News and Events
News & events recaps
- Students at the Graziadio School of Business and Management (GSBM) logged 220 hours in the last two weeks of February using the new Graziadio e-Conference Rooms tool. The tool is designed to enable students to collaborate with their project teams, fellow classmates, or professors while working from home, work, or while on the road.
The Pepperdine women's basketball team hosted a "Big Sister" clinic for under-privileged children on Saturday, Feb. 28. Eleven girls from the Tom Bradley Elementary School after-school program, in South Los Angeles, arrived at the Pepperdine Malibu campus to watch a Waves vs. Gonzaga game, followed by a Big Sister, Little Sister evening.
- Linda A. Livingstone, dean of the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, was elected to the Board of Directors of AACSB International, the premier association that accredits business schools. Livingstone will serve a three-year term, effective July 1, 2009, and be among 10 prominent management education and business professionals appointed to the board for 2009-2010.
- Pepperdine University was well represented at the 15th annual City of the Angels Film Festival, which took place Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, Mar. 1 at the Directors' Guild in Hollywood. In addition to being one of the sponsors of the festival, Pepperdine faculty member Thema Bryant-Davis, assistant professor of psychology, was on hand to introduce one of the main films, and Anthony Collatos, assistant professor of education, took a group of students to the festival.
- As part of a challenge among sports teams in the West Coast Conference (WCC), supporters of Pepperdine Athletics donated more than 1,000 shoes to Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing shoes to those in need.
- As part of its Youth Empowerment and Research Seminar (YEARS), the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP)sent seven southeast Los Angeles high school students to experience the California Republican Party convention this weekend in Sacramento. They continued their research into the Democratic process that they began last summer when they attended the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
- Pepperdine University signed on as one of the first university clients of the Hertz Corporation global car-sharing initiative. The program provides an economical, convenient, and socially conscious alternative to car ownership on campus.
- Pepperdine alumnus Sean Rooney and Waves men's volleyball head coach Marv Dunphy were awarded the United States Olympic Committee Team of the Year as part of their performance on the Olympic men's volleyball team for the Beijing Summer Olympics 2008.
- Kenneth W. Starr, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Service Award by the Georgetown Law Federalist Society at a ceremony held on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. As solicitor general, Starr argued twenty-five cases before the Supreme Court.
- Sharon L. McClain, adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, was awarded the 2008-09 Pepperdine University Superintendent of the Year Award. She was chosen for her dedication to education, and as the embodiment of the University mission of service, purpose, and leadership.