News Tagged as Campus News

Aerial view of Soka University of America's campus at sunset

SUA Opens Nominations for Fourth Soka Global Citizen Award

Dec 04, 2023

Soka University of America is opening nominations for its fourth Soka Global Citizen Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made a major contribution to the global community and

SUA student chorus signs the Light of Hope in front of drawing of Daisaku Ikeda

Honoring SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda: An Extraordinary Life Dedicated to Actualizing the Vows of One’s Youth

Nov 30, 2023

SUA founder Daisaku Ikeda conveyed his hopes and expectations for SUA in an original song he wrote in 2011 titled “The Light of Hope” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SUA’s founding in Aliso Viejo

A student presents during the Impactathon as two people smile and look on

Impactathon Offers Inspiration and Real-World Lessons for Soka Students

Nov 29, 2023

More than 30 Soka students in this year’s Impactathon began the business pitch competition with ice breakers, including a prompt to brainstorm what they could create with candy and plastic toys. Then

2023 scholarship awardees with university officials

Recognizing Our 2023 Scholarship Award Recipients

Nov 28, 2023

The recipients of Soka University of America’s top academic honors—the Ikeda Scholarship, the John D. Montgomery Scholarship, the Soka Merit Award, and the Academic Excellence Award—met with President

SUA student news host

New Video Series Takes SUA by Storm

Nov 28, 2023

The Weekly Soka News, aka WSN, is a dynamic new video series dedicated to keeping the Soka community informed and engaged. The lively student hosts make the videos a weekly source of enthusiasm

Watercolor art of Daisaku Ikeda in front of Peace Lake and Founders Hall with a group of students at his side

President's Message: Founder Daisaku Ikeda’s Passing

Nov 20, 2023

Dear Soka Community, It is with deep sadness that I share with you our university founder Daisaku Ikeda passed away from natural causes at his residence in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on the evening of Nov. 15

Two students wearing teal scrubs review imaging during their neurosurgery preceptorship in Summer 2023.

Hands-on Medical Experiences Prepare Soka Students for the Future

Oct 30, 2023

For several weeks last summer, Zachary Holt ’25 and Yinka Aduloju ’24 woke up as early as 4 a.m. to start their days shadowing neurosurgery cases and conducting neurosurgery research at medical

A student wearing a yellow t-shirt uses a laptop to browse Soka's Career Readiness Hub webpage.

New Career Readiness Hub: Paving the Way for Student Success

Oct 25, 2023

As a one-stop spot that gathers the professional and career resources provided across SUA areas and departments, the online Soka Career Readiness Hub aims to open pathways to success for Soka students

Giselle Velasquez ’15, wearing a pink suit jacket and speaking into a black glittery microphone addresses the gala attendees

Peace Gala Sets New Fundraising Record to Advance SUA’s Mission

Oct 24, 2023

Less than a week after war erupted in the Middle East and in the midst of ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Soka University of America community gathered to support the university’s

A large group of students sit together in the Global Language and Culture Center

Global Language and Culture Center: SUA’s New Hub for Immersive Learning

Oct 24, 2023

Though the Global Language and Culture Center has been open only a few weeks, it’s already Lea Hyzova’s favorite place on campus to study French. “It is very comfy, and definitely enriches my studies