Special Collections Book Club: Quest for Distinction

February 20, 2017  | 1 min read

The Special Collections Book Club will host the first in a three-part series to discuss Quest for Distinction: Pepperdine University in the 20th Century, renowned historian and Seaver College Dean Emeritus David Baird's new history of Pepperdine. The first gathering will be held Thursday, February 23, from 3 to 4 PM in the TAC first floor conference room.

The tome offers a thorough examination of the university's quest to distinguish itself academically without sacrificing its founding Christian principles. Ably led by members of the Pepperdine community, this discussion will focus on the first two sections of the book and begin to engage with some of the far-ranging themes that make up this compelling new narrative. 

The second session, which will feature a discussion of sections 3, 4, and 5, will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 3 to 4 PM. The third session, which will feature a discussion of sections 6, 7, and 8, will be held Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 4 PM. A pop-up exhibition of related materials from Special Collections will be on view before and after each event.

This is a no-pressure book club (all are welcome regardless of how much of the book you've read), but space is limited. RSVPing is strongly recommended. To RSVP for the sessions, visit the Quest for Distinction registration page