Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of April 8:
- Friday is deadline to drop classes– Please remember that Friday is the last day to withdraw from courses or change the number of credits (in courses designated for variable credits).
- Three Chapman students earn Fulbright Scholarships – Congratulations to Ansley Wong, Carol Sun, and Carmina Portea who have been selected as Fulbright Scholars for 2019-20. Ansley and Carol will be English Teaching Assistants in Taiwan, and Carmina will be an English Teaching Assistant in Spain. If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright in the future, I recommend attending the information session today (more on this session can be found in the events section below).
- Update on phishing scam targeting students – On Friday I sent an alert about scammers posing as an employer offering a job that paid $400 weekly for part-time work through an email with the subject “$400 Weekly, Work Part-Time Job.” We have now learned more, and it appears that this was a check deposit scam. Once you replied with the seemingly safe information (address, email, etc.), they would then follow up with another request asking for your bank information, allegedly so you could deposit a check from them. After receiving the check from them, they would ask you to send a lesser amount of money to a third account (allegedly a client of the business), and you would get to keep the difference. For example, they would send a check to your account for $3000 and ask you to send $2000 to the third account; you would get to keep the $1000 difference. The problem is that you eventually discover the $3000 check they sent you was no good, but you will still be charged for the $2000 you sent to the third party (which, of course, is likely the scammers themselves). If you responded to the scammers first email but did not follow up with banking information, you should be okay. In general, please be wary of any “too good to be true deals;” after all, if this arrangement was legitimate they wouldn’t need to recruit college students for these jobs – they would have people lined up for them. Also, no legitimate business is going to be asking for your banking information via email or over the phone, so this should be a big red flag. Information on this scam has been added to chapman.edu/scams; I recommend you visit this page to learn more about the different types of scams out there.
- The Panther seeks 2019-20 editor-in-chief – Today is the last day to submit an application for the position of editor-in-chief of The Panther. The editor-in-chief oversees all aspects of the newspaper and website, including leading three weekly editorial meetings, editing two sections of the newspaper, uploading daily content to the website, hiring and leading a new staff each semester, maintaining oversight of the business side of the publication, and spearheading breaking news and investigative efforts. This is a yearlong, full-time paid student position. Candidates must have editing and reporting experience; two years of journalism experience and supervisory experience are preferred. For an application, contact Rebeccah Glaser at firstname.lastname@example.org; applications are due tonight by 11:59pm.
- Student Government Director positions – Applications for Student Government Association Director of Finance, Director of Justice, Director of Public Relations, and Director of Elections are now open on Engage.
- 30 seconds with the Dean on Instagram – Some of you may know that for almost three years now I have been doing a video every Monday called 30 Seconds with the Dean, during which I highlight 4 items from the weekly announcements. These are posted each week on our Chapman University Student Life page at facebook.com/LifeatCU/. However, starting this morning, I also will be posting these 30 Seconds videos on my Instagram account at CU_DeanPrice. I hope you will take a few minutes to check them out. Thanks to my trusty videographer (and Dodge College graduate student), Lidieth Arevalo Hernandez, for all of her help in creating these videos.
- Class of 2019 Window of Opportunity Instagram Contest – Speaking of Instagram, there are 6 days left for seniors to enter my 4th annual Window of Opportunity Instagram Contest for the Class of 2019. 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. Again, the deadline to post is Sunday. Be sure to tag me (CU_DeanPrice) so I can see your post.
- Additional walk-in hours for the Academic Advising Center– Beginning today through April 26, the Academic Advising Center will have additional walk-in hours on both Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30am-4:30pm. If you have quick, non-major advising questions related to your upcoming registration, your fastest option for assistance will be to come in during walk-in hours. The Academic Advising Center is located in Beckman Hall 405. For more information, visit chapman.edu/advising.
- Fire and Life Safety hiring Commencement student workers – Fire and Life Safety staff are hiring student workers for the 2019 Commencement ceremonies from May 17-19. Applicants must have a valid CPR/AED-First-Aid certification; EMT and BLS certifications are a plus. Students will work in teams of two for 4 or 8-hour shifts; students living in Chapman housing will receive a move-out extension. Apply at https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/search and contact Victor Arteaga at email@example.com for more information.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question focuses on health care. The Trump administration is working on an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, which may change the cost of and access to health How does the cost of and/or access to health care affect the people you know? Responses to the question about gun reform can be found here.
- College Senior Survey (CSS) – Graduating seniors, you will receive email invitation on Thursday to complete the College Senior Survey. I hope you will take the time to complete the survey as it provides the university with important information about your Chapman experience.
- Camp Kesem seeking counselors – Camp Kesem is a free summer camp for children who have been affected by their parent’s cancer. They are currently seeking male counselors to volunteer at camp August 3-9. Apply at https://kesem.force.com/login?locale=us and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Residence Life and First Year Experience leadership opportunity –The Fenestra Community Advisor (FCA) application is open until Monday, 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 email@example.com or Juliane Corpus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 Friday to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants deadline – The deadline to submit proposals for the Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research and Creative Grant program is Friday by 4pm. Awards are intended to provide support for a variety of faculty-mentored scholarly or creative projects conducted by students; 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 email@example.com.
- Register for Cross-Cultural Center graduation ceremonies –The Cross-Cultural Center will host graduation celebrations for interested members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Black, Disability, Lavender (LGBTQIA+), and Latinx communities. Participants will receive a free stole representing their identity (ies). Graduates from these communities interested in participating in the celebrations are asked to register at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=36a2ed99-1d03-461c-994f-d036d2e240a4; registration closes on April 26. All students, staff, faculty, friends, and family are welcomed to attend and celebrate their graduate. Here are the dates of the events:
- Latinx Graduation: Saturday, May 4, at 11am
- Students with Disabilities Graduation: Sunday, May 5, at 11am
- Black Graduation: Monday, May 6, at 8:30pm
- Lavender Graduation: Tuesday, May 7, at 5pm
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American: Wednesday, May 8, at 5pm
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What Were You Wearing exhibit – The CARES “What Were You Wearing” exhibit will be on display during the month of April in the Argyros Forum 119 hallway. This exhibit is comprised of clothes worn by survivors of sexual violence and includes brief narratives of their experience to dispel common myths surrounding sexual violence and victim blaming. Please be advised that this exhibit contains very sensitive material of a sexual nature.
- 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 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.
- Supplemental Instruction sessions and their locations can also be found at www.chapman.edu/tutoring.
- JMPThought of the Week: Ride share safety tips – Many of you are aware of the tragedy that occurred earlier this month in which a University of South Carolina student was killed after getting into a car she mistakenly thought was her Uber ride. Although details are still forthcoming, there is a suggestion that the killer was trolling the area in his car hoping someone would make just this mistake. As an Uber customer myself, I received an email alert from Uber following this attack reminding me of three steps I can take to ensure I am getting into the right car; I appreciated getting these tips and wanted to share with you. When you think your ride has arrived, before getting in the car use the information on your app to complete these three safety steps:
- Match the license plate number
- Match the make and model of the car
- Match the photo of the driver
Of course, getting in the car with a stranger always carries some risk, even if the car is the right one; however, completing these three steps will greatly decrease the risk. Finally, I want to point out that there is an important role for bystanders in these situations as well. If you are out with someone who has called for an Uber or Lyft, and you don’t think this person has sufficient capacity (due to alcohol consumption or any other reason) to complete these three safety steps, then it is very likely this person should not be getting into the car at all – at least not alone. Please do your best to make sure this person has an alternate, safer way to get home.
Programs and events for the week of April 8
- Fulbright Student Program information session open hours – Juniors and seniors, I encourage you to stop by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence today 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 on 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 email@example.com for more information or visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
- Spring2019 graduate 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, Reaching Your Readers: How to Promote Your First Book, will be held today 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/.
- March Madness – The University Program Board invites you to watch the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game between the University of Virginia and Texas Tech tonight at 6pm in the Student Union. There will be a baked potato bar, with gluten free and vegan options available.
- Vaisakhi celebration – The Fish Interfaith Center and Sikhlens will host a Vaisakhi celebration tonight at 6pm with speakers, turban tying, and a traditional Indian dinner.
- Blood drive – PEER and Pi Kappa Alpha are partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Tuesday from 10am-4pm in Argyros Forum 119A. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a full-size iron throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code “CU” or contact Dani Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Red My Lips – CARES and Alpha Phi are working together to stop victim blaming with a Red My Lips campaign. You can visit their table in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from 11am-2pm to sign a pledge and pick up a Red My Lips pin.
- Meet Student Government Association senators – Student Government Association senator candidates running to represent the undergraduate student body will be tabling in the Attallah Piazza on Tuesday from 11am-1:30pm. Fill out a stamp card by talking to each senator for a chance to win two free Disneyland tickets. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2284212481835729/ for more information.
- Stress and anxiety workshops – Residence Life and First Year Experience, in collaboration with Student Psychological Services, will host group workshops starting this week and continuing throughout April. The first workshop, Let’s Talk About Stress, will be held on Tuesday at noon in the Morlan Hall l Pizza will be provided. Future workshops include Taming Anxiety on April 16, and Operation: Self-Care on April 23.
- 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 Support small group sessions which begin on Tuesday 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.
- Science and Religion: The Two Kingdoms – President Struppa will speak about the intersection of science and religion as part of the Saint John’s Bible President’s Lecture on Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center.
- Logic games night with the Pre-Law Society – The Pre-Law Society will host a night of practice LSAT logic games on Wednesday at 7pm in Hashinger Science Center 129. Attendees will be randomly grouped into teams and compete for a prize. RSVP here.
- Asian AF improv show – Join the Cross-Cultural Center’s continued celebration of Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi-American (APIDA) Heritage Month by attending an improv performance by Asian AF featuring APIDA actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, and storytellers. The show is on Wednesday at 7pm in the Student Union stage area. Refreshments will be provided. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Finance Club guest speaker – The Finance Club will host Paul Chameli, an investment banker for Edgepoint Capital, for a guest lecture at their meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in Hashinger Science Center 303.
- Taiwanese Cultural Fair – On Thursday from 11am-2pm in the Attallah Piazza, there will be a fair featuring Taiwanese crafts, games, and performances. The first 100 participants will receive free bread and boba. Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/59931.
- Cannes Film Market Internship information session – You can learn about the business side of the film industry by studying abroad in Cannes, France, in the spring and participating in a 3-credit internship at the Cannes Film Market in May. Previous interns will be speaking about their experiences in an information session on Thursday from 2-3pm at the Center for Global Education (576 N. Glassell). RSVP Here.
- Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas series – Heartbeat of Mexico is a culture and conversation series that explores the depths of Mexican and Mexican-American culture. On Thursday at 6pm in Leatherby Libraries B3, Emmy-winning documentarian Sandra Robbie will speak about the Mendez v. Westminster case that helped end segregation in California. Learn more about the other speakers and events at https://muscocenter.org/event/big-ideas-mendez-v-westminster/.
- Intersectionality: How “I” Treat the “Other” – The Fish Interfaith Center invites you to join them for a community forum on intersectionality on Thursday at 6:30pm.
- Free screening of Sharknado – The University Program Board will host a free screening of Sharknado at the Masson Family Beach Club on Thursday at 7:30pm. Candy and snacks will be provided.
- Social Innovation Summit – Civic Engagement Initiatives will host their first ever Social Innovation Summit, a half-day event dedicated to aligning your passions with social change through the creation of non-profits or for-profit social businesses. The Summit will take place on Friday from 10am-3pm; check in will be in Argyros Forum 119. This event will include keynote speakers, vision board creation, and skill-building workshops. Apply here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Undergraduate Art History Symposium – The 9th annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium will be held on Friday from noon-5pm in Kennedy Hall 237A. The symposium includes keynote speaker Prof. Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History at UCLA. Lunch will be provided.
- Better Together Shabbat – Rabbi Yutkin will lead Shabbat services on Friday at 5:30pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. A dinner with Jewish students and Disciples on Campus will follow the services.
- Drag Show – The University Program Board will host their annual Drag Show on Friday at 8pm in the Student Union. Tickets are free but must be reserved online at chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Rock climbing clinic – Fitness and Recreation Services will host another climbing clinic on Saturday at 1pm at the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall in Sandhu. This introduction to climbing will cover climbing safety, gear, and technique. Register at https://chapman.campuslabs.com/engage/event/3308119.
- Panther Sports League returns– Fitness and Recreation Services is continuing its 3v3 basketball tournaments on Sundays from 1-4pm at the residence hall basketball This Sunday, participants have the chance to win wireless headphones. You can register on Engage.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Women’s Lacrosse v. Whittier on Wednesday at 7pm and v. Claremont-M-S on Saturday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Baseball v. Claremont-M-S on Friday at 3pm (Hart Park)
- Women’s Tennis v. Occidental on Friday at a time yet to be determined (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Men’s Tennis v. Caltech on Saturday at 10am (Lastinger Tennis Center)
- Men’s Lacrosse v. UC Santa Barbara on Sunday at 1pm (Wilson Field)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Opera Chapman presents Cosi fan tutte (The School for Lovers), Mozart’s famous comedy opera, this weekend. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center, with an additional matinee performance on Sunday at 3pm. Student tickets are $10.
- Dance students will perform site-specific dance routines on Saturday around the Chapman campus. Performances will be at 1:30pm in the Attallah Piazza, 1:45pm next to the Berlin Wall Installation, and at 2pm on the Memorial Hall steps.
- On Saturday from 2-4pm in Moulton Hall 149, theatre students will direct and perform two one-act plays: “Way Deep” by Katherine Burger, and “DNA” by Dennis Kelly. Student tickets are $5.
- 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