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Employee No. 7 Is Retiring: Wendy Harder Served SUA With Unfailing Optimism and Positivity

Feb 25, 2022

Wendy Harder was working for Mission Viejo Company, which built planned communities including Aliso Viejo, when one of her colleagues heard about a university that was facing long delays getting

Central values of Soka University, Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion displayed on a wall in front of clouds and silhouetted mountains in the background

A Message on Ukraine From President Feasel

Feb 25, 2022

Dear Soka Community, Over the last two days, the Russian military buildup on the border escalated to a full-scale invasion of its neighbor, Ukraine. Just as many of you have expressed, I am also

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SUA’s Athletes Show Their Mettle in a Challenging Year

Feb 25, 2022

SUA athletic teams have been demonstrating their resilience since campus reopened after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As students returned to campus this fall, Lion athletes resumed

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Learning Cluster Students Find Meaning in the Wilderness of Orange County

Feb 24, 2022

Twelve Soka students and their professor recently scaled a 4,513-foot mountain and faced a vast expanse of green and silence stretching for miles below. This elevated experience in nature was neither

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Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young’s Fight for the Soul of America

Feb 09, 2022

In 2013, to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Michelle Obama held a White House screening of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. She described the documentary

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James O’Neil Spady Co-Authors Essay About Fight Against Gang Injunctions and Other Faculty News

Dec 10, 2021

Soka University of America faculty advance knowledge in their fields through their research and scholarship outside the classroom. Here is a sampling of recent faculty publications and notable

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Lauren Ng ’19 Is Following a Sustainable Career Path

Dec 09, 2021

A project with SUA faculty during her sophomore year had the unexpected benefit of setting Lauren Ng ’19 on her career path. Before that opportunity, Ng, who is the sustainability coordinator at

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B2B Etiquette Event: Making Connections with Confidence

Dec 07, 2021

Impressing a potential employer while trying to remember which fork is used for the salad can be nerve-racking. Bridges to Business helped prepare SUA students for those moments through its networking

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Curie Hall Dedication Marks a Major Milestone in Soka's Growth

Dec 07, 2021

Erica Koyama ’23 was in awe when she first set foot inside Marie and Pierre Curie Hall on the first day of class. However, studying there this semester has taught her that the new Life Sciences

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Soka Global Citizen Award Nominations Are Open

Nov 17, 2021

Soka University is opening nominations for its second Soka Global Citizen Award. The award, inaugurated last May in honor of the 20th anniversary of SUA’s Aliso Viejo campus, is presented to an