As summer begins, students prepare for their summer abroad programs. Pepperdine offers a multitude of programs across the globe and encourages students to take advantage of these opportunities to travel and learn.
During their senior years, students make everlasting memories and celebrate their accomplishments, while trying to figure out what’s next. Three Pepperdine seniors share their feelings around their futures after graduation.
Pepperdine hosted the annual Malibu Reception on April 1, welcoming over 600 admitted students to campus. This event was intended to help admits get to know Pepperdine, and ran from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
While students balance their many responsibilities, it is still important to make time to connect with professors. Life and Arts Editor Lydia duPerier shares her experience forming friendships with professors.
Since 2016, Pepperdine’s Advancement Center has hosted an annual giving day. As Pepperdine organizations return to in-person operations, Advancement is reevaluating the best way to reach donors across the schools.
Some people are more adept at taking care of plants than others. Staff Writer Melissa Auchard tells the story of how taking care of six plants proved too much for her.
Pepperdine’s Straus Institute has created training sessions where professors connect with the larger community. The topics include LAPD conflict resolution, a women’s negotiation workshop and SELPA training.
Autumn’s parents Gary and Ellen Tennison shared memories of their daughter Autumn. Autumn was a Seaver junior who died March 7 on campus.
The past two years have not been easy, especially for students who have experienced COVID-19 and had to keep with classes. COVID-19 brain fog has been a big part of this as it is making students lose motivation.
Pepperdine announced a new center launching April 1 — the Center for Faith and the Common Good. Byron Johnson, a Baylor professor of Social Sciences, will help Pepperdine establish the center alongside President Jim Gash.