For the first time, the RISE Summit took place in Elkins Auditorium on March 30. The Pepperdine community came together to share their stories and definitions of resilience, and learn from one another about how to build resilience in the future, said Connie Horton, vice president for Student Affairs.
The Fine Print is a weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This week’s installment discusses some of the problems and privileges that come with living on campus at Pepperdine.
When the Woolsey Fire ravaged through the Malibu hillside, it resulted in ruin, forcing community members to rebuild physically and emotionally. From fire victims and philanthropists to city officials and evironmentalists, current and former Malibu residents share insight into a community forged by flames.
Connie Horton serves as the vice president for Student Affairs at Pepperdine and also leads the Resilience-Informed Skills Education Program. Horton is a Pepperdine alumna, a licensed psychologist and has worked at the University since 2005.
With climbing rates of depression and anxiety, a virtual Fall 2020 semester coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic and socio-political stress takes a toll on students’ mental health. To better assist students and faculty, Pepperdine continues to offer virtual resources for mental health.
Mentally and physically processing one’s response to trauma can take different forms for each individual.
President Emeritus Andrew K. Benton reflects on the events of November 2018.
The Pepperdine Resilience Program launched with its Healthy Happy Hour event to spark an open conversation about mental health.