Dawn Bonker

Author - Dawn Bonker

Tattooed Renewal Mastering the art of cosmetic restoration, Kimberly Armstrong (M.A. ’98) transforms lives – including her own.

The electric tattoo needle humming along the edge of Linda Lee Franklin’s eyes sounds like a bumblebee flying a little too close for comfort. But Franklin isn’t worried. The retired schoolteacher is happy to lie still...

Can You Tell Me How to Get … to a Completely Different Street? Chapman theatre students gain unique skills by taking a racy puppetry turn onto "Avenue Q."

Don’t tell Cookie Monster. But some people frown on the prospect of cookie crumbs in monster fur. That was the message during a recent rehearsal for Chapman University’s upcoming production of the triple-Tony-winning...

Match of a Lifetime Chapman students volunteer as stem cell donors and find that in the giving, they are also recipients.

Hannah Magistrale ’19 was a first year business major dashing through Global Citizens Plaza when a friend beckoned her to a table where the Chapman University football team was hosting a drive for a bone marrow...

‘Visions of Chapman’

From her Chapman University office, Lindsay Shen used to watch as students and faculty strode wordlessly to and from Moulton Hall – lots of hurried people against a backdrop of beige walls. “It was a walk-through...

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Feeling Afraid? You’ve Got Company

Do you worry about corrupt government officials? Fret that the water you drink or the ocean, river or lake where you swim is polluted? If so, you have plenty of company. Americans are growing increasingly afraid of...

Drama from the Front Lines A Veterans Day performance taps the power of “If All the Sky Were Paper.”

The mark of a compelling story is that it’s told over and over, sometimes even to the same listeners, who often hear something new in each retelling. So it is with “If All the Sky Were Paper,” the play by Chapman...

Centerpiece of Support Town & Gown’s 50-year commitment has never been stronger, driven by members who contribute in a profusion of ways.

Some organizations turn 50, rest on their golden laurels and just celebrate with applause and nostalgia. Not so Town & Gown at Chapman University. To mark its 50th anniversary, the support group challenged its...

A Cut Above The formal opening of Keck Center marks a milestone in Chapman’s rise as a center of scientific research and learning.

Even as the ceremonial ribbon was being cut outside, students and faculty were already toiling inside, some in the pursuit of cutting-edge advances. Students in General Chemistry I tested nascent skills. A software...

Grateful Threads A spirit of support and gratitude weaves throughout Chapman Celebrates, the University's signature event raising funds for student scholarships.

One is a founding member of the Grateful Dead, another an Emmy-winning television producer. And two are among Southern California’s most dynamic philanthropists. But at Chapman University’s signature fundraiser, they...

New Director of Muslim Life Ready to Teach, Counsel and Tackle Misconceptions

Shaykh Jibreel Speight is the first Director of Muslim Life and a new chaplain at Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center. So his calendar is filling quickly as he plans programs and events to serve Muslim and non...