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2019-2020 Events

 

Wilkinson Diversity Community Cafe

Feb. 21st, 2020 

On February 21, 2020, students, faculty and staff are invited to join an open dialogue concerning diversity and its progression within education, demographics, and programs within Wilkinson college. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and the event will begin at 12:00p.m in Argyros Forum 209. 


We Are Chapman Retreat-Social Class

Feb. 21st, 2020

On February 21, 2020, the Cross-Cultural Center and the Dean of Students Office will be hosting the first We Are Chapman Retreat of the semester focusing on Social Class. Optional dinner and post retreat activity will follow.


Fish Interfaith Center 15th Anniversary Open House

Feb. 21st, 2020

Following President Struppa’s State of the University we invite you to join the Fish Interfaith Center in celebrating our 15 year anniversary! We will have an open house, remarks from President Struppa and our student leaders.

Come see where we started in 2004, how far we have come and what our future holds for the next five years! For the past 15 years the Fish Interfaith Center has offered support and inspiration to every student and member of the Chapman family! We invite you to celebrate this special anniversary with us! Together, we honor the University’s four guiding pillars: spiritual, intellectual, social and physical and we look forward to the next 15 years upholding Chapman’s spiritual pillar!


9 to 5 The Musical

Feb. 20th, 2020

Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, and set in the late 1970s, this hilarious award-winning story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss.


Promising Futures Program Spring Kickoff

Feb. 13th, 2020

On February 13th, 2020, the Promising Futures Program (PFP) is hosting a kickoff to welcome the spring semester. The celebration will have food, music, and community spirit. The PFP is the support program for all first-generation college students at Chapman University. The event starts at 6:00pm on the AF terrace. 


"The History of This Nation That Lives In Me"-Women, War and Politics in Angola

Feb. 12th, 2020

Dr. Selina Makana is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and a lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. Event will be in LL B03 - Center for American War Letters


Cross Cultural Black Student/Faculty and Staff Mixer

Feb. 10th, 2020

Come one, come all! Chapman University is hosting a Black student, faculty and staff mixer to honor Black History month at the Cross Cultural Center Lounge in Argyros Forum 304! Drinks and snacks will be provided! The event begins at 5:00p.m.


A Thousand Hands: A Million Stars

Feb. 8th, 2020

A Thousand Hands: A Million Stars is a creative, collaborative effort uniting visual art, poetry, music and song created and performed all by women as a vehicle to bring awareness, empowerment and a voice to those that have been rendered silent and hopeless by their experience in human trafficking.


ESI Lecture Series

Feb. 7th, 2020

Millions of U.S. adults join online support groups to attain health goals, but the support the groups provide depends on the social ties that members form, and ties are often too weak. These online groups with their wide geographic reach are frequently demographically diverse which tends to undermine social ties, but why? Using a field study of online quit-smoking groups, we ask if online support group members hide their dissimilar demographics because they are concerned this may weaken their ties. Consistent with the homophily principle, we find evidence of this. However, we also find that acts of self-disclosure of demographic differences actually strengthen ties, which then facilitates support group members’ health goal attainment. In other words, social ties in online groups are weak not because members are demographically dissimilar, but because they are reluctant to self-disclose their dissimilarities; but if they do self-disclose, this itself breeds interpersonal connection, trumping any dissimilarities. Data on two types of dissimilarity, dyad-level difference and group-level minority status, and supplemental data from three experiments, provide convergent support for our findings.


Cross Cultural Black History Month Kickoff

Feb. 5th, 2020

At Chapman University, each month involves a celebratory kick-off, awareness campaign, and cultural exhibit coordinated by the Cross-Cultural Center as well as additional events co-sponsored with and/or coordinated by other campus departments and student organizations.  Heritage months traditionally celebrated at Chapman include, but are not limited to, Latinx Heritage Month, Pride Month, Disability Awareness Month, Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, Black History Month, Womxn’s Herstory Month, and Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American Heritage Month.  The Cross-Cultural Center facilitates communication across campus to ensure a collective and collaborative investment in the affirming and educational value of these programs.


International Student Orientation

Jan. 31, 2020

The Center for Global Education will be hosting the International Student Orientation on January 31, 2020 from 2-4pm in the Hope Room of the Cross-Cultural Center.


International Education Week

Nov. 18-22, 2019 

Presented by the Center for Global Education

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.


Dodge College Diversity Community Cafe  

Nov. 18, 2019 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Marion Knotts Studio 121

Have ideas for how Dodge could improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion? Have issues with things said in the classroom? Want to start making a chance and have your voice heard? if so, please come to the Dodge Diversity Community Cafe where we will create an open dialogue among students, professors, and staff from Dodge about important issues that will encourage students, professors, and staff to work together to create lasting change impacting marginalized communities in Dodge classrooms. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff members, and lunch will be provided. RSVP here. 


Schmid College Diversity Community Cafe  

Nov. 14, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Keck Center 308

Have ideas for how Schmid could improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion? Have issues with things said in the classroom? Want to start making a chance and have your voice heard? if so, please come to the Schmid Diversity Community Cafe where we will create an open dialogue among students, professors, and staff from Schmid about important issues that will encourage students, professors, and staff to work together to create lasting change impacting marginalized communities in Schmid classrooms. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff members, and lunch will be provided. RSVP here. 


CoPA Diversity Community Cafe  

Nov. 8, 2019 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Moulton Hall 230

Have ideas for how CoPA could improve its commitment to diversity and inclusion? Have issues with things said in the classroom? Want to start making a chance and have your voice heard? if so, please come to the CoPA Diversity Community Cafe where we will create an open dialogue among students, professors, and staff from CoPA about important issues that will encourage students, professors, and staff to work together to create lasting change impacting marginalized communities in CoPA classrooms. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff members, and lunch will be provided. RSVP here. 


Menu for the Future - Orange Campus 

Nov. 8, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

An open discussion about food justice and food insecurity based on cultural and socioeconomic factors from both a global and local perspective. Sponsored by Facilities Management. RSVP here for Menu for the Future. Contact Mackenzie Crigger at crigger@chapman.edu with any questions.


Open Forum: Curriculum Task Force

Nov. 6, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Tunnel of Oppression 

Daily from November 5 - November 7 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Argyros Forum 119A

Tunnel of Oppression is a nationally recognized guided program that utilizes personal stories and small group dialogues to build awareness about oppression. Attendees will be self-guided through the “tunnel”, viewing photos, articles, interactive activities and other informative pieces along the way depicting marginalized peoples and how they have been impacted by various forms of oppression. We invite you to engage in the discussion regarding Ableism, Ageism, Classism, Colonialism, Colorism, Genderism, Racism, and Sexism.


First-Gen Week Breakfast

Nov. 4, 2019 | 9 - 11 a.m. | Argyros Forum Student Union Stage

Stop by for breakfast to kick off first-gen week!


Chapman Community Book Club - The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border 

Oct. 31, 2019 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3

In collaboration with the series LA FRONTERA - THE BORDER: An Interdisciplinary Examination, co-sponsored by the Wilkinson College, Office of the Provost, and Chapman University Art Collections, the Leatherby Libraries invites you to participate in a book club on The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border. The author, Francisco Cantú, will give the keynote address at the series conference in November 2019. Join us as we engage in discussions about borders inspired by the book that won the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Award.


Winning the Vote: World War I and the American Suffrage Movement A Talk by Lynn Dumneil, Ph.D. 

Oct. 30, 2019 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries B3

After the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt reflected that the war had made suffrage possible.  Was World War I pivotal in winning the vote for women?  Historian Lynn Dumenil will discuss the dramatically different approaches of the two key suffrage organizations -- the National American Woman Suffrage  Association and the Woman's Party -- and explore the ways in which World War I prompted new conceptions of citizenship and political activism for women.


Chapman CARES Clothesline Project

Oct. 30, 2019 | 8 a.m - 4 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

The Chapman CARES Clothesline Project was started in 1995 and continues to this day.  This project is a visual depiction of the interpersonal and sexual violence that has become a hidden epidemic in our world.  All Chapman community members are invited to take part. 


The Future is Fluid: A Talk with Trans and Gender Non Conforming Advocates

Oct. 23, 2019 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Argyros Forum 205

Our guests will explore how their lives have been shaped as trans and gender nonconforming advocates and provide insight as to how gender, race, and other intersecting identities have affected their experiences. Our conversation will also explore how these experiences converge, diverge, and as well as provide the basis for activism. Free to attend. 


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of International Communities

Oct. 23, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Mostly Blues Festival

Oct. 12, 2019

Come out to Aitken Arts Plaza, on Musco Center’s front lawn, for some live Memphis Soul from Booker T (Green Onions), The Iguanas’ fusion of rhythms from New Orleans and Mexico, and the incredibly talented Aki Kumar, who left Mumbai to become a Silicon Valley Software engineer, and is now gaining a following for his mixture of Bollywood-pop and blues at the Mostly Blues Festival.  For a free, fun, music-filled afternoon, pack a picnic and bring the family to join us! (Reservations are strongly recommended, but not necessary.)


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of People of Color

Oct. 8, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Chapman Family Homecoming

Oct. 4-5, 2019

This weekend is packed with community-wide events and activities to celebrate all things Chapman.  It's a jam-packed weekend with something for everyone!  

ALUMNI -- you'll get a great big WELCOME HOME and have many ways in which you can connect with old friends...and make some new Panther Pals!

PARENTS and FAMILIES -- what a great time to see your Chapman Student and make sure that he/she has settled into to the new school year well!

No matter your connection...Chapman Family Homecoming is a GREAT TIME to be a PANTHER! 


Lysistrata

Oct. 3-5, 2019 

Attend Lysistrata, a political comedy that focuses on an Athenian housewife who, with the help of the women of Greece, tries to put an end to the Peloponnesian War.  Will her radical plan be enough to accomplish what politicians could not and bring peace to Greece?


Attend the 2019 Busan International Film Festival

Oct. 3-11, 2019 

Attend the 24th Busan International Film Festival in the beautiful port city of Busan in South Korea, October 3 – 11, 2019. The cost for this 7-day trip is estimated at $2,400 and includes airfare, lodging, and your own accreditation badge to see the films.

Destination: Busan, South Korea
Travel Dates: October 3 – 11, 2019
Estimated Cost: $2,400
Contact Sora Kim: sorakim@chapman.edu or visit www.biff.kr for more information


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates                                                                          

Oct. 3, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQIA+ Communities

Oct. 2, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Wilkinson Founders Chapel 103, Fish Interfaith Center

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


LGBTQIA+ Heritage Month Kickoff

Oct. 1, 2019 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum Student Union Stage

This event will Ideally take place on October 1st at the AF student union stage in the student union (stage) for a fun night of food, speakers, and student performances for those who identify with the LGBT community and beyond. 


Undocumented Students Conference 

Sept. 28, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum 

We will be holding a series of workshops and panels that touch on various topics that impact undocumented students and their families in higher education. The purpose of having this conference is to open our campus to having these important conversations, to make higher ed accessible to our communities, to help our families understand the legal, financial, and wellness components of pursuing a degree as an undocumented student, and to become knowledgeable on resources available to these students and their families.


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Faith, Spirituality, & Secularism

Sept. 26, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209A

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


The Border Door Performance, Artivism and Contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American Art History

Sept. 25, 2019 | 7-8 p.m. | Argyros Forum 201, The Charles and Nora Hester Faculty Senate Boardroom

 "The Border Door Performance, Artivism and Contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Latin American Art History," a lecture by Dr. Guisela Latorre of the University of Ohio. Argyros Forum, The Charles and Nora Hester Faculty Senate Boardroom in Room 201.


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Women

Sept. 25, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


Words of Memory and Hope: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust

Sept. 24, 2019 | 7-9 p.m. | Memorial Hall Auditorium

"Words of Memory and Hope: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust" with Alexandra Zapruder and Holocaust survivor, Peter Feigl. Courtesy of the Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. Memorial Hall Auditorium. 


Documenting the Border

Sept. 19, 2019 | 4-6 p.m. | Beckman Hall, Room 404

"Documenting the Border," a panel discussion with journalists - Joe Matthews (Zócalo Public Square), Gustavo Arellano (Los Angeles Times), A.C. Thompson (ProPublica), and Dr. Maytha Alhassen (Chapman University Peace Studies Department) - concerning the media coverage of the US/Mexico Border. Beckman Hall, Room 404


International Day of Peace & Social Justice BBQ

Sept. 19, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Wallace Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center Courtyard

International Day of Peace/Social Justice BBQ with Scholar-Artist-Activists from the Borderclick Project courtesy of the Peace Studies Department, College of Educational Studies, Civic Engagement Initiatives, and University Program Board. Wallace All-Faiths Chapel and Fish Interfaith Courtyard.  


Open Forum: Advisory Group on the Status of Disability & Accessibility

Sept. 18, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. | Argyros Forum 209C

The Chapman Diversity Project endeavors to bring students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members, and trustees together for meaningful dialogue focused on developing strategic priorities and recommendations for diversity and inclusion at Chapman.

The Open Forum event will allow new and current members the opportunity to participate in a larger conversation of ideas, concerns, and recommendations for the particular advisory group or task force.

Food will be provided. To RSVP, please click here. 


"Weapons of Spirit" Screening 

Sept. 17, 2019 | 7-9 p.m. | Memorial Hall Auditorium

Screening of 30th Anniversary Remastered Edition "Weapons of Spirit" followed by discussion with filmmaker Pierre Sauvage and Dr. Lisa Leitz. Courtesy of the Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. Memorial Hall Auditorium. 


Chapman Diversity Project Student Resource Fair 

Sept. 16, 2019 | 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. | Argyros Forum 304, Cross-Cultural Center Lounge

Are you interested in campus-related activism and building your resume? Stop by the Chapman Diversity Project: Student Resource Fair to learn more about CDP, meet members from the 10 different groups, hear about the exciting projects each group is working on, and how you can make a difference on campus!

Free food and refreshments provided!


Study Abroad Fair 

Sept. 16, 2019 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Attallah Piazza

The Fall 2019 Study Abroad Fair, will feature programs from around the globe at the Attallah Piazza. Staff from the Center for Global Education, Chapman faculty, and representatives from various departments on campus and overseas institutions will be present to answer your questions and help you to plan your journey abroad. Students who attend can enter a raffle and win a $150 STA Travel voucher!


Chapman Family Night at LA Angels

Sept. 13, 2019 | 5 p.m. | Angel Stadium 

The Chapman Tailgate Zone will feature games, give-aways, and music along with photo ops with Pete the Panther and members from the Chapman Cheer Squad! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
 
Our men’s baseball team will also be recognized for their national championship win on the field before the game. Be sure to be there to cheer them on!
 
Your ticket is also valid to receive one of this year’s exclusive baseball caps, which has been co-branded with Chapman Panthers and LA Angels Baseball. Follow the instructions on the ticketing website to collect your hat.
 
5:00pm - Chapman Tailgate 
7:07pm - Game Begins
 
Buy your tickets today!
Seats are limited!

A Photographer in the World: Harry Mattison on Borders

Sept. 11, 2019 | 7-8 p.m. | AF 201

Courtesy of Creative Writing and the Presidential Fellowship of Carolyn Forché. 


BorderClick: Tijuana/San Diego

Sept. 4, 2019 - Jan. 15, 2019 | Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Second Floor

"Borderclick Tijuana/San Diego is a photography exhibit by transborder individuals that aims to give lyrical visual representation to transfronterizx life. By capturing feelings, memories and experiences living between two cultures and nations—Mexico and the United States – these images bring an authentic and honest challenge to the common stereotypes of “border-crossers.”


Celebrate the Opening of La Frontera - The Border of Art Exhibitions

Sept. 4, 2019 | 5-7 p.m.

Attend the 24th Busan International Film Festival in the beautiful port city of Busan in South Korea, October 3 – 11, 2019. The cost for this 7-day trip is estimated at $2,400 and includes airfare, lodging, and your own accreditation badge to see the films.