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May 22, 2017|#EducationForChange, College of Psychology|

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

May 22, 2017|#EducationForChange, College of Psychology|

Jessica Moniz, Special Projects Coordinator at JFKUCCC The Latino culture has become so intertwined with American culture, it’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’s society. While America [...]

May 19, 2017|Consciousness & Transformative Studies|

By the Verde River

May 19, 2017|Consciousness & Transformative Studies|

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's face;   Where I sway by plum-colored currents, This as grass, and mad As a hermit, mad with prayer, In a hovel [...]

May 18, 2017|University News|

I Take a Hike

May 18, 2017|University News|

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?   All of this hums like the refrigerator. I hear it when everything else quiets like four a.m., realizing though, [...]

May 17, 2017|Events, Holistic Psychology|

Holistic Research Center Gains Momentum with Research Retreat

May 17, 2017|Events, Holistic Psychology|

On Friday, March 31st the Holistic Research Center hosted a Research Planning Retreat: Pushing the Limits of Knowing in Psychotherapy which was held on the Berkeley Campus.   Zvi Bellin, PhD., Director of the Holistic Research Center, welcomed over a dozen participants in what soon would be a think tank for the role of Holistic paradigms [...]

Faculty Member Charles Burack Releases Third Book of Poetry

Famed artisan Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote, “Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.” Charles Burack is a master painter, and recent release—Leaves of Light—his latest masterpiece. Drawing wisdom from nature, the poems ebb and flow like the waves that inspire them; [...]

Giving Back: One Student’s Experience with Service Learning

When Danielle Fowler, a psychology student and adult learner, undertook her service learning project at JFK University, she had no idea what to expect. Service learning is a requirement needed to graduate – a requirement she expected to fill so she could walk; which she is set to do this June. After a long career [...]

May 12, 2017|Events, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy|

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

May 12, 2017|Events, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy|

For the majority of today's non-profits, 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 – literally and figuratively – often [...]

Sport Psychology alum: What are they up to?

Brian Alexander, M.A. '15, has been writing and presenting up a storm so far this year, with numerous published blogs and articles as well as presentations for USA Water Polo athletes. As a USA Water Polo Mental Skills Coach, Brian presented at the Water Polo Coaches Association with a presentation entitled, "Learn, Plan, Perform: A [...]

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Presents a Seminar On The Donor Lifecycle

When asked what the greatest challenge of running a non-profit is, most would answer with one word: money. The need for funds is a constant reality for most non-profits, 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 [...]

The Missing Kennedy

An evening with the author The storied Kennedy clan has a legacy as one of the most influential American families in this countries’ history. Besides giving birth to one of our nations’ most beloved and tragic presidents, the Kennedy family has held a near constant presence in congress since 1947.  Their reach and influence [...]

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