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Staying Grateful with the Escalette Collection

November 25, 2020 by Jessica Bocinski | News

While Thanksgiving Day might look different this year, there are some traditions that are more important now than ever. During a year as unprecedented and tumultuous as 2020, Thanksgiving Day reminds us to take a moment to focus on the things we have to be grateful for.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Escalette Collection

Graphic Design Major Takes His Skills to Little Tokyo

November 25, 2020 by | News

In the midst of the pandemic, Darin Maki, founder of the clothing brand CRFT by Maki, was looking to help some of the struggling small businesses in Little Tokyo, a historic Japanese American district located in downtown Los Angeles. Enter Wilkinson Graphic Design student Kyle Kawakami (‘21) who volunteered his skills and time to help

Disability Studies Minor Awarded Scholarship

November 23, 2020 by Talisa Flores | News

For Kristin Kumagawa ‘23 (Communication Studies and Public Relations Major, Disability Studies Minor), the pathway to winning the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship was a surprise. “I took PCST 239 (People with Disabilities in Politics and Society) by chance,” she remarked about her journey. Dr. Art Blaser, who teaches the course and is the Director

Mentorship as Medicine: Interview with Julia Walton (MFA ‘16)

November 23, 2020 by Marrissa Childs, MFA Graduate Student, ‘21 | News

I recently had the opportunity to speak openly with some of my first-year MFA in Creative Writing peers about their concerns for the future. While they were pleased and excited with their choice to undertake this educational journey, some were still terrified by the business-side of being a writer. As novice writers, we are so

Thanksgiving is a Complex Holiday

November 20, 2020 by | News

When it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, the mainstream version goes like this – white settlers on the Mayflower that landed near Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1620 were greeted by a friendly Wampanoag tribe, who had lived there for thousands of years prior. The Wampanoag tribe taught the new settlers how to catch

Career Corner How a Major or Minor in Philosophy can Prepare you for the Future

November 20, 2020 by Erin Berthon | News

What exactly is Philosophy? How does a Philosophy major or minor prepare you for a career? Philosophy involves thinking about some big questions in life and gives you the tools that will enable you to make informed judgments. Philosophy classes offer the space to think, write, and discuss one’s experiences broadly — not just the

Diversity and Inclusion Training Builds Dialogue in Chapman’s School of Communication

November 19, 2020 by Michelle Anguka | News

Student Government Association (SGA) Senator Steele Viverette ’22 wants all Chapman University students to know one thing: “We see you, we’re listening and we’re getting things done.” Since taking office, the double major in Global Communication and World Languages and Political Science (in Wilkinson College) has been busy listening, learning and planning. At the top

Studying Consciousness and the Quantum What is the role of consciousness and the observer in quantum mechanics, and how should we model it mathematically? 

November 17, 2020 by | News

  Dr. Kelvin McQueen (Chapman University, Wilkinson College, Philosophy) and Dr. Markus P. Müller (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna, Austria) have individually tried to answer these questions in two quite different and unconventional ways. Through a $31,728 grant, “Mathematical models of idealism and dualism: an adversarial collaboration,” awarded from the Foundational Questions

Working for Racial Justice and Human Rights Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

November 17, 2020 by Dr. Ahmed Younis | News

On the eve of the 2020 US Presidential Election, Dr. Lisa Leitz, Professor and Director of Peace Studies hosted a well-attended discussion with Peace Studies faculty as part of Wilkinson’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race. Leitz was joined by Chapman Presidential Fellow Prexy Nesbitt, Associate Professor Claudia Fuentes-Julio, and

Faculty Books: The Gobblin’ Society by James Blaylock

November 16, 2020 by | News

If you are looking for literary merit — theme, symbol, social and/or political commentary, or relevance of any sort — Wilkinson College English Professor James Blaylock, cautions that you won’t find it in his latest novel, The Gobblin’ Society. He is however, hoping readers will have a good time reading it, “maybe along with a

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