Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of October 23:
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the representation of identity in toys: Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA, including Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Nancy Grace Roman, and Margaret Hamilton. What other historic women and persons of color would you like to see commemorated in a Lego set and why? Responses to the question about music festival safety are available on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/2017/10/17/global-citizens-wall-music-festival-safety/).
- 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 directed to email@example.com.
- Interterm 2018 travel course deadline – Wednesday at 4pm is the deadline to submit the enrollment and financial obligation form, trip cancellation signature form, and a non-refundable deposit receipt to the Center for Global Education for an interterm 2018 travel course. Available travel courses can be viewed at http://www.chapman.edu/international-studies/center-for-global-education/travel-courses/interterm-travel-courses/index.aspx.
- Student Research Day – The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity invites you to the annual campus-wide Student Research Day on Wednesday, December 6. This event features a venue for student posters and highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly and creative activity conducted by undergraduate and graduate students at Chapman. To participate, submit your abstract by Sunday, November 12. All students presenting – along with their faculty mentors – are invited to attend a lunch featuring keynote speaker Carolyn Forché, award winning poet of Witness, human rights advocate, and Chapman University Presidential Fellow. Go to chapman.edu/ourca and apply under “events and programming.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions, comments, or questions.
- Submit to Chapman’s photography magazine LAB 140 – Chapman U Photo Club’s photography magazine, LAB 140, is accepting submissions through November 1. Submit your work at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-ijHvukbRdYEaVBlqBeQggcsiHKm1Fy17sb7td2CSYscRPw/viewform.
- Share stories of active bystander interventions – CARES invites all members of the community to submit bystander intervention stories recognizing those active bystanders who have made an impact in your life or on our Chapman community. The stories will be shared on November 6, during an appearance by Dr. David Batstone, winner of the annual Peace Award from the United Nations Women for Peace Association. Submit your stories to email@example.com. To learn more about being an active bystander, go here.
- Scholarship opportunities – This is a reminder that there are various scholarship opportunities available if you are seeking additional funds for your education:
- 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.
- James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program – Run by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, selected Junior Fellows are paired with academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists from around the world, and will work together on research projects addressing a variety of international affairs issues. James C. Gaither Junior Fellows spend one year, beginning August 1, 2018, at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC; positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package. Applicants must be graduating in the fall and nominated by Chapman; the Chapman deadline is December 8. For further information, go to http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows.
For questions on any of these opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs and events for the week of October 23:
- Free flu shots at Rinker Campus – The Student Health Center will be providing free flu shots on the Rinker Health Sciences Campus (9401 building) today from 2-4pm. Please wear attire that allows easy access to the upper arm. Vaccinations will be given while supplies last.
- Chapman Hillel study breaks – Chapman Hillel is hosting several events this week to help reduce stress during midterms:
- Chillel with Hillel – Study break with snacks in the Student Union today from 11am-1pm
- Yoga with Hillel – Yoga session at 5:30pm on Tuesday in the Wilkinson Founders Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center
- Fro yo study break – Free frozen yogurt and the opportunity to de-stress with friends on Wednesday from 8-10pm at Yogurtland in The Village (2318 N Tustin St.)
- Spiritual Symposium – Stop by the Fish Interfaith Center today from 11am-5pm for Brain Science and Gratitude, Mindfulness, and Spiritual Practices: Implications for the University, with presentations exploring how the neuroscience of mindfulness intertwines with academia. For a list of presenters and more information, visit https://events.chapman.edu/37344.
- Alfred Prufrock: 100 Years Later – Join Wilkinson College and Leatherby Libraries today at 5pm in the Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries lower level, for a poetry lecture by Chapman Presidential Fellow, Dr. Marjorie Perloff. Dr. Perloff will present on T.S. Eliot’s revolutionary poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Refreshments will be provided. Full disclosure: this is my all-time favorite poem so I plan to be there! (“Let us go then, you and I….”)
- Language Tables at Randall Dining Commons – Join faculty members from the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the Randall Dining Commons this week for another opportunity to share a meal and practice your language skills. Tuesday’s lunch from noon-1pm will include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Greek, and Spanish; Wednesday’s dinner from 5-6pm will include Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Greek, and Spanish. The first 15 students at each session without a meal plan will have their meal paid for by Residence Life and First Year Experience.
- 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. (This screening was postponed from a previous date.)
- Pizza Press fundraiser – Delta Kappa, the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program Honor Society, invites you to Pizza Press in The Circle on Tuesday from 2-5pm. 15% of the proceeds will go to scholarships and funding for graduate student research, but you must present the flyer found here. Additionally, Delta Kappa representatives will be on campus and in The Circle handing out flyers before and during the event.
- Fall 2017 graduate student workshops – The Wilkinson College graduate student workshop series continues this week with Conference Presentations on Tuesday 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/.
- Ice cream with Dean Lyon – Women in Science and Technology (WIST) and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) invite you to Argyros Forum 209C on Tuesday at 7pm to enjoy ice cream while speaking to Dr. Andrew Lyon, Dean of Schmid College of Science and Technology.
- 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 Tuesday 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. All are welcome. Tickets are free and are available upon entry to the auditorium; doors open at 6:30pm. (This program also was postponed from a previous date.)
- Attallah College Educational Roundtable – You can be a part of newly formed innovative learning environments at the Attallah College of Educational Studies Educational Roundtable on Wednesday from 3:30-6:30pm in Argyros Forum 209. This event will feature a panel and roundtable discussion during which a collaboration between district and charter schools in Orange County will be announced. A reception will follow. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/36491 for more information.
- Deliberative Dialogue on Drug Policy – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives for a Deliberative Dialogue on drug policy in America on Wednesday at 6pm at the Student Union stage area. Come with an open mind and willingness to hear and explore multiple perspectives and solutions. Email KP at email@example.com for more information.
- Fowler School of Law application workshop – The Pre-Law Society is hosting a free application workshop on Wednesday at 6pm in Kennedy Hall room 225. Admission staff will cover topics including personal statements, letters of recommendation, what law schools are looking for in applicants, and general information about the application process. Please RSVP here.
- American Medical Student Association special guest – On Wednesday at 7pm in Hashinger Science Center 131 AMSA invites you to a presentation by guest speakers Hannah Silva and Elisa Escobar, who are currently pursuing Masters in Occupational Therapy at Stanbridge University.
- iHeart Media Inc. employer information session – iHeart Media is the world’s leading global media and entertainment company, specializing in digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and on-demand entertainment. Their intern manager, Angel Nagar, will be speaking Thursday at 4pm in Argyros Forum 209A about what it takes to land an internship and succeed at an American mass media company. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/91288/share_preview.
- Treats in the Streets Festival – The Old Towne Plaza will be hosting an Autumn Festival on Thursday from 4-7pm. Activities will include games, trick-or-treating, a costume parade, and entertainment for all ages. Local non-profit organizations will have food and treats available for purchase, and the Student Government Association will be tabling during the event.
- Cross-Cultural Center’s Topic of the Week – At 4:30pm the Cross-Cultural Center hosts their Topic of the Week, a collaborative discussion on current events related to awareness and identity. This week’s topic is cultural appropriation. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Be The Change: Building Coalitions Workshop – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives at the Student Union stage area on Thursday at 7pm for a workshop on coalition building. Coalition building is vital to implementing change in our democracy, and how coalitions are formed plays a significant role in determining to what extent they affect our local, national, and global communities. Email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
- Microsoft General Manager of Business Development visits Chapman – On Thursday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 104, Delta Sigma Pi hosts a presentation and Q&A by Martin Sacchi, the General Manager of Business Development at Microsoft. Martin will discuss his professional journey, along with what qualities are necessary to succeed in business. Snacks will be provided.
- Kappa Kappa Gamma presents Fleurish – Kappa Kappa Gamma’s fall philanthropy event, Fleurish, is on Thursday at 7pm in Memorial Hall. Featured speaker Houston Kraft will share his philosophy behind the One Love Movement, and how to persist on a path of compassion in the face of frustration, disappointment, or injustice. Tickets are free for students, but please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fleurish-tickets-37476838232.
- Graduate programs information sessions – The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will host campus tours on Friday at 4pm and 5pm and Saturday at 9am and 10am at the Rinker Health Sciences Campus. To RSVP or see 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.
- Abilities Open Mic Event – As part of Disabilities Awareness month, the Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting an open mic event on Friday at 3pm for individuals to share a part of their identity and raise awareness of both physical and hidden disabilities through various forms of expression. There will be active dialogue and discussion with participants and speakers. Refreshments will be served.
- Performances of Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Players’ Society continues their annual performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in Irvine Lecture Hall; doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $5.
- Shabbat dinner and services – Chapman Hillel and members of AEPi will host a Shabbat dinner and prayer service this Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Trick-or-Treat scavenger hunt – UPB presents a trick-or-treat style scavenger hunt this Friday at 9pm. Students will meet at the residence hall volleyball courts and receive clues that lead to candy and small prizes. Everyone who finishes the scavenger hunt will be rewarded with a free dessert at Haute Sweets in The Circle (while supplies last).
- Weekend shuttles to fun OC locations – Here is this weekend’s shuttle schedule sponsored by the Residence Life and First Year Experience staff:
- The Outlets at Orange – Friday from 7-11pm
- Downtown Disney and Anaheim Garden Walk – Saturday from 7pm-1am
- Roots Native Habitat Restoration – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Saturday from 8:30am-1:30pm in hands-on habitat restoration work in the Upper Newport Bay, one of the few remaining wetlands in California. Working alongside community members and coordinated through the California Coastal Commission, volunteers will assist with invasive plant removal, watering native plants, seed collection, propagation, and planting. RSVP at chapman.edu/civic. Email Brandon at email@example.com for more information.
- World Series Game 4 and nachos – Join UPB on Saturday at 5pm in the Student Union Great Room to watch Game 4 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. A nacho bar and classic baseball snacks will be provided.
- Death is Inevitable, Dying Well is Optional: A Conversation on Living and Dying Well – On Saturday at 6:30pm in Memorial Hall, the Department of Sociology and the Honors Program will host TED Talk presenters BJ Miller and Tembi Locke, who will discuss living and dying well. Visit https://events.chapman.edu/37958 for more information.
- Knott’s Scary Farm tickets – UPB hosts a trip to Knott’s Scary Farm, the largest Halloween experience in Southern California, on Saturday night. Tickets are $25; transportation is provided. Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Volleyball v. Caltech on Wednesday at 7pm and v. Occidental on Saturday at 3pm (Hutton Sports Center)
- Men’s Water Polo v. Redlands on Wednesday at 7pm and v. Orange Coast College in an exhibition match on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Soccer v. La Verne on Saturday at 11am (Wilson Field)
- Football v. Cal Lutheran on Saturday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The New Horizons Concert Series presents People Inside Electronics (PIE), a performance showcasing the intersection of music and technology, on Thursday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. This performance will feature Ian Dicke’s Cowboy Rounds, a song cycle for piano and vocalist with live electronic processing. Free to the Chapman community.
- Chapman University Singers will perform a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions on Sunday at 4pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Student tickets are $5.
- Riders in the Sky Salute Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys is a concert of quintessential American western music featuring the Quebe Sisters, an all-female western group. The performance will be on Sunday at 4pm. Tickets start at $35.
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