Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FACULTY NEWS: Department of Art

Stephen Berens, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences returns to teaching after a Development Leave during which he was awarded a residency for the month of May at Stiching Kaus Australis, an international artist residency program in Rotterdam. Professor Berens was invited to be the first artist in residence at the studio of the late conceptual artist Sol LeWitt in Spoleto, Italy, in June

Monday, August 30, 2010

STUDENT NEWS: Three-peat: Chapman's Alpha Mu-Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta wins Best Chapter Award for third straight year!

Isn’t it wonderful when history repeats itself? The Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter has done it again – winning the 2000-2010 Best Chapter Award from the Phi Alpha Theta National Honors Society. This prestigious award was given to our PAT chapter for the whole range of its many activities including hosting the second annual Alpha Mu Gamma Student History Conference in March and publishing the prize-winning Voces Novae: Chapman University Historical Review. In addition, PAT members won four of the five undergraduate paper prizes at the Southern California Regional PAT Conference in California State University-Bakersfield, several faculty sponsored Student Research Grants from the Office of the Chancellor and the Faculty Research and Development Council, and four of the five Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prizes. Twelve members also presented research papers at the PAT bi-annual convention in San Diego. The Chapter also won for its many contributions to the University and the wider community including volunteering as a group cleaning up Seal Beach, helping out at the Thanksgiving Food Bank Drive, and providing much of the labor that helps make the many Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education events so successful. The Department of History would like to particularly thank William Cumiford and Brenda Farrington, Faculty Advisors for PAT this past year, Dr. Lee Estates and Robert Slayton who mentored the students as they completed their research papers, as well as the chapter officers.

COLLEGE NEWS: Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel Accepts Chapman Fellowship

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Holocaust survivor and author of more than 50 books, including the internationally acclaimed Night, has accepted an appointment as a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. The announcement was made today by Chapman President Jim Doti during the university’s 2010 Opening Convocation, attended by nearly 1,200 new Chapman students and their families.
Under the terms of the appointment, Professor Wiesel will spend time at Chapman University this spring and will return for the following four years, though 2015. During his fellowship, he will meet with undergraduates in
Chapman’s Holocaust history courses and possibly other disciplines, including history, French, religious studies and literature. Complete plans for his fellowship activities are still in progress. He will retain his full-time faculty position at Boston University. READ MORE!