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George Pepperdine Statue and "Barney's Bench" Dedicated on Malibu Campus

Founder George Pepperdine has a new permanent position at the University: overlooking the Mullin Town Square fountain in the middle of the Malibu campus. A bronzed statue of Pepperdine was dedicated January 13, along with the bench he sits atop, lovingly named "Barney's Bench," in honor of alumnus and football star Barney Barnhart (B '50, GPC). Full story


Social Entrepreneur Nina Craft Empowers Women to Erase Self-Doubt

Better known as "Dr. Neen, the Think it, Do It! Queen," Nina Craft has taken her passion for helping others and entrepreneurship, and founded VisionFocus, a business training and life-balance education company that empowers women to follow her lead in becoming self-sustaining, social entrepreneurs. "My vision is to help 100,000 women business owners in the United States to manifest their mission," she says. Full story


Service Given Freely: Project Serve 2010

Pepperdine students participating in Project Serve 2010 took spring break as an opportunity to assist communities around the world in building homes, mentoring children, providing medical care, and fostering faith. Students traveled to Fiji, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Panama, as well as a number of locations within the United States. Full story


A History of Distinction

As an expert scholar of American society, historian Wilfred McClay did something a little different when he joined the faculty at the School of Public Policy as the 2009-10 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor. His challenged the students of his fall semester class to question the very notion of expertise and the authority implied by the word "expert." "We raised the question, how do we ensure the experts are accountable in their own field?" McClay says. Full story


The Seven Scholars: Meet Pepperdine's Recently Recognized Fulbright Scholars

Every year, a committee of faculty advisors and a team of administrative staff assist a new crop of Fulbright hopefuls, sending off their applications and wishing for the best. This year, 18 students applied, nine became finalists, and, producing a new record for Pepperdine University, seven recent graduates have joined the elite rank of Fulbright Scholars - one of the most prestigious scholarly awards worldwide. Full story


Operation Hydration: Holden MacRae Conducts Groundbreaking Research on Water Bottles

Holden MacRae, professor of sports medicine, is a vision of fitness. As he greets you with his thick South African accent and welcomes you into his office, you'll see the bike he rides to the Pepperdine campus several days a week. In his years conducting research on exercise science, he has learned a thing or two about staying hydrated. Full story


Alumnus Peter Fretheim Receives Inaugural Waves of Service Award

Seaver College alumnus Peter Fretheim ('86) has been named the inaugural recipient of Pepperdine's Waves of Service Award. Fretheim, who was honored for his work serving the poor and needy in Nigeria, accepted the award at the 34th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner, which addressed the theme "Answering the Call" to serve. Full story

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