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Chapman University
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Mottoὀ Χριστòς καì ἡ Ἐκκλησíα
Motto in EnglishChrist and Church
Established1861 (as Hesperian College)
TypePrivate
Religious affiliationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)[1]
Endowment$188.1 million[2]
PresidentJames L. Doti
Academic staff581 total; 264 full-time, 318 part-time
Students7,155
Undergraduates5,000 +
Postgraduates1,500 +
LocationOrange, California, United States
CampusSuburban, 75 acres (30 ha)
(Located in historic Old Towne Orange)
ColorsCardinal & Grey          
Sports18 sports teams
NicknamePanthers
MascotPete the Panther
Websitewww.chapman.edu
 
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Chapman University
Chapman University logo.gif
Mottoὀ Χριστòς καì ἡ Ἐκκλησíα
Motto in EnglishChrist and Church
Established1861 (as Hesperian College)
TypePrivate
Religious affiliationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)[1]
Endowment$188.1 million[2]
PresidentJames L. Doti
Academic staff581 total; 264 full-time, 318 part-time
Students7,155
Undergraduates5,000 +
Postgraduates1,500 +
LocationOrange, California, United States
CampusSuburban, 75 acres (30 ha)
(Located in historic Old Towne Orange)
ColorsCardinal & Grey          
Sports18 sports teams
NicknamePanthers
MascotPete the Panther
Websitewww.chapman.edu

Chapman University is a private, non-profit university located in Orange, California affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).[1] Chapman University encompasses seven schools and colleges: Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Schmid College of Science & Technology, College of Performing Arts, Dale E. Fowler School of Law and College of Educational Studies. For the 2010–11 academic year, Chapman University enrolled 6,398 students.[3]

History and background[edit]

Williams Mall, with Memorial Hall (left) and Smith Hall (right)

Founded as Hesperian College, the school began classes on March 4, 1861. Its opening was timed to coincide with the hour of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration.[4] Hesperian admitted students of both sexes and all races.[5]

In 1920, the assets of Hesperian College were absorbed by California Christian College, which held classes in downtown Los Angeles. In 1934, the school was renamed Chapman College,[6] after the chairman of its board of trustees (and primary benefactor), C.C. Chapman. In 1954, Chapman College moved to its present campus in the city of Orange.[6]

Chapman established a Residence Education Center Program to serve military personnel in 1958. This evolved into the Chapman University College.

Chapman University is the largest private university in Orange County, and is ranked[when?] in the U.S. News and World Report's top-tier of western region colleges and universities.[7] It comprises three schools and five colleges, including the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Pharmacy, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the College of Educational Studies, the College of Performing Arts, the Schmid College of Science, and the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It offers 46 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. Chapman co-produces the OC Channel in a partnership with KOCE.[8]

Sculpture of Charles C. Chapman, founder and namesake of Chapman University, created by sculptor Raymond Persinger.
Wilkinson Hall


Schmid Gate, built in 2005.

Chapman College became Chapman University in 1991.[6] In that year, Dr. James L. Doti became president of Chapman University. Dr. Doti has received the Horatio Alger Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was honored by the Council for Advancement of Education as 2003 CEO of the Year. Doti is also chairman of the Association for Independent California Colleges and Universities, and is a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Council of Economic Advisors and serves on the Advisory Committee on Education Excellence.[citation needed] According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Doti earned $1,542,270, which placed him at number 10 among private college presidents.[9]

A section of the Berlin Wall is featured in Liberty Plaza.

Colleges and programs[edit]

Donald P. Kennedy Hall, home of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Argyros School of Business and Economics[edit]

George L. Argryos School of Business and Economics

The Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics is located in the Arnold and Mable Beckman Business and Technology Hall. It is a private research and academic institution at Chapman University.[10]

The Chapman Business School was founded in 1977. The school is named after George L. Argyros, a Chapman alum and former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Argyros has chaired the board of trustees of Chapman University since 1976, and has donated significant resources towards establishing Chapman as a leading national business school.[11] The business school was renamed in Argyros' honor in 1999.

Chapman Business School offers undergraduate degrees in business and a graduate MBA program, in both a full-time, and part-time program. In 2010, Chapman also introduced a distance learning MBA program as part of its Brandman University offering.[12]

In 2008, The Princeton Review ranked Chapman Business School's undergraduate and graduate programs within its Top-25 programs in the country.[13] Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Chapman Business School as #46 in the country.[14]

Chapman Business School is home to a number of leading research centers, and independent research institutes. These include, among others:[15]

College of Educational Studies[edit]

Chapman University's College of Educational Studies (CES) offers undergraduate education degrees, teacher credentials and graduate education degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education. CES has multiple unique degree offerings in teacher education, special education, athletic training, school psychology, school counseling, speech-language pathology and leadership. The Ph.D. in Education program, which began in 2007, offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies and School Psychology.

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts[edit]

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences[edit]

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Chapman University, and is composed of the departments of art, communication studies, English, history, world languages and cultures, peace studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies and sociology. The college is focused on providing a well-rounded educational foundation that leads to a variety of career paths. Collaborative student-faculty research, internships, community service, travel courses and study abroad, student organizations, and several lecture series extend learning well beyond the classroom.

Dale E. Fowler School of Law[edit]

The Chapman University School of Law is located in Kennedy Hall. Law degrees offered include the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in various specialties.

College of Performing Arts[edit]

Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, founded in 2007, operates in divisions: the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre.

The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music provides aspiring musicians with a musical training program, coupled with a liberal arts environment. Chapman University first offered the bachelor of music degree in 1930-31.

The Department of Dance offers students a training program and the opportunity to perform in productions.

Department of Theatre students participate in a theatre curriculum. While earning their B.A. in theatre, students gain real-world experience from working onstage and backstage with organizations such as Shakespeare Orange County and Cirque du Soleil.

Schmid College of Science and Technology[edit]

Chapman University's Schmid College of Science and Technology was founded in 2008, when science-related degree programs (then housed in the Wilkinson School of Humanities and Social Sciences) were migrated to the new college.[19]

Currently Schmid College is divided into three schools. All three schools offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate science degrees, as well as associated research programs and facilities:[20]

In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, Schmid College is home to various centers for research:

Rankings and titles[edit]

In U.S. News & World Report's 2013 rankings of the best colleges in America, Chapman University is listed as 6th among masters-level universities in the Western region.[25]

The George Argyros School of Business and Economics ranked 46th in the nation by BusinessWeek for the undergraduate business program in 2009.[26]

In 2006, Chapman won the XVth District American Advertising Federation NSAC competition and advanced to the National Finals. In the 2009–2010 academic school year, they won XVth District for a second time, again advancing to the National Finals where they placed 1st in the nation.[27]

In 2010, the 25th and 75th percentile SAT scores for Chapman's entering class were: Critical Reading: 540/640; Math: 550/660; Writing: 560/650. The ACT scores were: Composite: 25/29; English: 24/31; Math: 24/29; Writing: 8/9.[28]

Holocaust education[edit]

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education was founded in February 2000; it sponsors an annual Holocaust remembrance writing competition for area public school students, and a regular lecture series.[citation needed] In addition, the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library, funded by Henry Samueli, is located on the fourth floor of the University's Leatherby Libraries.[29]

The Rodgers Center's Director, Dr. Marilyn Harran, was awarded the 2008 Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Educator Award.[30]

On April 11, 2005, 60 years after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, Wiesel dedicated the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library,[30] and a large bust of Wiesel stands at the entrance to the facility.

Athletics[edit]

Logo for the Chapman University athletics program.

Chapman University competes in 19 sports at the NCAA Division III (non-scholarship) level in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

Chapman sponsors nine men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and water polo. The school also sponsors ten women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball and water polo.

Club sports[edit]

In 2011, the women's lacrosse team won the WCLL National Championships in Arizona. In 2011, the men's lacrosse team won the SLC divisional playoff.[31]

Expansion[edit]

Attallah Piazza and Leatherby Libraries

Chapman is currently raising funds to build a 140,000-square-foot Center for Science and Technology on its Orange campus.[32]

Noted people[edit]

For School of Law faculty, see Chapman University School of Law faculty

Faculty[edit]

Alumni[edit]


Coordinates: 33°47′34″N 117°51′05″W / 33.79278°N 117.85139°W / 33.79278; -117.85139[43]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ As of June 30, 2012. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2012 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2011 to FY 2012" (PDF). 2012 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. 
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  4. ^ 1861 Club
  5. ^ Chapman University background
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  7. ^ Chapman profile – EduTrek
  8. ^ About OC Channel
  9. ^ CHE: What Private-College Presidents Earn
  10. ^ Argyros School of Business and Economics website
  11. ^ George Argyros' Gift to Chapman B-School
  12. ^ "Brandman University Introduces Bachelor and Master of Business Administration Degrees at Campuses in... – IRVINE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/". Prnewswire.com. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
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  14. ^ Bloomberg BusinessWeek B-School Rankings
  15. ^ "Institutes and Centers | Chapman University". Chapman.edu. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  16. ^ "Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics | Chapman University". Chapman.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  17. ^ "About | Economic Science Institute | Chapman University". Chapman.edu. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  18. ^ "About | Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society | Chapman University". Chapman.edu. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
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  20. ^ "Schmid College of Science and Technology". Chapman University. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  21. ^ MacVean, Mary. "Camp for stroke survivors enriches lives". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  22. ^ Morin, Monte (8 October 2013). "Higgs boson theorists win Nobel Prize in physics". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "White House Announces National Medal of Science Laureates". National Science Foundation. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
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  25. ^ "Regional University West Rankings". US News & World Report. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  26. ^ BusinessWeek Undergraduate School Rankings
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  29. ^ "Chapman University – Holocaust Education – Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial L". Chapman.edu. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  30. ^ a b "The Spirit of Anne Frank Awards". Annefrank.com. 2005-04-11. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  31. ^ Playoffs – 2011 SLC results
  32. ^ Doti, Jim. "Science surges at Chapman University". Orange County Register. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  33. ^ http://www.leedspiano.com/Home/Competition_History/Previous_Finalists.aspx
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  42. ^ Assembly of California official bio
  43. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chapman University

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