Friday, October 29, 2010

EVENT NEWS: World Premiere of "If All the Sky Were Paper" - Nov. 13

On Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, as part of Remembrance Weekend, a performace of "If All the Sky Were Paper" a story based on Andrew Carroll's collected wartime letters from Veterans, will take place in Waltmar Theatre at Chapman University at 7:30 p.m.

The play, based on Carroll's on-going effort to seek out and preserve personal wartime letters and his subsequent best-selling series of books, reveals the full range of emotions - from the humorous to the dramatic and devastating - experienced by veterans, those currently in the military and their loved ones.

The play is ultimately a tribute to the immeasurable sacrifices made by America's veterans and an unforgettable reminder of war's impact on both those who fight and their loved ones on the home front.

$20 general admission; $15 senior citizens and students.
Purchase tickets online here!
For more information, please call 714.744.6812

War Letters: Insight into History and Humanity

Immediatly following the perforamce a post-show discussion with Playwright Andrew Carroll, Show Director John Benitz, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dean of Wilkinson College Patrick Quinn, Associate Dean of Wilkinson College Don Will, and Professor of History Jennifer Keene.

EVENT NEWS: MAIS Student Internship Experiences, Nov. 30

Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) presents MAIS Student Internship Experiences.

Current graduate students enrolled in the MAIS program will sit on a panel and talk about their internship and educational experiences in the MAIS program.

Topics they will be discussing are, Global Poverty, Environmental Sustainability, International Business and Finance, and Foreign Affairs.

This is a free event and we invite you to join us for refreshments. Come learn about the MAIS Program and find out how you can get involved.

EVENT NEWS: Matt Coolidge, Visual Arts Speaker, Nov. 3

Matthew Coolidge is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) in Los Angeles, a nonprofit art/research organization that employs a multimedia and multidisciplinary approach to increase and diffuse knowledge about how the nation's lands are utilized and perceived. He serves as a project director, photographer and curator for CLUI exhibitions, and has written several books published by the CLUI. He lectures widely in the United States and Europe on contemporary landscape matters, and is a faculty member in the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts. Coolidge received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2004, a Media Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005, and the Lucelia Artist Award from the Smithsonian in 2006.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 714.997.6729.

EVENT NEWS: Art Professor Alex Segade's at the Hammer

On Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, Assistant Professor of Art in Digital Photography Alex Segade, open his show The Night Epi$ode at the Hammer Museum at UCLA.

The show runs till January 23, 2011.

Click here for more information.

EVENT NEWS: Dept. of Art Assistant Professor Micol Hebron Performs at LA County Museum of Art

Department of Art Assistant Professor Micol Hebron will be doing a performance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Sunday, November 7th.

Her performance will be a part of a large event in which 50 different artists or artist groups 'take over' the museum of a day. All projects have something to do with food or eating, and many of them are audience participatory.

Performance includes students from Chapman University who will be assisting Professor Hebron. Jenny Goldstein, Alumna, and Hannah Kit Karsen, current Art student. 

For more information go to,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Lyle Massey, Visual Arts Speaker Series, Nov. 10

The Visual Arts Speaker Series presents artist Lyle Massey, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Chapman University, Moulton Hall 212, 7 p.m.

Art, Anatomy and the Human body ..
From the Renaissance to the Early Modern Period, anatomical and artistic explorations of the human body were intertwined. Artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci performed their own dissections, seeking greater knowledge of bodily movement by observing the musculature of cadavers. Anatomists such as Andreas Vesalius relied on Renaissance artists' knowledge of the body to make their engraved and illustrated atlases of human anatomy appear more lifelike and accurate. Touching on these and other examples, this lecture will explore the history of anatomical art.
For more information, please contact the Art Department at 714.997.6729.

EVENT NEWS: An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht with special guest speaker Idele Stapholtz

On Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, The Schwartz Holocaust Lecture Series Co-sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center, Hillel, and Chapman Interfaith Council present,

This event is free and opent to the public.

An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht with special guest speaker Idele Stapholtz, Child Survivor of the Holocaust, Witness to Kristallnacht in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel at 7 p.m.

EVENT NEWS: Allison Joseph, Tabula Poetica Poetry Series, Nov. 9

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the Tabula Poetica Poetry Series will continue with author/poet Allison Joseph.

All readings and talks are free and open to the public. Barnes & Noble will have poets' books available for sale at the events.

2:30 p.m. Poetry Talk "Dispatches from a Poetry Editor" (AF 201, introduced by Tabula Poetica Director Anna Leahy).
5 p.m. Poetry Reading (Henley Room, introduced by Chancellor Daniele Struppa (see Chancellor Struppa read Dante's Inferno right)
Allison Joseph is the author of My Father's Kites and comes to Chapman University from Carbondale, Illinois.


EVENT NEWS: From Yellow Peril to Yellow Fever: Asian Americans and Racialized Sexual Politics

As part of Chapman's Diversity & Equity Week, The Sociology Department and Women's Studies Program will host a lecture titled, "From Yellow Peril to Yellow Fever: Asian Americans and Radicalized Sexual Politics."

The presentation examines the historical formation and contemporary influence of racist-gendered stereotypes against Asian American men and women. Representations of Asian-Americans take on highly gender-specific radicalized and sexualized forms. This lecture addresses how Asian Americans are not only subject to ideological violence as a group, but must negotiate different—even divisive—politics of identity and desire as men and women.

Click here for a complete list of Diversity & Equity Week events.

EVENT NEWS: The Junior Show for BFA Art Students, Nov. 15-19

The Junior Show for BFA Students
Two Studio Art and five Graphic Design students are showing their work in the Guggenheim Gallery. The Graphic Design show is entitled "Graphic Content" and the Studio Art show is entitled "Black Out Or Get Out"

Reception to be held on Nov. 15, 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Remembering World War I, Thursday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m.

Remembering World War I, a poetry reading and lecture by Dean of Wilkinson College Patrick Quinn and Jennifer Keene, Professor of History.

The program will look at the causes, the activities, and the results of the events of 1914—1918 which brought about catastrophic changes not only in Europe and North America but throughout the world. Interspersed with the historical narrative of the war will be a reading of British soldier-poets’ responses to the events in the field in which they participated. Poems from Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Robert Graves will be showcased.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
TIME: 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Waltmar Theatre

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Chapman Radio presents, The Mountain Goats, Nov. 12

Chapman Radio presents, The Mountain Goats on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Tickets are $8, BUY NOW! 

The Mountain Goats began life in a Norwalk employee-housing studio apartment that had awesome deco tiling on the bathroom floor but little more to recommend the place as a living space. Still, you take what you can get, and it was ridiculously cheap. In this room, equipped with a dual-cassette recorder, John D. started setting some of his poetry to music, using a guitar he'd gotten for a few bucks at a nearby strip mall music store. His idea at the time was that eventually his day job would be "poet." Young men have all kinds of crazy ideas about what they're going to end up doing for a living.

Read more about The Mountain Goats!

Department News: History majors chosen to read their papers about Nixon

Three of Chapman’s history majors, Mark Johnston, Matthew McCluggage and Kirsten Moore, were chosen to read their papers that responded to the question: “How would Nixon interpret what is happening today?”

Johnston’s paper, “The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty: A Case Study on the Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation,” compared Nixon’s struggle with disarming Russia to the current issue that President Obama is facing with disarming Iran.   Johnston said, “The panel provided a phenomenal experience in connecting the past with critical current events.  It demonstrated the importance of analyzing history and applying it to modern political issues.”

In her paper, “China, Economics, and North Korea: Pragmatism in Asia,” Moore discussed U.S. relations with China during Nixon’s presidency and the dynamic relationship between the U.S., North Korea and China today. 

During the final reading, McCluggage read “The Implementation of Nixon’s ‘Vietnamization’ in Afghanistan,” which compared Nixon’s inheritance of the Vietnam War with Obama taking office while the U.S. is at war in Afghanistan. 

After each paper a panel of scholars responded with their input regarding the students’ research.  The panel of four included our very own Dr. James Coyle as the moderator and three Nixon scholars: Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs at The Nixon Center;  Paul Saunders, Executive Director of The Nixon Center; Drew Thompson, Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow at The Nixon Center. 

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Phi Alpha Theta Food Drive

Phi Alpha Theta is hosting a canned food drive all this week. All students, staff and faculty are encourage to participate.

You can bring cans to Roosevelt Hall, Room 200 until Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Cans are being donated to the Orange County Food Bank.

EVENT NEWS: Spanish Club is Back! First Meeting, Oct. 28

If you fall into any of the categories listed below, then this is the club for you! Please join us at our first open forum meeting to discuss plans for the year, officer selections, and show support for this amazing club.

- If you like to speak Spanish
- If you would like to learn/perfect your Spanish
- If you appreciate the Hispanic culture
- If you want to have lots of fun

Hope to see you there! Thurdsay, Oct. 28, 2010 in Irvine Lecture Hall at 7 p.m.
Click here for Spanish Club webpage

Friday, October 22, 2010

EVENT NEWS: A Night With ... Karen Blixen (by Dr. Angela Tumini), Nov. 16, 2010

Danish writer and extraordinary woman, Karen Blixen (to be played by Dr. Angela Tumini) is the author of Babette's Feast and Out of Africa, both adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Blixen remains a complex figure in the writing and history of colonial Africa.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Wallace All Faiths Chapel

This event is free. For more information, please call 714.997.6947.

EVENT NEWS: Freedom fighter who was jailed with Nelson Mandela meets with Chapman students

South African freedom fighter Eddie Daniels recounts
life under apartheid.
Eddie Daniels, South African freedom fighter and prison mate of Nelson Mandela, visited Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Thursday, Oct. 21, and gave a very interesting luncheon talk about his experiences at a luncheon gathering sponsored by The Department of Peace Studies
Read more!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Visual Arts Speaker Series - Kirsten Everberg

The Visual Arts Speaker Series continues with artist Kirsten Everberg, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at Chapman University, Moulton Hall 212, 7 p.m.

One of the defining characteristics of Kirsten Everberg's approach to painting is her ability to harmoniously combine image and process, deftly creating a tension between the subject of a painting and the abstract possibilities of the medium. Everberg has been included in exhibitions in several prestigious institutions including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Musee Des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France.

For more information, please contact the Art Department at 714.997.6729.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Take a break and caffeinate ... Tea & Sociology, Oct. 21, 2010

India to Anguilla: A firsthand account to the effect of natural disasters and climate change on vulnerable peoples. Come hear Assistant Professor of Sociology Lynn Horton and fellow classmate Akio Lloyd talk about their summer research and travels.

The Tea and Sociology event is a way of creating a community of intellectuals consisting of faculty and students in the Sociology department to share research experiences and trips and present them to the Chapman community.  The Sociology department's aim is to have an informal gathering of faculty and students where intellectual works are presented and discussed in a friendly and supportive setting.

Location: Laura Scudder Conference Room, 127 Roosevelt Hall
Time: 4-5 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public!

EVENT NEWS: The Femme Fatale in Literature with Dean of Wilkinson College Patrick Quinn

The archetypal figure of the femme fatale as a literary construct is a masculine creation. This lecture will explore the development of the femme fatale from her literary inception in France about 1840 through to her development in American literature which ends about 1920, a period that produced an unprecedented number of manifestations of her in the roles of muse, mistress, and emasculator. As one of the most important literary images of the period, the femme fatale offers the opportunity for some interesting speculations about men's attitudes towards Woman both then and now. Presented by the C.G. Jung Club of Orange County.

Location: Chapman University, Smith Hall, 115
Time: 3 p.m. Social Gathering, lecture begins at 4 p.m. 
Cost at the door: $10 students; $15 members of C.G. Jung Club; $20 non-members
Speaker: Dean of Wilkinson College Patrick Quinn

EVENT NEWS: Concern America - A Local Non-Profit's Approach to Community - Centered International Development, Oct. 25

Come hear an interactive presentation on Concern America, an international development and refugee aid organization based in Santa Ana. Catharine Quinn BSN, RNC, MPH, the organizations Coordinator of Field Operations and a long time Public Health Nurse, will talk about the work of the organization, share a short video, and discuss ways to get involved.

Where: DeMille Hall 148
Time: 4 - 5 p.m. 
This event is free and open to the public!  

For more information, please contact Jennifer Bevan at 714.531.7768 or

Monday, October 18, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Berlin 1948: The Candy Bomber, the Baseball Sergeant and the Airlift That Saved a City, a speaking engagement with Col. Gail Halvorsen (Berlin Candy Bomber) and Sergeant Earl Albers, Nov. 17, 2010

Col. Gail Halvorsen, "Berlin Candy Bomber"
Col. Gail Halvorsen, the world-famous "Berlin Candy Bomber," will be speaking with Sergeant Earl Albers from the 1948 siege in Germany and the events leading up to it. Col. Halvorsen has been honored twice in the White House for his heroic post WWII flights, bringing food and rations to the citizens of West Berlin who were starving during the Russian blockade. His trademark flights included tiny "parachutes" of candy, gleaned from his U.S. rations and those of fellow pilots. He is an engaging speaker and his book, The Berlin Candy Bomber, will be on display.

5 p.m.: Ceremony at the Wall
6 p.m.: Reception in the Malloy Performance Portico of Leatherby Libraries

This event is free and open to the public! For more information,

EVENT NEWS: (re-): un-historical documents curated by Ellina Kevorkian, Oct. 18-Nov. 12, 2010

The exhibition (re-): un-historical documents curated by Los Angeles artist Ellina Kevorkian, opens Monday, October 18, in Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery.  The exhibition looks at six contemporary artists who engage history in multiple ways in the re-consideration of iconic images from art history. These artists do not appropriate images because they are easily identifiable, but also to call attention to the distance between works from the past and now and erase its effects, blurring distinctions between original and contemporary makers. In this way artists construct personal, social, and art histories as they reevaluate imagery, processes, and intentions.
Video, painting, photography and sculpture and performance by Angela Ellsworth, Micol Hebron, Rachel Lachowicz, Angela Marzullo, John Millei and Richard Newton are featured. The performance, by Angela Ellsworth, will occur from 6:00 – 7:00 on Tuesday, October 19th as part of the opening reception for the exhibition.
(re-): un-historical documents runs from October 18 through November 12. The opening reception is Tuesday, October 19, 5:30pm – 8:00pm. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00am – 4:00 pm.  For further information please call 714. 997.6729.

Friday, October 15, 2010

FACULTY NEWS: Department of Religious Studies

Chapman professors meet nobility at Armageddon. Click here to read more!

Touring Megiddo together were (l-r) Julye Bidmead, Ph.D., Lady and Lord Allenby, and Marvin Meyer, Ph.D

Thursday, October 14, 2010

EVENT NEWS: French Film Night - La Grande Illusion

Join the Chapman French Club tonight in Argyros Forum 202 at 7 p.m. for a free viewing of La Grande Illusion, a film by Jean Renoir.

Snacks and extra credit included!

Student French Club Page!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

EVENT NEWS: How to Assess the Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus, a lecture by Richard Swinburne

Oct. 13, 2010, 7 p.m., Wallace All Faiths Chapel

Whether or not Jesus rose bodily from the dead remains perhaps the most critical and contentious issue in Christianity. Richard Swinburne considers the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus and concludes that the evidence makes it probable that God raised Jesus from the dead.

Richard Swinburne is a Fellow of the British Academy. From 1985 to 2002 he was Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford. He is the author of many  books on the nature and justification of religious belief, and on other areas of philosophy including the philosophy of mind and epistemology.

For more information, please call Dr. Charles Hughes at 714.997.6636.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FACULTY NEWS: Department of Communication Studies

Wenshan Jia, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Communications Studies, Wilkinson, has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory board of the Asian Journal of Communication. Launched in 1990, AJC is jointly run by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). It is published by Taylor & Francis.

FACULTY NEWS: Department of Languages

Pilar Valenzuela, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish, Department of Languages, has recently published an article called, "Ethnic-racial reclassification and language revitalization among the Shiwilu from Peruvian Amazonia."

Read Article!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Humans Consist of Two Parts: Body and Soul

Human beings have a mental life of sensation, thought, purpose, desire, and belief. Although these mental states in part cause, and are caused by brain states, they are distinct from them. Richard Swinburne argues that we can only make sense of this interaction by supposing that mental states are states of a soul, a mental substance in interaction with the body.

Richard Swinburne is a Fellows of the British Academy. From 1985 to 2002 he was Nolloth Professor of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford. He is the author of many books on the nature and justification of religious belief, and on other areas of philosophy including the philosophy of mind and epistemology.

Join us On Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel for this exciting lecture and book signing. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Hughes at 714.997.6636.

Monday, October 4, 2010

STUDENT NEWS: Tibetan Buddhist Retreat, Jan. 2011

Tibetan Buddhist Retreat: SOC 326, Mind, Self and Society in Tibetan Buddhism.
This is a 10 day retreat course at a Tibetan-American Meditation Center in Colorado Rockies (Shambhala Mountain Center).
For those interested in Eastern Paths of Liberation, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the Sacred Warrior Tradition of Shambhala. This course will be taught by four senior students of the Chogyam Trungpa as well as sociologist, Dr. Bernard McGrane. The program revolves around meditation, discussions, one-on-one meditation instruction, the contemplative arts, Maitri Space Awareness and Aimless Wandering.
Contact Dr. McGrane at 714.997.6564 or

FACULTY NEWS: Department of Art

Assistant Professor of Art, David Kiddie,
talks to the public about his ceramic sculptures.
Assistant Professor of Art, David Kiddie recently had two consecutive solo exhibitions of his latest ceramic sculptures in “Out of Order” and “Out of Order Again” at 643 Project Space in Ventura, CA and the Napa Hall Gallery at Cal State University Channel Islands over the last two months.  Kiddie’s latest sculptures are the outcome of his interest in the structural order of biological cellular elements seen in the microscopic realm.  Through a microscope, simple formed organisms such as bacteria and viruses can be seen in the act of mitosis and clustering as they congregate in patterned compositions.  Kiddie utilizes a large-scale format for his work to reveal a part of the microscopic world and its structural possibilities implying conceptual underpinnings related to chaos theory, offense, defense and infiltration.  Professor Kiddie is pleased with the positive and enthusiastic response expressed from the viewing public, saying  “I was surprised particularly by the interest from faculty members at CSUCI from departments other than Art.”  Jerry Clifford, Professor of Physics at CSUSI who led his students through the exhibition commented that the exhibition helped his students “realize broader applications for the content in his intro course.”

EVENT NEWS: ‘Article of Hope’ screening and discussion with producers

A documentary telling the extraordinary story of Israel’s first astronaut and a tiny Nazi-era Torah he carried to the heights of space on the ill-fated 2003 Columbia space shuttle will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Memorial Hall (download flyer).
NASA Astronaut Michael Massimino
Following the screening of “An Article of Hope” will be a discussion with producers Christopher (check out Lofty Ambitions for a discussion with Christopher Cohen) and Dan Cohen, who also directed the film, as well as NASA Astronaut Michael Massimino, live via videoconference from Houston, who was on two space shuttle missions, logging more than 571 hours in space and more than 30 hours in four spacewalks.  He was the first person to “tweet” from space and has appeared on the David Letterman Show and several others.  Read More!

EVENT NEWS: Department of Religious Studies

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Religious Studies, Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Office of Church Relations, and Women's Studies presents, "Marginalization, Women, and the Bible" a lecture by Gale A. Yee in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel on Oct. 5, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Yee's holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology. She is the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies, Episcopal Divinity School.

Dr. Yee is the author of Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible; Jewish Feasts and the Gospel of John; Composition and Tradition in the Book of Hosea: A Redaction Critical Investigation and Judges and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies.

Admission is Free! For more information, please contact Dr. Julye Bidmead at 714. 997.6636.

Friday, October 1, 2010

EVENT NEWS: Tonight's Illuminacion Gala has been moved to Argyros Forum 209 ABC

Due to possible bad weather, tonight's IluminaciĆ³n: Celebrating University Education gala has been moved to Argyros Forum, 209 ABC.

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to present Iluminacion: Celebrating University Education, tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Argyros Forum, 209 ABC. This exciting event will feature live music by the Frank Cano Latin Jazz band and keynote speaker Michele Serros.

Ms. Serros was named by Newsweek as "One of the top young women to watch for in the new century," and is the author of Chicana Falsa and Other Stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard, How to be a Chicana Role Model, Honey Blonde Chica, and her newest novel, Scandalosa!

Following dinner Ms. Serros will do a book signing (books will be for sale) in the Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries.

There will also be a special presentation by young author, Lorena Garcia with Barrio Writers.

This event is full, but please check back here for photos and a wrap-up for what is sure to be a very memorable evening.