SOU In the News: May 23 – 29

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Oregonian/Oregon Live – Pinot Noir Celebrates 50 Years in Willamette Valley. Will there be 50 More? (Greg Jones featured): http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/05/pinot_noir_celebrates_its_gold.html

Inside Higher Ed – Commencement Speakers Announced: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/05/26/colleges-announce-commencement-speakers

Bozeman Daily Chronicle – Graduating Grandmother’s Research Examines Painful Native American Boarding School History (feature on SOU alumnae): http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/dailyfeatures/graduating-grandmother-s-research-examines-painful-native-american-boarding-school/article_425157a1-14f8-5633-8f45-91447a40b0b1.html

The Siskiyou – Ready for Summer? Not so Fast: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/05/28/ready-for-summer-not-so-fast/

Daily Tidings – SOU Digs Deep Into ‘The Winter’s Tale’: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150527/NEWS/150529835/0/SEARCH

KTVL – Citizen Life Saving Award Given to Brandon Montague (SOU student): http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_citizen-life-saving-award-given-brandon-montague-16252.shtml

Mail Tribune – SOU Launches Arts Institute for High School Students: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150529/NEWS/150529612

Mail Tribune – SOU Names New Development, Foundation Leader: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150528/NEWS/150529610/0/SEARCH

SOU Students to Release Economic Forecast

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(Ashland, Ore.) —The US economy has been slowly recovering since the Great Recession ended in 2009, but what’s the outlook for the next few years? A group of advanced economics students from Southern Oregon University believes they have the answer, and they will be sharing that information during a public presentation Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m.

The students will describe the current status of the economy and explain their analysis of the future outlook. Although the students use sophisticated models and analytical tools to prepare their forecast, the presentation itself is non-technical and designed for a general audience.

“Although the recession has been officially over for a number of years now, most people’s incomes have not increased significantly: wages and employment growth have been lackluster,” according to SOU economics professor Dan Rubenson. “Is this pattern apt to persist in coming years, or will the economy’s growth remain tepid?  Should we be preparing for significantly higher inflation?  How is the economy likely to be impacted by higher interest rates, or international developments such as oil prices and fluctuations in the exchange rate value of the dollar?  These are the types of questions that this group of students has analyzed in preparing their economic forecast.”

SOU economics students have been presenting forecasts of this nature for several years, and their track record has proven comparable to that of professional forecasters, according to Dr. Rubenson. “This is another excellent and skilled group of students, and I anticipate that they will continue that strong tradition,” he said.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Meese Room inside the Hannon Library on SOU’s main Ashland campus.

 

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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.

SOU Announces New VP of Development

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is pleased to announce that Janet Fratella has joined the University as vice president of development and executive director of the SOU Foundation.

Fratella, who most recently served as chief of staff for the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, has more than two decades of work in the field of university advancement. She has held numerous development-related positions throughout her career, including vice president of alumni and donor relations for the OHSU Foundation as well as director of donor relations and director of outreach projects for the University of Oregon.

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“This is a great opportunity. Southern Oregon University has a long tradition of support from residents in the Rogue Valley, and it is positioned to achieve equal support from SOU alumni throughout the country,” Fratella said. “There are many positive things taking place on the SOU campus, and I look forward to connecting with all our constituents to share and to learn about their experiences with our campus.”

Fratella holds Master of Public Administration, Public Policy and Management and Master of Science, Educational Policy and Management degrees from University of Oregon as well as a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a minor in English from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

“A lot of great work has been done over the years at the SOU Foundation to build a base of supporters who believe in the future of the university,” she said. “I hope to build on that work to further strengthen the University and continue to support our students and faculty.”

 

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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.

SOU In the News: May 16 – 22

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Herald and News – KCC, SOU Ink Joint Partnership: http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/kcc-sou-ink-joint-partnership/article_6ff321c0-be5f-5804-af86-0bea51bf50f7.html

Mail Tribune – Rising From the Ashes: SOU Student’s Project Tells Story of Devastating Weed Fire: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150514/NEWS/150519642/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Documentary ‘When Giants Fall’ Tells Tragic Story of Elephant Poaching: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150517/NEWS/150519836/0/SEARCH

Herald and News – SOU, KCC Smooth the Way for Students (editorial): http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/editorials/southern-oregon-kcc-smooth-way-for-students/article_a7ae4c66-6e76-5e85-8d2e-af83db8541cf.html

Oregonian/Oregon Live – The Higher-ed Mississippi of the West Coast (opinion on Oregon higher ed funding): http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/05/david_sarasohn_the_higher-ed_m.html#incart_river

The Siskiyou – Klamath CC Partners with SOU: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/05/20/klamath-cc-partners-with-sou/

The Siskiyou – Saving Schneider: Parents Taking Action: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/05/20/saving-schneider-parents-taking-action/

KDRV – Beer and Wine Industry Featured at Ashland Innovators Conference: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Beer_and_Wine_Industry_Featured_at_Ashland_Innovators_Conference.html

Daily Tidings – A Day in the Life of Ashland (feature on OLLI class): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150519/NEWS/150519794/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150520/ENTERTAINMENT/150529995/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOU Presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150521/ENTERTAINMENT/150529994/0/SEARCH

KDRV – SOU Now Owns One of the Most Expensive Pianos in the World: http://www.kdrv.com/news/Southern_Oregon_University_is_now_the_proud_owner_of_one_of_the_most_expensive_pianos_in_the_world.html

World News – SOU Receives Gift of New Grand Piano: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/05/21/SOU_Receives_Gift_of_New_Concert_Grand_Piano_Southern_Oregon/

SOU Presents 2015 Kieval Lecture Series

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(Ashland, Ore.) —The Harry S. Kieval Lectures Series continues at Southern Oregon University this month with a presentation by University of Oregon mathematics professor Dr. Jonathon Brundan.

Dr. Brundan, who joined UO in 1997 and has authored more than 40 research articles, will provide a lecture tailored to the general public on Friday, May 29, at 3:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall on SOU’s main campus in Ashland.

The presentation, “Counting Tilings Using Determinants” will explore methods for using graph theory and linear algebra to figure out how many different ways one might tile around an 8-inch by 8-inch board using 2-inch by 1-inch tiles.

“We people are sometimes turned off by presentations like this because they assume it will be over their head or uninteresting,” said Dr. Kemble Yates, professor of mathematics at SOU, “but Dr. Brundan is a great presenter and this lecture is specifically designed for the general public. No prior knowledge of the subjects will be necessary in order to attendees to appreciate the material, have a good time, and learn something new.”

The Harry S. Kieval Lecture Series was endowed in the early 1980s by a generous gift from the late Harry S. Kieval. The SOU Mathematics Department invites speakers to address broad, popular aspects of mathematics with the goal of attracting undergraduate students and the general public to the lectures.

More information is available at http://bit.ly/1ExHKPo.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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.

About Dr. Jonathon Brundan

Dr. Jonathon Brundan joined University of Oregon faculty in 1997, and has been there since, promoted to full Professor in 2008. He received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of London’s Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in 1996. Dr. Brundan’s research interests include: representation theory of Lie algebras, algebraic groups and quantum groups, algebraic combinatorics, modular representation theory of finite groups, and invariant theory. His distinguished career includes authoring more than 40 research articles, delivering more than 50 invited presentations at conferences and universities, serving on the editorial board for the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics and AMS’ Representation Theory, being the dissertation advisor for five doctoral students, and winning multiple outstanding teaching awards.

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Chamber Choir and SOU Concert Choir performing works by African and African-American Composers

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Paul French, and SOU Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Martin Majkut, performing “Freedom Come: Music by African and African-American Composers” on Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall.

This concert features both the “folk” and “art” traditions of African and African-American music, showcasing the high level of artistry in both genres. African folk songs are represented by “Kpanlongo,” a choral dance piece. The choirs perform African-American folk spirituals such as “Calvary” by Steven Sametz and “Sit Down Servant” by Stracey Gibbs, the newest sensation on the spiritual scene. “Horizons,” written for the South African tour of the English men’s choir King’s Singers, and “African Sanctus” by David Fanshawe, which superimposes traditional African rhythms over the Sanctus text from the Catholic Mass, are selections noted for their African choral art music tradition. Two pieces by African-American composer, Adolphus Hailstork, round out the concert by offering some of the best choral art music ever written, in any era.

“This is a fantastic time in choral music. There is more great music being composed now, than at any time in history,” said Dr. Paul French, director of choral and vocal studies at SOU. “I am so excited to offer this music to our community. Most of this music will be new to the audience. Even familiar spiritual texts will be offered in newly composed versions. I find the two Hailstork compositions to be absolutely stunning.”

Dr. Paul French is also the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers. He has extensive professional experience as singer, conductor and educator. Ensembles under his direction have performed to acclaim at prestigious six-state conventions such as the American Choral Directors Association Northwest Convention (1994, 2002), the American Guild of Organists Northwest Convention (1997), and the Oregon Music Educators National Conference (2002, 2007). In recent years, French has devoted special attention to the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, and his performance of the Bach “Mass in b minor” was described as “beautiful and inspiring” by internationally known soprano, Julianne Baird. In 2012, iconic composer Morten Lauridsen praised French and the SOU Chamber choir as “brilliant and superb…in the top rank of university chamber choirs in the United States.”

Dr. Martin Majkut is the Music Director of the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra since 2010. He conducts in North America and Europe, dividing his time between symphonic music and opera, and received doctorates from institutions on both continents. He served as the Resident Conductor of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Opera Studio Artist in Conducting. Recent guest-conducting engagements include Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014 as well as at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., the same year. He will be conducting the Slovak Sinfonietta and the Academy of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava in 2015.

Jodi French accompanies both choirs. As a professional accompanist, she has performed with the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, the Rogue Valley Symphony and with virtually every other musical organization in southern Oregon.

Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for senior citizens and free to full-time students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at oca.sou.edu/box-office. Contact the box office for discounts offered to SOU alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants and SNAP/Oregon Trail cardholders.

About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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SOU Receives Gift of New Concert Grand Piano

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(Ashland, Ore.) —The next time you attend a performance featuring piano at Southern Oregon University, you will be listening to one of the finest instruments in the world.

Local benefactor and patron of the arts Dr. James Havstad recently gifted to the University a new Steinway & Sons Model D piano. Known as the “Concert Grand,” the Model D is considered the standard by which all other concert grand pianos are judged.

Dr. Alexander Tutunov, professor of piano and artist in residence at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, along with local Steinway expert Tom Lowell traveled to the Steinway factory in Astoria, N.Y., where the piano was hand selected. It was then shipped by truck across the country before being delivered late last month to SOU, where it is now located in the Music Recital Hall.

The piano, which along with a second action is valued at approximately $170,000, is the first new Steinway piano to have a second action voiced for solo recitals. “This is unique and exciting for SOU and our students,” said Dr. Tutunov. “I cannot possibly convey how thankful I am for this generous gift and for the continued support of our music program by Mr. Havstad.”

The piano will be dedicated during the May 22 Tutunov Piano Series Grand Finale, featuring Dr. Tutunov, violinist Terrie Baune, and pianist Jodi French. A limited number of tickets for the event are still available, and can be purchased by calling 541-552-6348 or visiting oca.sou.edu/box-office. Full time SOU students can claim tickets free of charge.

“I am so pleased that I can fulfill a dream to have this piano available to faculty like Alexander Tutunov and the students in the music program,” said Dr. Havstad. “Especially with the extra action, this piano will attract outstanding pianists from around the world to perform at SOU.”

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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.

About the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU

The new Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University trains, nurtures, presents, and celebrates Oregon artists. The Center partners with distinguished arts organizations from throughout the state and the beautiful southern Oregon setting serves as a creative catalyst for the mixture of students, educators and artists nationally and globally.

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Wind Ensemble performing “From Spain with Love”

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Wind Ensemble performing “From Spain with Love” on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall. The concert has a delicious Spanish twist and features the Music program’s Concerto winner, saxophonist Hope Erickson.

Featured works are “Carmen” by George Bizet, “Adagio for Winds” by Joaquin Rodrigo, “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “La Meziquita de Cordoba” by Julie Giroux, and “Pas Redouble” by Camille Saint Saens. “La Mezquita de Córdoba” was inspired by the composer’s experience of the history and majesty of the “La Gran Mezquita” while visiting Córdoba, Spain. Written in chamber style, the work eludes to more exotic colors. The concert will conclude with “Zacatecas” by Mexican composer Genaro Codina, considered Mexico’s second national anthem.

“The goal was to end the year on a highly energized note,” said Dr. Cynthia Hutton, the ensemble director, “as well as to expose our students to this untiringly beautiful music from Spain with its emphasis on dance rhythms and floral melodies.”

Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for senior citizens and free to full-time students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at oca.sou.edu/box-office. Contact the box office for discounts offered to SOU alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants and SNAP/Oregon Trail cardholders.

About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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SOU In the News: May 9 – 15

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SOAR:

Daily Tidings: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150510/NEWS/150519995/101081/NEWS

Mail Tribune: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150512/NEWS/150519826/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Rising From the Ashes (feature on student SOAR Project): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150513/NEWS/150519894/0/SEARCH

 

Closing of Schneider Children’s Center:

The Siskiyou: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/05/11/breaking-news-schneider-child-care-center-gets-yes-vote/

Daily Tidings: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150512/NEWS/150519920/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150512/NEWS/150519822/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Our View: Focus on the Basics (editorial on Schneider Children’s Center): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150515/OPINION/150519875/0/SEARCH

 

Mark Helfrich to be Featured Speaker at SOU Commencement:

KOBI: http://kobi5.com/news/local-news/item/mark-helfrich-to-be-this-year-s-commencement-speaker-at-sou.html?category_id=3#.VVS1a5O2pCA

Daily Tidings: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150513/NEWS/150519906/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150513/NEWS/150519793/0/SEARCH

Oregonian/Oregon Live: http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2015/05/mark_helfrich_to_be_featured_s.html

Portland Sun Times: http://portland.suntimes.com/por-sports/7/89/84152/mark-helfrich-southern-oregon-graduation-speaker

Statesman Journal: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/sports/college/univ-oregon/2015/05/13/ducks-football-coach-speak-southern-oregon-graduation/27246725/

Sports Manias: http://www.sportsmanias.com/news/oregon-ducks/mark-helfrich-to-be-featured-speaker-at-southern-oregon-universitys-graduation/55539fd5f7ed2f2263000039

 

Miscellaneous:

Jacksonville Review – Digging Jacksonville: Artifacts 7: Ceramics from Jacksonville’s Chinese Quarter: http://jacksonvillereview.com/artifacts-7-ceramics-from-jacksonvilles-chinese-quarter/

KOBI – Five on 5: Dr. Roy Saigo – SOU President: http://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/item/dr-roy-saigo-sou-president-may-7th-2015.html?category_id=11#.VVEHmpO2pCA

Oxford University Press – How to Write a Great Graduation Speech (by Dr. Edwin Battistlla): http://blog.oup.com/2015/05/how-to-write-graduation-speech/

KOBI – The Big Idea Day at SOU: http://kobi5.com/component/zoo/item/the-big-idea-day-at-sou.html#.VVEG5ZO2pCA

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Revolutions of the Kinder Variety (SOU Campus Theme): http://ijpr.org/post/revolutions-kinder-variety

Science – Committing to Ecological Restoration (co-authored by Dr. John Gutrich): http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6235/638.short#aff-7

Go Local PDX – Portland Start-up Aims to Cut Student Spending on College Textbooks (SOU featured): http://www.golocalpdx.com/news/portland-start-up-aims-to-cut-student-spending-on-college-textbooks

The Siskiyou – Students React to Tuition Increases: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/05/13/students-react-to-tuition-increases/

The Siskiyou – #NewAreaOfFocus: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/05/14/newareaoffocus/

KOBI – ‘Five on 5’ Moneeka Settles and Chris Cooks on Innovation and Leadership Program: http://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/item/moneeka-settles-chris-cooks-sou.html?category_id=11#.VVS3b5O2pCA

Recovery Campus – At Southern Oregon, CORE Takes on a New Meaning: http://recoverycampus.com/southern-oregon-university/

Daily Tidings – Heading to Harvard (feature on SOU student Michael Menefee): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150514/NEWS/150519866/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Archaeologist Chelsea Rose Receives Jeffersonian Award: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150514/NEWS/150519714/0/SEARCH

Daily Barometer – Oregon University Presidents Call for Stronger State Support: http://www.dailybarometer.com/news/oregon-university-presidents-call-for-stronger-state-support/article_3247bcf6-faa1-11e4-9816-774e855733e7.html

SOU to Host Screening of “Prison Terminal”

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(Ashland, Ore.) —What happens during the final days of a terminally ill prisoner behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary? Described as “a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated, “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” answers that question in moving detail as it documents the final months of prisoner Jack Hall.

“According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are nearly 2.5 million people incarcerated in the United States,” Dr. Mary Russell-Miller, associate professor of psychology at SOU. “Many of these individuals are sick or elderly and are dying while still incarcerated. This is an important film that demonstrates one example of a program that humanizes these individuals and treats them with dignity regardless of their status as prisoners.”

Following the screening of the film, director Edgar Barens will lead a discussion session and answer questions from attendees.

The film screening, which is made possible through funding from the Schneider Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, at 5 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium on the University’s main campus in Ashland.

More information on the film is available at www.prisonterminal.com.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and 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.

 

About the Schneider Lecture Series

The Schneider Lecture Series was endowed by the late Bill and Florence Schneider. The series is committed to bringing scholars of social justice to the SOU community, and is one of the many generous donations the Schneiders left Southern Oregon University.