News and Events
News & Events Recap
- Robert William, associate professor of political science and Dan Caldwell, distinguished professor of political science, presented their paper, "Just Post Bellum: Just War Theory and the Principles of Just Peace" at the annual meeting of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association in Tucson, Arizona. International Studies Perspectives published the paper in its November issue.
- Anthony Collatos, assistant professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and consultant Mary Johnson presented “Building Bridges Between Urban Families and Teacher Educators: Renewing Our Commitment to Urban Schools,” at the 2006 National Coalition of Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I Parents annual conference. They presented information on their recent attempts to build a teacher education program designed to better prepare pre-service teachers to work in culturally-diverse urban schools.
- Hung Le, associate vice president and University registrar, served as a keynote speaker at the Institute for Student Services Professionals national conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his keynote address, “Mission Possible: Integrating Student Administrative Services,” Le also presented two workshops: “People Tend to Support What They Help Create: Integration Through Collaboration” and “Leadership for Change: Growing in the Wilderness.”
- Otis Baskin, professor of management at the Graduate School of Business and Management, led the New Deans Seminar for AACSB International in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AACSB is the world's premier accreditation body for university business schools.
- The Pepperdine community participated in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week by taking part in Habitat for Humanity builds, Skid Row dinner services, and a Salvation Army shopping spree with local low-income children. The goal of the involvement was to bring students closer to the realities of abject poverty and to cultivate an understanding of the challenges faced by the more than 80,000 homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles County.
- The Pepperdine Friends of the Family League presented the third annual Savvy Chic event, a celebration of fashion, fare, and friends in support of healthy relationships and strong families. The event featured a fashion show with clothes by Nicole Miller and A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz, as well as a luncheon, trio of beauty makeovers, and silent auction. Shirley and Pat Boone were also honored as the 2006 recipients of the Friends and Family Award. All proceeds benefited the Center for the Family.
- Legendary entertainer Pat Boone and his wife, Shirley, longtime supporters of Pepperdine University, funded a $3 million endowment in support of the University's Center for the Family. The Boones received Pepperdine's 2006 Friends of the Family Award at its third annual Savvy
Chic luncheon when the Center was officially named in their honor.
- Tara Lawrence, manager of homecoming and reunions for Seaver College and George Pepperdine College, was honored by The Montel Williams Show and the Voices Campaign. She was presented with a check for $20,000 for the nonprofit organization she founded, Hats Off For Cancer, which gives new hats to children who have lost their hair due to cancer.
- Pepperdine University’s School of Law won the prestigious National Civil Trial Competition at Loyola Law School, which followed close on the heels of their first place finish the week before at the Third Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.
- Women’s soccer concluded their season with six players earning All-West Coast Conference honors. Pepperdine senior forward Lindsey Redlin earned the second All-West WCC first team honor of her career. Sophomore defender Kelsey Baker and her midfield teammate Emily Wynne were named All-WCC second team, while senior forward Jennifer Brewer and freshman forward Sophia Medina earned honorable mention. Defender Courtney Price, along with Medina, were both voted to the all-freshman team by the league's coaches.
- Dr. Diana Hiatt-Michael, professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, visited the Sultanate of Oman to discuss family-school-community partnerships. A U.S. Middle East Educational Partnership Grant was secured by the Oman Ministry of Education to finance Dr. Hiatt-Michael’s trip.
- The Pepperdine women's basketball team hosted the inaugural Time Out for HIV/AIDS Classic four-game tournament with the hope of raising money and awareness of HIV/AIDS through the entertainment of quality women's basketball. The Time Out for HIV/AIDS Classic was an opportunity for the University and the local community to learn more and give more to fighting the disease.
- Church Relations hosted the 36th Annual Thanksgiving Youthfest, a weekend of worship, fellowship, and growth for high school students, on the Malibu campus. Directed and staffed by Pepperdine employees and students, Youthfest provides a unique opportunity for young people to experience the Pepperdine community. This year's program theme was Integrity 360.