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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to a CDC National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million women and men per year. Domestic Violence Awareness Month...

Introducing UWest’s New Campus Chaplain Interns

Introducing UWest’s New Campus Chaplain Interns

UWest Student Services is delighted to announce that UWest now has two campus chaplain interns serving our students and community: Riveraine Walters and Jessica Zheng, who are taking part in UWest’s first on-campus Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training, provided...

UWest Buddhist Chaplaincy Department Making a Difference at CHLA

UWest Buddhist Chaplaincy Department Making a Difference at CHLA

(UWest Chaplaincy student, Ven. Chandasara leading a meditation session at CHLA. Photo courtesy of CHLA.)   In the early 2010s, Rev. Dr. Jitsujo Gauthier was a PhD student at University of the West. She did her dissertation research on mindfulness-based...

Climate Change Got You Down? Introducing Eco-Chaplaincy Chatbox

Climate Change Got You Down? Introducing Eco-Chaplaincy Chatbox

UPDATE (Oct. 1, 2021) Eco-Chaplaincy Chatbox (Moving Online!) In order to me more inclusive to serve the broader public, the Eco-Chaplaincy Chatbox has been moved online. Anyone interested can join the Spiritual Care for Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety Meetup group...

Upcoming Events

Create Marigolds & Sugar Skulls for Día de Los Muertos

Create Marigolds & Sugar Skulls for Día de Los Muertos

In celebration of Día de Los Muertos, the Office of Student Life invites all students, faculty, and staff to attend a workshop to create marigolds and sugar skulls. Marigolds and sugar skulls are two important symbols for the Day of the Dead holiday, which honors the...

Dr. Lewis Lancaster Lecture – Reincarnation: Body & Spirit

Dr. Lewis Lancaster Lecture – Reincarnation: Body & Spirit

The next installment of Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Lewis Lancaster's "Encountering Life" lecture series is titled, "Reincarnation: Body & Spirit," scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 7:00pm Pacific Time. It will be offered remotely on...

Campus-wide Halloween Trick or Treating Invitation

Campus-wide Halloween Trick or Treating Invitation

After over a year of remote and online interactions, this Halloween season brings much gratitude as our campus reopens to in-person instruction. There is also relief and hope that the end of pandemic is finally in sight and healing begins in earnest. To be able have...

Campus Field Trip to Knott’s Scary Farm

Campus Field Trip to Knott’s Scary Farm

Southern California's largest immersive Halloween experience, Knott's Scary Farm, is back for its 48th year with new haunted attractions, mazes, and rides. The Office of Student Life has organized a field trip to the amusement park on the evening of Thursday, October...