Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of February 25:
- Deadline is Friday for Pass/No Pass and internships– Please note that Friday is the deadline to change your class grading option to (or from) Pass/No Pass. To do so, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the course subject code, number, and section.
- Friday is also the deadline to add internships and experiential learning projects, as well as individual study and reading and conference courses. You can view all registration steps and requirements at chapman.edu/internships.
- National Survey of Student Engagement reminder– Freshmen and seniors will receive a second reminder to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement on Tuesday. The survey asks you to convey your opinions about your educational experiences at Chapman. You can also access the survey link by logging into Blackboard. I and other campus leaders review these results very thoroughly, so we would appreciate your taking the time to complete the survey.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s advocacy as we conclude Black History Month. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged people to non-violently protest discriminatory laws. Is civil disobedience (disobeying an unjust law) ever acceptable in today’s climate? Responses to last week’s question about Amazon can be found here.
- Calliopesubmission deadline – The deadline to submit to Calliope art and literary magazine for their spring 2019 issue is tonight 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/.
- Chapman Ambassador deadline – Wednesday is the deadline for submitting an application to join Chapman Ambassadors, a group of student leaders who represent Chapman at various campus events. Go to https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/248650for the application and more information.
- Important financial aid information– Saturday is the preferred filing deadline for 2019-20 FAFSA and California Dream Act applications. For the FAFSA, go to gov to apply; you can also download the myStudentAid app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and complete it on the app. For the California Dream Act application, go to dream.csac.ca.gov to apply. Please note that this is a critical deadline for those of you receiving federal, state, or Chapman financial aid.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship deadline is Friday – Applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) are due Friday by 4pm. This program gives undergraduate students a great opportunity to have a paid summer fellowship on campus with a faculty member, along with some professional programming, social events, and other activities. To learn more or to apply go to chapman.edu/SURF.
- A Panther’sPerspective: Help us showcase the true Chapman experience – This is a reminder that video submissions for A Panther’s Perspective are due by Friday at 4pm. Submissions must be 30 seconds in length, showcase a unique moment of your Chapman experience, and include your full name, year, hometown, and major in the credits. All participants will be entered to win your choice of two Disneyland tickets, $200 in Panther Bucks, or gift cards to local Orange eateries. Submit via Dropbox at http://chapman.edu/student-videos and email Amy Hammer at email@example.com with questions.
- Marian Wright Edelman First Generation Endowed Scholarship – If you are a first-generation student with a desire to use your education to serve your community, you can apply for a Marian Wright Edelman endowed scholarship. The application is available on the Promising Futures Program website; complete applications are due by April 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Information for graduating seniors – Students planning on graduating this May and walking in the ceremony can find important information and deadlines at https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/graduation/deadlines.aspx.
- Tutoring for language courses – Walk-in tutoring is now available for French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Latin courses. No appointments are needed; visit chapman.edu/tutoring to see the hours and locations for each course.
- Student Engagement and University Program Board now hiring – Applications are open for on campus jobs with Student Engagement and the University Program Board for the 2019-20 academic year. Apply online at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/248173; applications close March 31.
- JMPThought of the Week: The benefits of fitness – Recently the Student Government Association announced that Chapman will be expanding our student fitness opportunities with the addition of a second fitness center in Henley basement scheduled to open this fall. We are very excited about this new facility, but actually creating more fitness and recreation opportunities has been a priority for our staff all year. In addition to the Argyros Fitness Center, Doti-Struppa Rock Wall, and Union Fit classes (which we have increased this year), the staff have created a variety of new opportunities to explore and develop healthy activities and habits. For example, just in the past month the staff have hosted weekly basketball tournaments, a Recreational Sports and Fitness Day, a hiking trip in Laguna Beach, a trip to an off campus CrossFit class, and a monthly fitness challenge. We are committed to increasing opportunities like these because they not only help you develop a healthy lifestyle, but they are also a great opportunity to connect with other students who share your fitness and recreational interests. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to grab and a friend and give one of these opportunities a try.
Programs and events for the week of February 25
- Union Fit – This is a reminder that the Student Union offers a variety of fitness classes which are free to all students with a valid Chapman ID. Here is the current schedule of classes (all sessions are held in Argyros Forum 119 unless otherwise indicated):
- Mondays: Zumba from 7-8pm; Pilates from 8:30-9:30pm
- Tuesdays: HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) from 5:30-6:30pm; Yoga from 7-8pm; Pilates from 8:30-9:30pm
- Wednesdays: Zumba from 7-8pm; Kickboxing from 8:30-9:30pm
- Saturdays: Yoga from 10:30-11:30am (on Argyros Forum 3rdfloor patio)
- International Student Career Certification Program employer panel – The second international student career session is today at 4-5:15pm in Argyros Forum 209B. The Office of Career and Professional Development will be hosting an international-student-friendly employer panel to discuss how students can speak confidently with employers, especially in career fair settings. RSVP for session 2 on Handshake at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/271022/share_preview. Students who complete all four sessions will earn Certified Career Student awards at the end of the semester.
- Sisterhood Circle – The first Sisterhood Circle, a dialogue circle for women of color, is holding its first session tonight at 6pm in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304). Sisterhood Circle is an opportunity to discuss current issues and experiences facing women of color. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Book swap– Sigma Tau Delta and Calliope are teaming up to offer a book swap tonight from 7-8:30pm in Argyros Forum 208. They encourage you to bring an old favorite book and then take home a new one. Snacks will be provided.
- Delta Kappa Alpha Rush underway – Delta Kappa Alpha (DKA) – the national, professional, gender-inclusive cinematic fraternity at Chapman – is now recruiting new members. If you are interested in rushing, you can get the schedule and other information on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/398465377571345/.
- LEADminor information tables – The Leadership Studies (LEAD) minor is an interdisciplinary program in the Attallah College of Educational Studies that provides education for and about leadership, emphasizing hands-on skill development in a values-based approach. To learn more about the LEAD minor, stop by the information table on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30am-2pm in the Attallah Piazza. Program information, the application (https://goo.gl/forms/RwK6hVYqraTl7Uvb2), and the recommendation forms are available at http://www.chapman.edu/ces/undergraduate/leadership.aspx; the deadline to apply is Friday. Contact Kelly McCuen at email@example.com for more information.
- Career Fair next Tuesday – The Office of Career and Professional Development will host their annual Career Fair on Tuesday, March 5, from 2-5pm in Sandhu Conference Center. Many companies will be on hand searching for interns, early-career teammates, and seasoned professionals to fill both part-time and full-time roles. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend you get your resume approved with a Career Educator or Advisor this week. RSVP, view all companies attending, and explore the hundreds of career fair jobs currently posted on Handshake at chapman.edu/springcareerfair.
- In anticipation of the Career Fair, the Office of Career and Professional Development is hosting fair prep sessions Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:30am-12:45pm in Argyros Forum 209C. College Career Advisors will be on-site to help you make a strategy for the Career Fair that meets your major-specific career goals. They will be taking a deep dive into employers attending, how to conduct short professional conversations and how to follow-up after the fair. Pizza lunch will be served. RSVP for Tuesday at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/257692/share_preview and Wednesday at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/257710/share_preview. Extended career drop-in hours are being hosted this Friday from 9am-noon and 1-3pm, as well as next Monday, March 4, from 9am-noon and 1-5pm.
- 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, Inner Peace Practices and Community Implementation, will be held Tuesday 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/.
- Pre-Law Society guest speaker – The Pre-Law Society will host Mario Lopez, Associate Director of Admissions at UC Hastings, for a presentation about the law school admission process on Tuesday at 5:30pm in Argyros Forum 206C. RSVP here.
- Chapman Diversity Project: Student Resource Fair – 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, stop by the CDP Student Resource Fair on Tuesday from 6-8pm in the Cross-Cultural Center to meet current CDP members and learn more about current
- Examining gerrymandering – On Tuesday at 7pm by the Student Union Stage, Civic Engagement Initiatives is hosting an opportunity to learn about the causes and effects of gerrymandering and how districts are drawn. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sociologymixer – If you are a Sociology major or minor, you are encouraged to stop by the Beckman Hall fourth floor patio on Wednesday at 11am to connect with other Sociology students and professors.
- CBS Network News Internships Presentation – On Wednesday, CBS Network News representatives will be on campus to meet students interested in the News Associates and Summer 2019 Internship programs. The program will take place from 2-3:30pm in Marion Knott Studios 111, and will provide information about their programs, how to apply, and how to stand out as an applicant. RSVP or get additional information at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/276142/share_preview.
- A discussion about Japanese-American incarceration – Internationally acclaimed composer Kishi Bashi and Associate Dean of Wilkinson College Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa will discuss Japanese-American incarceration during World War II on Wednesday at 7pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3).
- 26 Seconds screening and discussion – You’re invited to join the Peace Studies Union in Argyros Forum 201 at 7pm on Wednesday for a free screening of the pilot episode of 26 Seconds, a show that explores the global child trafficking crisis. A discussion with director Kelly Galindo will follow.
- BEmpowered club holds first meeting – BEmpowered is a new student organization whose goal is to inspire and empower people of all backgrounds by providing them with educational, personal developmental, and career developmental support. By interacting with diverse communities within and outside of Chapman, they hope that students will use these experiences to empower others and become future leaders. All interested students are welcomed to attend their first meeting, which is on Wednesday at 7pm in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304). If you have any questions email email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Branding your international experience workshop – The Center for Global Education, Argyros School Career Services, and Career and Professional Development are partnering to help you learn how to present your international experience in a way that makes you a more desirable and employable candidate when applying for jobs. This free event will be on Thursday at noon in Beckman Hall 401 and includes lunch. RSVP and learn more at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/266795/share_preview. If you have studied abroad but have not attended this workshop yet, it is highly recommended.
- AmeriCorps and FEMA Corps information session – Representatives from AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps will present an information session on Thursday at 12:30pm in Argyros Forum 201. AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps offer paid public service positions for persons 18-24 years of age, with employees receiving housing, food, healthcare, and living stipends for the duration of their service.
- Ubuntu: An Intergroup Dialogue Series on Race– The Cross-Cultural Center invites you to join a six-week intergroup dialogue series to engage in learning and dialogue on race and racial identity. These dialogues gather people from multiple backgrounds and identities for sustained, ongoing discussions for 1.5 hours each week. The first session will take place on Thursday at 5:30pm. Participant applications can be found here. For more information contact email@example.com.
- Free screening of Freedom Writers– There will be a free screening of the PBS documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart on Thursday at 6pm in Memorial Hall. A panel discussion and book signing with author and activist Erin Gruwell, Carl Cohn, Sue Ellen Alpizar, and President Struppa will follow.
- Inaugural Lecture for Saint John’s Bible –The Saint John’s Bible is a work of art that uses hand-written calligraphy and illustrations to illuminate the ancient text. Tim Ternes of Saint John’s University will present a talk entitled From Inspiration to Illumination: A Brief Introduction to the Saint John’s Bible on Thursday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Student Government President and Vice President elections – The filing period for the Student Government Association’s President and Vice President elections will close on Wednesday. If you are interested in running for either position, plan to attend the information meeting on Thursday at 7pm in the Cross-Cultural Center. File for candidacy at the SGA Engage page.
- 3-on-3 basketball tournament –There will be another 3-on-3 basketball game at the Residence Life basketball courts on Thursday from 8-10pm. Participating teams will have the chance to win Lakers tickets. Register here. These games will continue on Thursday evenings through March 14.
- Pacific Dental Services Career Excursion – On Friday from 12:15-4:15pm, Career and Professional Development is hosting a career excursion to the alumni-led Pacific Dental Services (PDS) headquarters in Irvine. Participants will be meeting PDS Senior Vice President of Platform Strategy and General Counsel, Internship Hiring Managers, and former PDS interns, in addition to enjoying a behind-the-scenes site tour of PDS headquarters. RSVP and learn more at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/272288/share_preview.
- Free screening of Ghost Dance – As part of Creative and Cultural Industries’ conversation series, there will be a free screening of Ghost Dance on Friday at 1pm in the Folino Theatre at Marion Knott Studios. A panel discussion with director Ken McMullen, Dr. Kelli Fuery, Dean Patrick Fuery, and psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas will follow. Contact Mary Shockey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Free screening of Spirits of Rebellion– Dodge College invites you to a free screening of Spirits of Rebellion in celebration of Black History Month on Friday at 7pm in the Cloobeck Screening Room inside the Digital Media Arts Center. This documentary by Zeinabu irene Davis provides an intimate look into several filmmakers identified with the L.A. Rebellion, including Charles Burnett, Ben Caldwell, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Barbara McCullough, Billy Woodberry and Davis herself. Visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/dodge/2019/02/20/black-history-month-screening-spirits-of-rebellion/ for more information.
- University Program Board presents Spring Speaker Laverne Cox – This year’s Spring Speaker, Laverne Cox, will present “Ain’t I a Woman” on Friday at 7pm in Memorial Hall. Reserve your free ticket at chapman.universitytickets.com; all students may bring a non-chapman guest, but their ticket must be reserved in advance. Follow @chapmanupb on Instagram for a chance to meet Laverne Cox. Email email@example.com with any
- Right after the Spring Speaker, University Program Board will be at Bruxie from 8-10pm for discounted chicken tenders and trivia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any
- Provost Series speaker Michio Kaku – On Friday the Office of the Provost hosts Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and author of The Future of Humanity, who will discuss the possibilities of space exploration. The program will begin at 7:30pm in the Musco Center.
- Women’s Leadership Forum – The third annual Women’s Leadership Forum: Illuminating Shared Paths will be held on Saturday from 8:30am-2pm in Argyros Forum 209. This event will include keynote speakers, a panel discussion with women in leadership positions throughout California, and breakout sessions with industry leaders. Register for $15 at https://events.chapman.edu/52694. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
- Knott’s Berry Farm discounted tickets – University Program Board is offering discounted tickets at chapman.universitytickets.com for $20 entrance to Knott’s Berry Farm valid only this Saturday.
- Mindfulness retreat – Sophie Janicke-Bowles and Julie Artman will lead a mindfulness retreat on Saturday from 9am-3pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. The day will consist of walking and sitting meditations and some time in total silence. Lunch will be provided. Register by emailing email@example.com.
- WordTheatre with Tobias Wolff – WordTheatre brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. Theatre student Jacob Shivers will join actors Jason Butler and Robert Pine next Monday, March 4, at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center to bring to life the short stories of author Tobias Wolff.
- Delight Ministries For the Girl Tour – The Founders of Delight Ministries present the For the Girl Tour, a night of discussion about dating and relationships in college for Christian women. The event will be held next Tuesday, March 5, at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Tickets are $15 online at https://www.delightministries.com/store/for-the-girl-tour-ticket or $10 at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Baseball v. Castleton on Wednesday at 3pm and v. Texas Lutheran on Saturday at 1pm and 4:30pm (Hart Park)
- Softball v. Cal Lutheran on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Mckendree on Sunday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. Michigan State on Sunday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Amore e Simpatia is a program of music composed for the unique period instrument viola d’amore and performed by Italian violist Marco Fusi. The performance is part of the New Horizons Concert series and will be on Tuesday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free for students.
- Kishi Bashi, a musician known for building his music from the ground up using live violin loops and multi-layered singing and beatboxing, will perform on Thursday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center with a live string quartet.
- Dance students will perform site-specific dances on Saturday at 1pm on the Memorial Hall steps, Berlin Wall installation, and the Attallah Piazza.
- Classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco will perform a program of Spanish and Cuban compositions on Sunday at 4pm in the Musco Center.
- The Hilbert Museum continues its exhibit Bay Area Scene Paintings, as well as “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell: Celebrating a New Acquisition,” and “The Magic and Flair of Mary Blair.” The museum is located across from the Orange train station 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