Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of January 14:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – The University will be closed next Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- Important information for students graduating – If you expect to complete your degree this spring semester or over the summer, you should apply for degree conferral as soon as possible, preferably by Tuesday. Visit https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/graduation/index.aspxfor more information.
- Thursday is the deadline to drop classes – Please remember that Thursday is the last day to withdraw from your interterm course or change the number of credits (in courses designated for variable credits).
- Interterm course evaluations – Starting on Thursday at 7am course evaluations (excluding Law) will appear on your Blackboard landing page in a section titled “Course Evaluations;” evaluations will close on January 26 at 11:59pm. Completing these evaluations is extremely important, and your anonymous feedback will help improve the course. If you have any technical problems or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2019-20 Resident Advisor applications – If you are seeking more ways to get involved on campus, give back to the Chapman community, and gain valuable leadership experience, I would encourage you to consider applying to be a Resident Advisor for the 2019-20 academic year. Make sure to attend one of the information sessions throughout January to learn more about the application process and position requirements; applications are due on Sunday, February 3. You can view the application by logging into Engage at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/ and searching for “2019-2020 Resident Advisor Application.”
- First Generation Mentor Program seeks executive board members – The First Generation Mentor Program pairs Chapman students with high school students who plan on being the first person in their family to attend college. Mentors will help guide them in the college application process and the development of professional skills. If you are interested in being a part of the executive board, please see position descriptions and the application at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/245947.
- TLT tutoring during interterm – The Tutoring, Learning, and Testing Center is offering tutoring for students enrolled in interterm courses, although availability is limited by the number of the TLT tutors here during interterm. If you are in need of a tutor for assistance in your interterm class make sure to stop by the Tutoring Center in DeMille Hall room 130.
- A dinner event with Prof. Greg Daddis – On Wednesday, the World Affairs Council of Orange County (WACOC) has organized a special dinner event and conversation with Prof. Greg Daddis, Director of Chapman’s War and Society master’s program and retired US Army Colonel, on “Perpetual War: Lessons Learned from America’s Involvement in Vietnam.” The dinner will be held from 5:30-8:30pm at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Student tickets are $45. Go here for more information.
- University Program Board hosts Hollywood Hike – University Program Board is hosting a hike to the Hollywood sign on Sunday from 9am-5pm. Tickets are free, include transportation, and can be reserved at universitytickets.com.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Chapman Grand thanks – As I shared with you last week, we had a water pipe break at Chapman Grand last week. I want to take a minute to say thank you to the residents of Chapman Grand for your patience and cooperation during this stressful situation. I know it is frustrating to have this unplanned disruption and, for some of you, to be relocated while the matter is being resolved. Unfortunately, since some rooms will require substantial repairs, there are residents who will be relocated for quite some time. As we know uncertainty can add to your frustration, we are doing our best to identify which rooms will require further work and the timeline for repair. We ask for your continued patience with us in this process, as we feel providing inaccurate information would be more problematic than delayed information. I also want to extend my thanks to the staff in Facilities Management and Residence Life and First Year Experience for doing such great work while working long, stressful hours to minimize the negative effects of this situation.
- Panthers playing at home during interterm –
- Men’s Basketball v. Caltech on Wednesday at 7pm and v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at 4pm (Hutton Center)
- Swimming and Diving v. Mills on Friday at 11am and v. Biola on Saturday, January 26, at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Basketball v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at 2pm and v. Cal Lutheran on Wednesday, January 23, at 7pm (Hutton Center)
- Events in the Arts during interterm –
- Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform at the Musco Center next Thursday, January 24, at 7:30pm. Hubbard Street’s Musco Center debut will feature a diverse program by internationally recognized living artists.
- Dance: Works in Progress is a dance concert featuring a “work in progress” glimpse of Chapman’s talented dance student choreographers. Program 1 will take place on Saturday, January 26, at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Program 2 will take place on Sunday, January 27, also at 2pm and 7:30pm; all performances will be held in Partridge Dance Studio and there will be a dialogue with the choreographers following the show. Admission is free.
- Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, two Hall of Fame bluesmen, will perform at the Musco Center on Sunday, January 27, at 4pm. Bishop, with his Gibson guitar, and Musselwhite, with his wailing harmonica, exemplify the roots of Chicago blues.
- The Hilbert Museum continues its exhibit on How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Chuck Jones and the Making of an Animated Classic and Bay Area Scene Paintings. The museum is located at 167 N Atchison St., and admission is free. Find more information at http://www.hilbertmuseum.com/.
Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com.
Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday next Monday, there will be no announcements next week. Have a great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866