This issue examines the many faces of change underway at Pepperdine. Seaver College students follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps in the Galapagos Islands; School of Public Policy professor James Prieger discusses economics and the growing telecommunications industry; and in response to inspiring stories of alumni service across the nation and around the world, Pepperdine announces “Waves of Service”­—a new initiative to unite and support alumni as they live out the University’s mission in their personal and professional lives.

Features

NAWMBA Members Start a New Chapter in the Role of Women MBAs.
For years, British philosopher Antony Flew was known across the globe as a strident atheist. Everything changed with the publication of his book, There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind (2004).
What budget cuts really mean Students and teachers returned to the classroom this fall facing the reality of uncertain economic times. Alumni educators offer an up-close-and-personal look at hot topics in education today.
Service has been at the heart of Pepperdine University since its founding, and today members of the Pepperdine community continue to use their skills and talents to find solutions to serve those in need.

Snapshot

Beauty, technology, and environmental stewardship came together in Pepperdine’s recent Malibu campus renovation project, which included major renovations to existing facilities.

Spotlight

The timing of the event coincided with the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Hollie Tucker shines a light on the talents of Houston high school students.
Henry Price and Heidelberg summer music students retrace history in Austria.
Seven more of Pepperdine’s all-time great athletes will be inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame this fall.
When football icon O. J. Simpson climbed into a white Ford Bronco on a Friday afternoon in June 1994, he probably had no idea that he was launching a subsidiary media industry.
James Prieger thinks economics for the growing telecommunications industry.
Seaver College Students Follow Charles Darwin’s Footsteps in the Galapagos Islands.
Dean Ken Starr and Professor Sam Levine Teach Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Legal Traditions in Israel.

Inside Voices

We are highly motivated by this mission because we believe it is the best way our University can strengthen the lives of its students, serve its community, and in so doing, bring glory to God.

The Cut

Finding new ways to stay connected when changes in life pull friends apart.

Editor’s Letter

The start of each academic year is a time of excitement and change, rich with new classes, new friends, and new opportunities.
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