News and Events
News & Events Recap
- The Fine Arts Division presented its Collegium Musicum, "Si dolce e il tormento: Music of the Italian Baroque," in two performances on Wednesday, Mar. 31, conducted by N. Lincoln Hanks. The concert of vocal and instrumental music featured works by Italy's master composers Claudio Monteverdi, Gregorio Allegri, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Antonio Vivaldi. Pepperdine's Chamber Singers joined the Collegium to perform Allegri's masterpiece, Miserere, for double choir and continuo.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted its annual Global Village and PEPPERJAM! talent show on Wednesday, Mar. 31, at the Drescher Graduate Campus, featuring an international experience of food, music, global business facts, and networking opportunities representing 21 countries.
- The Seaver College Natural Science Division continued its lunchtime seminar series with a lecture by undergraduate biology major, Lindsey Murphy, on March 31. Murphy's lecture, "Stress-induced Proteolysis of FKBP10: Mutational Analysis and Functional Implications," took place in the Braun Lecture Hall of Malibu's Keck Science Center.
- The Fine Arts Division presented a guest artist/faculty recital featuring Pepperdine alumni Lisa Raschiatore, clarinet, and Cosima Luther, violin, with faculty member Sara Banta, piano, and guest artist Margaret Worsley, clarinet, on March 28. The program featured "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano" (1939) by Paul Hindemith; "Soliloquies for Solo B-flat Clarinet" (1976) by Leslie Bassett; "Sonata for Two Clarinets in B-flat and A" (1918) by Francis Poulenc; "Cantilene for Clarinet and Piano" by Louis Cahuzac; and "Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano" (1938) by Bela Bartok.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management (GSBM) and the School of Law Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law at Pepperdine University held their annual Business Plan Competition on Saturday, Mar. 27. Full-time Pepperdine MBA student Tim Kim won the top prize of $15,000 with the business plan for his start-up Flynn Acquisitions, Inc., which addresses recurring problems faced by users of the common socket wrench.
- Pepperdine Libraries partnered with the Malibu chapter of One Book, One City to host longtime residents Dorothy Stotsenberg, author of My Fifty Years in Malibu, and Marian Hall, author of Malibu: California’s Most Famous Seaside Community. They shared their Malibu memories on March 27, in Malibu's Payson Library.
- Kristine S. Knaplund, professor of law at the Pepperdine University School of Law, was elected to be an Academic Fellow for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an organization of the top estate and trust professionals. Only two California law professors have previously been members.
- On March 25, the Student Alumni Organization (SAO) hosted "Night 2 Network: Entrepreneurship," offering students the opportunity to learn how to start their own business, talk with alumni who have proven themselves as business pioneers, and discuss product or business ideas with fellow students. The event featured a panel of alumni, including Bart Baggett (BA '91), who has made numerous appearances in the media as one of America's top forensic handwriting experts.
- Henry Price, the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Music at Pepperdine University, continued the Seaver Faculty Colloquium series with a lecture titled, "Memoirs of a Wandering Actor," on March 25 at Malibu's Payson Library. Price shared an overview of his research into the little-known memoirs of an 18th-century actor, Jakob Neukäufler, whose life experiences brought him into contact with the likes of Mozart, Napoleon and the first King of Bavaria.
- The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics hosted the fifth annual Louis D. Brandeis Lecture with Sanford Levinson, from the University of Texas Law School, on March 25. Levinson holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School and is the author of four books, his latest being Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It).
- The two-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir performed their unique African gospel music in six of South Africa's 11 recognized languages in Malibu's Smothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on March 23.
- The Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture screened of the documentary film, Collision, on March 23 in Elkins Auditorium. A Q&A with Collision's director Darren Doane followed the film, which covers the lively debates between outspoken atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson.
- Mirroring the annual student Spring Break tradition, Project Serve, a group of 20 Pepperdine alumni, faculty, and staff spent three days on a New Orleans construction project with Habitat for Humanity, building a new family home in an area of the city still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
- The Pepperdine Surf Team partnered with Malibu's new Christian Surfers chapter to host a screening of the classic surfing film, Changes, on March 19, in the Surfboard Collection Room at Pepperdine's Payson Library, on the Malibu campus.
- The spring chapel line-up brought renowned author and speaker Sister Helen Prejean to Pepperdine’s Malibu campus on March 17. Prejean spoke to students about the personal experiences that inspired her book Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management named faculty member and researcher Mark W.S. Chun as director of the newly established Center for Applied Research.
- Pepperdine Board of Regents member Terry M. Giles was named custodian of The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia, an institution established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King as a living memorial to her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.