break” tables on the second and third floors; vegan and gluten-free cookies will be available at the circulation desk upon request. Starting on Sunday there will also be coffee available after 8pm sponsored by SGA. Public Safety will make rounds periodically throughout the night and the security monitor stationed in the Rotunda also will be on duty. Learn more about little-known study zones at
  • New student magazine seeks submissions and board members – The Underground Experimental Zine is looking for experimental works of literature, art, film, music, and anything in between (as well as a combination of the art forms) to be included in a physical zine publication and internet website for distribution and viewing around campus. Submissions are open 24/7 with no deadlines. Applications also are open for Publicity Manager, Treasurer, and Editorial Board Members; applications are due Wednesday by 11:59pm. Please go to for more information.

Programs and events for the week of May 9:

  • Spring bi-annual ceramics sale – The spring 2016 bi-annual ceramics sale starts today and runs through Friday from 11am-4pm each day in the Attallah Piazza. You can shop for pieces created by the art ceramics students. For more information, contact Professor David Kiddie at 714-997-6748 or go to
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA Group Insider Review – BCBGMAXAZRIA has evolved into one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and the Career Development Center will be hosting an Insider Review with BCBGMAXAZRIA today from 10-11am in Argyros Forum 119A; campus interviews will follow from noon-4:30pm. Representatives will be sharing opportunities about their fall internship programs. Log on to Panther Connect and upload your resume, and the CDC will review your resume to schedule an interview. RSVP to
  • Play-Dohs stress away – UPB is providing Play-Doh while screening the Pixar classic, A Bug’s Life, today from 1-3pm in the Student Union stage area.
  • 46th Congressional District Debate in Memorial Hall – The Chapman Democrats and Chapman Republicans invite you to a bipartisan forum for the candidates of the Congressional District 46 in Memorial Hall tonight at 6pm. This forum is a chance to understand where the candidates stand on key issues affecting students and millennials, including affordable education, student debt, and immigration. Confirmed attendees include Mayor Bao Nguyen (D), Councilwoman Lynn Schott (R), Commander Bob Peterson (R), and Senator Joe Dunn (D). If you have any questions contact Matthew Reminick at or check the event page at
  • Sound healing with mindfulness meditation – There will be a program tonight at 7:30pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel for an hour of total relaxation. Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket.
  • Production Design Showcase – Professor John Chichester and his Production Design students invite you to enjoy the Production Design Showcase on display in the first floor lobby of Marion Knott Studios starting today through Saturday.  No tickets are required. The showcase is a self-guided tour, so you are welcome to browse at your leisure. For more information visit
  • Sink Your Stress – UPB invites you to write down what has been causing you stress, crumple it up, and then toss it at targets to win some great prizes on Tuesday from 2-4pm in the Student Union Ballroom (Argyros Forum 119A).
  • Arabic film screenings– Throughout this semester there have been free screenings of Arabic films to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Arabic Studies at Chapman. The last film in this series, Lady of the Palace (Egypt, 1959), will be screened on Tuesday at 7pm in the Henley Hall Basement media room. Events are free and open to the public. For more information go to or contact Dr. Amer El-Ahraf (, Coordinator of Arabic Studies program.
  • Student Research Day – The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity presents its annual campus-wide Student Research Day on Wednesday. This event highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly and creative activity conducted by our undergraduate and graduate students, and will feature two professional student poster sessions: a morning poster session for Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences at 9:30am, and an afternoon poster session for Behavioral, Health, and Natural Sciences starting at 2pm. Both of these sessions will be held in Sandhu Conference Center. There will be food and door prizes, as well as a lunch for participants featuring a keynote speaker. Visit for more information.
  • Pop Up Coffee Shop – On Wednesday from 10-11am, stop by the Student Union to enjoy a coffee bar and pastries provided by UPB.
  • Yom Hazikaron – Chapman Hillel invites you to join them on Wednesday from 5-6pm in the Wilkinson Founder’s Chapel for a memorial service for Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers who died and those lives lost through terrorist attacks in Israel.
  • Dinosaurs Before Dark – On Wednesday at 6pm you are invited to the Community Garden in the Davis Apartments for some rest, relaxation, and reading. The Players’ Society will be holding a live reading of the Magic Treehouse book Dinosaurs Before Dark, one of the many wonderful books found in the Community Garden’s new Little Lending Library. Bring your friends, your food, and your imagination for this picnic on the lawn. For more information, please email Jacob at
  • Food and Film Series – The final film in the Food and Film Series, sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Student Affairs’ Cross-Cultural Initiatives, and the Student Government Association, will be held on Wednesday at 6:30pm in Argyros Forum 119A. This week’s Italian film, Lezioni di cioccolato (2007), is a comedy about a building contractor blackmailed into becoming a chocolate maker. There will be free cannoli and éclairs while supplies last.
  • Technology for Live Performance – On Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center for the Arts, the Technology for Live Performance course will showcase an evening of original work created by select dance majors and technologists. This is a first of its kind collaboration course co-taught by Dance Professor Alicia Guy and Entertainment Technology Professor Don Guy.  The program will include a talk-back immediately following the performance, during which the student creators and special guests from Cirque du Soleilwill discuss the collaborative process and provide a behind the scenes look. Admission is free.
  • Yom Haatzmaut – Hillel and Panthers for Israel will host a celebration for Israeli Independence Day on Thursday from 2-4pm in the Attallah Piazza. There will be free food, games, and music. All are welcome to attend.
  • Panhellenic hosts life and success coach Aimee Batuski – Panhellenic presents distinguished life and success coach Aimee Batuski on Thursday at 7pm in Irvine Lecture Hall. Aimee will be speaking on how to uncover your purpose, the unspoken need for balance, and living a life of appreciation.
  • Diversity and Equity Awards – Join Cross-Cultural Engagement on Thursday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center to acknowledge students who have significantly impacted the University through their work with diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Bensussen Visting Artist Lecture Series – Join Wilkinson College on Thursday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center for the Arts to hear Kip Thorne’s lecture, Communicating Science Through the Arts: Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Interstellar. Go to for more information.
  • Senior Shabbat – Join Hillel on Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center for the final Shabbat of the semester. Stop to say goodbye to the seniors and wish them luck as they graduate and pursue life after Chapman. Mexican food will be served.
  • UPB hosts Bounce Break – UPB challenges you to try their inflatable obstacle course and other fun activities to help you work out some stress on Friday from 8-10pm in the Attallah Piazza.
  • Cross-Cultural Graduation Celebrations – Hosted by Cross-Cultural Engagement, Student Government Association, and University Programming Board, the Chapman community is invited to celebrate the diversity of our graduating students and commemorate their academic accomplishment. A complete list of celebrations is below:
    • First Generation – Friday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209C
    • Asian Pacific Islander – Saturday at 10am in Argyros Forum 201
    • Latinx – Saturday at noon in Argyros Forum 119
    • Lavender (LGBTQ+) – Saturday at 4pm in Fish Interfaith Center
    • Students with Disabilities – Sunday at 4pm in Argyros Forum 201
    • Black Graduation – Thursday, May 19, at 6pm in Fish Interfaith Center
  • OCTANe Technology Investor Forum – OCTANe is extending free invitations to all students to attend the Technology Investor Forum after 3pm on Wednesday, May 18, at Hotel Irvine (17900 Jamboree Road). Register at Please note that there are 500 openings that will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Dodge College Commencement celebration: One Last Splash – Dodge College students and their families are invited back to Marion Knott Studios following the Commencement ceremony on May 21 for One Last Splash from 6-10pm to celebrate the new graduates. In preparation for the big event, Dodge encourages you to submit photos of your adventures as a Chapman student for display consideration at Commencement and the after party. The photos can be anything from fresh year move-in day to behind the scenes action from working on your thesis.  For up-to-date announcements and information, like the event on Facebook and follow Dodge on Instagram.
  • Panthers playing at home this week – All Panther teams have completed their regular seasons at this time.
  • Events in the Arts this week 
    • Departmental submissions are on display in the Guggenheim Gallery through Friday.
    • Student pianists will perform a program of works from the mid-1700s to the present on Tuesday at 7:30pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
    • On Thursday at 7:30pm, student pianists will also be in recital in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
    • The Chapman Choirs join the Chapman Orchestra on Saturday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts to present the 42nd annual Sholund Scholarship Concert featuring Ambroise Thomas’ Scène et Air D’Ophelie from Hamlet, Mozart’s cantata, 469, and other works,. Student tickets are $10.
    • The Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra performs their season finale concert on Sunday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Repertoire to include Bernstein’s Suite from Candide, selections from Albeniz’s Suite Iberia, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Student tickets are $5. For tickets or additional information about this performance, please call 714-744-7927.

Purchase tickets at


Have a great last week of classes – jmp

Jerry Price, Dean of Students, headshot








Jerry Price, Ph.D.

Dean of Students and

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Chapman University