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Exploring the Border Experience Chapman's semester-long La Frontera - The Border program celebrates the opening of four art exhibitions.

The realities – and concepts – of borders and border issues are complex. When words fail, art can help. With the opening of four new art exhibitions as part of a semester-long arts program, the Chapman University...

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Parity’s The Thing College of Performing Arts pays tribute to the female narrative, planning a season full of shows written and directed by women.

Hollywood is working to bring gender parity to movies. The League of Professional Theatre Women launched an effort pushing for 50/50 gender parity in American theatres by 2020, just in time for the 100th anniversary of...

April Abeyta on basketball court with ball

Spoiler Alert: Competitive Sports Has a Positive Impact on Women’s Lives Filmmaker April Abeyta ’00 examines how playing college basketball helps women build successful lives in “After the Game.”

Twenty years ago, April Abeyta ’00 wasn’t worried about what challenges she was going to face in her career. She was worried about getting cut from the starting lineup of the women’s basketball team here at Chapman...

Artwork by Janire Najera of the border.

Chapman’s “La Frontera – The Border” Project Crosses Disciplines, Expands Minds

Typically, borders are meant to divide. This fall, the Chapman University campus community will unite to explore the concept of “borders” and numerous issues surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. La Frontera-The Border...

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Tickets on Sale for Chapman’s Fall Season of Theatre, Music and More

If you’re a fan of theatre, music, entertainment, sports and art, now’s the time to start planning your fall entertainment season at Chapman University. Tickets are on sale now for the full lineup of...

Miguel Mendoza '24 sits in Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studio.

Camera-Ready and College-Bound Chapman partners with Santa Ana schools to prepare young filmmakers for success on the set and in the classroom.

The lights dim. The room grows quiet. The director yells, “Quiet on the set,” as actors take their positions and the camera operator sets up for a medium shot. The scene could be straight from a Hollywood sound stage...


Historic Gardena High School Art Collection on View at Hilbert Museum

Although it’s only three years old, Chapman University’s Hilbert Museum of California Art has already left its mark on the world of visual arts with its large and iconic collection that celebrates the remarkable...

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Kishi Bashi The renowned violinist and singer welcomes students into his unique performance world as Chapman begins planning to honor Japanese-American heritage.

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Culture, Campus and Community Musco Center Celebrates its Third Anniversary

By Mary Platt and Wesley Pinkham Musco Center emerged in March 2016 as an iconic and beautiful home for the arts for Chapman University and Orange County. The elegant, new performing arts center had seemingly sprung...

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Alumnus takes 15 minutes to step toward fame Nieman Gatus '17 launches his R&B career touring the Philippines

It took Nieman Gatus ’17 roughly fifteen minutes to write “Knots” with his cousin Moira Dela Torre, recording it the same night. It was time well used: “Knots” has more than 3 million listens on Spotify and shifted the...