Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of March 4:
- Deadline for Campus Leadership Awards nominations– Nominations for the 2019 Campus Leadership Awards close next Monday, March 11, at 11:59pm. 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. Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Nominate an organization here by next Monday, March 11, at 11:59pm. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- DaylightSaving Time starts early Sunday – Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, you should turn your clocks forward 1 hour. Sorry, but your morning classes are going to feel an hour earlier next week….
- Chapman designated a Voter Friendly Campus – The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators has selected Chapman as one of 123 universities to receive the Voter Friendly Campus designation. I would like to thank Associate Director Dr. Justin Koppelman and his staff in Civic Engagement for their leadership in encouraging our campus to participate in the political process.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question is in collaboration with the PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition team at Chapman. For an industry that reaches people of all backgrounds, the public relations and communications industry is overwhelmingly white. Only 19% of the industry are people of color while almost half of the millennial population (43%) are nonwhite. What steps should be taken to ensure people from all backgrounds are represented in this field? Responses to last week’s question about civic disobedience can be found here.
- Senior qualifies for NCAA National Championships – Congratulations to senior Kellyn Toole who has become the first Chapman diver ever to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championships. Kellyn won the 1-meter board competition at the NCAA Region 2 Diving Championships last week; she also placed third on the 3-meter board. Good luck to Kellyn as she competes in both events at the national championships in Greensboro, NC on March 20-23.
- Commencement RSVP is now live – Students who have applied for degree conferral should have received an email reminder last week that the RSVP site for the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies is now live. Go to https://web.chapman.edu/Commencement/to RSVP and visit chapman.edu/commencement for more information.
- National Athletic Training Month competition – The month of March is National Athletic Training month, and the Chapman Athletic Training Student Society is celebrating by hosting an Instagram competition for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Follow @chapman_atss for the contest rules and visit nata.org/about to learn more about Athletic Training; the deadline to enter is March 29.
- Student Scholar Symposium abstract submissions – Submissions are now open to the Student Scholar Symposium, which will be held on May 1 and 2. This year the symposium is expanding to include oral and visual art presentations in addition to research presentations. Learn more at https://www.chapman.edu/research/center-for-undergraduate-excellence/events/student-research-day.aspx. The deadline to submit is March 31 at 11:59pm.
- Student Engagement and University Program Board now hiring – Applications are open for on campus positions 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: Recognize a deserving peer – One of my favorite events of the year is the Campus Leadership Awards ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 3, in the Fish Interfaith Center. Of course, I enjoy it in large part because it gives us a chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of Chapman students; just as enjoyable for me, however, is watching the jubilant reaction of fellow students after each award recipient is announced. It is a gratifying and heartwarming reflection of the Chapman family spirit, one that takes enormous joy and pride in the success of others. I hope you will make plans to join me at the ceremony. In the meantime, I really encourage you take a minute to nominate a deserving fellow student for one of the awards at https://webfarm.chapman.edu/LeadershipAwards/. There are few honors greater than being recognized by your peers for your hard work and commitment.
Programs and events for the week of March 4
- International Women’s Day – The Chapman Diversity Project’s Advisory Group on the Status of Women will host a week-long celebration of International Women’s Day today through Friday. Events include a resource fair on Thursday from 11am-2pm in the Attallah Piazza, and industry specific panels and art exhibits throughout the week. For a complete list of activities, visit chapman.edu/womensday.
- Run, Hide, Fight presentation– Fire and Life Safety will have an active shooter presentation today from 11am-noon in Argyros Forum 119B. RSVP here. In addition, Public Safety’s resources page (https://www.chapman.edu/emergency/resources/index.aspx) has an excellent video and additional information on active shooter incidents.
- Global Medical Brigades hosts fundraiser at Chipotle – Chapman Global Medical Brigades, which focuses on providing health care to underdeveloped countries, is raising funds for a service trip to Nicaragua during the summer of 2019. If you’d like to help them out, you can stop by their fundraiser tonight from 5-9pm at Chipotle (3440 E. Chapman Avenue in Orange). Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Global Brigades.
- Womxn’s Herstory Month Kickoff– The Cross-Cultural Center will kick off Womxn’s Herstory Month today at 5:30pm at the Student Union Stage. Enjoy food, entertainment, art, and a look into the this month’s programs. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Also, I encourage you to check out the great Women’s History Month themed exhibit in the I Am Chapman gallery in the Student Union.
- 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 tonight at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center to bring to life the short stories of author Tobias Wolff.
- Top-Rope climbing competition – Fitness and Recreation Services will host a top-rope climbing competition with beginner and advanced routes tonight at 8pm at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall. Register at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3230573.
- Red Cross blood drive – PEER and Health Education and Delta Sigma Phi are co-hosting a blood drive with American Red Cross on Tuesday from 10am-4pm in Argyros Forum 119A. Sign up with code “CU” at redcrossblood.org or contact Dr. Dani Smith at email@example.com to set up an appointment. All donors will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones.
- Artists Striving to End Poverty first meeting – Artists Striving to End Poverty is an organization that discusses the role and responsibility of art in promoting social justice and creating This new student club will hold their first meeting on Tuesday from 7-8pm in Beckman Hall 201.
- Hang with Hillel – Hillel invites you to stop by the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from 1-3pm to chat and enjoy some
- Career Fair – The Office of Career and Professional Development will host their annual Career Fair on Tuesday 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. RSVP, view all companies attending, and explore the hundreds of career fair jobs currently posted on Handshake at chapman.edu/springcareerfair.
- Student Government presidential debate – I encourage you to learn about the candidates running for President and Vice President of the Student Government Association at their debate on Tuesday at 5pm in the Student Union. Voting begins next Monday, March 11.
- LSAT workshop – The Pre-Law Society is partnering with Blueprint test prep to offer a free LSAT workshop on Tuesday from 5-6:30pm in Argyros Forum 206A. All attendees will receive 15% off a Blueprint course. RSVP here.
- Around the Globe – The Center for Global Education hosts Around the Globe on Tuesday at 6pm in Argyros Forum 201. Study abroad and international internship alumni will share their photos and experiences from abroad and answer questions about the different international programs available for summer, fall and spring semesters, and interterm. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.
- 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 on Tuesday 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.
- ClotheslineProject – Sponsored by CARES, the Clothesline Project is an exhibit of hundreds of shirts made by Chapman students who are survivors of sexual violence, or friends, family members, and advocates of other survivors. The Project serves as a visual depiction of sexual violence and provides an opportunity for students to speak out against violence. The Project will be displayed around campus on Wednesday. All are invited to view the Chapman Clothesline Project or make a shirt to add to the Project. (In the event of rain, the Project will be rescheduled to next Wednesday.)
- Ash Wednesday – The Newman Catholic Fellowship will be hosting Catholic mass on Wednesday at noon in the Fish Interfaith Center. Ashes will be distributed.
- The club will also be having a Lenten Evening of Recollection from 8-9pm on Wednesday in the Wilkinson Founders Chapel. The evening will include prayer and a brief talk by Fr. Rafael Luévano. All are welcome.
- An Evening with Anne Frank’s Stepsister Eva Schloss – Chabad at Chapman will host Eva Schloss, the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank, on Wednesday at 7:30pm in Memorial Hall. Eva became friends with Anne at the age of eight, but in July of 1942 both of their families went into hiding, eventually being captured and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The event is free to Chapman students, but you still must reserve a ticket through the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2245002175769087/).
- The Sexual Politics of Meat – Author Carol J. Adams will present The Sexual Politics of Meat on Wednesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209. The presentation will be preceded by a student art exhibit opening at 5:30pm. Visit https://events.chapman.edu/59550 for more information.
- Free screening of Three Identical Strangers – University Program Board will host a free screening of Three Identical Strangers on Wednesday at 7pm in the Student Union. Popcorn 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, Nonverbal Communication: Cues to Success, 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/.
- Pre-Law Society guest speaker –The Pre-Law Society’s event with Mario Lopez, Associate Director of Admissions at UC Hastings, has been rescheduled for this Thursday at 5:30pm in Argyros Forum 119B. There will be a presentation about the law school admission process; RSVP here. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Majors in minutes – Academic Advising will hold a majors in minutes event on Thursday from 6-8pm in Beckman Hall 404. Student representatives from a range of majors and minors will be available to speak with you about their academic experiences. Food will be provided. Go here for more information.
- Free screening of BLACKkKLANSMAN– Dodge College will host a screening of Spike Lee’s BLACKkKLANSMAN on Thursday at 7pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios. A discussion with Oscar-winning writers Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz will follow the screening. Seating is first come, first served. Please visit https://events.chapman.edu/64048 for more information.
- 3-on-3 basketball tournament – Sign up for the last two weeks of Panther Sports League’s 3-on-3 basketball game at the Residence Life basketball courts on Thursday from 8-10pm; next Thursday, March 14, will be the final Thursday. Participating teams will have the chance to win Lakers tickets. Register here.
- Cesar Chavez day of Service – Civic Engagement Initiatives invites you to participate in the Cesar Chavez Day of Service on Friday. Encompassing the core values upheld by Cesar Chavez, a man who dedicated his life to improving his community, Day of Service gives you an opportunity to work alongside our local community organizations to make an impact. The California Coastal Commission, Boys and Girls Club, Mariner’s Church, and Pathways of Hope will be host agencies for the day. Transportation is provided; sign up here or email Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Gefilteria Shabbat – Celebrate Shabbat on Friday at 6pm with a home-cooked meal by Orange County Hillel students and The Gefilteria, a new Jewish food venture. RSVP and receive the address here.
- Escape Bus – Join the University Program Board outside of the Fish Interfaith Center on Friday from 8-11pm and try to escape the Bus. Each round will last fifteen minutes, and teams of six will attempt to solve a series of riddles and puzzles.
- Womxn’s Community Retreat– Join the Cross-Cultural Center for its second annual Womxn’s Community Retreat on Saturday from 10am-2pm. This program will focus on developing students’ capacity to lead and celebrating womxn in the Chapman community. Register here. Lunch is provided. For more information contact email@example.com.
- Rock-climbing clinic – Fitness and Recreation Services will host another climbing clinic on Saturday at 1pm at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall. This introduction to climbing will cover climbing safety, gear, and technique. Register at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3230577.
- Roller disco – Join Fitness and Recreation Services at Holiday Skate Rink on Saturday at 7pm for a roller skate disco. Admission to the rink is included, but transportation and skate rentals are not provided. Reserve a ticket at chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Floor 13 MOSAIC showcase – Floor 13 will host their annual MOSAIC showcase on Sunday at 2:30pm in the Attallah Piazza. The showcase will include performances by Floor 13, Shaka, Twilight, Simply Vocale, and Men of Harmony. Admission is free.
- Living and Working in Israel and Palestine – JStreetU will host a Palestinian speaker on Sunday at 5pm in Beckman Hall 105 to discuss how the occupation impacts daily lives of those living and working in Israel and Palestine.
- Science and Storytelling – Schmid and Wilkinson College present Presidential Fellow and best-selling author Rebecca Skloot, Yale University lecturer Liz Neeley, and Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Amy Harmon for a discussion about the intersection of science and storytelling. The panel will be held next Wednesday, March 13, at 7pm in the Waltmar Theatre. Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/63773.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Golf v. Vanguard today at 11:30am (Tustin Ranch Golf Course)
- Women’s Tennis v. Christopher Newport University today at 1pm and v. Mary Washington on Tuesday at 1pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. Northeastern today at 5pm and v. South Carolina on Saturday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Elizabethtown on Tuesday at 1pm and v. Colorado College on Friday at 6pm (Wilson Field)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Occidental on Wednesday at 7pm (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Men’s Tennis v. Christopher Newport University on Thursday at 1pm, v. Rhodes on Saturday at 9am, and v. Bowdoin on Sunday at 2pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Softball v. Occidental on Saturday at noon and 2pm, and v. Ithaca on Sunday at 3pm and 5pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Baseball v. Centenary on Sunday at 10:30am (Hart Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- The current exhibit at the Guggenheim Gallery, I just want to be a White Girl, by Politically Private, will end on Sunday with an artist reception at 3pm. The gallery is open this week Monday-Friday noon-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.
- Alumni tenor Daniel Curran will perform in a recital accompanied by pianist Prof. Louise Thomas on Wednesday at 7:30pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Chapman Orchestra will perform in concert on Friday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center. Student tickets are $5.
- Pacific Chorale, Orange County’s professional choir, will perform works of Bach and Vivaldi on Saturday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center.
- Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, which combines big-band swing with contemporary music such as funk and jazz fusion, will be performing on Sunday at 4pm in the Musco Center. Tickets are $25-45.
- 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