News and Events
News & Events Recap
- The triennial Parkening International Guitar Competition once again captured the attention of the classical music world from May 29 to June 2. Kosovo-born guitarist Petrit Ceku beat 15 standout competitors representing 10 countries for the world's largest prize purse among guitar competitions. American Alec Holcomb won the separate contest for young guitarists, 17 and under, held prior to the main event.
- The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine debuted their new exhibition of original art, titled "On Location in Malibu 2012: Paintings by the California Art Club," May 19. On Location was the fifth in a series of triennial exhibitions that began in 1999. It consisted of over 70 paintings of Malibu created by artist-members of the California Art Club, the oldest continually operating art association in the state. Many were produced over the previous year especially for the exhibition.
- Pepperdine Libraries hosted author Paul Dickson on May 15, for a discussion of his latest book, the biographical Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick. Veeck is widely considered to be baseball's greatest showman and pioneer.
- The School of Law will host its 2012 commencement ceremony May 18. Three graduating students participated in the ceremony: Chalak Richards delivered the student address, Isaac Agyeman played "The National Anthem" on the saxophone, and Michael Aurit sang "God Bless America" as part of the benediction. Vice dean Tim Perrin delivered the commencement address, while Laure Sudreau-Rippe (JD '97) was named the School of Law's 2012 Distinguished Alumna.
- Pepperdine hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament May 11 to 12, at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu. The Waves played host to Green Bay, Washington, and North Carolina State, after defeating San Diego 4-1 the previous weekend to win their 42nd WCC Tournament title.
- The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) hosted a screening of the social commentary documentary, Miss Representation, on May 9. The film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management, in partnership with the RAND Corporation, hosted the Third Annual Pepperdine Healthcare Forum on May 10, at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. This year's event focused on the current state of healthcare delivery and the benefits of integrated information technology.
- The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series hosted Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and chair of the Christian Film & Television Commission ministry, on May 10, at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.
- A robust schedule of lectures, classes, presentations, hymns and worship, performances, and conversations took place at Pepperdine's 69th annual, four-day Bible Lectures when thousands of devoted Christians gathered on the Malibu campus May 1 to 4 to participate in the event, themed "Living Between the Times: Lifted Up by Romans 5-8."
- The Special Collections and University Archives hosted an exhibit during the week of Bible Lectures, from May 2 to 4, titled "A Window Into Our Past: The Lives of Remarkable Church Leaders," to highlight the lives of several influential members of the Churches of Christ, through letters, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Featured leaders included Norvel (1915-1998) and Helen (b. 1918) Young; George (1886-1962) and Helen (1903-1990) Pepperdine; and J.M. McCaleb (1861-1953).
- The Churches of Christ Heritage Center hosted an open house during the week of Bible Lectures, from May 1 to 4 on the second floor of Payson Library, Malibu. The Heritage Center is a repository of books, documents, photographs, religious periodicals, congregational histories, biographical studies, archival materials, and artifacts of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and the Churches of Christ.