Wilkinson College to Host Virtual Graduation Celebration This celebration for the Class of 2020 graduates will follow the President's Toast.

May 8, 2020 by | Events

Although Commencement has been postponed until further notice, the Chapman Family will still come together on May 22, 2020, for virtual celebrations to honor the Class of 2020! These events are not meant to replace the actual Commencement, but instead give us a way to celebrate together the academic year and the chapter of your


SURFing Remotely How the 2020 Wilkinson SURF students will undergo a remote research experience.

May 7, 2020 by | Art

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), which is headed by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, is an annual paid fellowship for Chapman undergraduate students who want to pursue independent research or creative projects for eight weeks over the summer. SURF students don’t just work in isolation, they meet regularly with SURF students from other colleges


From Our Eyes: Cheverton Award Winner Says Goodbye to Wilkinson Senior Alexander Ballard reflects before graduation

May 1, 2020 by Alex Ballard | History

From Our Eyes showcases Wilkinson students’ first-hand accounts of their undergraduate and graduate experiences. This issue features the reflections of Alexander Ballard, a graduating senior History, Political Science, and Economics triple-major, and the 2020 Recipient of the Cecil F. Cheverton Award, the highest undergraduate student honor at Chapman University.  ••• I would say my story


Career Corner The COVID-19 Job Market and Advice for Graduating Seniors

April 28, 2020 by Erin Berthon, Philip Goodrich | News

Just four months ago, graduating seniors were preparing to embark on the final stretch of their time at Chapman. No one expected an invisible enemy to change their plans. On top of senior festivities and events being quickly reconfigured, soon-to-be Wilkinson graduates will now face another challenge: navigating a transformed job market.  The COVID-19 pandemic


Color Outside the Lines The power and innovation of art during crisis

April 23, 2020 by | News

When the Chapman community went into isolation, Professor Micol Hebron (Art) had to improvise her plans for Contemporary Gallery Practice class, which relied on weekly travel to area art galleries as part of their curriculum. She found a solution in one of her former student’s projects and now, she is using an Instagram challenge to


The Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis in Virtual Reality Graduate Student Juan Bustillo Interns with Plan País

April 23, 2020 by | Wilkinson College

During the summer of 2019, International Studies graduate student Juan Bustillo spent a month in Washington, DC, interning with the Venezuelan NGO, Plan País. Bustillo worked on a virtual reality (VR) 360° documentary short called Walking for Freedom: A Venezuelan Story in partnership with the Global Shapers and Mycrom Films.  The project, which was showcased


Museum Sleuths Hunting History in the U.K.

April 17, 2020 by | Art

What does it mean to be a museum detective? Dr. Jamie Larkin (Creative & Cultural Industries) and a multidisciplinary team of researchers out of Birkbeck, University of London, have spent over four years uncovering and charting the museum landscape in the United Kingdom. Comprising about 3,200 museums, the U.K. museum sector is especially unique in


The Twists and Turns of Evangelical Politics A Q&A with Dr. John Compton

April 10, 2020 by | POSC

Dr. John Compton’s (Political Science) new book, The End of Empathy: Why White Protestants Stopped Loving Their Neighbors, explores a timely issue: the connection between religion and politics. Through a mix of archival research and public opinion data, The End of Empathy traces the changing social values of white Protestants over the past century.   Compton

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