Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 26:
- Last week to run for 2018-19 SGA president and vice president – Applications for the 2018-19 SGA president and vice president positions will close on Friday. 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.
- Brad and Kim Cohen Greek Leadership Scholarship – The Brad and Kim Cohen Greek Leadership Scholarship was created to recognize students involved in Greek life who are “change makers” through their leadership. These may be students who have overcome adversity, or have recognized the need for change within the Greek system or elsewhere, and have taken the initiative and provided leadership to realize that change. Undergraduate students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, are Chapman Grant eligible, and are not graduating in May 2018 are eligible to apply for the Cohen Greek Leadership Scholarship. To apply, submit a 500-word essay to email@example.com describing the ways you are leading and inspiring other Greek students in meaningful community engagement or ways you are creating positive change in Greek life. The deadline to apply is March 15.
- Women’s Basketball win SCIAC Tournament Championship – A hearty congratulations to the Women’s Basketball team for winning the SCIAC Conference tournament championship in double overtime over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. With the victory, the Panthers earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, and they will find out later today when they play.
- FAFSA preferential deadline Friday – Don’t forget that the 2018-19 FAFSA preferential deadline for financial aid is on Friday. The website is fafsa.ed.gov. This is a critical deadline for those of you receiving federal, state, or Chapman financial aid.
- Apply to be an Orientation Leader for fall 2018 – Thursday at 5pm is the deadline to apply for an Orientation Leader position for fall 2018. Returning Orientation Leaders can apply at https://orgsync.com/143104/forms/297448; new applicants can apply at https://orgsync.com/143104/forms/297414.
- Become a Campus Ambassador – Thursday is also 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.
- Apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship – Friday at 4pm is the deadline to apply for a paid summer fellowship on campus with a faculty member, including professional programming and social events. For more information, visit https://www.chapman.edu/research/office-undergraduate-research-creative-activity/funding-opportunities/surf-program.aspx.
- Volunteer as a mentor for the International Women’s Day Celebration – The Advisory Group on the Status of Women is searching for students to volunteer as mentors for the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 8 from 11am-2pm. Mentor topics include gender issues, surviving college, career development, and resume building and interviewing. Apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCSZHF3.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question reflects on gun legislation: In response to another mass school shooting, where can compromise be reached between gun rights advocates and gun control advocates?Responses to the question about homelessness in Orange County can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Active Minds organization seeking president – Active Minds, a student organization working to remove the stigma around mental health, is currently seeking a chapter president for this semester. If you are passionate about mental health, email advisor Andrea Killian by 2pm today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Chapman Diversity Project seeks student involvement – The Chapman Diversity Project is a volunteer driven initiative that endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue around diversity and inclusion at Chapman. All twelve groups of the Chapman Diversity Project are interested in collaborating with more undergraduate and graduate student members; you can join any of the groups at any time by filling out this form on OrgSync indicating your preference. For more information email Erin Pullin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send your ideas to the Student Government Association – The Student Government Association wants to hear your ideas, issues, and concerns by filling out their “What’s the Issue” form at https://www.chapman.edu/students/life/student-government/interact/feedback-form.aspx.
- Tutoring on campus – The Tutoring, Learning, and Testing (TLT) Center offers a variety of services for students seeking academic help:
- Tutoring and supplemental instruction can assist in learning course material and concepts. Visit chapman.edu/tutoring to learn more and view a schedule of tutoring availability.
- Academic mentors are available to help you get organized, reduce stress, and improve your grades. Stop by DeMille Hall 130 to sign up.
- Deadline to add internships – Please note that Friday is the last day to add internships, experiential learning projects, reading and conference, and individual study.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Cross-Cultural Center anniversary – For those of you in your first year at Chapman, the Cross-Cultural Center may seem like just another resource on campus. In reality, the CCC was opened just one year ago, and today we are taking a minute to celebrate this important anniversary. Based upon student feedback so far, the CCC has become a valuable asset to students and is helping us create the campus culture we want at Chapman. I hope you will take time to stop by this afternoon to celebrate this anniversary; more importantly, I hope you will make a point to be a frequent visitor to the Cross-Cultural Center to enjoy its resources and just spend time with your fellow students gathered there.
Programs and events for the week of February 26
- Cross-Cultural Center one year anniversary – We will be having a celebration of the Cross-Cultural Center’s one year anniversary today from 1-3pm in Argyros Forum 304. The event will include speakers, giveaways, activities, and refreshments. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Sustain Chapman Try It Week – Sustain Chapman kicks off their Try It Week today with daily initiatives to encourage sustainable lifestyle choices. Follow @sustainchapman on Instagram and Twitter and send photos of students making eco-friendly choices with the hashtag #caughtgreenhanded to win daily prizes. Here are the initiatives for each day:
- Motion Monday – Learn more about biking to campus
- Tofu Tuesday – Learn more about how to incorporate vegetarian and vegan meals into your diet
- Waterwise Wednesday – Be conscious about your water use by limiting shower time
- Turn It Off Thursday – Save energy by using natural light during the day and turning off lights when not in use
- Waste-Free Friday – Bring reusable water bottles, coffee mugs, and silverware to school to reduce the amount of single use plastics you consume
For more information go to https://www.chapman.edu/sustainability.
- Beeline Bikes mobile shop – As part of Try It Week, Beeline Bikes will be on campus today with a mobile bicycle repair shop, during which students can receive free repair services. Visit https://beelinebikes.com/corporate/appointments/signup/78QVDM2sTkqtvp-TMC_lcQ to sign up.
- Fellowships and Scholar Programs information session– The Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites you to learn about various national and international external scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students, including the Truman, Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, and Marshall. They will be hosting information sessions today from noon-1pm and on Tuesday from 1:30-2:30pm; both sessions will be in Argyros Forum 209A. Contact CUE@chapman.edu for information.
- 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 beginning soon:
- Playbook: NCAA student athlete career preparation program – Today from 5:30-6:45pm in Argyros Forum 201
- Summit: Upperclassmen career preparation program – Wednesday from 7-8:15pm in Beckman Hall 401
- Branding your international experience workshop – The Center for Global Education, Career and Professional Development, and Argyros School Career Services are hosting an interactive workshop on Tuesday at noon in Beckman Hall 404 for students who are interested in integrating their international experience into their job search and career. Lunch is included. RSVP here.
- Chillel with Hillel – Hillel invites you to join them in the Student Union on Tuesday from 11am-1pm to enjoy some bagels and snacks.
- Around the Globe – Tuesday at 6pm in Beckman Hall 401, study abroad alumni will be sharing their experiences in different countries and international courses. Food will be provided. RSVP here.
- Fish Interfaith Center tour and self-guided meditation – Join the Health and Healing Club for an official information and design tour of the Fish Interfaith Center on Tuesday at 7pm. A self-guided meditation instruction session will follow. If you are interested in joining the Health and Healing Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/chapmanhealthandhealing/.
- I’m Not a Feminist But: Intersectionality 101 – In celebration of Womxn’s Herstory Month, there will be a kickoff event hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center on Thursday from 7-9pm. This event will include guest speakers and refreshments.
- Become a founding father of Delta Sigma Phi – Delta Sigma Phi, Chapman’s newest fraternity, is recruiting the first members for their Chapman chapter. Representatives from the fraternity will be holding information sessions this week on Tuesday at 5:30pm and 6:30pm in Argyros Forum 201, as well as on Thursday at 5:30pm and 6:30pm in Argyros Forum 206A. For more information, visit https://www.deltasig.org/.
- Chapman Grand tours – This is a reminder that the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience continues to offer 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). Contact the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 with any questions.
- Center for War and Society Afternoon Chat Series – As part of the Center for War and Society’s speaker series, Charissa Threat will be speaking on Wednesday at 1pm in Leatherby Libraries 420 about women, gender, and race’s impact during war times. Go here for more information.
- Class of 2018 Graduation Fair – The Class of 2018 Graduation Fair will continue this week on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm in the Student Union Great Room. Seniors can sign up for upcoming senior events and celebrations, speak with representatives from the Alumni Association and Career and Professional Development, plus save money on your cap and gown, diploma frames, announcements, and other items.
- Sociology mixer – If you are a Sociology major or minor, stop by Beckman Hall’s 4th floor patio on Wednesday at 11am to meet other Sociology students and professors.
- 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 Wednesday at 4pm with Conference Presentations 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/.
- Yoga with Hillel – Hillel is hosting yoga on Wednesday at 4:30pm in the Wilkinson Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center, followed by some healthy snacks.
- Deliberative Dialogue on National Security – Out of 30 Chapman students polled about what is most important to national security in the 21st century, 10% believe the answer is safeguarding the U.S., 26% believe the answer is getting the United States economy in order, and 63% believe the answer is recognizing global threats and working with other nations to address long-term threats to humanity. Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Wednesday from 5-6pm at the Student Union stage area for a deliberative dialogue to learn more about these approaches to national security. Email KP at email@example.com for more information.
- Hijab and Kufi Day – The Muslim Student Association is once again hosting Hijab and Kufi Day on Thursday. I encourage you to stop by the Attallah Piazza between 9am and 4:30pm to learn about Islam and the practice of the use of hijab (headscarf) or and kufi (head cap). There also will be live music and free henna. For more information go to the MSA Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/337920463377708/.
- Peace Corps Day reception – On Thursday at 4:30pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3), returned Peace Corps volunteers will be sharing their experiences and answering questions from students interested in joining the Peace Corps after graduation. RSVP at https://events.chapman.edu/48245.
- Holi celebration – The University Program Board and The Fish Interfaith Center invite you to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, on Thursday at 4pm in the Aitken Arts Plaza. I encourage you to wear a white-colored shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty.
- Purim celebration – Join the Fish Interfaith Center on Thursday at 4pm to celebrate the Jewish festival of Purim and learn about the Megillah. Hamantaschen cookies will be provided.
- Quantum Mechanics with Neil Turok – Neil Turok, the Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and one of Stephen Hawking’s principal collaborators, will be speaking on Thursday at 5:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center about how quantum mechanics intersects cosmology. Turok’s talk is part of two larger conferences happening this month on campus. Visit https://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/quantum-studies/aav.aspx to learn more.
- Free screenings of Get Out – The University Program Board will be screening the Oscar-nominated film Get Out on Thursday at 7pm and again at 9pm in the Student Union Great Room. Popcorn will be provided.
- Purim on Ice – Chapman Hillel is joining Orange County Hillel for a late-night trip to KHS Arena in Anaheim on Thursday from 10:50pm-1:50am for a quick retelling of the story of Purim on ice, followed by Broomball. Dressing in costume – particularly a warm one – is encouraged but be sure to wear close-toed shoes. For more information go to their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/337466453404804/ (a waiver is required for this event).
- Social Action Shabbat – As a part of the Jewish value of tikkun olam – repairing the world – Hillel will be adding a social action element to this week’s Shabbat on Friday at 6pm at the Fish Interfaith Center. They will be writing letters to children at hospitals and collecting tzedakah, which will be donated to a charity voted on by all members of Hillel. We will also have regular dinner and services.
- Mindfulness retreat – The Fish Interfaith Center is hosting a mindfulness retreat on Saturday from 9am-3pm. The event will consist of eating, walking, and sitting meditations; attendees also will spend at least 4 hours in total silence.
- Become an Admission tour guide – Chapman Admission counselors will be holding an information meeting next Monday, March 5, at 5pm in Argyros Forum 212 for students who are interested in applying to be a campus tour guide. The application will open that same day.
- Transfer Orientation focus groups – The Residence Life and First Year Experience staff is hosting several focus groups for transfer students to gain a better understanding of the transfer student experience in Orientation. Focus groups will begin next week (March 5-9). To sign up for a focus group go to https://orgsync.com/143104/forms/308486. Below is the schedule:
- March 5 from noon-2pm (Cross-Cultural Center, Perseverance Room)
- March 6 from 9-11am (Cross-Cultural Center, Perseverance Room)
- March 7 from noon-2pm (Cross-Cultural Center, Respect Room)
- March 8 from 6:30-8:30pm (Cross-Cultural Center, Respect Room)
- March 9 from 2-4pm (Cross-Cultural Center, Perseverance Room)
- Annual Career Expo – This year’s annual Career Expo will be held on Tuesday, March 6, in the Sandhu Conference Center; however, you are encouraged to start preparing now by having your resume checked and approved, narrowing down what types of positions you will be looking and applying for, confirming you have appropriate professional dress available, and preparing to interact confidently with employers in person. Prepare yourself for success by making an appointment with Chapman’s Career and Professional Development team at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/3176/student_preview or visit their office during drop-in hours.
- In order to prepare for the Career Expo, the Office of Career and Professional Development will have extended drop-in hours this week: today 2-4pm, Tuesday 10am-noon, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am-12:30pm, and Thursday 1-5pm.
- Women’s Leadership Forum: Collective Lights of Leadership – The Attallah College of Educational Studies is hosting the second annual Women’s Leadership Forum sponsored by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union on Saturday, March 10, from 8:30am-2pm in Argyros Forum 209. The event will include two keynote speakers and a panel of women from different industries who will share their personal passions and career advancement advice.For more information go to https://www.chapman.edu/education/events/womens-leadership-forum.aspx. Registration is $15 for Chapman students; purchase your ticket by Wednesday, March 7, at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1705&cid=89%20.
- Join the Chapman Runs club at the Tustin Hanger half-marathon and 5k – The Chapman Runs SoCal club invites you to join their team for the Tustin Hanger half-marathon and 5k on Sunday, March 11, at 7am. Part of the race’s route winds through an actual airplane hangar, and 15% of the registration fee is donated to the charity of your choosing. If interested, join the “Chapman Runs SoCal” Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/385064311909363/members/.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Water Polo v. La Verne on Wednesday at 7pm, v. McKendree on Thursday at 7pm, and v. Penn State-Behrend on Sunday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Johnson and Wales (Rhode Island) on Friday at 3pm (Wilson Field)
- Baseball v. Concordia on Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 4pm, and v. Ursinus on Sunday at 2pm (Hart Park)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. Colorado on Friday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The College of Performing Arts is presenting the final week of 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 on Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm; there will also be a 2pm performance on Saturday
- Othello performances on Thursday and Saturday at 7:30pm
- Performing as part of the New Horizons Concert Series, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble is a group of five musicians who will play modern pieces by Russian, European, and American composers. The performance will be on Thursday at 8pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Free to Chapman community members.
- The Chapman Orchestra will perform the full instrumental and vocal score of Sweeney Todd on Friday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5 for Chapman community members.
- Faculty member Hedy Lee will perform Ballet in Piano with a vocal performance by Ron Anderson on Sunday at 5pm in 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