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Megan Huard, Managing Editor, Pepperdine Magazine

Letter from the Editor

Pepperdine Magazine is the feature magazine for Pepperdine University and its growing community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

A Time of Change

Fall has arrived. Temperatures have dropped, leaves are shifting color, and students once again fill the campuses of Pepperdine University. The start of each academic year is a time of excitement and change, rich with new classes, new friends, and new opportunities.

In this spirit, our fall issue of Pepperdine Magazine takes a closer look at the many faces of change underway at Pepperdine. You’ll read about a resurgence in the Seaver College philosophy program, expansion of the women’s MBA chapter at the Graziadio School, and induction of new members to the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame. For those far from the Malibu campus, we reveal beautiful and high-tech renovations that were recently completed.

We also turn a spotlight on the building up of minds in the Pepperdine community: engaged students who study legal traditions in the Holy Land, retrace Darwin’s steps in the Galapagos Islands, or bring to life the music of Mozart’s collaborators in Austria. We see the building up of hearts as well. Stories of Pepperdine people in service offer a glimpse of the vast array of good work happening worldwide, an increasing reality recognized and supported by the University’s new initiative, Waves of Service.

With this third issue, we further lay the foundation of Pepperdine Magazine itself. Our audience is growing, and readers like you continue to share perspectives on the articles we print. This winter we’re excited to publish the University’s 2009 Annual Report online. Stay tuned for information about how to experience this interactive report, and keep your eyes on magazine.pepperdine.edu for new stories (our next edition will hit your mailbox in Spring 2010).

I hope you enjoy this season of change at Pepperdine and in your daily lives. Thank you for reading.

Megan Huard