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Yes, that’s a live panther with Chapman University President Jim Doti. Her name is Whoopi, and she was in Orange County for a promotional video shoot for Hanford Hotels, whose president and CEO, Don Sodaro, is also chairman of Chapman’s Board of Trustees. When Chairman Sodaro asked President Doti if he’d like to meet and pose with Whoopi, the president pounced on the opportunity. Luckily Whoopi is an old hand at Hollywood film work and was a pussycat about hitting her mark and making nice with her colleagues. Just to be safe, however, she was always on a leash being held by handlers – a leash that was digitally removed from this photo. On page 34, a cover package of stories on the first 20 years of the Doti presidency begins. To view a video on the panther photo shoot. Photo by Sheri Geoffreys
IN THIS ISSUE UP FRONT 2
President’s Message: One-year Plan Meets a Powerful Force
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Chapman Report Expects Recovery to Stay Sluggish
Recent Disaster Data Fuels Progress on Wildfire, Quake Forecasting
Chapman Grad Noelle Freeman Captures Miss California Crown
Seen and Heard: 2011 Commencement
10 Ask the Experts: Are We Happily Ceding Our Privacy Rights? 11 Accelerator: Richard Sudek Is Driving Plans to Leverage Chapman’s Entrepreneurial Edge 12 A Force of Will: His Story Moved a Community He Never Got to Meet 14 Loon Wars: Beneath the Surface of Summer Serenity, Bloody Battles Rage 16 Mix Masters: When Students Blend Their Creative Pursuits, the Results Can Be Exciting 18 150 Things We Love About Chapman
COVER STORY 34 A Roaring 20: Jim Doti Reflects on Collaboration as He Hits a Milestone in His Presidency 40 Building on an Entrepreneurial Legacy 42 Voices
DEPARTMENTS 44 Sports: Liz Lewis ’11 and Kelley Fox ’11 Share a Tennis Bond – and a Chapman Record 45 Faculty News: Patrick Goeser Earns White House Recognition 46 In Memoriam: Ralph Tomlinson, Eleanor Leatherby and Robert B. Sharp
ALUMNI NEWS 48 Global Perspective: Critical Issues Come Into Focus for Judge Carter 49 Class Notes 52 Friends We Will Miss
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One-Year Plan Meets a Powerful Force When I first came to Chapman in 1974, I planned to stay one year and then return to my beloved hometown of Chicago. But I quickly became enamored with the pervasive entrepreneurial spirit of this small academic community. Unlike at more bureaucratic organizations, faculty members at Chapman were given opportunities to take our entrepreneurial ideas and follow them where they would lead us. Even as an assistant professor, I was encouraged to teach a new course in econometrics, even though only a few students would enroll. That, in turn, made it possible for me to partner with one of my graduate assistants, Essie Adibi, to develop along with other students an econometric model that became the foundation for what is now our A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research. Virtually every part of our Today, Dr. Adibi and I use that same model to present Chapman’s Economic university has grown in quality, Forecast to nearly 3,000 Orange County business leaders each year. Virtually every part of our university has grown in quality, and the and the innovative spirit continues innovative spirit continues to flourish and inspire those who dare to dream and to flourish and inspire. take advantage of the opportunities that arise. Students and faculty members from each of our seven schools and colleges — from our ABA-honored School of Law to the nationally prominent Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to the cutting-edge computational sciences program at the Schmid College of Science and Technology — are breaking new ground every day. Thanks to the efforts of so many special people — our faculty and staff, and our illustrious, entrepreneurial students, parents, alumni and friends — my job is exciting as ever. With your involvement, Chapman University has become one of the most vibrant, dynamic learning communities in the nation. I know you take pride, as I do, in tending this fertile ground for future generations of innovators who will work to bring their visions to our communities and our world.
James L. Doti Board of Trustees OFFICERS Donald E. Sodaro Chairman Doy B. Henley Executive Vice Chairman David E.I. Pyott Vice Chairman David A. Janes, Sr. Vice Chairman Scott Chapman Secretary Zelma M. Allred Assistant Secretary TRUSTEES Wylie A. Aitken The Honorable George L. Argyros ’59 Donna Ford Attallah ’61 Raj S. Bhathal James P. Burra Phillip H. Case Arlene R. Craig Jerome W. Cwiertnia Kristina Dodge James W. Emmi
H. Ross Escalette Paul Folino Dale E. Fowler ’58 Barry Goldfarb David C. Henley Roger C. Hobbs William K. Hood Mark Chapin Johnson ’05 Parker S. Kennedy Joe E. Kiani Joann Leatherby Charles D. Martin James V. Mazzo Randall R. McCardle ’58 Sebastian Paul Musco Harry S. Rinker James B. Roszak The Honorable Loretta L. Sanchez ’82 Mohindar S. Sandhu James Ronald Sechrist Allen L. Sessoms Ronald M. Simon Ronald E. Soderling Glenn B. Stearns R. David Threshie Emily Crean Vogler Karen R. Wilkinson ’69 David W. Wilson
EX-OFFICIO TRUSTEES Marta S. Bhathal Reverend H. Ben Bohren, Jr. Marcia Cooley Reverend Don Dewey James L. Doti Kelsey C. Smith ’05 Reverend Stanley D. Smith ’67 Reverend Denny Williams TRUSTEES EMERITI Richard Bertea Lynn A. Booth J. Ben Crowell Leslie N. Duryea Robert A. Elliott Donald P. Kennedy Marion Knott Thomas J. Liggett Jack B. Lindquist Gloria H. Peterson ’40 Cecilia Presley Barry Rodgers Richard R. Schmid
Board of Governors OFFICERS Marta Bhathal Chair Judi Garfi-Partridge Executive Vice Chair
Melinda M. Masson Vice Chair Thomas E. Malloy Secretary GOVERNORS George Adams, Jr. Marilyn Alexander Kathleen A. Bronstein Kim B. Burdick Michael J. Carver Eva Chen Kathleen M. Gardarian Lula F. Halfacre Lydia Wang Himes Sue Kint Scott A. Kisting Dennis Kuhl Stephen M. Lavin ’88 Kenneth D. Lineberger ’87 Jean H. Macino Richard D. Marconi Betty Mower Potalivo Nicholas R. Reed Jerrel T. Richards Daniel J. Starck Douglas E. Willits ’72 GOVERNORS EMERITUS Donald A. Buschenfield Gary E. Liebl
EX-OFFICIO GOVERNORS Sheryl A. Bourgeois James L. Doti
President’s Cabinet Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos Julianne Argyros Joyce Brandman Heidi Cortese-Sherman Lawrence K. Dodge Onnolee B. Elliott ’64 Douglas K. Freeman Robert Gray Frank P. Greinke Lynette M. Hayde Gavin S. Herbert General William Lyon Hadi Makarechian Anthony R. Moiso The Honorable Milan Panic Lord Swraj Paul James H. Randall The Honorable Ed Royce Susan Samueli Joseph Schuchert, Jr. Ralph Stern David Stone Roger O. Walther
‘Dream’ Stirs Memories Thank you for the article Sharing the Dream in the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine. It produced important memories that had worked creatively on me as an artist and graduate of Chapman. The picture of the student union on page 39 shows most of a painting (below) I left for the school. ▼ DON C. WHITE ’53, RIVERSIDE, CALIF.
Don White included this drawing of himself reading Chapman Magazine.
In Praise of Dennis Short How wonderful to open the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine and see an article (Sharing the Dream) interviewing Dennis Short, chaplain extraordinaire! So glad to know he is doing well, and to learn about the experiences that made him such an excellent teacher. Thanks for a great article. DORIS ELAINE SAUTER ’81, CARLSBAD, CALIF.
Student Mark Messer ’62 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after a 1961 speech at Chapman.
Food Science Success
enjoy reading Chapman Magazine and seeing the achievements of the students and faculty. Chapman food science students deserve such recognition. Four times in the last five years, they have won the regional College Bowl (food science trivia) and advanced to the national finals. Twice the team has reached the national championship final, including this year. Their success is especially impressive considering that most of the other schools competing are large land-grant universities such as this year’s champion, Ohio State. SURESH DECOSTA (MS ’00), SKOKIE, ILL.
Chapman food science College Bowl representatives are, clockwise from left, Daisy Jacinto ’13, Rachel Xia (MS ’12), Megan Fobar ’12, Professor Lilian Were, Latha Murugesan (MS ’11) and Natasha Fazel ’11.
DeCosta is a past captain of the Chapman food science College Bowl team. The team’s current adviser is Lilian Were, Ph.D., assistant professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology.
‘A Beautiful Reflection’ Chapman Magazine is a beautiful reflection of the university, and I’m proud to say it’s where I got my roots. I hope you continue to have interns who are passionate about print. KATE WESTERVELT ’09, NEW YORK CITY
Westervelt is an editorial assistant at Good Housekeeping magazine.
Prop. 8 Letter ‘Erroneous’
always enjoy reading Chapman Magazine because it allows me to occasionally reconnect with a part of my life that already seems distant. However, the publication of the letter concerning Proposition 8 in the Spring 2011 edition fell below Chapman University’s normally rigorous standards as an academic institution with a great deal of integrity. If the line of thinking expressed in the letter, that “no court of law should be able to circumvent the people’s vote,” were correct, then our system would no longer be American. This nation is founded on a system of checks and balances that are intended to prevent the majority from infringing the constitutional freedoms of the minority, and to prevent a politically powerful minority from securing the same ill-gotten benefits. The courts, therefore, are crucial in this system. I invite a response to the opponents of Prop. 8 that provides a legitimate state concern and explains how Prop. 8 is tailored to achieve those ends. I believe firmly that opinions should never be silenced, but they should be subjected to scrutiny in the hope that a dialogue that is premised on the truth, rather than erroneous understandings of the American government, will be fostered. PAUL FELLMAN ’09, PHILADELPHIA, PA
ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS MARK CHAPMAN’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
o commemorate Chapman University’s 150th anniversary, students and faculty from the Department of History joined with Panther Productions to create A Rise to Prominence, a video collection of oral history interviews about the university. A five-minute Rise to Prominence introductory video about the project, produced by students of Alpha Mu Gamma, Chapman University’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, The National History Honor Society, and a Panther Productions crew, can be found on Chapman’s channel at www.youtube.com. A link to all of the complete oral history interviews and an interactive timeline is available at http://www.youtube.com/chapmanuniversity
Artist Nicholas Hernandez is shown with his sculpture Emergence, part of the campus collection at Chapman University. The artist was misidentified in a photo caption that appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine.
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CHAPMAN REPORT EXPECTS RECOVERY TO STAY SLUGGISH
And while the recovery process faltered during the aftermath espite small improvements in consumer confidence and of Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami disaster, the rebuilding a slight uptick in the leisure and hospitality sector, the process there will benefit California, according to the forecast. economic recovery in California and the nation will “The rebuilding effort is going to be very positive for be crawling forward during the rest of 2011, according to the California — not just manufactured goods, but also food stuff,” Economic Forecast Update released in June by the A. Gary Dr. Adibi said, explaining that salt water from the tsunami had Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University. damaged some of Japan’s agricultural land. Blame lackluster housing and job numbers for the sluggish Other highlights from the report: recovery, said Esmael Adibi, Ph.D., director Housing prices in the nation will of the center and one of the chief experts continue to depreciate, declining who prepared the report. The update was 2.7 percent in 2011 and an additional presented to a sold-out crowd of 850 local 1.4 percent in 2012. leaders and policy-makers at the Hilton As the economy picks up steam Orange County/Costa Mesa. by year-end, the Fed will increase the “We won’t get the real recovery in home federal funds rate. Chapman forecasters prices unless we get significant job creation,” estimate that will happen, at the earliest, Professor Adibi said. Moreover, banks are in the first quarter of 2012, and are still backed up with foreclosure processing, forecasting an increase in the fed funds and housing prices will continue to drop. rate from 0.2 percent to 1.8 percent by But next year will bring “continuing the end of the year. Long-term interest recovery,” said Chapman President Jim rates, like the 10-year treasury bond, Doti, the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair will increase 100 basis points, from of Business and Economics and founder 3.5 to 4.5 percent. of the Chapman forecast. Among the The forecasts are generated by the positive signs for the economy is that Chapman Economic Model, created rental vacancies have dropped 1.6 percent in 1978 by Dr. Doti and his students. and show indications of falling further, It was the first quarterly econometric President Doti said. That’s an important “We won’t get the real recovery in home prices model for a metropolitan area and is indicator that family formation is growing, unless we get significant job creation,” says still used to create the annual forecasts a trend that will carry over into the Ismael Adibi, Ph.D., director of Chapman’s Anderson Center for Economic Research and updates. housing and consumer markets, he said.
Argyros School Ranks High Among ‘Best Business Programs’
hapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics earned three top 10 rankings in business specialty categories in the recent 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek annual ranking of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty.” The results for Chapman included a fourth-place ranking in the newly added category of international business, a fifth-place ranking in marketing management and a sixth-place ranking in entrepreneurship. The specialty rankings are calculated using survey data.
Among other things, the magazine praised Chapman for giving students “the option of traveling abroad on various internships and study tours offered through the business school’s Schmid Center for International Business. In recent years, the Schmid Center has conducted courses and study tours in China, Vietnam, Mexico, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. SUMMER 2011
A satellite image shows the cloud of smoke created by Arizona wildfires. Chapman University scientists study such imagery for clues to predicting the paths of fires.
National Recognition for College of Educational Studies
hapman University’s College of Educational Studies has been recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country after receiving accreditation for the maximum period of five years by the prestigious Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) in Washington, D.C.on June 24. Chapman is the first highereducation institution in California to receive national TEAC accreditation, and this is the fourth national accreditation Don Cardinal earned by the college. “This is wonderful news and another tribute to the extraordinary accomplishments of our College of Educational Studies,” said Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., chancellor of Chapman University. “Dean Don Cardinal, his faculty and staff are to be commended for the remarkable work they do in the preparation of teachers and school administrators.” To achieve accreditation, the college completed a rigorous selfstudy as well as an on-campus academic audit conducted by TEAC members. For approval, TEAC requires that institutions meet high professional standards, engage in a continuous improvement plan and demonstrate quality assurance through external review. A key benefit of earning accreditation is access to greater opportunities for graduates.
Recent Disaster Data Fuels Progress on Wildfire, Quake Forecasting
hen the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, and later when wildfires erupted across the American Southwest this spring, emergency responders and rescuers weren’t the only people leaping into action. Scientists at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology dashed to study images collected by the college’s own sophisticated satellite antenna, looking for patterns and information to better understand the paths of wildfires, ash plumes and tsunamis — and perhaps someday, even the warning signs of an impending earthquake. Some of their most recent observations are already sparking conversation in the scientific community, where research is aimed at reducing the tragic loss of human life wrought by natural disasters. The latest earthquake research of Dimitar Ouzounov, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Schmid College, was featured in an article on LiveScience, a science news website partnering with MSNBC.com, Yahoo!, the Christian Science Monitor and others. Using satellite data, Professor Ouzounov and “The Japanese earthquake colleagues discovered that provided a rare opportunity electrons in the ionosphere increased in the days before for us to test our methodology the earthquake, as did for early-signal detection infrared radiation. Although earthquake forecasting is still in the atmosphere.” “far away,” Dr. Ouzounov PROFESSOR OUZOUNOV said the research raises interesting possibilities. The computer modeling being developed at Schmid is very promising, he says. “The Japanese earthquake provided a rare opportunity for us to test our methodology for early-signal detection in the atmosphere,” he said. Meanwhile, similar computer modeling, also aided by up-to-the-minute NASA imagery gathered by the Schmid antenna, is already proving to be highly accurate for tracking the likely paths of wildfires, information that could be used to reduce injuries to firefighters, said Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of Schmid College. Researchers are working on prototypes developed during recent fires to show emergency responders “that we have a forecasting system that is actually working,” Dean Kafatos said. “We’d love to work with emergency responders. That is the plan.”
CHAPMAN GRAD NOELLE FREEMAN
Captures Miss California Crown
mid all the noise and excitement, Noelle Freeman ’11 didn’t even hear her name called. It wasn’t until she saw the crown and sash coming her way that she realized she had just been named Miss California. The 21-year-old Chapman University alumna bested 59 other contestants, including six Chapman students, to become the 86th Miss California on June 25 in the annual pageant, held at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. Four of the pageant’s top 12 finishers were Chapman students. Freeman, who graduated from Chapman in May with a degree in public relations and advertising and a minor in dance, earned a $10,000 scholarship she said she plans to use for graduate school. She will go on to represent the Golden State in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas in January. “I was thinking, ‘When are they going to call my name?’” Freeman said of the climactic part of the pageant. “They called the fourth runner-up and I was expecting to hear my name. Then I heard them call the first runner-up, and now everyone’s cheering and I just thought, ‘Is the crown being put on my head right now? Is this the sash?’ I was just in total shock.” Freeman performed a Black Swan dance variation for her talent offering, and her cause-related platform was “A Promising Future for Autism.”
“They called the fourth runner-up and I was expecting to hear my name. Then I heard them call the first runner-up, and now everyone’s cheering and I just thought, ‘Is the crown being put on my head right now? Is this the sash?’ I was just in total shock.” NOELLE FREEMAN ’11
Chatter SUMMER CHILL
CASTING CALL Talk about stage presence. Incoming Chapman freshman theatre major Andrew Moorehead ’15 was featured on the May 25 episode of CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, as he and fellow winners at the 46th Annual Piedmont Bird Calling Contest performed a take on the wood stork. Moorehead’s performance, see it at www.chapman.edu/magazine shows that no matter what acting challenges await in the College of Performing Arts, he can fill the bill.
The Con Bro Chill brand, that joyous mashup of music, video and sports created by Chapman PR and advertising graduate Connor Martin ’10, scored a huge viral hit this summer. By early July, Oh, Oh, Oh, with music written by the Con Bro Chill band for the Golf Boys, a whimsical quartet of high-profile PGA Tour golfers (pictured above, clockwise from left) Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan and Ben Crane, had amassed nearly 2 million YouTube views. It’s easy to understand the attraction. Who doesn’t love watching pro golfers in leopard pants belting out a chantey-like song, especially since each view raises money for charity? A link to the video is at www.chapman.edu/magazine PLAY VIDEO
STEAMPUNK PIONEER These are heady days for a professor in Chapman’s Department of English who is also a pioneer of steampunk, that sub-genre of science fiction that thrives on adventure plots in quasi-Victorian settings with air ships and other whiz-bang technology. Works by Professor James Blaylock are featured in a steampunk exhibit this summer at The British Library in London. Included is Blaylock’s acclaimed 1986 novel Homunculus, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. As a college student, Professor Blaylock first started exploring themes that would eventually be identified as steampunk, working alongside fellow Chapman faculty member Tim Powers, whose book On Stranger Tides inspired Disney’s latest Pirates of the Caribbean film. Alas, Professor Blaylock won’t get to see the London exhibit, however. His air ship was headed for Peru this summer.
CASSEROLE PLAYER In this, their 40th year of support for the university, the Fashionable Women of Chapman have shortened their name to the Women of Chapman, and they’ve also been poring over pieces of their rich history. One of the finds is a recipe book published in 1982 called Fashionable Food from California. Among the culinary delights is a chile cheese casserole hailed as “the Duke’s favorite” by John Wayne’s wife, Pilar. “He would call from Africa, Japan or wherever he might be, wanting it sent RIGHT NOW,” she says in the book’s notes. No wonder. With a pound of grated sharp cheddar and another of Jack, the recipe promises homey comforts to melt the miles. The recipe is available at www.chapman.edu/magazine/PDF/ChileCheeseCasserole.pdf
STUDENTS WITH A PEARL NECKLACE
The pearly team, clockwise from left: Erika Reutimann ’14, Matt Scolari ’13, William Migler ’13, Matt Coates ’14, Chase Brooks ’12 and Mackenzie Schepman ’13.
The assignment was to take one paper clip and cleverly trade it up, step by step, barter by barter, to something spiffy enough for a charity silent auction — a couple of tickets to a baseball game maybe, a restaurant gift card perhaps. No one expected to end up with a 70-inch pearl necklace appraised at $8,000. But that was the final item achieved by a team of Management 316 students in Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics. The students were relentless, Professor Matthew McCarter was flabbergasted and officials at the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center were thrilled, since auction proceeds benefit their programs for at-risk youth.
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your parents today.”
Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, guest speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Photos by Jeanine Hill
“The last time I checked there are no questions about the NBA Finals or American Idol on the California bar exam.” André Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, guest speaker,
“Entrepreneurship is an idea, an art, something you do, something you choose to practice.
Chapman School of Law, encouraging students to focus on what’s important.
“I could not have imagined this as a small boy coming from a small town in northeastern Poland. And
The best part about it is that we’re all in a new generation that can start a company from anywhere that has a laptop and an Internet connection.”
later surviving the Holocaust and World War II, the Krakow ghetto and the Plaszow concentration camp, and later on Schindler’s List, where I worked 12-hour shifts in his factory standing on a box, upturned so I could reach the controls of my machine. I could not have imagined I would one day be standing here.”
Marc Nager ’06, CEO of Startup Weekend,
doctorate in humane letters, Wilkinson College.
recipient of the inaugural Argyros Medal, Argyros School of Business and Economics.
Leon Leyson, the youngest survivor of the real-life Schindler’s List, upon receiving an honorary
last time I had a 5 a.m. call, my wife was in labor and I was doing my last show in Vegas.” Jerry Lewis, who received an honorary doctorate at the College of Performing Arts Commencement, joking about the event’s 8 a.m. start.
Ask THE EXPERTS
Are We Happily Ceding Our Privacy Rights?
aster than we can master it, social media and technology are changing the world of privacy. Those privacy settings on Facebook aren’t foolproof — but its executives say they’re working on that. Our iPhones know where we’ve been — Apple says it has fixed that. Everyone — including Congress — has questions. So we posed a few to privacyrights expert Amy Peikoff, visiting fellow for the study of objectivism in law and philosophy at Chapman University School of Law. As Professor Peikoff suggests, this is a conversation that’s just getting started.
How concerned should we be about various forms of information tracking, from supermarket “advantage” cards to location data stored on mobile phones? I believe it’s a matter of individual taste. In general, I worry less about private companies gathering data than I do about the government increasingly mandating routine “backdoor” access to that data — access without a warrant or particularized suspicion. Your private employer is not likely to have routine access to your GPS data, but according to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who spoke during the recent debate concerning the Patriot Act extensions, the government has obtained GPS location data on millions of occasions since the act’s inception.
Amy Peikoff, visiting fellow at Chapman University School of Law, says the conduct of many people using social media seems to show they’re content with less privacy. “I’m not sure that’s a good thing,” she adds.
We’ve seen Facebook push the envelope with privacy, then respond to consumers’ outcry with an apology and enhanced privacy settings. Is that fair? I think Facebook, like any good business, is trying to make money. So I see each new feature as designed to enhance the user’s experience of feeling connected with his friends, to make him want to spend more time on Facebook — i.e., more time looking at the revenue-generating ads. If Facebook is “pushing the envelope,” I think, ironically, it’s the “right” to privacy that is to blame. Both Facebook and its users see government as the ultimate arbiter with respect to privacy, regardless of what
might be stated in any contract between Facebook and its users. If privacy were legally protected via our rights to property and contract, as I think it should be, people would spend more time reading and thinking about what those contracts actually say. And I think this would discourage Facebook from using the “let’s try to get away with it” approach they seem to have adopted.
Are social media changing society’s view of privacy in general? I don’t think that any particular technology or medium of communication can alone change someone’s thinking. However, the conduct of many individuals while using social media — appearing on reality shows and some talk shows, etc. — seems to show that, given the choice, many in society are content — perhaps even happier — with less privacy. And I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Howard Roark, in Ayn Rand’s novel, The Fountainhead, said, “Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public.” I think Ayn Rand is right here, and so I think it’s sad that we are so advanced technologically and yet are using that technology in service of a more primitive sort of social existence. There is some evidence that the tide is turning here (e.g., people choosing either to leave Facebook or to dramatically reduce the number of “friends” they have there). It will be interesting to see how all of this looks in a few years.
ACCELERATOR Richard Sudek is leading far-reaching plans to leverage Chapman’s entrepreneurial edge. By Jerry Hicks
Photo by McKenzi Taylor
ntrepreneurship ranks high among Chapman’s bragging Professor Sudek is also connecting with attorneys, marketing points — the university is No. 6 in the nation, according firms, business consultants and CPAs who will give Chapman to Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Now, experienced students initial hours for free, saving thousands of dollars. entrepreneur Richard Sudek wants to see the program grow even When all these plans are completed, “Chapman will become stronger, with Chapman students the primary beneficiaries. the place where inventors, entrepreneurs and investors meet and Starting June 1 as the new director of the Leatherby Center collaborate,” Professor Sudek said. for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Sudek immediately He has already proved he knows how to create success. He began reaching out to business executives started his own computer company in to help him create his vision: to make 1982 with just $250, and sold it 17 years Chapman University the hub of later to SAIC, a $6 billion high-tech entrepreneurship for Orange County company based in San Diego. Sudek then and beyond. lived in two worlds; he returned to school “Orange County is an incredible for his executive MBA and Ph.D., with an entrepreneur powerhouse, with even eye toward teaching young entrepreneurs. greater potential,” said Professor Sudek, But he was also an angel investor in Ph.D. “But the eco system is not as high-growth companies. He’s now chairman connected as it could be.” emeritus of Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the His vision might not be accomplished largest network of angel investors in the in a year, and it will take an influx of cash country. You can bet TCA executives will — at least $100,000, which Sudek will be become major contributors to Professor busy raising. But his plan is a whirlwind Sudek’s plans at Chapman. of spokes around that hub of students: a He’s also counting on TiE Global, a mentoring program, a beefed-up speaker network of more than 6,000 entrepreneurs series, cash prizes in business competitions worldwide who have agreed to start putting with expert coaches, new visitor programs, on events at Chapman. TriTech Software inventor forums, more involvement with Systems, based in San Diego, has already alumni and new business affiliations where agreed to be a major player in Sudek’s plans. at least one company would have offices And if all this isn’t ambitious enough, on campus. Sudek is also planning classes Sudek wants to join with other universities “We’re going to provide the tools and resources down the road for non-business students, in sharing programs and cross-promoting to accelerate (students’) success,” says Richard Sudek, new director of the Leatherby Center in as well as more research grants for the entrepreneurship events that would be the Argyros School of Business and Economics. entrepreneur faculty. hosted at Chapman. All this means developing a bank of This wasn’t necessarily what Sudek had in diverse local industries, drawing from business leaders who mind when he began teaching at Chapman in 2007. He just wanted share his enthusiasm. So far, he says, everybody seems thrilled to help students avoid mistakes. “I tell my students that I feel I’m to be aboard. qualified to teach because I’ve made every mistake in small business.” One of Professor Sudek’s most exciting plans is a collaboration But he has become passionate about finding new ways to help with Startup Weekend, a venture led by CEO and Chapman them succeed, taking on a dozen or more appointments a day to alumnus Marc Nager ’06 in which leaders come to campus and get his plan rolling. The rest is up to students, who will need to work with students to launch new businesses. “It’s been done in provide their own passion and perseverance to thrive, he said. more than 40 countries, and more than 1,100 of those companies “We’re going to provide the tools and resources to accelerate are still going,” Professor Sudek said. “You put a bunch of people their success,” Professor Sudek said. “If I’d had these resources in a room to network, gravitate toward ideas, create a team, and when I started, I would have saved a lot of money, grown a lot do it. It’s incredible.” faster and been much happier.” SUMMER 2011
By Randy Turner
A FORCE OF WILL
His story moved a community he never got to meet, except through his gift for multimedia connection.
y his senior year at Joplin High School in Missouri, Will Norton had built a nationwide YouTube following and was a master at Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. That social-media mastery was tinged with irony for days on end as the most important message Norton waited to receive came his way in an old-fashioned envelope courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. More than anything, he wanted an acceptance letter from Chapman University. “He loved the campus, the town of Orange and the excitement,” said Will’s father, Mark Norton. “He just felt so comfortable there, and he had heard so many good things about the university.” The day Will received his acceptance letter, “He had this huge smile, and he hadn’t even opened the packet,” his dad said. “I asked him why he was smiling. ‘Of course I was accepted, Dad,’ he said. ‘They don’t have to send you an entire packet to turn you down.’” Will Norton’s enthusiasm became viral as he joined the Chapman Class of 2015 Facebook site and immediately began making friends with future classmates. On Friday,
May 21, Linda Zhou ’15, a Chapman freshman from Anaheim Hills, noticed someone had reblogged one of her posts of a picture of Chapman on Tumblr.com She requested Norton as a friend on Facebook and they “talked” via messages, discussing their majors and their excitement about the adventure ahead. Will shared his YouTube account. “I sent him a message on Sunday about how I enjoyed watching his videos and how honored I was to be talking to such a star,” Zhou said. “He never got a chance to see that message.”
k Sunday, May 22, was the day Will Norton graduated from Joplin High School. It was also the day he died. With bad weather approaching, the methodical roll call of seniors’ names quickened as the graduation ceremony progressed inside the gym at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. When the final name was called, Will’s friend and classmate Becky Cooper said, “We turned our tassels together, then we threw our hats in the air, and it was all over.”
Will Norton’s excitement at getting accepted to Chapman was evident on his Willdabeast YouTube account, where his many videos attracted a total of more than 2 million views.
With rain approaching and the winds picking up, Mark Norton told his wife, Trish, daughter, Sara, and niece, Whitney, to go on; he would wait for Will and ride home with him. As Will walked up with his diploma, the tornado siren sounded. “We got nervous, but (the siren) stopped,” Mark Norton said. As Will drove home, his father got a call from Sara. “She said they were home, but the power was out and the storm was bad.” PLAY VIDEO
“I have to tell you, this young man, in every way, shape and form, was a superstar,” President Doti said. In addition to his filmmaking prowess, Will had a nearly perfect GPA and “some of the highest ACT scores I have ever seen.” As the hunt continued, Zhou followed intently. “I couldn’t believe – I didn’t want to believe — that he had gone missing.” It was an emotion shared by Allie Reidy ’15. “Even though I had only spoken to him once, it completely turned my world around. I never thought I would cry for someone I barely knew, but he had shown me so much kindness. And by reading what everyone else was saying about him, I knew he had affected many other people’s lives.” Five days after the tornado, Will’s body was discovered in a pond not far from where he had been ejected from his SUV.
As Mark Norton talked to his daughter, something crashed onto the hood of the Hummer, and the window on Will’s side blew out. With winds exceeding 200 mph, the tornado picked up the car like a toy and flipped it. “All of the windows blew out. I put my left hand on Will and held on,” Mark Norton said. “But somehow he must have flown out of the sun roof. Once the H3 stopped flipping, I looked over and Will was gone.” Mark Norton shouted for his son, but there was no answer. When rescue workers arrived, he told them to look for Will before they took him to the hospital with multiple injuries. “They couldn’t find him,” Norton said.
k For the next few days, the smiling face of Will Norton became the face of the Joplin tornado, thanks to the Help Find Will Norton Facebook page started by his family. A growing cadre of Facebook friends, including many at Chapman, left messages and hung on updates. Will’s story became front-page news nationally and even internationally, the blogosphere pulsing with stories about the student and the struggle to find him. One of those who followed the coverage was Chapman President Jim Doti. PLAY VIDEO
The tornado that hit May 22 devastated Joplin, killing 159 people, injuring hundreds more and flattening large swaths of the community. Two weeks later, the memorial services were coming one after another, including the one at which hundreds gathered in Christ’s Church of Oronogo, Mo., to pay tribute to Will Norton. Photos and stories illuminated the many facets of Norton’s young life: state-level tennis player, member of Joplin High’s state-winning U.S. Constitution Team,
advertising revenue. He loved that because it let him purchase better filming equipment. He just loved creating videos that people got joy from watching.” Will’s eulogy was by the Rev. Aaron Brown, whose church was also a victim of the tornado. He concluded the memorial service by saying, “Will would not want to be remembered as a young man killed in the Joplin tornado. He would want to be remembered for how he lived. “Will knew how to enjoy life, didn’t he?”
Though Will Norton never attended a class at Chapman, officials say his presence will be felt when the new academic year begins this fall. Part of that is due to Will’s innovative use of social networking, said Cory O’Connor, assistant professor of marketing and advertising at Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. “Will was a very talented young man,” said Professor O’Connor, a social-networking expert who leads Chapman’s National Student Advertising Competition team, which won a national championship in 2010. “He brought people together through his community, through his Twitter and YouTube videos. I am convinced that Will’s life was meant to teach us all something.” During the summer, Chapman was finalizing plans to pay tribute to Norton
“This young man, in every way, shape and form, was a superstar.”CHAPMAN PRESIDENT JIM DOTI
private pilot, volunteer for the Joplin Humane Society. Among the images that greeted the mourners were those from Norton’s celebrated YouTube videos. “Will made his first video about his pet sugar gliders (Australian flying squirrels),” his father recalled. “It was such a hit; he was instantly hooked. His views skyrocketed (ultimately he amassed more than 2 million upload views on his Willdabeast YouTube account), and he was encouraged to keep filming. Eventually, YouTube asked him to be part of their partner program so he could share
with a memorial service after freshmen arrive in August. Will’s name will be added to the Memorial Wall in the Fish Interfaith Center — the first time the honor has been given to someone who had yet to attend classes at Chapman. “We were looking forward to Will being a part of our freshman class,” Dean of Students Jerry Price said. “It was his desire to come out here to pursue his passion, and that really resonated with us.” “When I tell students about Will Norton,” President Doti added, “I hope they will be inspired by his life.” SUMMER 2011
Loon Wars Photo by Dan Salisbury
By Dawn Bonker
isit a Southern California marsh or fishing pier in winter and you’ll likely see a quiet, slightly mottled, muddy-brown bird puttering around, looking mellow as can be. Did we say mellow? Think again. In summer, these common loons live violent, bloody lives as they migrate to their nesting grounds on the lakes and ponds of the northern United States and Canada. Walter Piper, Ph.D., professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology, certainly was surprised to discover their violent streak. And he has studied loons on Wisconsin’s lakes for 19 years as the lead scientist on The Loon Project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) But one summer a few years ago on Burrow’s Lake in Oneida County, Piper paddled his canoe onto a startling scene: Two male loons suddenly burst into a
vicious battle, with one attempting to drown the other. It seems that come summer, those winter beach bums become the bad boys of the north. The observation helped shape some of The Loon Project’s research over the next several summers, leading to more findings published in scientific journals and a commitment of long-term funding from the NSF. The birds are so threatened in some regions that Dr. Piper’s long-view research is key to understanding how a particular population survives from year to year. With 19 years in the field studying the same bird population from their hatching to their old age, he has accumulated a unique data set almost unheard of in animal behavior research. The research has implications not just for loons, but other birds and species, as well.
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Beneath the surface of summer serenity, bloody battles rage, Chapman Professor Walter Piper discovers.
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“I’ve been able to shed some light on how not just loons but animals in general use space and achieve site familiarity,” he says. “There are certainly ties to conservation biology.” The discovery also opened a window into the life of a beloved North American bird, revered throughout the northern lakes regions for its haunting vocalizations and handsome summer plumage. The scholarly publications continue, but Dr. Piper has also found general-interest audiences eager to know more about the graceful common loon. This academic year he landed cover stories about his work in both Natural History and American Scientist. “I thought there was a good story there — how scientists, like all of us, have certain blind spots. That’s really what the story is about,” he says. “These are sort of
What could be driving such fierce clashes? Loon Project researchers thought it might be loon lust, but their studies revealed that prime real estate was the loons’ goal. Male loons select nesting sites, and they are most keen to return to spots where they’ve successfully produced offspring with little intrusion by egg-stealing predators. Breeding success is 41 percent better on proven nesting grounds. Soon something else fascinated Dr. Piper and his team as they studied sonograms of male loons’ calls. There are frequency signals in male loon yodels that indicate their body mass and thus their level of battle readiness. Logic would suggest that aging loons would fall silent rather than telegraph their decline. But yodel they do, nonetheless. Aggressive yodeling may be their only way of signaling their territoriality, a sort of last hurrah of reproduction, Dr. Piper suggests in a Sequence photos by Walter Piper
cool findings, and I felt obligated to share them in popular venues.” Indeed, the opening scene of his story in Natural History magazine reads like a dispatch from the sidelines of a rather watery gladiator struggle: “The battle was so intense it set my pulse racing. Just a few yards from my canoe, far from the shore of Wisconsin’s
each other’s heads with their bills, rose up out of the water, and pummeled each other viciously with their wings. A loud thwack broke the high-noon stillness as each blow landed. After several rounds of grappling and pounding, each lasting close to a minute, the fight took an even uglier turn. The resident loon, which reigned over the entire 150-acre lake, seized the intruder’s
“One can see why a male who knows where to nest on his territory might fight like hell to keep it. A territorial male that accepts defeat by an intruder vying for his territory accepts a sharp decrease in reproductive success.” DR. PIPER
Burrows Lake, two male common loons brawled fiercely. The lake’s resident male was fighting off a young intruder intent on displacing him from his territory. The two combatants lunged at each other, grasped
head in his bill and held it beneath the surface.” Researchers had long observed loons circling one another in mild territorial standoffs they describe as “circle dances,” but fatal combat among loons was new to scientists.
hypothesis he explains in American Scientist: “They might well become ‘desperados’ — individuals with so little time left that it becomes worthwhile risking their lives for another year or two on a familiar territory.” Dr. Piper says researchers still need to gather years’ worth of vocalizations to answer all their questions, a process that requires careful tagging, marking and observation of wild birds over several seasons. So the work continues, increasingly in recent years with assistance from selected Chapman University students who go to Wisconsin as field researchers. Each summer the birds do their part, returning to the lakes to fill shores with their nests and the air with their wild songs and cries, much to the delight of the people who enjoy the northern lakes with them — and to the tireless fascination of Dr. Piper and his fellow scientists, who return each summer to search for uncommon insights into the life of the common loon. SUMMER 2011
“What we learned is that we can let our interests complement each other,” says Liane Burns ’11, with twin sister Michaela ‘11. The two helped create a dance program for Chapman’s Evening of Holocaust Remembrance in the spring.
By Jerry Hicks
When students blend their creative pursuits, the results can be exciting.
our years ago, when twins Liane ’11 and Michaela Burns ’11 of San Jose arrived at Chapman University, most of what they knew about the Holocaust came from a few pages in a high school history book. They didn’t choose Chapman to become immersed in issues of ethics, morality and faith. They came to dance. But they learned during their freshman year that the culture at Chapman not only encourages creative exploration, it provides opportunities to combine pursuits into new passions. That’s how the Burns twins’ four-year journey culminated with a standing ovation for them and some of their peers in Memorial Hall, where a dance program they created was performed during last spring’s Evening of Holocaust Remembrance. Jill Marriage ’12 came to Chapman to study music. Her zeal was for the viola, but her music teachers her freshmen year
encouraged her to find ways to expand on her musical talents. So she started exploring studio art, especially ceramic sculpture. Now she not only wants to play her viola with great orchestras, she wants to craft
All four of these students found that as their worlds expanded at Chapman, they made unexpected discoveries about themselves. And those explorations have intertwined in interesting, creative and
All four of these students found that as their worlds expanded at Chapman, they made unexpected discoveries about themselves. And those explorations have intertwined in interesting, creative and entrepreneurial ways.
and shape wood into classical stringed instruments as a professional luthier. Tyler Hadzinsky came to Chapman with two grand goals — to excel at sports and to develop skills in business. What he didn’t expect, he says, was to combine the two pursuits in a way that will help others.
entrepreneurial ways. “What we learned,” said Liane Burns, “is that we can let our interests complement each other.” For the Burns twins, 22, who graduated in spring, that expansion beyond dance began with a class
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called The Dark Side of Utopia. It was taught by Professor Marilyn Harran, Ph.D., Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman. “When we came here, we didn’t even know that Chapman had a Holocaust Studies program,” says Michaela Burns. “But Marilyn teaches with such passion, she made us see the Holocaust from a personal level.” Early on, Liane and Michaela wanted to help others better understand the Holocaust through dance. However, they had to convince a skeptic — Professor Harran herself. She turned down their request to combine dance and Holocaust education at a public event because she didn’t think it could be done effectively. “But they won me over,” she said. Professor Harran gave Liane, Michaela and some peers 25 minutes at the Evening of Holocaust Remembrance, where some 75 Holocaust survivors were in the audience. The young dancers spent months interviewing five Holocaust survivors, then combined those taped interviews with their own choreographed interpretive dance pieces. From the podium that night, Professor Harran spoke for the audience. “That,” she said, “was amazing.”
But the Burns sisters aren’t stopping with one performance. They will continue their studies at Hebrew University in Israel. “There are so many aspects of dance that can be used for bigger purposes,” Michaela Burns said. Jill Marriage feels the same way about her music. She came to Chapman with dreams of playing as a concert violist, and now she also wants to use classical music in a hospital treatment plan that would uplift young cancer patients. It’s all heady stuff for Marriage, who plays an instrument she says concert audiences don’t even know is there but would miss if it were taken away. As an artist, Marriage never knew ceramics was missing from her life until she fell in love with it at Chapman. Eventually she became good enough to win Best in Show at the spring exhibition of student art. “From the first day it just became this creative, emotional outlet beyond the music,” she said “Whenever I’d get stressed out by one outlet, I’d go to the other.” Ultimately the joy of creating with her hands led her to work with artisans who craft musical instruments. After graduating from Chapman, she plans to attend the Chicago School of Violin Making. “There’s a timelessness to the art form — and to the instruments,” she said. “As they age and are played, the instruments take on an added resonance. “Something about that just seems right.” For Tyler Hadzinsky ’11, Chapman was the right fit because it gave him a chance
Passions for the viola and sculpting have led Jill Marriage ’12 to plan for a career creating stringed instruments.
to compete in two sports — baseball and soccer — as he also built on his bent for entrepreneurship. During his career at Chapman, the baseball second baseman and soccer goalie earned honors as Association of Division III Independents Student-Athlete of the Year and an Academic All-American. It was as he sat in the dugout at baseball games that Hadzinsky discussed with a friend
Tyler Hadzinsky ’11 mixed interests in baseball and entrepreneurship to develop Throw Heat, a wrap to help pitchers combat muscle stiffness.
an idea for a sports-related product. He saw that pitchers had trouble with stiff arms and weren’t getting the help they needed. “We looked around and discovered there is no really good customized heat wrap,” he said. Now Hadzinsky, 22, of San Clemente, is helping to develop a portable electronic wrap for pitchers. He developed a plan for the product, called Throw Heat, with baseball teammate Jordan Sigman ’11 and business student Vince Riedel ’10; the three were finalists in this year’s Business Plan Competition at the Argyros School of Business and Economics. “The coaches encouraged us to pursue this,” Hadzinsky said. “We’re convinced we have something we can market.” And the melding of ideas continues.
IN HONOR OF THE UNIVERSITY’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY, WE PRESENT THE FOLLOWING UNOFFICIAL, UNSCIENTIFIC, RANDOMLY ORDERED BUT COMPLETELY HEARTFELT LIST, WITH THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED SUGGESTIONS VIA EMAIL, FACEBOOK, ETC. SO, WHOM OR WHAT DID WE STILL MISS? LET US KNOW AT
Things We Love
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From the stately pillars out front to the historic horseshoe-shaped balcony inside, this iconic centerpiece of campus life has long had our hearts. The arc of its history connects speakers such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. with David Sedaris and Rainn Wilson. Our guess: Memorial Hall’s best years are still ahead.
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The bunnies of North and South Morlan halls Altogether now: Awwwww.
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Theater at Marion Knott Studios
The new releases are great, but we especially love it when filmmakers let us in on some Hollywood history. Our faves: Richard Benjamin talking Catch-22, and Edward James Olmos taking us inside Blade Runner.
Who can resist shows like Adventures in Shrubbery and Prepare for Disembowelment?
This is where school and community spirit go to get recharged.
Chapman University Toyota of Orange 5K Run/Walk
Each class is special, of course. But when members of the 50 Year Club return to share moments with the incoming class of students, they win our hearts all over again. The candle-lighting ceremony on Bert Williams Mall gives us goosebumps every year.
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Wilkinson Hall On the second floor, near the departments of philosophy and religion, the motionsensitive lights have been known to pop on in a chain reaction down the hall, even though no one’s there. And sometimes a cold wind seems to blow through a closed door. Paging Dr. Venkman.
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chicken, pesto and mushroom sandwich from
The grand canopy of the ficus tree outside the Waltmar Theatre
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It’s fun to see the pith helmet he wore at his African clinic, as well as other memorabilia in the Schweitzer collection displayed in Argyros Forum. But our real joy comes from listening to Professor Marv Meyer, Ph.D., director of the Schweitzer Institute at Chapman, talk about Dr. Schweitzer’s abiding “reverence for life.”
Spring baseball in Hart Park
The Panthers have won seven NCAA regional titles in nine seasons, and there’s no better place to see that drive reborn each spring than on the Panthers’ home diamond.
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Artifacts such as a satchel used by Curt Lowens to carry documents for the Dutch Resistance during World War II speak volumes about some of humanity’s darkest days — and the light of remembrance that can bring hope for the future.
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Every year, the students of the College of Performing Arts seem to outdo themselves as they showcase their Broadway-worthy skills. We can’t wait to see them take the stage once the planned Center for the Arts becomes a reality.
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“He’s an absolute Chapman legend,” says Karen Snider Matthews ’92 and ’98. “When he talks about the things his ‘mama used to say,’ he breathes new life into the truths of American folklore.”
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The program traces its roots to Chapman as an mic sponso ahead, r, and i acade t’s still steaming u d t s e g n n i v i ts a g porth ole to global citizenship.
Sunbathing in December
grass next to the beach volleyball court across from the residence halls on the
We’re told it makes finals week far more bearable.
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Yes, we mean the Four Pillars of a Chapman education — the intellectual, spiritual, physical and social. But we’re also inspired by the pillars of the Chapman community — those who share their time and treasure to support the university’s mission. On their shoulders we stand.
Marion Halfacre and Julianne Argyros fountains – especially at night
Free test sampling of summer blueberries and peaches
When food science students conduct consumer research for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it’s a sweet deal for the campus community.
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So, is this where Denzel Washington got Gene Hackman to smile in that final scene?
25WALL The Berlin
Dorothy Kennedy’s watercolors of campus
This artifact of Cold War division now brings Chapman community members together to consider political and social barriers that have fallen and those that remain.
The basement of
This underground space is seldom without student activity, from billiards to ping pong, board games to foosball. It’s also home to Doy’s Place, the pizza-andsnack headquarters for late-night study groups.
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Enjoying a double dose
playoff basketball in the
After Chapman’s men’s and women’s teams went a combined 47–10 last season, we can’t wait for the Panthers to begin building new rivalries as first-year members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
chocolate pecan bars
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wild parrots After a stroll through Old Towne, we can trust the flashes of bright green feathers and unmistakable squawking to lead us back to campus.
Who knew you could make pizza money with tests of bidding and cooperation skills for researchers eager to see economic behavior play out in a laboratory setting?
Go long – but stop before you get to Glassell!
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Regatta Saturdays at the Gray Rowing Center in Newport Beach
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Competitive passions power the boats, but the mood among spectators is more sanguine than partisan. Who could go overboard in such a setting?
A likeness of the university’s namesake greets visitors to campus just beyond Schmid Gate, ensuring that the Orange County pioneer and philanthropist continues to have a presence at what he called “the most important and far-reaching institution I have had a part in establishing.”
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The “1939” Club Taking its name from the year that Nazi Germany invaded Poland and changed the lives of club members forever, this organization links Chapman students with the testimony of Holocaust survivors. “The students now feel a personal responsibility for passing on these stories,” says Professor Marilyn Harran, Ph.D., Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust History at Chapman University.
It’s a cool perk for students in the Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic, where they learn filmmaking’s legal ropes by managing all the permits and contracts for feature-length projects.
Our favorite vantage points: the Riach Terrace at Ernie Chapman Stadium and the Barbara Bush Patio at Beckman 404.
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Business and civic leaders may hang on their every economic utterance, but our kicks come from their friendly jibes at each other.
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Old Towne neighbors of Professor Smith know this pleasure. Guacamole a la experimental science, anyone?
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The whole campus gathers in the sunshine of Attallah Piazza to nosh, mingle and just generally enjoy campus life. You had us with the pallets of farm-fresh strawberries alone.
Gelato in Attallah Piazza
Special occasions call for an equally special dessert. Two scoops, please.
He can trace his roots as the Chapman mascot to 1925, when he was a papier-mache movie prop. But we prefer today’s flesh-and-blood-and-fur.
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Spotting the Chapman logo at the center of Wilson Field during a final approach to John Wayne Airport
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The Chapman public safety officer captured our hearts when he sold his house to build a school in his native Ethiopia. His buoyant spirit and commitment to service are still improving lives — in the village of Tembien and on Chapman’s campus.
Schmid Gate Arching elegantly across Chapman’s main entrance, the gate, dedicated in 2005, beckons visitors with the message “Let all who enter join in the search for knowledge.” May the visitors keep coming and the search continue.
The profusion of white roses near Hashinger Science Center
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Throughout campus, the works of the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art brighten our lives. But we find the contemporary pieces on the third and fourth floors of Beckman particularly absorbing. Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Barofsky are among the artists represented.
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We find the filtered sunlight therapeutic.
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The seven specialty law clinics
Here, teams of Chapman law students and their experienced mentors provide pro bono services to military families, veterans, the elderly, domestic violence victims and other underrepresented citizens in need. The benefits are many for students and the community.
business plan competition
This year’s winners of the Argyros School’s contest, Tilden Smith ’13 and Dylan Balsz ’13, already have their PetLawn Indoor Outhouse product on the market.
Capturing satellite images of global hazards such as dust storms and wildfires is one of the first steps toward prediction and prevention. The sophisticated reception system at Schmid’s Center of Excellence in Applied and Fundamental Science helps Chapman researchers track hazards that can affect millions of lives.
Tailgating at Ernie Chapman Stadium
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It’s a rite of fall that gives us one more reason to hail the revival of varsity football in 1994.
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Like sentinels, the bronze sculptures by noted wildlife artist Rosetta are posted around campus, answering to the names Holly, Kathie, Suki, Harriet and Shanna. But we just call them cool. Plus, we like to stockpile the good luck that comes from rubbing their noses and scratching them under the chin.
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The red carpet is rolled out, everyone dresses up, and the students of Dodge College get practice for Oscar and Emmy ceremonies to come.
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The outdoor fireplaces at
Sandhu Residence Hall
Is there a better place to kindle warm conversation?
The humanitarian and Hollywood legend has shared insights with Dodge College students and at CoPA’s Commencement. Here he is shown being surprised with an honorary doctorate from Chapman during last year’s MDA Labor Day Telethon. Presenting are American Celebration committee member Frank DiBella, President’s Cabinet member Milan Panic, Trustee S. Paul Musco and President Doti.
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It inspires students, staff and faculty to roll up their sleeves and pitch in wherever extra hands are needed, be it in post-Katrina New Orleans, earthquake-ravaged Haiti or just down the road, where the homeless and hungry get served at Mary’s Kitchen.
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Nine months of researching, brainstorming, writing, filming, editing and refining crystallize in a 20-minute presentation designed to wow industry professionals. The payoff? In 2010, the team came home from Orlando with a national title.
Homecoming and Family Weekend
There’s the Picnic and Pops concert, tours of campus, a pep rally, a barbecue. Oh, yeah — and a football game. Save the dates: Oct. 14-16.
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Economic Science Institute professors hold court at their favorite table on the Jazzman’s patio
A link to Lincoln
The founding moment of Chapman’s forerunner institution, Hesperian College, coincided with the Great Emancipator’s first presidential inaugural 150 years ago. That’s a connection to celebrate.
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Gentle Spring Fountain on a balmy day
N–o 65 | THE STEEL-CUT OATS “BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS” AFTER THE CHAPMAN 5K More brown sugar, please.
From an Argentine snake neck to a Chiapas giant musk, the sometimesotherworldly turtles and tortoises in the collection of Professor Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., enliven lessons on evolution and biodiversity. Plus, they allow us to ask, “What’s a matamata?” so we can hear back, “Nothing. What’s a matamata with you?”
The supply of ideas, stories and laughter always seems to keep up with demand.
Elliott Alumni House
This restored 1905 Victorian charmer is now home to alumni receptions, reunions and meetings, thanks to a leadership gift from Tom Elliott ’60 and Pat (Wood) Elliott ’60, ’74.
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Even though we get it, Dr. Aharonov, could you go over again how time might flow backwards?
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The award-winning historical review highlights the work of undergraduates whose research and writings earn accolades, even though they often compete against grad students from rival institutions.
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THE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES As the sun starts to dip behind Beckman Hall, it’s time for a tuneful Friday picnic in the piazza with our favorite neighbors. Count us in every time.
In the Chapman student newspaper, issues related to U.S. foreign policy and the California budget are considered alongside those of campus housing and grading policy, with the voices of students, faculty and administrators all represented. There’s a must-read just about every week.
William Tunberg’s amazing wood inlays in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Paul’s Pizza and Pasta Party
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We’re all Italian, at least in our hearts, when Trustee S. Paul Musco invites us to dine al fresco in the piazza. Roberto Benigni got it right, life is beautiful.
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Chapman’s global engagement continues to grow, in part thanks to ongoing programs in Singapore, Prague and elsewhere.
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Doti-Struppa Rock Wall
Planes, trains and automobiles, some dating to the 1800s, are just the beginning of the antique toy collection donated by Chapman Board of Governors member Ralph L. Tomlinson, who recently passed away (see In Memoriam on page 46). The toys are on display in the Leatherby Libraries. There are also tops, mini merry-go-rounds and vintage bicycles. Wouldn’t we like to take those for a spin.
The passion for climbing shared by President Doti and Chancellor Daniele Struppa reaches its peak inside the tower of the Sandhu Residence and Conference Center.
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Commemorating endowed chairs and professorships, the two dozen sculpted likenesses add a historical air to campus life. An impressive array of figures is represented, from presidents and poets to singers and statesmen. We love them best around commencement, when an inordinate number seem to end up wearing leis.
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The faculty of this charter school includes a half-dozen graduates of Chapman’s College of Educational Studies, which serves as an incubator of innovative ideas that have earned the K-8 school national recognition.
way the eyes President Doti’s Leatherby Libraries portrait follow you wherever you go
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Who are we to try to debunk such an entertaining slice of campus mythology?
John Fowles Literary Forum The
This annual speaker series has hosted luminaries from Salman Rushdie to Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
The Kathleen Muth Reading & Learning Center
Thanks to the falling-price auction set up by ESI professors, the lot at the former fruit-packing plant on Palm Avenue became a bargain to behold this year.
Giacomo Puccini, commemorating the Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco Chair in Italian Studies.
Since 1977, this is where Orange County children who struggle with reading have come to get one-on-one tutoring and reach their potential.
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From the Indestructible Spirit portraits outside the Holocaust Memorial Library to the Gone with the Wind photos and autographs next to the stacks of movie DVDs, there’s always plenty to check out. Particular favorites: Professor Vernon Smith’s Nobel Prize medal and the Chapman pennant (above) that has been unfurled atop each of the Seven Summits.
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This program gives students access to successful entrepreneurs for coaching and expertise, putting them on the fast track to thrive with their own future start-ups. It’s one reason Chapman is ranked No. 6 nationally among entrepreneurship undergraduate programs by Bloomberg Businessweek.
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ORANGE TREES ARE IN BLOOM OUTSIDE ARGYROS FORUM
The schedule of this acclaimed pianist is packed with concert dates, but she still has time for Conservatory of Music students and to take us “Behind the Notes” during an engaging lecture. “The music brings me home,” she says. It brings us to the edge of our seats.
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restored proscenium arch in Memorial Hall
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CHRISTOPHER KIM’S COLLECTION OF GRAPHIC NOVEL ART The chemistry professor’s research into the effects of waste from mining operations highlights the real-world applications of work done by Chapman’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. But Professor Kim’s expertise also extends to the world of graphic novels, as evidenced by a Leatherby Libraries exhibit of his art collection.
Seeing it painted to recapture its 1921 glory helps us better appreciate the details of this historic structure.
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It’s on the National Register of Historic Places, a backdrop for movies, and home to hundreds of lovingly restored historic houses, not to mention one Chapman University. Plus, the business district looks like a hip version of Bedford Falls in It’s a Wonderful Life – but without the snow and mean Mr. Potter.
digital arts program
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into a class of more
than 30 students during my first day on campus.”
President Doti’s phone calls on the eve of holiday weekends We can’t wait to hear his recipe for barbecue sauce – and his message offering permission to leave work a little early.
Chelsea Takahashi ’12, Truman Scholarship winner
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What comes after the 3D revolution in cinema? Faculty and students are working on that at Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where “we’re building the greatest digital arts school in America,” says Professor Bill Kroyer, the animation pioneer leading the effort.
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FAHMY ATTALLAH, PH.D. PIAZZA Since its dedication in 2007, this unique and elegant gathering place has become the central hub of campus life.
Student a cappella vocal groups
Harmony, thy name is SoundCheck … and Epiphany … and Men of Harmony …
Designs on the
Donna Ford Attallah ’61, with a bust of her late husband, Fahmy Attallah, a noted clinical psychologist, poet, sportsman and a great supporter of Chapman.
As students from the Department of Art participate in the branding of the 2012 London Games, they climb in our mettle standings.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE EVERY NIGHT IN THE
Andrea Bocelli with a splash of Halfacre Fountain. Bellissimo.
150 Things We Love About Chapman
Cecilia DeMille Presley Movie Art and Poster Collection
Sporting an uncanny resemblance to the message board at Wrigley Field in Chicago — hometown of a certain university president — this video display both knows the score and keeps us informed of upcoming campus events.
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Thanks to the Chapman trustee and granddaughter of legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, the walls of Marion Knott Studios are graced by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino and Mae West. Come up and see them sometime.
Longboard skateboards and beach cruiser bikes
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The idea is to root sound policy-making in a deep understanding of the natural world. We foresee a bumper crop of effective global citizens.
Without them, busy students might be reduced to — gasp — walking.
CHAPMAN LACROSSE Yes, both the Panther men’s and women’s teams are national powers in their divisions. But we also love the program for introducing us to Connor Martin ’10, a.k.a. Con Bro Chill, who buoyantly combines a Major League Lacrosse career with music and entrepreneurship. Check out his latest videos at www.conbrochill.com
Shakespeare Orange County
The area’s premiere classical theatre company celebrates its 20th season this year, led by Chapman Professor Thomas Bradac and featuring many faculty and alumni as cast members. This year’s closing show: a parody sometimes called “Speed Dating the Bard.” Perchance, can a knave buy ye a drink?
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Students learn about high-altitude athletics in the Alps or get the low down on techniques pioneered at the Australian Institute of Sport.
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Their cardinal-colored coats aren’t the only reason they stand out as they help at a multitude of campus events.
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diversity in academic, political and religious thought for
For almost half a century, this holiday favorite has enhanced the spirit of the season with performances by the Chapman Chamber Orchestra as well as university choirs and soloists. We raise our glasses in a celebratory salute.
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When it’s sung in four-part harmony by alumni at the 50 Year Club luncheon, well, just try to find a dry eye.
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OUR FAVORITE EIGHT-SYLLABLE
Talk to just about any people on campus and chances are they’re looking for ways to involve colleagues from other disciplines. For an example, see No. 124.
The Doy and Dee
Henley Reading Room By day, it’s the perfect spot to spread out with research documents or take in the works of a temporary art exhibit. But on special evenings, the space comes alive for readings by poets and authors.
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What if the therapeutic chemical in marijuana could be isolated and prescribed? What if the next big earthquake could be predicted and prepared for? We love that such bold questions aren’t just being asked at Chapman, they’re being researched in earnest.
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Don’t forget to tip, and please eat responsibly.
The Black and White Film Festival
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Though a recent addition to the fall calendar, this is fast becoming a big-screen Chapman tradition. Popcorn in the piazza with The Maltese Falcon? Count us in.
The law professor landed atop The Huffington Post’s best-dressed list after Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination hearings — and that’s even without him wearing his sharks-carryingbriefcases neckwear.
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Women in Focus
Each year at Dodge College, producers, directors and executives in TV and film join in a panel discussion of the issues facing women in the industry. For the next generation of artists, there’s never a shortage of insights and inspiration.
European tours by the University Choir
Among the high notes: singing for the pope.
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Julianne Argyros Fitness Center
Students, faculty and staff go downstairs to enter, but this is where they stair-step up to fitness — just not always at the same pace.
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Historical figures from Judas Iscariot to Jane Austen and Franklin Roosevelt have come to life thanks to this series of performances based on research by Wilkinson College faculty.
THE PARHAM AND POLLY WILLIAMS GALLERY OF ART IN KENNEDY HALL This space showcases the unique art and photography of local attorneys and judges.
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groups Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Fashionable Women of Chapman streamlined their name this year, becoming the Women of Chapman. But we think it’s still fashionable to show our affection for all they do to support the university’s mission. Their most recent expression of support was a gift of $280,000 toward a $1 million endowment to fund projects by student filmmakers. Just as close to our hearts is Town & Gown, which serves as a vital link between Chapman and the community. Endowed scholarships, the Fish Interfaith Center and campus beautification are among the projects championed by this stalwart organization.
Recent documentary projects in Cambodia, Cameroon, Botswana and Tanzania not only illuminated the grass-roots work of local non-governmental agencies, but they also brought together students and faculty from Chapman’s film, law, sociology and peace studies programs. Dodge College Professor Jeff Swimmer says response to the films has been “overwhelming.”
Dialogue with Doti and Dodge and other Chapman-produced shows For us, it’s must-see TV.
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When Chapman opted to eliminate athletic scholarships and compete in the NCAA’s Division III in 1994, it was anything but a step down. Panther teams consistently excel on the field and in the classroom, competing for the love of the game while earning a growing number of academic All-America honors.
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Live performances in Salmon Recital Hall
Let’s be clear: Chapman University neither sanctions nor endorses the act of students stripping to their skivvies and running down Glassell Street. But as post-finals stress relievers go, it has a certain amount of footloose charm. Consider it training for the Chapman 5K.
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Highlighted by the Aims of Education address by a Chapman faculty member, this official kickoff to the academic year evokes a timeless vibe as it also frames anew the search for truth.
Success that began with Katie Shean ’09 (pictured) being named Outstanding Female Dancer on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance in 2008 continues this year, when Robert Tsai (Class of ’07), Chuck Maa ’07, Mike Yang ’12, Charles Lee ’12 and other members of the troupe Instant Noodles built a big following on America’s Best Dance Crew.
BARBARA MULCH The director of fellowships and scholar programs at Chapman helps students navigate the complexities of applying for highly competitive scholarships. “Sometimes it takes a lot of nagging,” she says. Someday the students will love her for it. We say: Why wait?
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The critically important indie film fest in Utah is becoming a home away from home for Dodge College students and alumni, including Ben York Jones ’07, who co-wrote Like Crazy and then saw the movie win the Grand Jury Prize this year.
In the past two years, this premier showcase for Chapman faculty has brought us insights into quantum physics by National Medal of Science winner Yakir Aharonov and an illumination of the creative process by concert pianist Grace Fong. Now we can’t wait to hear Professor Harran speak Sept. 19 in Memorial Hall.
Tabula Poetica This home for verse at Chapman features everything from impromptu slams to readings by literary heavyweights such as Rae Armantrout that draw standing-room-only crowds.
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The campus is a haven for leashed pooches enjoying an evening stroll, but our favorite time is when dogs visit to provide stress relief for students during finals week. That’s when our puppy love runneth over.
Galapagos Islands interterm course N–o 136 | The
The Chapman presidential fellow and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient is one of the nation’s great literacy advocates — and now Chapman’s recruiter-in-chief in underserved communities. “Have you seen Rueben speak at high schools?” asks Don Cardinal, dean of Chapman’s College of Educational Studies. “The students look at him like ‘This is the man who can change my life.’ And then he does.”
The Food Science College Bowl
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Students walk in the footsteps of Darwin — not to mention those of giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies. What better place than a timeless setting to have the educational time of your life?
Four national-finals appearances in five years shows that Chapman’s team is incredibly tough to beat.
They snag top awards at international competitions, then fly home and perform free recitals. Lucky us.
Professor Pilar Valenzuela, Ph.D., and students have journeyed to remote parts of developing nations to document and preserve disappearing dialects, striking a blow for linguistic diversity.
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No, it’s not exactly around the corner, but students with this much drive somehow regularly find their way to Newport, Laguna or Huntington and back again.
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Chapman is one of the charter participants in a new program to encourage sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Students are helping to lead the initiative as they assess efforts to conserve, recycle and share best practices.
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Science, Teaching and Research (STAR) Institute The
As this project helps youngsters excel in math and science, it also helps drive U.S. innovation.
Art & Writing Contest
Each year, the contest grows to include more schools, teachers and students from across Southern California, as the power of remembrance is expressed via works of art. For Holocaust survivors, it’s a chance to see that the lessons of the past will be remembered in the future.
The Erin J. Lastinger Athletics Complex
Before 2008, Chapman athletes had to beg, borrow and steal pool time at nearby Orange High School. Now, with the Zee Allred Aquatics Center and the rest of the complex, athletes of the Donald P. Kennedy Intercollegiate Athletics Program have some of the best Division III facilities in the nation.
Dancers Stephen Boss ‘06 and Chelsea Asman ‘06 display the artistry evident in the College of Performing Arts, as photographer Tim Agler shows off his own considerable talents.
Erin Lastinger ‘88 and Donald Kennedy
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A gift of the class of 1929, this centerpiece among Chapman traditions honors the graduating senior who best combines academic excellence with leadership skills and the Chapman spirit. The roster of past winners is a who’s who of successful global citizens.
This two-course sequence provides lessons in international issues and diplomacy – lessons that 17 Chapman students applied this spring break during a working session in New York City with other students from around the nation.
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When we asked the Chapman community for help with this list, we heard this answer often and with gusto. “I love being able to grab coffee and ask for advice about a job months after a class is over,” said MBA student Doan-Thuc Tran ’10. “We really do have the best professors.”
“The opposite of education is not ignorance but indifference,” the Chapman distinguished presidential fellow told students in March. And the antidote for indifference? Being called to action by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. SUMMER 2011
A ROARING KEY PARTNERSHIPS
DRIVE TWO DECADES OF DYNAMIC CHANGE By Dennis Arp
“In those early years, there isn’t any question that I couldn’t have succeeded without George,” President Jim Doti, right, says of George Argyros ’59, who was chairman of the Board of Trustees when he was named president.
AS JIM DOTI HITS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PRESIDENCY, HE REFLECTS ON THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION. Photos at left from top: ❶ Doy Henley, left, Marion Knott and Ernie Chapman ❷ Libby Pankey ❸ Larry and Kristina Dodge ❹ Donna Ford Attallah ’61 ❺ Donald and Dorothy Kennedy ❻ Zee Allred
im Doti was on a mission. Head tilted, eyes focused, he scoured through 20 years of paperclips, pens and pictures, venturing deep into the middle drawer of the C.C. Chapman Desk in his Memorial Hall office, which otherwise models presidential efficiency. Finally he emerged holding a sheet of paper. “I knew it was here,” he said. The personal import of the message handwritten on the paper makes it a touchstone for Doti, dating as it does to June 1991, when he first landed the job of president at Chapman. That was a time of some tumult on campus — and considerable trepidation in the mind of the incoming leader. “It was scary for me because I wasn’t sure I was prepared,” President Doti recalled recently. “I was an economist, a teacher. To be a leader of this organization that I loved was intimidating. I didn’t know if I was up to the challenge.” So he sought out one of his mentors, Professor Emeritus Paul Delp ’28, who had taught philosophy at Chapman for four decades. “He was our version of Mr. Chips,” President Doti said. “He told me, ‘Just remember to treat everyone with respect and dignity. If you do that, you’ll do just fine.’” President Doti was so taken with the advice that he wrote it down and made sure to always have the quote nearby, especially when he had tough decisions to make or difficult actions to take.
“There isn’t much you can get done in this job if you try to go it alone.” PRESIDENT JIM DOTI “I think it’s the most important advice anyone could ever get about being a leader,” he said. “I know it has served me very well.” That moment with Professor Delp was just the first of countless times President Doti would reach out to mentors, colleagues and friends, seeking the help he and the university needed, he said. “It doesn’t take long to realize,” he noted, “that there isn’t much you can get done in this job if you try to go it alone.”
“Our rise as an institution reflec ts directly” on th Sodaro, current e leadership of chairman of th Don e Board of Truste “made miracles es, and others who’ve happen,” Preside nt Doti says.
At this, the 20-year milestone in Jim Doti’s tenure as president — an achievement that makes him one of the longer-serving standard-bearers in higher education — it seems hard to imagine a day when his success was anything but assured. In many ways and to a wide variety of people — on campus and off — he is not just the face of Chapman but also innovator-in-chief, motivator-general and consensusbuilder par excellence. UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake praises President Doti for his “remarkable and consistent vision,” adding that “the results appear in every aspect of the enterprise — from the increasing strength of the faculty to the expanding breadth and depth of the programs and the strength of the student body.” Chapman Chancellor Daniele Struppa adds, “He exudes confidence but also has a very clear sense of himself. It’s a feeling of ‘Let’s explore what we can do together.’” Continued on next page
From left, Peter Ueberroth, George Shultz, Donald Bren and President Doti at the unveiling of the Shultz bust, commemorating the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics.
President Doti joins in a ceremonial moment at the Chapman School of Law with then-Dean Parham Williams.
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It’s no secret that President Doti’s period of exploration has easily been the most dynamic in Chapman’s 150-year history. During his tenure, Chapman has gone from a liberal-arts college of 2,200 students to an increasingly comprehensive university with a student body of almost 7,000. That growth hits home when you consider that Chapman has produced more graduates in the past 20 years than it did in its previous 130. During the Doti years, the university has launched a law school and seen it earn a “Top Schools” designation from U.S. News & World Report; launched a school of film and television, now known as Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and seen it become widely recognized as one of the top programs in the world; launched the Schmid College of Science and Technology and seen it attract some of the nation’s most respected researchers and teachers.
The unprecedented period of expansion is also reflected in Chapman’s stature. From a 1991 U.S. News ranking of 61st in the West among master’s-level institutions, the university has climbed to 8th on the publication’s most recent listing. At the same time, a building boom has transformed the campus, bringing Argyros Forum, Kennedy Hall, Beckman Hall, Leatherby Libraries, the Fish Interfaith Center and Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Oliphant Hall, Glass Residence Hall, Marion Knott Studios, Attallah Piazza — (deep breath) — Henley Hall, Partridge Dance Center, the Lastinger Athletics Complex, the Ambassador George L. Argyros ’59 Global Citizens Plaza and the Sandhu Residence and Conference Center. Whew. President Doti couldn’t help but smile as he considered the accomplishments, although, even before the litany was through, he deflected credit by reciting his own impressive list of names. “I’m really not being humble when I say we could not have done what we have without so many special people,” he said. “People like George Argyros, Don Sodaro, Doy Henley, Libby Pankey, Marion Knott, Don Kennedy, Paul Musco, the Schmid Family and many, many others, too numerous to name. Our rise as an institution reflects directly on their leadership. “That rise is due to an incredible team of dedicated and passionate members of our Chapman community,” President Doti added. “They’ve made miracles happen at this venerable institution. “Everyone should have a chance to be a part of an organization like this.”
By 1991, Jim Doti had been an economics professor at Chapman for 17 years, a period during which he had developed the econometric model for the highly respected Chapman Economic Forecast, become director of what is now the Anderson Center for Economic Research and served as dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics. What’s more, in the late 1980s he had been tabbed to fill the role of interim president while then-President Buck Smith was on a sabbatical. So when President Smith stepped down from the role for good in 1989, Doti was a candidate for the top job. 36
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President Doti with his mentor, Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, and Rose Friedman.
Chapman supporters Ralph and Sue Stern with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, a distinguished presidential fellow at Chapman.
But instead, Allen Koenig was hired from Emerson College in Massachusetts with a goal of leading Chapman through a period of expansion. When President Koenig resigned in 1991, the Chapman Board of Trustees quickly turned to Doti, who, after he was introduced on campus as president, received a spirited standing ovation from both students and professors. “He is the right leader at the right time,” Argyros ’59, then chairman of the Board of Trustees, told the audience. “He will make a great president.” Almost from the moment of transition, President Doti’s style was seen as a breath of fresh air. He met with the new student body president and attended dozens of events on campus. He President Doti wi th John Crean, whom the president cit made sure that faculty, es as a persona l hero. staff, alumni, parents and campus neighbors all had a chance to share their thoughts and concerns. “He is a very good listener,” said Michael Drummy ’74, assistant vice chancellor and chief admission officer at Chapman, where he has worked for 35 years. “He never gets in his own way by having to be in control of the situation. If you can make a good case for yourself or your idea, he will always hear you out and usually be on board.” Drummy is one of many who praise President Doti as a unifying force. “He’s so adept at bringing people together by creating an environment of collaboration,” Drummy added. “He’s an absolute magnet for attracting incredible people to join the party.”
Though when he first began as president he may have had some doubts about his own abilities, President Doti said he never doubted Chapman’s mission or its plan to redefine itself as a comprehensive institution Ann Cameron, associate to the president, with national aspirations. not only has joined President Doti in carrying To help him gain his the flag for Chapman, own footing in his new role, she helped spark his interest in running. he turned early and often to many people, but especially Argyros. “In those early years, there isn’t any question that I couldn’t have succeeded without George,” President Doti said. “We would talk over specific issues and problems, and he helped me develop some confidence. More than a few times he picked me up when I was down.” With help from Argyros and other members of the Board of Trustees, President Doti developed several key tenets he says he has strived to follow throughout his presidency. One early lesson: Develop a sense of what is critically important within the organization. “George helped me understand that being a good president means not getting involved in every little thing but focusing on a few major things,” President Doti said. Another precept that mentors helped him embrace: It’s good to think big. “It would have been very easy, especially in those early years, to say, ‘You know what, we’re doing OK,’ and accept the status quo. But George and others encouraged me to see that we had to challenge ourselves. Continued on next page
Lynne Pierson interviewed Jim Doti for a faculty position at Chapman years before they started dating and later married.
President Doti with Cecilia DeMille Presley
Raj and Marta Bhathal
Penciled into History
ynne Pierson Doti, the Sandra Stone Professor of Economics at Chapman University, knows the exact moment she met the man who is now her husband of 34 years. That’s because the time is written next to the name Jim Doti on a list of some of the 30 people she and colleague Don Booth were interviewing for an open faculty position at Chapman. And somehow that sheet of paper has survived from 4:40 p.m. Dec. 27, 1973 until today. “Don and I both liked him,” Professor Doti remembers of the interview with Jim Doti at the American Economic Association meetings in New York City. “We put stars next to three people that day, and he was one of them.” Eventually Jim Doti was one of three professors brought out for follow-up interviews at Chapman, where “bizarrely we asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving an impromptu lecture,” Lynne Doti recalls. “He came in my class, without any preparation, picked up the chalk, did a graph on the board and started making points about supply and demand that were very insightful. You could see right away he was clicking with the students.” Shortly thereafter, the bright young professor from the University of Chicago was extended an offer by Chapman, and with some coaxing, accepted. It wasn’t until four years later that Lynne Pierson and Jim Doti started dating. They married May 6, 1977. Lynne Doti doesn’t remember the time of the nuptials; recently she searched for photos from the wedding but couldn’t come up with those either. Still, she does have that steno-pad sheet from 1973. “I should get it framed,” she says with a laugh.
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“Sometimes you make mistakes, but the truth is if you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making progress.” As a change agent, President Doti also realized he had to Arnold Beckm challenge “the restraining forces an set an ex ample as a vi entrepreneur sionary scient that want things to stay the same.” and philanthr ist, opist, Presiden t Doti says. Such a moment came early in his presidency with the decision to shift Chapman’s athletic program from NCAA Division II status to Division III. The move meant that Chapman would no longer offer athletic scholarships, but it also would involve far more students in intercollegiate athletics. A large segment of the Chapman community understood and supported the move, he recalled. But a very vocal group of parents, coaches and students was passionately opposed to the change.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” MARK TWAIN
“I remember going to a parent meeting in Hutton Center, and I felt like Gary Cooper in High Noon,” President Doti said. “I was walking down the pathway to meet my doom. “I could have sent someone else, but I think the fact that I was there, willing to listen, to absorb their anger and to articulate why we needed to do what we were doing, made a difference.” These days, Chapman’s Donald P. Kennedy Intercollegiate Athletics Program has about 600 student-athletes, as opposed to about 200 when it was in Division II.
Henry and Susan Samueli with Lynne and President Doti.
President Doti with Libby and Edgar Pankey
“There’s no doubt that it was the right decision,” President Doti said. “The important thing is that everyone was treated with respect, and that we found the right path to a dynamic athletic program.” Countless other issues have crossed his desk since then, of course — dozens each week, some contentious but the vast majority memorable for their collegiality, President Doti said. The meetings and moments that stand out in his mind relate to a shared sense of purpose, he added, which is a big reason why, after two decades, he still calls his job “the best in the world.” Given his legendary fitness — Boston is his most recent marathon and Carstenz Pyramid in New Guinea the next climb on his bucket list — as well as his zeal for seeing ambitious new projects accomplished at Chapman, it seems silly to ask President Doti about retirement. It’s a long way off, he said. But in a reflective moment, he was willing to consider whether his time as president of Chapman would end up providing his proudest moments. “I hope it does for most if not all of us,” he said. “Chapman is a community, something larger than ourselves. And to be part of such an organization, such an endeavor, gives each of our lives greater meaning.” That reflection sent him back to his desk, where he launched another search, this time returning with a quote from Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” He smiled. “I like that one, too,” he said.
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A condensed version of this article was originally published
Building on an Entrepreneurial Legacy
in The Orange County Register on May 1, 2011.
he 150th anniversary of Chapman University’s founding gives pause to reflect on the entrepreneurial values that made it all possible. On a wall beside a Valencia orange tree that forms the backdrop to a statue of Charles C. Chapman on our campus is a quotation taken from his biography: “I know from experience that there were periods when citrus fruits were entirely absent from the markets in the East. And I believed that if I could get oranges to consumers during these periods, I might develop a really profitable trade. So I took my courage in my hands and delayed any Valencia picking until long after all the other varieties had gone. Then we shipped them in our first experimental railroad cars. The response was beyond my
George and Julia Argyros
who said, “The most important and far-reaching institution I have had a part in establishing .... was Chapman College,” our university’s history is rooted in entrepreneurial spirit. It was not the norm in 1861, at the advent of our nation’s Civil War, for a college to open its doors to both men and women as well as blacks and whites. And then, it took incredible foresight in 1954 to move the Chapman campus from the urban hub of Los Angeles to the rural hinterlands of Orange County in 1954. I note that, at the same time this was happening, another inspired entrepreneur by the name of Walt Disney was making his dream a reality by building Disneyland not far from the new Chapman campus. Then in the 1960s, it took entrepreneurial guts for Chapman to develop an academic program targeted to meet the needs of military
Deedee and Don Sodaro
greatest expectation. The ‘trade’ eagerly accepted this new variety which was solid, juicy, long-keeping, and delicious.” I love this passage, for it embodies all the essential elements of entrepreneurial genius: a good idea, passion, courage, profits and the intrinsic joy that comes from serving the “trade.” Chapman used those profits to help build a college that ultimately would become Chapman University. As we celebrate the 150th year of our university's founding, we also pause to reflect on the entrepreneurial values that made it possible for a germ of an idea to become a leading institution of higher education. From the Disciple Christian servants in 1861 who believed that California needed a college that would strengthen the bonds of faith and reason and be open to men and women of all races and creeds; to Charles C. Chapman [1853–1944 and Fullerton’s first mayor],
By Jim Doti
Dee and Doy Henley
personnel. That program succeeded so well, it is now delivered to civilian as well as the military adult learners through Brandman University, an important part of Chapman's educational outreach. In recent years, how many colleges and universities with little more than dreams are willing to take the risks involved in establishing not only a new law school but a film school as well, now considered among the best in the world? Although it happened more than 15 years ago, I still vividly recall our Dodge College of Film and Media Arts dean, Bob Bassett, pleading with me not to go forward with the demolition of our old student union building that was scheduled the following day. His passion, coupled with the fire in his eyes, convinced me he had the stuff of entrepreneurial spirit. With the help of other dreamers like Marion Knott, Cecilia Presley and Jack Lindquist, that old student union building was given new life as the first home of our nascent film school.
When I first came to then Chapman College in 1974, it wasn’t long before I felt a pervasive entrepreneurial spirit about the place. It was a small, underfunded school that seemed at first glance to pale in comparison to the large research universities that my Ph.D. mentors like Milton Friedman were pushing me toward to ply my trade. Chapman struck me, though, as a place with breathing room. I was allowed and even encouraged to teach a new course in econometrics even though only a few students would enroll. That, in turn, made it possible for me to partner with one of my graduate assistants, Esmael “Essie” Adibi, to develop along with other students an econometric model that became the foundation for what is now our A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research. I still remember well working late into the evenings, grinding out regression equations on calculators because we couldn’t afford the cost of computer time to do the calculations. To keep everyone going, we’d order pizzas. Using my Grandma’s recipe, I’d make biscotti for dessert that I told our students had to be dipped in strong coffee to bring the taste out. But it wasn’t just the caffeine that kept us going, it was the excitement of discovering new relationships and advancing our emerging econometric model. The driving force that brought focus to our model-building was to produce an analytical tool that not only bridged the various components of the Orange County economy together but also one that had pretty good predictive power. In a sense, we were all immersed in the most
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IdeaHall, one of Orange County’s top PR firms; Frank Delgadillo ’96, who launched Ambiguous Clothing out of his dorm room, grew it into a pioneering niche boardsports brand, ran the equally flourishing COMUNE brand and now has started a new brand called Chapter; Marc Nager ’06, CEO of Startup Weekend, a worldwide phenomenon that helps launch startup companies, gathers entrepreneurs and helps them pitch their passions, products and ideas (a focus that recently landed him on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine); Dale Fowler ’58, who founded a large commercial property company in Orange County and went on to become one of the most significant philanthropists in higher education. Not only that, but his son and daughter graduated from Chapman and now his grandson attends Chapman as a pre-med student. And what about those students who helped develop our econometric model? Behzad Binesh ’79 is now associate vice president of finance and controller of Chapman University, where he has developed a national reputation in the reporting of financial information for higher education. Another one of those former students is Mahmood Resai, who now owns and operates Infosend, a large and very successful bill-printing and e-billing company in Orange County. Jeff Yassai ’77 is yet another successful entrepreneur who founded Advanced MP Technology, a company that produces and distributes high-tech electronic components. Rick Muth ’81, who is CEO of Orco Block,
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exciting aspect of a dynamic and engaged learning community — the search for the truth. Instead of the roadblocks of bureaucracy and statism, we were given opportunities at Chapman to take our entrepreneurial ideas and ride them where they would lead us — sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always moving. This entrepreneurial ethos finds its roots in people like C.C. Chapman but it also finds renewal in people like our alumnus, Ambassador George L. Argyros ’59, who taught us: “We need to be able to inspire people to dare to dream and to be able to take advantage of the ability to think big and reach high.” It also finds expression in more recent Chapman alumni such as Mike Brown ’06, CEO of ModBargains.com, who started and grew his business to more than a million dollars in revenue while still an undergraduate; Rebecca Hall ’95, founder, president and CEO of
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still uses the model to better forecast his company’s sales. How blessed we are as a university to have worked with and learned from Orange County pioneering families, like the Chapmans, Wilkinsons, Schmids, Knotts, Leatherbys, Creans, Threshies, Pralles, Linebergers, Kennedys, Pankeys, Huttons and Beckmans. And then for their work to be carried on by subsequent generations of community leaders like the Argyroses, Muscos, Henleys, Dodges, Berteas, Rinkers, Sodaros, Brens, Samuelis, Sterns, Lastingers, Donna ’61 and Fahmy Attallah and Zee Allred, as well as many others. We truly do rest on the shoulders of these entrepreneurial giants whose spirit and resolve have nurtured and sustained Chapman University these last 150 years. They have bequeathed to us a remarkable legacy, a legacy that bears fruit in the countless number of students and graduates who become global citizens and lifelong searchers for truth. SUMMER 2011
“There has never been an instance where he has forced a decision. He has always taken a step back where necessary and carefully considered other’s viewpoints, without compromising just to get part of what he wants. In short, while he’s very skilled at working with people, he’s not a politician who will ask for more and be willing to settle for less.” Don Sodaro, Chairman, Chapman Board of Trustees st attribute is “his President Doti’s be rion th people,”says Ma ability to work wi ta. eri em trustee Knott, Chapman
“Jim’s greatest attribute to his success is his ability to work with all people – students, trustees, employees and the community.” Marion Knott, Trustee Emerita
“I keep thinking he’s going to run out of ideas. But as soon as he accomplishes a goal, he sort of crosses it off a list that I now think is inexhaustible. ” Lynne Pierson Doti, Sandra Stone Professor of Economics at Chapman and wife of President Doti
“The most outstanding feature of the Doti presidency is that for 20 years Chapman University has had a balanced budget and lived within the budget. I don’t believe another school in the country can make that claim.” Don Booth, Larry Parlett Professor of Economics
“He is demanding, but he demands more of himself than he does of anyone else.” Esmael Adibi, Director, A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research
“I keep thinking he’s goin g to run out of ideas,” says Professor Lyn ne Pierson Doti.
“President Doti has not only changed who I am but is the reason for my perseverance. It may sound funny, but whenever I face a difficult training session in the Army, I get courage from picturing this man in my mind, and stuff just gets done. I don’t know how, but he has put magic in my heart.” Beatus Mushi ’08, whom President Doti met in Tanzania and helped earn a Schweitzer Scholarship to Chapman. Mushi is currently serving with the U.S. Army in Balad, Iraq.
“Jim was a rising star in my view when he got the opportunity to serve as interim president, and clearly he has enjoyed great success as president. It’s been a joy to work with him over all these years.” Ambassador George L. Argyros ’59, Chapman Trustee
“Under his leadership, we’ve been in a continual heads-up mode, looking for possibilities. Jim is a visionary of extraordinary capability.” Doy Henley, Executive Vice Chairman, Chapman Board of Trustees himself than “He demands more of ael Adibi, who Esm s say ,” else anyone Doti on the partners with President Economic Forecast.
“Jim has a keen and genuine interest in people. When he’s talking with someone, he immediately makes that person the center of his attention.” William Hall, Dean and Artistic Director, Chapman Center for the Arts
“One weekend I ran into Jim on the campus. I was doing lightweight scholarly chores; Jim had a backpack and weights and was doing the stairs in Beckman Hall. What a mensch!” Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute
“He is very good at changing his mind, which is something very few people do well, because it’s like admitting a mistake. He is more intelligent and more confident than that.” Daniele Struppa, Chancellor, Chapman University
“When President Doti made a personal visit, it really made me feel the proudest I’ve felt in my life so far, and it also made me realize how much my success as a student was truly valued by the university as a whole.” Chelsea Takahashi ’12, on President Doti crashing her chemistry class to congratulate her for winning a Truman Scholarship
“He puts magic in my heart,” says Beatus Mushi ’08, whom President Doti helped CHAPMAN MAGAZINE earn a Schweitzer Scholarship.
Collaborating on the annual stage revue American Celebration has become a fun tradition for President Doti and students of the College of Performing Arts.
Telling Stories Out of School
President Doti has scaled four of the seven summits, including Mount Vinson in Antarctica, where he and a climbing teammate display the Chapman pennant.
Mr. Practical Fun With Condiments
By Don Sodaro, Chairman, Chapman Board of Trustees
’ll always remember the time many years ago when we were filming the infamous (and always humorous) Staff Appreciation Day video in President Doti’s back yard. The president was busy grilling hot dogs for everyone, and for some reason, we were directed to feed each other hot dogs. Spontaneously, we both started squirting ketchup all over each other, to everyone’s amusement. But mostly his.
– MICHAEL DRUMMY ’74, ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR AND CHIEF ADMISSION OFFICER, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
everal years ago, Jim Doti, Harry Rinker, Doy Henley and I were looking at classic cars. At one stop I was considering whether I should buy a 1933 Packard two-door convertible with a rumble seat or a Harry Rinker, Doy Henley, President Doti and Don full four-door convertible. Both were Sodaro pose with the 1933 Packard four-door that ended up beautiful, fully restored cars and being the focus of their classic-car excursi on. fairly close in price. As I was considering what to do, I looked over and saw Jim deep in thought with his chin in his hand, and I could see that whatever he was thinking must be important. Perhaps he was developing some new economic theory, or even more important how to move Chapman to the next level of excellence. I was reluctant to disturb such deep thinking, but I really wanted to know his opinion. So I asked him, “Jim, what do you think I should do?” He turned to me and with his chin still firmly resting in his hand, and with obvious seriousness in his eyes he said, “Don, I have been giving this a lot of thought, and my feeling is the four-door is more practical.” Practical? Practical? What could possibly be practical about buying a 70-year-old car that is built like a tank, costs six figures and probably won’t be driven more than 100 miles a year? I took his advice and bought the four-door.
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DOUBLE BOND The chemistry is there from the start for a record-breaking Chapman duo.
of team members, Coach Marino said. They also showed an iz Lewis and Kelley Fox won 62 tennis matches together enduring commitment to each other’s success, he added. during their recently concluded careers at Chapman One rivalry that stands out for Fox and Lewis is the one they University, more than any doubles team in school history. enjoyed with the doubles team of Paige Sumida and Whitney But their first victory came before they were even students. Waters from the University of Redlands. The first time the rivals They played during a recruiting visit to campus, when competed, the Chapman pair played Panthers Coach Will Marino well from the beginning and kept the paired them against lead throughout the match. two current Chapman “That’s when we realized we could team members. really be successful as a team,” said “We won our first Fox. “It gave us a little bit of an ego.” match,” remembered Lewis and Fox went into the next Fox ’11, “and it felt good.” matches with Redlands thinking they “Watching their would surely win again, but a repeat chemistry on the court victory eluded the Chapman pair. was indescribable,” Coach “It was an important lesson,” said Marino recalled. “They’re the Lewis. “We thought we were always best doubles I’ve ever had, going to beat them; we knew that and I’m sad to see them go.” we could, and we worked that much Despite that first-match harder to do it again.” success, “coming from high When Lewis and Fox met the school and having not Redlands pair for the last time this year, played competitive doubles, they were determined to achieve a it was a challenge to get victory to complement their earlier comfortable with having one. They did just that — in part by someone else on the court,” sharpening their level of focus. said Lewis ’11. “After some “In tennis, you need to be able to time we were able to learn have that out-of-body experience — to each other’s strengths and hear and see the people around you but weaknesses, and we really not let it affect your game,” Lewis said. began to show everyone On May 27, the Chapman pair what we could do together.” played their last match together in The doubles partners Claremont, Calif. in the Division III won more than 63 percent doubles championships, surrounded of their matches and “Watching their chemistry on the court was indescribable,” by cheering members of the Chapman competed in the NCAA Coach Will Marino says of doubles partners Liz Lewis ’11, left, and Kelley Fox ’11, who won more matches than athletic community. The result was a Division III doubles any duo in Chapman history. tough loss. championships three years “I just remember hearing the in a row, from 2009 through Chapman group supporting us, and it was so bittersweet,” 2011. In addition, Lewis, whose degree is in liberal Studies, and Lewis said. Fox, a political science graduate, were Academic All-Americans — Both Fox and Lewis plan to keep tennis in their lives as Fox for all four years. they continue their education in graduate school, but their days It was important for the two to have a balanced college as doubles partners are probably over. experience filled with tennis, school work and active social lives, They came to Chapman as singles players and leave having they said. been enriched by their four-year doubles partnership. “If you’re not having fun,” Fox said, “It’s not worth it.” That, they said, has made their Chapman experience The two were tennis team co-captains, showing their doubly sweet. leadership by demonstrating to newcomers what was expected
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White House Honors Goeser
hapman University voice instructor and adjunct faculty member PATRICK GOESER was awarded the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s Teacher Recognition Award, in Washington, D.C. in June by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. The tribute came to him thanks to one of his private voice students, Daniel McGrew, a local high school senior who was one of only 20 students nationwide to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Students honored by the commission are asked to select their most “inspiring and unforgettable teacher.” McGrew, a senior at Crystal Cathedral High School in Garden Grove, named Goeser.
Sparks Offers Insights at TEDx
ow available on YouTube is a video of LISA SPARKS, PH.D., professor and presidential research fellow of health and risk communication at Chapman, delivering a talk about health risk messages and decision-making at the recent “Innovation Without Borders” TEDxOrangeCoast conference in Costa Mesa, Calif. Professor Sparks serves as director of graduate studies for the Master of Science in Health Communication program in the Schmid College of Science and Technology. In addition to her research and teaching, Professor Sparks works with the entertainment industry to ensure that television and movie scripts are accurate when depicting diseases and conditions. The daylong TEDx conference at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall attracted hundreds of attendees to hear speakers who are innovators in their fields. www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4JNyyuonko
Meyer Shares Expertise on Nightline
rofessor MARVIN MEYER, PH.D., Griset Chair in Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman, was a featured expert on a recent episode of ABC News’ Primetime Nightline, exploring reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Professor Meyer was tapped to provide scholarly insights and help the Nightline team examine the tradition of apparitions of the Virgin Mary around the world. The episode was one of five installments in Primetime Nightline’s “Beyond Belief” summer series.
Shakespeare O.C. Milestone for Bradac
HOMAS F. BRADAC, associate professor in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman, opened his 20th season at the helm of Shakespeare Orange County this summer. Under Bradac’s leadership, the company has been recognized with numerous awards, including Outstanding Arts Organization by Arts Orange County and the Disneyland Community Service Award. Before moving to the Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, Shakespeare O.C. staged its productions in the Waltmar Theatre on campus. This year’s season continued through Aug. 20. www.shakespeareoc.org
Final Shuttle Flight a Lofty Moment
hile most followers of NASA’s space shuttle program watched the final July 8 launch on television and computer screens, two Chapman University scholars viewed it as media members covering the end of the historic program. ANNA LEAHY, PH.D., associate professor of English, and her husband, Leatherby Libraries Associate Librarian DOUGLAS DECHOW, PH.D., write Lofty Ambitions, a blog about aerospace, aviation history and related issues. They covered Atlantis’ final launch in the blog and were also featured in a BBC News article titled “U.S. Shuttle Goodbyes: Your Stories” after they witnessed the launch of Endeavour in May. In the BBC piece, the two say: “There was low cloud cover for Endeavour’s last launch, and it looked as if the cloud reached down to suck the spacecraft in. And then we felt the heat from the liftoff — at three miles away. “The end of the space shuttle program does not mean the end of space exploration by the United States. … We should remember that there was a lag between Apollo and the space shuttle too. This summer is not the end of everything in space for the U.S. In fact, it invites global collaboration in maintaining a human presence in space.” SUMMER 2011
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RALPH TOMLINSON Ralph L. Tomlinson Jr., a devoted supporter of Chapman University and an enthusiastic toy collector whose generosity made possible the extraordinary antique toy exhibit at Leatherby Libraries, died July 7. He was 83. Tomlinson was a member of the university’s Board of Governors and the Leatherby Libraries Board, and formerly served on the committee for American Celebration. He also served as an advisory member of the President’s Circle. Tomlinson will be remembered for his charity, energy and zeal, said Sheryl Bourgeois, executive vice president for University Advancement. “Ralph was a force of nature, always enthusiastic and ebullient, never less than fascinated by life and everything around him. He changed the lives of hundreds of people through his humanitarian interests and his giant, giving heart,” Bourgeois said. Tomlinson was born in Hannibal, Mo., and his family moved to Glendale, Calif., when he was 8 years old. Drafted into the Army at 25, he served in Korea, returning home to work in several motorcycle and car dealerships. He then established a successful home repair and remodeling business, which he operated until he retired in 1989. His abiding passion for toy collecting began in the 1960s as an outgrowth of a toyless Christmas when he turned 15 and
his parents decided clothes were a more fitting gift. “I kept that in the back of my mind, and when I had children of my own, I immediately began buying toys,” he told Pinnacle magazine in a 2006 interview. The collection grew into the thousands and included a vast assortment of vintage and antique toys from the mid-1800s to the 1950s. In a 1998 Los Angeles Times feature story on Tomlinson and his collection, Jack Herbert, an antique toy consultant for the Sotheby's and Christy's auction houses, described it as one of the best collections on the West Coast. In 2005, Tomlinson donated a large share of the collection to Chapman University. The toy collection is on permanent display on the third floor of Leatherby Libraries and is a favorite point of interest for tours and visiting groups. Earlier this year Tomlinson presented President Jim Doti with a collectible toy race car, painted in Chapman colors, to commemorate President Doti’s 20th anniversary as president. “Ralph was always like a kid in a candy store as he proudly showed off his amazing collection,” President Doti said. Cards, memories and condolences to the family may be sent to: Memories of Ralph Tomlinson, c/o Special Events Offices, University Advancement, Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange, Calif, 92866.
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ELEANOR LEATHERBY Eleanor Augustine “Amma” Leatherby, a North Dakota farm girl who went on to become the matriarch of one of Chapman University’s most generous philanthropic families, passed away April 11. She was 83. Leatherby was the widow of the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph W. Leatherby, a former Chapman University trustee. The university’s Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics is named for her late husband, and Leatherby Libraries is named for the Ralph and Eleanor Leatherby family. Leatherby’s daughter, Chapman University Trustee Joann Leatherby, said her mother raised her and her brother, Russ Leatherby, founding director of the Ralph W. Leatherby Center, to always think of others. “I didn’t have the same gifts as her, but I learned from her that I could use what I did have to make a difference in other people’s lives,” Joann Leatherby said. Taking care of others was a hallmark of her mother’s life, Leatherby added. When Eleanor Leatherby married Ralph Leatherby, he was a young widower with two small children, Joann, then 3, and Russ, 5. “I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 11, and she was just amazing, helping to take care of me,” Leatherby said. “If you didn’t feel well she always knew what to say or do to make you feel better.” In addition to her daughter and son, Eleanor Leatherby is survived by her son-in-law, Dr. Gregory Bates; daughter-in-law, Susie; grandson, Doug; granddaughter, Katie Gillin and her husband, Peter; and great-granddaughters, Annie and Susie; her sister, Francis Diblin; and her caregiver, Louis Cozeault. Augustine and Ralph Leatherby supported many Orange County organizations, including Casa de Amma, a residential apartment community for special-needs adults the Leatherby Family named for Augustine Leatherby. She was of Icelandic descent, and “Amma” is Icelandic for “grandma.” Memorial gifts may be made to Casa de Amma, 27231 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 92675. Memories may also be posted at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com
A consultant and former administrator at Chapman University credited with helping to lead the successful Millennium Campaign, Robert B. Sharp passed away April 15 at his vacation home in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He was 68. Friend and colleague Sheryl Bourgeois, executive vice president of University Advancement at Chapman, remembers Sharp as one of the university’s most devoted fans, from his dynamic work as an administrator to his indefatigable efforts on behalf of the Millennium Campaign, which raised $214 million. “We can largely credit the record-breaking success of the Millennium Campaign to Bob’s careful guidance and expansive knowledge about Chapman University,” Bourgeois said. In recent years, Sharp and his wife, Barbara, continued to be generous supporters of the university’s music and business programs. Sharp joined Chapman in 1974 as director of the academic center at the Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. The center was one of several such sites around the country where active military members and civilian students could earn a Chapman degree. “Many of our faculty and staff members fondly remember Bob as an excellent center director and highly effective leader,” Bourgeois said. Following his time in Wyoming, Sharp relocated to Southern California and held several positions at Chapman in the 1970s and 1980s, including special assistant to President G. T. “Buck” Smith and vice president for administration. In 1992 he founded his own company and specialized in consulting to nonprofits. In addition to his wife, Barbara, Sharp is survived by sons Chris and Evan, daughter Suzanne Connors, and four grandchildren. Donations may be made in his honor to Colorado Public Radio, the Nature Conservancy of Colorado or Project Angel Heart. Memories may also be posted at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE An upcoming conference brings critical issues into sharp focus for Judge Carter.
As president of the National Association of Women Judges, Marjorie Laird Carter ’64 will lead her colleagues in tackling concerns such as human trafficking, economic inequality and cross-cultural issues of the courts during a major national conference in October.
ever underestimate one of Chapman University’s global citizens in action. This year Orange County Superior Court Judge Marjorie Laird Carter ’64 is in the thick of global concerns as president of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ). The organization has long been active with many issues, including judicial education and accessible legal services for vulnerable populations. But as the world shrinks, the NAWJ saw a pressing need to focus on global issues and responded by planning a major national conference focusing on global women’s topics that are often factors in the cases that land in this country’s courtrooms. “With the changing demographics in the United States, we are increasingly aware of the difficulties for many who appear in our courts,” Judge Carter says. Among the subjects to be tackled at the October conference are human trafficking, economic inequality and cross-cultural issues in the courts. Judge Carter, who graduated from Chapman with a degree in elementary education and entered the legal profession as a second career, says travel sparked her interest in global issues. As a leader in NAWJ, she has also attended several conferences throughout the world held by the International Association of Women Judges. This fall she plans to travel to The Hague for a seminar on international law. But Judge Carter, who works out of the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, still makes time to visit the campus, as well as participate in activities at the School of Law. And her ties to Chapman also run deep on a personal level. Since the late 1960s, she and a group of college friends who entered Chapman together as freshmen began corresponding by a series of round-robin letters that traveled from one to the other, with each woman adding photos and news until the letter returned to the first writer and another letter would begin. In the late 1990s they switched to regular get-togethers, and the ties continue for Judge Carter, Sandee White Mirell, Ann Wallace Fisher, Jackie Norwood Diachun and Sheryn Thompson Scott.
“I think that’s something kind of special about Chapman.”JUDGE CARTER
The circle of friends also returns to campus for many events, and were together at the dedication of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel of the Fish Interfaith Center, named for Ann Wallace Fisher’s parents. And, of course, they’re looking forward to the 50th reunion for the Class of ’64. After all, even global citizens love coming home.
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Robert Zamora, BA Spanish ’68 and member of Chapman’s 1968 NCAA national championship baseball team and 1982 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, became the fourth baseball coach in California history to reach 600 career high school victories April 1, when Capistrano Valley beat Dana Hills in a South Coast League game. Zamora is in his 34th season coaching the Cougars. He has led the team to 15 league and six CIFSouthern Section championships.
Chris Burrous, BFA film and
television ’97, left his position as the lead anchor on New York’s WPIX’s PIX Morning News for Los Angeles’ KTLA station. Burrous is paired with Mary Beth McDade, co-anchoring KTLA Morning News on weekends. Chris also hosted the documentary series California Heartland for Sacramento’s PBS station.
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1980s Adrienne Allen, BA criminal justice ’81, was honored by her law school, Washington State University College of Law, in April. After graduating from WSU College of Law in 1985, Allen went on to become an attorney, and in 1994 ascended to administrative law judge. She now lives in Las Vegas and works as an unemployment appeals referee.
Rev. Robert K. Schomp, Ph.D., BA philosophy ’58, served as guest chaplain for the U.S. Senate on May 19 at the recommendation of the office of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry. All of “Dr. Bob’s” settled pastorates were in Texas. Since his retirement in 2000, however, as senior minister of First Christian in Lufkin, Texas, he has served five transitional ministries in four different states (Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma). He is currently serving as the transitional minister of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tulsa, Okla. Rev. Schomp and his wife of 50 years, Nancy, make their permanent home in Granbury, Texas.
area medical director, chief of occupational medicine and an emergency physician for Kaiser Permanente Orange County. Dr. Pitts is board certified in both emergency and occupational medicine. He is also an associate clinical professor of emergency and occupational medicine at the University of California, Irvine. His Ph.D. research, which focused on successful entry of new physicians into a complex healthcare environment, was recognized by INFORMS, the leading management science organization in the world.
physical therapy ’97, and his wife Katie (McCoy) Charlston welcomed their second child, Adelaide Grace Charlston, on May 19.
Richard T. Pitts, DO, Ph.D., BS
Chemistry ’70, recently completed his leadership as president of the Orange County Medical Association. He currently serves as an assistant
▲ Laura Fauteux, BA English ’99 and (MA) ’02, received her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Southern California in May. She currently resides in Pasadena with her husband and son. Laura and her husband are expecting their second son in August. Laura can be reached at email@example.com
Andrea Sepulveda, BS athletic
California Chapter of ArtTable; a member of the Modern and Contemporary Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the MOCA Contemporaries at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and a founding member of Los Angeles Nomadic Division.
training ’99, recently received the 2011 Orange County Athletic Trainer of the Year award. Andrea works as the head athletic trainer at Northwood High School in Irvine.
2000s Brady Bergeson, BA psychology
Jeffrey Astarabadi, (JD) ’03, was recently elevated from special counsel to principal in the Much Shelist’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Based in the firm’s Orange County, Calif., office, Astarabadi’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation, representing clients in both the prosecution and defense of complex business and real estate matters.
▲ Rebecca Taylor, BA business
Julianne (Rosenfeld) Askew,
administration ’03, was recently appointed communications director at New York’s MoMA PS1, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. Before working with MoMA PS1, Rebecca served as senior communications specialist at The J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles and as the public relations coordinator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Rebecca is also an executive board member and the chair of membership for the Southern
BA communications ’05, and David Askew, BS business administration ’05, were married at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, Calif., on May 2, 2009. Chapman graduates in the wedding party included bridesmaid Sophia Kalawi, BS food science and nutrition ’05, and groomsmen Robb Rosenfeld, BA business administration ’04, and Matt Arick, BA legal studies ’06. Julianne works as a marketing specialist and David is a financial adviser. The couple currently resides in Orange.
’00, was named Western Oregon University’s head men’s basketball coach in April. While attending Chapman, Brady served as the basketball team’s point guard for four years, and was named the university’s student-athlete of the year during his senior year.
communications ’07, at the Nixon Library and Gardens in Yorba Linda, Calif., in October. Alumni in the wedding party included best men Greg Vanden Bosch ’07 and Eric Grasmeyer ’07, and groomsman Morgan Williams ’07. Bridesmaids included Kathryn Quilty ’07, Laura Fitzgerald ’07, and Juri Ko ’08. Maggie works as a financial analyst at the Chapman School of Law and is completing her master’s degree in organizational leadership. Joe is finishing up his last year at Chapman Law and is taking the California Bar Exam this summer. The couple resides in Orange.
▲ Mary (Acuna) Ruiz, BA theatre and dance ’02, with husband Humberto and their son, Gabriel, celebrating Easter.
Joe Werner, BA legal studies ’07, married Maggie Wilder, BA
Erin DeSeure, BFA theatre performance ’08, earned her master of arts in theatre at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May. She is currently the assistant director for The Sound of Music at Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park.
▲ James Moore, political
Nicholas Shierts ’07 of Santa Clarita,
science and a minor in music ’07, graduated from Chapman University School of Law in May and will be taking the California Bar Exam in July. His wife, Kristen (Paulsen) Moore, BA English ’07, graduated from USC with a master’s degree in social work. She made the Dean’s Scholar List and was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi.
Calif., has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Central Los Angeles Area office.
Gina Biviano, BS athletic training ’08, was hired at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, Calif., as an athletic trainer after receiving her master’s in kinesiology from San Jose State University. Biviano works three days a week at Drake, analyzing and treating athletic injuries, financed by the school’s booster club The Benchwarmers.
Ryan Corry, BA political science and English ’08, was recently named annual fund director for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Ryan recently served as the annual giving manager at Chapman. He is looking forward to the wide array of educational programs that The Smith Center will provide to students.
2010s Graig A. Withrow ’10, received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at the Officer Training Center in Newport, R.I. During the 13-week-long training program, Withrow received extensive instruction on a variety of specialized subjects, including navigation, ship-handling, engineering, naval warfare and management.
Noelle Freeman, BA communications and a minor in dance ‘11, was crowned Miss California 2011 in June. Noelle, who performed a Black Swan dance variation for her talent offering, received a $10,000 scholarship from the Miss California pageant. She also advances to the Miss America pageant, to be held in January in Las Vegas.
Cody Mansfield, athletic ▲ David Winnick, MA English literature and MFA creative writing ’09, recently had a novella, Heart of Glass, published by Bad Moon Books. The novella has also been turned into an e-book by Crossroad Press. It is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Crossroad Press for all forms of e-reader and computer.
training ’11, recently won a student writing award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for his case study on “Popliteus Strain with Concurrent Deltoid Ligament
▲ Jamie Rodgers, BA athletic training ’11, has been hired as an athletic trainer with the San Francisco 49ers after completing an internship with the 49ers last summer. Joining Jamie this summer will be summer intern Jon Sung ’12, who will work with the athletic training medical staff delivering healthcare to the players through training camp and the preseason.
Sprain in a Soccer Athlete.” Cody will be entering the doctor of physical therapy program at Duke University this fall.
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell, (MA) ’03 and Ph.D. in education psychology, was nominated for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which will be named next year by the White House. It is the highest award for K-12 teachers who teach science or math.
PANTHERS on the Prowl Maylynn Morales, BA finance ’01, displays her Chapman pride at Machu Picchu during a family trip to Peru. Along with her brother, Erick Morales ’08, Maylynn was able to meet about 30 family members and hear her father tell stories of working in the coal mines with minimal resources. “As he spoke, we passed around blackand-white photographs of my dad’s family rooting from the mid-1800s,” she said. “But my most significant memories come from seeing exactly where and how my dad grew up in the 1930s.”
FRIENDS WE WILL MISS The Rev. John Edwards Nix-McReynolds, BA musical performance ’78, passed away April 2 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif. at age 57. Nix-McReynolds was the senior pastor at Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana and served on multiple boards, including the Santa Ana Unified School District's Attendance Review Board to the National Council of Christians and Jews. He inspired thousands of people weekly and is survived by his parents, wife, two children, four brothers and four sisters.
choir member at First Christian Church of Pasadena and choir director at Altadena Baptist Church. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, David and Frances Tilford, and her son, Logan Spencer Garner. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Logan Stanley Garner; her daughter, Erin Hutton of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two grandsons, Daniel and Colin Hutton of Scottsdale. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Ann Logan of Pasadena; and her brother, Larry Tilford of Lebanon, Ore.
Robert Enrique Jimenez, BS computer information systems ’99, passed
Donald Paul Redoglia, Class of ’75, passed away on Feb. 23 at home
away April 4 at age 45. After graduating from Chapman, Robert received his master’s degree in information science from the University of Washington in 2006 and was recently hired by Tata Technologies while maintaining his work as a contractor with Boeing. Robert is survived by his sister, three half-sisters, niece and nephew.
at age 57. He was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma last October. He
Mark Shepherd, BA government ’77, passed away April 17 at age 57
that stood until 1997. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals’ single-A affiliate
after battling heart disease and diabetes. Mark was a longtime activist for the Democratic Party, served as Democratic Central Committee chairman from 2004 to 2006, and worked as an aide to Rep. Joe Baca. Recently, Mark hosted the Political Hour program for radio station KCAA/1050 AM. Mark is survived by his brother, sister-in-law and uncle.
played baseball at Pasadena City College before transfering to Chapman, where he met his future wife, Georg-Ann Talin. In 1974, Don left Chapman to pursue his dreams of playing professional baseball. Playing for the Peninsula Oilers in Kenai, Alaska, he set a single-season home run record in St. Petersburg, Fla. before returning to Los Angeles to begin his career as a prop maker and construction foreman for the film and TV industry. Don worked on dozens of productions during his 35-year career. In 2001, he joined the crew of Scrubs, which became an extended family as he worked on every episode during its nine-season run. He is survived by his wife, Georg-Ann; her daughter, Ashley; his two children, Lucy and Matt; his
Karen Eileen Garner, BA music ’65, was killed in a car crash on June 14, 2010 near Tonopah, Ariz. Following her marriage to Stan Garner in 1968, she was a substitute teacher, then taught at St. Edmunds Nursery School in San Marino, Calif. until her retirement in 2007. Karen soloed with the William Hall Chorale, the Orange County Master Chorale and played the lead in several productions with Fullerton Civic Light Opera. She was a
mother, Elizabeth; and brothers, Doug and Richard.
Karen Jean Diebel, Class of 1984, passed away April 8 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., where she worked as a registered nurse. Karen is survived by her sister, Shirley Schaubel; three nephews, Shawn, Scott and Stuart; and two great nephews, Myles and Camden.
save the dates!
American Celebration OPENING NIGHT GALA NIGHT
Friday, November 4 Saturday, November 5
This Broadway-style revue and gala is a wonderful showcase for the talented students in Chapman’s College of Performing Arts. But more than that, it’s one of Orange County’s most glittering and uplifting events. Don’t miss out on the fun! For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 714-628-2750
Homecoming and Family Weekend
Chapman University Toyota of Orange 5K Run/Walk
Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16 Saturday, October 15 Friends, football, family and fun For information: Alumni – 714-997-6681 Parents – 714-997-6558
The Flattest, Fastest and “Funnest” 5K in the World! For information: 714-744-7958
Economic Forecast Tuesday, December 6 Segerstrom Center for the Arts A look ahead to the coming year in the Orange County, California and U.S. economies For information: 714-628-2750
‘I love Uganda’
One University Drive, Orange, California 92866 www.Chapman.Edu
As a graduate student in Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts as well as a working photographer, Nick Stenzel (MFA ’12) always has his practiced eyes peeled for a good scene to capture. “It was one of those moments when the setting, the light and the experience all came together,” he says of this photo, taken during a documentary shoot in Uganda in summer 2010. The image of a young student practicing her English by writing “I love Uganda” on the blackboard earned him first prize and $1,500 in a 2011 Costco Connection magazine contest that attracted 28,000 entries. Stenzel is now preparing a series of portraits of Uganda’s “forgotten children,” captives forced to spend much of their childhood as soldiers in guerilla warfare.
Chapman Magazine Summer 2011