Good morning. In case you haven’t heard, I have some good news: next week is spring break. Of course, that means this week is going to be crunch time for many of you, so hang in there with midterms and projects. The following are my announcements for the week of March 11:
- Deadline for Campus Leadership Awards nominations– Nominations for the 2019 Campus Leadership Awards close tonight 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 email@example.com. The Campus Leadership Awards ceremony will be on Friday, May 3, at 2pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. All are welcome.
- SGA elections this week – Voting for Student Government Association president and vice president begins today and ends on Wednesday. Visit chapmanvotes.com to vote and follow @chapmansga on Instagram to learn how your vote can win two tickets to a Billie Eilish concert.
- National Survey of Student Engagement – Chapman is interested in improving your educational experience, and you can help by completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). If you are part of the sample of students selected to participate in the NSSE, you will be receiving a final reminder email from President Struppa on Tuesday with the survey link. This national study provides us with a lot of valuable information about your educational experience and how it compares to that of students around the country, so I ask that you please take the time to complete this survey.
- Panther housing selection 2019 – If you are interested in living in Chapman housing for 2019-20, applications will be available by 5pm on Tuesday on the Chapman Housing Portal. They are due by Sunday, March 24, for 12-month renewals, or Sunday, March 31, for others. Information sessions will be offered in the Morlan Lounge at 4pm on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27. Contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 or firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question is about the US measles outbreaks. More than 120 people across the country, mostly small children, have been infected by the contagious measles virus in ongoing outbreaks since January. While the disease was eliminated nearly two decades ago, recent outbreaks can be traced back to Texas, Oregon, Washington, and New York. Are the US measles outbreaks catalyzed by vaccine hesitancy? Why or why not? Responses to last week’s question about diversity in the public relations industry can be found here.
- Marian Wright Edelman First Generation EndowedScholarship – 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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 3-3 to Senior Legacy– Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, if you have not yet volunteered your three hours to a Chapman-approved philanthropy, you can learn more about volunteer opportunities at https://www.chapman.edu/support-chapman/chapman-fund/senior-legacy.aspx. Be sure to print out the hours verification form and return it signed.
- Summer 2019 travel course deadline – The deadline to apply and submit deposits for 2019 summer travel courses is Tuesday, March 26, at 4pm. Learn about available courses here. Contact email@example.com more information.
- Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants deadline – As a part of its commitment to scholarly, creative, and interdisciplinary work at Chapman, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites proposals to the Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research and Creative Grant program. Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-mentored scholarly or creative projects conducted by students. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12, by 4pm; visit https://www.chapman.edu/research/office-undergraduate-research-creative-activity/funding-opportunities/research-and-creative-grants.aspx to apply. For further assistance, please contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Student Engagement and University Program Board now hiring – Applications are open for 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.
- PeopleSoft maintenance – PeopleSoft will undergo system-wide maintenance for a software update and will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday through Sunday at midnight. Other services such as Blackboard or ePay will still be available, but changes made will not appear in the Student Center until after the maintenance is completed.
- Wilkinson thesis boot camp – Students in Wilkinson College are encouraged to apply for the thesis boot camp to be held April 5-7. Contact Talisa Flores at email@example.com to apply or get more information.
- Dining hours during spring break– The following are the spring break hours of our campus restaurants:
- Starbucks – March 16-17 and 23: 8am-1pm; March 18-22: 7:30am-5pm
- Einstein Bros. Bagels – Closed March 16-17 and 23; March 18-22: 8am-noon
- Qdoba – March 16-23: 11:30am-5pm
- Jamba Juice – Closed March 16-17 and 23; March 18-22: 11am-2pm
- Rotunda Café – Closed March 16-17; March 18-22: 8am-10pm; March 23: 10am-8pm
- Randall Dining Commons – March 16 and 24: 10:30am-6:30pm; closed March 17-23
- Simply to go @ DMAC and Subconnection: Closed March 16-24
- Twelve: Closed March 16-23
- Facilities closed during spring break – The following are the spring break hours for the Student Union and fitness facilities:
- The Student Union information desk will be closed March 16-23 and will reopen at 8am on Sunday, March 24
- The Julianne Argyros Fitness Center will be closed March 16-23 and will reopen at 8am on Sunday, March 24
- The Doti-Struppa Rock Wall will be closed March 16-24 and will reopen on Monday, March 25
- JMPThought of the Week: Student governance matters – Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday you have the opportunity to vote for your Student Government Association president and vice president for next year. Traditionally, student government voter turnout is low on college campuses, and we are no exception (although we often do better than most). If you are skeptical about voting because you think student government really doesn’t matter, I encourage you to reconsider that position. Every year Chapman leaders are faced with decisions about policy positions and spending priorities, and knowing how students feel about the various options before us is helpful in our deliberations. Of course, we listen to feedback from students in a variety of ways, not just through Student Government Association; however, when a decision needs to be made and there is no apparent consensus, a well-informed recommendation from the Student Government Association can be very influential because it represents the democratically-elected voice of undergraduate students. A recent example is the decision to create additional fitness resources in the basement of Henley Hall; there are other needs we potentially could have addressed in this space, but Student Government Association put forth a strong case for a fitness center and we ultimately made the decision to fund it. So, the leaders who represent you – and the competence of their leadership – really do matter, and I encourage you to make your voice heard by voting this week at com.
Programs and events for the week of March 11
- Net Zero’s Greenweek – This week Net Zero, a student environmental club, will host a Greenweek of sustainable activities:
- Food Fair with live music and healthy food from local farmers today at 11am in the Attallah Piazza
- Meatless Monday for Beyond Meat burgers in the Randall Dining Commons today from 5-7:30pm
- Beach clean-up and kayaking in Newport Beach from 10am-1pm on Tuesday. Transportation included; reserve your spot at the Facebook link below
- Guayaki Come to Life, an evening filled with yerba mate and environmental films, on Tuesday at 7pm in the Student Union; documentarian Cyrus Sutton will stop by to talk about his films, including one that he has made for the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano
- Documentary screening of The Human Element on Wednesday at 7pm at the Musco Center’s Milan Panic Amphitheater (on the east side of the building); following the film, there will be a Q&A session with the director of the film, Matthew Testa.
- Sustainability Trivia Night on Wednesday at 8pm at Chapman Crafted (must be 21+ to attend)
- Sunrise Yoga on Thursday at 7am on Bert Williams Mall; free yerba mate for those in attendance
Learn more and RSVP for all events at https://www.facebook.com/NetZeroChapman/.
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon re-colonization – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s re-colonization activities begin this week. You can visit the Fraternity and Sorority Life Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChapmanFSL/) for recruitment events and information. Events will include lawn games, dinner in The Circle, and other activities where you can meet national office representatives and other men interested in rushing.
- International student employment career session – The Office of Career and Professional Development will host a third international student career session today from 4-5:15pm in Argyros Forum 209B. An immigration attorney will discuss how to navigate legal employment in America as an international student. RSVP on Handshake at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/271023/share_preview.
- 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 continues today at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404 with scholar Francesco Spagnolo. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/52494 for more information.
- Global Medical Missions Alliance guest speaker – The Global Medical Missions Alliance is a Christian club dedicated to healing the physical and spiritual well-being of others. They will host marriage family therapist Paul Park for a guest lecture today at 5pm in DeMille 101.
- Free screening of Stray – Dodge College will host a screening of Stray tonight at 7pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios. A panel discussion with alumni creators and crew members Joe Sill, Alex Theurer, Greg Cotton, and Jackie Zhou will follow. Visit chapman.edu/64024for more information.
- Soundhealing with mindfulness meditation – You’re invited to stop by the Fish Interfaith Center tonight at 7:30pm for an hour of total relaxation with sound healing and mindfulness meditation. Please bring your own yoga mat.
- 2019-20 Post-undergraduate Shinnyo Fellowship – Shinnyo Fellows work with local communities and a faculty mentor to implement peacebuilding ideas. The Post-undergraduate Shinnyo Fellowship Program at Chapman provides funding for 10 months, beginning with the annual Shinnyo-en retreat in August 2019 and concluding in May 2020. Application are due by 4pm on April 1. For more information on how to apply, go to https://www.chapman.edu/research/center-for-undergraduate-excellence/fellowships/shinnyo.aspx.
- You can stop by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (415 E. Walnut) during open hours on Tuesday from 10am-4pm to learn more and meet the current Shinnyo Fellow.
- Thank-A-Professor with Kappa Delta Pi – Join Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, at their table in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from noon-2pm to write appreciation cards to your professors. Members of the society will deliver the cards for you.
- Study abroad Taiwan information session – The Center for Global Education and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office will host an information session about study abroad opportunities in Taiwan on Tuesday at 1pm at 576 N. Glassell.
- 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, Introduction to Podcasting, 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/.
- Community Forum: How long should your college mistakes matter?– On Tuesday at 4pm I am hosting my second 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 session will focus on issues related to the mistakes young people make during college – specifically, posting jokes, singing songs, making videos, etc. that others may deem as intolerant or hateful. Today, mistakes like these can be very public and available on the internet for a long time. 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– Join the Cross-Cultural Center on Tuesday at 6pm for a biweekly meeting to discuss current events and identity-related experiences facing women of color. Open to all students. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Finding the Jesus of history – The Fish Interfaith Center welcomes Dale Allison, a religious scholar and professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, who will be giving a Griset Chair Lecture on Tuesday at 7pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel about the quest of many historians to uncover and define the facts of Jesus’s life.
- Free screening of Hillbilly – Professor Sally Rubin’s award-winning documentary Hillbilly will screen on Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with professors Lori Cox Han, Joel Kotkin, and Stephanie Takaragawa. Learn more and reserve a seat at http://muscocenter.org/news_post/hillbilly-film-screening-and-panel/.
- 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.
- Holicelebration – The University Program Board and the Fish Interfaith Center invite you to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, on Wednesday from 1-3pm on the Aitken Arts Plaza. I encourage you to wear a white-colored shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty.
- Science and Storytelling – Schmid College 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 on Wednesday at 7pm in the Waltmar Theatre. Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/63773.
- Delta Queen – On Thursday at 7pm in Memorial Hall, Delta Tau Delta hosts their annual philanthropy event, Delta Queen. Student tickets are $9 and can be purchased at chapmandeltaqueen.com.
- 3-on-3 basketball tournament –This Thursday will be the final 3-on-3 basketball game at the Residence Life basketball courts from 8-10pm. Participating teams will have the chance to win Lakers tickets. Register here.
- Chess tournament – Student Government Association and the Tabletop League present the premiere chess tournament on Friday at 4pm in Hashinger 129. The fee to compete is $1 and the chess champion will receive a trophy.
- Shabbat – You’re invited to join Rabbi Corie Yutkin for a Shabbat dinner and service on Friday at 6pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- The Future of Transportation – This year’s Public Policy Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at 8am in Beckman Hall 404. Experts in politics and transportation will speak on panel discussions about the future of transportation in California and Orange County. Visit chapman.edu/publicpolicy for more information.
- Alumni networking event – 3-3 Senior Legacy will host an alumni networking event for seniors on Wednesday, March 27, at 6pm at Chapman Crafted. The deadline to be recognized for your Senior Legacy Gift at commencement is March 29. RSVP at https://chapmangrandslamseniorlegacy.splashthat.com/.
- Panthers playing at home this week and during spring break –
- Women’s Lacrosse v. St. Mary’s today at 4pm; v. Framingham St. on Thursday, March 21, at 7pm; and v. Redlands on Saturday, March 23, at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Women’s Tennis v. Haverford on Tuesday at 1pm; v. Dominican on Tuesday at 6pm; v. Radford on Thursday at 1pm; and v. Vassar on Saturday at 11am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Softball v. Berry on Tuesday at 2pm and 4pm; v. Alfred on Wednesday at 3pm and 5pm; v. Williams on Sunday at 1pm and 3pm; and v. Cortland on Monday, March 18, at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Baseball v. Ithaca on Tuesday at 3pm; v. Cal Lutheran on Friday at 3pm; v. Redlands on Saturday, March 23, at 11am and 2:30pm (Hart Park)
- Men’s Tennis v. Haverford on Wednesday at 1pm; v. Vassar on Friday at 1pm; v. Wooster on Sunday at 1pm; v. Hobart on Monday, March 18, at 1pm; and v. UC Santa Cruz on Sunday, March 24, at 1pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Connecticut College on Thursday at 4pm; v. Cal Lutheran on Saturday at 11am; v. Austin on Saturday at 3pm; v. Macalester on Tuesday, March 19, at 11am; v. Whittier on Wednesday, March 20, at 11am; and v. Brown on Saturday, March 23, at 11:30am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. Minnesota on Tuesday, March 19, at 4pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week and during spring break –
- The Henley Galleria on the second floor of Argyros Forum is currently displaying a student-curated exhibit, New Looks, from the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art.
- Edinburgh Tattoo is an ensemble that consists of more than 55 bagpipers, drummers, singers, dancers, and other musicians. Members from this ensemble will perform on Thursday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center.
- Honoring the 50th anniversary of The Band – the seminal roots-rock group that famously toured with Bob Dylan – Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown perform next Friday, March 22, at 7:30pm 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.
Since next week is spring break, there will be no announcements on March 18. Have a great week and a wonderful break! jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866