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Soka students who participated in an Alternative Spring Break pose for a photo

Alternative Spring Break: Tackling a Global Issue Close to Home

May 13, 2022

This academic year, Soka students who wanted to volunteer during spring break didn’t travel to far-flung locations. They stayed much closer to home. After months of learning about social justice and

11 Faculty Members pose with their Merit Awards

Ten Soka Faculty Win 2021-2022 Faculty Merit Awards

May 12, 2022

Ten Soka faculty members received the 2021-2022 Faculty Merit Award on May 4 in a ceremony in the Founders Meeting Room. In opening remarks Prof. Michael Weiner, vice president for academic affairs

Ambassador Andrew Young accepts Soka Global Citizen Award from President Ed Feasel

Ambassador Andrew Young Accepts Soka Global Citizen Award: ‘Don’t Ever Give Up on Peace’

May 12, 2022

“Ninety years doesn’t seem very long to me,” said former US Ambassador Andrew Young, who recently turned 90, upon receiving the second Soka Global Citizen Award on May 4. Ambassador Young traveled

Headshot of Arch Asawa

SUA’s Asawa Begins Three-Year Term as WSCUC Commissioner

May 10, 2022

Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO Archibald Asawa has been elected to serve as a commissioner of the organization that accredits colleges and universities. The Western Association

Facilitator Jaime Dance and panelists Aarohee Bhattarai, Khyla Horton, Erica Baldaray, and Diya Mazumder

Connecting Women on Campus and Beyond to Promote Equality

May 10, 2022

Thirty days is far from enough time to devote to women’s equality, but the events on SUA’s campus during Women’s History Month were designed to connect and celebrate women now as well as act as a

Michael Sasaki poses with a young male actor holding a clapperboard.

Michael Sasaki ’05 Wins Best Short Film at Málaga Film Festival

May 02, 2022

Shortly after his mother died, Michael Sasaki ’05 received a package from Japan. He opened the box, removed his mother’s kimono, put it on, picked up her Japanese hand fan, and began dancing. “My

Mark Okuda, winner of the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, poses with his Ikeda Scholarship in front of Peace Lake and Founders Hall

Mark Okuda '24 Wins Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

Apr 22, 2022

Second-year SUA student Mark Okuda was one of 16 leaders from US colleges and universities named a 2022 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow. Co-sponsored by the government of Ireland and the Council on

A photo of Founders Hall taken across Peace Lake surrounded by flowering purple trees

Soka University of America Opens Campus Grounds to Public

Apr 05, 2022

Soka University is open to the public again. Beginning April 4, visitors from the community could again enjoy Soka’s 103-acre campus perched above Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. The one-mile

Simon Mainwaring holds a microphone and stands on stage in the Black Box Theatre on Soka's campus where he speaks to an audience about Rewiring Capitalism. There is a screen behind projecting some of his presentation points.

The Renaissance Begins: A Critical Conversation with Simon Mainwaring

Apr 04, 2022

To anyone feeling hopeless about the many crises facing humanity, brand futurist and author Simon Mainwaring believes that taking intentional, collective action is the antidote. In “Rewiring

Two women smile at the camera as they sit at a table with menstrual products

Impactathon: Inspiring Social Change Through Sustainable Business Models

Mar 30, 2022

As a young woman growing up in Nepal, Aakriti Adhikari ‘22 had a vague idea of her own biology. With no one around her willing to explain what the word “menstruation” meant, she was in for a