This issue of Pepperdine Magazine features faculty and alumni who have impacted their communities in unique and extensive ways. Communication professor Tom Shadyac is an important Hollywood player who made a pretty uncommon decision; Seaver College psychologist Jennifer Harriger conducts research that grapples with crucial issues of self-identity in young girls; and law alumnus Jay Wolf (JD’ 08) and his wife Katherine fill each day with a demonstration of love and faith that inspires everyone around them.


A girl's obsession with her weight begins earlier than you might imagine.
Jay and Katherine Wolf rise above impossible odds.
The filmmaker gave up his wealth and found that less really is more.
How a picture can be worth a thousand thoughts.


Hundreds of talented Pepperdine students came together this spring to produce the 39th Annual Songfest.

Inside Voices

We want to give our students voices for change and societal good. We want the lessons of mind and heart to be absorbed deeply, and to impact indelibly.

Editor’s Letter

The Council for the Advancement & Support of Education had honored our publication with an award in the category "General Interest Magazine—75k+ circulation" in our district.
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