Good afternoon. I hope you enjoyed your spring break and feel rejuvenated for the rest of the semester. That said, it’s that time of the year when there is a lot going on so brace yourself for a long set of announcements. The following are my announcements for the week of March 26:
- Summer and fall 2018 class schedules available – Today you can begin searching for summer and fall 2018 classes on chapman.edu. You can also view your registration date and time assignment in your Student Center.
- While you are in Student Center, I strongly encourage you to check for any holds that could prevent you from registering for classes on time. Each spring semester hundreds of students have holds on their registration because they have not submitted required health center documentation, have overdue conduct sanctions, need to make an appointment with their academic advisor, or have unfinished business with the Business Office. So it is smart to double check for holds well in advance so you will have time to clear them before your registration time. For more information go to https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/course-registration/.
- Panther housing selection 2018 – If you are interested in living in Chapman housing next year – including in our new Chapman Grand apartments on Katella Avenue – applications are available on the Chapman Housing Portal and are due by Sunday, April 8. Both current on campus and off campus residents are eligible to apply. Please contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 or email@example.com for any questions.
- SGA Senate candidate packets available – The Student Government Association will soon be electing Senatorsfor next year. Senators serve a one year term, beginning in May and continuing through the 2018-19 academic year. Candidate packets are due next Wednesday, April 4, by 5pm and can be completed on OrgSync (https://orgsync.com/22981/forms/271131).
- Summer 2018 travel courses – You can explore different international cultures with fellow students and faculty for 1-4 weeks this summer by enrolling in a summer travel course. This is a reminder that enrollment forms and non-refundable deposits for summer 2018 travel courses are due by 4pm on Tuesday. Visit the Center for Global Educationfor more information.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the expulsion of Russian officials from the United States: President Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in the Seattle. What impacts might President Trump’s decision have on international relations? Responses to previous questions can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Class of 2018 Window of Opportunity Instagram Contest – My 3rd annual Window of Opportunity Instagram Contest for the Class of 2018 kicks off this week. To participate, post a picture of yourself with the Class of 2018 Window of Opportunity sculpture (in the Student Union) with the hashtag #CUWindow18; in the comment section, reflect on one of your favorite opportunities during your time at Chapman. Five winners will be selected and each will receive a deluxe diploma holder from the Agora Gift Shop; in addition, the grand prize winner also will receive a home-cooked dinner for four at the Price home. The deadline to post is Sunday, April 15. Be sure to follow me (CU_DeanPrice) so I can see your post.
- USPS mailbox in Argyros Forum – I am excited to announce that we now have a US Postal Service mailbox in the Student Union adjacent to the Amazon Lockers. Also, don’t forget that if you need a stamp, you can get individual stamps at the Student Union desk; donations of 50 cents per stamp are encouraged but not required.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Friday at 11:59pm.
- Host a prospective Chapman student – The Office of Admission is seeking current residential students to volunteer to host admitted first generation college students who are interested in attending Chapman next fall. The program will take place April 5-6, and you do not need to be a first generation college student to participate. Please email Sadie Reeves (email@example.com) if you are interested in volunteering.
- Class of 2019 Senior Legacy application now open – If you are a junior year who would like to plan fun senior activities next year and inspire your peers to leave their legacy here at Chapman, I encourage you to consider applying for Senior Legacy. This is a great opportunity to develop valuable skills and give back to Chapman at the same time. The following leadership positions are available: Co-Chair, Gifts Director, Marketing Director, Outreach Director, and Events Director. Go to Senior Legacy Class of 2019 committee application to apply. Applications are due April 13, but general committee positions will remain open. Learn more at edu/seniorlegacy or contact Sarah Buckley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
- Graduate Research Salon – Submissions are now being accepted for the Graduate Research Salon on Wednesday, May 2, from 6-8:30pm in Beckman Hall 404. This event will showcase the scholarly and creative works of graduate students in arts, humanities, social sciences, education, business and economics, communication, film and media arts, law, science, and technology. The evening will include a keynote talk by Chapman Presidential Fellow Jack Horner, a poster session, and a 3-minute thesis competition. Graduate students are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation and/or a talk in the 3-minute thesis competition; the deadline for submissions is April 18. For more information visit Graduate Research Events at chapman.edu/research/graduate-research/.
- Commencement Team seeks to hire students – If you’re not graduating but plan to be around during Commencement weekend, you may want to consider joining the student worker team for the 2018 Commencement ceremonies. You can meet families and guests from around the world while earning some extra cash before the summer. The deadline to apply is April 16. For more information, please visit the Student Employment webpage.
- The Marshutz Endowed Journalism Award – Wilkinson College is now accepting applications for the Marshutz Endowed Journalism Award for 2018-19. The English department awards up to $2,000 to a student majoring in English with a journalism emphasis, or a journalism or visual journalism minor, who displays a growing talent and the potential to succeed while also demonstrating a need for additional funds. The winner will be honored at the English department awards ceremony at the end of spring semester. For details on how to apply, go here; the deadline to apply is April 12. Direct any questions to Journalism Program Director Prof. Susan Paterno (email@example.com).
- Grief and loss group – If you have lost a loved one and would like to learn more about the universal experience of grief, I encourage you to consider being a part of a small group to learn healthy ways to cope with grief and loss. Student Psychological Counseling Services will be hosting a Grief and Loss Group for students starting April 20 through May 11 at 1pm in the Hope Room of the Cross-Cultural Center; the sessions will take place on four consecutive Fridays. To sign up for the group, just stop by SPCS (410 N. Glassell St.) before the first meeting.
- Antibiotic medication adherence survey – Several Pharmacy students are engaged in a “MAD About Antibiotics” Capstone research project to examine the knowledge and perceptions among the Chapman cohorts about antibiotic medication adherence and persistence. Medication adherence is critical to the management of infections, and nonadherence is a common reason for treatment failure and/or antimicrobial resistance. The ultimate consequence of this nonadherence is recurrence of infection, disease progression, reduced quality of life, and increased use of hospital visits and admissions. You are invited to participate in the study by taking the pre-education survey at https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e354Ghm7DvdSunr. The first 100 students who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Managing stress – While I certainly hope that you all had a fun and relaxing spring break, the reality is that we are coming up on a point in the semester that can be exceptionally stressful. Therefore, over the coming weeks I encourage you to be proactive in taking care of yourself. Fortunately, there typically are opportunities each week to help you do so. For example, the Cross-Cultural Center is partnering with ChapFemms to host a program on self-care through poetry on Tuesday, the Wellness Project is hosting a panel on Wednesday evening regarding managing conflict in our lives, and also on Wednesday the Student Union is hosting Zumba and yoga sessions. In addition, each week the Fish Interfaith Center hosts several programs on mindfulness and meditation. These programs are in addition to the countless opportunities for you to take a break to relax and connect with friends, which is also valuable to self-care. Being a college student is stressful, so I hope you will be intentional about carving out time each week to reduce your anxiety and recharge.
Programs and events for the week of March 26
- Dedication for renovated Argyros Forum 209 – Thanks to generous support from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the three connecting rooms that make up Argyros Forum 209 have been renovated into a state-of-the-art conference suite. The new amenities include dry-erase glass boards, a new sound system, wireless technology, mounted television screens for interactive displays, as well as new wallcoverings and carpet. You are invited to attend the dedication of the facility today at 3:30pm and enjoy some refreshments and the opportunity to see the new space.
- Career Questions – You can visit the Office of Career and Professional Development for 15 minutes of assistance today and Thursday from 2-4pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday hours are from 10am-noon.
- Fish Interfaith Center weekly programs – This is a reminder of weekly programs hosted by the Fish Interfaith Center:
- Open Labyrinth Walks on Mondays from 10am-4pm
- Drop-in Mindfulness on Mondays from noon-1pm
- Shambhala Meditation on Mondays from 7:30-9pm
- Health and Healing Club on Tuesdays from 7-8pm
- Catholic Mass on Wednesdays from noon-1pm; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- Wednesday Night Worship from 7-8pm, sponsored by Disciples on Campus; includes singing, prayer, and communion
- Jummah Prayers on Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm
For more information on any of these activities, email email@example.com.
- Tabletop League fundraiser – The Tabletop League is holding a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza in the Orange Plaza on Thursday from 5-8pm. If you bring the flyer found here 20% of the proceeds during that time will be shared with the Tabletop League. Flyers will also be distributed in the Attallah Piazza today and Wednesday.
- Cocoa and Conversation with SGA – The Student Government Association will be hosting their second Cocoa and Conversation on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-2pm in the Attallah Piazza. Stop by for hot chocolate, a free reusable Starbucks cup, and discussions with senators about campus sustainability.
- Chillel with Hillel – Hillel invites you to join them in the Student Union on Tuesday from 11am-1pm and enjoy some snacks.
- LinkedIn workshop – Career and Professional Development is providing hands-on help to improve your online LinkedIn presence on Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm in Beckman Hall 201. Whether you have never logged in or are looking for feedback to update your existing profile, I encourage you to RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/120141/share_preview.
- Free LinkedIn Headshots – Speaking of LinkedIn, you can stop by Career and Professional Development for free professional headshots to add to your LinkedIn profile on Thursday from 9am-2pm. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/143540/share_preview.
- Margo Pawell Graphic Design Symposium – In honor of alumna Margo Pawell, the Art department will be hosting a symposium on Tuesday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 404 dedicated to bringing together diverse experts to discuss topics in graphic design. Students will hear from panelists in the graphic design field moderated by Stefan Mumaw, Creative Director at First Person. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/44338 for more information.
- Defining Mexico’s Drug War – On Tuesday at 4pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, Wilkinson College, in collaboration with the department of History, MA Program in War and Society, department of Religious Studies, and the Fish Interfaith Center present a lecture by James Fredrick entitled, Defining Mexico’s Drug War: Civil War, Counter Insurgency, or Mafia State? Mr. Fredrick is a freelance multimedia journalist in Mexico and his talk will examine the various aspects of the Mexican narco-experience. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/03/07/defining-mexicos-drug-war/ for more information.
- Primetime TV Club first episode now available – Congratulations to Chapman’s new Primtetime TV Club who has released its first episode on their Youtube channel. If you are interested in getting involved in future projects you can attend their next meeting on Tuesday at 10pm in Hashinger Science Center 109.
- Film screening and discussion of Dolores – Civic Engagement and the Cross-Cultural Center are teaming up to present a film screening and discussion of Dolores on Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Student Union stage area. The film revolves around Dolores Huerta’s civil rights advocacy and the impact of her founding the National Farmworkers Association.
- The Gaza Crisis – The departments of Political Science and Peace Studies present an open forum on Gaza (a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea) with Dr. Norman Finkelstein, author of Gaza, An Inquest into its Martydom, and Dr. Nubar Hovsepian, Associate Professor and Chair of the department of Political Science, on Tuesday from 7-9:30pm in Argyros Forum 209AB. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/46208 for more information.
- Self-care through poetry – On Tuesday at 9pm, the Cross-Cultural Center is partnering with ChapFemms to continue the celebration of Womxn’s Herstory Month with self-care through poetry. This event is open to all students and will provide the opportunity for those to learn from each others’ stories and reflection through poetry or spoken word. Refreshments will be served.
- Midrash and Munchies – You’re invited to stop by the Peterson Conference Room in the Fish Interfaith Center on Wednesday from 11am-1pm to enjoy some pre-Passover treats and learn the midrash about the Jews and the Exodus.
- Yoga with Hillel – Hillel is hosting yoga on Wednesday at 4:30pm in the Wilkinson Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Zumba and Yoga on the Lawn – The Student Union will be hosting Zumba and Yoga on the Lawn on Wednesday on Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall. Zumba will be at 6pm (check in starts at 5:30pm) and yoga will be at 7:30pm (check in starts at 7pm). Please bring your own yoga mat; supplies are limited.
- The PROs of CONflict – You’re invited to join the Wellness Project for a TED Talk-style exploration of conflict in our daily lives on Wednesday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 404. The program will explore techniques such as de-escalation, communication, empathy, building trust, and how to overcome conflicts related to diversity. Food and giveaways will be provided.
- Political Debate: Should the electoral college be abolished? – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives and Chapman’s political student organizations on Wednesday at 7pm by the Student Union stage for a debate on the electoral college. In the past 20 years, the electoral college and popular vote results have differed twice, causing great controversy. Should the electoral college be abolished? Changed? Kept the same? Come hear what Chapman’s political clubs have to say on this topic. Email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 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, Digging Deep: The Craft of Memoir, will be on Thursday at 7pm in Roosevelt Hall 121. You can learn how powerful personal stories call for writers to not only mine their memory and imagination, but also dig deep emotionally. 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/.
- B+ Foundation hosts CUDM fundraiser – This week B+ is hosting an Outlast Social Media challenge with the goal of getting friends and family to donate to earn different rewards. On Wednesday B+ team representatives will be in the Attallah Piazza at 11am trying to raise $100 for this year’s Dance Marathon.
- Torah on Tap – Hillel will also be hosting a Passover edition of Torah on Tap on Wednesday at 7:30pm at Provisions.
- Qhord app attempts to make quantum physics accessible – This might seem a little heavy for the first week after spring break, but on Thursday a Chapman student will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza from noon to 2pm to demonstrate his new project: an interactive app for making quantum physics more accessible to a wide audience that might not have formal mathematical training. If you are interested in science or music I encourage you to stop by. For more information on Qhord go to https://igg.me/at/qhord.
- A Taste of Passover – The Fish Interfaith Center is hosting an opportunity to break matzah together and learn about the holiday of Passover on Thursday from 4-6pm in the Wilkinson Founders Chapel.
- Film screening and discussion of True Cost – Womxn’s Herstory Month continues on Thursday at 6pm in the Cross-Cultural Center with a screening and discussion of True Cost, a film highlighting the clothing industry and the impact it has on women from beauty image to clothing. Hosted by ChapFemmes and the Cross-Cultural Center, the event will include an opportunity for discussion with Chapman faculty before and after the film. Refreshments will be served.
- Behind the Mask: World War I, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution – On Thursday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, Wilkinson College, the department of History, and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences present a lecture by David M. Lubin entitled, Behind the Mask: World War I, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution. This lecture examines the humanitarian efforts of plastic surgeons to restore obliterated faces and sculptors to fashion prosthetic masks, while also considering postwar avant-garde modernism and the modern beauty culture, both of which evidence a visceral reaction to wartime unsightliness. For more information go to https://events.chapman.edu/42316.
- Ecumenical Good Friday service – The Fish Interfaith Center will host an ecumenical Good Friday service at noon in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. All are welcome.
- Town hall on mass shootings – This spring’s second university-wide Town Hall meeting will be held on Friday from noon-1:30pm in Beckman Hall 104 and is entitled, Mass Shootings: Who? Why? And what can we as a community do? This town hall will not have a panel; instead, we will be aiming to create an open dialogue with free exchange among our various perspectives, values, and levels of expertise. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Feel free to drop in and leave as your schedule permits.
- Bingo Night at Watson’s – UPB is hosting a bingo night at Watson’s Soda Fountain in the Orange Plaza on Friday from 9-11pm. There will be small prizes for winners and free milkshakes for the first 50 students.
- Passover – Friday at sundown begins the eight day Jewish festival of Passover. Hillel and Chabad will be hosting the following seder meals:
- Hillel will be having a classic Passover Seder with kosher for Passover meal on Friday from 6-10pm; the location will be provided to those who RSVP here.
- Chabad is offering a four-course gourmet seder meal with brisket, music, and discussion on Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 8:30pm. Space is limited; reserve your spot at com/Seder. For more information, email Rabbi Eliezer at Rabbi@JewishChapman.com.
- Womxn’s Community Retreat: Reclaiming Our Time – Join the Cross-Cultural Center for its first annual Womxn’s Community Retreat on Saturday from 10am-3pm. This program will focus on developing students’ capacity to lead and celebrating the women in the Chapman community. Open to all undergraduate students who identify as women or femme. To register, complete the form at https://orgsync.com/26011/forms/309062. Lunch will be provided. Contact email@example.com more information.
- New exhibits at Hilbert Museum of California Art – The Hilbert Museum of California Art will host an opening reception on Saturday at 6pm showcasing new spring exhibits. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to http://www.hilbertmuseum.com/.
- Easter services – Sunday is Easter and the Fish Interfaith Center would like to alert students to the following services in the community:
- First Presbyterian Church of Orange: Worship service at 10am; there will also be a free family festival including a petting zoo, egg hunt, and refreshments.
- First Christian Church of Orange: Service at 10am
- Holy Family Cathedral: Mass at 6:45am in Cathedral; 8am, 9:30am (stational), and 11:15am masses in Cathedral and Parish Hall; Spanish language mass at 12:45pm
- John’s Lutheran Church of Orange: Traditional Easter Sunday services at 6am (sunrise service), 8am, 9:30am, and 11am; contemporary services at 9:30am and 11am (communion) in Walker Hall Worship Center
- Free Flicks – UPB is hosting a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated movie Lady Bird on Sunday in the Student Union; there will be screenings at 5pm and again at 7pm. Popcorn will be provided.
- UPB’s special announcement – UPB will be making a special announcement next Monday, April 2, in the Attallah Piazza at 11am. Stop by to celebrate with refreshments and giveaways.
- Improving study habits for STEM classes – Next Monday, April 2, from 6-7pm in the Davis Academic Center, the Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center invites you to improve your study habits for rigorous STEM classes. Science SI leaders and tutors will be sharing the tools and knowledge to maximize success inside and outside the classroom with an emphasis on note-taking and test preparation methods, managing time within and around studying, and achieving your best academically while staying involved.
- March Madness viewing party – UPB is hosting a viewing party for the NCAA Division I March Madness Championship game next Monday, April 2, at 5pm in the Student Union Great Room. Pizza and snacks from Power Crunch Bar will be provided.
- Free pre-release screening Blockers – Dodge College invites you to a pre-release screening of Blockers next Monday, April 2, at 7pm in Folino Theater. The event is courtesy of NBCUniversal and seating is first come, first served. (Please note: The line will form outside Marion Knott Studios on the sidewalk bordering Cypress Street. Security will be present.) Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/dodge/2018/03/19/pre-release-screening-blockers/ for more information.
- Graduate Student Council professional development workshop – The Graduate Student Council will be hosting a professional development workshop next Monday, April 2, from 7:30-9:30pm in Kennedy Hall 237. The workshop will provide information on how to develop your elevator pitch skills, and will feature keynote remarks by President Daniele Struppa and closing remarks from Dean Margaret Grogan of the Attallah College of Educational Studies. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gsc-presents-pitch-dine-tickets-44398429899.
- Lunch with a Professor Week – Lunch with a Professor Week provides you the opportunity of having a conversation with a Chapman faculty member outside of the classroom over lunch. One to three students can invite any professor for a free lunch during the week of April 2-6 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Randall Dining Commons. Request your free meal voucher by visiting the Lunch with a Professor Week section on the Center for Undergraduate Excellence Contact Joe Koluder, Assistant Director, Residence Life and First Year Experience (firstname.lastname@example.org) for special accommodations or questions.
- Mock Interviews – You can practice your interview skills in a low-risk, fun, speed-dating style environment and get instant, honest feedback from alumni and employers next Wednesday, April 4, 5:30 – 7pm in Beckman Hall 404. You do not need to stay the entire time; each interview takes 5-15 minutes, so plan on coming for as long as it takes to complete the number of interviews that is right for you. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4300/student_preview.
- Target “Behind the Bullseye” Career Excursion – Career and Professional Development is hosting a Career Excursion to Target next Friday, April 6. Target has a world-class Executive Team Leader internship program that has brought success to many Chapman students. The program helps you develop key leadership skills and team competencies that are an investment in meeting your long term professional goals. Successful interns that progress into an Executive Team Leader role oversee 2-3 departments with sales ranging from $2-9 million. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/135503/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 30 students; if the event reaches maximum capacity, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waitlist.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Tennis v. Pacific Lutheran today at 1pm; v. George Fox on Wednesday at 1pm; v. Whitworth on Thursday at 1pm; and v. Caltech on Saturday at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Baseball v. George Fox on Wednesday at 2:30pm and v. Cal Lutheran on Friday at 3pm (Hart Park)
- Men’s Tennis v. Whitworth on Thursday at 5pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Softball v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Redlands on Saturday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Sophomore graphic design students showcase their work this week in the Graphic Design Portfolio Assessment I in the Guggenheim Gallery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Admission is free.
- Trio Celeste, a chamber music ensemble, will perform as part of the New Horizons Concert Series on Thursday at 8pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Free to Chapman community members.
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