Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of April 9:
- Friday is the deadline to drop classes – Please remember that Friday is the last day to withdraw from courses (i.e., with a W), change a course grading option (P/NP or letter grades), or change the number of credits in courses with variable credits.
- Student Government Association director applications – Applications are now open for Director positions in the following SGA departments: Public Relations, Finance, Elections, and Justice. Apply by Wednesday at https://orgsync.com/22981/forms/314087.
- Start reviewing your final exam schedule – While the end of the semester may still be several weeks away, I suggest you begin to look over your final exam schedule to assure there are no conflicts. Students with three or more exams on one day may ask one of their professors to schedule an alternative date for their exam, but these requests must be made at least two weeks before the last day of class. Also, please note that University policy prohibits professors from moving a student’s final exam time just to accommodate their travel schedules. The spring 2018 final exam schedule can be found at https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/final-exam-schedule.aspx.
- Global Citizens Wall – This week’s question focuses on the US-Mexico border: The Trump administration is asking border-state governors to send National Guard units to the Southwestern border. Will these units make a difference in the uptick in illegal border crossings and drug smuggling? Responses to the question about the expulsion of Russian officials can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Campus Environmental Audit – We ask for your help to enhance sustainability on campus by participating in this year’s Campus Environmental Audit. The short survey closes on Friday and is available at https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FIca2oeAk4xHtX.
- Scholarly and Creative Grants deadline Friday – As a part of its commitment to scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary work by students, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites proposals to the Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research and Creative Grant program. Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-mentored scholarly or creative projects conducted by students. The deadline to apply is Friday by 4pm. Visit https://www.chapman.edu/research/office-undergraduate-research-creative-activity/funding-opportunities/research-and-creative-grants.aspx to apply. For further assistance please contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dougherty Scholarship application open – The Dougherty Scholarship serves to honor undergraduate students who demonstrate the dedication to the Chapman community embodied by former Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life Cindy Dougherty. Two scholarships of $500 are awarded to two undergraduate students each academic year. For more information and to apply, visit https://orgsync.com/22981/forms/316011.
- Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) – Every two years we administer the Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) to collect data on your experiences at Chapman. A random sample of students were selected to share their insights and degree of satisfaction on important Chapman experiences. If you were selected to participate in the SSI, you should have received an email from Provost Glenn Pfeiffer last Friday with the survey link. Please note that this is a national survey which allows us to compare your satisfaction levels with those of students at similar universities, so I hope you will take the time to complete it.
- College Senior Survey (CSS) – On a similar note, graduating seniors should receive an invitation to complete the College Senior Survey today. Again, please take the time to complete the survey since it provides the university with important information about your Chapman experience.
- Marshutz Endowed Journalism Award – The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 Marshutz Endowed Journalism Award is Thursday. 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. Direct any questions to Journalism Program Director Prof. Susan Paterno (email@example.com).
- Class of 2019 Senior Legacy applications due this week – This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for a Senior Legacy position is Friday, although general committee positions will remain open. 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. Learn more at edu/seniorlegacy or contact Sarah Buckley (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Newport Beach Film Festival Marketing Internship opportunity – The Newport Beach Film Festival is actively searching for a Campus Ambassador to promote their 19th annual film festival. Interested students can apply at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1464534?ref=topbar-search-result.
- Abstract submission deadline – The Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites you to participate in the campus-wide Chapman University Student Research Day on Wednesday, May 9. This event highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly and creative activity conducted by Chapman undergraduate and graduate students. Student Research Day features a venue for student posters and a lunch for presenters with a keynote address. The abstract submission deadline is Sunday at 11:59pm. For more information visit edu/cue.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Developing resilience through community – I know some people say that college students have it easy, but I know firsthand that being a college student is actually quite tough. I was reading an article recently on how to help students develop the grit and resilience that will help them survive the difficult times and be successful. This article was particularly interesting because it said that people do not develop grit through willpower – that is, through depriving themselves of something they want until they have completed something else they need to do. Instead, this article indicated that resilience is developed through community. Being invested in a community with others develops feelings of gratitude and compassion, which in turn encourages us to accept short-term sacrifices for ourselves for the long-term reward of meaningful interpersonal relationships. So, while developing self-discipline is admirable, long-term resilience is not developed by going solo, but through finding and nurturing shared interests in others.
Programs and events for the week of April 9
- UPB special announcement rescheduled for today – UPB experienced a delay with their special announcement scheduled for last week, so they invite you to the Attallah Piazza today from 11am-1pm for free treats and a sneak peek at this year’s Spring Sizzle theme. There also will be a opportunity to win a UPB hat featuring their new logo via social media (@ChapmanUPB).
- An Exploration of Global Displacement and the Refugee Crisis – Today the International Studies Department is hosting 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 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 examine the underlying motivations and under-acknowledged outcomes of global humanitarian and military interventions.
- Career Quick Questions – You can visit the Office of Career and Professional Development for 15 minutes of assistance today from 2-4pm, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-noon.
- Zikaron BaSalon at UCI – Tonight from 7-9pm Hillel will be going to UCI for an intimate conversation with Holocaust survivor, Mr. Leon Brenner. Go to the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/498263943902729??ti=ia for more information and the event waiver.
- Free screening and discussion of Chasing Coral – Club Documentary, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and the Chapman Sustainability Committee invite you to a special screening of Chasing Coral on Tuesday at 7pm in Folino Theater. This documentary film reveals how the greatest impact on earth’s changing climate may be hidden 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 visit the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/398742287255067??ti=ia.
- New Creative and Cultural Industries minor information session – One of the fastest growing disciplines in the arts and humanities, Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) looks at the vast array of cultural and creative activities from a local to global perspective, with subject areas as diverse as media, fashion, tourism, museums, art galleries, publishing, gaming, and visual cultures. Wilkinson College will introduce a new minor, Creative and Cultural Industries, next fall and Wilkinson College Dean Patrick Fuery will host a walk-in information session on Tuesday from 10am-noon in Roosevelt Hall 101 for students with questions about this new minor.
- 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 an information session on the various Fulbright Programs available to US students on Tuesday 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 Assistantships. 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.
- Chillel with Hillel – On Tuesday from 11am-1pm Hillel and friends are encouraged to stop by the Student Union for snacks.
- Sisterhood Circle – You are encouraged to stop by the Cross-Cultural Center on Tuesday at 5:30pm for a biweekly meeting for women of color to build community and talk freely about current events and identity-related experiences. For questions, comments, or accommodations, please email email@example.com.
- Men of Integrity, Women of Strength, Courage, and Action awards program – On Tuesday at 7pm in Memorial Hall, CARES will be hosting the annual Men of Integrity, Women of Strength, Courage, and Action program. This event is held to honor those students who make a difference in our community by being active bystanders.
- Salam Affinity Group – Salam is a discussion group for undergraduate Middle Eastern students meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the Cross-Cultural Center. You can take part in student-led discussions about hybridity, nuances, and a future that is empowered by the past. For questions, comments, or accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Labyrinth walk and meditation – The Health and Healing Club will be hosting another Labyrinth walk and meditation session on Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- APIDA Professional Networking Mixer – The Cross-Cultural Center is hosting an APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American) Professional Networking Mixer on Tuesday at 7pm. This event will allow students to connect with APIDA-identifying staff, faculty, and alumni in the Chapman community to learn more about involvement opportunities both on and off campus.
- Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl – The department of English and the Leatherby Libraries presents Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl on Tuesday from 4-8pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3). This is a special event that brings together acclaimed writers to share their professional journey in a panel discussion and advise hopeful writers on the winding road to publication success. Visit https://events.chapman.edu/45604 for more information.
- Blood drive – PEER will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday from 10am-4pm in Argyros Forum 119A. Sign up at redcrossblood.org using code CU, or contact Dr. Dani Smith at email@example.com to make an appointment.
- Hebrew and Brew – Hillel will be at Starbucks on Wednesday from 1-2pm discussing current events in Israel including the protests in Gaza.
- Political debate on immigration – I encourage you to join Civic Engagement Initiatives and our political student organizations on Wednesday at 7pm at the Student Union Stage for a debate on immigration policy. Email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
- Student loan exit counseling session – The Undergraduate Financial Aid Office will host a Loan Exit Counseling Session on Wednesday at 2:30pm in Leatherby Libraries B17. The session will cover loan repayment options and your rights as a borrower; this session also will meet the Loan Exit Counseling requirement from the federal government for borrowers exiting school. There will be a drawing for a free cap and gown. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/389078004887987/.
- Yoga with Hillel – Hillel is sponsoring yoga on Wednesday at 4:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Salary negotiation and navigating compensation – Chapman alumnus Ed Rodriguez, Ph.D. ’16, Chief Human Resources Officer of Golden State Foods, will provide insight into weighing job offers and compensation on Wednesday from 7-8:15pm in Beckman Hall 404. This speaker event is especially relevant for graduating seniors and graduate students getting ready to enter the workforce. Learn more and RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/120145.
- Taiwanese Cultural Fair – On Thursday at 11am in the Attallah Piazza there will be a fair featuring Taiwanese cuisine, games, and cultural dance performances.
- Better Together Day – The Interfaith Council presents Better Together Day on Thursday from 11am-1pm in the Attallah Piazza. There will be popcorn, cookies, a ball pit, and discussion of interfaith values. Students are encouraged to wear blue in honor of the Better Together Movement. Visit https://www.bettertogetherday.com/ to learn more.
- 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, Reaching your Readers: How to Promote Your First Book, will be on Thursday at 4pm in Roosevelt Hall 121 and cover several promotional tactics that authors can use for their first book. 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/.
- Author Rebecca Skloot at the 1888 Center – Stop by the 1888 Center on Thursday at 6:30pm for a live recording of the podcast The Grammar of Science and Technology with Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Lyon, Dean of Schmid College. RSVP at http://1888.center/events/the-grammar-of-science-and-technology-rebecca-skloot/.
- An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance – On Thursday the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education invites you to an evening of Holocaust remembrance with words of reflection by Father Patrick Desbois, musical tributes, and candle lighting. This event is free and begins at 7pm in the Chapman Auditorium of Memorial Hall. Visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/holocaust-education/2018/03/16/holocaust-remembrance-2018/ for more information.
- Guest lecture with Oscar-nominated Dreamworks director Tom McGrath – Dodge College invites you to a guest lecture with Oscar-nominated Dreamworks director Tom McGrath on Thursday at 7pm in the Cloobeck Screening Room of the Digital Media Arts Center. McGrath started as a writer on Ren & Stimpy and went on to direct the Madagascar series, Megamind, and Boss Baby.
- Israel Shabbat – On Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, you can join Hillel for Israeli food and music and learn more about Israel’s culture as they prepare to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
- Night climb at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall – Stop by the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall in the Sandhu Center this Friday from 8pm-midnight for climbing, competitions, and giveaways. Climbers of all levels are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.
- UPB excursion to Balboa Park – UPB is hosting a trip to Balboa Park, a historical landmark in San Diego, on Saturday from 9am-5pm. Each ticket comes with a one-day explorer pass, which grants access to four of their sixteen museums. Reserve your ticket now at universitytickets.com; transportation is provided and required.
- Chapman Radio Music Festival – Chapman Radio’s upcoming student-run Music Festival is on Sunday from noon-10pm on the Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall. Local bands will be performing throughout the day. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information contact email@example.com.
- Intersection of creativity, risk, and finance – Next Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30pm the Leatherby Center’s Launch Labs (549 W. Palm) will host speakers Kim Kovacs and Joe McCarthy for a networking reception and panel about how creativity, risk, and finance influence entrepreneurship. Learn more and RSVP at https://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/leatherby-center/major-events/index.aspx.
- Starbucks founding president visits campus– As the founding president of Starbucks Coffee International, Howard Behar excelled as one of those unconventional executives who dared to do things differently. Next Wednesday, April 18, from 7-8:30pm in Memorial Hall, you can hear Behar’s story, including his take on servant leadership, and how to positively impact your organization during a special fireside chat discussing servant leadership. A book signing will follow. Learn more and RSVP at chapman.edu/starbucks.
- 19th annual Women in Focus presents The Streaming Era – Streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube have altered the film and media landscape, dawning the new golden age of media. The drive for new content offers creators more opportunities to tell truly unique and innovative stories. You’re invited to join Dodge College next Friday, April 20, at 1:30pm in Folino Theater to hear from female leaders at the 19th annual Women in Focus Conference. Admission is free. Registration is required at https://www.chapman.edu/dodge/industry/women-focus.aspx.
- Equinox Sports Fitness Club career excursion – Equinox is a company with integrated luxury and lifestyle offerings centered on movement, nutrition, and regeneration, and next Friday, April 20, from 2-4pm Equinox is opening their back-stage doors to a group of 30 Chapman students who have an interest in and passion for fitness, sales, physical therapy, and athletics. Opportunities at Equinox range from personal trainers to business and sales. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/143826/share_preview.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Baseball v. Claremont-M-S on Friday at 3pm (Hart Park)
- Softball v. Whittier on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Caltech on Saturday at 11am, and v. Alumni in an exhibition match at 1pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Junior Fine Art students will showcase their work this week in the BFA Studio Junior Show in the Guggenheim Gallery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Admission is free.
- A team of student directors, producers, stage managers, and designers have produced three one-act plays including A Game, A Payment Unkind, and Dark Road. Performances will be in the Studio Theatre (Moulton Hall 149) at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with a matinee show at 2pm on Saturday. Student tickets are $5.
- Eclipse Quartet will perform as part of the New Horizons Concert Series on Saturday at 8pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Free to the Chapman community.
- The Chapman percussion ensemble will perform a series of modern percussion arrangements on Sunday at 2pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. 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
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866