Campus Community Comes Together
To Share Knowledge and Concerns
From Dateline (October 9, 2003)
Campus and community members gathered recently
at three events to share information, and concerns on issues of
how to better serve foster youth, the state recall and peace and
unity since Sept. 11, 2001.
Jennifer Rodriquez, top photo, legis- lative and
policy coordinator for the California Youth Connection, was the
keynote speaker at “Growing Success: Empowering Foster Youth
Through Higher Education,” a one day symposium on the development
of the Guardian Scholars Program that encourages and supports young
people exiting the foster care system and striving to earn a college
degree. Rodriguez, a former foster youth, is completing her final
year of law school at UC Davis.
Five faculty members debated candidates and issues
of the Oct. 7 recall election in a Sept. 29 discussion sponsored
by the Division of Political Science and Criminal Justice and Pi
Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Participating were Keith O. Boyum, associate
vice president for academic programs and professor of political
science, and Stephen J. Stambough, assistant professor of political
science, pictured in center photo; as well as Alan L. Saltzstein,
division chair and professor of political science; John W. Bedell,
chair and professor of sociology; and Raphael J. Sonenshein, professor
of political science.
Don Will, director of Chapman University’s
peace studies program, bottom photo, addressed participants during
the three-day Unity and Peace Conference. The event, held in commemoration
of the Sept. 11 tragedies, featured several speakers, yoga and tai
chi classes, workshops and music and was sponsored by the Center
for the Study of Religion in American Life, Department of Comparative
Religion, Center for the Study of Successful Aging and Division
of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.