Footloose on Campus…and in the Streets

 Article Donna Bunce  It was a unique opportunity for Chapman University dance students to blur the lines between performer and viewer as they executed brief high-energy numbers around campus and in a nearby intersection during an afternoon flurry of performances.  The dancers’ stages were a crosswalk, an art museum and an outdoor sculpture. Motorists, pedestrians and onlookers became instant audiences. The…

Making a Difference

 Article Dawn Bonker  At Chapman, graduates don’t just earn diplomas, they also leave legacies big and small on campus and beyond.  At Chapman, graduates don’t just earn diplomas, they also leave legacies big and small on campus and beyond. Here, we introduce a few of the many from the Class of 2018, whose contributions made the world a little bit…

A Classical Connection

 Article Brittany Hanson  The Temianka Professorship and String Studies Scholarship program connect Chapman students to the remarkable story of violin virtuoso, conductor and Paganini Quartet founder Henri Temianka.  It is a quiet Friday morning at Chapman University, until you enter the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. William Fitzpatrick, the Henri Temianka Professor of Violin, sits in his office rehearsal space as…

Sponsors and Donors Hit Home Run at “Let’s Be Frank About Cancer” Gala

 Article Randy Harding | Photography Laurie Bailey, Tony Lattimore  Ken Ketner, a founding committee member, and many others expressed their appreciation for the generous efforts of those in attendance at the City of Hope’s fourth annual “Let’s Be Frank About Cancer” Gala held in March.  “With the support of many Newport Beach residents and guests that were in attendance, this…

MAKING WAVES: Hilbert Museum Pays Tribute to Surf-Art Legends John Severson and Rick Griffin

Almost as soon as the ancient Polynesian sport of surfing invaded California’s shores in the 20th century, an entire socioeconomic subculture began to spring up around it. The beaches of Southern California became the center of a “surf culture” that hit its high point from the late 1950s through the ‘60s and is still active today. From developing its own…

Panther Pride is Alive and Well!

Well-launched careers, memories and lifelong friendships aren’t the only lasting treasures Chapman alumni come away with when they graduate. Many also find wedded bliss.

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CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS TURNS 10

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts turns 10 this year, marking a decade as a cultural leader in Orange County and a preeminent training ground for the entertainment industry’s next generation of artists.

The Honorable George Argyros Among Distinguished Alumni Honored at Chapman Family Homecoming

A U.S. ambassador. The chief medical officer at a regional medical center. An award-winning filmmaker, whose breakout work created industry buzz.

Chapman Celebrates Outstanding Alumni

Chapman University’s annual black-tie gala, Chapman Celebrates, will honor alumnus Dale (’58) and wife, Sarah Ann Fowler, and alumni Ross and Matt Duffer (’07), creators of Netflix’ runaway hit, Stranger Things, on Saturday, November 4th, in the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts on the Chapman University campus. In recognition for their transformative support of the university,…

Balboa Peninsula Trolley Makes Its Debut

You might have noticed a red trolley (there are four of them) traveling around Balboa Peninsula of late. The Balboa Peninsula Trolley was officially launched in late June and is providing free service to riders on weekends through September 3.

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DOMINGO Receives Honorary Doctor of Arts from Chapman University as Musco Center for the Arts Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

World renowned opera star Plácido Domingo returned to Chapman University to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Musco Center for the Arts, where he officially opened the center by performing at the grand opening concert.

Chapman University Inaugurates a New President

Chapman University welcomed its new president, Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D., with all the pomp and pageantry of the academic tradition at an official inauguration ceremony before a capacity crowd of 1,044 at the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts on September 30.