News and Events
News & Events Recap
- Robert Lloyd, chair of the Seaver College International Studies program at Pepperdine University, was announced as a 2009-10 Academic Fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), which aims to "bring together educated minds to explore the threat to democracy posed by terrorist organizations."
- The Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management sponsored a half-day workshop titled "The Executive's Guide to Web 2.0" with expert Chris Rollyson, on Saturday, June 27, at the West Los Angeles campus.
- Pepperdine University hosted its first-ever Nonprofit Summer Institute from Thursday, June 25 to Friday, June 26, on the Malibu campus. The two-day Institute was developed especially for nonprofit partners associated with Seaver College's nonprofit management minor, American Humanics program and Nonprofit Professional Education Program.
- The Los Angeles Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC-LA) honored Linda Livingstone, dean of the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, with the IABC-LA SUCCESS Award at the IABC-LA annual banquet on Wednesday, June 24, at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.
- Education students in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology celebrated their 2009 graduation on Saturday, June 20, at Alumni Park on the Malibu campus. New York Times bestselling author and Pepperdine University alumna Sharon Draper presented the commencement address, while Jennifer Trubenbach, president and executive director of Operation of Hope, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
- The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Boone Center for the Family (BCFF) hosted its first Family of Faith Network Conference, from June 18 to 20 in Malibu, California.
- In a bid to preserve local historic and artistic treasures, the libraries at Pepperdine University have joined forces with the Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum to establish the Malibu Historical Collection at the Pepperdine University Libraries. Retired professor William Clark gave a lecture and slideshow presentation about the partnership in the Payson Library, Malibu, on Sunday, June 14.
- The School of Law at Pepperdine gathered a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution for the 22nd Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution. The three-day event was began on Thursday, June 11, and continued through Saturday, June 13.
- Pepperdine seniors Nick Gaudi, Nathan Newman, and Nate Simon were drafted during day two of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
- Friends of the Center for the Arts Guild and the Crest Associates at Pepperdine University celebrated another successful year in style, as they donned elaborate masks for the annual summer gala theme, "Masquerade into the Night." The event on June 7, at the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue, featured silent auctions, dinner for the 200-plus attendees, and a concert by the popular vocalist Steve Tyrell.
- Matthew E. May, a Graziadio School of Business and Management faculty member at Pepperdine University, weaves a lyrical blend of stories and insights about creative ideas and innovative solutions in his new book, In Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing. The book debuted at No. 1 on 800CEORead.com and No. 2 in the Creativity & Genius category on Amazon.com.
- Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review: The 2008-09 school year brought many great moments in Waves athletics, including NCAA championship appearances and national recognition for some of Pepperdine's most valuable athletes and coaches.
- After three days of high-pressure performances, Emanuele Buono, 21, of Italy was crowned winner of the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition, finishing with a stirring performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre on Saturday, May 30. He received the $30,000 Stotsenberg Prize, a gold medal, and international acclaim.