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Director of External Affairs The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s (LVPAC)


Position Summary: The Director of External Affairs in responsible for the fundraising, marketing and communications for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. The Director of External Affairs will also be the lead staff support for the capital campaign steering committee. Responsibilities include identification, assessment, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects in support of the organization's mission and goals.

Requirements: *Bachelor’s Degree *Excellent communication and interpersonal skills *Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors *Ability to develop relationships between major donors and LVPAC *Proven success in providing strategic direction and daily management of fundraising and marketing activities *Demonstrated integrity to gain the trust and confidence of board members, campaign leadership *Seven years of successful experience in development *Three years of successful experience in major giving and/or capital campaign fundraising *Three years of successful experience in marketing, communications and public relations *Knowledge of Tessitura, Razors Edge, or other constituent management software essential

To apply: Submit resume, three work-related references, salary history and brief cover letter describing interest, qualifications and experience to: Director of External Affairs Search Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 2400 First StreetLivermore, CA 94550 or




Eugene Taylor, PhD
Executive Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School

$10 at the door or contact Smartix
Students $5

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
114 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

Prof. Taylor is internationally known for his work on the American Philosopher-Psychologist, William James and his scholarship regarding Swedenborg’s influence on 19th Century American popular culture.

On his topic for the evening, Prof. Taylor says: “Harvard Professor William James, MD, with his monumental Principles of Psychology (1890) became a God father to the launch of psychology as an experimental science in the US in the late 19th century; he was a co-founder with Charles Peirce of Pragmatism, the first uniquely American philosophy to have international consequences, and with John Dewey and others a primary intellectual force behind the American Progressive Era. His Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) was the first text in the new psychology of religion to take religious experience seriously from a scientific point of view, and as a pioneer in the scientific investigation of human physiology, psychic phenomena, and dynamic theories of the subconscious, James helped launch the modern field of psychotherapeutics. As a professor at Harvard he became a guide and mentor to generations of famous Americans, among them, Teddy Roosevelt, Walter Lippman, Helen Keller, and W.E.B. DuBois.

His father Henry James, Sr., an interpreter of Swedenborg, and his God-Father, the Concord transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, bequeathed to James an intuitive, psycho-spiritual legacy of character formation that James was forced to accommodate to the more rigorous scientific dictates of the era in which his own thought matured.

Our lecture will explore the early roots of William James’s ides as a way to demonstrate the widespread but still under appreciated influence of Swedenborgian and Transcendental thought on American culture

California Department of Mental Health and the Health Professions Announces the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program


California Department of Mental Health and the Health Professions Announces the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program

Eligible applicants should complete the LMHSPEP application and indicate that they are currently employed in the Public Mental Health System. This application is available to download from the internet at: If you have any questions about the LMHSPEP and/or Mental Health Loan Assumption Program, please call 1(800) 773-1669 or (916) 326-3640.

Seattle Job Opening - Public Affairs Manager at Building Changes


Building Changes believes everyone deserves the opportunity for a home, healthy life, and a good job. We unite public and private partners to create innovative solutions through expert advice, grant making, and advocating for lasting change.

The Public Affairs Manager will implement agency-wide communications plan, will work closely with the Executive Director and all members of our leadership and program team, and will supervise one employee and a variety of consultants.

Alumna Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD ’05 Announces Launching of LIFE AND HEALTH TV CHANNEL


Rivka Bertisch Meir, PhD ’05 Announces launching of LIFE AND HEALTH TV CHANNEL, providing the International Hispanic Community tools to improve their quality of life.

The purpose of this program is to provide the world Hispanic Community the know how to improve their quality of life guided by highly qualified professionals. It will simultaneously open doors and opportunities to the international markets to enter and be in close contact and interaction with the Hispanic community. This is the main reason the programs will be broadcasted consecutively in both languages.

It will bridge a cultural and generational gap between cultures offering the appropriate vehicle for the integration of the American people into the Hispanic community.

It is being broadcasted worldwide seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The programming will include segments in the areas of health and well being, with special guests and experts. Topics will include:

-interpersonal relationships
-conflict resolution
-parents-child relationships
-addictions such as smoking
-stress reduction
-how to cope during crisis
-find innovative ways to solve financial difficulties
-finding new solutions to old problems

For Further Information Contact Rivka at 212-726-0406 or 201-363-1391
Or Click on Press Release at

Seattle Job Opening - AUS Core Faculty Member, Science Education


Antioch University Seattle's Center for Programs in Education is looking for a core faculty member, science education. Review of applications begins April 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is Sept. 1st, 2009. For all the details go to:



Alumni Community Web Cast Gathering: Keeping Up with Saybrook
A Monthly Informational Forum

3 PM Pacific, Tuesday, April 14

Our First Gathering will be with Don Moss, Director of the Integrative Health Studies Concentration at Saybrook

Don will present a Web Cast on the new Mind-Body Medicine Degrees and College, and will discuss how these new programs will honor Saybrook's Humanistic Tradition, followed by Q & A.

To sign up, Contact:

Request for Help with Finding Celtic Rockers


From Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, MA '99, PhD '06

Mornin' everyone, There will be a symposium at UC Santa Cruz sometime this summer (date not set) to celebrate the Grateful Dead archive opening. I seem to know a bit about Celtic Rock and the organizers asked me if I could present a bit about how the Dead have influenced this genre. I hear some evidence and have heard musicians talk, of course.

What I'd like to do is interview a few Celtic rockers & present some musical examples. Could anyone assist by a) connecting me with Celtic rock musicians and b)pointing the way to a little funding...? (It's fine to pass this note on .. )
Thanks Lezlie



Educational Workshops, Seminars, and Announcements, and Academic Employment Opportunities or Openings Only


Announcements Must Be 75 WORDS or LESS, and CANNOT BE COMMERCIAL in CONTENT

Maintaining Saybrook's Heritage and Transformative Power


As Saybrook becomes a university, how can it maintain its existential-humanistic roots? How can it hold onto its identity as the scholarly home of the humanistic movement, where students have studied and continue to study with founding fathers, lineage holders, and current leaders in our respective disciplines, whether HTP, Human Sciences, Consciousness & Spirituality, Organizational Systems, Social Transformation, or Integrative Health? What are your thoughts?

I believe that each new college under the Saybrook umbrella should continue to be a citadel of personal transformation, where individuals are able to grow and reach their highest potential as human beings and scholars.

I also believe that the existentially-focused, person-centered, relational-milieu experienced at Saybrook’s RCs; the parity experienced among students, faculty, and staff; and the cultivation of multiple mentoring relationships throughout one’s matriculation, all contribute to the transformational quality of the Saybrook experience.

Do you agree with all or any of the thoughts above? What would you add or change, and what can we do to insure that whatever the “secret ingredients” that have contributed to Saybrook’s success, these elements will be maintained or improved upon at each of the new colleges as Saybrook grows?

Alumnus, George Aiken, MA (’01), PhD (’06)