President Jim Gash updated the community in an April President’s Briefing via Zoom. Gash said the next briefing, in June, will hopefully be held in person.
The pilot year of the Spiritual Leadership Cohort Scholarship will begin in fall 2022. Assistant Chaplain Shaya Aguilar said the goal of the cohort is to teach students how to be faith leaders while also offering them mentorship along their journey.
With students returning to in-person activities in fall 2021 for the first time in over a year, Pepperdine Running Club offered an opportunity to exercise and find community on-campus. Co-President Grace McPhaill said she hopes members develop a passion for running while meeting friends.
The Well meets every week in the amphitheater Thursdays at 8 p.m. The goal of the Well is to foster a sense of community among the Pepperdine students, regardless of religious affiliation.
Most people have a favorite spot on campus to study, talk to their friends or eat a good Caf meal. News Editor Abby Wilt shares her favorite spot on campus and how one simple spot brings her immense joy.
Psychology Professor Tomas Martinez talks about his lifetime commitment to give back to his community in the form of community mental health while discussing its significance in minority and at-risk groups.
Pepperdine’s Cheer Squad is made up of 12 members who have a passion to promote school spirit on campus. Coach and Pepperdine (alumna ’20) Kaitlyn Garrison, said the community and dedication the women bring to the team makes it feel like a family.
The Table seeks to repair the lack of Christian fellowship due to COVID-19 with a renewed sense of community, worship and a time for communion. Every Saturday night, the University Church of Christ invites community members to The Table at 6 p.m., at the Brock House.
With Pepperdine students returning to campus, the Graphic staff encourages the community to acknowledge the unique challenges each class is going through and come together to support each other. Showing up for campus events and activities, including athletic games and performances, can be a big way we can cultivate a community with school spirit.
With COVID-19 shutting down college campuses nationwide in 2020, students have been unable to live on Pepperdine’s campus until now. First-years, sophomores and transfer students share their experience of move-in day, decorating their dorm and finding a campus community.