This issue celebrates Pepperdine University’s 75th anniversary through some of the most memorable milestones leading up to this historic occasion. In recognition of other special anniversaries being reached at Pepperdine this year, we take a look back on the 40 remarkable years School of Public Policy dean James R. Wilburn has given, and shine a spotlight on the School of Law’s top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Seaver College Great Books Colloquium as they reach 25 years.


Pepperdine Magazine takes a look at some of the many memories and milestones from Pepperdine’s historic 75 years.
The School of Public Policy dean reflects on 40 intrepid years at Pepperdine.
Dean Tacha hosted a distinguished panel of fellow women judges for an exclusive interview with Pepperdine Magazine.
As student pile more on to their plates, how do they deal with the pressure?
Graziadio School of Business and Management professor Joetta Forsyth offers personal finance tools for planners of all ages.


Alumnus Thomas Bangert works to create sustainable changes in students’ diets.
This fall at Waves Weekend the program reached its own landmark age and celebrated 25 years of engaging students in the study of the most seminal works of literature.
Senior Nevin James recollects the moment he decided to stop dreaming about a project that had been brewing in his mind for awhile but to actually make it happen.
The Center for Faith and Learning (CFL) was founded at Pepperdine to enhance the connections between Christian faith and practice, scholarship, and classroom teaching.
Marty Wilson has spent only months at the top of Pepperdine’s basketball program, but he’s not exactly the new kid on the block.
The historic Saint John’s Bible finds a home at Pepperdine.

Inside Voices

Charles Hall, dean of Pepperdine’s International Programs, explores the idea that studying abroad is a first step toward breaking down social boundaries.

The Cut

Pepperdine Pays Tribute to the Fallen Heroes of 9/11

Editor’s Letter

Pepperdine has special reason to celebrate this year. During the recent Waves Weekend 2011, the University kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration.
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