Good morning, and welcome to the penultimate week of spring classes. The following are my announcements for the week of April 29:
- First Destination Survey for Seniors – If you are a graduating senior, you should have received an email asking you to complete the First Destination Survey via Handshake last week. This survey helps us understand what you will be doing after graduation, impacts Chapman rankings, and helps us determine what services to offer young alumni entering the workforce. Completing the survey also earns you a Chapman business card holder, keychain, and enters you in a drawing to win Amazon gift cards, plane tickets, and other prizes. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/first_destination_surveys/1550.
- RSVP for Baccalaureate – This year’s baccalaureate program will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, and will feature Max Greenfield, co-star of TV’s New Girl and Baccalaureate is open to all graduates, undergraduates, and families, whether secular, spiritual, or religious. RSVP at email@example.com. Go here to learn more and view a short video of Baccalaureate.
- New exhibits in the Student Union Gallery– I encourage you to stop by the Argyros Forum Student Union to view the latest exhibits going up on Tuesday: 2019 Cheverton Award finalists and the Student Scholar Symposium. These exhibits highlight our students’ remarkable academic and creative achievements.
- Global Citizens Wall– This week’s question focuses on prisoner voting rights: 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are weighing in on whether prisoners should retain the right to vote. Should all prisoners be able to cast ballots or is losing this right a just consequence of certain crimes? Responses to the previous weeks’ questions can be found here.
- 3-3 to Senior Legacy – Seniors, you can contribute to future Chapman students and help them to have the Chapman experience you enjoyed by donating your Senior Legacy gift here; gifts made on Tuesday will also count for Chapman Giving Day. If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior, and have not yet volunteered your three hours to a Chapman-approved philanthropy, check out the list of local agencies where you can volunteer your time; be sure to print out the hours verification form. You can also call Bill Guzik at Alumni Engagement (714-744-2184) to volunteer your three hours on campus.
- Senior Legacy is now accepting applications for Director and Committee positions. Interested students can apply here.
- Friday is deadline to apply for study abroad spring 2020 – Applications to study abroad in spring 2020 are due on Friday. You can choose from over 90 programs in 40 countries. Attend a First Steps session by Wednesday to get started on your application. Contact the Center for Global Education for more information.
- Scholarship opportunities – Students with at least 60 semester credits completed by fall 2019 are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:
- Albert Schweitzer Scholarship – Scholarship of $5000; completed forms and documents must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by 5pm on May 1.
- Town and Gown Scholarship – Awards range from $3,000-5,000; applications and all documents must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by 5pm on May 31.
Application materials can be found on the Financial Aid website (https://www.chapman.edu/students/tuition-and-aid/financial-aid/index.aspx) or stop by the Financial Aid office in Bhathal Student Services Center for more information.
- The Panther applications now open – The Panther is now hiring staff writers, photographers, editors, and videographers for next year. If you are interested in applying, contact incoming editor-in-chief Lou Vanhecke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- International Panther Pals – Making friends with people from around the world is one of the most rewarding experiences about studying abroad. The Center for Global Education is now offering an opportunity for students to do that right here at Chapman. International Panther Pals help foreign exchange students integrate into the Chapman community. Applications are due at https://studyabroad.chapman.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10352 by Monday, May 13.
- AAC Peer Advisor positions open– The Academic Advising Center is accepting applications for summer Peer Advisors, which are part-time paid student positions. Peer Advisors assist academic advisors with incoming first-year workshops throughout June and July. For further details and to apply, find the application at http://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/18427. The application is open through Friday.
- JMPThought of the Week: Giving Day – Tuesday is Giving Day, in which all members of the Chapman community are encouraged to consider making a gift to support the University. I know there are plenty of reasons not to give, but it does beg the question: why do the most elite universities in the country have so many alumni donating despite these same reasons? I think it is because the alumni at these top universities understand that making a gift isn’t about the money – it’s about making a statement of support. It’s about wanting to do your small part to make sure your alma mater not only continues but thrives. Although I am not an alumnus, I believe in what we are trying to do for students at Chapman and that is why I give. In fact, this Giving Day I want to offer a challenge: for every one of you who makes a gift of $5 I will match your gift up to a total of $2019 – in honor of the Class of 2019! For seniors, your gift will count toward your Senior Legacy. As I like to say: The tuition students pay makes Chapman operational; however, it’s the gifts from alumni and other friends that make us exceptional.
Programs and events for the week of April 29
- Campus Leadership Awards on Friday – We will be honoring our outstanding Chapman students at the annual Campus Leadership Awards ceremony on Friday at 2pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. In addition to recognizing the outstanding first year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and student organizations, we will be announcing the recipients of the following major Chapman senior awards:
- Cecil F. Cheverton Award– presented annually to the outstanding graduating senior and is the highest undergraduate student honor at Chapman
- Gloria and Julian Peterson Award– presented for distinguished leadership in enriching university life, and is Chapman’s highest senior leadership award
- Ronald M. Huntington Award– presented to the graduating senior with the most distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments
- Outstanding Diversity Leadership Award– presented to the graduating senior who has shown exemplary promotion of social justice, multicultural, and diversity initiatives
- Paul S. Delp Award– presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to voluntary service to the Chapman community or the community at large
This is a fun and festive opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of your peers, so I hope you will make time in your schedule to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
- Support for Chabad of Poway – Members of the campus community are invited to gather at 4pm today in the Fish Interfaith Center as we stand in support of the Chabad of Poway community, following the tragic shooting and death of one member and injuries of several on the last Saturday of Passover.
- Soundhealing and mindfulness meditation – The Fish Interfaith Center is offering a sound healing and mindfulness meditation session tonight at 7:30pm. The session will begin with a brief introduction to sound and vibration before a one-hour sound and mindfulness meditation. Please bring your own yoga mat.
- 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. This semester’s series concludes with author Chuck Fishman today at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404. Go to https://blogs.chapman.edu/wilkinson/2019/01/15/2019-literary-arts-reading-series/ for more information.
- Giving Day – Tuesday is the first Chapman Giving Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event that includes timed challenges throughout the day. Students who make a gift and post to social media with #ChapmanGivingDay will be entered to win a gift card. Learn more at https://givingday.chapman.edu/pages/home-2023.
- Men of Integrity, Women of Strength, Courage, and Action awards – CARES will host the annual Men of Integrity, Women of Strength, Courage, and Action awards program on Tuesday at 7pm in Memorial Hall. This event honors students who make a difference in our community by being active advocates against interpersonal and sexual violence.
- Interfaith Dialogue: Exploring the Importance of Experiential Learning in the Peace-building Process – On Tuesday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, Chapman faith leaders will be joined by Chapman students who have traveled to the Israeli-Palestinian region with the Olive Tree Initiative to share their experiences about the role of interfaith dialogue in global conflict. Sponsored by Chapman Olive Tree Initiative, Peace Studies Department, and SGA.
- Un été peu ordinaire – Students in French 360 present the French play Un été peu ordinaire on Tuesday at 7pm in Argyros Forum 201.
- University Program Board hosts Taco Night – As part of their Senior Week celebration, the University Program Board is hosting a taco night on Tuesday from 8-10pm at The District Lounge. The first 100 attendants will receive free tacos, and a themed Chapman drink will be available for purchase. Attendees must be age 21 and over; bring your Chapman ID and your government-issued ID to enter.
- Student Scholar Symposium– Chapman’s Student Scholar Symposium, which celebrates and showcases the research and creative projects conducted by students across the campus, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in the Sandhu Conference Center and Argyros Forum. This is an opportunity to explore and appreciate the efforts that students have put into a wide variety of research and creative activity projects. Visit https://www.chapman.edu/research/center-for-undergraduate-excellence/events/student-research-day.aspx to see the full schedule of oral, poster, and visual art presentations. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- Mariachi Beyond North America – As part of the Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas culture and conversation series, Dr. Jessie Vallejo will give a talk about the ability of Mexico’s music to transcend borders on Wednesday at 6pm in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3). Learn more about the other speakers and events at https://muscocenter.org/event/big-ideas-mariachi-beyond-north-america/.
- Free screening of The Lego Movie 2 – Join the University Program Board for a free screening of The Lego Movie 2 at 8pm on Wednesday in the Student Union. Desserts and refreshments will be provided.
- Segerstrom Center for the Arts Career Excursion – On Thursday, Chapman’s Career Team is taking students to the largest non-profit arts organization in Orange County, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The excursion will include a behind-the-scenes tour and opportunity to meet hiring managers for internships and jobs in the performing arts, marketing, business, communication, and education. RSVP on Handshake at https://chapman.joinhandshake.com/events/272336/share_preview.
- Talk with artist Bovey Lee – Bovey Lee is a Chinese-American artist who uses her creative process to make socio-political commentaries. To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, The Border: Selections from the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Bovey Lee will speak about her work on Thursday from 11am-noon in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries B3). For more information go to https://events.chapman.edu/65933.
- 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, Applying to PhD Programs with Dr. Joana Levin and Dr. Anna Leahy, will be held on 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/.
- Promising Futures Graduation Celebration – The Promising Features Program will hold their 4th annual graduation celebration for first generation college students next Thursday, May 9, at 6pm in Beckman Hall 404. Dinner and dessert will be provided. RSVP at https://forms.gle/DEHA29Ukw5RwsoRe6 by Friday. Be sure to RSVP to ensure you receive a cord, as the supply is limited.
- An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance – On Thursday, you’re invited to join the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education for words of reflection, musical tributes, and lighting of candles of remembrance at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center. Admission is free, and no tickets or reservations are required. Learn more at https://events.chapman.edu/56012.
- Free Screening of Community Voices: America’s Stories – Dodge College will host a screening of Community Voices: America’s Stories on Thursday at 7pm in the Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studios. Each year, groups of students spend two semesters creating a short documentary about today’s most relevant national social issues. This year’s theme is “American Identity.” The screening will be followed by a panel with the filmmakers and a reception. Visit chapman.edu/66724 for more information.
- KappaAlpha Pi hosts LSAT prep workshop – Kappa Alpha Pi (KAPi), Chapman’s professional Pre-Law fraternity, is hosting an LSAT Prep Workshop on Thursday at 7pm in Beckman Hall 211 with Mark Sacks from Score It Up LSAT prep course company. This program will provide students with an introduction to the structure of the LSAT, as well as how to set up a study schedule and incorporate the test into their future plans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional details or questions.
- SPYs who are KIDS: The Musical – The Player’s Society’s original show SPYs who are KIDS: The Musical continues this weekend. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in Irvine Lecture Hall. Purchase tickets at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
- UPB Spring Concert – The University Program Board presents their annual Spring Concert on Friday at 7pm in the Attallah Piazza. Student performers Freedoms Music and North Morlan will be opening, followed by the headline act (follow UPB social media for an update on the headliner). Doors open at 6:30pm; reserve a ticket at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
- Puaʻikeana’s 16th Lūʻau: Kaʻapuni Nā Mokupuni (Around the Islands) – The members of Puaʻikeana invite you to their 16th annual lūʻau on Saturday from 5-9pm in the Hutton Sports Center. You can enjoy an evening of aloha, filled with Hawaiian food, games, dance performances, and raffles. Tickets can be purchased hereor at the event. Members will also be tabling in the Attallah Piazza on Wednesday from 11am-1pm. More details can be found here.
- Crystal Cove hike – Fitness and Recreation Services will host a hiking trip to Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday from 9am-2pm. Crystal Cove has 22 different trails along the coast of Laguna Beach. Tickets are free but must be reserved at chapman.universitytickets.com.
- Panther Sports League – Fitness and Recreation Services’ last 3-v-3 basketball tournament is Sunday at 1pm at the residence hall courts. Each team has the chance to win wireless headphones. Register here.
- Panthers playing at home this week –
- Baseball v. Caltech on Friday at 3pm (Hart Park)
- Events in the Arts this week –
- Piano majors will perform in a showcase on Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Department of Theatre continues its production of She Kills Monsters, a comedic take on the world of fantasy role-playing games. Performances will be held in Waltmar Theatre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm, as well as a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Student tickets are $10.
- The New Music Ensemble will perform contemporary, cutting-edge music on Thursday at 8pm in the Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Spring Dance Concert includes dance premiers choreographed by senior dance majors. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in the Musco Center. Student tickets are $10.
- The Women’s Choir will perform their spring program on Friday at 7:30pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Instrumental Chamber Music concert will include student performances in string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios, and brass ensembles. Wind and Brass performances will be at 2pm, and String performances will be at 5pm. Both concerts will be held on Saturday in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- Student pianists will perform in a spring recital on Saturday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Early Music Ensemble will perform Venetian Vespers: Music for San Marcos Basilica, circa 1590-1650 on period instruments on Sunday at 5pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Guitar Ensemble will perform a program of classical pieces on Sunday at 8pm in Salmon Recital Hall. Admission is free.
- The Hilbert Museum will be closed this week for an exhibition changeover. The museum will reopen with a reception on Saturday, May 11, at 6pm for their new exhibit “GIFTED.”
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