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December Student Newsletter – Winter Registration, Important Dates and Campus Events

December 7, 2017|Comments Off on December Student Newsletter – Winter Registration, Important Dates and Campus Events

  Intersession: Get Ahead in Your Program by Enrolling in a Four-week Intensive Course To learn more about the course offerings for Intersession 17/18. Registration is now open!  To register go to –  SOAR Student Portal [...]

November Student Newsletter – Intersession Enrollment, IDs, Workshops & More

November 6, 2017|Comments Off on November Student Newsletter – Intersession Enrollment, IDs, Workshops & More

Intersession: Get Ahead in Your Program by Enrolling in a Four-week Intensive Course To learn more about the course offerings for Intersession 17/18, go to Registration is now open!  To register go to https://www.jfku/edu/login/ [...]

Current Events Raise Constitutional Law Issues for the Digital Age

October 17, 2017|0 Comments

Supreme Court Must Apply Old Law to New Technology as Policymakers Struggle to Keep Pace On Monday, October 16, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which it will be forced [...]

Changing the Narrative: Bringing Diversity to Hollywood

October 6, 2017|0 Comments

 The face of the United States is changing. Take one look at the demographics, and you’ll see that Latinos are driving this change. According to the Pew Research Center, the Hispanic population accounts for 54% [...]

JFKU Introduces Cutting Edge Innovation and Creative Technology Degree

October 2, 2017|0 Comments

As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, it is driving increasingly rapid changes in our workplaces, lifestyles, and culture. And this trend shows no signs of slowing any time soon. To the contrary, [...]

Alumni in Action – Kelley Menefee (Lynch) (’16)

September 27, 2017|0 Comments

Kelly Menefee is a 2016 JFKU Legal Studies Program graduate that is currently working as a Paralegal. Q: Why did you choose JFKU’s Legal Studies Program? A: I wanted to change my career path and [...]

As U.S. Home Rentals Reach Record Levels, Landlord-Tenant Law Impacts an Increasing Number of Households

September 25, 2017|0 Comments

For residential renters, California generally and many Bay Area jurisdictions, in particular, boast some of the most robust tenant protections in the country. But what good are these protections if tenants do not even know [...]

Supporting Students to Manage Stress

September 12, 2017|0 Comments

There is no way around it. Working in a legal environment is stressful. The number of cases, deadlines, and incredible weight of the responsibility you are shouldering as a legal professional can add up to [...]

One Truth, Many Paths: The Spiritual Journey of Isabella Price

September 9, 2017|0 Comments

Isabella Price is a seeker. It has always been this way. She was raised in a traditional Christian household and the Vatican was seen as law, but for some reason this didn’t quite sit right [...]

JFK University Introduces Trauma Studies Certificate Program Starting Fall 2017

September 7, 2017|0 Comments

Beginning in the fall 2017 term, JFK University College of Psychology will be offering a specialized Trauma Studies Certificate Program. Available in either one or two-year courses of study, the Trauma Studies Certificate Program will [...]

Student Success Story: Transferring from DVC to Start a Legal Career

August 23, 2017|0 Comments

My first quarter at John F. Kennedy University opened up a whole new world for me. I transferred from Diablo Valley College which is barely five minutes away from JFKU. However, I didn’t even know [...]

Storytelling Event Invites Community to Heal

August 17, 2017|0 Comments

The Holistic Research Center is focused on gaining knowledge, shifting perspectives, and promoting deeper understanding within the JFKU and the larger Holistic community. We are preparing to embark on a project that will explore sharing [...]

After Sell-Out Crowd, JFKU to Host Encore Screening of “CRAZYWISE” Documentary

August 16, 2017|0 Comments

Popular Film Exploring Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health Crises Comes to San Jose Campus Following the sold-out screening at JFK University’s Pleasant Hill Campus in July, the documentary feature CRAZYWISE will be returning to JFK [...]

Calling All Competitive Athletes, Weekend Warriors, and Youth-Sports Coaches!

July 24, 2017|0 Comments

Come learn proven, evidence-based techniques for overcoming mental hurdles and improving physical performance from two top experts in the field. On August 12 from 12-1 pm, the JFK University Sport Psychology Department will be welcoming [...]

Guided Imagery: A Psychotheraputic Tool for Healing and Transformation

July 20, 2017|0 Comments

Guided imagery, a therapeutic approach that has had a role in healing traditions for millennia, is increasingly being used in a range of disciplines including medicine, sports performance, leadership and the arts. Imagery has particular [...]

Community Comes Together for the Holistic Research Symposium

July 19, 2017|0 Comments

Educators, students, and members of the Holistic community were brought together on Thursday, May 25th to explore big questions at the Holistic Research Center’s Research Symposium. Nearly 50 attendees came out to the John F. [...]

Bridging the Gap between Nutrition and Psychology

July 18, 2017|0 Comments

John F. Kennedy University is paving the way for formal education in a new area of study that lies between the disciplines of nutrition and psychology. Nutritional Psychology is an applied discipline that provides mental [...]

Sport Psychology Seminar Focuses on Para Athletes

July 17, 2017|0 Comments

For their quarterly professional development seminar in February, JFKU’s Sport Psychology department hosted Dr. Andrea Faull, a sport psychologist and senior lecturer at the University of Worcester whose extensive research and experience working with para [...]

JFK University Announces Thursday Soapbox Lecture and Event Series

July 7, 2017|0 Comments

JFK University is excited to announce the start of a new lecture and event series. Beginning July 13, Thursday Soapbox will be held every Thursday this summer from 7-9 pm at JFK University’s campuses throughout [...]

Remembering Our Soldiers on Memorial Day

May 30, 2017|0 Comments

What does Memorial Day mean to you? For many, it means pool parties, amusement parks, and hanging with friends. Memorial Day has been branded as the time to throw some dogs on the grill and [...]

Sport Psychology Faculty Published in Journals, Books

May 23, 2017|0 Comments

Sport Psychology Program Chair, Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, and Research Director and core faculty member, Megan Byrd, have both been busy adding their voices to the sport psychology literature. Here’s a roundup of their latest contributions. [...]

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

May 22, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

By the Verde River

May 19, 2017|0 Comments

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;   [...]

I Take a Hike

May 18, 2017|0 Comments

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? [...]

Holistic Research Center Gains Momentum with Research Retreat

May 17, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Faculty Member Charles Burack Releases Third Book of Poetry

May 16, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

May 12, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Sport Psychology alum: What are they up to?

April 12, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Presents a Seminar On The Donor Lifecycle

April 11, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Missing Kennedy

April 6, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

JFKU Sport Psychology Hosts 2017 AASP West Regional Conference

March 30, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Harlem Wizards LEAP Fundraiser

March 21, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Dean Michael Graney-Mulholland Seventy Mile Solo Trek to Self Discovery

March 20, 2017|0 Comments

Or how to celebrate your 70th birthday in style. In September of 2016, Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies at John F. Kennedy University, Michael Graney-Mulholland embarked on a 70-mile hike [...]

What Now? A Panel on Immigration Law

March 19, 2017|0 Comments

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's Immigration Section. Many students, [...]

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

February 28, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Latino Speaker Series: Inspiration for Underserved Populations

February 23, 2017|0 Comments

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, [...]

The Holistic Research Center Opens Its Doors

February 21, 2017|0 Comments

On March 5, 2017, John F. Kennedy University will hold a dedication celebration event for the new Holistic Research Center. A night of music and enlightened discussion will revolve around a panel featuring a number [...]

Black Law Student Association Hosts Screening of ‘Soul of Justice’ Documentary

February 20, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Spiral Dynamics Theory and the 2016 Presidential Election

January 25, 2017|0 Comments

The election of Donald Trump has caused a lot of intense emotions. You might be elated that your side has finally won and those sensitive liberals are finally getting their due. The left’s proliferation of [...]

Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Speaks Out About Sustainability in Non-Profits

January 6, 2017|0 Comments

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. "In [...]

‘Patient No More’ Exhibition at John F. Kennedy University Explores the Fight for Disability Rights.

January 2, 2017|0 Comments

A new traveling exhibit, ‘Patient No More,’ 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 [...]

John F. Kennedy Celebrates The Holidays By Giving Back to the Community

December 22, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

December 5, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Over 300 Come to Build Outrageously Successful Nonprofit Organizations

December 1, 2016|0 Comments

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 non-profit organizations”. This high-profile event underscores the University’s push [...]

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

November 22, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

A Perfect Pitch: Giving an effective 30-60 second elevator pitch every time!

November 22, 2016|0 Comments

We’ve all had situations where we unexpectedly meet someone who asks the much anticipated question – “What do you do?” As an entrepreneur, we thrive on these opportunities, as you never know what interest this [...]

Socrates Comes To JFKU

November 21, 2016|0 Comments

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, [...]

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Front Line to Home Front: Moral Injury

November 4, 2016|0 Comments

“22 soldiers per day commit suicide,” stated Jared Anderson, VALOR Center Coordinator at John F. Kennedy University.  “We have lost more soldiers to suicide than we have to the Taliban. This is a major issue [...]

Now Online! MA Consciousness and Transformative Studies

October 11, 2016|0 Comments

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! About the Curriculum The program [...]

For JFKU Alum and 13-Year NBA Superstar, Community Service Is a Slam Dunk

October 10, 2016|0 Comments

It seems as if 13-year NBA veteran superstar Adonal Foyle is everywhere these days! A 2011 graduate of the MA Sport Psychology program at JFK University, he’s been giving us his insight and witty humor [...]

New for 2016-2017: The Kennedy League Blog

October 5, 2016|0 Comments

Welcome to the official blog of John F. Kennedy University, “The Kennedy League.” Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and founded in 1965, JFKU has a rich and varied history steeped in tradition, community [...]

Undergraduate Success Center Opened This Summer at John F. Kennedy University

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

State and local leaders joined JFK University leaders at the Pleasant Hill campus to dedicate the Center, which was funded by a $2.6 million grant As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for [...]

Reflections on My First Quarter

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

People ask me, “How was your first quarter?” I answer, “Great – I really love it.” That does not completely sum up my thoughts, but it’s a start. Depending on the day, I could answer [...]

Congrats Marine Robert Withers!

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Advice To New Students

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Team Projects at JFK University and in Law Firms

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

After completing three quarters at JFK University, I have taken multiple courses in the Legal Studies/Paralegal Certificate program. The vast majority of them included group assignments inside and outside of the classroom on a regular [...]

What Does One Do With a Sport Psychology Degree?

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

I am a professor of psychology and head women’s basketball coach at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. I was recently elected the president of the Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (Division [...]

My JFK University Story

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

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. [...]

Five Essential Ingredients for Museum Digital Stories and Narratives

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Celebrating a Well-Chosen Path

September 8, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]