Good morning. It’s that time of the semester when there is a lot going on, so hang in there with your midterms, papers, and projects. The following are my announcements for the week of October 16:
- Interterm and spring 2018 class schedules available – Today you can begin searching for interterm and spring 2018 classes on chapman.edu. You can also view your registration date and time assignment in your Student Center. While in Student Center, I strongly encourage you to check for any holds that would prevent you from registering for classes on time. Each fall semester hundreds of students have holds on their registration because they have not submitted required health center documentation, have overdue conduct sanctions, need to make an appointment with their academic advisor, or have unfinished business with the Business Office. So please double check for holds well in advance so you will have time to clear them before your registration time. For more information go to https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/course-registration/.
- Academic Advising MAP sessions – Freshmen, I encourage you to consider attending one of the My Academic Plan (MAP) sessions with your academic advisor offered 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. RSVP for a college or major-specific session at chapman.edu/aacrsvp.
- Annual climate survey results – In April 2017, Chapman administered a climate survey to all students, asking questions about the perception of campus climate, experiences with sexual violence, sexual violence prevention training, and student relationship dynamics. 1321 students completed the survey. I encourage you to review the full survey results at https://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/title-ix/_files/Climate-Survey-Report.pdf. However, here is a sample of the findings:
- 7% of survey respondents stated that they had an experience of unwanted sexual contact in the 2016-17 academic year
- 3% reported experiencing interpersonal violence during the 2016-17 academic year
- 18% reported experiencing some form of harassment or stalking
- 93% of respondents stated that they felt safe at Chapman and that faculty are genuinely concerned about their welfare
- 75% of students felt that Chapman would take reports of sexual harassment and assault seriously and would take steps to protect the person reporting them
- 83% of survey respondents stated that the training they had received about sexual harassment and sexual assault was useful in increasing their knowledge of sexual violence, prevention strategies, bystander intervention, and how to report an incident
When compared to data from other schools, there were many instances where Chapman responses were more positive, but also others where they were not, and we are committed to work to improve in these areas.
- Tutoring offered in two locations – In addition to the tutoring offered in the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center (TLT) in DeMille Hall 140, tutoring for science courses is also offered in the Davis Academic Center (DAC). Go to chapman.edu/tutoring to see the many courses offered Monday-Thursday from 10am-7pm. If your course is not included on the tutoring schedules – or meets at a time that conflicts with tutoring – contact the TLT at email@example.com.
- Road construction on Glassell St. – The City of Orange will be conducting road work on Glassell St. between Walnut Ave. and Sycamore St. (that’s the section next to the Musco Center) starting at 7am on Tuesday and continuing through the early afternoon. There will be lane closures and traffic control, but no full street closures; that said, I recommend using an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on congressional term limits: California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced plans last week to seek a sixth term. Is it time for Senator Feinstein to pass the torch to new leadership in California and Washington or should congressional term limits remain unlimited? Responses to the question about tax reform are available on the One University blog at (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/2017/10/12/global-citizens-wall-tax-reform/).
- Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grants accepting applications – The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity invites undergraduates to submit proposals for an Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research and Creative Grant award. These awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-mentored scholarly or creative projects conducted by students. Grants typically do not exceed $1,000, but all reasonable proposals will be considered. The deadline is 4pm on November 10. Visit chapman.edu/ourca to apply and for more information. Questions about the grant program should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Interterm service-learning travel course to New Orleans – Since 2008, Chapman’s LEAD 485/EDUC 585: Leadership in the Eye of the Storm interterm service-learning travel course has engaged students in New Orleans’ rebuilding efforts and in examining one of the worst natural and human disasters in United States history. The deadline to register for the travel course is October 25. For more information about LEAD 485/EDUC 585 and to register, go here or email Dr. Justin Koppelman (email@example.com).
- Disney Art at the Hilbert Museum – Stop by the Hilbert Museum of California Art (located across from the Orange train station and just south of the Digital Media Arts building and the Partridge Dance Center) to see The Magic of Disney Art: Featuring Pinocchio, which features fine art from Disney animators and designers along with their animation cels and concept art. As always, admission to the Hilbert Museum is free.
- Become a Student Art Ambassador – Student Art Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the Chapman Art Collections and the student body, hosting tours and workshops, attending collection events, and promoting the arts at Chapman. The program is currently accepting applicants from all academic majors who are passionate about researching and sharing art. Applications are due October 31 at 11:59pm, and can be found under the “forms” tab here.
- Chapman Oxfam club seeking artists for humanitarian showcase – The Chapman Oxfam club is a student organization that works with the international humanitarian NGO, Oxfam, to combat poverty, hunger, and social injustice. The club is currently searching for artists who would like to participate in their Right the Wrong Art Night on November 10. Visual artists, writers, performers, photographers, and dancers are encouraged to create pieces involving a social justice issue, poverty, or hunger. To get involved, email 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:
- 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 which can be applied to tuition and other expenses. The campus deadline is January 1, 2018, and students must be pre-approved by Chapman in order to apply. Visit https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/ for additional details.
- Humanity in Action Fellowship – The Humanity in Action Fellowship is an interdisciplinary program held in countries across the world that features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists. Students with at least sophomore standing who are passionate about responsible citizenship, diversity, and human rights are encouraged to apply. Visit http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship for additional details.
For questions on any of these opportunities email email@example.com.
Programs and events for the week of October 16:
- Respect and the Efficacy of Blame – Today at 10:30am in Argyros Forum 209A, the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy presents Dr. George Tsai, who will be discussing his article about how respect enables blame to be an effective agent of change in individuals. Learn more here.
- Financial Aid information session – The Office of Financial Aid will be hosting an information session today at 3pm in Beckman Hall 401 for students seeking assistance with the 2018-19 FAFSA application, which is available at fafsa.ed.gov. For additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- My Journey from Rwanda to Humanitarianism Today – Tonight at 7pm in Memorial Hall, Wilkinson College will be hosting Lieutenant-General, the Honorable Roméo Dallaire. General Dallaire will speak about his experience commanding the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to the 1994 genocide, as well as his current efforts to end the practice of using child soldiers in war. A book signing will follow. Go here for more information.
- Tunnel of Oppression – The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience invites you to experience the Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive event designed to introduce you to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge you to think more deeply about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with each other and put their newfound knowledge to use in their everyday lives. The Tunnel of Oppression will take place in the Henley Hall basement in the John Biggs Conference Room Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-4pm; the program takes 30-45 minutes. Contact Nathan Worden at email@example.com for more information.
- Stress-relief study sessions – The School of Communication continues its stress-relief campaign this week to provide students with healthy studying alternatives to misusing prescription drugs such as Adderall and other stimulants. Events include the following:
- Yoga on the Lawn: Tuesday at 5pm on Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall
- Study Session: Thursday from 6-9pm in Argyros Forum 209B; refreshments will be provided
- Graduate programs information sessions – There will be information sessions this week for the following Chapman graduate programs:
- 4+1 MS in Accounting: Tuesday at noon in Beckman Hall 404
- Doctor of Pharmacy: Webinar on Tuesday at 6pm
- Pharmaceutical Sciences: Webinar on Tuesday at 6pm
- MBA: Tuesday at 6:30pm in Beckman Hall 401
- 4+1 MBA: Wednesday at noon in Beckman Hall 401
- Dodge College: Webinar on Wednesday at 4pm
- Doctor of Physical Therapy: Tours on Friday at 4pm and 5pm; Saturday at 9am and 10am (Rinker Health Sciences Campus)
- Athletic Training: Webinar on Thursday at 5pm
To RSVP or 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.
- Free flu shots – Health Center staff will be in the Student Union on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-6pm to provide a free flu vaccination. Please wear attire that allows easy access to the upper arm. Vaccinations will be given while supplies last.
- The Student Health Center will also be providing free flu shots on the Rinker Health Sciences Campus (9401 building) next Monday, October 23, from 2-4pm.
- Majors in Minutes – Learn more about the majors and minors offered at Chapman by speaking to students in various academic programs on Tuesday from 6-8pm in Beckman Hall 404. Food will be provided. Learn more here.
- Acceptance Over Awareness – On Tuesday at 6:30pm the Cross-Cultural Center staff will facilitate a discussion on the importance of resources and accessibility for students of all identities and how the different identities in the campus community affect access to resources and accommodations.
- Pin-Ups, Playboy, and Manly Adventure – On Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, a faculty panel will discuss how gender and sexuality intertwine with war and society. Topics involve African American pin-up girls during World War II, Playboy magazine during the Vietnam War, and men’s adventure magazines during the Cold War. Find more information at https://events.chapman.edu/38834.
- Clothesline Project this week – The Clothesline Project is an exhibit of hundreds of shirts made by Chapman students who are survivors of sexual violence, or friends, family members, and advocates of other survivors. The Project serves as a visual depiction of sexual violence and provides an opportunity for students to speak out against this violence. The project will be displayed around campus on Wednesday from 9am-3:30pm. All are invited to view the Chapman Clothesline Project or make a shirt to add to the Project. Sponsored by CARES.
- Fall 2017 graduate student workshops – The Wilkinson College graduate student workshop series continues this week with Path to Publication: Query Letters, Agents, Rejection, and Success 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/.
- Excel workshop – The Tutoring, Learning, and Testing (TLT) Center continues its 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.
- Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School book launch – This Wednesday at 6pm in the Hilbert Museum of California Art, Chapman professor Bob Slayton will speak about his new book Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School. Refreshments will be served. Go here for more information.
- An evening with Peter Shukoff– The New Era of Television course welcomes special guest comedian, musician, and Internet personality Peter Shukoff (also known as Nice Peter) on Wednesday at 7pm in Folino Theater. Mr. Shukoff is the creator of the YouTube webseries Epic Rap Battles of History. Seating is first come, first served.
- Pixar director to provide live storyboard drawing demo – There will be a live storyboard drawing demo with special guest Pixar director Mark Andrews(Brave) on Wednesday at 7pm in the Cloobeck Screening Room at the Digital Media Arts Center.
- American Medical Student Association (AMSA) special guest – Join AMSA this Wednesday at 7pm in Hashinger Science Center 131 to hear Chapman alumnus Adam Kalawi, who is currently a fourth year medical student at UC Irvine, speak about his time in medical school and applying to residency.
- Great California Shakeout – Chapman once again is participating in the statewide earthquake drill, the Great California Shakeout. On Thursday at approximately 10:19am the Chapman community will be notified via campus email and Panther Alert to drop, cover, and hold on for approximately 60 seconds. This will be voluntary for the majority of the campus as we do not want to disrupt preplanned business or classroom instruction. I encouraged you to take a minute to read The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety. Public Safety will also be conducting a test of the Panther Alert system by utilizing it to announce the drill; if you have not done so already, please register for the Panther Alert system to ensure you receive pertinent information and instructions in the event of an incident affecting the community.
- Community Forum – On Thursday at 3pm I am hosting another Community Forum in the Cross-Cultural Center. The Community Forums are open to all students and will include discussions on a broad range of campus climate issues; we welcome all interested students to attend and share any thoughts or concerns you have, as well as listen and provide feedback to others. I am also hoping to use this week’s forum to discuss recent guidance changes related to Title IX as well as data from our recent campus climate survey. Desserts and beverages will be provided.
- Cross-Cultural Center’s Topic of the Week – At 4:30pm, following the Community Forum, the Cross-Cultural Center hosts this week’s Topic of the Week, a collaborative discussion about topics such as current events, awareness, and identity. This week’s topic is Net Neutrality, covering the influences and impacts a partisan internet would have on its users. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Stop the Hate event – Stop the Hate is a nationally renowned anti-bias and anti-hate curriculum. On Thursday from 4-5pm, there will be a Stop the Hate introduction in the Cross-Cultural Center Hope Room (Argyros Forum 304). This interactive hour will focus on bias incidents and hate crimes on college campuses and ways that we can prevent and address them here at Chapman.
- UPB and Fish Interfaith Center present Diwali – On Thursday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, you’re invited to celebrate Diwali with music, dance performances, and Indian food. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year and involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji.
- Dodge College hosts annual Animation Show of Shows – On Thursday at 7pm Dodge College is once again hosting their annual Animation Show of Shows in Folino Theater. Show of Shows is a collection of the most innovative and exciting short animated films.
- Active shooter emergency presentation – As part of their Fire Prevention Week, Public Safety and Fire and Life Safety will be presenting on how to respond during an active shooter emergency. The presentation will be held at the Fire and Life Safety Office (350 N. Olive St.) on Friday at 2pm. For more information, including a complete list of this semester’s events, visit https://web.chapman.edu/PublicSafetyScheduler/.
- Performances of Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Players’ Society presents their annual performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in Irvine Lecture Hall; doors open at 7pm. The show continues next Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28. Tickets are $5.
- Blaze Pizza and Board Games – UPB presents another night of pizza and board games at Blaze Pizza in The Circle on Friday from 9:30pm-1am. All students with a valid Chapman ID card will receive 50% off their order.
- Orange High School Farm Community Improvement Day – Join other volunteers from the community this Saturday from 8am-2pm to improve the Orange High School Farm (at the intersection of East Walnut Ave. and Harwood St). Projects include installing fencing, preparing pens for the addition of new animals, cleaning out the garden beds, and general cleaning and organization. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, and any of their own garden tools. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact email@example.com with additional questions; more information can be found at http://www.respectorange.org/.
- Mendez Museum Without Walls – Be among the first to experience the Mendez Museum Without Walls, a tour of Old Towne Orange that revisits the sites and stories of Latinx segregation, on Saturday from 10am-noon. The tour will highlight the Mendez v. Westminster case, which paved the way for the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Limited space is available; if you are interested in attending this tour, register at chapman.edu/civic. Email Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 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 this week:
- Anaheim Packing House – Friday from 7-11pm
- Downtown Disney and Anaheim Garden Walk – Saturday from 7pm-1am
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Volleyball v. Caltech on Tuesday at 7pm and v. La Verne on Saturday at 4pm (Hutton Sports Center)
- Men’s Water Polo v. Claremont-M-S on Tuesday at 7pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Soccer v. Claremont-M-S on Wednesday at 4pm (Wilson Field)
- Men’s Soccer v. La Verne on Saturday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The Department of Theatre presents Cabaret, a musical set in the shadows of Germany’s post-World War I depression, following the transition from an underground avant-garde culture to the rise of the Nazi Party. Performances will be at 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday, with an additional 2pm performance on Saturday; all performances will be in the Musco Center for the Arts. Student tickets are $10.
- Chapman Opera presents A Weekend in the Country, which follows the romantic liaisons of couples as they navigate the complexities of the human condition. Performances will be held at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, with an additional 3pm performance on Sunday; all performances will be held in Salmon Recital Hall. Student tickets are $5.
- A string ensemble from the Pacific Symphony will perform an evening of relaxing chamber music on Sunday at 4pm in the Hilbert Museum of California Art. As part of the Interplay Festival of arts and ideas, this performance is presented by Chapman University and Pacific Symphony in association with Chapman’s College of Performing Arts and the Hilbert Museum. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Refreshments will be provided.
Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com.
Have a great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs