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


Black Beauties: More than just pretty girls Dr. Charissa Threat rediscovers the forgotten black female pin-ups of WWII

February 21, 2020 by | History

While searching through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) archives, history professor Dr. Charissa Threat came across something peculiar. It was a letter written by two black soldiers in WWII sent to the NAACP asking for pin-up images of black women. “We don’t have enough images of black women,” said Threat


Write to Read Connecting Members of the Local Literary Community

February 17, 2020 by Jason Thornberry | English

In celebration of Black History Month, Natashia Déon is the featured artist for the latest installment of Write to Read. But what exactly is Write to Read? How did one graduate student create a reading series that attracts not only his peers, but members of the Southern California community? It was the middle of Matt


Pushing the Boundaries A Q&A with the The Panther Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020 by | News

Back in 2017, Wilkinson senior Louisa “Lou” Marshall (‘20) set in motion a chain of events that would turn her into one of the most prolific student journalists in the country.  As a dance major at New York University, experiencing the 2016 election in the Big Apple brought out an innate curiosity in her. “Being


Wilkinson SURF Fellows Research Far From Home Prabhnoor Kaur and Michael MacInnes Research Histories of Violence

February 7, 2020 by | History

Wilkinson students Prabhnoor Kaur (Art History, ‘20) and Michael MacInnes (History, ‘20) spent their final summer in college doing something most don’t: traveling  more than 2,000 miles from campus to do in-depth research.. Kaur and MacInnes participated in SURF—the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship—headed by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. These highly competitive fellowships span 8


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


TAB Journal Re-Envisioned

January 29, 2020 by Jason Thornberry | Uncategorized

It’s been a big year for Tabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University. In December 2019, Southern California’s poetry community was on hand to contribute to the tenth anniversary of Tabula Poetica. Since its inception, Tabula Poetica has evolved from an annual reading series to include a poetry literary journal, launched in 2013.


Keeping Indigenous Languages Alive Professor Discusses the Relevance of Speaking Amazonian Languages

January 28, 2020 by | News

Did you know that there are roughly 6,909 spoken languages in the world today (according to https://www.linguisticsociety.org)? However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers? Mind-blown? There are over 2,000 languages endangered today and that count changes constantly. A language becomes endangered when its users begin to teach and speak a more

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