Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 20:
- Cross-Cultural Center opening – I am very excited to announce Chapman’s new Cross-Cultural Center on the 3rd floor of Argyros Forum is set to open next Monday, February 27. There will be an opening ceremony at 11am, followed by a series of opening events throughout the week. All students are invited to the opening ceremony, but please note that space is limited.
- First year student assessment – First year students, you may recall that last fall you completed an online survey called Mapworks, which is designed to assess your transition to college. This spring we are conducting a second round of assessments, and you will be receiving an email tomorrow asking you to participate once again. Those who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for various prizes, such as an Echo Dot and movie tickets. If you have any questions please contact Jamie Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-997-6961.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question looks at the infrastructure in our nation: The Oroville Dam in northern California is the tallest in the nation and recently experienced potentially catastrophic failure of its main spillway due to erosion. How important is it to you for Congress to focus on the maintenance and expansion of the nation’s infrastructure? Responses to the question about the Super Bowl can be found on the One Universityblog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Residence Life and First Year Experience leadership applications deadline approaching – Applications are due by noon next Monday, February 27, for Resident Advisor (RA), Fenestra Community Assistant (FCA), Residence Hall Association officer (RHA), and Orientation Leader (OL) positions. Applications can be found at https://orgsync.com/25069/forms/239248. Please direct any questions you have regarding the application process to Michelle Cooper (email@example.com), Jeanette Gonzalez (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jamie Gutierrez (email@example.com), or Jordan Vaughn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- SGA Special Election result– Congratulations to the newly-elected College of Performing Arts Senator, Jackie Palacios.
- UPB is hiring – University Program Board, Chapman’s student programming body, is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Chair and Vice Chair. To apply, go to https://orgsync.com/33916/forms/242746. Email email@example.com with questions.
o Additionally, UPB is seeking applications for their six committee directors. Applications can be found at
and close on March 6 at 11:59pm.
- Chaptones advance in a cappella competition – Congratulations to Chaptones, who recently took first place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Southwest quarterfinals. We wish you the best of luck at the semifinals at UCLA on March 11.
- Cross-Cultural Graduation Celebrations– Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center is honored to celebrate the graduation of the following communities: Lavender (LGBTQ+), Latinx, Disability, Black, Asian Pacific Islander, and Dreamers. If you are graduating and interested in participating in these celebrations, please RSVP at https://orgsync.com/26011/forms/240534.
- Upcoming maintenance on the Student Center – An email was recently sent from IS&T alerting students to the scheduled system maintenance on the Student Center during the weekend of March 17. As a result, your access to Student Center will be unavailable from Friday, March 17, at 6pm until Monday, March 20, at 8am. All other systems, including Blackboard and email, will continue to be available. IS&T was careful to schedule this maintenance during this weekend, which is right before spring break, to minimize disruption. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Garrett Eastwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Senior Convocation Slideshow – Members of the class of 2017 are encouraged to share their favorite Chapman memories captured in photos of friends, faculty, and family in the Senior Convocation slideshow. To submit a photo, go to http://www.chapman.edu/students/seniors/convocation-slideshow-form.aspx; seniors can submit up to three photos at a time, but can submit the form multiple times.
- Water conservation perception survey – The Strategic Environmental Communication (SEC) Lab is conducting a survey to assess message design effectiveness and perception of water conservation among Chapman’s students, staff, and faculty. The Lab is seeking student participation in this online survey (about 15-20 minutes) designed to help advance a better understanding of environmental communication. The survey can be found at https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_55XeUClrd74lxat.
- Student summer live-in positions available – Each summer the University hires students to assist our staff in hosting groups attending summer conferences on campus. Summer positions are available for current students who possess strong communication skills, desire a flexible schedule, and enjoy working with people. Go to https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/10442 to apply. Contact Maria Coronado at email@example.com with any questions.
- SGA survey on senate structure – The Student Government Association survey assessing alternative ways to represent and serve the undergraduate student body closes on Wednesday. The survey can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/pHqvhSguPVrbpJcu2.
Programs and events for the week of February 20:
- The Unfree Exercise of Religion: A World Survey of Religious Discrimination against Religious Minorities – Pi Sigma Alpha and the National Political Science Honor Society welcome Jonathan Fox, a professor in Political Science Studies at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, today at 10am in Argyros Forum 209B. Dr. Fox’s work focuses on the influence of religion on politics, especially the impact of religion on domestic conflict and international relations. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2017/02/09/the-unfree-exercise-of-religion/ for more information.
- Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – If you are seeking ways to be more present and less anxious, I encourage you to attend one of Dean Gail Stearns’s Introduction to Mindfulness sessions on Mondays from noon-1pm in the Wilkinson Founders Chapel in the Fish Interfaith Center. Each session begins with a brief introduction then participants receive a new weekly instruction in mindfulness practice. These instructions will include how to manage run-away thoughts, various emotions, and physical pain, plus how simply to be more present and centered. Previous experience is not required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
o The Fish Interfaith Center also offers a 30-minute period of meditation on Mondays at noon. All are welcome, whether you practice mindfulness or other form of meditation.
- Fellowships and Scholar Programs information sessions – Dr. Julye Bidmead, Director of Fellowships and Scholar Programs, will be conducting information sessions during the next two weeks to provide further details and answer your questions about various national and international external scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students, including the Truman, Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, and Marshall. Interested students should plan on attending at least one session today from noon-1pm in Argyros Forum 209C or next Tuesday, February 28, from noon-1pm in Argyros Forum 209B.Contact Dr. Julye Bidmead (email@example.com) for more information.
- Spring 2017 graduate student workshops – Wilkinson College continues its series of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. This week’s workshops include How to Write a Thesis today from 4-6:50pm and Musical Theatre Writing on Thursday from 7-9:50pm; both sessions will take place in the Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall. Graduate students may register for this 0 credit P/NP class through my.chapman.edu; the course number is GUS 530. For a complete list of workshops go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2017/02/01/fall-2017-graduate-student-workshops/?utm_campaign=February_09_17&utm_medium=weekly_email&utm_source=weekly_updates.
- Workshop for ASBE sophomores – If you are a sophomore in the Argyros School of Business and Economics, there are just two weeks left to attend an interactive session and learn to build your academic plan that supports your goals from now until graduation. This one-hour session includes detailed guidance on upper division requirements, electives, and emphases. The next sessions are today at 2pm or 5pm in Beckman 401. RSVP on Argyros Connect; email questions to ArgyrosAdvising@chapman.edu.
- Black Empowerment Through Art – Today there will be an art workshop titled Black Empowerment Through Art at 4:30pm in Argyros Forum 119A. Guest Perry Porter will be facilitating a watercolor painting session and speaking about experiences as a Black artist. Supplies and snacks will be provided.
- Free screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – UPB is hosting a screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tonight at 7pm in the Student Union. Free butterbeer will be provided.
- Delta Kappa Alpha spring rush – Delta Kappa Alpha, a professional gender-inclusive fraternity committed to fostering cinematic artists of character within the entertainment industry, kicks off their rush week tonight. A complete list of rush events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1868921306685913/?active_tab=about. More information, along with the rush application and details for additional rush events, is available at www.chapman.dka.org. You can stay updated on DKA information by following Chapman University Delta Kappa Alpha on Facebook. DKA is open to all majors.
o Delta Kappa Alpha also is hosting an Oscars screening event on Sunday in the Student Union at 5pm. There will be an Oscar ballot with prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, visit
- Graduate programs information sessions – There will be information sessions this week for the following Chapman graduate programs:
o 4+1 MS in Accounting: Tuesday at noon in Beckman Hall 401
o 4+1 MBA: Wednesday at noon in Beckman Hall 401
o Physician Assistant Studies: Thursday at 5pm at the Rinker Campus (waitlist registration)
For a complete list of information sessions go to
- 13th screening – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Tuesday at 5pm in the Student Union Great Room for a screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, which provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. For questions and accommodations please contact KP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Safe Space workshop– The Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting a Safe Space workshop series for students on Tuesday at 5:30pm in Argyros Forum 303. This workshop is designed for those students interested in learning to be a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
- The Beast, the Antichrist, and 666: An Alternative to Speculation – You are invited to attend a lecture by Professor Paul N. Anderson, this year’s Distinguished Visiting Griset Chair in Bible and Christian Studies, on Tuesday at 7pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2017/02/10/the-beast-the-antichrist-and-666/ for more information. Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.
- I Am That Girl first meeting – I Am That Girl is having its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday at 8pm in Henley Hall basement (John Biggs Conference Room). You’re invited to stop by to engage in deep and meaningful conversations and receive updates for upcoming events.
- SGA Newsletter– Beginning Wednesday, the Student Government Association will start sending a bimonthly newsletter to the undergraduate student body. Feedback can be emailed to email@example.com.
- Class of 2017 Graduation Fair– The Class of 2017 Graduation Fair will take place this Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm in the Student Union stage area, and Saturday from 10am-2pm in Argyros Forum 201. Seniors can sign up for upcoming senior events and celebrations, speak with representatives from the Alumni Association and the Career Development Center, plus save money on your cap and gown, diploma frames, announcements, and other items. Refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to win prizes.
- Career excursion to Pacific Hospitality Group – If you are interested in a career in the hospitality industry, join the Career Development Center on an excursion to the Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach on Wednesday. You will have the opportunity to meet with management from different departments and learn about opportunities with Pacific Hospitality Group, which manages the Pasea Hotel. Transportation will be provided to the hotel and back to Chapman, departing at noon and returning to campus around 3pm. Space is limited; register on Chapman Connect.
- Around the Globe – At Around the Globe, which will be held on Wednesday from 5-6pm in Beckman Hall 404, you can learn about the different study abroad sites and the courses available. Study abroad alumni will share their photos and experiences from their time abroad. Free food will be provided. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1844413895840988/.
- The Sikh Soldier in First World War Culture – Join the Leatherby Libraries for a lecture by Dr. Santanu Das from King’s College in London on the Sikh Soldier in First World War Culture on Wednesday at 5pm in the Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries lower level. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/32636 for more information.
- Pre-Law Society first meeting – The Pre-Law Society is having its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday at 7:30pm in Argyros Forum 201. You will have the opportunity to meet your executive board, learn about upcoming pre-law events, and meet other pre-law members. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1oPBIAzVhmsX97ZcPw5ujCLsQbxv-NX231VhTc3KnTXmuYQ/viewform?c=0&w=1.
- Promising Futures Abroad – If you are a Promising Futures student, come to Argyros Forum 206A on Wednesday from 7-8pm to learn about global education opportunities through the stories of First Generation college students who have gone abroad. Learn more at http://www.chapman.edu/cge.
- Hijab and Kufi Day – In the Attallah Piazza on Thursday from 9am-5pm, the Muslim Student Association hosts Hijab and Kufi Day, an event designed to spread awareness of Islam, address misconceptions about the faith, and give non-Muslim students the opportunity to have an understanding of what it is like to be Muslim. Non-Muslim students will be able to either wear a hijab, or headscarf, traditionally worn by women in the Muslim community or a kufi, a cap worn by men. Feel free to bring your own scarf, and MSA members can help you wrap it. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1856164497931538/ for more information.
o MSA will also host their club meeting this Tuesday at 9pm in Argyros Forum 201. All are welcome.
- Orange County in 2040: What Will We Look Like? – Wilkinson College and the Political Science Department will be hosting their annual conference on Thursday from 9am-5:30pm in Argyros Forum 209. This year a panel of experts will talk about the future of Orange County; panels will cover a range of subjects, including governance, society, economy, and infrastructure. Go to http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/about/events/oc-2040.aspx for more information on the conference and panelist biographies.
- From Catholic Anti-Semitism to Catholic-Jewish Friendship – The History Department hosts Dr. Arturo Marzano on Thursday from 10-11:15am in Smith Hall 115. Dr. Marzano will be discussing 3,000 years of Jewish History. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/announcement/from-catholic-anti-semitism-to-catholic-jewish-friendship/ for more information.
- Women’s Basketball hosts SCIAC semifinal – Best of luck to the Women’s Basketball team as they host Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC tournament semifinal on Thursday at 7pm in the Hutton Center.
- Speedfaithing– Explore your beliefs and build relationships across faith boundaries at Speedfaithing on Thursday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Speedfaithing follows a speed-dating format with a meaningful and spiritual twist, encouraging you to deepen your understanding of reality as you discover new perspectives. For questions and accommodations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- President Struppa’s State of the University – On Friday at 11am in the Musco Center for the Arts President Struppa will deliver the annual State of the University Address, highlighting the University’s major accomplishments and discussing initiatives that will shape Chapman’s future in the coming year and beyond.
- Shabbat Dinner and Services with Chapman Hillel – Join the local Jewish student community for their weekly Shabbat Dinner and Services on Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Come enjoy an all-inclusive service and dinner, and learn more about the prayers and traditions of Shabbat.
- VaginaMonologues production this week – The 11th annual Chapman production of Vagina Monologues runs this Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 1pm in Irvine Lecture Hall. Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $10 at the door; pre-sale tickets are available for purchase online at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. Proceeds will benefit Casa Teresa. Learn more about the production at https://www.facebook.com/chapmanvday.
- UPB excursion to Hollywood Hike – Join UPB this Saturday for a trip to LA and a scenic hike to the Hollywood sign from 10am-3pm. Reserve your ticket at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
- ROOTS – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Saturday to help with native habitat restoration in the Newport Back Bay. Through ROOTS, students can serve as protectors of one of the last remaining coastal wetlands in California; over 97% have been lost due to development and erosion. Sign up at www.chapman.edu/civic or email Kyvan at email@example.com for more information.
- Relay for Life Kickoff at SoulCycle – Chapman’s Colleges Against Cancer invites you to join them for a charity ride at SoulCycle on Saturday from 2-4pm. You can enjoy fun, friends, and a great workout while helping the effort to end cancer. Sign up by visiting their Facebook Page: Relay for Life of Chapman University.
- Pre-Health Conference– American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is hosting a Pre-Health Conference on Sunday from 9:30am-1:30pm. Dr. Greenberg will be in attendance, as well as professionals from the medical field, the Chapman Physician Assistant program, and the physical therapy field who will be available to answer questions regarding their careers paths. There also will be a panel of current Chapman students who will provide advice to those interested in pursuing a career in the health field. Free Italian food will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
- First Year Associates Program – Hosted by Residence Life and First Year Experience, the First Year Associates Program is a series of workshops and sessions providing first year students the opportunity to interact with faculty and representatives from various academic offices. Students who attend this program will gain an insider’s perspective on how to further integrate themselves academically at Chapman. Spring 2017 sessions will take place in the Henley Hall Basement, John Biggs Conference Room (JBCR) starting next Monday, February 27, and continuing on Mondays from 4-5pm through April 17. Sign up at https://orgsync.com/25069/forms/244429. Contact Anne Turney (email@example.com) with questions.
- Distinguished Speaker Series – The Argyros School of Business and Economics hosts its annual Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Michael Schulman, CEO of the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club and Chairman of the Board of Anaheim Arena Management, next Thursday, March 1, from 6-8pm in Beckman Hall 404. Come learn more about industry inputs and partnerships for career success. You are also invited to enjoy a plated dinner before Mr. Schulman’s talk. Students can register for the event at http://conta.cc/2lqRKch.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
o Baseball v. Redlands on Tuesday at 2:30pm and v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm (Hart Park)
o Women’s Basketball v. Occidental on Tuesday at 5pm and v. Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC semifinal on Thursday at 7pm (Hutton Center)
o Men’s Basketball v. Occidental on Tuesday at 7pm (Hutton Center)
o Women’s Water Polo v. University of Toronto on Friday at 7pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
o Baseball v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm (Hart Park)
o Softball v. Cal Lutheran on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
o Women’s Lacrosse v. Occidental on Sunday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
o The current exhibit in the Guggenheim Gallery,
, is on display until March 5.
o The Department of Theatre presents
The Who’s Tommy
, a rock musical. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album,
The Who’s Tommy
is a story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. Performances will be at 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday, with an additional 2pm performance on Sunday; all performances will be in the Musco Center for the Arts. Student tickets are $10. Please note these performances include adult language and content.
o The University Choir will host high school and college choirs from throughout Orange County in the 2017 Concert Choir Festival on Friday at 3:30pm in Memorial Hall. Admission is free.
Purchase tickets at
Have a great week – jmp