News and Events
News & Events Recap
- The following Pepperdine schools hosted commencement ceremonies for their graduating students: School of Law, May 20, commencement address by honorary doctorate (HR) recipient Robert P. George; psychology division of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), May 21, commencement address by HR recipient Gail E. Wyatt; education division of GSEP, May 21, commencement address by HR recipient Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
- Pepperdine University Libraries hosted a lecture and panel discussion on May 24 featuring Gail Milissa Grant, author of memoir At the Elbows of My Elders: One Family’s Journey Toward Civil Rights chronicling her experience growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, during the civil rights era of the 1950s and 60s in the shadow of her father, pioneering activist lawyer David Grant.
- The Pepperdine men's golf team returned to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2006 after finishing in a tie for fourth place and one stroke ahead of sixth at the NCAA Southwest Regional in Tucson, Arizona, on May 21.
- On May 17, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art opened David Gallup: California's Channel Islands, an exhibit featuring over 70 original oil paintings depicting the esteemed Southern California landscape painter’s first-hand experiences of the ecosystem.
- The Pepperdine men’s golf and men's volleyball teams were honored May 17, as the NCAA released its public recognition awards for Division I athletic teams with outstanding Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The awards acknowledge those teams in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports and are part of a broad Division I academic reform effort.
- The Boone Center for the Family at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology hosted the third annual Family of Faith Network (FFN) Conference May 7, featuring a variety of expert-led workshops and keynote addresses around the theme “Connecting the Natural and Spiritual Family.”
- Students in the Graziadio School of Business and Management’s fully employed programs joined forces to host a seminar for new and current students, called “Things I Wish I Knew,” on May 7.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University closed the 2010-11 Dean's Executive Leadership Series with David C. Hendler, senior executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment on May 5 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.
- A robust array of lectures, classes, presentations, performances, and conversations were held for the 68th annual Bible Lectures at Pepperdine from May 3 to 6, bringing thousands of devoted Christians to the Malibu campus to participate in the event themed “God's Unchanging Faithfulness: The Steadfast Love of the Lord Endures Forever,” with an emphasis on the Book of Psalms.
- Opening May 3, Payson Library hosted an exhibition of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, the first illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years; 12 prints of illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible were also on display, as well as complimentary brochures on the full work.
- Pepperdine University Libraries announced in early May that the Pepperdine Digital Collections on the Libraries Web site are live and feature digitized versions of special collections and archival materials.