The Escalette Permanent Art Collection Selected to Participate in National Museum Program

March 23, 2023 by Jessica Bocinski | News

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, recently selected a new cohort of 79 museums to participate in its 2023 Museum Assessment Program, including the Escalette Permanent Art Collection at Chapman University, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Since its inception in 1981,


Black Music in Britain in the 21st Century

March 21, 2023 by | Uncategorized

As a child, Professor Monique Charles (Sociology) loved to sing, write songs, and perform with her cousins. Her latest book, Black Music in Britain in the 21st Century is a combination of her lived experiences when she was young and her passion for studying intellectual pursuits … and of course her love of Black music


Advocating for Survivors: The Importance of Love in the Face of Tragedy

March 21, 2023 by Isabella Broome | News

On March 10th, 2023, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education hosted the awards ceremony for the 24th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest for middle and high-school students. The theme for this year was “The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive.” Participants used an interview with


HerStories: A Celebration of Women in History

March 21, 2023 by Grace Galusha '23 | News

Every March, in Honor of Women’s History Month, students in Wilkinson College’s Women and Gender Studies minor gather to tell stories of women past and present that have made their mark in the activist, academic, and political spheres. Through the use of multimedia presentations, the seniors highlight the histories, or “Herstories”, a term used to


Intelligent Entertainment

March 21, 2023 by | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences congratulates Richard Bausch (English), on the publication of his latest work, Playhouse  (Alfred A Knopf, 2023). The story takes place in Memphis, Tennessee, where a theater company is putting together a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear for its gala opening, just after a complete renovation. But, the


Ellingson Family Gift Supports Escalette Acquisition of Contemporary Native American Art 

March 21, 2023 by Jessica Bocinski | News

Wilkinson College’s Escalette Collection is delighted to announce a gift from the Ellingson Family to support its goal of building an inclusive permanent collection. For the past three years, annual donations from the Ellingsons have allowed the Escalette to expand targeted areas of the Collection. This year’s gift was used to acquire work by Native


Ferrucci Family’s $1.5 Million Gift Fuels Chapman University Students’ Continued Studies in Italy

March 14, 2023 by Cerise Valenzuela Metzger | News

Chapman University announced Saturday, March 11 that a $1.5 million gift from the Ferrucci family will create the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science. The cross-disciplinary program will support Italy-based research and coursework for faculty and students. Federico Pacchioni, who holds the Sebastian P. (Paul)


Towards Collective Memory: Documenting Resistance

March 10, 2023 by Bernadine Cortina | News

On February 21st, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences observed the Day of Remembrance for Japanese American internment and the signing of executive order 9066 with a showing of We Said No! No!: A Story of Civil Disobedience, a documentary directed by Brian Tadashi Maeda. The screening was followed by a panel discussion


Bidmead Awarded Grant to Support Motherhood to motherhoods Conference in April

March 6, 2023 by Allison DeVries | News

The Korea Foundation recently awarded Dr. Julye Bidmead (Religious Studies) a $10,000 grant to support a screening and panel discussion of the Korean documentary Coming to You (2021) on Sunday, April 30, 2023, as the highlight and culminating event of the three-day Motherhood to motherhoods: Ideologies of ‘The Feminine’ conference. Coming to You follows two

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