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Meet OURCA 

Anna LeahyOURCA DIRECTOR: Professor Anna Leahy, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in Department of English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Anna Leahy's book Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction appear widely in anthologies and journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, The Journal, and The Southern Review. Her essay in The Pinch was a Notable in The Best American Essay 2013. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs, curates the Tabula Poetica reading series, and edits TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. With Sciences Librarian Douglas Dechow, she writes in the Lofty Ambitions blog.

 

Lisa KendrickOURCA COORDINATOR: Lisa Kendrick received her B.A. in Communications with an Emphasis in Film and Television Production from Chapman University in 1987. She worked briefly for PCTV in Placentia before entering the apparel industry. In 2005, Lisa received a Teaching Credential and taught fourth grade at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Long Beach. She returned to the apparel industry until 2014, when she accepted her position with OURCA at Chapman University.

 

Melissa-IzbickiOURCA ASSISTANT AND LEAD OURCA AMBASSADOR: Jessica Bocinski is a Senior undergraduate student completing her B.A. in Art History and B.A. in Anthropology from the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University. She has participated in several OURCA programs including the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Scholarly Research and Creative Activity Grant, Undergraduate Research Day, and OURCA Ambassadors. Jessica is also an Art Collections Assistant for Chapman University's Art Collections and Vice President of the Art History Club. 

Contact Us

ourca@chapman.edu
714-628-2889
Smith Hall 101B

Mailing Address:

OURCA
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

OURCA Deadlines & Events 
Fall 2017

October 2nd-6th
Randall Dining Commons 
11:30am-1:30pm
Meal Voucher Required 
 
DRAW- Discover Research & Arts Week 
Campus Wide 
October 2nd-5th 
 
Tuesday, October 3rd 
AF 209C
1:30-3:00pm 
 
Wednesday, October 4th 
BK 404 
3:00-5:00pm
 
Super Pac- Getting Involved in UG Research & Creative Activity
Wednesday, October 4th 
AF 209C 
3:00-4:00pm
 
Thursday, October 5th 
AF 209C 
1:30-3:00pm
 
Faculty Workshop- Writing Letters of Recommendation
Thursday, October 5th 
AF 209C
3:30-4:30pm 
 
Tuesday, November 7th
Midnight 
 
Friday, November 10th 
4:00pm
 
Wednesday, November 15th 
AF 209C
3:00-4:00pm 
 
Wednesday, December 6th
Sandhu Confrence Center 
Poster Sessions-TBA 
 
Invitation Only
Wednesday, December 6th
BK 404
12:00-1:30pm