SOU in the News: August 16 – August 22

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff features

Daily Tidings – SOU faculty members introduce a garden of film noir delights beginning Tuesday: http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160821/garden-of-film-noir-delights

News on SOU Academic Programs

Daily Tidings – The Oregon Vineyard and Wine Census report compiled by the Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE) shows growth across the state: http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160817/vinting-by-numbers-annual-report-released

News on SOU Governance

Daily Tidings – Our View: SOU board off to a good start: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160816/OPINION/160819879

News on Politics, Policy, and National Trends Impacting SOU and Higher Education

Eugene Register Guard – Editorial: Socking it to students: http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/34702510-78/socking-it-to-the-students.html.csp

Bend Bulletin – OSU-Cascades funding requests clear hurdle: http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/4589796-151/osu-cascades-funding-requests-clear-hurdle

Oregonian – New Portland college hopes to transform higher education, starting in St. Johns: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/08/new_portland_college_hopes_to.html

Portland Tribune – Portland’s poor welcome: report finds immigrants, refugees more educated but worse off: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/318781-197896-portlands-poor-welcome-report-finds-immigrants-refugees-more-educated-but-worse-off

Miscellaneous News

Mail Tribune – SOU hosts a fond farewell for the late Senator Alan Bates: http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20160820/fond-farewell

Mail Tribune – Former SOU Chief Information Officer Kevin Talbert is on the short list for interim replacement for the late Senator Alan Bates: http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20160820/dems-choose-moro-as-nominee-for-bates-seat-shes-also-on-interim-list-with-moran-and-talbert

Washington Post – SOU Professor Ed Battistella is quoted in Washington Post article about Donald Trump’s apology: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-expresses-some-regret-for-campaign-behavior/2016/08/19/9fba8498-6644-11e6-be4e-23fc4d4d12b4_story.html

SOU in the News: August 9 – August 15

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff features

Mail Tribune – ‘Sorry About That’ book expands: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160810/NEWS/160819976

KDRV – Former SOU Raider Kicker Aldrich Rosas Makes His NFL Preseason Debut: http://www.kdrv.com/sports/Fmr_SOU_Kicker_Aldrick_Rosas_Makes_NFL_Preseason_Debut.html

News on SOU Academic Programs

Mail Tribune – Graduate students take youngsters into the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160812/NEWS/160819830

Klamath Falls Herald and News – KCC partners with SOU for degree program: http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/kcc-partners-with-sou-for-degree-program/article_d0df3cda-a28f-5fbf-bb31-de186f73fce4.html

News on SOU Governance

Daily Tidings – A year in, members of SOU’s Board of Trustees say local control’s a good thing: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160812/NEWS/160819911

News on Politics, Policy, and National Trends Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Oregonian – Oregon commissioners approve ‘aggressive and ambitious’ higher education budget: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/08/post_38.html

KLCC – UO Report Sheds Light on Oregon’s Racist Past: http://klcc.org/post/uo-report-sheds-light-oregons-racist-past

Miscellaneous News

Daily Tidings – Unpacking Racism gathering draws big crowd: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160814/NEWS/160819897

Oregonian – Memorial Service this Saturday at SOU for Senator Alan Bates: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/memorial_services_for_sen_alan_bates_ashland_salem.html

SOU in the News: August 1 – August 8

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings editorial – Vision Quest:
http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160804/OPINION/160809913

Daily Tidings – New SOU president gets to work:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160802/new-sou-president-gets-to-work

KOBI 5 – Linda Schott steps in as president of SOU:
https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/linda-schott-steps-in-as-president-of-sou-32862/

KTVL 10 – New SOU president impressed with campus community diversity:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/new-sou-president-impressed-with-campus-community-diversity

JPR – SOU Professor Ed Battistella’s book, “Sorry About That” is now in paperback:
http://ijpr.org/post/sorrynot-sorry-todays-world#stream/0

Mail Tribune – SOU grad, and new head of Cascade Christian school, wants to enhance Advanced Placement and dual credit programs:
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160805/NEWS/160809870

News on SOU Academic Programs

OPB – Battlefield Archaeologists Find Oregon Indian War Anything But Ancient History:
http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-indian-war-battlefield-archaeologists/

News on Fine and Performing Arts

Mail Tribune – First Friday filled with new art exhibits:
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160804/ENTERTAINMENT/160809914

L A Weekly – SOU grad Laurel Bustamante shows her work in L A Gallery:
http://www.laweekly.com/event/flowers-from-mars-new-paintings-by-laurel-bustamante-7089718

News on Politics, Policy, and National Trends Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Christian Science Monitor – Oregon Asks, What if camp were part of school?:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0806/Oregon-asks-What-if-camp-were-part-of-school

Oregonian – Portland State sketches plan to find its next president:
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/08/portland_state_sketches_plan_t.html

Miscellaneous News

Mail Tribune – Lead found in four more SOU facilities:
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160804/NEWS/160809793/0/SEARCH

KDRV – SOU finds lead in five plumbing fixtures, makes repairs:
http://www.kdrv.com/news/5_Water_Fixtures_Show_High_Levels_of_Lead_at_SOU.html

KTVL – Continued water testing shows little lead issues:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/continued-sou-water-testing-shows-little-lead-issues

SOU In the News: July 26 – August 1

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Mail Tribune – Editorial: A historical perspective on fear of others:
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160731/OPINION/160739980

Daily Tidings – Exit Interview: SOU’s Roy Saigo looks back:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160729/exit-interview-sous-roy-saigo-looks-back

Mail Tribune – Retiring SOU President Roy Saigo recalls days in Japanese-American campus:
http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160729/NEWS/160729601

Daily Tidings – Editorial: Terroir on the Map:
http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160726/OPINION/160729877

News on Fine and Performing Arts

Klamath Falls Herald and News – SOU Music students performed at Crater Lake National Park over the weekend:
http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/in-concert-with-nature/article_9a4a9ac6-9e05-5c07-8bb2-e404f4fef387.html

Miscellaneous News

Oregonian – Wiewel announces surprise resignation as PSU president:
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/07/wiewel_announces_surprise_resi.html

Southern Oregon University’s New President Begins Work Monday

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Dr. Linda Schott Travels 3,000 Miles from Maine to Ashland

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University (SOU) welcomes its new president, Linda Schott, Ph.D., on Monday, Aug. 1. She succeeds Dr. Roy Saigo, who is retiring and has served first as interim president and then president since July 2014.

Schott is SOU’s 13th president. Her appointment runs until 2019.

The new president has a busy schedule on her first day, meeting with faculty, staff, students, and the local news media, as well as attending a campus reception on her behalf at the end of the day.

“I am honored and thrilled to begin my work as SOU’s president. I’m impressed with the turnaround I’ve seen at SOU over the past few years, and with that same dedicated SOU spirit, I look forward to building upon that momentum to continue advancing the institution. It’s too early to make any big pronouncements, but I want the SOU community to know that I’m ready to listen, learn, and lead,” President Schott said.

As she steps into her new role as SOU’s president, Schott will work with the university’s board of trustees to face the challenge of limited state financial support, higher tuition costs, and an ongoing retrenchment plan. She also inherits a campus with innovative academic programs, stable enrollment, newly renovated buildings, and a strong national reputation in the arts, environment and athletics.

“In Dr. Schott, the board saw an experienced visionary with a commitment to academic excellence, student success, collaboration, and an overall roll-up-yoursleeves type of leader,” said Bill Thorndike, chair of the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees. He added, “At this pivotal time in SOU’s history, we believe she’s exactly what SOU needs to continue building a bright and sustainable future.”

SOU’s governing board chose Schott unanimously over 75 other applicants who were identified with the help of an executive search firm. In addition to her strong academic background, Schott also has a compelling and positive life story. She is a first generation college student who grew up on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country, where she helped raise angora goats, cattle and pigs. Neither of her parents graduated from high school, but Schott went on to attend Baylor and Stanford University, ultimately earning a doctoral degree.

Schott comes to SOU from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where she had served as president since 2012. Commenting on her departure for SOU, James H. Page, Chancellor for the University of Maine System said, “President Linda Schott brought innovative and engaged leadership to the University of Maine at Presque Isle, positioning the university as a national leader in personalized education that aligns with the Maine Learning Results transition currently underway in K-12 education.”

Prior to her role at Presque Isle, Schott held various positions in higher education teaching and administration, including dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Colorado; associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; and numerous faculty appointments.

Schott received a B.A. in history and German from Baylor in 1979. She then attended Stanford University, earning an M.A. in history in 1982 and a Ph.D. in history and humanities in 1986. She is a specialist in intellectual history and the history of women in the United States. Schott has published several articles on women in Texas, women in the peace movement and is the author of “Reconstructing Women’s Thoughts: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1941,” published by Stanford University Press in 1997.

Schott is married to Thomas Fuhrmark and has parented five children. She enjoys hiking and camping, baking pies, trying out vegetarian recipes, reading mystery novels, and watching basketball.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized campus that provides comprehensive educational opportunities with a strong focus on student success and intellectual creativity. Located in vibrant Ashland, Oregon, SOU remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all students on its environmentally sustainable campus. Connected learning programs taught by a host of exceptional faculty provide quality, innovative experiences for students. Visit sou.edu.

SOU In the News: July 1 – July 25

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Portland Oregonian – Exit Interview: Roy Saigo Says He’s Leaving Southern Oregon on Right Path: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/07/exit_interview_roy_saigo_exit.html

Daily Tidings – SOU Professor Chairs International Terroir Conference: http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160722/sou-professor-chairs-international-terroir-congress

Jefferson Public Radio, the Jefferson Exchange: SOU Faculty Members are Helping Unearth the Secrets of Oregon’s Past: http://ijpr.org/post/unearthing-secrets-oregons-past#stream/0

Daily Tidings – Scott Malbaurn Becomes the New Executive Director of SOU’s Schneider Museum: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160721/NEWS/160729931

Mail Tribune – SOU Professor and Political Activist Jay Mullen Dies: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160718/NEWS/160719672

WNYC, the Brian Lehrer show – SOU Professor Ed Battistella Explains How to Apologize (and Make People Believe You): http://www.wnyc.org/story/the-brian-lehrer-show-2016-07-11/

Mail Tribune – SOU Alum Takes Over South Medford Basketball Program: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160702/SPORTS/160709883

Portland Oregonian – SOU Alumnus Helps an Oregonian Columnist’s Father During His Final Hours: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/steve_duin/index.ssf/2016/07/steve_duin_with_the_admiral_st.html

Albany Democrat Herald – SOU Alumnus Helped Drive the ‘Stand By Me’ Train: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/steve_duin/index.ssf/2016/07/steve_duin_with_the_admiral_st.html

Daily Tidings – An SOU Ceramics Class Led Wataru Sugiyama to a Life in Sculpture: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160708/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160709885

Monticello, MN Times – SOU Alumnus Rocks with His Cousin in the Shane Martin Band: http://monticellotimes.com/2016/07/16/riverfest-saturday-street-dance-features-country-rock-of-shane-martin-band/

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Daily Tidings – SOU athletic teams honored for academic prowess: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160722/SPORTS/160729919

Mail Tribune – Rogue Indian War: Artifacts tell of starvation, desperation: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160724/NEWS/160729823

Coos Bay, The World – Visit the SOU archaeological dig in Curry County: http://theworldlink.com/news/local/visit-archaeological-dig-in-curry-county/article_3d5c59fd-0401-5799-8753-6cf78bd43079.html

KOBI – SOU Receives Grant for Battlefield Preservation: https://kobi5.com/news/sou-receives-grant-31667/

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Klamath Falls Herald and News – SOU Music Students Perform at Crater Lake National Park This Weekend: http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/crater-lake-composer-reflects-on-natural-history/article_85ce969d-a1ba-5b47-ba6f-22b01bd2f78c.html

Mail Tribune – SOU’s Schneider Museum shows Oregon biennial artists: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160714/ENTERTAINMENT/160719884

Jefferson Public Radio – SOU’s Oregon Center for the Arts and JPR Present the Jerry Douglas Band in October: http://ijpr.org/post/jpr-presents-jerry-douglas-band-one-world-concert-october-6th-sou-music-recital-hall#stream/0

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

Daily Tidings – SOU’s OLLI program welcomes lifelong learners: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160722/NEWS/160729904

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

Portland Oregonian – Oregon’s Public University Presidents Hire Key State Staffer to Run New ‘Council of Presidents’: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/07/oregons_public_university_pres.html

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – SOU Faculty Member Helps Lead Support for Victim of Racism: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160625/NEWS/160629871

KDRV – People Express Themselves at OSF/SOU Open Mic Night: http://www.kdrv.com/news/People_Express_Themselves_At_OSFSOU_Open_Mic_Night.html

KDRV – SOU and Ashland Community Spreading Awareness About  Racism: http://www.kdrv.com/news/Ashland_Community_Talks_About_Racism_.html

Mail Tribune – SOU Students Help Erase Red Cross Summer Blood Shortage: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160711/NEWS/160719939

Daily Tidings – SOU Students are Joining the Pokemon Go Craze: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160718/NEWS/160719843

KTVL – New Ashland Ordinance Could Change Student Rentals: http://ktvl.com/news/local/new-ordinance-could-change-student-rentals

KTVL – Ashland and Guanajuato Keeping Sister City Relationship Alive Through Future Generations: http://ktvl.com/news/local/ashland-and-guanajuato-keeping-sister-city-relationship-alive-through-future-generations

Daily Tidings – SOU Athletic Department is Making Plates for the Greats: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160721/SPORTS/160729943

SOU In the News: June 21 – July 1

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Astorian – SOU Grad Interns at The Daily Astorian: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20160624/sou-grad-interns-at-the-daily-astorian

Herald and News – Oregon Tech Selects VP of Finance, Administration (feature on SOU alumnus Brian Fox): http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/community/oregon-tech-selects-vp-of-finance-administration/article_67b47096-2018-522a-bc4d-b4de7bdb5f31.html

The Seminary Explores Podcast – Traces: A Gathering Up (interview with Marlene Alt): http://seminaryexplores.podbean.com/e/traces-a-gathering-up/

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Mail Tribune – Digs Will Uncover History of Indian War on Coast: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160629/NEWS/160629653/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Portland Monthly – This Exhibit Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Oregon Right Now (Schneider Museum of Art featured): http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/6/13/this-exhibit-will-tell-you-everything-you-need-to-know-about-oregon-art-right-now

Daily Tidings – Mural Unveiling Set for Thursday Morning: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160628/NEWS/160629822/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – Entre Amigos: Sister Cities Share Summer Celebrations: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160620/NEWS/160629966

KDRV – SOU Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Faculty_Staff_React_to_Supreme_Court_Decision_on_Affirmative_Action.html

KAJO – SOU Application Process Will Not Change Because of US Supreme Court Ruling: http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1466828347&ucat=2

KDRV – Elevated Levels of Lead Found in SOU Fountains: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Elevated_Levels_of_Lead_Found_in_SOU_Fountains_.html

KOBI – High Lead Levels Detected in Three SOU Water Sources: https://kobi5.com/news/high-lead-levels-detected-in-three-sou-water-sources-30520/

KTVL – SOU Tested for Lead in Water: http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-tested-for-lead-in-water

KTVL – SOU Water Shows Elevated Lead Levels: http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-water-shows-elevated-lead-levels

Daily Tidings – Elevated Lead Levels Found in a Few SOU Fountains: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160630/NEWS/160639978/0/SEARCH

SOU Campus Tested for Lead in Water

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Following news that lead has been found in the water supply of some schools and cities around the state and region, Southern Oregon University has begun testing buildings on its main Ashland campus for lead in the water.

Priority testing was conducted in the buildings on campus that house childcare centers, including the Schneider Children’s Center and Community Preschool at SOU, which is located in the University’s Education/Psychology Building. SOU will test water in every building on campus that was constructed prior to the year 2000. All tests are scheduled to be completed prior to the start of fall term.

While the majority of tests found no elevated lead levels in the water, there were elevated levels in a couple of places: 1. Two drinking fountains in the Education/Psychology Building tested beyond the EPA standard; and 2. Water from a sink in the preschool was found to have lead levels within the EPA standard, but still elevated. We have taken immediate and corrective actions. These fountains and sink have been closed and additional testing is being conducted.

Because the elevated results were localized, it is believed that the lead present in the water is coming from the fixtures, not the water supply. The fixtures for the water fountains and sink are being replaced. Testing will be conducted to ensure that no elevated lead levels are present in the water before the fountains and sink are used again.

As more comprehensive testing of campus buildings proceeds throughout the summer, any results indicating lead levels beyond the EPA standard will be immediately communicated to the campus community. Any lead fixtures or pipes that are found will be replaced and water will continue to be monitored to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

Full results from the testing can be found at www.sou/edu/ehs. These results will be updated as testing continues.

Southern Oregon University gets its water from the City of Ashland, which recently conducted tests for lead and found no concerns.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized campus that provides comprehensive educational opportunities with a strong focus on student success and intellectual creativity. Located in vibrant Ashland, Oregon, SOU remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all students on its environmentally sustainable campus. Connected learning programs taught by a host of exceptional faculty provide quality, innovative experiences for students. Visit sou.edu.

SOU Archaeologists Investigate Battle Sites

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(Ashland, Ore) Southern Oregon University (SOU) and the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) are conducting an archaeological field school in July, 2016 on the Oregon coast as part of their long term research into the Rogue River Indian Wars of 1853-1856. This project is funded in part by the Oregon State Parks and Recreational Department (OPRD). The project includes geophysical survey, extensive documentary research, large scale excavation, and a public archaeology program at the Geisel Monument State Heritage Site and at Miner’s Fort in Curry County.

SOU Archaeology student Daniel Meyers and historian Ben Truwe excavating at the Geisel Monument State Heritage Site

SOU Archaeology student Daniel Meyers and historian Ben Truwe excavating at the Geisel Monument State Heritage Site

In the winter of 1856, the Tututni Native American people of the southern Oregon coast joined the rebellion against the American settlement of southern Oregon that had begun in the interior Rogue River valley the previous fall. On February 22, the pioneer settlements between Port Orford and the California border were assaulted in a coordinated attack. Dozens were killed that night, including John Geisel and his two sons, who were murdered in their home in front of John’s wife, Christina, and their two daughters. The three women were taken captive and held for several weeks until ransomed by the surviving pioneers who, at that time, were besieged within the walls of Miner’s Fort at the mouth of Rogue River. A Native American woman named Betsey and her pioneer husband, Charles Brown, served as intermediaries and translators in the negotiations that secured the release of the Geisel women. Later that year, after war was over, the Geisel homestead saw additional violence: While being escorted by government agents to the newly established Coast Indian Reservation, nineteen Native American people were murdered near the burned down Geisel homestead, apparently as an act of revenge.

The Miner’s Fort site today lies on private property adjacent to Highway 101 north of Gold Beach and the Rogue River. The earthen walls of the fort are clearly visible in aerial photographs taken of the area in mid-twentieth century, and the site was often visited by local residents to commemorate the Rogue River War. The Geisel Homestead was preserved by Oregon State Parks as a memorial, and remains open to the public to this day. SOULA archaeologists and students will be conducting archaeological excavations at both sites to recover artifacts to compliment the rich historical record of the events of the 1850s.

Mark Tevskov at Miner's Fort videoing progress

Mark Tevskov at Miner’s Fort videoing progress

SOULA, working with the OPRD, the Bureau of Land Management, and western Oregon’s Native American Tribes have investigated a number of Rogue River War sites in recent years, including the 1852 wreck of the schooner Captain Lincoln on Coos Bay, the remains of the U.S. Army’s Fort Lane near Central Point, and the site of the Battle of Hungry Hill that took place in late October, 1855. This summer’s Curry County research will benefit from the partnerships developed during these earlier projects, as well as spectacular results of magnetometer, electrical resistivity, and ground penetrating radar surveys conducted this past March at the two sites: “The architectural remains of the walls and interior cabins at Miner’s Fort remain largely intact” said Dr. Mark Tveskov, director of SOULA. “The site’s integrity and the artifacts it contains, coupled with the documentary record of the Rogue River War, and the oral tradition of western Oregon Native people, will allow a more complete story to be told of events that led to the settlement of southern Oregon, and the daily lives of the people swept up in that conflict.”

SOU Student Daniel Meyers assisting with GPR.

SOU Student Daniel Meyers assisting with GPR.

OPRD archaeologist Nancy Nelson says of the project: “Oregon State Parks’ partnership with Southern Oregon University’s archaeological field school and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz is an excellent opportunity to provide our visitors with an outstanding educational experience this summer.  We are committed to the best research of our shared history and the archaeology at the Geisel Monument State Heritage Site will help improve our understanding of the Rogue River Indian War.”

OPEN SITE PUBLIC DAYS:

SOU would like to share their project with the community and interested public, and have created two “open site” public days and a free lecture series during their stay in Gold Beach:

The public is welcome to visit the field school excavations, get tours of the sites, learn about archaeology and local history, and see some of the latest finds from the project.  More information will be available at the Gold Beach Visitor’s Center.

What:                    Geisel Monument State Heritage Site “Open Site” Public Archaeology Day

Where:                                 Geisel Monument State Heritage Site, Highway 101, Curry County, Oregon

When:                  Sunday, July 10 AND Sunday July 24, 2016

Time:                     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES:

SOU will host a free public lecture series at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in July at the Curry County Fairgrounds:

July 6: Mark Tveskov, Southern Oregon University. “The Archaeology of the Rogue River War.”

July 13: Ben Truwe, Southern Oregon Historical Society. “Digging in the Archives: The documentary record of Oregon’s Early Years.”            

July 20: Robert Kentta, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Siletz Tribal History.

July 27: Patricia Whereat Phillips. Linguist and researcher for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. “Ethnobotany of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians.”

About Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology

SOULA connects culture, history, and place in a meaningful way. We conduct grant- and contract- funded research that includes archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis; GIS mapping; and oral history and ethnohistoric research. We serve the interests of our university and community and we select projects in partnership with private, local, state, federal, and Tribal organizations in ways that meet our collaborators’ needs and such that the resultant data become a source for expanded research and public education. Students pursuing Sociology, Anthropology, and other majors benefit from hands-on experiences in fieldwork, laboratory analysis, conference presentation, writing, and career networking. SOULA regularly works with the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), The Bureau of Land Management, The National Park Service, The City of Jacksonville, The City of Bandon, and many other agencies and municipalities. Visit sou.edu/soula

 

About Southern Oregon University

As the public liberal arts University of the West, Southern Oregon University focuses on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement that enriches both the community and bioregion. The university is recognized for fostering intellectual creativity, for quality and innovation in its connected learning programs, and for the educational benefits of its unique geographic location. SOU was the first university in Oregon—and one of the first in the nation—to offset 100 percent of its energy use with clean, renewable power, and it is the first university in the nation to balance 100% of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

 

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SOU In the News: June 14 – 20

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

CSU Stanislaus – Eight Golden Grads Relive Their 1966 Stan State Commencement (SOU’s Paul Adalian featured): https://www.csustan.edu/alumni-news/june-2016/eight-golden-grads-relive-their-1966-stan-state-commencement

Oxford University Press – How to Write a Thank You Note (feature by Professor Edwin Battistella): http://blog.oup.com/2016/06/how-to-write-a-thank-you-note/

Mail Tribune – Former SOU VP Earl Potter Mourned by Colleagues in Two States: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160615/NEWS/160619760/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Former SOU Provost Earl Potter, 69, Dies in Auto Accident: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160615/NEWS/160619890/0/SEARCH

KOBI – Former SOU Provost Early Potter Dies: https://kobi5.com/news/former-s-o-u-provost-earl-potter-dies-29407/

Minneapolis Star Tribune – SCSU President’s Death Felt in St. Cloud and Beyond: http://www.startribune.com/scsu-president-s-death-is-felt-in-st-cloud-and-beyond/383038351/

For additional coverage of former SOU Provost Early Potter’s death, click on https://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.fox9.com/news/158965800-story&hl=en&geo=US

KOBI – Teachers Crossing the Line (Professor Echo Fields featured): https://kobi5.com/news/teachers-crossing-the-line-29666/

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Daily Tidings – Quills & Queues: Oregon Center for the Arts in Ashland a Hub for Multiple Media: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160616/NEWS/160619856/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

KDRV – Update: SOU Officials Announce New President: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Watch_Live_SOU_Officials_Discuss_Appointment_of_Next_President.html

KOBI – SOU Names New President: https://kobi5.com/news/sou-names-new-president-29288/

KTVL – Next SOU President Named: http://ktvl.com/news/local/next-sou-president-named

Daily Tidings – U of Maine President Chosen to Lead SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160613/NEWS/160619933/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – United SOU Board Picks Schott as President: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160613/NEWS/160619835/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Names Linda Schott as its New President: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160613/NEWS/160619841/0/SEARCH

Oregonian – Southern Oregon University Searched Far and Wide to Find Its New President: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/06/southern_oregon_university_sea.html#incart_river_index

Washington Times – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/14/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-/

KAJO – Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees Names Schott as New President: http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1465884006&ucat=2,4

WAGM – UMPI President Accepts Job at Southern Oregon University: http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/UMPI-President-accepts-job-at-University-of-Southern-Oregon-382855981.html

Portland Press Herald – University of Maine at Presque Isle President Leaving: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/13/university-of-maine-at-presque-isle-president-leaving/

Bangor Daily News – UMPI President Announces Departure for Oregon Post: https://bangordailynews.com/2016/06/13/news/aroostook/umpi-president-announces-departure-for-oregon-post/?ref=moreInaroostook

JPR – Dr. Linda Schott Named President of Southern Oregon University: http://ijpr.org/post/dr-linda-schott-named-president-southern-oregon-university

Daily Tidings – New President Was ‘On Everybody’s Priority List’: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160614/NEWS/160619905/0/SEARCH

KTVZ – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.ktvz.com/news/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine/40046442

Odessa American – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.oaoa.com/article_1e61a988-d13b-578d-a745-efeff4398527.html

Corvallis Gazette Times – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine/article_b8ad9a14-d5f4-5605-90d3-80198b2c934b.html

Walla Walla Union Bulletin – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/northwest/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine/article_4614f649-4078-58a6-9efa-f7467184862d.html

Maine Public Broadcasting – Umaine at Presque Isle President to Head Southern Oregon University: http://news.mpbn.net/post/umaine-presque-isle-president-head-southern-oregon-university#stream/0

East Oregonian – Southern Oregon University Finds Its News President in Maine: http://www.eastoregonian.com/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine-eo-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestbba54d8ad81446cf8798b64b758bf02a

Bryan-College Station Eagle – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine/article_04ba4022-664c-53bf-a730-9facc8302faa.html

WCSH – Southern Oregon University Finds Its News President in Maine: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine/243698441

Clay Center Dispatch – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.ccenterdispatch.com/news/state/article_0b63f65d-2379-5e43-a17d-4a07452810a2.html

Foster’s Daily Democrat – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.fosters.com/article/20160614/AP01/306149987/-1/FOSNEWS

Salem Statesman Journal – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/education/2016/06/14/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-maine/85861970/

WLBZ – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.wlbz2.com/news/local/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine/243698817

Daily Astorian – Southern Oregon University Finds Its New President in Maine: http://www.dailyastorian.com/southern-oregon-university-find-its-new-president-in-maine-da-ap-webfeeds-news-northwestbba54d8ad81446cf8798b64b758bf02a

Daily Tidings – Our View: A New Chapter for SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160616/OPINION/160619881/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Trustees Liked New President Schott from the First: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160616/NEWS/160619696/0/SEARCH

Chronicle of Higher Education: Appointments, Resignations, Deaths: http://chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/236857

 

Miscellaneous News:

KDRV – Students Prepare for Gathering to Honor Orlando Shooting Victims: http://www.kdrv.com/news/Students_Prepare_for_Gathering_to_Honor_Orlando_Shooting_Victims.html

Daily Tidings – Our View: Siskiyou Survives: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160614/OPINION/160619935/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Guest Opinion: Diversity Benefits and Enriches All of Us: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160619/OPINION/160619661/0/SEARCH