Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of April 23:
- 2018 James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award – The James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award is the highest honor for graduate students at Chapman, and is bestowed annually to the graduating doctoral and master’s students with distinguished records of academic accomplishment, scholarship, and service. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 James L. Doti Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Dr. Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi (doctoral recipient) and Ms. Elisa Kanter (master’s recipient).
- Avoid frustrating registration holds – Registration for summer and fall 2018 classes is happening now. I know you put a great deal of time and effort into planning your schedule, but each spring semester hundreds of students have holds on their registration because they have not submitted required health center documentation, have overdue conduct sanctions, have not completed their Healthy Panther Initiative requirement, or need to make a payment with the Business Office. I strongly encourage you to check your account in the Student Center to see whether you have one of these holds; if you do, take care of it ASAP. Those who do not unfortunately may find themselves at the back of the line for available classes. Go to http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/course-registration/registration-dates.aspx for detailed information on registration.
- Dougherty Scholarship application deadline – Applications and supplemental materials for the Dougherty Scholarship are due by Saturday at 5pm. 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.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question focuses on Starbucks: Starbucks plans to close more than 8,000 stores to conduct racial bias training for 175,000 employees following the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend before placing an order. Is unconscious bias training an effective approach to diversity education? Responses to the question about National Guard units at the border can be found on the One University blog (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- 2018-19 Panther newspaper applications deadline – The Panther is accepting applications through the end of today for paid writing, photography, editing, design, and management positions. Apply for writing and photography positions at http://www.thepantheronline.com/about-us/join-the-panther and email Rebeccah Glaser at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for all other positions.
- UPB hiring for 2018-19 – The University Program Board has paid director and marketing assistant positions available for those who enjoy event planning and leadership development. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, and are available at com/upbdirector and tinyurl.com/markasst. Prior UPB experience is not required.
- Deadline for Student Government Association check requests and funding – This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for funding for this semester is on Wednesday. If you have been approved for funding by the Student Government Association but not yet submitted your check request, the deadline to do so is May 1. Anyone who does not submit their check request by May 1 will not be eligible to receive the funding for which they were approved.
- Graduate Research Salon – The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to today 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/.
- AAC Peer Advisor positions open– The Academic Advising Center is accepting applications for summer peer advisors. Peer advisors are part-time, paid student employee positions that assist academic advisors with incoming freshman workshops throughout June and July. For further details and to apply, find the application at http://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/14249. Applications are open through April 30.
- Apply for the 2018-19 Post-Undergraduate Shinnyo Fellowship – The Shinnyo Fellowship program provides funding for ten months of local community involvement, beginning this August and concluding in May of 2019. Only students with an anticipated graduation date of May 2018 (or have already graduated in December 2017) are eligible to apply. The deadline is May 4; visit http://sef.org/programs/shinnyo-fellows-program/ for more information or email email@example.com with questions.
- Spring 2019 study abroad deadline – Please note that the deadline to apply for spring 2019 semester abroad programs is on May 4. Sign up for a First Steps session through May 1 at the Center for Global Education to get started.
- Fraudulent phone call scam – There are sophisticated scam artists who target college students and their families, and unfortunately Chapman students have not been immune. While these scams have different set ups, they almost all build to the same conclusion: an urgent demand to wire or transfer money (or provide bank account information) immediately. I strongly encourage you to be very wary of suspicious phone calls or messages making such demands. No legitimate business or government agency will expect you to make a decision on the spot without giving you the opportunity to consult with your family, attorney, etc. If someone is doing so, I would not comply and instead call the police. For more information on detecting fraudulent callers, visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams#Signs.
- JMP Thought of the Week: The arts are thriving at Chapman – I love working in an academic environment, and one of the things that is particularly special about Chapman is how the arts are such a vital part of the student culture. Just this week there are no fewer than five film screenings on campus, including one of a feature film directed by a recent Dodge College alumna. We also have the senior BFA studio show in the Guggenheim gallery, an artist lecture on Wednesday, a musical this weekend, and a concert by one of our outstanding a cappella groups. While this may seem like a lot – and it is – just keep in mind that these are mostly student-led programs that are offered in addition to the many other opportunities provided by our College of Performing Arts and the Musco Center. While there may be too many offerings to attend them all, I hope you will make time to treat yourself to at least one or two.
Programs and events for the week of April 23
- Career 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. No appointment is necessary.
- Sound healing with mindfulness meditation – There will be a program tonight from 7:30-9pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel for an hour of total relaxation, led by Dean Gail Stearns and Jody Theissen. Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket.
- Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism – You are invited to a book talk with Dr. Shira Klein tonight at 7pm in the Center for American War Letters in Leatherby Libraries. Historians have shown beyond doubt that many Italians were complicit in the Holocaust, yet Italy is still known as the Axis state that helped Jews. Dr. Klein uncovers how Italian Jews, though victims of Italian persecution, promoted the view that Fascist Italy was categorically good to them. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/47985 for more information.
- Chillel with Hillel – Hillel invites you to join them in the Student Union on Tuesday from 11am-1pm and enjoy some snacks.
- Student scholar ambassador information meeting – Center for Undergraduate Excellence student scholar ambassadors promote the scholarly research, creative activity, and scholarship opportunities on campus. Ambassadors will give presentations, participate in events, serve on panels, and advise peers. Interested students can talk with current ambassadors on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12:30pm in Smith Hall 101C. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- When Jeff Tried To Save The World screening and actor Q&A – On Tuesday at 7pm in Folino Theater, Dodge College hosts a screening of When Jeff Tried to Save the World, which is directed by Chapman alumna Kendall Goldberg (’17). Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Kendall and actors Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite) and Steve Berg. Seating is first come, first served. More information can be found at https://blogs.chapman.edu/dodge/2018/04/12/when-jeff-tried-to-save-the-world-pre-release-screening-and-actor-qa-april-24/.
- Premiere screening of Not the Last Butterfly – The documentary Not the Last Butterfly will screen on Tuesday 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 through global displays of ceramic butterflies the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow. RSVP here or email email@example.com with questions.
- Design your international experience workshop – If you will be participating in a travel course, international internship, or semester abroad, you’re encouraged to attend the Center for Global Education workshop on Wednesday at 2pm in their office at 576 N. Glassell. The workshop will discuss setting goals, working through challenges abroad, and developing transferable career skills from your international experience. RSVP here.
- Pua’ikeana Annual Lū’au: Ho’okumu Honua (The Creation of Paradise) – Pua’ikeana will be selling tickets on Wednesday and Thursday 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. Visit their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/235795970299806/ for more information and email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
- Poster design and presentation workshop – The Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be holding a workshop on Wednesday at 1pm in Argyros Forum 209A to address effective poster design and engaging presentation techniques. This workshop will include guest speakers Dr. Julye Bidmead and Dr. Criselda Toto, and will be helpful to students presenting at Student Research Day or a national or international conference, as well as anyone looking to improve their presentation abilities.
- Denim Day – CARES and Kappa Alpha Theta invite you to wear denim on Wednesday to protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes regarding sexual violence. You can learn more about the purpose of this event at denimdayinfo.org; you can also stop by the Denim Day table in the Attallah Piazza between 11am-2pm to sign a pledge, grab a button, and help put an end to sexual violence.
- Also on Denim Day, CARES, Club Documentary, and the Student Government Association invite you to a free screening of the documentary The Hunting Ground at 7pm in Folino Theater. This documentary focuses on the rape culture on college campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. Admission is free, and seating is first-come, first-served.
- Human and sex trafficking panel and information fair – On Wednesday 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 in Argyros Forum 209AB, 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.
- Yoga with Hillel – Hillel is sponsoring yoga on Wednesday at 4:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas discussions this week – The Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas series explores the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture by top academics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Religious Studies, and Music, leading to the Heartbeat of Mexico free festival at Chapman on May 27. The series continues this week with two discussions:
- Día de los Muertos – On Wednesday at 6pm Dr. Rafael Luévano will speak to the Mexican passion, devotion, and identity surrounding Día de los Muertos, from Aztec mythology to Disney’s Coco.
- Where is Mozlandia? – On Thursday at 6pm Melissa Hidalgo, author of Mozlandia: Morrissey Fans in the Borderlands (2016), explores the rise of “Mozlandia” as a transnational Morrissey fan community unique to the US-Mexico borderlands.
Both of these programs will be held in the Center for American War Letters in Leatherby Libraries. For more information and a list of upcoming events in the series, visit http://muscocenter.org/event/heartbeat-mexico-2018/.
- Film screening and discussion of Mountains That Take Wing – You’re invited to the Cross-Cultural Center on Wednesday from 7-9pm for a film screening and discussion of Mountains That Take Wing in celebration of APIDA Heritage Month. This event will highlight the life and social justice advocacy of Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama.
- Political debate: Immigration – Join Civic Engagement Initiatives and Chapman’s political student organizations on Wednesday at 7pm by the Student Union stage for the final student debate of the semester. Email Tyler at email@example.com or more information.
- Visual Thinker Lecture Series – The Art Department continues its Visual Thinker Lecture Series on Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 201, with Nancy Baker Cahill, a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) app that allows users to place art anywhere in the world. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/49702 for more information.
- Personal statement and scholarship essay workshop – The Center for Undergraduate Excellence will host a personal statement and scholarship essay workshop for students interested in applying for a national scholarship or fellowship, such as the Fulbright, Marshall, or Truman programs. The workshop will be held on Thursday from 1-3pm in Argyros Forum 209A, and will cover the purpose of the personal essays, characteristics of successful essays, the do’s and don’ts, and a brainstorming session to create your first draft. Contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Applying to Ph.D. programs, will be on Thursday at 4pm in Roosevelt Hall 121. 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/.
- Anastamos launch celebration – Anastamos is Chapman’s interdisciplinary graduate journal, with each semi-annual issue focusing on a theme around which submissions are accepted from all disciplines. You are invited to celebrate the third issue of Anastamos: DIS/ORDER on Thursday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209A. Go here for more information.
- Challah bake – Chabad invites you to bake some delicious Challah alongside your Jewish Panthers at 638 E. Collins Ave. (in Orange) on Thursday at 7:30pm.
- Bring back the 90s poolside bash – The Wellness Project invites you to stop by the Masson Family Beach Club pool on Friday from 11am-1pm to test your knowledge of alcohol and learn how drinking affects your vision. Snacks and *NSYNC tracks will be provided.
- Bounce Back from Stress workshop – Join Student Psychological Counseling Services at their Bounce Back from Stress workshop on Friday at 5pm in the Henley Hall Basement (John Biggs Conference Room). This workshop will provide you with stress relief and management skills needed to push through the end of this semester.
- Shabbat dinner with Hillel – On Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, you can join Hillel for Shabbat services led by a song leader followed by dinner.
- The Players’ Society Presents: Richard Nixon’s Big Adventure – The Players’ Society’s spring show, Richard Nixon’s Big Adventure, will debut this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in Irvine Lecture Hall. Performances will continue at the same time next week on May 4 and 5. Tickets are $5 at the door.
- Second annual Chapman Dog Day – The Student Government Association and University Program Board invite you (and your dog) to join your neighbors (and their dogs) on the Aitken Arts Plaza (in front of the Musco Center for the Arts) on Saturday from 11am-1pm. In addition to dogs, the event will include food, performances, and vendors. Vouchers for Dragon Dog’s food truck will be available to students as supplies last.
- Roots Native Habitat Restoration– Join Civic Engagement Initiatives on Saturday for a morning of native habitat restoration at one of the last coastal wetlands in Southern California. Space is limited; RSVP at https://orgsync.com/22989/events/2334519/occurrences/5625339. For more information, email Brandon at email@example.com.
- Education and Ethnic Studies summit – The third annual Education and Ethnic Studies Summit will be held on Saturday from 8am-4pm in the Beckman Hall lobby. This summit will explore the power of critical consciousness, spirituality, and solidarity in the movement of Ethnic Studies. The day will include dialogue circles, keynote speakers, workshops, special guests from the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing, and a live performance by Chingona Fire: A Feminist Latina Poetry Collective. The event is free, but guests must register in advance at https://events.chapman.edu/43631.
- SoundCheck senior send-off concert – On Sunday SoundCheck will be performing a senior send-off concert in Irvine Lecture Hall at 2pm. This concert will include four new songs, including arrangements of Panic! At the Disco and Queen.
- Free screening of Human Flow and director Q&A – Chapman Oxfam Club presents a free screening of Human Flow, a documentary by Ai Weiwei that reveals the struggle behind today’s refugee The screening will be held next Monday, April 30, at 8pm in the Student Union. To watch the trailer, go to http://www.rocoeducational.com/human_flow.
- Krav Maga event – Next Monday, April 30, at 5pm in Argyros Forum 201, Chabad will host an educational, hands-on workshop on Krav Maga, a self-defense technique used by the Israeli Defense Forces. Please wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing to this event.
- Register for Cross-Cultural Center graduation ceremonies – The Cross-Cultural Center will host graduation celebrations for interested members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Black, Disability, Lavender (LGBTQIA+), and Latinx communities. Graduates from these communities interested in participating in the celebrations are asked to register at https://orgsync.com/26011/forms/308806; registration closes May 1. All students, staff, faculty, friends, and family are welcome to attend and celebrate their graduate. Here are the dates of the events:
- Black Graduation: Monday, May 7, at 7pm
- Lavender Graduation: Tuesday, May 8, at 7pm
- Students with Disabilities Graduation: Wednesday, May 9, at 7pm
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American: Friday, May 11, at 7pm
- Latinx Graduation: Saturday, May 12, at 11am
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kaiser Permanente South Bay Career Excursion – On Friday, May 4, from noon-5pm, Kaiser Permanente South Bay will be hosting a private tour of their facilities for Chapman students, including the emergency department, intensive care unit, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory departments, and wellness center. If you have an interest in healthcare administration, policy, or research, you’re encouraged to RSVP soon, as space is extremely limited. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/143835/share_preview.
- Campus Leadership Awards – Mark your calendars for the annual Campus Leadership Awards ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 2pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. I hope you will make time in your schedule to attend the awards program and celebrate the accomplishments of your peers.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Softball v. Redlands on Friday at 2pm and at 4pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Baseball v. Occidental on Friday at 3pm (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 from 11am-4pm. Admission is free.
- The Big Band and Jazz Combo will perform on Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center for the Arts. Tickets are free for students.
- The Department of Theatre presents The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, a parable play by Bertolt Brecht that parallels Hitler and his henchmen with the crime lords of Chicago. Performances will be held in Waltmar Theatre at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday. Additional performances will be held at the same times next week. Student tickets are $10.
- The Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital will include a mixture of solo and collaborative piano student performances. The recital will be held on Friday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Joey Alexander Trio will perform at the Musco Center for the Arts on Friday at 7:30pm. Joey Alexander is a 15 year-old Bali-born jazz pianist who has played at jazz festivals around the world. Students receive $10 off ticket prices.
- The Instrumental Chamber Music concert will include student performances in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios, and brass ensembles. Wind and Brass performances will be at 2pm, and String and Piano performances will be at 5pm. Both concerts will be held on Saturday in the Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- Tao: Drum Heart is an energetic, choreographed spectacle of Japanese traditional Taiko drumming. The performance will be held at 4pm on Sunday in the Musco Center for the Arts. Students receive $10 off ticket prices.
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