Good morning. In case you haven’t heard, this is the last week before spring break, so hang in there with midterms and projects. The following are my announcements for the week of March 12:
- Campus Leadership Awards nominations deadline tonight – Tonight at 11:59pm is the deadline to submit nominations for the Campus Leadership Awards program, which recognizes outstanding student achievement in the Chapman community. Go to https://webfarm.chapman.edu/LeadershipAwards/ to nominate a student. Should you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
- Student Organization Awards – The Student Organization Awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work and accomplishments of our 150+ organizations on campus. You are encouraged to nominate one or more student organizations for an award at https://orgsync.com/71782/forms/310422. Nominations will close on Wednesday, March 28, at 11:59pm.
- SGA elections this week – Polls are now open for the Student Government Association Presidential and Vice Presidential elections. Cast your vote at chapmanvotes.com; polls close at 5pm on Wednesday.
- Brad and Kim Cohen Greek Leadership Scholarship – Thursday is the deadline to apply for the Brad and Kim Cohen Greek Leadership Scholarship, 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, go to https://orgsync.com/98307/forms/310955; contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Commencement RSVP – If you’re planning to participate in spring commencement ceremonies, please remember to submit your RSVP to the Event Management Office at https://webfarm.chapman.edu/Commencement. For more information about commencement, visit chapman.edu/commencement.
- Panther housing selection 2018 – If you are interested in living in Chapman housing next year – including in our new Chapman Grand apartments on Katella – applications will be available on the Chapman Housing Portal starting on Friday and are due by Sunday, April 8. Current on-campus residents, as well as commuters, are all eligible to apply. Please contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 or email@example.com for any questions.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question looks at new tariffs authorized by President Trump: On Thursday, 11 nations bordering the Pacific Ocean signed on to a renegotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership to streamline trade and slash tariffs. On the same day, President Trump authorized new tariffs on steel and aluminum with the intent of protecting those industries in the United States. What impacts might President Trump’s new tariffs have on the U.S. economy? Responses to the question about compromise between gun rights and gun control advocates can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Faculty Appreciation Awards nominations – The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience hosts its 18th annual Faculty Appreciation Awards on April 26. You are encouraged to nominate your favorite professors for the awards in the categories of Best Teaching Style, Most Inclusive, Best Student Advocate, Most Inspirational, and Most Transformative. The nomination form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS508uU3jzEZSZW_zvjBKI65Rt4fSM6vc6Swd8j4C9IssExA/viewform. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Panther seeks 2018-19 editor-in-chief – The editor-in-chief of The Panther oversees all aspects of the newspaper and website, including leading three weekly editorial meetings, editing two sections of the newspaper, uploading daily content to the website, hiring and leading a new staff once a semester, and maintaining oversight of the business side of the publication. This is a yearlong, full-time paid student position. Candidates must have editing and reporting experience; two years of journalism experience and supervisory experience are preferred. For an application, contact Jamie Altman at email@example.com. Applications are due by Friday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m.
- You might be surprised to learn that since the beginning of the spring semester The Panther’s website has averaged 16,000 views per week. You can check out this week’s edition of The Panther at http://www.thepantheronline.com/.
- Walk-in tutoring hours – If you need assistance preparing for a midterm, the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center (TLT) offers walk-in tutoring for many courses Monday-Thursday from 10am-7pm in DeMille Hall 140. Check the TLT website (http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/tutoring-center/index.aspx) for each tutor’s availability. If you are writing a paper, you may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with a Writing Center tutor who specializes in English.
- The Prowl survey – The editors for The Prowl want your feedback on what you would like to read or watch online. You can fill out their survey here.
- Athletic Training Student Society social media competition – March is National Athletic Training Month and the Chapman Athletic Training Student Society is hosting a social media competition, with the post that best represents athletic training as a profession winning a $100 Amazon gift card. Details about the competition can be found on their Instagram page @chapman_atss. To learn more about athletic training, visit https://www.nata.org/about.
- Facilities closed during spring break –
- The Student Union information desk will be closed March 17-24 and will reopen at 10am on Sunday, March 25
- The Julianne Argyros Fitness Center will be closed March 17-24 and will reopen on Sunday, March 25
- The Doti-Struppa Rock Wall will be closed March 17-25 and will reopen on Monday, March 26
- Dining hours during spring break– The following are the spring break hours of our campus restaurants:
- Starbucks – March 17-18 and 24: 8am-1pm; March 19-23: 7:30am-5pm
- Einstein Bros. Bagels– March 17-18: 10am-1pm; March 19-22: 8am-noon; closed March 23-24
- Qdoba– March 17-24: 11:30am-5pm
- Jamba Juice– March 19-22: 11am-2pm; closed March 17-18, March 23-24
- Rotunda Café– March 17-18: 10am-10pm; March 19-22: 8am-10pm; closed March 23-24
- Randall Dining Commons– March 17 and 25: 10:30am-6:30pm; closed March 18-24
- Simply to go @ DMAC, Twelve, and Subconnection: Closed March 17-25
- Fish Interfaith Center hours during spring break – The Fish Interfaith Center is undergoing maintenance during spring break, so the Wallace All Faiths Chapel and Wilkinson Founders Chapel will be inaccessible. However, the Prayer and Meditation room and the Peterson Conference Room will remain available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
- Residence Life and First Year Experience hiring for summer – Residence Life and First Year Experience is currently hiring positions for summer Resident Advisors. The application opens today at https://orgsync.com/143104/forms/311612. Contact Jeanette Gonzalez at email@example.com with questions.
- Shared computers and protection of your data – IS&T reminds you that when using a shared computer, such as a laptop from the Laptops-To-Go kiosk or the shared computers in the Leatherby Libraries, it is a good idea to close and log off out of all applications when you’re finished.
- Summer 2018 travel courses – This is a reminder that enrollment forms and non-refundable deposits for Summer 2018 travel courses are due by 4pm on March 27, but please note that courses may fill up before the deadline. Visit summer travel courses for more information.
- Share your We Are Chapman story – Residence Life and First Year Experience staff are seeking students to share their stories with new incoming students at orientation this fall. To apply, visit https://orgsync.com/143104/forms/311985.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Solving society’s problems starts with talking about them – I believe the ultimate purpose of a university is to develop leaders who will solve the problems facing society. Consequently, one of my goals at Chapman is to create more opportunities for students to engage with others in an examination of the complex and often controversial issues of the day. This week there is just such an opportunity: a Deliberative Dialogue on mass shootings, which will be held on Wednesday at 5pm by the Student Union stage. I believe strongly that the first step to solving difficult issues is to discuss and process them with others. Listening to others and considering what they have to say does not mean you are adopting their position; it just makes you more informed – and more informed leaders is just what we need.
Programs and events for the week of March 12
- John Fowles Creative Writing Series – The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and film. The series continues with author Lucian Dan Teodorovici tonight at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/01/16/2018-literary-arts-reading-series/ for more information.
- American Sign Language club – The American Sign Language club invites you to their meeting tonight at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209C. Learn how to sign your name and meet other students passionate about ASL. Alphabet cookies and pizza will be provided.
- Italian rap workshop – Tonight at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209A, Italian-Egyptian rap musician Amir Issa will present a workshop entitled Power to the People. This event is in Italian. For more information, visit https://events.chapman.edu/44693.
- Sound Healing with labyrinth walk– The Fish Interfaith Center invites you to walk a labyrinth in community tonight from 7:30-9pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket.
- Peace Studies Union club meeting – Stop by Argyros Forum 209C tonight at 8pm to discuss women in leadership, climate change, and similar issues with the Peace Studies Union club. Pizza will be provided.
- Meet your SGA senators – Join Student Government Association in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-noon to enjoy some muffins and meet your senators. This is an opportunity to speak with your representatives and voice any issues, ideas, or concerns you may have.
- Chillel with Hillel– Hillel invites you to join them in the Student Union on Tuesday from 11am-1pm to enjoy some snacks and hang out with friends.
- Language tables at Randall Dining Commons– Join faculty members from the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the Randall Dining Commons on Tuesday and Wednesday for another opportunity to share a meal and practice your language skills. Tuesday’s lunch from noon-1pm will include ASL, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish; Wednesday’s dinner from 5-6pm will include Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Greek, and Spanish. The first 15 students at each session without a meal plan will have their meal paid for by SGA.
- Newman Catholic Fellowship tabling – Stop by the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from 11:30am-2pm to learn more about the Newman Catholic Fellowship events this semester.
- The club also hosts weekly Catholic mass in the Fish Interfaith Center on Wednesdays at noon. All are welcome. (Please note: There will not be mass during spring break.)
- 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 – on Tuesday from 3-4pm in Argyros Forum 209A. Contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at CUE@chapman.edu for information.
- Zumba for a cause – There will be a Zumba class on Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall on Tuesday at 5pm with the proceeds supporting the Camp Kesem chapter on campus. Tickets are $5, and there will be food and giveaways.
- Graduate programs information sessions – There will be information sessions this week for the following Chapman graduate programs:
- MS in Food Science: Tuesday at 6pm in Argyros Forum 209B
- Physician Assistant Studies: Thursday at 5pm at the Rinker Health Science Campus
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.
- Kid’s Menu – University Program Board and the Be a Kid with Purpose Campaign will be hosting a night of macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, and juice boxes on Tuesday at 5pm in the Student Union stage area. Come snack with your friends on these dinner favorites from your youth while helping raise awareness of pediatric cancer.
- Instant Gratitude by the Wellness Project – The Wellness Project will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza and the lobby of Beckman Hall from 11am-1pm on Wednesday for their Instant Gratitude event. Stop by to write a thank you letter to the important people in your life and take a polaroid to send with it.
- Pi Day – In recognition of 3.14, the University Program Board will hold a Pi Day celebration from 11am-1pm on Wednesday in the Student Union stage area. Pie will be provided.
- Former President of Marriott International to speak with students – On Wednesday at 4pm in Beckman Hall 404, Ed Fuller, former President of Marriott International, will be on campus to speak with students about the importance of building personal relationships and how he used this skill to take Marriott from 6 to 500 international hotels outside the continental US. Mr. Fuller is now President of Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium based in Irvine that provides opportunities and services to independent providers of business consulting services. In addition, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Visitors’ Association and a Commissioner for Travel and Tourism for the State of California. Prior to his career at Marriott, Mr. Fuller served as a Captain in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for service during missions in Vietnam and Germany. Mr. Fuller’s real-world experiences are recounted in his best-selling business book, You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk, which has been published globally in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
- Deliberative Dialogue on mass shootings – Of the 62 Chapman students polled about how to stop mass shootings in our communities, 79% believe the answer is to reduce the threat of mass shootings, 8% believe the answer is to equip people to defend themselves, and 12% believe the answer is to root out violence in society. Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Wednesday at 5pm by the Student Union stage for a deliberative dialogue to learn more about these approaches to stopping mass shootings. For more information, email KP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Challah bake in the Caf – Hillel and the Sodexo staff invite you join them in braiding challah on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm in Randall Dining Commons. There also will be toppings to add to the challah. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.
- Spring 2018 graduate student workshops – Wilkinson College continues its series of workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. This week’s workshop, Qualitative Data Analysis: Introduction to NVio, will be on Wednesday at 7pm in Roosevelt Hall 204. Graduate students may register for this 0 credit P/NP class through my.chapman.edu; the course number is GUS 530. For a complete list of workshops go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/01/11/2018-graduate-workshops/.
- Roundtable on Cultural Centers with Søren Søeborg – Wilkinson College invites you to a roundtable on Thursday at 10am in Beckman Hall 404 with Søren Søeborg, Head of Development and Cultural Centres in Denmark. This roundtable will discuss the purpose and development of public cultural centers and how local cooperation can be achieved. Visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/03/01/cci-roundtable-with-soren-soeborg/ for more information.
- Community Forum – On Thursday at 3pm I am hosting another Community Forum in the Cross-Cultural Center. 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. Potential topics this week include International Women’s Day and the various responses to gun violence. Desserts and beverages will be provided.
- Medicine, health, and disability in World War I Germany – The Center for War and Society will conclude this semester’s afternoon chat series on Thursday at 1pm in Argyros Forum 209B with Heather Perry, who will be speaking about medicine, health, and disability in Germany during World War I.
- Sociology of campus hook–up culture – Dr. Lisa Wade, an associate professor of sociology at Occidental College and author of American Hookup, will speak at 7pm on Thursday in Beckman Hall 404 about the emergence and character of the present culture of sex on college campuses. For more information, visit https://events.chapman.edu/42317.
- Pacific Dental Services Career Excursion – Career and Professional Development is hosting a Career Excursion to Pacific Dental Services, an alumni-founded healthcare company, on Friday from 1-3pm. They are seeking driven Chapman undergraduate and graduate students interested in healthcare administration, including human resources, marketing, legal, and technology functions. If you are interested in working in the healthcare industry, RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/135160/share_preview. If you require transportation, email email@example.com upon registration and they will arrange a van. Please note that this event has a strict maximum capacity of 20 students; if the event hits maximum capacity, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waitlist.
- Herstories: Presented by Women’s Studies seniors – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Women’s Studies senior seminar students present a night of powerful stories about women throughout history as well as the present day. The event will be held on Friday at 1pm in Beckman Hall 102.
- Hilbert Museum of California Art update – The Hilbert Museum of California Art will be closed starting Saturday through March 30 for exhibit changes.
- Panthers playing at home this week and during spring break –
- Women’s Tennis v. Trinity (Connecticut) on Tuesday at 1pm, v. Lake Forest on Friday at 1pm, v. Vassar on Saturday at 1pm, and v. Whittier on March 24 at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Baseball v. Whittier on Tuesday at 6pm, v. Ithaca on Wednesday at 3pm, v. Dickinson on Thursday at noon and 3:30pm, v. Principia on Saturday at noon, v. Linfield on March 23 at 5pm, v. Middlebury on March 24 at 11am, and v. Williams on March 24 at 3pm (Hart Park)
- Men’s Tennis v. Vassar on Wednesday at 1pm, v. Trinity (Connecticut) on Thursday at 1pm, v. Lake Forest on Friday at 5pm, and v. Principia on March 23 at 1pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Cal Lutheran on Thursday at 4pm, v. Macalester on Thursday at 7pm, v. Claremont-M-S on March 21 at 7pm, v. Pomona-Pitzer on March 24 at 11am, and v. Cal St. East Bay on March 24 at 2pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Stevenson on Thursday at 7pm and v. Whittier on March 24 at 11am (Wilson Field)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. San Diego State on Friday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Softball v. Western Conn. St. on Friday at 3pm and 5pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Faculty member Laszlo Mezo will perform a cello recital tonight at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Free to Chapman community members.
- Buddy Guy – a seven-time Grammy Award winner, Kennedy Center and National Medal of Arts honoree, and inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – will perform at the Musco Center for the Arts on Wednesday at 7:30pm. Students receive $10 off ticket prices.
- Chapman faculty and the Chapman Orchestra will perform a tribute concert celebrating the life and work of renowned composer and Presidential Fellow Dr. Chinary Ung on Thursday at 7:30pm at the Musco Center for the Arts. Tickets are $5 for the Chapman community.
- Los Lobos, one of the great Mexican-American bands, performs its own special blend of semi-acoustic rock, blues, and folk music on Sunday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Students receive $10 off of ticket prices.
Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
Since next week is spring break, there will be no announcements on March 19. Have a great week and a wonderful break! jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs