Student & Campus Life and UPB are proud to debut a brand new program series: VOICES! with an opening performance sponsored by Safe Space and Chapman’s Queer Straight Alliance. VOICES! combines performance art and social justice in order to entertain and inspire. The opening performance will feature spoken word artists Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Aakash
Wilkinson Chairs h ard at work discussing a variety of issues. We are moving towards establishing a range of guidelines for tenure and promotion; for developing strategic plans at the Department and College level. You may also note how the Chairs are sinking in their seats as I proposed yet another committee!
Our first Chair’s meeting since semester began. The Chairs perhaps looked a little awe-struck (a euphemism?) when Eric and Ann (the Associate Deans) and I laid out some of the plans for the coming weeks. We are setting off to build a series of strategic plans – for each department and then for the college
Met with the library people to discuss the College’s Schweitzer collection. This is a large collection of documents, objects, and possessions owned and related to Albert Schweitzer. This is a resource with great potential, but largely uncatalogued. It will be a slow, but rewarding, task to turn the collection into a usable resource for faculty,
No real routine yet – too early of course. The days are filled with meetings – many interesting and full of promise. As I transition from being a Chair to a Dean it is interesting to work with my colleagues and appreciate what they are doing in the early days of semester. There is comfort
Today I was reminded of the importance of support staff – all that they do is so often ‘behind the scenes’ and yet vital to every College, Department, and individual faculty. As Wilkinson moves in new directions the significance of the staff becomes more emphasized. Today we continued our interviews for the Dean’s assistant (left
On Friday, September 14, 2012, Chapman University is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Closing th e Latino Achievement Gap Summit (CLAG) . This year’s theme is “En Colaboracción – A Call for United Action” and will begin at 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Chapman University in Beckman Hall, room 404. The purpose
Day 3: I snuck a few hours of research time today – a guilty pleasure! I’m aiming to finish up an afterward for a forthcoming book on Cinematic Terror and the Sublime; and there is also the writing up of a conference paper that I gave at a conference on Psychoanalysis and Poetry at Oxford
Sociology major Clay Thomas has won the 2012 Student Forum Paper Award given by the American Sociological Association (ASA) for his paper, “Disc Golfing: Disunity in the Struggle for Sport Legitimization.” The honor comes with a cash prize and travel funds to the ASA annual meeting to be held in Denver, Colorado, August 17-20.
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences was excited at the opportunity to showcase all Wilkinson departments and programs, and the faculty within those departments and programs, at the Staff Summit Resource Fair on Thursday, June 14 in Beckman Hall. Wilkinson displayed faculty published books, student and faculty research projects, ancient artifacts, Wilkinson Review (past