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Julie Cosenza – Communication, Learning Disabilities and Higher Education

May 9, 2018|Comments Off on Julie Cosenza – Communication, Learning Disabilities and Higher Education

Let’s face it—no one has ever heard the term dyslexia and felt warm and fuzzy about it. Instead, the term conjures thoughts of deficiency, difficulty, and a fate of academic underachievement. But Julie Cosenza, academic [...]

Roadmap to Latino Prosperity Forum at John F. Kennedy University Paves the Way Toward the Future of Latinos and of the United States as a Whole

May 3, 2018|Comments Off on Roadmap to Latino Prosperity Forum at John F. Kennedy University Paves the Way Toward the Future of Latinos and of the United States as a Whole

What exactly is Latino prosperity? According to Mara Perez, Founder of Latino Futures, the think-tank-centered initiative fueling the Latino Prosperity Movement, “Latino prosperity is Latino socio-economic prosperity for the wellbeing of Latinos in the United [...]

John Banks And Dr. David Peterzel – The Psychology of Virtual Reality 2.0

May 2, 2018|Comments Off on John Banks And Dr. David Peterzel – The Psychology of Virtual Reality 2.0

As the long-heralded technology enabling virtual reality (VR) hits the mainstream, it is raising an entirely new realm of questions about the nature of self and one’s relation to the world and to others. [...]

Holistic Counseling Studies Graduate Pam Costa Talks Sex and Relationships at TEDX Stanford… and the Thursday Soapbox Here at JFK

May 1, 2018|Comments Off on Holistic Counseling Studies Graduate Pam Costa Talks Sex and Relationships at TEDX Stanford… and the Thursday Soapbox Here at JFK

How does one go from a high tech career at places like Apple and Facebook to establishing herself as an expert in sex and relationship therapy? Pam Costa’s journey began with addressing her own struggles [...]

Fall Ferguson – Cultivating The Concrete Jungle

April 30, 2018|Comments Off on Fall Ferguson – Cultivating The Concrete Jungle

People who connect with nature tend to lead healthier and happier lives than people who don’t. In today’s fast-paced society, we have forgotten how to take our proper place in the ecosystem and are [...]

May Student Newsletter – Office of Clinical Training, Tablet Loan Library, Research Paper Workshops

April 30, 2018|Comments Off on May Student Newsletter – Office of Clinical Training, Tablet Loan Library, Research Paper Workshops

Equipment Loans Available to All Students through the Undergraduate Success Center With support from a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Grant from the Department of Education, the Undergraduate Success Center offers a need-based electronic lending library [...]

ModCreative’s Surprise Keynote Speaker Announced! Introducing ILMxLABs Maggie Oh

April 28, 2018|Comments Off on ModCreative’s Surprise Keynote Speaker Announced! Introducing ILMxLABs Maggie Oh

Between roundtable brainstorming sessions, the ModCreative think-tank event hosted by John F. Kennedy’s Innovation and Creative Technology program will feature a 30-minute keynote address by a preeminent Bay Area innovator. That speaker has just been [...]

MOD Creative’s Roundtable Format Promotes Shared Inquiry among Experts, Professionals, Newbies, and You

April 27, 2018|Comments Off on MOD Creative’s Roundtable Format Promotes Shared Inquiry among Experts, Professionals, Newbies, and You

As individuals, each of us has our own unique set of knowledge, skills, and perspectives to bring to the table. When individuals with similar interests and different backgrounds get together to focus intimately and [...]

Dr. Doreen Maller: Trauma

April 26, 2018|Comments Off on Dr. Doreen Maller: Trauma

Dr. Doreen Maller discusses a variety of aspects related to trauma and the way in which it effects people as well as the effect it has on those around them. Dr. Maller is Associate Professor [...]

The New Hippocratic Oath

April 25, 2018|Comments Off on The New Hippocratic Oath

“The New Hippocratic oath should be: I will remember that there is an art to medicine as well as a science; and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemists’ [...]

Fall Ferguson – Reframing The Healthcare Crisis

April 24, 2018|Comments Off on Fall Ferguson – Reframing The Healthcare Crisis

Are we having the wrong conversations about health? The debate over Obamacare and whether it should be replaced or repaired is at a standstill for now. But that doesn’t mean that our health systems are free [...]

MOD Creative Speaker Lineup is Up and Looking Impressive

April 23, 2018|Comments Off on MOD Creative Speaker Lineup is Up and Looking Impressive

The discussion leaders for John F. Kennedy University’s upcoming MOD Creative think tank style event have been announced and they include an exciting array of Bay Area makers and shakers. The MOD Creative event, hosted [...]

Jason Butler Poetic Sensibility

April 18, 2018|Comments Off on Jason Butler Poetic Sensibility

This episode we listen in on Jason Butler, Assistant Professor for John F. Kennedy University's College of Psychology. Jason is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Holistic Counseling department at John F. [...]

A Trip to India and the Teachings of Samaghama

April 18, 2018|Comments Off on A Trip to India and the Teachings of Samaghama

As Western civilization deepens into the study of psychology, inherent similarities between it and eastern traditions are surfacing. In the field of expressive arts therapy this is particularly true. The emphasis on somatics parallels many [...]

John F. Kennedy University Legal Studies Program’s Lisa S. Hutton and Juliet R. Jonas discuss the effective use of paralegals in Contra Costa Lawyer

April 18, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy University Legal Studies Program’s Lisa S. Hutton and Juliet R. Jonas discuss the effective use of paralegals in Contra Costa Lawyer

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 [...]

Renewing Service Learning at JFKU

April 16, 2018|Comments Off on Renewing Service Learning at JFKU

There are many reasons why institutions of higher learning include community service as part of their curriculum. For some, it’s to look good on paper, while others do it to fulfill an obligation to maintain [...]

Kids Save The World

April 12, 2018|Comments Off on Kids Save The World

Our children will change the world; some just aren’t going to wait to grow up to do it. At this week’s Thursday Soapbox Lecture, meet child philanthropists like 9-year old CEO of Oakland-based Livanthropy, Olivia [...]

Meenal Chaudhari And Saira Khan Body Wisdom Through The Chakras

April 11, 2018|Comments Off on Meenal Chaudhari And Saira Khan Body Wisdom Through The Chakras

We all desire a guide. We all desire an all-knowing, supremely intelligent source of ultimate wisdom that will help us move assuredly through our lives. But where is this source? Is it on top of [...]

New Textbook Offers JFK Sport Psych Stories and Wisdom to the Field

April 11, 2018|Comments Off on New Textbook Offers JFK Sport Psych Stories and Wisdom to the Field

The Sport Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University is one of the oldest in the country. That means it’s got a few things figured out about the field and some stories to tell [...]

MBA Student Empowers People to Choose

April 9, 2018|Comments Off on MBA Student Empowers People to Choose

Luxsanaree Limvarapuss, an MBA student at John F. Kennedy University, gets sad and frustrated when she sees people suffering from homelessness.  She says “some of them just lost their jobs or have been chronically unemployed. [...]

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

April 5, 2018|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Alimentación ancestral para la salud

April 4, 2018|Comments Off on Alimentación ancestral para la salud

¿Alguna vez te has preguntado si la comida que tus antepasados ​​comieron tiene algún efecto en tu salud hoy día? ¡Paula Szloboda puede responder a esta pregunta! Paula Szloboda, nutricionista tribal y cocinera terapéutica, estudia [...]

Ancestral Foodways for Health

April 4, 2018|Comments Off on Ancestral Foodways for Health

Have you ever wondered if your ancestors’ diets influence your health today? Paula Szloboda answers this question! Paula Szloboda is a licensed nurse, tribal nutritionist and therapeutic chef who studies the relationship between food and [...]

Raising Funds to Improve the Quality of Life for Animals

April 2, 2018|Comments Off on Raising Funds to Improve the Quality of Life for Animals

Undergraduate psychology student Christian Melton is passionate about animals. So for his Engaged Service Learning project he wanted to use his communication, marketing and public outreach skills as well as his knowledge of the human [...]

April Student Newsletter – Welcome to Spring Quarter, Lucy’s Booth, Campus events

April 2, 2018|Comments Off on April Student Newsletter – Welcome to Spring Quarter, Lucy’s Booth, Campus events

Welcome to new and returning students to the Spring Quarter, 2018! If you are a student that is returning to JFK after taking a break, join us at the Online student orientation to learn more [...]

Sowing the Seeds of Recovery

April 2, 2018|Comments Off on Sowing the Seeds of Recovery

There’s something about gardening. Touching the Earth and rooting through the soil with the sun beaming down can be a calming and therapeutic activity, and is sought after as a remedy for many illnesses. The [...]

Dr. Mark Purcell – Holiday Stress

March 28, 2018|Comments Off on Dr. Mark Purcell – Holiday Stress

This episode we welcome Dr. Mark Purcell, licensed psychologist and doctor of clinical psychology. Dr. Purcell is core faculty for John F. Kennedy University’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and co-author of Mindfulness for Teen [...]

Service Learning as a Vehicle for Change

March 26, 2018|Comments Off on Service Learning as a Vehicle for Change

It’s no secret that this countries’ legal system is flawed. The rash of unmerited deaths suffered by innocent people at the hands of law enforcement along with a disproportionately high incarceration rate are just a [...]

Bhautik Joshi: The Robots Are Coming – The Future of Art

March 22, 2018|Comments Off on Bhautik Joshi: The Robots Are Coming – The Future of Art

John F. Kennedy University Lecture and Event Series Thursday Soapbox, continues the tradition of hosting cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners from around the world. Covering a wide range of topics of vital importance in today’s world, the [...]

Grand Rounds Lecture Series: An Immigrant Child’s Journey Through the Web of Integrated Healthcare

March 21, 2018|Comments Off on Grand Rounds Lecture Series: An Immigrant Child’s Journey Through the Web of Integrated Healthcare

The immigrant experience is a journey that only just begins upon arrival in a new country. Navigating the ins and outs of life in an unfamiliar system can be its own harrowing voyage. The intricacies [...]

Giving Back: One Student’s Experience with Service Learning

March 19, 2018|Comments Off on Giving Back: One Student’s Experience with Service Learning

When Danielle Fowler, an undergraduate psychology student 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 fulfill [...]

Dr. Rasbury And Dr. Mock Courageous Conversations

March 15, 2018|Comments Off on Dr. Rasbury And Dr. Mock Courageous Conversations

Thursday Soapbox Lecture and Event Series John F. Kennedy University Lecture and Event Series Thursday Soapbox, continues the tradition of hosting cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners from around the world. Covering a wide range [...]

JFK University Delivers Mental Health Services to East Contra Costa County

March 12, 2018|Comments Off on JFK University Delivers Mental Health Services to East Contra Costa County

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Provides a Clinical Roadmap for Helping Families in Need   Imagine Maria. Maria is 13 years old and lives with her grandmother and siblings in an apartment in East Contra Costa [...]

JFK University Community Counseling Centers Partner with John Muir/ Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund to Bring Mental Health Services to East Contra Costa County

March 9, 2018|Comments Off on JFK University Community Counseling Centers Partner with John Muir/ Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund to Bring Mental Health Services to East Contra Costa County

The product of a years-long collaboration between the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund and JFK University’s Community Counseling Centers, the East Contra Costa County Mental Health Initiative (ECCMHI) provides much-needed mental-health services to underserved [...]

March Student Newsletter – Spring Registration, New Student FAQs, Commencement, Computer help and more

March 9, 2018|Comments Off on March Student Newsletter – Spring Registration, New Student FAQs, Commencement, Computer help and more

Spring Registration is now open! Registration for Spring Quarter officially opened last week, and we are thrilled that students are already enrolling in their upcoming courses. All students received an email from the Registrar informing [...]

Harlem Wizards LEAP FUNdraising Basketball Game

March 6, 2018|Comments Off on Harlem Wizards LEAP FUNdraising Basketball Game

Harlem Wizards En Route to Walnut Creek to Raise Funds, Laughs, Awareness The Harlem Wizards are coming to town and they’re not afraid to lose. This April, for the second year in a row, [...]

John F. Kennedy University Top Minds | Ora Prochovnick, JD

March 6, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy University Top Minds | Ora Prochovnick, JD

Gender Change, Gender Identity, and the Law Professor Ora Prochovnick teaches in the College of Law, JD Program at JFKU.  In this video Professor Ora discusses the legal aspects of changing one's gender identity. [...]

John F. Kennedy University Top Minds: Professor Ora Prochovnick

February 26, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy University Top Minds: Professor Ora Prochovnick

Housing Tenants Rights Professor Ora Prochovnick teaches in the College of Law, JD Program at JFKU.  In this video Professor Ora discusses Landlord Tenants rights. I'm Ora Prochovnick, professor at the College [...]

John F. Kennedy Top Minds : Professor David Peterzell, PhD

February 20, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy Top Minds : Professor David Peterzell, PhD

The Psychology of Virtual Reality 2.0 Professor David Peterzell teaches in the College of Psychology and Clinical Psychology at JFKU.   In this video, Professor David discusses the concept of identifying the difference between virtual reality [...]

John F. Kennedy University Top Minds: Professor John Banks

February 19, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy University Top Minds: Professor John Banks

The Psychology of Virtual Reality 2.0 Professor John Banks in the College of Business and Professional Studies, Innovation and Creative Technology at JFKU.  In this video Professor John discusses how virtual reality plays a [...]

John F. Kennedy University Top Minds | Dr. Charles Burack & Dr. Karen Jaenke

February 19, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy University Top Minds | Dr. Charles Burack & Dr. Karen Jaenke

The Writings of Eckhart Tolle Dr. Charles Burack is a professor in the College of Psychology and Dr. Karen Jaenke is the chair of Consciousness and Transformative Studies at JFKU.  In this video, the [...]

John F. Kennedy Top Minds : Professor Albert Wong

February 19, 2018|Comments Off on John F. Kennedy Top Minds : Professor Albert Wong

Closing Your Eyes to See:  The Art of Focusing Professor Albert Wong goes into detail explaining the topic of somatic psychology and how it is introduced through certain kinds of psychotherapy. He further explores the [...]

Cutting Edge Thinking Goes Public With Top Minds Video Series

February 19, 2018|Comments Off on Cutting Edge Thinking Goes Public With Top Minds Video Series

Virtual reality. Gender identity. Somatic psychology. Housing policy amid freakish wealth. These areas and issues form some of the most preeminent frontiers of our time, areas where human society is expanding into the unknown. [...]

  • Dr Julie Cosenza delivers lecture to a packed house at February 1st, Thursday Soapbox: Communication, Learning Disabilities and Higher Education

February Student Newsletter – Looking Up Grades/IDs, Writing Workshops, Career Services & Event Lineup

February 7, 2018|Comments Off on February Student Newsletter – Looking Up Grades/IDs, Writing Workshops, Career Services & Event Lineup

Welcome Danielle Adams! New Sport Psychology Academic Counselor Dr. Julie Cosenza did a sterling job guiding Sport Psychology students over the past three months. Thanks Julie! Julie has now passed the baton to Danielle Adams. Welcome Danielle! [...]

January Student Newsletter –  Tutoring Schedule, Work-Study Opportunities & Call for Scholarly Submissions

January 12, 2018|Comments Off on January Student Newsletter –  Tutoring Schedule, Work-Study Opportunities & Call for Scholarly Submissions

Book an appointment with your Academic Counselor! Make sure you are on track with your degree requirements and course plan! Booking an appointment with your Academic Counselor can be done online: Go to https://www.jfku.edu.login – [...]

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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 www.jfku.edu/intersession 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 [...]

Law Students Operate TrialDirector at Mock Trials

September 10, 2017|0 Comments

Students in the John F. Kennedy University College of Law’s Trial Advocacy course recently participated in mock trials at the A.F. Bray Courthouse in Martinez. Mock trial teams were supported by their fellow law students [...]

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’s Oakland Community Counseling Center Provides Essential Services to Alameda County Residents

September 7, 2017|0 Comments

(For more information on the Centers, including how to apply for services, visit www.jfkuccc.org) Through its downtown Oakland location, the JFK University Community Counseling Centers (CCC) extend into Alameda County their mission of making much-needed [...]

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 [...]

JFK University Legal Clinics Make A Difference in the Community

August 5, 2017|0 Comments

Right here amidst the booming economy of the San Francisco Bay Area, a surprising number of our very own friends and neighbors risk losing their homes, their savings, and their families due to a lack [...]

JFKU Community Counseling Centers Continue Proud Tradition of Serving Bay Area Communities

August 3, 2017|0 Comments

(NOTE: For more information on the Centers, including how to apply for services, visit http://www.jfkuccc.org/) Since 1984, JFK University’s Community Counseling Centers have played a central role not only within the University itself but also [...]

Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center Delivers Essential Mental Health Services to the South Bay

August 2, 2017|0 Comments

(NOTE: For more information on the Centers, including how to apply for services, visit www.jfkuccc.org.) For those seeking affordable mental-health care in the South Bay, JFK University’s Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center (CCC) can be a [...]

Community Counseling Center Expands Access to Mental Health Services in Contra Costa County

August 2, 2017|0 Comments

(NOTE: For more information on the Centers, including how to apply for services, visit www.jfkuccc.org.) Through its Concord Community Counseling Center, JFK University offers important mental-health services for underprivileged individuals in Contra Costa County. This [...]

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 [...]

Alumni in Action – Judy Janney (’10)

June 30, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni in Action – Judy Janney (’10)

After a 10 year career as a Systems Analyst/Data Base Designer and Project Manager in IT, followed by 15 years as a stay-at-home mom, Judy Janney decided it was time to consider a new and [...]

Legal Studies Faculty Focus: Beverly Meyers

June 8, 2017|0 Comments

Beverly Meyers is a member of the adjunct faculty in JFK University’s Legal Studies Program. Ms. Meyers has been practicing law for over 33 years. She began her distinguished legal career as a Deputy City [...]

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 [...]

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

May 5, 2017|0 Comments

  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. [...]

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, [...]

  • Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Gregory D. Jans

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 [...]