Good morning. This is the last week before spring break, so hang in there with midterms and projects. The following are my announcements for the week of March 13:
- Campus Leadership Awards nominations deadline tonight – The deadline to submit nominations for the Campus Leadership Awards program is tonight at 11:59pm. Go to https://webfarm.chapman.edu/LeadershipAwards/ to nominate a student; to nominate a student organization go to https://webfarm.chapman.edu/StudentOrgAwards/. Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SGA elections this week – Polls are now open for the Student Government Association Presidential and Vice Presidential elections. The presidential candidates are Maggie Mirrione and Mitchell Rosenberg; the vice presidential candidates are Lucas Bugbee and Sarah Tabsh. Learn more about the candidates at https://www.facebook.com/ChapmanSGA/. Polls close at 5pm on Wednesday; go to www.chapmanvotes.com to place your vote.
- AMC movie tickets giveaway – Today UPB is giving away free tickets to any movie at any AMC theater. Reserve your ticket at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1446&cid=28.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question looks at International Women’s Day: Last week, people around the world skipped class, missed work, and refused to shop as part of the “A Day Without A Woman” protests. From your experience, when do consumer boycotts and buycotts work? Responses to the question about the U.S. government’s use of private prisons can be found on the One Universityblog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Upcoming maintenance on the Student Center – This is a reminder that IS&T has scheduled system maintenance on the Student Center this weekend, so access to Student Center will be unavailable from Friday at 6pm until Monday, March 20, at 8am. All other systems, including Blackboard and email, will continue to be available. IS&T scheduled this maintenance during spring break to minimize disruption. For additional information go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/information-systems/2017/03/06/upcoming-peoplesoft-outages/. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Garrett Eastwood at email@example.com.
- Walk-in tutoring hours – If you need assistance preparing for a midterm, the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center (TLT) offers walk-in tutoring for many courses Monday-Thursday from 10am-7pm in DeMille Hall 140. Check the TLT website (http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/tutoring-center/index.aspx) for each tutor’s availability. If you are writing a paper, you may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with a Writing Center tutor who specializes in English.
- UPB is hiring – University Program Board is still seeking a public relations assistant and graphic design assistant for their 2017-18 team. To apply, go to https://orgsync.com/33916/forms/245579; applications close April 9. Email email@example.com with questions.
- Student Union spring break hours –The Student Union information desk will be closed March 18-25 and reopen at 10am on Sunday, March 26.
- Julianne Argyros Fitness Center spring break hours –
o March 18-19: 10am-6pm
o March 20-24: 10am-7pm
o March 25-26: 10am-6pm
- Dining hours during spring break– The following are the spring break hours of our campus restaurants:
– March 18-19 and 25: 8am-1pm; March 20-24: 7:30am-5pm
Einstein Bros. Bagels
– March 18-19: 10am-1pm; March 20-23: 8am-noon; Closed March 24-25
– March 18-25: 11:30am-5pm
– Closed March 18-25
– March 20-23: 11am-2pm; Closed March 18-19, March 24-25
– March 18-19: 10am-10pm; March 20-23: 8am-10pm; Closed March 24-25
Randall Dining Commons
– March 18 and 26: 10:30am-6:30pm; Closed March 19-25
Simply to go @ DMAC
: Closed March 18-25
- Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research/Creative Activity Grants – The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is now accepting applications for the spring 2017 Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research/Creative Activity Grant program. Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-sponsored scholarly or creative projects. Grants typically do not exceed $1000. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Applications are due Friday, April 14, by 4pm. Visit OURCA for more information.
o There will be a grant proposal workshop on Tuesday, March 28, from 1:30-3pm in Argyros Forum 209C. Find out how to develop skills to write strong grant proposals for the Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant application and practices you can adapt for other applications.
- Panther housing selection 2017 – If you are interested in living on-campus during 2017-18, applications are anticipated to be available on the Chapman Housing Portal starting this Wednesday and are due by Wednesday, April 5. Current on-campus residents, as well as commuters, are all welcome to apply. Please contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Panther housing selection Open House
– If you would like the opportunity to take a guided or self-guided tour of the on-campus housing options available for 2017-18, there will be an open house on Friday, March 31, from 3-5pm in the Residence Life and First Year Experience area.
- Nominate your favorite professors – There is still time to nominate your favorite professors for the 17th annual Faculty Appreciation Awards sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience. Categories include Best Teaching Style, Most Inclusive, Best Student Advocate, Most Inspirational, and Most Transformative. The link to the survey can be found here and any questions should be emailed to email@example.com.
- Chapman Radio presents Muscochella – Chapman Radio’s upcoming student-run music festival, Muscochella, is recruiting student organizations to table at the event on April 2 between noon-6pm. If your organization is interested, please sign up at https://goo.gl/hSvq39. Space is limited, but Chapman Radio will do their best to accommodate your organization’s shift selections. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Summer 2017 travel courses – This summer you can travel abroad for 1-4 weeks with Chapman faculty and students in a summer travel course. Enrollment forms and non-refundable deposits are due by 4pm on March 27, but please note that courses may fill up before the deadline. Visit summer travel courses for more information. There is a one-time tuition waiver (up to 4 credits) for participating in a travel course through Chapman.
- Cesar Chavez Day of Service – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives for the Cesar Chavez Day of Service on Friday, March 31, a day dedicated to engaging in service with communities throughout Orange County. Sign up with a friend or two to work with the Providence Speech and Hearing Center, Rise Against Hunger, Orange County Coastkeeper, OC Harvest Club, Casa Teresa, or the YMCA of Orange. Transportation will be provided. Sign up at www.chapman.edu/civic or contact Kyvan at email@example.com for more information.
- Commencement RSVP – If you’re planning to participate in spring commencement ceremonies, please remember to submit your RSVP to the Event Management Office at https://webfarm.chapman.edu/Commencement. For more information about commencement, visit www.chapman.edu/commencement.
- Lessons from Abroad Conference – Registration is open for study abroad alumni interested in attending the Lessons from Abroad Conference on April 9 at Otis College. Read more about the conference and register at http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/losangeles/; the cost is $15 plus a booking fee. There will be a free shuttle to and from the conference for the first 19 students who register; the shuttle service is co-sponsored by SGA. Sign up at https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8obVzGtBtJ5cfSB.
- Study abroad in spring 2018 – Applications are now open for spring 2018 study abroad programs. To initiate the process sign up for a First Steps information session and open an application by April 28; the deadline to complete the application is May 12.
Programs and events for the week of March 13:
- Rethink: Adderall misuse… it’s nastier than you think – A team of Strategic and Corporate Communication students are launching a campaign to expose the “nasty” effects of adderall misuse. Stop by the Attallah Piazza this week from 11am-2pm to talk with campaign team members, who will be available to educate peers on the effects of adderall misuse as well as provide alternatives to adderall (i.e., coffee, tea, and snacks) while studying for midterms. Go to http://www.cu-rethink.com for more information or follow the campaign on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ChapmanRethink) or Instagram (@cu_rethink). Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Holi: The Festival of Color– Join UPB and the Fish Interfaith Center for the traditional Hindu festival of color, Holi, on the Aitken Arts Plaza today at 1pm. I suggest you wear something you don’t mind getting dirty, as you’ll likely be covered in colored powder by the end of the event.
- Hamster Balls with UPB – UPB is giving you a chance to roll around in a giant hamster ball on Tuesday at 1pm on the Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall.
- Sound Healing with labyrinth walk– The Fish Interfaith Center invites you to walk a labyrinth in community tonight from 5:15-6:30pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. The walk will be led by Jody Theissen and Rev. Nancy Brink and is complemented by the vibrational powers of sound, opening your mind and heart to greater harmony. Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket.
- John Fowles Creative Writing Series – The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and film. The series continues this week with author Giuseppe Conte tonight at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2017/01/04/john-fowles-creative-writing-series/ for more information.
- Free pre-release screening of Deidra & Laney Rob a Train – In anticipation of the 18th annual Women in Focus Conference: In the Director’s Chair, Dodge College invites you to a pre-release screening of Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, directed by Sydney Freeland, tonight at 7pm in Folino Theater. Sydney Freeland will be a panelist for the upcoming conference being held on Friday, April 7. For more information on the conference or to register, visit www.chapman.edu/womeninfocus.
- Study abroad programs tabling – American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) will be tabling on Tuesday from 10am-2pm in the lobby of Beckman Hall, sharing information on study abroad programs in Italy, Spain, and France.
- 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
o College of Educational Studies: Thursday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209AB
o Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate: Thursday at 6pm in Crean Hall room 124
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- 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 workshop, The Keys to Writing a Great Novel Whatever Its Genre, will be on Tuesday from 4-6:50pm 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.
- Film screening of Carbon Nation and discussion – You’re invited to a film screening of Carbon Nation, a documentary about climate change solutions, followed by a discussion with the Faculty Sustainability Committee on Tuesday from 5-7pm in the Center for American War Letters Archives on the lower level of Leatherby Libraries. Refreshments will be served. Go here for more information.
- Take Back the Night – On Tuesday at 7pm Chapman’s annual Take Back the Night event will be held in the Fish Interfaith Center. Hosted by CARES, this is an all-campus event for speaking out against violence. A reception in the Beckman Hall lobby will follow the event. Please note this event contains potentially upsetting material.
- ASBE intent to change major workshop – If you are interested in pursuing a Business, Economics, or Accounting degree and are awaiting admittance into an Argyros School of Business and Economics program, join ASBE program advisors on Wednesday from 3-4pm in Beckman Hall 401 for a one-hour session to learn detailed information about ASBE major requirements and how to select your fall 2017 classes. There will also be a session after spring break on Tuesday, March 28, from 4-5pm in Beckman Hall 401. Snacks will be provided. Email questions to email@example.com.
- Excel workshop – If you need a review or crash course in Microsoft Excel, the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center continues its series of Excel workshops on Wednesday at 4pm in Beckman Hall 201. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
- Deliberative Dialogue on homelessness – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives for a deliberative dialogue on homelessness on Wednesday at 5pm in Argyros Forum 209B. Come to learn about the hardships faced by the homeless community in Orange County and across the country while discussing various pathways for ending homelessness in our community. Contact KP at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Schmid resume workshop – The Career Development Center will be hosting a special workshop for students in Schmid College majors on Wednesday from 5-6pm in Argyros Forum 209A. This interactive working session allows you to update your resume according to the latest best practices and recruiter expectations in Schmid related fields. CDC encourages you to bring your laptop or a printed copy of your resume to make notes and edits during the workshop. Students will have time to ask questions and there will be an opportunity for brief individual reviews as time allows. RSVP on Chapman Connect.
- Womxn’s Empowerment Zine Workshop – The Cross-Cultural Center and Chapman Feminists will be hosting a Womxn’s Empowerment Zine Workshop on Wednesday from 6-8pm. Stop by to create a zine on your own narrative.
- Distinctive Voices lecture series at UC Irvine – As part of a joint initiative between Schmid College, Student Affairs, and the National Academies of Science (NAS), a limited number of free tickets are being reserved specifically for Chapman students to attend the Distinctive Voices speaker series organized by the NAS. There will be a lecture on Wednesday titled “Microbial Control of Hosts.” Dr. Walter Piper, Professor of Biological Sciences in Schmid College, will be the Chapman faculty host, and a campus shuttle will be available to take students to/from the event at the Beckman Center in Irvine (departure at 6pm, return around 9pm). After the lecture, enjoy debriefing with the faculty host over complimentary desserts at A la Minute in Old Towne Orange. RSVP for a ticket at https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_73xM9UZlcBLQooB; for more information on the Distinctive Voices lectures go to http://www.nasonline.org/programs/distinctive-voices/upcoming-events.html.
- TestMasters LSAT workshop – Chapman’s Pre-Law Society and LSAT test prep company, Testmasters, are offering a free LSAT workshop on Wednesday from 6-7:30pm in Argyros Forum 205. TestMasters will offer each attendee a discount for their courses as well. RSVP at https://chapmanlsatworkshop.splashthat.com/.
- American Medical Student Association meeting – AMSA is having a meeting on Wednesday from 7-8pm in Irvine Lecture Hall with special guest and Chapman alumna, Leslie Lim. Ms. Lim, a representative from the Physician Assistant School of the Marshall B. Ketchum University, will be in attendance and will discuss the PA School, and what MBK University looks for in their applicants.
- Legally Blonde: The Musical – Chapman Student Organizations Production proudly presents Legally Blonde: The Musical on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm in Memorial Hall. The show depicts the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Tickets are $10 for the Chapman community and can be purchased at the door.
- White Identity and Allyship series – Join the Cross-Cultural Center for the continuation of the White Identity and Allyship series on Thursday at 2pm in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304). Each week a different topic will be introduced and a discussion will be led by a staff or faculty ally on campus. The program’s goal is to foster a continued opportunity to understand identities held by members of the Chapman community. The focus of this session will be on understanding how White identity carries privilege and power within the discussion of race and ethnicity.
- A Classy Broad screening and panel – There will be a screening of the documentary A Classy Broad on Thursday at 7pm in Folino Theater. The film features Marcia Nasatir, who pioneered a career as one of the first woman executives on the movie scene. Following the screening, you will have a chance to hear from Marcia as well as filmmaker Anne Goursaud and Chapman professor Harry Ufland, who is also a film producer and agent with William Morris talent agency. RSVP for this event on Chapman Connect.
- Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour: Screening of Rapsodia Satanica – On Thursday at 7pm Dodge College hosts a special event from the Cineteca of Bologna, one of Europe’s most renowned archives for film restoration and preservation and organizer of the festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato. Guy Borlee, Festival Coordinator, will present and discuss the restoration of Rapsodia Satanica (Oxilia, Italy, 1915-17) in the Cloobeck Screening Room in the Digital Media Arts Center. A Q&A session will follow the screening. All are welcome.
- Panthers playing at home this week and during spring break –
o Men’s Tennis v. Hardin-Simmons today at 1pm; vs. Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday at 9am; v. Vassar on Friday at 7pm; and v. Colby on Sunday at 11am (Anaheim Tennis Center)
o Women’s Tennis v. Bowdoin tonight at 5pm; v. Vassar on Friday at 11am; v. Colby on Sunday at 2pm; and v. Principia on March 20 at 11:30am (Anaheim Tennis Center); v. Trinity (Conn.) on Tuesday at 1pm and v. Occidental on March 25 at 1pm (Racquet Club of Irvine)
o Women’s Water Polo v. Virginia Military Institute today at 4pm; v. George Washington on Tuesday at 4pm; v. Macalester on Friday at 5pm; and v. La Verne on March 25 at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
o Baseball v. Ithaca on Wednesday at 2:30pm and v. Linfield on March 25 at 1pm (Hart Park)
o Softball v. Ithaca on Thursday at 3pm and 5pm, v. La Verne on Saturday at noon and 2pm, and v. Williams on March 20 at 1pm and 3pm (El Camino Real Park)
o Women’s Lacrosse v. Illinois Wesleyan on Wednesday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
o Men’s Lacrosse v. Loyola Marymount on March 25 at noon and v. USC on March 26 at noon (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
o Sophomore graphic design students showcase their work in the Guggenheim Gallery today through Friday.
o The annual Interplay Festival: Golden Dreams continues on Thursday at 2:30pm in Crean Recital Hall (Oliphant Hall 103) with Side by Side: Chapman Wind Symphony with Carl St. Clair and Pacific Symphony musicians. Admission is free.
o Husband-and-wife banjo virtuosi Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform in the Musco Center for the Arts on Thursday at 7:30pm. Students receive $10 off ticket prices (any level) with your Chapman ID.
o Dianne Reeves, whose styles range from operatic jazz to gospel, Latin, and reggae, will perform on Friday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Students receive $10 off ticket prices (any level) with your Chapman ID.
o The Pacific Chorale makes its first appearance in the Musco Center for the Arts performing works by Schubert, Poulenc, and Mozart on Saturday at 7:30pm. Students receive $10 off ticket prices (any level) with your Chapman ID.
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Since next week is spring break, there will be no announcements on March 20. Have a great week and a wonderful break! – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs