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What are your summer plans? Chapman students talk about what incredible things they are doing this summer!

May 4, 2016 by Shoshana Feld-Sobol | News

For most college students, summer is the most highly anticipated season of the year. For two decades of our lives we’ve been tirelessly completing problem sets, public speeches, and scientific experiments. We’ve spent hours in the library, highlighter in-hand, meticulously annotating readings, drinking enough coffee to awaken a bear in hibernation, and agonizing over midterms

Hidden Places to Study on Campus Finals are coming up ... where will you study?

April 29, 2016 by Shoshana Feld-Sobol | News

Studying on campus is an great way to get work done while being close to all your professors and resources. For people who commute long distances, studying on campus may be your only option between classes on a long day. However, even if you only live a mile or so from campus, parking can get

Wilkinson College Presents to the European Union Creative and Cultural Industries

April 27, 2016 by | News

Wilkinson College’s initiative in Creative and Cultural Industries has led to an invitation to present to the European Union in Washington DC. Addressing delegates from all 28 member states, Dean Patrick Fuery, Dr Kelli Fuery (Dodge College), Natalie Lawler (Arts Preparator) and Shannon Halverson (coordinator of the CCI) spoke on the College’s work in this

What’s An Elevator Pitch? Landing the job of your dreams

April 14, 2016 by Shoshana Feld-Sobol | News

What is an elevator pitch? Well, if by happenstance, you find yourself stuck in an elevator with the CEO of your dream company you have between 30 and 60 seconds to win him/her over. This small window of time where you convince the CEO that he needs you in his company is called an elevator

Foley Wins OC Press Club Top Honor

April 8, 2016 by | News

The Orange County Press Club board has selected journalism professor and English internship manager Dennis Foley to receive its highest honor, the Sky Dunlap Award. The award recognizes significant service to Orange County journalism, the Press Club and the community. Foley worked 26 years for the Orange County Register as an assigning editor, the newspaper’s ombudsman,

Brazilian Producer & Screenwriter Visits Chapman

April 6, 2016 by Shoshana Feld-Sobol | News

This spring, the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing in the Department of English has hosted a collection of truly thought provoking, educational and distinguished creative artists from South America. On Monday, April 4th, Andre Klotzel, Brazilian producer, screenwriter, and film director, spoke about his experience working in cinema in his home country of Brazil.

An Evening with Travis Walton The Paranormal in American Culture

April 5, 2016 by | News

The Earl Babbie Research Center presents, An Evening with author Travis Walton, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Irvine Lecture Hall. Travis Walton is the author of “Fire in the Sky” — a documented case of alien abduction which inspired the film, “Fire in the Sky.” Walton will recount his real life

Reading History through Fiction Professor Kozameh lectures out-of-state

March 30, 2016 by | Events

Author and Chapman professor Alicia Kozameh gave two lectures out-of-state during the month of March. On Wednesday March 2, 2016 she spoke at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her talk, titled “Reading History through Fiction”, centered on how fiction has the potential to represent history as effectively as direct testimonies. The event was sponsored by

Freshman Wins Discover Asia Correspondent Contest

March 30, 2016 by | News

Elizabeth Wong, a freshman business major in Tammy Lechner’s ENG 103 Writing About People class, has won the “Discover Asia Correspondent Contest.” The contest, co-sponsored by Korean Airlines and the Los Angeles Times, invited high school and college students to choose any destination in Asia serviced by Korean Airlines, and write an essay explaining their

The Bard and the Big Easy

March 29, 2016 by | News

Dr. Kent Lehnhof of the Chapman English Department spent his spring break this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. The city was full of tourists and revelers, but the big draw for Dr. Lehnhof was not the beignets and Bourbon Street but rather The Bard. He went to New Orleans to attend the 44th annual meeting