President Obama Chats with a Group in Falls Church, VA including Chapman Alum

January 6, 2011 by | News

Chapman University, Wilkinson College Political Science alum Nadar Baroukh (’04,’05) was elected mayor of Falls Church, VA. (see story here) in July 2010. As part of his new job responsibilities, Mayor Baroukh was invited to President Barack Obama’s backyard discussion on the Patient’s Bill of Rights on September 22, 2010. During his talk, President Obama observed that he and Mayor


A politically correct Huck Finn? Chapman scholars weigh in

January 6, 2011 by | News

News of a plan to publish a sanitized version of Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has launched a heated debate across the country, just the sort of thing the sardonic bard himself might have enjoyed.“I think Mark Twain would love this,” says Lynda Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of English, Wilkinson


John Fowles Center 2011 Literary Forum

January 6, 2011 by | News

The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and screenwriting. For fourteen years the center has invited international writers to Chapman as: Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Maxine Hong Kingston among others. Below is a list of the


The Panther Newspaper Spring Kickoff, Feb. 16

January 4, 2011 by | News

The Panther Newspaper will kickoff Spring Semester with DJ music by Chapman Radio and a virtual scavenger hunt with the launch of a new website. Date: Wednesday, February 16Time:  12 PM Location: Atallah Piazza Contact: The Panther newspaperPhone: (714) 997-6870


Students Contribute to Dictionary of an Endangered Language

December 16, 2010 by | News

In early December, students of Dr. Pilar Valenzuela’s Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics class presented their work on the trilingual dictionary that Dr. Valenzuela is preparing as part of an NSF project to document a dying Amazonian language, Shiwilu. Students worked on Spanish and English versions and learned about linguistic diversity, differences in worldview and culture, and habitat. They also, improved their knowledge of


Religious Studies

December 15, 2010 by | POSC

Nancy M. Martin, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College, presented a paper titled “Identities, Communities and Religious Figures in Transition: The Transformation a Sixteenth-Century Hindu Saint into a Global Icon“ at the International Conference on the Image held at UCLA on December 2. In November she delivered two lectures at California Lutheran


Faculty Fulbright scholar brings intercultural exchange to Chapman

December 15, 2010 by | News

Dr. Wenshan Jia with Dr. Binlan Huang, a Fulbright Faculty Scholar at Chapman University.  Representatives from Los Angeles-based Consulates General of the People’s Republic of China visited Chapman University last month, thanks to an invitation extended by Chapman University’s visiting Fulbright Faculty Scholar, Binlan Huang, Ph.D. In addition to her research work, Dr. Huang


“It’s a Wilkson Life” … Holiday Party, Dec. 15

December 13, 2010 by | News

Wilkinson College faculty and staff are invited to “It’s a Wilkinson Life” holiday gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall, Laura Scudder Conference Room, 127.  Please RSVP to Virginia Halverson at extension 7355. Once again we will be collecting unwrapped children’s toys ($10 value) for Project Access through December 16.


Students Present a French Performance

December 9, 2010 by | News

The students of French 360, an upper level French course, presented a performance in French, the work of a semester, on Monday dec. 6th, in Beckman 404, in front of a very nice and enthusiastic crowd of currently enrolled students in French classes and high schoolers.  The play was written by the students, who also


The Spanish Showcase, Dec. 10

December 9, 2010 by | News

The Spanish Club invites you to THE SPANISH SHOWCASE – Friday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Beckman 404. It’s a night full of performances, plays, singing, and dancing! Food will be provided.

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