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From Our Eyes: Emerging Female Writers MFA Students spend the day with prolific female writers.

March 13, 2020 by Esther Shin and Tryphena Yeboah | English

From Our Eyes is a new blog series showcasing Wilkinson faculty and students’ first-hand accounts of their undergraduate and graduate experiences. In this first installment, we hear from two students in the MFA English Program, Tryphena Yeboah and Esther Shin, who were invited to attend a conference on female writers. When we received confirmation that

Corinne Tam wins The Best Undergraduate Award at Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

March 13, 2020 by Marrissa Childs | Soc

Corinne Wai Yin Tam (‘20, Sociology), President of Wilkinson College’s Sociology Club, was awarded the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Best Undergraduate Award for her paper, “Tiger Moms, Dragon Dads, and Baby Pandas: Cultural Expectations of Success Among Asian-American College Students.” She presented this paper at the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, which

Advice From an Activist Anti-Apartheid Activist Stephanie Urdang visits and speaks at Chapman

March 9, 2020 by | Events

South-African born Stephanie Urdang, a journalist, activist, and U.N. consultant, recently spoke on campus in a lecture entitled, “A Woman’s Lifetime Struggle on Gender, War, and Peace Issues.” The event was hosted  by the Peace Studies Department in Wilkinson College.  Urdang was raised in South Africa in Apartheid, a system of instituionalized racial segregation and

Wilkinson Commencement 2020 Here's what you need to know

February 28, 2020 by | Events

Graduating Class of 2020! The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come. We’re excited to have all Chapman graduating students together on Wilson Field for the University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. and for the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Degree Ceremony

The Escalette Collection’s 2020 Exhibit: Creativity After Combat Now Open, the Exhibit Focuses on Artworks Created by Veterans.

February 7, 2020 by | News

Cover art designed by Henry Littleworth (’23, Graphic Design) The word “war” commonly evokes pain, death, and destruction. But the newest art installation from The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art reveals a seldom explored aspect of war: creativity. Creativity After Combat honors veterans, past and present, and explores the unique ability of visual art to

From MBA to MFA A Graduate Student's Journey

January 8, 2020 by Esther Shin | News

By Esther Shin MFA Graduate Student On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, I wrote the following to myself: I sat in on the MFA poetry reading this evening and I enjoyed it so much. The students did such a great job—their voice, style and subject matter was so diverse. I was slightly envious of them getting

Tabula Poetica’s 10th Anniversary Poets Gather to Celebrate the Milestone

December 13, 2019 by | News

When Dr. Anna Leahy started Tabula Poetica in 2009, she did not imagine what it might be years later. Now known as the center for vibrant conversation about poetry at Chapman University, Tabula Poetica has made a name for itself, hosting more than 50 poets over the years and launching Tab: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. In December, the Poetry Center

Center for Creative and Cultural Industries Grand Opening Red Ribbon Ceremony

December 6, 2019 by | News

Wilkinson College’s Creative and Cultural Industries has a place to officially call home. The program that launched in Fall 2015 recently celebrated its grand opening of the center, located at 428 N. Glassell Street, with CCI Program Director, Patrick Fuery. “Tony Soprano once said ‘buy land, God’s not making any more’ – and that is

TAB 10th Anniversary Celebration A Q&A with Poets Michelle Bitting and Lynne Thompson

December 5, 2019 by Elena Goodenberger | News

By Elena Goodenberger MFA Graduate Student Ten years ago, Barack Obama was finishing up his first year in the White House, the must-have new technology was the iPhone 3GS, and Tabula Poetica: The Center For Poetry at Chapman University was founded. Over the past ten years, Dr. Anna Leahy and her Tabula Poetica team have

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