Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of April 2:
- Panther housing selection 2018 – Chapman housing applications will be available on the Chapman Housing Portal through Sunday. If you are interested in living in Chapman housing next year – including in our new Chapman Grand apartments on Katella Avenue – be sure to submit your application by Sunday. 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.
- The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience will host a special tour of Chapman Grand on Friday from 2-4pm. Students will have the opportunity to see 7 different floor plan options and view the building’s amenities. Tacos and snacks will be provided. Contact the Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience with any questions at 714-997-6603, or email Amanda Zamora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the U.S. Census: The Department of Commerce is reinstating a citizenship question to the 2020 Census for the first time in 70 years. What impacts will this change have? Responses to the question about the impacts of new tariffs can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- SGA Senate candidate deadline – This is a reminder that Wednesday at 5pm is the deadline to submit your candidate packets to run for a Student Government Association Senator position. Senatorsserve a one year term, beginning in May and continuing through the 2018-19 academic year. Complete your application on OrgSync (https://orgsync.com/22981/forms/271131).
- Nominate students for Men of Integrity/Women of Strength awards – If someone you know makes a difference in our community by being an active bystander, CARES wants you to nominate them for the Men of Integrity/Women of Strength Awards, which will be held next Tuesday, April 10, at 7pm. Winners and their nominators will each receive a $25 gift card to Pizza Press. Nominate students at chapman.edu/peer, and the deadline is 11:59pm on Thursday. Email Dani Smith with any questions at email@example.com.
- Host a prospective Chapman student – The Office of Admission is seeking current residential students to volunteer to host a first generation college student who is 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in volunteering.
- Class of 2019 Senior Legacy application now open – If you are a junior 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 (email@example.com) with any questions.
- House of The Arts Spring Festival – If you are an artist looking for an opportunity to gain exposure and share your art with our community, House of the Arts is now accepting applications to be a featured artist in their 2018 Spring Festival. Desired artists include designers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and dancers. All Chapman students and alumni are welcome to apply. You can apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScM8OKGCWu2rlAKCLvoRlCLxQJy-3RZ0uZuVDZ9RuoTZq00dQ/viewform.
- 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.
- Save the Date for Baccalaureate – This year’s baccalaureate program will be held on May 10 at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center and feature Chapman alumnus Justin Simien, writer/director of the critically acclaimed film and series Dear White People. Chapman’s baccalaureate is open to all graduates, undergraduates, and families, whether secular, spiritual, or religious. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- JMP Thought of the Week: The student-professor relationship – I always tell my staff that the most important relationship on a university campus is the one between a professor and a student. Gratefully, at Chapman we are very fortunate that this relationship is one of our strengths. In fact, whenever I ask students and alumni about the best part of their Chapman experience, they all respond with some version of the same answer: I wasn’t just another student – my professors really got to know me personally. Even when I ask new students about why they chose Chapman they give a similar response. So whether you are in the homestretch of your Chapman experience or just getting started, I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to interact with your professors beyond the classroom. This week offers just such an opportunity with Lunch with a Professor Week; however, whether it is talking over lunch at Randall Dining Commons, participating in a research project, attending a faculty-led program on campus, or just stopping by office hours, there are many formal and informal opportunities to get the most out of your relationship with our outstanding Chapman professors.
Programs and events for the week of April 2
- 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 today at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404 with Bosnian-American fiction writer, essayist, and critic Aleksandar Hemon. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/01/16/2018-literary-arts-reading-series for more information.
- UPB special announcement today – UPB will be making a special announcement today in the Attallah Piazza at 11am. Stop by to celebrate with refreshments and giveaways.
- March Madness viewing party – UPB is hosting a viewing party for the NCAA Division I March Madness Championship game today at 6pm in the Student Union Great Room. Pizza and snacks from Power Crunch Bar will be provided.
- Improving study habits for STEM classes – Tonight 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.
- Free pre-release screening Blockers – Dodge College invites you to a pre-release screening of Blockers tonight 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.
- Union Fit – The Student Union offers a variety of fitness classes which are free to all students with a Chapman ID. Here is the schedule of classes for April (all sessions are held in the Student Union ballroom unless otherwise indicated):
- Monday: Kickboxing at 7:30pm
- Tuesday: Yoga at 6pm; Zumba at 8:30pm
- Sunday: Yoga at noon (on Argyros Forum 3rd floor patio)
- Graduate Student Council professional development workshop – The Graduate Student Council will be hosting a professional development workshop tonight 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 – This week is Lunch with a Professor Week, which provides you the opportunity to have 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 this week from 11:30am-1:30pm in 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 of Residence Life and First Year Experience (email@example.com), for special accommodations or questions.
- Deliberative Dialogue: Tax Reform – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives for a Deliberative Dialogue on Tax Reform in America on Tuesday from 5-6:30pm by the Student Union stage. Come with an open mind and willingness to hear and explore multiple perspectives related to this topic. Participants with all levels of background knowledge are welcome and encouraged to attend. Email KP 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, The Wind-Up and the Pitch, will be on Tuesday at 4pm in Roosevelt Hall 121. You can learn how to craft a query letter and frame your articles to stand out from the crowd when submitting to publications. 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/.
- Why the Dead Sea Scrolls are so Sensational – The Fish Interfaith Center presents the 2018 Griset Lecture, Why the Dead Sea Scrolls are so Sensational, which will explore why the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls has revolutionized our understanding of pre-70th Century Judaism, John the Baptizer, Jesus from Nazareth, and the origins of what would become Christianity. The lecture will be on Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Sakura Matsuri Japanese Cultural Fair – The Noriko Foundation invites you to learn more about Hokkaido at their Japanese Culture Fair on Wednesday. The first event will be a cultural presentation by Japanese high school students at 10:30am in Beckman Hall 404, followed by games, Japanese dance performances, a Yukata fashion show, and donburi bowls for sale beginning at 11:30am in the Attallah Piazza. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Grant proposal workshop – The Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites you to a Grant Proposal Workshop on Wednesday at 11am in Argyros Forum 201. The workshop is designed to answer any questions about your proposals before the deadline for the Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant applications and introduce you to successful practices that can be adapted to future applications. Visit chapman.edu/cue for more information.
- Sociology discussion on Casinos and American Indians – The Department of Sociology will be hosting another session of their colloquium speaker series on Wednesday at noon in the lounge area on the second floor of Roosevelt Hall. Paul Apodaca will be giving a lecture entitled Casinos and American Indians.
- Fulbright Student Programs information session – If you are a junior or senior looking to fund an international experience after graduation, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting information sessions on the various Fulbright Programs available to US students on Wednesday at 1pm in Argyros Forum 201, and next Tuesday, April 10, at 11am in Argyros Forum 209A. Programs fund one year of an international experience in over 150 countries, and include funding for research projects in any discipline, graduate programs abroad, and English Teaching Assitantships. During your grant period, you will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, while serving as cultural ambassadors from the U.S. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Dean of Students staff host reception at Rinker campus – Although the Dean of Students Office is located on the Chapman Orange campus, the staff and I are just as committed to serving the students at the Rinker campus. Toward that end, we will be hosting a student reception at Rinker on Wednesday at 3:30pm during which we will share information about our services and answer any questions you may have. The reception will be held in the atrium in 9401.
- 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 on Wednesday from 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.
- An evening of Italian conversation – La Serata, an evening of Italian conversation, will be held on Wednesday from 7-8:30pm on the third floor patio of Argyros Forum. You’re invited to stop by to improve your language skills and learn about the Italian culture.
- Free LSAT Logic Games workshop – The Pre-Law Society will be collaborating with Blueprint, an LSAT test prep company, to host a free workshop on one of the most intimidating sections of the Law School Admission Test: Logic Games. The workshop will be held on Wednesday at 7pm in Smith Hall 202. Pizza will be provided, and all attendees will receive $300 off a Blueprint classroom course. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeH3TpQ8PtTWvkGHO8OpU8lkTZ8aG2r2i_sSv1WJDKxwBuLAw/viewform?c=0&w=1.
- Annual Local Government Conference: Will California ever figure out how to house itself? – Several guest speakers will be discussing California’s housing crisis during the 4th annual Local Government Conference on Thursday from 9am-5:30pm in Beckman Hall 404. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/about/events/political-science-annual-conference-registration-form.aspx.
- 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 race and college sports and the uncertain status of DACA. Desserts and beverages will be provided.
- Rinker Health and Science Research Event – Students will be showcasing health and science research and student-faculty collaborations from Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Pharmacy, and Schmid College of Science and Technology on Thursday at 4pm in the Atrium of the Rinker Health Science Campus (9401 Jeronimo Road in Irvine). For more information visit Graduate Research Events at chapman.edu/research/graduate-research.
- Aikido: The Art of Peace? – The Department of Peace Studies presents a discussion with political science professor Andrea Molle on Thursday at 4pm in Argyros Forum 119B. Dr. Molle will demonstrate and discuss the early 20th century Japanese martial art Aikido, which strives for the ultimate goal of peaceful resolution of conflict rather than defeating an opponent.
- Leatherby Libraries annual book sale – The Leatherby Libraries will be hosting its 12th annual Book Sale event on Thursday and Friday on the first floor of Leatherby Libraries. The first day is open to Chapman community members only from 9am-4pm, and the second day is open to the general public from 9am-3pm. All books will be $1 and proceeds help the library purchase more books and support relevant programming and services throughout the academic year.
- Hitler in Los Angeles book signing and discussion – Steven J. Ross, author of Hitler in Los Angeles, will present a lecture on Thursday at 7pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3) about the untold story of the Jewish resistance to Nazi infiltration in Los Angeles. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.
- Free screening of A Year with Betty Gold – Dodge College invites you to a screening of the documentary A Year with Betty Gold on Thursday at 7pm in the Cloobeck Screening Room of the Digital Media Arts Center. A Q&A with Betty and the director will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.
- Behind the Bullseye Career Excursion to Target – Career and Professional Development is hosting a Career Excursion to Target on Friday. 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.
- Undergraduate Art History Symposium – The 8th annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium will be held on Friday from noon-5pm in Moulton Hall 213. The symposium includes keynote speaker Dr. Bridget R. Cooks, author of Exhibiting Blackness. Lunch will be provided.
- Cinema and Culture: an Italian Perspective – Chapman Italian Studies presents a group of distinguished scholars this Saturday at 10am in Musco Center for the Arts to take you on a journey through the famous names, places, themes, and genres of Italian film. The event will include film clips, commentary, and thematic montages created by Italian Studies and Film Production students. Visit chapman.edu/cinema for tickets and more information.
- An Exploration of Global Displacement and the Refugee Crisis – Next Monday, April 9, the International Studies Department hosts a conference focusing on migrants, refugees, and displacement. The conference will be from 2-9pm in Beckman Hall 404, and will include two panels, a free dinner, and a film screening. During the panels, you will be hear from those directly affected by displacement, scholars focusing on the refugee crisis in Europe, and an activist from the West Bank who will be discussing the risk of displacement. This conference seeks to center often marginalized voices to unearth the underlying motivations and under-acknowledged outcomes of global humanitarian and military interventions.
- Free screening and discussion of Chasing Coral – Join Club Documentary, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and the Chapman Sustainability Committee for a special screening of Chasing Coral next Tuesday, April 10, at 7pm in Folino Theatre. This documentary film reveals how the greatest impact on earth’s changing climate may be hidden beneath in our ocean; the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with environmental experts. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. For more information see the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/398742287255067??ti=ia.
- Groceries for Good goes to Mary’s Kitchen – Groceries for Good is a new club on campus and they are looking for students interested in volunteering at Mary’s Kitchen on Friday, April 13, from 9am-3:30pm. Volunteers will be cooking and serving food for the local homeless population. Apply at this form. For more information go to org.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Lacrosse v. Claremont on Wednesday at 7pm (Wilson Field)
- Men’s Tennis v. Cal Lutheran on Friday at 2pm and v. Redlands on Saturday at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Baseball v. Caltech on Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Whittier on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Colorado College on Sunday at 11am (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Sophomore graphic design students showcase their work this week in the Graphic Design Portfolio Assessment II in the Guggenheim Gallery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Admission is free.
- Concert Intime is an intimate evening of dance presented by student choreographers. Performances will be at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with an additional Saturday performance at 2pm. Tickets are $5 for members of the Chapman community.
- Chapman’s two major mixed choirs, Chapman University Choir and University Singers, present a joint concert on Saturday at 7:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Tickets are $5 for Chapman community members.
- A celebration of Carol Neblett’s life will be held on Sunday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts, including vocal performances by her colleagues and former students, remembrances, and recordings from her impressive career.
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