Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of April 1:
- Host a first generation student – The Office of Admission will sponsor an overnight program for admitted first generation college students on Thursday and Friday. Please email Sadie Reeves, email@example.com, if you are interested in volunteering for this event. Please note you do not need to be a first generation college student to volunteer.
- Residence Life and First Year Experience leadership opportunity – The Fenestra Community Advisor (FCA) application has reopened until April 15 at 11:59pm. If you are looking to be involved on campus, give back to the Chapman community, and gain valuable leadership experience, I encourage you to apply by filling out the form on Engage at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/238323. For questions, please contact Joe Koluder at firstname.lastname@example.org Juliane Corpus at email@example.com.
- Weekly announcements performance – I have been sending these weekly announcements via email for more than 10 years now. However, for quite some time students have been encouraging me to add a more personalized, interactive element to the announcements; therefore, beginning today, I will be giving a spoken word performance of the weekly announcements each Monday at noon in the Attallah Piazza.*
- Lunch with a Professor– Lunch with a Professor Week takes place next week, April 8-12, providing you the opportunity to have a conversation with a Chapman faculty member outside of the classroom over lunch. One to three students can invite any professor for a free lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm in Randall Dining Commons. You can take advantage of this opportunity to discuss graduate school options, possible research opportunities, or general academic advice. Click here to request your free meal voucher. For more information visit edu/lwp.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question examines the Trump-Russia investigation: The public has long been awaiting the results of Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump-Russia investigation. Monday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell blocked, for the second time, an effort by Senate Minority Leader Schumer to release the report. Should the full report be released or not? Responses to the question about vaccinations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Student Government Association Senator filing open – Filing for all college senators, two student organization senators, and one upperclassmen senator is open until Thursday at 5pm. Apply at engage.chapman.edu.
- Applications for all executive director positions – including Director of Finance, Director of Public Relations, Director of Justice, and Director of Elections – are also open. Apply at engage.chapman.edu and learn more at https://www.chapman.edu/students/life/student-government/index.aspx.
- 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 students to submit 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.
- Volunteer at the Newport Beach Film Festival – If you would be interested in getting involved with the Newport Beach Film Festival, they are looking for volunteers available from April 25-May 2. You can learn more about the festival and benefits of volunteering at https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/support/volunteer/.
- Watch 26 Seconds documentary series online – Last year we had a couple of programs on campus focusing on human trafficking which featured Prof. Kelly Galindo’s documentary 26 Seconds. The film recently was featured in the LA Times. If you’d like to catch up on the status of the film you can read the article at https://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/tn-wknd-et-trafficking-20190321-story.html.
- JMPThought of the Week: Involvement develops skills and enhances employment opportunities – One of the main reasons I invest so much in our weekly announcements is because I want to do all I can to encourage you to engage in as many campus opportunities as possible. I often hear upperclass students tell newer students that getting involved is a great way to get connected to campus and meet other people. This is definitely true. However, an often overlooked benefit of getting involved is how it helps prepare you for success after Chapman. Recently, the Educational Advisory Board spent a year surveying more than 6000 college graduates to research which activities, experiences, and decisions increase graduates’ chances of gainful employment. Their work led them to develop a Gainful Employment Score, a weighted benchmark accounting for four factors: Does a person have a job? Does that job require a bachelor’s degree? How does their salary compare to benchmarks? How satisfied are they with their jobs? Across the study, the researchers found that participation in co-curricular experiences generally led to an increase of 5-15% in a student’s Gainful Employment Score, and was the third-most impactful factor. This study is just another reminder that student involvement provides valuable, real-life opportunities to develop and apply the skills that will serve you well in the job search and the rest of your life.
Programs and events for the week of April 1
- National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week – Today through Friday is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. Visit https://bit.ly/GAPSAW2019 for a list of events on the Orange and Rinker campuses dedicated to thanking all current graduate and professional students. For more information, contact GradEd@chapman.edu.
- Chapman B+ spirit week – B+ will hold daily activities in the Attallah Piazza this week working towards their goal of raising $70,000 to fight childhood cancer. Their Chapman B+ Dance Marathon will be held on Saturday from noon-6pm in the Hutton Center.
- April career drop-in hours– You are encouraged to stop by for 15 minutes of assistance on your basic career needs with career peer advisors, college career advisors, and career and professional development staff. Drop-in hours will be held in a variety of locations across campus on most Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4pm, as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-noon. Career drop-in days, hours and locations can be viewed here.
- Tunnel of Oppression– The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience and the Cross-Cultural Center invite you to experience the Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive event designed to introduce you to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge you to think more deeply about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with each other and put their newfound knowledge to use in their everyday lives. The Tunnel of Oppression will take place in the Sandhu Conference Center Room A today, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10am-5pm; the program takes 30-45 minutes. Contact Carlos Gonzalez at email@example.com for more information.
- Grant Proposal Workshop– The Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites students to a Grant Proposal Workshop today from 1-2pm in Argyros Forum 209A. You can learn 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.
- Asian Pacific-Islander Desi-American (APIDA) Heritage Month kick-off – Join the Cross-Cultural Center today at 3pm in the Student Union stage area for a kick-off celebration of APIDA Heritage Month. Christine Minji Chang, Kollaboration’s global executive director, will be sharing her stories and experiences along with student and faculty performances. Food and crafts will be provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Effective interviewing tips for international students – Today 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 CertificationSession 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 today 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.
- Global Medical Missions Alliance fundraiser – The Global Medical Missions Alliance, a Christian club striving to develop skill sets in order to heal the physical and spiritual well-being of others, will be hosting a fundraiser tonight at Chipotle (3440 E. Chapman Ave.) to raise funds for their mission trip to Mexico. Stop by from 5-9pm and mention GMMA at checkout.
- Scholars at Risk with Raza Rumi – Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions promoting academic freedom. Raza Rumi, a Pakistani journalist who survived an assassination attempt 5 years ago, will speak about the importance of protecting academics tonight at 6pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3). Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/66014.
- Sound healing and labyrinth walk – The Fish Interfaith Center is offering an hour of total relaxation with sound healing meditation and a labyrinth walk tonight at 7:30pm. Please bring your own yoga mat.
- ReThink campaign – Strategic and Corporate Communication students will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza and handing out prizes and donuts on Tuesday from 11am-3pm as part of their ReThink campaign on Adderall misuse. They will also hold a yoga class on Tuesday at 5pm on the Argyros Forum third floor patio.
- Class of 2019 Graduation Fair – The Class of 2019 Graduation Fair will be held this week on Tuesday from 11am-4pm and Wednesday from 10am-2pm in the Student Union. Seniors can sign up for upcoming senior events and celebrations, speak with representatives from the Alumni Association and the Office of Career and Professional Development, plus save money on your cap and gown, diploma frames, announcements, and other items.
- 3-3 to Senior Legacy will be at the Grad Fair on both days, so I encourage you to stop and to leave your gift and spin the “Wheel of Parking” for the chance to have your spring parking fees reimbursed. For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, you can find a list of local agencies to volunteer your three hours this semester. Be sure to print out the hours verification form.
- Interviewing Lunch and Learn– The Office of Career and Professional Development is hosting a free pizza lunch and workshop on Tuesday from 11:30am-12:45pm in Argyros Forum 209C. Whether you are looking for feedback on your interview strategy and style, uneasy about the thought of an interview, or preparing for an upcoming interview, there will be resources and insight shared to help you succeed. RSVP and learn more on Chapman’s career portal, Handshake.
- Language tables at Randall Dining Commons– Join faculty members from the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the Randall Dining Commons on Tuesday and Wednesday for an opportunity to share a meal and practice your language skills. Tuesday’s dinner from 5-6pm will include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish; Wednesday’s lunch from noon-1pm will include Chinese, French, German, and Japanese. The first 15 students at each session without a meal plan will have their meal paid for by Residence Life and First Year Experience.
- Take Back the Night – CARES invites you to join them on Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center for their annual Take Back the Night event. Survivors will have their experiences shared, read, and performed. A reception will follow in the Beckman Hall lobby.
- The Meaning of Victory in the Pacific War– Author and historian Marc Gallicchio will give a talk on Wednesday at 5pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3). The title of the talk will be Trouble at Home: War Weariness, American Strategy, and the Meaning of Victory in the Pacific War. Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/65604.
- Free Flicks: Spider–Man: Into the Spiderverse – The University Program Board presents a free screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse on Wednesday from 7-11pm in the Student Union. Refreshments will be provided.
- Japanese Cultural Fair – Chapman x Noriko Foundation will hold a cultural presentation about Hokkaido, an underpopulated city in Japan, on Thursday from 10am-noon in Beckman Hall 404. The presentation will be followed by a cultural fair in the Attallah Piazza from noon-2pm including games, traditional dance performances, and Yukata wearing. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Curricular Practical Training panel discussion – Two current international students on CPT will share their thoughts on how to find employment, working in the US, and the pros and cons of working on CPT as part of a panel discussion on Thursday at 11am in the Cross-Cultural Center (Argyros Forum 304). Pizza will be provided. RSVP here.
- Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer– The Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer is on Thursday from 7-11pm at Lionsgate headquarters in Santa Monica. All graduate students are invited to attend, and there is a limited number of undergraduate student tickets available for purchase on a first-come, first-served Learn more and purchase tickets at www.chapman.edu/aeimixer.
- String Quartet and Tony Tripp performance– The Chapman String Quartet, Porta Caeli Chamber Players, and acclaimed guitarist Tony Tripp will perform an intimate concert at the Hilbert Museum on Thursday at 7pm. The evening will include a performance of a new piece titled, “Three Images of Chapman,” composed by Tony Tripp in appreciation of Chapman’s support. Admission is free, but tickets are required; reserve your spot here.
- Yoga paddle-board class – Fitness and Recreation Services will sponsor a yoga paddle-board class at Bliss Paddle Yoga in Newport Beach on Saturday at 9am. Tickets are free and available at chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Corgi Beach Day – University Program Board invites you to join them for Corgi Beach Day: Corgchella on Saturday from 9:30am-3:30pm. This will be a fun-filled day of corgi meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, giveaways, and corgi costumes. Tickets are free and available at chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Dungeon Pals event – You’re invited to join Dungeon Pals, Chapman’s newest tabletop game club, in a multi-table, multi-verse race against the clock (and each other) to summon an eldritch entity on Saturday at 1pm in Argyros Forum 119A. This event is beginner-friendly, but players of all experience levels are welcomed to attend. Snacks will be provided. Proceeds go to 826LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills. Tickets are $7 at the door; it is not necessary to sign up in advance.
- Panther Sports League returns – Fitness and Recreation Services is once again hosting 3v3 basketball tournaments, now on Sundays from 1-4pm at the Residence Hall Basketball Court. Games start this Sunday and participants have the chance to win wireless headphones. You can register on
- Catholic Mass and Interfaith dinner – Newman Catholic Fellowship invites you to their Mass on Sunday at 5pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. A group dinner and discussion with the Muslim Student Association will follow the service. Friends and family are welcomed to attend.
- This is a reminder that Newman Catholic Fellowship also hosts weekly mass on Wednesdays at noon in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel.
- Fulbright Student Program information session – Juniors and Seniors, I encourage you to stop by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence next Monday, April 8, from noon-4pm to learn about the Fulbright US Student Program for 2020-21. The program funds one academic year of international experience after graduation in one of more than 150 countries. You can apply for a research grant and design your own project in any discipline, a study grant to support graduate programs abroad, or an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) where you will help teach English to local students. During your grant period, you will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. Contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org more information or visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
- Grief and Loss Support small group sessions – If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or are interested in learning about the universal experience of grief, I encourage you to consider participating in the weekly Grief and Loss small group sessions which begin on Tuesday, April 9, at 2pm at the Frances Smith Center in Crean Hall; sessions will end May 14. Call 714-997-6746 to learn more and sign up. Sessions are free to the Chapman community.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Softball v. Cal Lutheran on Wednesday at 2pm and 4pm and v. Whittier on Saturday at noon and 2pm (El Camino Real Park)
- Men’s Tennis v. Claremont-M-S on Friday at 3pm (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Women’s Tennis v. Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Baseball v. Whittier on Saturday at 11am and 2:30pm (Hart Park)
- Women’s Water Polo v. Redlands on Saturday at 11am (Allred Aquatics Center)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Albert Alva and Gary Matsuura will perform on saxophone in a faculty recital on Tuesday at 8pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Student tickets are free.
- Concert Intime is an original work by Junior dance major choreographers; performances will be held in Waltmar Theatre on Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Student tickets are $5.
- Senior dance majors will produce and perform in the 2019 BFA Dance Showcase on Sunday at 5pm in the Waltmar Theatre. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required; email ChapmanBFADance@gmail.com to reserve a seat.
- 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.
*Happy April Fools Day! Have a great week – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866