John Taden is an International Studies professor from Ghana on the tenure-track. Taden said his broad knowledge on African and global issues will benefit students in their lives after Pepperdine.
SAT requirements create an unfair advantage for students who come from wealthier families that are able to pay for private tutoring. Studies, such as one through Princeton University, have shown that dropping the requirement improves both GPA and diversity of admits.
The Student Wellness Advisory Board held “Love Your Body Week” with a series of events to encourage students to take care of themselves in every way. Junior Healthy Communities ambassador Mallory Finley said in college especially, students need a reminder to love themselves and take care of their social, mental and physical health.
The fourth event of the President’s Speaker Series on Feb. 16 included guest speakers Will Ford III and Matt Lockett — two men who said they were brought together by God. With a long, interconnected family history, Ford and Lockett shared their story of using prayer to change the culture of racism in the United States.
With 200 legacy admits per year, students with family who attended Seaver College in the past know Pepperdine before ever being a student at the school. University Registrar Hung Le said legacy students carry on memories that make up the foundation of the University.
It is easy to forget to appreciate the small joys of life, and it’s even harder to find moments to be completely present. Pixel Editor Liza Esquibias shares how arranging flowers for her apartment brightens her days.
For eight years, Global Learning Week has been a Pepperdine tradition to celebrate, encourage and teach cross-cultural understanding both on and off campus, said Greg Muger, director of the International Programs Malibu Office. With six events throughout the week of Jan. 24-28, students participated in activities and discussions to broaden their global knowledge.
The Seaver 200 program aims to bring first and second-year students closer to their faith on campus and propel them toward pursuing their faith journey once they are no longer required to do so, said Associate Chaplain Rachel Collins. The spring semester will be the first opportunity for students to experience the new format.
Colin Storm, assistant professor of Communication, began his first year as a tenure-track faculty member at Pepperdine in August 2021. With goals to teach his students in a meaningful and enthusiastic way — while promoting mental health and wellness and cultivating personal relationships — Storm said Pepperdine allows him to pursue his life’s calling: teaching.
With only a few years of teaching under her belt, Assistant Professor of Political Science Karie Riddle has discovered how to connect her three passions: faith, feminism and education. As a tenure-track professor, Riddle said she hopes to bring passion and mentorship into the classroom.