Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 4:
- A Panther’s Perspective: Help us showcase the true Chapman experience – I am teaming with my colleagues in the Office of Admission to try to capture the personality and essence of what it means to be a Chapman student. No matter how big or small the moments – grabbing a drink at Starbucks with friends before class, playing in a SCIAC-rival match, or performing on the Musco Center stage – we want to showcase what it’s like to be a Chapman Panther. To capture the variety of these experiences, we need your help. We are asking you to share with us a short video of your day – a snippet of a moment, location, or relationship that is meaningful to your experience at Chapman. This could be an internship, study abroad experience, research project, campus club or organization, weekend trip to a local attraction, or anything else that is meaningful to you. We will then select submissions to create a longer video to share with admitted students and their families across the country and around the world. All participants in this video contest will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win your choice of two Disneyland tickets, $200 in Panther Bucks, or $25 gift cards to Burger Parlor, Aussie Bean, and Rutabagorz. Here is an overview of the contest guidelines:
- Maximum length of 30 seconds per submission (focus on quality – a cool visual and meaningful moment – not quantity)
- Entries must be submitted via DropBox at http://chapman.edu/student-videos by Friday, March 1, at 4pm
- Only one submission per student, but you can submit one video on your own or team up with friends and submit together
- Submissions must include your full name(s), year(s), hometown(s), and major(s)/minor(s) in the video credits
- By participating, you give permission to Chapman to use the footage for promotional purposes
I look forward to seeing your submissions! In the meantime, if you have any questions email Amy Hammer at email@example.com.
- Course registration deadline Friday– Don’t forget that this Friday is the last day you can add a course or drop a course without a W. It is also the last day you can change a course to the audit option. To learn how dropped courses might adjust your tuition charges, visit https://www.chapman.edu/students/tuition-and-aid/sbs/refunds/withdrawals-refunds-credits.aspx.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question focuses on the polar vortex. The US has recently experienced temperatures at Arctic-like levels. The latest research shows a relationship between a melting Arctic and extreme winter weather, though some have used the polar vortex to question the existence of global warming. What should the national conversation focus on in order to address the root cause of these climate conditions? Responses to last week’s question about the government shutdown can be found here.
- Apply to join the University Program Board – The University Program Board is now accepting membership applications for students interested in leadership opportunities, marketing, and event planning. Apply at chapman.edu before February 17.
- Alternative Break registration – Attending an Alternative Break is an experience that can challenge and expand your understanding of yourself and society. Join Civic Engagement Initiatives for an Alternative Spring Break trip to Weed, California (March 17-23); applications close Friday. For more information or to apply visit chapman.edu/civicor contact Maddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Calliope now accepting submissions – Calliope art and literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for their spring 2019 issue. Submissions are open until Monday, February 25, at 11:59pm. You can submit up to two pieces for the chance to work one-on-one with Calliope editors and get published. For more guidelines and the submissions link, go to https://chapmancalliope.wordpress.com/submissions/.
- Summer2019 travel course to the French Riviera – Students enrolling in the summer 2019 travel course to the French Riviera will spend three weeks in the south of France, eating breakfast and dinner each day with their home stay family, taking a French class in the mornings at a local school, and exploring the beauty of the French Riviera. Planned excursions include Monaco, the Medieval Artistic Villages of Èze and St. Paul de Vence, and a French cooking class. All levels of French are offered from FREN 101 to FREN 399; FREN 101 requires no knowledge of French to enroll. For more information contact Dr. John Boitano, Chair and Associate Professor of French, at email@example.com.
- Join the Chapman Diversity Project – The Chapman Diversity Project (CDP) is a volunteer-driven initiative that brings the campus community together for meaningful dialogue and advocacy regarding diversity and inclusion at Chapman. If you are looking for a new leadership opportunity, an outlet for campus-related activism, mentorship opportunities, or are interested in networking and building your resume, we encourage you to consider participating. The CDP Student Resource Fair will be held on February 26 from 6-8pm in the Cross-Cultural Center where you will have the opportunity to meet current CDP members and learn more about current
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship applications open – Applications are now open for paid summer fellowships on campus with a faculty member, including professional programming and social events. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, at 4pm. For more information, visit https://www.chapman.edu/research/center-for-undergraduate-excellence/funding-opportunities/surf-program.aspx.
- Outdoor camping gear rentals – The Doti-Struppa Rock Wall has camping gear available for rent including sleeping bags, tents, camp stoves, and coolers. You can reserve equipment through the Engage portal and pick it up during Rock Wall open hours (Monday-Friday from 7-11pm and Saturday from 1-4pm).
- Tutoring on campus– The Tutoring, Learning, and Testing (TLT) Center offers a variety of services for students seeking academic help:
- Walk-in tutoring begins today in DeMille Hall 140 and the Davis Academic Center; there is typically no wait to work with a tutor.
- Academic mentors are available to help you get organized, reduce stress, and improve your grades. Stop by DeMille Hall 130 to sign up.
- Supplemental Instruction Leaders will be coming into your lectures to make SI announcements this week.
Visit www.chapman.edu/tutoring to learn more and view a schedule of tutoring availability.
- JMP Thought of the Week: Black History Month – Among the Chapman Student Affairs staff, one of our most fundamental values is that when we have a deeper understanding of our own identity and empathy for the identities of others, we create a stronger and more inclusive community. Toward this end, we are committed to offering programs that provide students with an awareness of the different identities that comprise our community; furthermore, we believe it is particularly important to affirm those identities that are underrepresented on our campus. February is Black History Month, and represents an opportunity for all of us to embrace this commitment. I hope you will join me by the Student Union stage this afternoon from 2:30-4pm as the Cross-Cultural Center kicks off this important celebration. (While you are in the Union, I also encourage you to check out the Black History Month edition of the I Am Chapman gallery.)
Programs and events for the week of February 4
- Black History Month Kickoff– Join the Cross-Cultural Center to kick off Black History Month today from 2:30-4pm at the Student Union stage area. Enjoy food, entertainment, and a look into this month’s programs.
- Latter-day Saint Student Association Institute meetings – The Latter-day Saint Student Association Institute classes will now be held on Mondays at 2pm and Thursdays at 11:30am in the Peterson Conference Room in the Fish Interfaith Center. The Institute will be taught by Jeremy Parkin and focus on the Teachings of the Living Prophets.
- Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally visits Chapman – Today at 4pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios, Chapman celebrates four-time Tony winner and Emmy winner Terrence McNally as he receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. The conferral of the honorary degree will be accompanied by the Orange County premiere ofEvery Act of Life, the award-winning feature documentary chronicling the life and career of this American theater icon. Jeff Kaufman (Every Act of Life director/producer) and Professor Raymond-Jean Frontain (University of Central Arkansas) will join Mr. McNally to discuss the film and his career following the screening. Register for this free event at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1983&cid=32.
- Monthly fitness challenge – The Fitness and Recreation Services February challenge begins today. Pick up a stamp card at the Fitness Center and earn stamps by attending fitness activities throughout the month. Completed stamp cards can be submitted to a drawing for prizes such as an Apple Watch (grand prize), Hydroflask (first runner up), and MX10 Bluetooth wireless headphones (second runner up). Learn more at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3134077.
- Mindfulness Certificate course – Professor Julie Artman will be leading a six-week Mindfulness Certificate course on Mondays beginning today and continuing through March 11. The first session is tonight at 5pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Sound healing and labyrinth walk – Stop by the Fish Interfaith Center tonight at 7:30pm for an hour of total relaxation with sound healing meditation and a labyrinth walk. Please bring your own yoga mat.
- One Big Sex Night– University Program Board hosts an interactive discussion about sex at the Student Union stage area on Wednesday at 6pm. There will be art, music, and an informational sex workshop. Contact Clarissa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Progressive Bible study – Nancy Brink is leading a progressive Bible study session with Saint John’s Bible on Thursday at noon in the Wilkinson Founders Chapel in the Fish Interfaith Center. Pizza will be provided. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Spring 2019 graduate student workshops – WilkinsonCollege begins its spring 2019 workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. This week’s workshop, Job Search Techniques with Career and Professional Development, will be held Thursday at 4pm in Roosevelt Hall 121. Find more information and a complete list of workshops at https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/12/04/graduate-workshops/.
- Schmid STEM networking event– On Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm in Argyros Forum 209, Schmid students will be kicking off the semester with a STEM networking event. Stop by to learn from a panel of STEM industry recruiters and enjoy an evening of networking with professionals from a wide range of organizations including Allergan, FBI, OCTANe, Microsemi, and Johnson & Johnson. RSVP on Handshake.
- First Generation Spring Kickoff – The Promising Futures Program hosts their spring kickoff event for first generation college students on Thursday at 6pm on the Argyros Forum third floor patio. Stop by to enjoy music and food with new friends.
- Free screening of Aquaman 3D– Dodge College will host a screening of Aquaman 3D on Thursday at 7pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. A Q&A session with producer Rob Cowan and VFX Supervisor Jamie Price will follow the screening. Seating is first come, first served. Please visit https://events.chapman.edu/61852 for more information.
- PantherSports League – A 3-on-3 weekly basketball tournament begins Thursday and will run every Thursday night at 8pm at the Residence Life basketball courts. Sign up for Panther Sports League today at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/246582.
- 2019 Hall Olympics – The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience will host their annual Hall Olympics Friday-Sunday. You can view a list of this year’s tournaments and register to participate here; registration closes at noon on Thursday. Be sure to wear your hall t-shirts on the days you sign up to increase team spirit points.
- South Coast Repertory lunch and learn – The College of Performing Arts and South Coast Repertory (SCR) will host an information session on Friday at noon in Moulton Hall 212 about the SCR summer acting intensive program. Lunch will be provided. Learn more and RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/270360/share_preview.
- The Players Society presents Drug Trip– The Players Society’s interterm show Drug Trip follows the adventure of two high school seniors as they track down a misplaced order of crystals. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in Argyros Forum 208, with an additional matinee performance at 2:30pm on Saturday. Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=71 and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Rock wall bouldering competition – The Doti-Struppa Rock Wall will host a bouldering competition from 8pm-midnight on Friday. First place will win a Bluetooth speaker, and second place will win a Hydroflask. RSVP at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3160512.
- Rock-climbing clinic – The climbing assistants at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall are hosting an introductory clinic on Saturday from 1-3pm. The clinic will cover foundations of indoor rock-climbing including gear, safety, and climbing techniques. Register at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3103808.
- Skiingand snowboarding at Snow Valley Mountain Resort – Fitness and Recreation Services is hosting a snow-filled day at Snow Valley Mountain Resort on Sunday. Buses depart campus at 8am and will return at approximately 6:30pm. You can bring your skis and snowboards or rent equipment at the mountain. Tickets are on sale now and cost $30 for round-trip transportation and an all-day lift pass. Purchase tickets at universitytickets.com.
- Fraternity rush begins Sunday – The Interfraternity Council Fraternity Rush will begin with a kickoff event on Sunday at 1:30pm in Beckman Hall 404. Fraternity Rush will continue until Friday, February 22. Register for all Rush activities for $10 at https://secure.touchnet.com/C27377_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=272.
- International Student Career Certification – The first of four international student career sessions will be next Monday, February 11, at 4pm in Argyros Forum 209B. An alumni panel will discuss job and internship search strategies. Students who complete all four sessions will earn a Certified Career Student designation. Learn more and RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/253608/share_preview.
- Free pre-release screening of Happy Death Day 2U– Dodge College will host a screening of Happy Death Day 2U next Monday, February 11, at 7pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios, courtesy of Universal Pictures. Seating is first come, first served. Please visit https://events.chapman.edu/61853 for more information.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Tennis v. Hope International on Tuesday at 1pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Women’s Basketball v. Caltech on Tuesday at 7pm (Hutton Sports Center)
- Baseball v. Hope International in an exhibition game on Tuesday at 7pm (Hart Park)
- Women’s Water Polo v. UC Irvine (club) in an exhibition match on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Women’s Tennis v. Idaho State on Saturday at 1pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Softball v. Whitworth on Sunday at 11am and 1:30pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The 2019 Choral Festival will feature high school and college choirs from across Orange County. Performances will be held on Friday in Memorial Hall. The event will begin at noon and continue until 10pm. Admission is free.
- Acclaimed artists Elwira Piorun, Desmond Richardson, and Ido Tadmor will present a dance performance on Friday at 7:30pm in Waltmar Theatre; they will also host master classes on Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 10:30am. Tickets to the performance start at $5, and master classes are $35.
- Nicholas Isherwood will perform a selection of solo voice pieces from the 20th century as part of the New Horizons Concert Series on Saturday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
- William Fitzpatrick will perform on violin for a faculty recital on Sunday at 5pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Tickets are $5.
- The Hilbert Museum continues its exhibit Bay Area Scene Paintings, as well as two new exhibitions: “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell: Celebrating a New Acquisition,” and “The Magic and Flair of Mary Blair.” 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.
Have a great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866