News

Technician vaccinates man in SUA recreation center

Nearly 300,000 Served: Soka COVID-19 Vaccination Site Closes

Jun 09, 2021

Soka University of America is marking the 20th anniversary of its Aliso Viejo campus in many ways, but one is especially illustrative of how SUA fulfills its mission of serving the community. This

Shunji Fueki in cap and gown

Undergraduate Honors: Shunji Fueki Is 2021 Founder’s Award Winner

Jun 09, 2021

The 2021 graduates of Soka University of America will be remembered for their resilience during a challenging year. Among them are the following undergraduate students recognized for academic

Abigail Meyer in cap and gown

Class of 2021’s Resilience Celebrated in Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Jun 02, 2021

Called to action by a 92-year-old American civil rights icon, the Soka University of America 2021 graduates celebrated from worldwide locations in a virtual commencement attended by hundreds of

Team Circular pitches concept via online platform

Soka Students Are Winners at UCI New Venture Competition

Jun 01, 2021

Soka students’ innovative thinking and commitment to social responsibility made them winners at UC Irvine’s annual startup competition. The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC

Biplap Karki

“It's Never Too Late” — Biplab Karki ’22 Took an Unexpected Path from Nepal to SUA

Jun 01, 2021

Starting college at the age of 23 wasn’t easy for Biplab Karki ’22, but his doubts about fitting in were short-lived and his SUA experience has strengthened his resolve to help those on the verge of

Trey Carlisle

Soka Alumni Isolde Pierce and Trey Carlisle Receive a Second Fulbright Fellowship

Jun 01, 2021

Last year, two Soka students–Trey Carlisle ’20 and Isolde Pierce ’20–were awarded Fulbright fellowships to conduct research and teach English abroad for a year. The pandemic disrupted their plans. But

Hosts Zane Romano and Corina Giselle on a balcony overlooking campus

Celebrating 20 Years of Educating Global Citizens

May 26, 2021

On an autumn day in 1950, Josei Toda shared a vision with his 22-year-old mentee, Daisaku Ikeda, of a university based on the theory of value-creating education. Fifty-one years after that

Daisaku Ikeda writes at his desk

SUA Honors Founder Daisaku Ikeda as Campus Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Aliso Viejo

May 03, 2021

The Soka University of America Board of Trustees has bestowed two major honors on SUA founder Daisaku Ikeda: the establishment of an endowed chair in his name and naming the undergraduate program

Curie Hall science lab exterior

Soka University Awarded $1 Million Challenge Grant to Boost Science Research Opportunities

May 02, 2021

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded Soka University of America a $1 million challenge grant to establish an endowment to support student summer research in chemistry and biochemistry. The

Founders Hall at dusk

President Ed Feasel: A Message About the Chauvin Trial Verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Dear Soka Community, The Chauvin trial has just ended with former Police Officer Derek Chauvin having been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Just as the prosecution stated at the beginning