News and Events
News & Events Recap
- Pepperdine University presented the 63rd Annual Bible Lectures. Nearly 5,000 people traveled to Malibu to hear renowned speakers offer messages on the importance of faith in today's world. This year, the lectures focused on the theme "Life Together: The Heart of Love & Fellowship in I John." The program included over 300 classes, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner programs, morning praises, music and drama groups, and lectures. Classes explored such challenging and varied topics as marriage, premarital concerns, church worship, parenting, and Bible study.
- The Center for the Family celebrated its 10th anniversary and remains committed to promoting healthy relationships and strong families.
- Both the nationally-ranked Pepperdine men's and women's tennis teams were named to the 2006 NCAA Tennis Championships and hosted a four-team regional at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.
- The Academic Forum presented Robert C. Chandler, chair and professor of communication at Seaver College, on the West Los Angeles campus. He highlighted excerpts from the new book Managing Risks for Corporate Integrity: How to Survive an Ethical Misconduct Disaster, which he co-authored with Lynn Brewer and O.C. Ferrell.
- Long-time Pepperdine administrator Bill Henegar and family members gathered behind Stauffer Chapel for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating his 34 years of service to Pepperdine. Colleagues Jerry Rushford, director of Church Relations and professor of religion at Seaver College, and Rick Gibson, associate vice president of public affairs, presided over the ceremony, praising Henegar’s role as a steward of the University's memory and champion of Pepperdine's excellence.
- Karen Martin and Tom Vandergon, professors of biology at Seaver College, received an award from the National Science Foundation in support of the conference held at Pepperdine. The annual meeting of the Southern California Academy of Science is in conjunction with the Southern California Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the California Estuarine Research Society.
- The Graziadio School hosted an alumni event titled "Funding Your Road Map to Growth" at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey.
- Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) students and faculty attended "Clinical Connections" on the West Los Angeles campus to learn how to create a treatment plan that best matches their clients. Barbara Ingram, professor of psychology at GSEP, presented her systematic method for integrating ideas, skills, and techniques from different theoretical approaches to create a coherent case formulation that is tailor-made for individual clients.
- Pepperdine middle blocker Andy Hein and setter Jonathan Winder were named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans.
- The GSEP Office of Professional Development received a five-year accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).
- The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) hosted a "Clinical Connections Seminar" on the West Los Angeles campus.
- Pepperdine men's tennis player Scott Doerner was named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year for the second straight season, and men's tennis head coach Adam Steinberg was tabbed the Coach of the Year after leading the Waves to their 16th straight WCC title and a No. 2 national ranking.
- The Graziadio School's Dean's Executive Leadership Series (DELS) hosted Myrlie Evers Williams, former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- Pepperdine’s School of Law celebrated its 2006 graduation in Alumni Park. The Honorable Wallace B. Jefferson, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, and distinguished alumnus Michael Bidart were honored.
- Psychology students in Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) celebrated their 2006 graduation in Alumni Park. Dean Hirsch, president and CEO of World Vision International, gave the commencement address. James Hedstrom, former associate dean of psychology at GSEP and graduate of George Pepperdine College, was honored as the distinguished alumnus.
- A new exhibition of plein-air paintings of Malibu titled "On Location in Malibu 2006: Paintings by the California Art Club" opened at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
- Earl Carpenter, director of Public Safety, and Lauren Waldvogel, director of Insurance and Risk Management, presented "Coordinators Planning International Trips for Students" at the West Los Angeles campus. The presentation covered security, risk management, and insurance issues necessary for planning a safe and effective overseas trip for students.
- James Wilson, professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, discussed Broken Windows Theory at Malibu's Duke's Restaurant as the Malibu Republic Women Federated featured speaker.
- Miguel Gallardo, assistant professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, was quoted in the American Psychological Association's monthly publication, Monitor on Psychology, about the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology's philosophy of membership. The article details that attention is not just given to GPA and GREs, but to public service, work experience, and ethnic minority and socioeconomic status.
- Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students contributed to the United Way’s annual campaign at Pepperdine.
- No. 2 Pepperdine men's tennis defeated No. 1 and top-seed Georgia to become the 2006 NCAA Champions. This was the men’s tennis team’s first NCAA Division I National Championship and the first time a school of Pepperdine’s size achieved the feat.
- Kenneth Starr, dean of the School of Law, was the keynote speaker at a conference hosted by the American Enterprise Institute's Federalism Project. Dean Starr discussed federal preemption in terms of the American constitutional structure and marketplace.
- Devendra Mishra, adjunct professor at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, presented at the Media-Tech Expo in Frankfurt, Germany, as a preview of the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy to be held in Los Angeles.
- Ronald Stephens, professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, wrote an article titled "Managing America's Schools in an Age of Terrorism, War and Civil Unrest," which was published in the Spring 2006 issue of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health.
- The Parkening, the world’s preeminent international guitar competition with the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition in the world, took place on the Malibu campus. Guitarists from all over the world competed for the coveted Gold Medal.
- Pepperdine Senior Alex Coe was named as one of five finalists for the prestigious 2006 Byron Nelson Award.
- The eighth-ranked Pepperdine women's golf team finished third at the NCAA Championships. Junior Eileen Vargas tied for fourth place to lead the Waves, and was tabbed a second team All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association.
- Waves baseball claimed its 17th West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship and earned the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.
- Pepperdine men's golf made its seventh NCAA Championship appearance at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.
- The Pepperdine University Library appointed Michael Dula as director of digital initiatives. Reporting to Mark Roosa, dean of libraries, Dula, is responsible for developing and implementing a digital strategy for the university libraries.
- The University of Chicago presented James Wilson, professor of public policy at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, with the Alumni Medal, the most prestigious honor given by the school's Alumni Association, at the Alumni Convocation.
- Pepperdine University men's tennis coach Adam Steinberg was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) West Region Men's Tennis Coach of the Year.
- Pepperdine sophomore right hander Barry Enright, was one of 48 players named on the 2006 Roger Clemens Award Watch List. The award is given annually to college baseball's top pitcher.