As issues of Chapman Magazine travel through the Postal Service to destinations far and wide, a new Pop-Up Magazine Mixer is also hitting the road.
The magazine-themed gatherings, featuring President Daniele Struppa, noted professors and all the latest news delivered in-person, are coming to hometowns all across the nation.
This past spring, the Office of University Advancement hosted the first two traveling Pop-Up Chapman Magazine Mixers, in San Francisco and New York cities that boast the largest number of Chapman Family members.
At the events, alumni gathered to share Chapman stories, enjoy drinks and explore different stations, covering topics such as Chapman’s strategic plan and new campus spaces. For those with news to share, there was a chance to submit Class Notes for the magazine. Professors Gregory Goldsmith, from Schmid College of Science and Technology, and Bill Kroyer, director of the Digital Arts Program at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, provided insights from their academic worlds.
Attendees even had a chance to pose as Chapman Magazine cover models.
“Chapman Magazine has always resonated with our alumni. It’s a great theme for our events because it features stories that highlight why our students, alumni and faculty are special,” says event organizer Deanna Blanchet ’12, assistant director of the Chapman Fund. “At our regional Pop-Up events, people learn about Chapman in an interactive way, and we hope they leave feeling more connected to the University.”
Building on the success of the first two traveling mixers, plans are in place to expand the event to reach more regions in 2020. Look for more information on a Pop-Up Chapman Magazine Mixer coming to a city near you.