Cyndia Clegg, distinguished professor of English, shares her story about the 45 years she spent teaching at Pepperdine. Most importantly, the impact she has made on the institution and her students.
Students are regularly encouraged to study abroad during their collegiate careers. But with Pepperdine’s lack of diverse locations, just how far is the University allowing their students to go?
Pepperdine’s Sustainability program faced successes and challenges with the opening and subsequent closure of the New Zealand Sustainability International Program. Students and faculty are hard at work to find spaces for sustainability in their four-year plan and new ways to travel abroad.
Pepperdine International Programs office announced July 9 the Heidelberg, London, Lausanne and Washington, D.C., programs will all run on time for fall 2021 with in-person classes. IP staff and students adjust to this fall’s pandemic challenges by preparing for their host locations’ COVID-19 guidelines.
Students in Pepperdine’s Washington, D.C., program returned to in-person school and internships while curating strong friendships. Faculty and students alike prepare for the next semester with the knowledge they have obtained over the summer.
Many Pepperdine sophomores spent the past year at home, even though they planned to be abroad. Life & Arts Staff Writer and sophomore Addison Whiten shares how she made the most of her year “abroad” in Whitewright, Texas.
The University has provided several sporadic updates in the past year regarding COVID-19 related changes. In a remote setting, students need clear, timely communication to assess their future plans.
Pepperdine administration decided to permanently close the Shanghai international program, which brought disappointment to a lot of students. The cancellation of the Shanghai program is a financial, political and cultural mismanagement.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment introduces Kala’i Kiaaina, a Sports Medicine major looking forward to studying abroad in London.
Shanghai Director Charlie Engelmann faced unique challenges due to COVID-19, leaving Shanghai in a hurry, living in Oregon for five months under stay-at-home orders and finally returning to the bustling city in August. Over the past eight months, however, Engelmann has missed students the most.