Sacred A Cappella Music Fills Pepperdine Recital Halls
Ascending Voice, the largest and most eclectic gathering ever devoted exclusively to sacred a cappella music took place at Pepperdine. The international four-day festival drew several world-renowned a cappella groups including the Grammy award-winning recording artists Anonymous 4. Provost Darryl Tippens and music professor N. Lincoln Hanks organized the festival, which was of special interest to congregations and groups that maintain a cappella music traditions.
Walter Cronkite Headlines 31st Annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner
More than 700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University gathered for the 31st annual Pepperdine Associates Dinner. During the black-tie gala Pepperdine student journalists staged a complex, multiple-camera, live news broadcast, coinciding with the evening's main attraction: a conversation between veteran news anchor Lester Holt, a Seaver College parent, and the "dean of broadcast news" Walter Cronkite.
Pepperdine Students Give Back Through Project Serve Volunteer Program
Project Serve, Pepperdine's alternative spring break program, sent teams of students to locations within the United States and South and Central America to provide much-needed volunteer service. This year 215 Pepperdine students spent their spring breaks on trips to 14 sites in seven states and six countries.
President Benton Launches Alumni Leadership Council
In an effort to enhance the momentum of recent initiatives supporting alumni, President Benton announced the formation of a new Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) and named Bob Clark (Graziadio '79) as its head. Robert Katch (Seaver '84) was named vice president. The ALC replaces the University's Alumni Board, and several named to the ALC were former Alumni Board members.
Live-Feed Studio Broadcasts Pepperdine Faculty Worldwide
Pepperdine's new live-feed broadcast studio headquartered in the Center for Communication and Business (CCB) connected Pepperdine faculty experts with the world's major news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, FOX News, and NPR.
Weisman Museum Showcases Jim Dine Exhibit
The first major survey of drawings by American artist Jim Dine was exhibited for three months at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. One of the founders of the Pop Art movement in the early 1960s, Dine created colorful images of iconic objects—tools, hearts, trees—that rank among the most memorable works of postwar American art.
Pepperdine Community Builds Habitat for Humanity Home
Students, faculty, staff, and friends opened their hearts to build Pierre's Place, the first Pepperdine University Habitat for Humanity house. Named in memory of former Seaver College Board of Visitors member Pierre Claeyssens, the home was built for the Saravia family of four in Oxnard, California.
Christian Scholar Lecture Series Hosts Scot McKnight
Best-selling author Scot McKnight discussed "The Jesus Creed: Loving God and Loving Others" for the Fall 2006 Frank Pack Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series. McKnight specializes in historical Jesus studies as well as the Gospels and the New Testament.