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Oppositional Cultural Practice, Integral Theory, & Spiral Dynamics – A Reflection

  The concept of memes resonates with the philosophy of Grace Lee Boggs, an activist philosopher from Detroit Michigan. Ms. Boggs was of the belief that once you have reached a goal, you have stagnated. Her idea was that movements, activism, growth, creativity, art, is in constant movement. It is always in development. The movement […]

JFK University Community Counseling Center Offers Counseling to Those Affected by Ghost Ship Fire Tragedy

In light of the horrific tragedy at Oakland’s Ghost Ship Warehouse this weekend John F. Kennedy University’s Community Counseling Centers are offering to provide low or no-cost counseling for anyone affected. “Our thoughts are with the parents, families, and friends of those who lost loved ones in the Ghost Ship fire. We are deeply saddened […]

Over 300 Come to Build Outrageously Successful Nonprofit Organizations

On Tuesday, November 15, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University played host to it’s biggest event yet, The Philanthropy Symposium – Building Outrageously Successful Nonprofit Organizations. This high-profile event underscores the University’s push to broaden its positive impact in local communities. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University partnered […]

Socrates Comes To JFKU

A dramatic performance of SOCRATES NOW by Emmy Award winning actor and director Yannis Simonides of Elliniko Theatro (Greek Theater) of New York was held at the JFKU Pleasant Hill campus on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.” Presented in collaboration with the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, the performance attracted over ninety guests from the JFKU community […]

John F. Kennedy Celebrates the Holidays by Giving Back to the Community

Two of JFKU’s organizations celebrated the holidays by running collection drives for two important non-profits that serve those in need during this season. The VALOR Center, John F. Kennedy University’s veteran services program, partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts […]

JFKU Sport Psychology Hosts 2017 AASP West Regional Conference

John F. Kennedy University’s Sport Psychology is hosting the 2017 Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) West Regional Conference. The conference will provide students and professionals with opportunities to learn about current research and creative approaches to the field of Applied Sport Psychology. Presenters include several JFKU alums and professionals as well as three Keynote […]

Community Comes Together for the Holistic Research Symposium

Educators, students, and members of the Holistic community were brought together on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to explore big questions at the Holistic Research Center’s Research Symposium. Nearly 50 attendees came out to the John F. Kennedy University Berkeley campus to explore topics ranging from internalized stigma to technology and consciousness, featuring presentations from the […]

Congrats Marine Robert Withers!

Marine Robert Withers was promoted to gunnery sergeant on campus! Next chapter? Legal Studies grad! Today we were honored to host the promotion ceremony of Marine Robert Withers to gunnery sergeant. Robert is a leader in our Legal Studies community who has tackled each challenge with poise, professionalism, and humility. He has served as a […]

Redefining Beauty: A Disability Advocacy Presentation with Dr. Alette Coble-Temple and Rick Guidotti

Once in a while, an individual comes along who completely embodies the idea of perseverance; an individual whose determination to overcome all odds is at once inspiring and astonishing. Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is one such individual. Born with cerebral palsy, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple has gone on to earn a clinical doctorate degree, become a licensed […]

Celebrating a Well-Chosen Path

Two years ago, after facing a life-changing crisis, I pursued a new path that led me to the Legal Studies program at JFK University. As a former stay-at-home mother of four, I frequently told my children, “Doing the right thing is rarely doing the easy thing.” These words proved true throughout my time at JFK […]

JFK University Serves Up Big Wins for Underserved Students and Bay Area Nonprofits

John F. Kennedy University played host to two successful, high-profile events this week that underscored the University’s push to enhance student support and to broaden its impact in local communities. On Saturday, November 12, JFK University honored Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland’s first woman lieutenant governor and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, with the Kennedy […]

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Black Law Student Association Hosts Screening of <i>Soul of Justice</i> Documentary

On Feb. 8, 2017, The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of John F. Kennedy College of Law, in collaboration with Associate Dean and Professor of Law Chris Kanios, began its Black History Month Celebration by hosting a movie night. The selected film was Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson&#8217;s American Journey. Several students of diverse backgrounds [&hellip;]

Patient No More Exhibition at John F. Kennedy University

A new traveling exhibit, &#8220;Patient No More,&#8221; uncovers the stories behind a turbulent April in 1977, when people with disabilities successfully launched protests across the nation to get Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 signed into law. Section 504 made it illegal for any federally funded facilities or programs to discriminate against people [&hellip;]

Now Online! MA Consciousness and Transformative Studies

After nearly 40 years of offering the Master of Arts in Consciousness and Transformative Studies onsite we are now launching a 100% online version of the same program this fall as part of JFKu&#8217;s innovative FlexCourse platform that offers affordable online college degrees. About the Curriculum The program aims to facilitate a combination of conceptual [&hellip;]

John Banks and Dr. Peter Van Oot: The Real Psychology of Virtual Reality

An evening of engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Peter Van Oot, Neuropsychologist; and John S. Banks, Program Chair of the new Masters of Arts Innovation and Creative Technology program at John F. Kennedy University. Exploring virtual reality from their unique academic and professional perspectives, they will provide commentary on how neuroscience is used to [&hellip;]

Social Styles and Versatility: Turning the Fundraiser into a Relationship-Builder

For the majority of today&#8217;s nonprofits, donor acquisition is a reality that constantly has to be addressed, as generous and reliable support is the lifeblood of the average organization. Scouting and identifying prospective donors can become arduous in and of itself, but getting them to buy into your mission &#8211; literally and figuratively &#8211; often [&hellip;]

What Now? A Panel on Immigration Law

On February 25, 2017, the John F. Kennedy University Office of Diversity, College of Law, and Undergraduate Success Center co-sponsored an ImmigrationLaw panel discussion with the Contra Costa County Bar Association&#8217;s Immigration Section. Many students, alum, faculty, and members of the community attended this two-hour panel presentation. The event was moderated by Flavio Carvalho, an [&hellip;]

Embracing Our Futures as Developing Leaders: The Resilience and Strengths of Young Latinas and Their Families

The Latino culture has become so intertwined with American culture, it&#8217;s virtually impossible to tell them apart. While some indicators including language still remain to discern a difference, even those markers are being swallowed up as Latinos/as continue to assimilate into this country&#8217;s society. While America undoubtedly benefits from the addition of such a vibrant [&hellip;]

Campus Security

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current faculty, staff, and students and notice of its availability to prospective students, faculty, and staff. The annual security report, available for download on this page, includes statistics for the previous three [&hellip;]

By the Verde River

Here, where the river slips like Sanskrit From the mouths of rocks, And the hawks in blue swing Above the mistletoe, And the dropped sun does nothing On the water&#8217;s face; &nbsp; Where I sway by plum-colored currents, This as grass, and mad As a hermit, mad with prayer, In a hovel of trees, &nbsp; [&hellip;]

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Presents a Seminar on the Donor Lifecycle

When asked what the greatest challenge of running a nonprofit is, most would answer with one word: money. The need for funds is a constant reality for most nonprofits, and with time and resources at a premium, the need for efficiency is as well. Identifying and cultivating donors can be an arduous process, and it [&hellip;]

Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Speaks Out About Sustainability in Nonprofits

Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, wrote a powerful op-ed piece on the Brentwood Village Resource Center that was recently published in the Contra Costa Times. &#8220;In a recent East Bay Times article, Brentwood&#8217;s Village Resource Center Gets Reprieve, the community learned about the challenges the organization [&hellip;]

Harlem Wizards LEAP Fundraiser

Basketball fans are in for an incredible treat when the Sport Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University brings the phenomenal Harlem Wizards team to Northgate High School in Walnut Creek on April 30, 2017 for a unique afternoon of athleticism and good old-fashioned fun. Started in 1962 by New York sports promoter Howie Davis [&hellip;]

Five Essential Ingredients for Museum Digital Stories and Narratives

Museums are among the greatest storytellers of modern times, so why is storytelling with digital media so complicated? After all, storytelling (digital or not) is still storytelling, but the new flavors of tech are leading to big digital flops in the kitchen. Isn&#8217;t there some sort of recipe we can follow? My master&#8217;s project, &#8220;Beyond [&hellip;]

The Latino Speaker Series: Inspiration for Underserved Populations

The world is full of stereotypes. They inform decision-making, interactions, even the way people think. Thier place in society may have recently been reopened to debate, but there is no question that some are outdated, unfounded, or just plain wrong. The Latino Speaker Series was created in part to eliminate the negative stereotypes surrounding the [&hellip;]

The Effective Use of Paralegals

In the October 2017 issue of Contra Costa Lawyer, Lisa S. Hutton, Chair of the Legal Studies program at JFK University and Juliet R. Jonas, core faculty member in the program, contribute to the redefinition of the role of the paralegal in the field of law. Giving the paralegal more sophisticated, substantial tasks than they [&hellip;]

I Take a Hike

The world appears to be tipping sideways since the election. Some say it must break to be set right. I, for one, am frightened. If and when it tips, who will be broken? Cut open? &nbsp; All of this hums like the refrigerator. I hear it when everything else quiets like four a.m., realizing though, [&hellip;]

Advice To New Students

As you begin, your new adventure at JFK University in the Legal Studies program, we want to share what we wish we had known when we began our first-quarter. Create an academic calendar to keep up with due dates. Try and stay ahead of the work/studying. Don&#8217;t procrastinate or wait until the day it&#8217;s due. [&hellip;]

Juris Doctor

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy Universitys College of Law has been providing highly motivated students of all ages and life circumstances with the tools they need to succeed in the legal profession. Our emphasis on social justice and public-interest law allows students to gain valuable legal experience while providing much-needed services to the local community.

My JFK University Story

In my life, my academic pursuits, and my vocation, I have taken an alternative path. As a young adult, I was compelled by early formative experiences to follow a path that had heart and soul. Guided by an inner insistence that my work be personally meaningful, as well socially additive, I sought to allow my [&hellip;]

Reflections on My First Quarter

People ask me, &#8220;How was your first quarter? I answer, &#8220;Great, I really love it.&#8221; That does not completely sum up my thoughts, but it&#8217;s a start. Depending on the day, I could answer with &#8220;I don&#8217;t think I have ever worked so hard,&#8221; &#8220;This is a whole new language,&#8221; or &#8220;I think this is [&hellip;]