Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 11:
- Campus Leadership Awards nominations – Each year my office sponsors the Campus Leadership Awards program, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of students within the Chapman community. You can learn more about the Campus Leadership Awards at https://www.chapman.edu/students/life/awards/index.aspx. Nominations for the 2019 Awards open today; to nominate a student for a Campus Leadership Award please go to https://webfarm.chapman.edu/LeadershipAwards/, which has a list of all awards available. The last day to submit a nomination is Monday, March 11, at 11:59pm. Should you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. The Campus Leadership Awards ceremony will be on Friday, May 3, at 2pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. All are welcome.
- There are also Campus Leadership Awards for student organizations. The process for nominating clubs and organizations will be announced in the coming weeks.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question focuses on minimum wage. Last year, thousands of people marched in LA as part of a nationwide “Fight for 15” protest to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour. On January 1, 2019, California’s minimum wage increased to $12/hour and is scheduled to rise over the next few years. Should the minimum wage be increased? What would the impact be on businesses and employees alike? Responses to last week’s question about the polar vortex can be found here.
- Residence Life and First Year Experience leadership applications– This is a reminder that applications are open for Fenestra Community Assistant (FCA) and Orientation Leader (OL). Here again are the deadlines:
- Returning Orientation Leader applications are due Friday at 11:45pm; go to https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/248175to reapply. New Orientation Leader applications are due next Friday, February 22, at 11:45pm. Go to https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/248198 to apply. For questions, please contact Jordan Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fenestra Community Advisor applications are due next Monday, February 18, at 11:59pm. If you are interested, please fill out the form on Engage at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/238323. For any questions, please contact Joe Koluder at email@example.com or Juliane Corpus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 Sunday.
- Walk-in tutoring available – There is walk-in tutoring available for CHEM 140, BIOL 204, and BCHM/BIOL 208 in Morlan Hall on Sundays and evenings; in addition, walk-in tutoring is available in DeMille Hall and the Davis Academic Center (located in the Davis Community Center) Monday through Thursday from 1-5pm. No appointments are needed; go to chapman.edu/tutoringto see the courses, hours of tutoring, and locations.
- Study abroad deadlines – Summer 2019 Travel Courses are open with most requirements due March 26. Spring 2020 semester study abroad applications are open and due May 3. Sign up for a First Steps session too learn about selecting a program, how you can afford to go abroad, and your next steps.
- Participate in the NextGen Overnight program – The Next Gen Overnight program connects first-generation prospective students with current on-campus residents who will host them for one or two nights during the spring semester. The program will take place on the weekends of February 21-22 and April 4-5. If you are an on-campus resident interested in volunteering to host an admitted student overnight, please contact email@example.com.
- Apply to be an Orange County Watershed Education Ambassador – OC WEAP is an organization that presents educational programs to local elementary schools about the Southern California watershed. You can sign up to be an OC WEAP Ambassador through the form on Civic Engagement Initiatives’ Engage profile; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Cyber criminals targeting college students – The FBI has identified successful scam email campaigns directed at university students, especially during periods when financial aid funds are disbursed in large volumes. In general, the scam emails request students’ login credentials for the University’s internal intranet. The cyber criminals use this ruse to capture students’ login and password, and after gaining access, change the students’ direct deposit destination to the scammers’ bank account. Chapman has recently updated the ePay system to require 2 factor authentication to help protect you against these kinds of scams. We strongly advise you to log in to the Chapman ePay website and setup 2 factor authentication to help protect against scammers out to access your bank account information and your money. For more info contact email@example.com.
- Bike sharing survey – In an effort to become a more sustainable campus, Student Government Association is requesting that you take a few minutes to complete the following survey about a potential bike sharing program opportunity on campus: https://chapmancommutingandbikesharesurvey2018.questionpro.com/?fbclid=IwAR3TfjWgCfuLUFIe_CYoa2PDT9G9y-5RQTNTXdnfY1gTBJen4nyLlYd2Yi4.
- JMPThought of the Week: Productive conversations about real problems – A popular theme in my weekly thoughts is my belief that the role of the university is not just to educate students, but to give you opportunities to process, deliberate, and debate the challenges facing our society. As cheesy as it might sound, I truly believe universities are preparing the next generation of leaders, and we need leaders who can not only advocate for their issues but also work with others to solve real problems. The Community Forum on Tuesday at 4pm in the Cross-Cultural Center provides just such an opportunity. This forum will be focusing on the developments surrounding Title IX; specifically, we will be addressing this question: how can universities support victims of sexual misconduct while at the same time provide a fair adjudication process? While the Title IX changes proposed by the Trump administration have received a great deal of media attention, there also have been recent court decisions that will have just as much, if not more, impact on how universities proceed. I encourage all of you to stop by to learn more about these issues and join with me and others in a discussion on how universities should respond to this very real problem on our campus and in our society.
Programs and events for the week of February 11
- Student Involvement Fair – This Wednesday is the spring Student Involvement Fair, during which more than 100 clubs and campus departments will be on hand from 11am-1:30pm in the Attallah Piazza to share great opportunities that can enhance your college experience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (While the weather forecasts rain, the Fair will still take place.)
- STI/UTI information and testing clinic – The Student Government Association is partnering with the Student Health Center to provide information and free testing opportunities for STIs and UTIs today and Tuesday from 11am-1pm in the Attallah Piazza.
- John FowlesCreative Writing Series – The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and film. The series begins today at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404 with Italian journalist and television writer Enrico Deaglio. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/52493 for more information.
- Free pre-release screening of Happy Death Day 2U– Dodge College will host a free screening of Happy Death Day 2U tonight 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.
- Audition for Floor13 dance group – Floor 13 hip hop dance group is hosting an open rehearsal tonight and Wednesday from 10pm-midnight in Argyros Forum 119B for those interested in auditioning to join the dance group this semester. Official auditions will be held at the same time and location on Wednesday, February 20.
- Vagina Monologues tickets – The annual Chapman production of Vagina Monologues will be held next weekend, February 22-24. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at their table in the Attallah Piazza this week, online at universitytickets.com, or at the door for $10.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) open house – The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to have a paid summer fellowship on campus with a faculty member. Stop by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence on Tuesday from 10am-4pm to speak with past participants and CUE representatives. Presentations will be given at the top of each hour. Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/61825.
- Cross-Cultural Center focus groups – If the Cross-Cultural Center has made an impact on your Chapman experience, I encourage you to attend the first focus group session on Tuesday at noon in Argyros Forum 304. Sign up on the Engage form titled “Spring 2019 Cross-Cultural Center Focus Group Application.” Additional sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 20, at 4pm and Thursday, February 28, at 2pm. Refreshments will be provided.
- Community Forum: Processing the realities of Title IX adjudication– On Tuesday at 4pm I am hosting my first Community Forum of the semester in the Cross-Cultural Center. Community Forums are open to all students and will include discussions on a broad range of campus climate issues. This first session will focus on issues related to Title IX. I feel this is an excellent time to revisit this critical issue, since proposed changes from the Trump administration as well as recent court cases will have a significant impact on how universities respond to allegations. We will discuss what these changes might look like and how we might respond. As always, we welcome all interested students to attend and share any thoughts or concerns you have, as well as listen and provide feedback to others. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
- Sisterhood Circle – Sisterhood Circle is a dialogue circle for women of color creating great opportunities to make friends and discuss some current issues women of color are facing. The first session will be on Tuesday at 6pm in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304).
- Single’s Awareness Day – The University Program Board will host a screening of A Star is Born on Tuesday at 7pm in the Student Union. There will be cookies, a card-making station, games, Valentine’s Day giveaways, and complimentary snacks.
- Chapman Republicans host Larry Elder – Chapman College Republicans is hosting author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder on Tuesday at 8pm in Argyros Forum 209BC. Doors will open at 7pm. Mr. Elder will be speaking about President Trump year 3 and the rising popularity of socialism. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
- Meet your academic advisor – The Academic Advising Center is hosting a meet and greet on Wednesday from 9-11am in the Student Union. Donuts and hot beverages will be provided, and vegan and gluten-free options will be available. For more information, visit the Academic Advising Office in Beckman Hall 405.
- Internship Search Lunch and Learn – The Office of Career and Professional Development will host a workshop on Wednesday from 11:30am-12:45pm in Argyros Forum 209C about the best practices for searching for an internship. Pizza will be provided. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/257593/share_preview.
- Medical Device and Life Science Networking Night – The DeviceAlliance Young Professionals Committee will host a panel presentation about careers in the medical device and life science industry on Wednesday at 5:30pm on the Keck Center McCardle stairs. This is a free event, but an RSVP is required at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/247975/share_preview.
- Free screening of 13th – As part of Black History Month, the Cross-Cultural Center will host a screening of the documentary 13th on Wednesday at 6pm. A panel with Prof. Angel Miles Nash will follow the screening. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
- Spring 2019graduate student workshops – Wilkinson College continues its spring 2019 workshops for graduate students on topics related to academic, personal, and career development. This week’s workshop, Book Reviews with Dr. Tom Zoellner, will be held Wednesday at 7pm in Roosevelt Hall 121. Find more information and a complete list of workshops at https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/12/04/graduate-workshops/.
- Kappa Alpha Pi professional pre-law fraternity rush – Kappa Alpha Pi is Chapman’s professional Pre-Law co-educational fraternity that provides students with an opportunity to learn more about law school, the LSAT, and careers in the legal field. They will kick off their spring rush process this week with information sessions on Wednesday at 10pm and Thursday at 7:30pm in Argyros Forum 209A, and a professional mixer on Friday at 5pm in Argyros Forum 201. Visit https://www.chapmankap.org/ or their Facebook page for additional rush details and to fill out an application.
- 3-3 to Senior Legacy – Speaking of the Involvement Fair, 3-3 to Senior Legacy will be on hand at the Fair so seniors can stop by to leave their Senior Legacy; freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can learn more about volunteer opportunities this semester. Go to https://www.chapman.edu/support-chapman/chapman-fund/senior-legacy.aspx for more information.
- Power 106 radio station tour – Join Career and Professional Development for a behind the scenes tour of Power 106’s radio station on Thursday. Buses will leave from the Career House (on Glassell St. across from Reeves Hall) at 10:45am and return at 3:30pm. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/254044/share_preview.
- ProgressiveBible 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.
- Arabic club free screening of Amira My Love – The Arabic Club is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a free screening of Amira My Love (My Princess, My Love), a film adapted from the romantic novel by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. The screening will be on Thursday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 206. Food will be provided. Contact Dr. Amer El-Ahraf at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 3-on-3 basketball tournament – Every Thursday night from 8-10pm until March 14, there will be a 3-on-3 basketball game at the Residence Hall basketball courts. Participating teams will have the chance to win Lakers tickets. Register here.
- Pick up your own Shabbox from Hillel – OnFriday Hillel will be handing out Shabboxes in the Student Union so you can host your own Shabbat. Each Shabbox is $10 and includes challah, grape juice, and electric candles. To sign up, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq28J2Nq-0gogalyAsu2Q6EUPxVn6a1FS_otTK-kF8uaDOMw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1. For more information, visit the Chapman Hillel Facebook page.
- Meet the new College of Performing Arts career advisor and director of admissions – You’re invited to stop by Hashinger Science Center suite 130 on Friday from 1-3pm to meet the College of Performing Arts Career Advisor Emma Waldon and Assistant Director of Admissions Jasmine Villa-Stofko. Coffee will be provided. Learn more at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/265945/share_preview.
- How to highlight your arts training on a business resume – Learn how to showcase your artistic talents and experiences on a standard business resume at the Career Workshop on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm in Partridge Dance Center 112. RSVP at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/265946/share_preview.
- University Program Board hosts four-hour film festival – University Program Board encourages you to come out and compete in their first four-hour film festival on Friday at 5pm in the Student Union. Students of all majors and minors are welcomed to compete by collaborating with your friends to create a short movie in just four hours; all you need is a recording device (phone or camera) and a laptop with a USB port. Movies will then be showcased to compete for prizes. For more information on rules and guidelines, please check out Engage.
- Eaglewing CrossFit class – Fitness and Recreation Services will sponsor a free CrossFit class on Saturday at 11am at Eaglewing CrossFit in Orange. Eaglewing’s trainers will work with participants at all levels. Learn more at http://eaglewingcrossfit.com/. Reserve a ticket at universitytickets.com.
- Playbook for Life – The first of two Playbook for Life events will take place next Monday, February 18, from 5:30-7pm in Beckman Hall 404. Panelists including Chapman athletic alumni and recruiters from companies (Angels Baseball, Gallo Wine Company, Aon Risk, Solutions, Bay Alarm, Becton Dickinson, and Los Angeles Lakers) with a preference for sports-minded individuals will be leading a discussion and Q&A on how to transfer your skills from the field to the workplace and navigate a successful career. Chapman student-athletes are encouraged to take advantage of at least one of the two panel events this spring. RSVP and learn more on Handshake (https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/254475/share_preview).
- Cabaret auditions – On March 9, The Players’ Society will put on their first ever Cabaret, and proceeds from the event will support Camp Kesem. Auditions will be held next Monday and Tuesday, February 18 and 19, from 10pm-midnight in Argyros Forum 206B, and video submissions can be sent to email@example.com. Please plan to audition with the act you intend on performing.
- Angels Baseball Career Excursion next Thursday – Industry Partner Angels Baseball is opening their doors to a select group of Chapman students for an incredible behind-the-scenes look into park operations and recruiting practices next Thursday, February 21. Students will meet current Chapman alumni working with the Angels and be introduced to recruiters to explore what it takes to enter and thrive in the competitive sports industry. RSVP and learn more on Handshake (https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/272431/share_preview).
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Men’s Lacrosse v. USC on Wednesday at 7pm and v. UC Berkley on Saturday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Baseball v. East Texas Baptist on Thursday at 6pm, Friday at 2:30pm, and Saturday at 1pm (Hart Park)
- Softball v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Women’s Basketball v. La Verne on Saturday at 2pm (Hutton Sports Center)
- Men’s Basketball v. La Verne on Saturday at 4pm (Hutton Sports Center)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Toronto on Saturday at 4pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The College of Performing Arts presents Avenue Q, a Tony Award winning musical comedy about a recent college graduate trying to make it in New York City. Performances will be on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center, and an additional matinee performance will be on Saturday at 2pm. Student tickets are $10.
- A saxophone quartet featuring faculty member Gary Matsuura will perform an eclectic mix of French School compositions and jazz with Latin and Middle Eastern influences on Sunday at 5pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- 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