News and updates from Soka University of America
MARCH 2023 | SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
African Luminary Wanjira Mathai Is 2023 Soka Global Citizen Award Winner and Commencement Speaker
Kenyan social and environmental activist Wanjira Mathai, considered one of Africa’s most influential women, is the third recipient of the Global Citizenship Award and will be the keynote speaker at SUA’s commencement ceremony in May. Read
SUA Launches the Inaugural Soka Arts, Music, and Food Festival
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Gaby Moreno will head a lineup of artists performing at the May 6th community-wide festival, launching a new tradition to celebrate the anniversary of SUA’s dedication. Read
Global Perspectives and Inspiration From Learning Cluster Courses
SUA students shared their research experiences tackling social issues from the perspective of global citizenship at the February Learning Cluster Fair—and captured for those who couldn’t attend in person. Read
"The time of youth and life in general is an unrelenting battle of breaking through the walls that confront you. No matter what may befall you, take that one step forward. And with unshakable resolve push ahead in every challenge to the very end. Do it and you will find the way."
— Daisaku Ikeda, Message to the Seventh SUA Student Festival
Being Soka: An Interview With Professor Emerita Gail Thomas
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Professor Emerita of Sociology Gail Thomas discusses her path from a small, Southern town to becoming a founding faculty member at SUA and reflects on issues of gender and race in higher education with SUA’s Maya Gunaseharan. Read
An Alumni Video Interview With Heather Davis '08
Heather Davis '08 shares how she brings Soka values into her work in the public school system in Arlington, Va. Watch
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