Good morning. I hope you enjoyed your spring break and feel rejuvenated for the rest of the semester. That said, it’s that time of the year when there is a lot going on so brace yourself for a long set of announcements. The following are my announcements for the week of March 25:
- Community vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shooting – After the fun of spring break, it is important that we stop and reflect on the horrific and deadly attack in the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque on March 14. Toward that end, the Chapman community is invited to gather on Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center to condemn these tragic murders, and to offer support to all who are affected by them. The vigil is open to persons of all secular and faith traditions.
- Summer and fall 2019 class schedules available – Today you can begin searching for summer and fall 2019 classes on chapman.edu. You can also view your registration date and time assignment in your Student Center.
- While you are in Student Center, I strongly encourage you to check for any holds that could prevent you from registering for classes on time. Each spring semester hundreds of students have holds on their registration because they have unfinished business with the Business Office, have not submitted required health center documentation, have overdue conduct sanctions, or need to make an appointment with their academic advisor. As a result, it is smart to double check for holds well in advance so you will have time to clear them before your registration time. For more information go to https://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/registrar/student-services/course-registration/.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question is about gun reform. New Zealand introduced a new ban on a range of semi-automatic rifles and large ammunition magazines, which came six days after the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. Could such swift gun reform be viable in the United States? Why or why not? Responses to last week’s question about the measles outbreak can be found here.
- Class of 2019 Window of Opportunity Instagram Contest – My 4th annual Window of Opportunity Instagram Contest for the Class of 2019 kicks off this week. To participate, post a picture of yourself with the Class of 2019 Window of Opportunity sculpture (in the Student Union) with the hashtag #CUWindow19; in the comment section, reflect on one of your favorite opportunities during your time at Chapman. Five winners will be selected and each will receive a deluxe diploma holder from the Agora Gift Shop; in addition, the grand prize winner also will receive a home-cooked dinner for four at the Price home. The deadline to post is Sunday, April 14. Be sure to follow me (CU_DeanPrice) so I can see your post.
- Panther housing selection 2019-20 – If you are interested in living in Chapman housing for 2019-20, applications are due by Sunday on the Chapman Housing Portal. (Remember that current freshmen are required to sign up for Chapman housing for their sophomore year.) Information sessions will be offered in the Morlan Lounge at 4pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at 714-997-6603 or firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
- Student Scholar Symposium abstract submissions – The deadline is Sunday at 11:59pm for abstract submissions for 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.
- Chaptones advance in a cappella competition – Congratulations to Chaptones, who recently took first place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Southwest quarterfinals. We wish you the best of luck at the semifinals at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix on March 30. Check out the full story at http://www.thepantheronline.com/features/the-recognition-is-so-gratifying-the-chaptones-talk-icca-quarterfinal-victory.
- Summer 2019 travel course deadline – Summer 2019 travel course application requirements and deposits are due before 4pm on Tuesday. You can discover all available Travel Courses on the Center for Global Education website. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- If you are still seeking a summer travel course, there are spots available for the trip to the French Riviera, during which students 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. All levels of French are offered from FREN 101 to FREN 399; FREN 101 requires no knowledge of French to enroll. Contact Dr. John Boitano (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the Tuesday deadline if you are interested in participating.
- Lunch with a Professor – Lunch with a Professor Week takes place April 8-12, providing you the opportunity to have a conversation with a Chapman faculty member outside of the classroom over lunch. Take advantage of discussing graduate school options, possible research opportunities, or general academic advice. One to three students can invite any professor for a free lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm in Randall Dining Commons. Click here to request your free meal voucher. For more information visit edu/lwp.
- Online therapy support for students – As a Chapman student, you have free access to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO), a completely private online library of behavioral health resources that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think, and act. You can access TAO on your own utilizing 5 easy steps.
- Go to thepath.taoconnect.org
- Click the blue button on the left that says “Sign Up in Self-Help with an Institution”
- Click the blue button in the center that says “Sign Me Up”
- Fill out the user information, making sure to use your chapman.edu email address
- After the form is completed, click “Sign Me Up” at the bottom
- Walk-in Tutoring – Final exams will be here before you know it, so I encourage you to seek assistance from the Tutoring Center if you are struggling in any of your classes. Go to chapman.edu/tutoring to learn of the many courses, hours, and locations of tutoring. No appointment is needed and there is no charge to use the tutoring services.
- You can also work with an academic mentor to improve your grades and enhance your college experience. Sign up in DeMille Hall room 130.
- 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 Friday.
- Student Engagement and University Program Board now hiring – Sunday is the last day to apply 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.
- Apply to be an Eye to Eye chapter leader – Chapman has an active chapter of Eye to Eye, a national organization through which college students provide mentoring programs to youth with learning disabilities and ADHD. Chapter leaders will work with mentors and mentees, organize events, and attend an annual leadership training institute. Apply at http://www.tfaforms.com/4717574; applications are due Friday. Learn more about Eye to Eye at https://eyetoeyenational.org/.
- We Are Chapman application – We Are Chapman promotes cross-cultural understanding through education about identity, empathy, and community, and the Orientation team is seeking current students to share their personal Chapman stories with incoming students. If you wish to participate in the We Are Chapman program during 2019 fall orientation program, I encourage you to complete an application at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/254726. The application closes on April 12 at 11:45pm. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
- 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. Applications are due by 4pm on April 4. For more information on how to apply, go to https://www.chapman.edu/research/center-for-undergraduate-excellence/fellowships/shinnyo.aspx.
- Apply for Wilkinson Thesis Bootcamp – Wilkinson College is pleased to be hosting a Thesis Bootcamp on April 5-7 in Roosevelt Hall. This Thesis Bootcamp is a great opportunity to spend a weekend dedicated to writing and working on your thesis projects. Your dedicated Wilkinson College Career Advisor will also be on-site to field any questions you have about applying/sharing your thesis in the workplace, review your resume, and more. For more information and to apply, please contact Talisa Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- JMPThought of the Week: Coming together as a community – It’s easy to come together as a community for fun things: athletic events, concerts, celebrations, etc. All communities do that. However, truly strong communities come together when times are difficult – to acknowledge the pain and hurt and to support those who have been affected. Tuesday evening provides our Chapman community with such an opportunity when we gather in the Fish Interfaith Center at 7pm to reflect on the recent murders at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Even though this attack happened on the other side of the world, the hateful nature of it makes it feel close to home. I hope to see you there.
Programs and events for the week of March 25
- Fish Interfaith Center weekly programs – This is a reminder of weekly programs hosted by the Fish Interfaith Center:
- Open Labyrinth Walks on Mondays from 9:00am-3:00pm
- Mindfulness Meditation on Mondays from noon-1pm, Wilkinson Founders Chapel
- Shambhala Meditation on Mondays from 7:30-9:00pm, Wilkinson Founders Chapel
- Newman Catholic Fellowship club meetings on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm, Peterson Conference Room
- LDSSA Institute on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am, Peterson Conference Room
- Catholic Mass on Wednesdays from noon-1pm; Wallace All Faiths Chapel
- Wednesday Night Worship from 7-8pm, sponsored by Disciples on Campus; includes singing, prayer, and communion, Wallace All Faiths Chapel
- Jummah Prayers on Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm, Wilkinson Founders Chapel
For more information on any of these activities, email email@example.com.
- 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 with author Susan Suleiman today at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/52655 for more information.
- Transgender Week of Visibility – You can join the Cross-Cultural Center in celebration of the Trans Day of Visibility with an exhibit this week in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304) featuring spotlights on influential people in the transgender community and honoring their success in life and advocacy for others. In addition to this gallery, the Cross-Cultural Center will also be hosting a Safe Space training on Thursday from 6-7pm. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speedfaithing – The Cross-Cultural Center and Fish Interfaith Center invite you to explore your beliefs and build relationships across faith boundaries at Speedfaithing tonight at 7pm in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center. Speedfaithing follows a speed-dating format with a meaningful and spiritual twist, encouraging you to deepen your understanding of reality as you discover new perspectives.
- Bensussen Distinguished Lecture in the Arts – The Bensussen Distinguished Lecture in Arts presents Maria Elena Buszek tonight at 7pm in Argyros Forum 209. Dr. Buszek is a scholar, critic, curator, and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado at Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. Her current book project, Art of Noise, explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music. Go here for more information.
- Writing Center open hours – This is a reminder that the Writing Center holds open hours every Monday from 7-10pm in the Henley Media Room, located in the Henley Hall Basement. Stop by to get your papers reviewed before you turn them in.
- Reverse Culture Shock: A search for your new normal – Student Psychological Counseling Services and the Center for Global Education are starting a monthly series for recently returned study abroad students. This will be an informal chance to talk with other students about what it’s like to be back and the challenges related to returning home. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday from noon-1pm at the Center for Global Education (576 N. Glassell).
- Student Government Association Senate informational meeting – I encourage you to consider representing your college or organization in the Student Government Association by filing for Senate Election this spring. You can learn more information and ask questions at the Senate Informational meeting Tuesday at 5pm in the Cross-Cultural Center.
- Graphic Design Symposium – In honor of alumna Margo Pawell, the Art department will be hosting a symposium on Tuesday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 404 dedicated to bringing together diverse experts to discuss topics in graphic design. For more information on this symposium, go to https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/art/graphic-design/graphic-design-symposium.aspx.
- 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, Dynamic Public Speaking inspired by TED Talks, will be held Tuesday at 4pm in Roosevelt Hall 121 with special guest and speaker coach Stephanie Weaver. Find more information and a complete list of workshops at https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2018/12/04/graduate-workshops/.
- Iraq’s Regime Change – On Tuesday at 7pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3), you are invited to attend a discussion on the impact of the 2003 regime change in Iraq. Distinguished guest, Dr. Ahmed Twaji, will share his experience with local peace building initiatives and his thoughts on the reconciliation process. Go to https://events.chapman.edu/65755 for more information.
- The Future of Transportation – The 5th annual Public Policy Conference: The Future of Transportation will start at 8am on Wednesday in Beckman Hall 404. This all-day conference includes four panel discussions with experts such as Dan Richard, the former head of the High Speed Rail authority, and Mike Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic party nominee for president and former Governor of Massachusetts, delving into questions about the future of transportation in California and Orange County. The results of the 2019 Orange County annual survey will also be presented over lunch at noon in Argyros Forum 209. See chapman.edu/publicpolicy for more information and registration.
- InSync Plus marketing agency career excursion – A limited number of spaces remain for Wednesday’s career excursion to Los Angeles from 11:30am-1pm to meet key executives and get an insider’s look at InSync Plus, the full-service marketing agency known for campaigns like Alien, Rosemary’s Baby, Forrest Gump, Spotlight, Despicable Me, and Avatar. RSVP and learn more on Handshake.
- Lunch and Learn for Psychology majors – If you are a Psychology major considering a graduate degree in psychology or the behavioral sciences, I encourage you to stop by this workshop on Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm in Argyros Forum 206C. Your Crean Career Advisor will be on hand for a lunchtime hands-on discussion on how to develop a plan and be a competitive applicant in graduate school. Pizza lunch will be provided. RSVP for this free event on Handshake.
- Chapman Grand S.L.A.M. – 3-3 Senior Legacy will host the first Chapman Grand S.L.A.M. (Senior Legacy Alumni Mixer) networking event exclusively for Seniors who have made their Senior Legacy gift. The Grand S.L.M. will be held on Wednesday from 6-8pm at Chapman Crafted. Please RSVP at https://chapmangrandslamseniorlegacy.splashthat.com/.
- Seniors, don’t forget that the deadline to be recognized for your Senior Legacy Gift in the 2019 Commencement Program is this Friday. For more information, contact Bill Guzik, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, at 714-744-2184.
- BEmpowered launches Speaker Series – BEmpowered invites you to the launch of their Speaker Series program on Wednesday from 7-8pm in Argyros Forum 209B. You can contact them at email@example.com or follow their social media (Instagram: @chapmanbempowered) for more information and updates.
- Global Medical Brigades fundraiser – Global Medical Brigades is holding a fundraiser on Thursday at Raising Cane’s (2249 N Tustin St.) from 10am-midnight. For more information go to their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/365032074351112/?ti=icl.
- Political Student Organization Debate – Civic Engagement Initiatives will host the Political Student Organization Debate on Thursday from 7-8pm at the Student Union Stage. I encourage you to come and learn more about pressing issues facing the country and around the world, including foreign policy, the Green New Deal, trade and tariffs, and immigration. Free snacks and an opportunity to meet with student representatives from participating organizations will be available before the event. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Women in Focus Conference and Mixer – Dodge College will host their 20th Women in Focus Conference on Friday at 1:30pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios. This year’s conference will explore the purpose, passion, and perspective of influential women in the entertainment industry. Panelists include Janice Chua ’12 (Crazy Rich Asians), Bonnie Curtis (Saving Private Ryan), Lori McCreary (Madam Secretary), Vanessa Morrison (Ice Age), and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Please visit edu/womeninfocus for more information.
- Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective – On Saturday, the Italian Studies program will host Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective. The program will be held from 10am-1pm in the Musco Center, and feature speakers from Italy and the US, including President Struppa. The program is designed for a general audience, with four plenary lectures focusing on different intersections between Italian art and culture and scientific thought and discoveries, including anatomy, mathematics, and geometry. For ticket and other information, go to http://muscocenter.org/event/science-and-culture-an-italian-perspective; the event is free with a Chapman ID.
- Hike in Carbon Canyon – Join Fitness and Recreation Services for a hike in Carbon Canyon on Sunday. The three-mile lake-view hike is in Brea and has views of coastal redwoods. Round trip transportation is included. Tickets are free and can be reserved on chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Grant Proposal Workshop – The Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites students to the Grant Proposal Workshop next Monday, April 1, from 1-2pm in Argyros Forum 209A. Find out how to develop great ideas for research and creative activity, describe your projects, find faculty mentors, and ask for recommendation letters. You also can meet students who have written successful grant applications. The workshop is designed to address your questions before the deadline for the Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant applications as well as introduce you to practices you can adapt for other applications. Dr. Julye Bidmead and Dr. Kelli Fuery will be guest speakers. Visit edu/cue for more information.
- Effective interviewing tips for international students – Next Monday, April 1, from 4-5:15pm in Argyros Forum 209C, international alumnus and executive consultant Patrick Boulard ‘90 (MBA ‘92) will be leading the fourth and final International Student Career Certification Session of the semester. The workshop will cover what to expect at interviews and how to prepare, with special tips for international students including cultural expectations in the US job market. RSVP for this free event on Handshake.
- Playbook for Life – The second and final Playbook for Life event of the semester will take place next Monday, April 1, from 5:30-7pm in Beckman Hall 404. Panelists including Chapman athletic alumni and recruiters from companies with a preference for sports-minded individuals will be leading a discussion and Q&A on how to transfer your competitive athletic skills to the workplace and navigate a successful career. Chapman student-athletes are encouraged to take advantage of at least one Playbook panel event this spring, so if you have yet to attend, this is your chance. RSVP and learn more on Handshake.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Tennis v. Middlebury today at 1pm; v. Colby on Friday at 1pm; and v. Whittier on Saturday at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Kalamazoo on Tuesday at 4pm (Wilson Field)
- Baseball v. MIT on Tuesday at 7pm and v. Occidental on Friday at 3pm (Hart Park)
- Men’s Tennis v. Pacific Lutheran on Thursday at 1pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Softball v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. Concordia-Irvine on Sunday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- As part of the New Horizons Concert Series, Transient Canvas, a percussion and woodwind duo, will perform a selection of electronic and acoustic compositions on Saturday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free to Chapman community members.
- The University Choir and Singers will perform their spring concert at Chapman’s neighboring First Presbyterian Church of Orange on Sunday at 4pm. Admission is free.
- 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