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November 29, 12PM, Argyros Forum 209B

Cross-Cultural Initiatives

CCI forums are open to all students and will include discussions on a broad range of campus climate issues. We welcome all interested students to attend and share any thoughts or concerns you have, as well as listen and provide feedback to others.

November 29, 8PM, Argyros Forum 209B

Cross-Cultural Initiatives

Join Cross-Cultural Engagement as we discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protests that are occurring.


November 30, 2PM, Argyros Forum 119A

Cross-Cultural Engagement 

Come join Cross-Cultural Engagement for a Disability Awareness Panel on November 30 at 2pm in AF119A. There will be speakers, resources, activities and free food!

FREE RENEWAL DACA ASSISTANCE / Asistencia para renovar su DACA gratis

November 30, 3:30PM-7:00PM, Fowler School of Law

Fowler School of Law, Public Law Center OC

This clinic is for RENEWAL DACA applications ONLY

Este taller es solamente para RENOVAR aplicaciones de DACA

  • Receive assistance with DACA Application I-821D
    • Reciba asistencia con aplicacion de DACA I-821D
  • Attorneys on-site
    • Abogados en sitio
  • Be screened for other forms of imigration relief
    • Sea revisado para otros remedios immigratorios

To schedule an appointment, till out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/YrREAU5m66fP0L5d2 or call (714) 727-7627


November 30, 5:30PM, Argyros Forum 209

Chapman University’s Iluminació

Chapman University’s Iluminación is celebrating the excellent work of our high school and university writers in the Fall 2016 Iluminación Writing Program on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Argyros Forum 209. Students will present joint research projects and readings. About Iluminación: Chapman University writing students collaborate with students from Orange High School and NOVA Academy over eight weeks during the fall semester, the university and high school students meet in writing workshops to discuss college-level writing and research and the college experience.


December 1, 11AM, Student Union Collaboration Cubes

Cross-Cultural Engagement

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on Thursday, Cross-Cultural Engagement invites you to stop by the Student Union Collaboration Cubes starting at 11am for a screening of Compulsive PracticeCompulsive Practice is a compilation of clips from the compulsive, daily, habitual video practices of nine artists and activists deeply affected by HIV/AIDS who live with their cameras.


December 1, 10PM, Attallah Piazza

Cross-Cultural Engagement

Though Transgender Day of Remembrance is nationally recognized on November 20, Cross-Cultural Engagement invites you to stop by the Attallah Piazza on Thursday at 10pm to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.


December 3, 10PM, KHS Ice Arena (Anaheim)

Chapman Hillel

Chapman Hillel teams with UCI Hillel and Cal State Fullerton Hillel for their annual Broom Ball Chanukah Party on Saturday at 10pm at KHS Ice Arena in Anaheim.  Refreshments will include sufganiyot (jelly donuts), gelt, and other Chanukah favorites.


December 6, 11:30AM, Argyros Forum 209B

Faculty Research and Development Council

The Faculty Research and Development Council is pleased to bring you the Faculty Forum Discussion with Dr. Ian Barnard on “Queer Theory: What’s New? What’s Interdisciplinary? What’s Intersectional? What Are Students Doing?” – Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Argyros Forum 209B.

Dr. Barnard will discuss the work he did to develop a new interdisciplinary course in Queer Theory for the Chapman Honors program using a Personalized Education Grant, and the kind of work that students produced in the course that resulted from the award. The presentation will address recent developments in the field of queer theory, ways of thinking through “queer” in the context of Chapman’s current diversity initiatives, the challenges of developing and teaching an interdisciplinary course, and the kinds of interests and creative and scholarly work that students at Chapman have activated and produced around academic courses in queer studies.

Dr. Barnard is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Department of English, Director of Chapman’s LGBTQ Studies Program, and a professor in Chapman’s Honors Program. Ian teaches courses in queer studies, and rhetoric and composition, and is the author of the books Queer Race: Cultural Interventions in the Racial Politics of Queer Theory and Upsetting Composition Commonplaces.

December 7, 10AM, Attallah Piazza

Civic Engagement Initiatives

\\\”To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.\\\”
Nelson Mandela

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe December 10th of each year as Human Rights Day.

This year, Chapman will celebrate Human Rights Day with campus programs throughout the week leading up to December 10th, including a Pop-up Art Exhibition in the Attallah Piazza on Wednesday, December 7. Civic Engagement Initiatives is seeking individuals, clubs, and student organizations that are interested in creating a piece of artwork commemorating one ore more of the fundamental universal human rights. Interested individuals and clubs/student organizations must complete this form in order to submit artwork for the exhibit. Members of the Chapman community will be able to vote on their favorite piece of art, with the top three favorites being placed on display in the Student Union.

If you have questions, please e-mail civic@chapman.edu with \\\”Human Rights Day\\\” in the subject line.


December 9, 7PM, Folino Theater

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Join us for a screening of short documentary films, written, directed, filmed and edited by Dodge College students this past summer on Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in the Folino Theater. A Q&A with the student filmmakers and reception to follow. Seating is first come. This program is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor, for which we 
are extremely grateful. Films produced by students in the International Documentary program in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts’ Dhont Documentary Film Center, in association with the School of Law, and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Musco World CAFE presents Island Soul: A Celebration of Hawai’ian Music and Culture featuring Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu and the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Come and enjoy a day-long festival of Hawai’ian culture and music, with free outdoor performances and events all afternoon featuring acclaimed local Hawai’ian musicians and dancers, craft booths, food and fun for all ages. In the evening, the Masters of Slack Key Guitar join the thrilling dancers of Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu for a dazzling theatrical experience that blends traditional and contemporary Hawai’ian music and dance.

Daytime events: FREE! Reserved Tickets for 7:30 pm concert: $25-$50 Chapman Students: $10 off with ID (any level) Chapman Faculty & Staff: $5 off with ID (any level) A limited number of VIP Tickets will be available for $65


May 28, 1PM: Free Events; 6PM: Concert, Musco Center for the Arts

Musco Center World CAFE

It’s fiesta time once again on the Aitken Arts Plaza! Following the huge success of last year’s Heartbeat of Mexico festival and concert, Musco World CAFE presents the 2017 edition by popular demand! Enjoy free performances by many of Southern California’s top Mexican and MexicanAmerican performing groups, plus culture and arts booths, delicious food on sale and much more.

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Cross-Cultural Initiatives is a Division of Student Affairs effort that strives to offer opportunities that will expose the Chapman community to identities and experiences that are different than our own while we affirm and support the identities that we, as individuals, hold. For more information on Cross-Cultural Initiatives, click here.  

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