Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of October 9:
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the recent shooting in Las Vegas: In the wake of modern America’s deadliest mass shooting, officials have stated other attacks were allegedly considered at music festival events in Chicago and Boston. What does this attack mean for the safety of attendees at future festivals? Responses to the question about Russian-linked ads are available on the One University blog at (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/2017/10/03/global-citizens-wall-russian-linked-ads/).
- Academic Advising MAP sessions – Freshmen, remember that Academic Advising is offering My Academic Plan (MAP) sessions with your academic advisor through November 10. In these small group sessions, advisors will review all of the necessary information and tools needed for you to be able to set the foundation for your personal academic plan and prepare for interterm and spring 2018 registration. Topics will include advising information, overall degree requirement specifics, utilizing your program evaluation, familiarizing yourself with important Chapman academic resources, majors and minors, transfer credit, and the four-year planning process. RSVP for a college or major-specific session at chapman.edu/aacrsvp.
- FAFSA now available – The FAFSA application for the 2018-19 academic year is now available at fafsa.ed.gov. An information session will be held next Monday, October 16, at 3pm in Beckman Hall 401 for students seeking help with their application. For additional questions, email email@example.com.
- Science tutoring – If you are seeking assistance in your science courses, go to chapman.edu/tutoring to see the many science tutoring opportunities offered Monday-Thursday from 1-5pm in the Davis Academic Center (DAC). If your course is not included on the tutoring schedules – or meets at a time that conflicts with tutoring – contact the TLT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scholarship opportunities – This is a reminder that there are various scholarship opportunities available if you are seeking additional funds for your education:
- Boren Scholarship – The Boren Scholarship awards grants to students studying languages abroad in less common study abroad locations such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The deadline is December 1. Visit http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html for more information.
- Truman Scholarship – The Harry J. Truman scholarship is awarded to students who have a passion for public service and plan to attend graduate school. Recipients receive $30,000 toward graduate school, leadership training, academic counseling, and internship opportunities with the federal government. Applicants are required to work in public service for 3 of the 7 years following completion of their graduate programs. Visit http://www.truman.gov/ for more information.
- Barry Goldwater Scholarship – If you are a sophomore or a junior planning to pursue a research degree and career in math, natural sciences, or engineering you can apply for a Goldwater Scholarship up to $7500 to apply to tuition and other expenses. Students must be pre-approved by Chapman in order to apply; the campus deadline is January 1, 2018. Visit https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/ for additional details.
For questions on any of these opportunities email email@example.com.
- Study abroad applications – Applications for interterm 2018 travel courses, summer 2018 international internships, and fall 2018 semester abroad are now open. Find more information on deadlines, eligibility, and program details at https://www.chapman.edu/cge.
- Spirit of Chapman Award – Congratulations to our Spirit of Chapman recipients, Nilsha Khurana and Brittney Souza, who were announced at the Homecoming football game on Saturday. The Spirit of Chapman is awarded to two seniors who have shown outstanding character in their actions, involvements, academics, and achievements.
Programs and events for the week of October 9:
- Dia de la Raza – Join the Cross-Cultural Center today from 11am-1pm at the Student Union stage area for a celebration of Latinx heritage. This event will provide historical context of the day commonly known as Columbus Day through lenses of Latinx and indigenous cultures, and will include a performance by Mike Fraga, an indigenous hoop dancer who will discuss the impact of Dia de la Raza.
- Chillel in the Sukkah – Spend some time with Chapman Hillel in the Sukkah outside of the Fish Interfaith Center today from 11am-1pm. Snacks will be provided.
- You also are invited to stop by the Sukkah on Tuesday from 4-5pm to chat with Rabbi Corie.
- Career Questions – Career and Professional Development drop-in hours this week are as follows: today and Thursday from 2-4pm; and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-noon. Visit chapman.edu/career for more information.
- Screening of Korean film Assassination – Join Dodge College for a special screening of Assassination (2016) followed by a conversation with director Choi Dong-hoon today at 4pm in the Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center. Seating is first come, first served.
- Paul’s Piazza Pasta Party – You are invited to join the rest of the Chapman community in the Attallah Piazza today at 5pm to celebrate all things Italian at this annual fall party hosted by Marybelle and S. Paul Musco. The celebration includes pasta, garlic bread, sweets, and Italian music.
- Union Fit session on Saturday – This Saturday’s Union Fit session will be HIIT, not yoga, will be at 11am-noon in the Student Union Ballroom (Argyros Forum 119). All other Union Fit sessions are unchanged.
- Screening of Paris is Burning – In celebration of Pride Month, the Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting a screening of the film, Paris is Burning, on Tuesday at 5pm. This documentary highlights the context of drag culture for people of color in the LGBTQIA+ community through survival, empowerment, and exploration. Refreshments and discussion will follow the screening.
- Be The Change workshop – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives at the Student Union stage area on Tuesday at 7pm for a deeper look into the meaning of citizenship. For more information, email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1001 Arabian Afternoons – The Arabic Club will be in the Attallah Piazza on Wednesday from 11am-1pm where you can learn Arabic calligraphy, listen to music, and sample baklava. All are welcome.
- Chapman’s Walk Against Violence – On Wednesday, all students are invited to come together in the Attallah Piazza for Chapman’s Walk Against Violence and bring attention to the millions of people who are impacted by dating, intimate partner, and domestic violence. This event first started as Walk a Mile in her Shoes, during which men put on high heels and walked to the Old Towne Plaza speaking out about violence against women. Now, whether walking in high heels or other shoes, the focus of the event is to take a stand against this hidden epidemic that affects people from all walks of life. Signups start at 11:30am. Co-sponsored by CARES and the Panhellenic Council.
- Lunch and learn about Chabad – Students interested in learning more about Chabad can stop by the Fish Interfaith Center on Wednesday at 1pm. Lunch will be provided.
- Fall 2017 graduate student workshops – The Wilkinson College graduate student workshop series continues this week with Mobile Phone Photography for Creative Professionals on Wednesday at 4pm in Roosevelt Hall 121. Find more information and a complete list of workshops at https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2017/07/31/2017-fall-graduate-workshops/.
- Graduate programs information sessions – There will be information sessions this week for the following Chapman graduate programs:
- Food Science: Tonight at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209B
- Marriage and Family Therapy: Wednesday at noon in Argyros Forum 209A
For a complete list of information sessions go to http://www.chapman.edu/admission/graduate/visit.aspx?utm_campaign=October_20_16&utm_source=weekly_updates
- Excel workshop – The Tutoring, Learning, and Testing (TLT) Center is offering Excel workshops every Wednesday at 4pm in the Leatherby Libraries basement (LLB17). The presenter will start with the basics and answer all questions students may have.
- UPB presents Nev Schulman: Catfish on Campus – UPB is excited to host their annual fall speaker event featuring Nev Schulman from MTV’s Catfish on Wednesday in Memorial Hall at 7pm. Nev is a passionate supporter of the arts and an active advocate for safe and responsible social media use. This event will examine honesty, acceptance, humility, and the importance of taking chances. Tickets are free for students and are available upon entry to the auditorium.
- Stress-relief study sessions – The School of Communication starts its stress-relief campaign this week to provide students with healthy studying alternatives to prescription drugs such as Adderall and other stimulants. Events include the following:
- Study Sessions: Wednesday from 7-10pm in Beckman Hall 210; next Thursday, October 19, from 6-9pm in Argyros Forum 209B. Refreshments will be provided
- Yoga on the Lawn: Next Tuesday, October 17, at 5pm on Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall
- International Student Association recruiting new members – The International Student Association (ISA) is having its first meeting on Wednesday at 9:30pm in the Cross-Cultural Center. ISA strives to provide social support to students through programs such as movie nights, and dinner outings, as well as informational sessions on topics like how to get a campus job or driver’s license. The club is open to all students, not just international students.
- Fire Prevention Week – Public Safety and Fire and Life Safety will be hosting several events throughout the semester to raise awareness about fire safety and help prepare students and faculty for emergencies on campus. Many events start this week:
- Pancake Breakfast – The first 30 people to RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/ChapmanUniversityFireLifeSafety/ are invited to a pancake breakfast Tuesday at 9am to learn about fire safety, CPR training, and emergency evacuation procedures.
- CPR/AED Adult Pediatric Infant-First Aid Training – Learn how to treat a variety of first aid emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims 12 years of age and older. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate valid for two years; the cost to participate is $50. Sessions will be held on Wednesday from 5:30-9:30pm, Thursday from 5-9pm, and Wednesday, October 25, from 9am-1pm.
- Active Shooter Presentation – Next Friday, October 20, at 2pm, join Public Safety for a presentation on how to respond during active shooter emergencies.
- Fire Extinguisher Training – Learn how to use a fire extinguisher properly through a hands-on lesson with the staff in Fire and Life Safety. Sessions are November 3 and December 1, both at 2pm.
Events will be held at the Fire and Life Safety Office (350 N. Olive St.). For a complete list of events and more information, visit https://web.chapman.edu/PublicSafetyScheduler/.
- Cross-Cultural Center’s Topic of the Week – Topic of the Week is a weekly collaborative discussion about topics such as current events, awareness, and identity. Discussions are held in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304) at 4:30pm on Thursdays. This week’s topic is gun control.
- The Space Traveler’s Guide to the Archaeology of the Solar System – The Space and Society Collective Program will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Alice Gorman on Thursday at 7pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B03). Dr. Gorman is an Australian archaeologist best known for pioneering work in the field of space archaeology and her Space Junk blog. Learn more here.
- Free screening of Beasts of No Nation – Wilkinson College will present a free screening of Beasts of No Nation on Thursday at 7pm in Memorial Hall. The film centers on a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country goes through a horrific war. A faculty panel will follow the screening. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/33882 for more information.
- Free pre-release screening Happy Death Day – Just in time for Halloween, NBCUniversal and Dodge College invite you to a free pre-release screening of Happy Death Day (directed by Christopher Landon) on Thursday at 7pm in Folino Theater. Seating is first come, first served.
- Rethinking Crime and Immigration – On Friday at noon in Beckman Hall 106, the Sociology Department, Latinx and Latin American Studies, and the Sociology Club invite you to a lecture with Dr. Charis E. Kubrin, professor of Criminology, Law, Society, and Sociology at UC Irvine. Dr. Kubrin will discuss some of the myths and stereotypes surrounding the immigration-crime link and also share what we actually know with respect to how immigration and crime are associated. Go here for more information.
- Panhellenic spring recruitment information session – The Panhellenic Council will be hosting an information session on Friday at 4pm in Beckman Hall 404 for students interested in participating in spring 2018 formal recruitment. Registration for recruitment opens today; go to http://www.chapmanpanhellenic.com/formal-recruitment to register.
- Filmmakers and Actors Screening – Join Dodge College for a varied program of short films where you can scout out acting talent from the screen acting and theater programs on Friday at 6pm in the screening room at Chapman Studios West.
- Tri-campus Shabbat – Join Chapman Hillel, along with the Hillel programs from UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton, for Shabbat dinner and services on Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Screening of Manzanar – A free screening of Huell Howser’s Manzanar will be held on Saturday at 3pm in Beckman Hall 104. A student discussion about Japanese American internment and the Westminster v. Mendez court decision will follow.
- Free practice MCAT or GRE exams – The American Medical Association (AMSA) is collaborating with The Princeton Review to host free practice MCAT and GRE exams and score review sessions. The MCAT exam will start at 8am on Saturday in Beckman Hall 101, and the GRE will start at 8:30am in Beckman Hall 102. Sign up at https://www.princetonreview.com/chapmanu.
- Paintball with UPB – Join UPB this Saturday from 8am-2pm for paintballing at Hollywood Sports Park. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://chapman.universitytickets.com. Free transportation will be provided.
- Sunday Catholic mass – The Newman Catholic Fellowship will be hosting mass this Sunday at 4:30pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. Pizza will be provided after mass. All are welcome.
- This is a reminder that the Newman Club also hosts weekly Catholic mass on Wednesdays at noon in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Majors in Minutes – Learn more about the majors and minors offered at Chapman by speaking to students in various academic programs next Tuesday, October 17, from 6-8pm in Beckman Hall 404. Food will be provided. Learn more here.
- Weekend shuttles to fun OC locations – The Residence Life and First Year Experience staff continue to offer late night weekend shuttles to Downtown Disney, Anaheim Garden Walk, and other great locations in Orange County. Here is the shuttle schedule for the month of October:
- The Outlets at Orange – This Friday and Friday, October 27, from 7-11pm
- Downtown Disney and Anaheim Garden Walk – Every Saturday from 7pm-1am
- Anaheim Packing House – Friday, October 20, from 7-11pm
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Soccer v. Claremont-M-S on Wednesday at 4pm and v. Alumni in an exhibition match on Sunday at 5:30pm (Wilson Field)
- Volleyball v. Cal Lutheran on Friday at 7pm (Hutton Sports Center)
- Women’s Soccer v. Whittier on Saturday at 11am (Wilson Field)
- Men’s Water Polo v. Alumni in an exhibition match on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Football v. Redlands on Saturday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County, the exhibit in the Guggenheim Gallery, will be on display through January 5. For further information, go to https://www.chapman.edu/arts/pacific-standard-time.aspx.
Have a great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs