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Town & Gown members enjoy many events throughout the year including Lunch at the Forum, their popular series of five lectures presented each academic year by some of Chapman University’s outstanding faculty members, and several day trips to interesting locations and attractions in Southern California.

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  • Lunch at the Forum
  • Events/Excursions
  • Town & Gown Presents
    our 26th Season of

    Lunch at the Forum


    October 3, 2019 - ALT - DISNEY: An Anthropological Look at Disneyland - Stephanie Takaragawa, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Sociology, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    November 7, 2019 - Anchor Babies, Criminals, and Terrorists: Immigration Rhetoric and Facts - Marisa Cianciarulo, JD Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Fowler School of Law

    February 6, 2020 - Heart Attacks, Volcanic Explosions, and Drones: The Grandest of Challenges - Gregory Goldsmith, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of Grand Challenges Initiative, Schmid College of Science and Technology

    March 5, 2020 - Orange County Real Estate: Real Talk - Fadel Lawandy '99, MBA  Professor and Director, Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance, Argyros School of Business and Economics

    Canceled - May 7, 2020 - How Music Affects Us - Robert Becker, M.M. Professor and Director of String Studies, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts

    Town & Gown Members and Guests: The Programs Committee is hard at work finalizing the 27th season of Lunch at the Forum!  We will be going VIRTUAL for the Fall presentations and will have more information on the method of presentation for the Spring in January! The 2020-2021 schedule will be posted in August; it will be filled with fantastic presenters as you have come to expect, so stay tuned!  If you have any questions or need more information prior to the release of the new schedule, please contact Joy Flynn (714) 744-7608 | jflynn@chapman.edu  
  • Events and Excursions are planned each year for Town & Gown Members -- we hope you can join us!  Check back for more information throughout the year.

    Past events include:

    January 22, 2020 - Chapman Treasures - The St. John's Bible and Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

    December 2, 2019 - Winterfest and Book Talk/Signing Reception

    April 27, 2019 - "Bright Star" Musical

    March 18, 2019 - Hidden Treasures at Chapman University

    November 10, 2018 - "If All the Sky Were Paper" Show and Reception