Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 19:
- Run for 2018-19 SGA president and vice president – Filing for the 2018-19 SGA president and vice president positions opens this Friday and closes on March 2. If you are interested in running or want more information, visit https://www.chapman.edu/students/life/student-government/elections%20.aspx or contact Elliot Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Safe Walk program – Public Safety and Student Government Association have collaborated to create Safe Walk, a new supplemental service to the Safe Ride program. In this program a student representative will escort you to your vehicle or residence hall within the boundaries of Palm Ave., Center St., Walnut Ave., and Glassell St., including the Lastinger and Barrera parking structures. To use this program, contact a student employee at the circulation desk located inside Leatherby Libraries or call the Safe Ride hotline at 714-997-6680 and request a Safe Walk. Here are the Safe Walk operating hours:
- Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 7:30pm-12:30am
- Thursdays 7:30pm-2am
- Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm-2:30am
As always, if you need a safe ride by vehicle outside of these boundaries, call the Safe Ride hotline at 714-997-6680.
- Register for the Cesar Chavez Day of Service – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives for the Cesar Chavez Day of Service on March 9 from 10am-4pm. Encompassing the core values upheld by Cesar Chavez, a man who dedicated his life to improving his community, Day of Service gives you an opportunity to work alongside our local community organizations to make an impact. The California Coastal Commission, Providence Speech and Hearing Center, Stop Hunger Now, Heritage Museum, Boys and Girls Club, and Easterseals of Southern California will be host agencies for the day. Transportation is provided; sign up at edu/civic or email Sam at email@example.com for more information.
- Paid editing position open at The Panther – If you are interested in editing, grammar, AP Style, and fact-checking, you are encouraged to apply for a paid copy editor position on The Panther this semester. Contact editor-in-chief Jamie Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org for application information.
- Become a campus ambassador – March 1 is the deadline for submitting an application to join Chapman Ambassadors, a group of student leaders who represent Chapman at various campus events. Go to https://orgsync.com/61332/forms/306096 for the application and more information.
- Tutoring for science courses – If you are struggling with your science courses, the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center holds walk-in tutoring for science courses Mondays-Thursdays from 1-5pm in the Davis Academic Center. For more information visit chapman.edu/tutoring.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question reflects on efforts to fight air pollution in major global cities: Germany has announced plans for some cities to fight air pollution by providing free public transportation. Should more major cities consider this a viable plan to improve environmental health or does it put an undue burden on government funding needing to cover the associated costs? Responses to the question about reversing marijuana convictions can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- First year student assessment – First year students received an email last week asking them to participate in an online survey called Mapworks, which assesses your transition to college so far. Mapworks is designed to help first year students understand how you are connecting at the University, what challenges may lie ahead, and what services are available to help you meet those challenges. Those who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for various prizes. If you have any questions please contact Jamie Gutierrez at email@example.com or 714-997-6961.
- Free access to New York Timesnewsletter – This is a reminder that students can sign up for access to the New York Times at no charge at http://nytimesaccess.com/chapman/. Thanks to the Student Government Association for making this available to students.
- High volume of visitors on campus – The campus is about to enter a busy stretch again with a high volume of visitors on campus. As always, I encourage you to greet these visitors and make them feel welcome on campus.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Assert ownership of your college experience – I know first-hand that being a college student at times can be tricky. Although we work hard to provide great service at Chapman, sometimes a professor or staff member will make an error that creates a problem for you that needs to be addressed. Other times, you may find yourself in a unique situation and can use a little individualized assistance. I feel that’s one of Chapman’s strengths: considering the individual circumstances of our students when needed. My concern, however, is too often we learn about these problems from your parents, and not you directly – and it seems to be happening more frequently. As a result, I have written a column this week for The Panther on this very issue and hope you will take time to read it. You can find it online at http://www.thepantheronline.com/opinions/opinion-5-reasons-hear-from-you.
Programs and events for the week of February 19
- Grand reopening of the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall – On Tuesday from 11:30am-1pm, join President Struppa and me as we celebrate the reopening of the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall located in the Sandhu Residence Hall. There will be free commemorative t-shirts and Jamba Juice smoothie samples while supplies last. All guests will have the opportunity to tour the Rock Wall and register for Rock Wall belay classes (which are required prior to climbing). To learn more go to https://www.facebook.com/events/580505885627755/.
- Beginning today, the Rock Wall is open for top-rope climbing for all students. A valid online waiver is required. Rock climbers need to complete belay training on-site during their first visit. RSVP for your belay training online at https://orgsync.com/31297/events.
- John Fowles Creative Writing Series – For 20 years, the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing has hosted distinguished national and international writers on campus in an effort to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and film. The series continues tonight with author Dorota Maslowska at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/01/16/2018-literary-arts-reading-series/ for more information.
- World Day of Social Justice – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives in the Attallah Piazza today from 10am-2pm to commemorate the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice. Learn more about how issues of poverty, social exclusion and marginalization, and unemployment are impacting citizens around the world. Email KP at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Donation drive for Radiant Health Centers – Black Student Union is hosting a donation drive for the Radiant Health Center today through February 28; donations can be dropped off in the Student Union or Henley Hall basement. Items to be donated include non-perishable foods (rice and pasta, anything canned, oatmeal and cereal, etc.) toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, dish soap, and laundry detergent. The mission of Radiant Health Centers is to end the AIDS epidemic for men, women, and children in Orange County through HIV prevention and linkage to care and treatment, while eliminating the stigma of AIDS.
- LEAD minor information tables – The Leadership Studies (LEAD) minor is an interdisciplinary program in the Attallah College of Educational Studies that provides education for and about leadership, stressing hands-on skill development in a values-based approach. To learn more about the LEAD minor, stop by the information table today-Thursday from 10am-1pm; Tuesday’s table will be in Argyros Forum, and all other days they will be in the Attallah Piazza. Program information, the application (https://goo.gl/forms/RwK6hVYqraTl7Uvb2), and the recommendation forms are available at http://www.chapman.edu/ces/undergraduate/leadership.aspxor contact Kelly McCuen at email@example.com; the deadline to apply is March 1.
- Speedfaithing – Civic Engagement Initiatives and the Fish Interfaith Center invite you to explore your beliefs and build relationships across faith boundaries at Speedfaithing tonight at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Speedfaithing follows a speed-dating format with a meaningful and spiritual twist, encouraging you to deepen your understanding of reality as you discover new perspectives. Email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Free screening of Le Prénom – Join the French Club in Beckman Hall 201 tonight at 8pm for a free screening of the award-winning French comedy film Le Prénom (What’s in a Name?).
- Delta Gamma kiss booth – This week members of Delta Gamma will be selling Hershey’s kisses and accepting donations to raise money and awareness for their philanthropy, Service for Sight:
- Today, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am-2pm in the Attallah Piazza
- Tuesday from 10am-2pm in the Beckman Hall first floor lobby
- Study Abroad Fair – Join the Center of Global Education in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from 10am-2pm to learn more about international internships, study abroad and exchange programs, and interterm 2019 travel courses.
- Chapman Grand tours begin this week – As announced last semester, Chapman has purchased a new apartment complex in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle (the business area west of Angel Stadium and the Honda Center), which will be the home of up to 900 students next fall. Starting this week, the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience will be offering drop-in tours of Chapman Grand this semester as follows (tours start every half hour):
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am-4:30pm
- Fridays from 11am-4pm
Chapman Grand – currently called Katella Grand – is located at 915 E. Katella Ave (just east of the 5 on the corner of Katella and Lewis St). While we hope to have shuttles available for future tours, transportation is not currently available. Contact the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 with any questions.
- Chillel with Hillel – Chapman Hillel invites you to stop by the Student Union on Tuesday from 11am-1pm to enjoy snacks and connect with friends.
- Study abroad information sessions – The Center for Global Education will be hosting several information sessions this week for specific semester abroad programs:
- Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia – Tuesday at 3pm at the Center for Global Education (576 N. Glassell)
- School for International Training (SIT) in South Africa and Vietnam – Tuesday at 3:30pm in the Cross-Cultural Center Resilience Room (Argyros Forum 304)
- Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy – Tuesday at 5:30pm in the Cross-Cultural Center Resilience Room (Argyros Forum 304)
- Suffolk University in Madrid, Spain – Wednesday at 2:30pm at the Center for Global Education (576 N. Glassell); prior to the information session, Suffolk also will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza 10am-2pm.
For more information on any of these programs, visit http://studyabroad.chapman.edu/.
- Career preparation programs – Chapman offers career programs for transfer, international, undeclared, first generation, and upperclass students, as well as NCAA student athletes. Students who successfully complete the program requirements receive a certificate of completion and invitations to exclusive networking opportunities, including Chapman’s bi-annual Certified Student/Employer Mixer at the end of each semester. RSVP and learn more in the “events” section of joinhandshake.com. Here is a list of sessions that will begin soon:
- Compass: Transfer students career preparation program – Tuesday from 4-5:15pm in Beckman Hall 401
- Atlas: First and second year career exploration program – Tuesday from 6-7:15pm in Henley Hall basement
- Playbook: NCAA student athlete career preparation program – Monday, February 26, from 5:30-6:45pm in Argyros Forum 201
- Summit : Upperclassmen career preparation program – Wednesday, February 28, 7-8:15pm in Beckman Hall 401
- Is the Bible really bad for LGBTQ people? – There are specific Bible scriptures that are frequently cited to support the opposition to LGBTQIA rights. Rev. Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations, will explore these “clobber passages” starting Tuesday and continuing February 27 and March 6; all sessions will be held from 5:30-6:45pm in the Henley Hall basement media room. Pizza will be provided. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Delta Delta Delta’s continuous open bidding – Join the members of Tri Delta for two nights of continuous open bidding. Tuesday’s event theme is tacos and Wednesday’s theme is arts and crafts; both events will be held at 6pm on the third floor patio of Beckman Hall.
- OC Hillel Networking Night – Chapman Hillel will be participating in an OC Hillel Networking Night on Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm at the UC Irvine Student Center. Participants will have the opportunity to network with physicians, software engineers, and other professionals. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNv7Lnz7gILvbU6Gkjt6ikLUvlLeV42YiOcIBqFz3dmQTcxA/viewform?usp=send_form.
- Spring 2018 graduate student workshops – Each semester Wilkinson College offers a variety of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. The series continues on Tuesday at 7pm with Songwriting and on Wednesday at 4pm with Dynamic Public Speaking Inspired by TED Talks; both sessions will be in Roosevelt Hall 121. Find more information and a complete list of workshops at https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/01/11/2018-graduate-workshops/.
- Reach Out and Lift Up: The Foundations of LDS Welfare and Humanitarian Efforts – On Tuesday at 7pm in the Musco Center for the Arts, the Latter-day Saint Student Association and the John A. Widstoe Foundation will host Bishop Gérald Caussé and The Christian Fellowship Chorale. Bishop Gérald Caussé will deliver the John A. Widtsoe Distinguished Lecture for the Fish Interfaith Center’s 2018 Excellence in Religious Education Forum. Free tickets are available at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1711&cid=68.
- Primetime Television Club – A newly formed organization called Primetime Television Club is looking for students of all majors to create a series of comedic episodes. Writers, actors, editors, producers, directors, and cinematographers are all welcome; no experience is required. The club aspires to form a network based on experiential learning emphasizing peer education and a real-life television environment – a network by students, for students. If you are interested in being part of this club, you are encouraged to attend their first meeting on Tuesday at 10pm in Argyros Forum 206A. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do’s and Do not’s with your advisor – The Academic Advising Center invites you to Argyros Forum 209 on Wednesday at 9:30am to meet your academic advisor and ask questions about your program. Coffee, hot-chocolate, and donuts will be provided.
- Hebrew and Brew – On Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm you’re invited to gather outside Starbucks with Hillel to discuss Israeli culture and politics and learn some Hebrew slang.
- Yoga with Hillel – Hillel is hosting a yoga session on Wednesday at 4pm in the Wilkinson Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Free screening of Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings – Join the Cross-Cultural Center and Civic Engagement Initiatives for a Black History Month film screening on Wednesday at 7pm in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304). Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings was the 28th annual iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project; the project prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic by commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia LaBeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Brontez Purnell. The project seeks to highlight the voices of those that are marginalized within broader Black communities nationwide, including queer and trans people. Email Brandon at email@example.com for more information.
- Pre-Law Society first meeting – The Pre-Law Society will hold their first meeting of the semester on Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209B. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the executive board, learn about upcoming events, and meet other pre-law members. Pizza will be provided. RSVP here.
- Toastmasters International club meeting – Toastmasters International is an internationally recognized organization whose mission is to empower individuals to be effective leaders and communicators. Chapman’s chapter of Toastmasters will be holding its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday at 8pm in DeMille Hall 101. If you are interested in meeting new people and improving your public speaking skills, I encourage you to check out Toastmasters. For more information email Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Floor 13 spring auditions – On Wednesday at 10pm Floor 13 will be holding their spring dance auditions in Argyros Forum 119B. While they focus on hip-hop, the group welcomes dancers specializing in any style.
- All-gender restroom day – The Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting All-Gender Restroom Day on Thursday. On this day the binary restrooms on the 2nd floor of Marion Knott Studios, 2nd floor of Argyros Forum, and the Sandhu Residence Center public restrooms will be transformed into gender-inclusive community restrooms. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- All A Capella concert – On Thursday at 8pm in Memorial Hall, all of our a cappella groups are hosting a concert featuring a variety of music, including two International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition sets. An admission charge of $3 will go towards funding the concert.
- VaginaMonologues production this week – The 12th annual Chapman production of Vagina Monologues runs this Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm in Irvine Lecture Hall. Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $10 at the door; pre-sale tickets are available for purchase online at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. Proceeds will benefit Casa Teresa. Learn more about the production at https://www.facebook.com/Chapman-Vagina-Monologues-20172018-1712811585417670/.
- Next Steps Sessions for seniors – As part of Parent Spring Summit, seniors are invited to explore different options for post-grad life, while learning what you can look forward to as an alumnus of Chapman. Whether you are going straight into your career or on to graduate school, Next Steps Sessions are designed to answer your questions. The sessions will be on Friday at 4pm in Argyros Forum 206B. Attendees will be invited to a Chappy Hour following with parents and alumni. Visit https://events.chapman.edu/45411 to learn more and register.
- President Struppa’s State of the University Address – On Friday at 11am in the Musco Center for the Arts President Struppa will deliver the annual State of the University Address, highlighting the University’s major accomplishments and discussing initiatives that will shape Chapman’s future.
- Immediately following the presentation, there will be a ribbon cutting and open house of the newly renovated Reeves Hall in celebration of the naming of the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies.
- Shabbat with Hillel – You’re invited to join Hillel on Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center for Shabbat services, which will be followed by dinner.
- Excursion to Downtown Disney – Join University Program Board for a trip to Downtown Disney on Friday from 8pm-1:30am. Reserve your ticket at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp; the first 50 students to reserve tickets will receive a free AMC movie ticket.
- Panther Market – On Saturday at 1pm the Attallah Piazza will become an outdoor market including student and local vendors, food, and music. The University Program Board will be handing out limited edition tote bags.
- Roots native habitat restoration – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Saturday for a morning of native habitat restoration at one of the last remaining coastal wetlands in Southern California. Space is limited; RSVP at https://orgsync.com/22989/events/2206855/occurrences/5262355. For more information, email Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Shuttle to Downtown Disney and Anaheim Garden Walk – Residence Life and First Year Experience will once again offer free shuttles to Downtown Disney and Anaheim Garden Walk. This Saturday evening shuttles will be running in a loop beginning in the Sandhu Conference Center lot (adjacent to the basketball courts in the residence hall area), proceeding to Downtown Disney and the Garden Walk, and then back to Sandhu Conference Center lot from 7pm-1am.
- Class of 2018 Graduation Fair – Seniors, stop by the Class of 2018 Graduation Fair at the Agora Gift Shop on Saturday from 10am-2pm. Seniors can sign up for upcoming senior events and celebrations, speak with representatives from the Alumni Association and the Career and Professional Development, plus save money on your cap and gown, diploma frames, announcements, and other items. The Fair will continue on February 28 and March 1 at the same time in the Student Union Great Room.
- Cross-Cultural Center one year anniversary – We will be having a celebration of the Cross-Cultural Center’s one year anniversary next Monday, February 26, from 1-3pm in Argyros Forum 304. The event will include speakers, giveaways, activities, and refreshments. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Tennis v. Bates on Tuesday at 1pm and v. Claremont-M-S on Friday at 4pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Men’s Tennis v. Bates on Tuesday at 5pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Baseball v. Castleton on Wednesday at 7pm and v. Pomona-Pitzer on Friday at 2:30pm (Hart Park)
- Women’s Basketball v. Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC tournament semifinal on Thursday at 7pm (Hutton Center)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Occidental on Saturday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Softball v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at noon and 2pm, and v. Occidental on Sunday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The College of Performing Arts continues it performances of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello as well as Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, a play that explores Othello’s female characters in sharp contrast to their original depiction. Both plays will be held in Waltmar Theatre and student tickets are $10. A list of performances is below:
- Desdemona performances continue this week at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday with additional performances on February 28 and March 2; there will also be a 2pm performance on March 3
- Othello performances continue this week at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday with additional performances on March 1 and 3; 2pm performances will be on Saturday and Sunday
- On Thursday at 7:30pm, the Musco Center for the Arts will host Backhausdance: the Elasticity of the Almost and New Works, a contemporary dance performance infused with a sense of humor and theatricality. Students receive $10 off ticket prices.
- The 2018 Concert Choir Festival showcases high school and college choirs from throughout Orange County on Friday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Admission is free.
- The 2018 Honor Band Festival and Concert showcases over 100 of the most talented high school instrumental musicians from throughout Orange County on Saturday at 6:30pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Admission is free.
- Performing as part of the New Horizons Concert Series, loadbang is a music group of New York-based musicians known for their unpredictable improvisations and blurring of the lines between composed and extemporaneous music. The performance will be on Saturday at 8pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Free to Chapman community members.
- The current exhibit in the Guggenheim Gallery, Glass Tambourine, will be on display through March The gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Admission is free.
Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
Have a great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs