Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of April 16:
- SGASenate elections this week – Voting for next year’s SGA Senators closes at 5pm Wednesday. Cast your vote at chapmanvotes.com.
- I also want to remind you that the deadline to apply for SGA director positions is next Wednesday, April 25, at 5pm. Director positions are open in the following departments: Public Relations, Finance, Elections, and Justice. Apply at https://orgsync.com/22981/forms/314087.
- UPB hiring for 2018-19 – If you enjoy event planning or leadership development, the University Program Board has paid positions available for directors and marketing assistants. The preferred application deadline was yesterday; however, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are available at com/upbdirector and tinyurl.com/markasst. Past UPB experience is not required to apply.
- Free access to Microsoft Office and G Suite – This is a reminder that all students have access to Microsoft Office and Google’s G Suite applications at no charge. Register for Microsoft Office at https://www.chapman.edu/campus-services/information-systems/software/microsoft-office-365.aspx and for G Suite at https://www.chapman.edu/campus-services/information-systems/software/g-suite.aspx. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- 2018-19 Panther newspaper applications – The Panther is now accepting applications for paid reporting, photography, editing, design, and management positions.To apply, please contact 2018-19 editor-in-chief Rebeccah Glaser at email@example.com. Applications are due next Monday, April 23.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question focuses on Facebook: Last week, lawmakers pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his company’s handling of user data and privacy protection. Should Facebook and other social networks be regulated? Responses to the question about the 2020 census can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Tutoring on campus – The Tutoring, Learning, and Testing (TLT) Center offers a variety of services for students seeking academic help, and I encourage you to consider these while planning for the end of the semester and final exams:
- Tutoring and supplemental instruction can assist in learning course material and concepts. Visit chapman.edu/tutoring to learn more and view a schedule of tutoring availability.
- Academic mentors are available to help you get organized, reduce stress, and improve your grades. Stop by DeMille Hall 130 to sign up.
- Register for Cross-Cultural Center graduation ceremonies – The Cross-Cultural Center will host graduation celebrations for the following communities: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Black, Disability, Lavender (LGBTQIA+), and Latinx. Graduates from these communities who are interested in participating in the celebrations are asked to sign up at https://orgsync.com/26011/forms/308806. All students, staff, faculty, friends, and family are welcome to attend and celebrate their graduates. Here are the dates of the events:
- Black Graduation: May 7 at 7pm
- Lavender Graduation: May 8 at 7pm
- Students with Disabilities Graduation: May 9 at 7pm
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American: May 11 at 7pm
- Latinx Graduation: May 12 at 11am
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Graduate Research Salon – Abstract submissions are due on Wednesday at 5pm for the Graduate Research Salon’s Three Minute Thesis competition, which will be held on 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 poster session, a 3-minute thesis competition, and a keynote talk by Chapman Presidential Fellow Jack Horner. For more information visit Graduate Research Events at chapman.edu/research/graduate-research/.
- Join the Calliope art and editorial boards – Calliope Art and Literary Magazine is looking for new art and literature enthusiasts to join the staff next fall. Students will edit, workshop, and publish magazines once each semester. Applications are due by Friday and can be found at https://chapmancalliope.wordpress.com/join-our-staff/.
- Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) – The SSI student satisfaction survey will close this week. If you were selected to participate and have not completed the survey, you will be receiving your last email survey request from Provost Glenn Pfeiffer today. 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. We want to know your degree of satisfaction on important Chapman experiences.
- College Senior Survey (CSS) – On a similar note, graduating seniors will receive a reminder email on Friday from Provost Pfeiffer to complete the College Senior Survey. Again, please take the time to complete the survey since it provides the university with important information about your Chapman experience.
- Apply now for a 2019-20 Fulbright – The 2019-20 Fulbright US student competition is now open forjuniors or seniors who are looking to fund an international experience after graduation. Programs fund one year of an international experience in more than 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 US. Email email@example.com for more information or visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
- 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 Dear White People feature film and series. Chapman’s baccalaureate is open to all graduates, undergraduates, and families, whether secular, spiritual, or religious. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline for Student Government Association check requests – If you have been approved for funding by the Student Government Association but have not yet submitted your check request, the deadline to do so is May 1. Those who do not submit their check request by May 1 may not be eligible to receive the funding for which they were originally
- Primetime Television Club’s second episode – Primetime Television has released their second episode Exploratory Dormitories which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-LnuPoZ57Y&t=93s. This new club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10pm in Argyros Forum 208.
- Apply to be an Eye to Eye chapter leader – Eye to Eye is a national organization through which college students provide mentoring programs to youth with learning disabilities and ADHD. Chapter leaders will work with mentors and mentees, organize events, and attend an annual leadership training institute. Applications are due on Friday and are available at https://app.acrew.co/job/162620/eye-to_eye-chapter-leader.
- Newport Beach Film Festival seeks volunteers – If you enjoy movies, the Newport Beach Film Festival is looking for volunteers April 26-May 3. To sign up email Andrew Phillips at email@example.com. For more information visit https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/support/volunteer/.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Leadership matters – I am grateful that we have so many influential leaders visit campus to speak to our students; Angela Davis and Starbucks founding president Howard Behar are two good examples from this week alone. Leadership matters, and this is very true for our own campus life as well. Just looking through any one of my weekly announcements emails you can see how many interesting and engaging programs are offered each week by our student organizations. SGA, UPB, and dozens of other clubs contribute immensely to the quality of campus life. However, these programs don’t just happen on their own; these opportunities exist because some students made a commitment to making them happen. Furthermore, the quality of each opportunity relies heavily on the quality of the student leaders involved. When good leaders step up, we all benefit. This is the time of year during which many organizations are selecting their leaders for next year, and we need good people to fill these critical roles. So, I encourage you to ask yourself: Is now my time to step up?
Programs and events for the week of April 16
- Annual Spring Sizzle – Wednesday is Chapman’s 24th annual Spring Sizzle hosted by UPB and the Office of the President. This is one of the highlights of the Chapman year with live performances, games, and free food. This year’s theme is California, so I hope you will join me and your fellow students in the Attallah Piazza from 11am-1pm for this lively, fun, and entertaining Chapman tradition.
- Vaisakhi Celebration – Join the Fish Interfaith Center and Sikhlens Program for a celebration of Vaisakhi tonight at 6:30pm. Amardeep Singh will share his journey exploring the Sikh Legacy in Pakistan, and a Sikh dinner will be provided.
- Pua’ikeana Annual Lū’au: Ho’okumu Honua (The Creation of Paradise) – Pua’ikeana will be selling tickets today and Tuesday in the Attallah Piazza for their annual Lū’au, which will be held on May 5. The event will include Hawaiian and Polynesian dance performances, local music, and Hawaiian food. Tickets are $10 for Chapman students. Please visit their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/235795970299806/ for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
- Athlete Week – The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting its second annual Athlete Week starting on Tuesday and leading up to their first Athlete Formal event. Here is a list of the week’s events:
- Tuesday 4-6pm in Lastinger classrooms: Movie Night
- Wednesday 4-5pm in Allred Aquatics Center: Innertube Water Polo
- Thursday 7-8pm on Bert Williams Mall: Dodgeball
- Friday 4-7pm at Huntington Beach: Beach Bonfire
- Saturday 8-11pm in Argyros Forum: Athlete Formal
- Live podcast recording with author Pico Iyer – Wilkinson College presents another live podcast recording on Tuesday at 6pm at the 1888 Center (115 N. Orange Street). Pico Iyer is a celebrated travel writer and author who will be speaking about his journey and commitment from concept to completion. For more information, visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/04/06/the-art-of-stillness/.
- Circle K International recruiting new members – Circle K International will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-2pm. Stop by for free snacks and to learn more about the organization.
- Women in Business: Executive Leadership Panel – The Women in Business club is hosting an Executive Leadership panel on Tuesday from 6-8:30pm in Beckman Hall 404. There will be an opportunity to learn more about leadership in business and network with others. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/147438.
- Interfaith Intersectional Identities –Join the Interfaith Council and Orange County Interfaith Network on Tuesday from 7-8:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center for a community forum to discuss the intersection of seven student identities in conjunction with their religious traditions and discrimination. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Sting: Inside the FBI’s Provocation of Terror – The Sociology department’s Colloquium series continues on Wednesday at noon on the second floor of Roosevelt Hall. Guest speaker Pete Simi will lead a discussion called Sting: Inside the FBI’s Provocation of Terror. For more information visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/announcement/sociology-colloquium-series/.
- Starbucksfounding 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. On Wednesday from 7-8:30pm in Kennedy Hall room 237, 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.
- Taiwan and the World Conference – The Center for Global Education invites you to drop by Beckman Hall 404 on Wednesday between 9:30am and noon for a roundtable discussion on China-Taiwan relations and the US-Taiwan relations in a global context. For the agenda, speakers, and more information, visit the Center for Global Education website.
- Language Tables at Randall Dining Commons– This week you can join faculty members from the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the Randall Dining Commons on Wednesday and Thursday for another opportunity to share a meal and practice your language skills. Wednesday’s lunch from noon-1pm will include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin; Thursday’s dinner from 5-6pm will include Arabic, French, Japanese, and Spanish. The first 15 students at each session without a meal plan will have their meal funded by SGA.
- Deliberative Dialogue on Climate Change –On Wednesday at 5pm by the Student Union stage, Civic Engagement Initiatives will be hosting a conversation about the choices we have for addressing climate change. While disagreement about the cause may continue, the need to adapt to the projected impacts of climate change is more present than ever. Email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Wellness Project tabling – While at Spring Sizzle on Wednesday, make sure to stop by the Wellness Project’s table for some cool and refreshing mocktails as well as a chance to enter into a scavenger hunt to win prizes such as A la Minute and Polished gift cards.
- Screening of Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 207 for a film screening examining the history of the Filipino community’s role in the farm workers movement. While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez’s leadership, Filipino labor organizer Larry Itliong organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between the Filipino, Chicanx, and other communities that would continue for years. Email Brandon at email@example.com more information.
- Pre-Law Society and Kappa Alpha Pi attorney panel and mixer – On Wednesday at 7:30pm in Beckman Hall 214, the Pre-Law Society and Kappa Alpha Pi will host a panel of attorneys who will discuss law school and life working in the legal field. The panel will be followed by a networking mixer. RSVP here.
- Swap Not Shop– Civic Engagement Initiatives is hosting Swap Not Shop on Thursday from 5-8pm at the Student Union stage area. This program aims to avoid contributing textile waste to landfills. Bring your gently used and unwanted clothes, accessories, and any other items to exchange with other students. Email Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas discussion – Dr. Ruben Espinoza will speak at the Leatherby Libraries B03 (Center for American War Letters) on Thursday at 6pm about how Mexican ethnicity becomes part of the workday in Salinas Valley. This discussion is the first in a series of discussions leading up to the Heartbeat of Mexico festival on May 26-27. For more information and a list of upcoming events in the series, visit https://events.chapman.edu/49624.
- Grief and Loss small group sessions – If you have experienced loss of a loved one or are interested in learning about the universal experience of grief, I invite you to participate in the weekly Grief and Loss small group sessions that begin on Friday at 1pm in the Cross-Cultural Center. Visit Student Psychological Counseling Services to sign up.
- 19thannual Women in Focus presents The Streaming Era – You’re invited to join Dodge College on Friday at 1:30pm in Folino Theater to hear from female leaders at the 19th annual Women in Focus Conference. 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. Admission is free, but registration is required at https://www.chapman.edu/dodge/industry/women-focus.aspx.
- A Glimpse into Moments of Grief – Associate Professor of Dance Elizabeth Maxwell, dance senior Lexi DiFilippo ’18, choreographer Peter Sparling, and Associate Professor of Theatre Tamiko Washington will team up to share moments of grief in three short performances explored through western and eastern conceptual styles. The event will be on Friday at noon in the Fish Interfaith Center and is part of the 2018 Interplay Festival: Transcendings, an artistic collaboration of music, culture, and ideas between Chapman University and Pacific Symphony. Admission is free, but an RSVP is recommended to email@example.com.
- EquinoxSports Fitness Club career excursion – Equinox is a company with integrated luxury and lifestyle offerings centered on movement, nutrition, and regeneration. This Friday 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.
- Moonlight Mic – Moonlight Mic invites you to stop by the Masson Family Beach Club on Friday from 6:30-9:30pm for an evening of student performances. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/MoonlightMic/.
- Personal statement and scholarship essay workshop – Next Monday, April 23, at 1pm in Argyros Forum 209A, the Center for Undergraduate Research will host a personal statement and scholarship essay workshop for students interested in applying for a Fulbright, Marshall, Truman, or other national scholarship or fellowship program. This workshop will cover the purpose of the personal essays, characteristics of compelling successful essays, the do’s and don’ts of scholarship essays, and a brainstorming session to create your first draft. Please RSVP at https://events.chapman.edu/42238or contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Premiere screening of Not the Last Butterfly – The documentary, Not the Last Butterfly, will screen next Tuesday, April 24, at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209C. This film is an inspiring tale of The Butterfly Project, a grass roots arts and education initiative that memorializes the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust through global displays of ceramic butterflies. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow. RSVP here or email email@example.com with questions.
- Human and sex trafficking panel and information fair – On Wednesday, April 25, a group of organizations dedicated to eliminating human and sex trafficking will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza from noon-6pm to enhance awareness and action on this issue. Later that evening at 7pm, a panel of leaders in and around Orange County will be participating in an open discussion with students and other community members regarding their work in the fight against human and sex trafficking. These leaders and organizations are among those featured in the upcoming documentary, 26 Seconds, which highlights the stories of human trafficking survivors around the world and the organizations who are on the front lines rescuing them. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/26-seconds-screening-panel-discussion-hosted-by-professor-kelly-galindo-director-producer-of-26-tickets-45186776866 and https://mailchi.mp/d3c91d887670/042518-denim-day-event-26-seconds-screening-panel-discussion-on-human-trafficking-237255.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Golf v. Hope International on Wednesday (Tustin Ranch Golf Course)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday at 7pm and v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Redlands on Wednesday at 7pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Softball v. Cal Lutheran on Friday at 2pm and 4pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Men’s Tennis v. Occidental on Saturday at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Baseball v. La Verne on Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm (Hart Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Senior Fine Arts students will showcase their work this week in the BFA Studio Senior Show in the Guggenheim Gallery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm. Admission is free.
- The Chapman Saxophone Ensemble will perform on Thursday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- Opera Chapman and The Chapman Orchestra present a rendition of the coming-of-age comedic opera Albert Herring. Performances will be at 7:30pm on Friday and at 3pm on Sunday in Musco Center for the Arts. Student tickets are $10.
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