Good morning. This week is Halloween – one of my favorite times of the year. I know it’s a stressful time with midterms and other demands, but I hope you find an opportunity to take some time to enjoy the festivities. The following are my announcements for the week of October 30:
- Friday is deadline to drop classes – Please remember that Friday is the last day to withdraw from courses, change a course grading option (P/NP or letter grades), or change the number of credits (in courses with variable credits).
- Chapman Celebrates Friday and Saturday – Best of luck to all students performing this weekend in Chapman Celebrates. This show features a cast of more than 100 Panthers from our College of Performing Arts singing and dancing in the Musco Center for the Arts. Chapman Celebrates is a Chapman and Orange County tradition and one of Southern California’s most highly anticipated events; it also is one of the county’s largest fundraising events, raising millions for the Chapman Scholarship Fund.
- Student rush tickets for Chapman Celebrates Opening Night on Friday will be on sale for $10 at the door starting at 6:30pm.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the opioid crisis in the United States: On Thursday, President Trump declared a public health emergency, rather than a national emergency, to combat the opioid crisis. Given the advantages and concerns related to each option, which do you think is the best declaration to make? 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/).
- Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday – Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am Sunday, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.
- James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program – Run by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, James C. Gaither 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. 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 application deadline is December 8. For further information, go to http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows or email email@example.com.
- TurboVote – Last year, 57% of Chapman students voted in the Presidential election, a 10% increase from the 2012 election. If you are not registered to vote, or need to re-register to vote in California or by absentee ballot, TurboVote can help. Register to vote at https://chapman.turbovote.org/ or email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Next Step Social Justice Retreat – Sunday is the deadline for applications for the 2018 Next Step Social Justice Retreat. Next Step gives students a forum to further develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become better change agents in their communities around social justice issues. Visit chapman.edu/civic or email Justin Koppelman (email@example.com) for more information.
- Participate in the International Flag Procession – If you are in one of Chapman’s cultural clubs, an international student, have been abroad, or are simply interested in other countries, the Center for Global Education encourages you to participate in a flag procession during GlobalFest on Thursday, November 9. To express your interest, email Tomoko Taguchi at firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday and include your full name and which country flag you would like to represent.
- New spring History course to examine Chapman busts – Over the past few years, our campus busts have at times been a catalyst for protests and other political commentary. Elsewhere, there has been much debate regarding the presence of statues commemorating figures associated with the Confederacy. I believe these situations create excellent opportunities to deliberate on complex issues. That is why I am very excited to announce that this spring the History department is offering a new course entitled, HIST329: Controversial Campus Statues and Civil Discourse (Thursdays 4-6:50pm). This course will examine the history of controversies surrounding statues on college campuses around the world and develop a broader perspective on contemporary debates. Part of the class will include students creating a public history project examining Chapman’s own campus statues.
- Holiday airport shuttle service – During Thanksgiving break the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience is providing a free shuttle service to John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) for residential students. Beginning today, residents can sign up for airportshuttles online at https://web.chapman.edu/Shuttle/. For more information, call the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 or visit http://www.chapman.edu/students/services/housing-and-residence/index.aspx.
- Become a Student Art Ambassador – This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for a Student Art Ambassador position is Tuesday at 11:59pm. 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. Applications can be found here under the “forms” tab.
- Abstract Submissions for CU Student Research Day – This is a reminder that submissions for Chapman University Student Research Day are due next Sunday, November 12, at 11:59pm. Student Research Day will be held on Wednesday, December 6, and highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly and creative activity conducted by Chapman undergraduate and graduate students. It features a venue for student posters and a lunch for presenters with a keynote address. To apply go to “Events and Programing” at chapman.edu/ourca.
- Last chance for submissions to Chapman’s photography magazine LAB 140 – Chapman U Photo Club’s photography magazine, LAB 140, is accepting submissions through Wednesday. Submit your work at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-ijHvukbRdYEaVBlqBeQggcsiHKm1Fy17sb7td2CSYscRPw/viewform.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Note taking – I am trying out a new feature in our weekly announcements: my thought of the week. The bulk of my announcements tend to focus on events, opportunities, and deadlines; however, I also think they can serve as a venue for sharing food for thought on a variety of issues relevant to college students (and sometimes other humans). For my first thought of the week, I want to share an article I read recently on note taking. Do you take notes in class by hand or type them on your laptop? A study on student note taking published last year in Psychological Science concluded that students who wrote notes by hand consistently out-performed those who typed notes on a computer when tested with conceptual questions. Researchers hypothesize that writing by hand may encourage students to actively learn and summarize the information rather than copy lectures verbatim. Of course, each student is different, but I thought it was worth considering. You can read the full study at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614524581.
Programs and events for the week of October 30:
- Free speech in the era of President Trump – On Tuesday, November 7, Wilkinson College Prof. Lori Cox Han will give a presentation entitled The Challenge of Free Speech in the Trump Era at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209. The presentation will include reactions by representatives from several of Chapman’s political student organizations, and will conclude with a Q&A with the audience. This program is part of Chapman’s efforts to encourage an academic approach to considering and discussing controversial issues.
- Union Fit sessions – The Student Union is continuing to offer a variety of group fitness sessions that are free to all students with a valid Chapman ID. Here is the schedule of classes this week:
- Mondays: Yoga at 7pm; Zumba at 8:30pm;
- Tuesday: Zumba at 5:30pm; Kickboxing at 7pm
- Saturday: Yoga at 11am
All weekday sessions will be held in Argyros Forum 119B, except for the Saturday yoga session which will be on the Argyros Forum 3rd floor patio. Student participants can register online at http://web.chapman.edu/fitnesscenter for the 2017-18 academic year.
- Additional walk-in hours for the Academic Advising Center – Beginning today through November 16, the Academic Advising Center will have additional walk-in hours on both Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-12pm as well as 1-4:30pm. If you have quick non-major advising questions related to your upcoming registration, your fastest option for assistance will be to come in during walk-in hours. The Academic Advising Center is located in Beckman Hall 406. For more information, visit chapman.edu/advising.
- Delta Delta Delta’s Tri Love Week – This week, Delta Delta Delta will host several events as part of their Tri Love week, an annual event that promotes mental health and positive body image. Here is an overview of this week’s events:
- Today – Members will hand out positive post-its and inspirational quotes in the Attallah Piazza
- Tuesday – Members will hand out flowers and inspirational quotes in Beckman Hall
- Wednesday – Members will have a trash can in Beckman Hall for anyone to throw out any negative thoughts and feelings, as well as a board celebrating positivity
- Thursday – Members will have a photo booth in the Attallah Piazza with frames and accessories
- Friday – Members will have a bake sale in Beckman Hall for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Gluten free and vegan options will be available
- Career Questions – Career and Professional Development drop-in hours this week are today and Thursday from 2-4pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-noon. Visit chapman.edu/career for more information.
- Graduate programs information sessions – These graduate programs will host information sessions this week:
- 4+1 Master of Science in Food Science at 5:30pm today in Argyros Forum 209A
- Dodge College of Film and Media Arts webinar on Wednesday at 4pm
- Athletic Training on Wednesday at 6pm in Argyros Forum 209A
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.
- WordTheatre with Gregg Henry and James Allen McCune – WordTheatre’s fall series brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. Theatre student Victoria Bohush will join actors Gregg Henry and James Allen McCune tonight at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center to bring to life acclaimed short stories by author T.C. Boyle. For more information, go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2017/10/16/wordtheatre-at-chapman-university-3/.
- Circle K International meeting – Circle K International is the world’s largest collegiate service organization, focusing on developing young leaders who are positively engaged with their local communities. CKI meets tonight at 7pm in Beckman Hall 202. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Catch me on Wake up with Student Government Association – This Tuesday at 9am I will be the guest on Wake Up with Student Government Association, SGA’s bi-weekly radio show to keep students informed about campus events and policies. You can listen live at chapmanradio.com. (I am both amused and jealous that a show airing at 9am is called Wake Up….)
- School of Communication sponsoring trip to see new comedy Lost and Found – On Friday, November 10, at 7:30pm the School of Communication is sponsoring a trip to the Chance Theater in Anaheim for 20 students to attend a performance of Lost and Found, a new comedy written and produced by Chapman senior Alyssa Ahle. The cast also includes several other Chapman students. Follow this link to reserve your seat (and your shuttle seat if needed): Click here to reserve your seats. Be sure to reserve your seat by tomorrow (Tuesday); you will receive a confirmation during the week of the event. You can take the shuttle or use your own transportation to get to the Chance Theater (5522 E La Palma Ave in Anaheim).
- Election Day 2017 Preview – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from 10am-3pm to learn about the elections occurring Election Day next week (November 7). Email KP at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Free screening of Raw – Dodge College of Film and Media Arts presents a screening of Raw on Tuesday at 7pm in Folino Theatre. This French film follows the story of a vegetarian veterinary student who gets the taste for human flesh. The screening is hosted by Dodge College Prof. Peter Debruge, who also serves as Chief Film Critic at Variety.
- Political Science advising – All political science majors are invited to Argyros Forum 209A at 11am this Wednesday to meet with their advisors and ask questions about course registration.
- 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. Co-sponsored by CARES and the Panhellenic Council, 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. (This program was postponed from a previous date.)
- All Saints’ Day – The Chapman Newman Catholic Fellowship will be hosting All Saints’ Day Mass on Wednesday at noon in the Fish Interfaith Center. All Saints’ Day is one of the Catholic Church’s holy days, dedicated to the saints of the Church who have attained Heaven, especially those who do not have their own feast days. Pizza will be served after mass.
- The Human Face of Crisis – The Peace Studies Program invites you to Argyros Forum 209B on Wednesday at 4pm to hear Dr. Lina Kreidle speak about the prevalence and impact of PTSD on social and political behavior. For event details go to https://events.chapman.edu/42009.
- Free screenings of Forrest Gump – UPB hosts two screenings of Forrest Gump this Wednesday in the Student Union. The first screening will be at 6:30pm, followed by a second at 9pm. Brownies and refreshments will be provided.
- Dodge College hosts TV director/producer Pamela Fryman – Pamela Fryman, director and producer of Fraiser, Just Shoot Me, and How I Met Your Mother, will be speaking in the Folino Theatre on Wednesday at 7pm.
- An evening of Italian conversation – La Serata, an evening of Italian conversation, will be on Wednesday at 7pm on the Argyros Forum 3rd floor patio. You’re invited to stop by to improve your language skills and learn about the Italian culture.
- American Medical Student Association special guest – On Wednesday at 7pm in Hashinger Science Center 131, AMSA invites you to a presentation by a Princeton Test Prep representative, who will be speaking about the structure of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Student Government open forum – The Student Government Association and Academic Affairs Committee invite you to an open forum this Wednesday in Argyros Forum 303 at 8pm. Students can voice concerns and ask questions about student life on campus. Some topics discussed may include transportation, housing, health, wellness, academic facilities, and academic policy.
- Beeline Bikes mobile shop – Beeline Bikes will be on campus this Thursday at 9am with a mobile bicycle repair shop, during which students can receive a 50% discount on services. Visit http://beelinebikes.com/corporate/appointments/signup/ysZ0H5UhIXLb6efeFF91VQ to sign up.
- Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month – Join the Cross-Cultural Center in the Attallah Piazza on Thursday at 11:45am to kick off Chapman’s first ever Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month with food and performances.
- Cross-Cultural Center’s Topic of the Week – At 4:30pm on Thursday 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 immigration. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Noche de Altares – In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, student organizations are collaborating with MEChA in the Attallah Piazza at 6pm on Thursday to create altars commemorating the lives of loved community members. The program will include food, spoken word, live music, dancers, and activities.
- Peace Studies academic advising – On Thursday there will be an academic advising session for Peace Studies majors from 6-8pm in the Roosevelt Hall second floor conference room. This is an opportunity to learn about different classes and hear inside information on what to take and when; upperclass students and faculty will be on hand to help answer any questions.
- Pre-release screening of Coco – Dodge College of Film and Media Arts will host a pre-release screening of the new Disney-Pixar film Coco, followed by a Q&A session with director Lee Unkrich, on Thursday at 7pm in Folino Theatre. This film depicts a family reunion and highlights the power of family bonds. Seating is first come, first served.
- Fall 2017 Visual Thinker Lecture Series – The Department of Art continues its fall 2017 Visual Thinker Lecture Series on Thursday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209A. The guest will be Angela Mancuso, former president of Universal Cable Studios.
- Taco Bell Corporate PR Team Career Excursion – Taco Bell’s Corporate PR team is opening their doors to marketing, communications, and PR majors for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour on Friday at 10:30am. Currently all 25 spots for this opportunity have been claimed, but you may still join the waitlist by emailing email@example.com. More information can be found at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/74486/share_preview.
- Master Class with the Duffer Brothers – The Duffer Brothers, creators of Stranger Things, will be hosting a master class in Folino Theatre on Friday at 2pm. Tickets will be available on Tuesday at noon at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1511&cid=82.
- Extended University Bookstore hours – The University Bookstore at Bhathal Student Services Center will extend Friday hours to 9am-4pm starting this week. Regular hours for the rest of the week are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm.
- Los Angeles Clippers game – Join UPB this Sunday to see the Los Angeles Clippers play the Miami Heat at the Staples Center. Discounted tickets are $12 and can be purchased at http://chapman.universitytickets.com. Transportation will be provided.
- Panel to discuss human and sex trafficking – On Tuesday, November 14, a panel of experts in and around Orange County will be participating in an open discussion with students and other community members regarding their work and personal experiences in the fight against human and sex trafficking. The panel will include Dodge College Prof. Kelly Galindo, whose is directing a documentary on the sex trade industry called 26 Seconds. A teaser of the film will be screened at the panel discussion. Location to be announced.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Water Polo v. Whittier on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Football v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Chapman Celebrates is Friday and Saturday in the Musco Center for the Arts. Purchase tickets at http://www.chapman.edu/events/chapman-celebrates/index.aspx. Student rush tickets will also be on sale for $10 at the door for Opening Night on Friday.
- Faculty member Mary Palchak, flute, will perform in recital along with several other faculty members from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music on Saturday at 2pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Student admission is free.
- Flamenco Legends will include music performed by the Latin artist Paco de Lucia’s original band and 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limon. The performance will be on Sunday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $30.
Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com.
Have a spooky great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs