SOU Convocation to Take Place Friday

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will formally welcome the 2015 entering class of students during its annual convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 2, at Raider Stadium.

The ceremony, which will take place at 12:30 p.m., marks the official recognition that all of the students entering SOU this fall have met the criteria for admission and matriculation into the university. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for SOU faculty and staff to welcome and greet new students.

“The start of a new year is always an exciting time,” said Lisa Garcia-Hanson, SOU’s associate vice president for enrollment and retention. “This is a very strong and diverse group of students that we’re welcoming and we know they will make positive contributions to the University and the community.”

This year’s ceremony will feature a keynote speech by creative writing professor Craig Wright.

Following Convocation, students, faculty, and staff will make their way to Raider Village, where a “Rock the Block” party will take place, marking the culmination of the first week of fall term.

 

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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 Hosts 4th Annual Ashland Book and Author Festival

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(Ashland, Ore.) —Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library will be once again be teeming with local residents interested in books and writing during the Ashland Book and Author Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival, now in its fourth year, is a celebration of books and book-related arts, including authors, publishers, and literary organizations.

This year’s festival includes panel discussions on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing But Were Afraid to Ask (So Ask!),” “The Worlds of Women,” and “Killer Crime,” a discussion on writing mystery, crime, and noir fiction.

Dozens of workshops and presentations covering a wide variety of subjects will be offered throughout the day as well. “We try to have wide range of interests represented, so there will be something for everybody at the festival,” said Fela Winfrey McWhorter, festival director and outreach specialist at Hannon Library.

The festival is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in select lots near the library during the festival. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit hanlib.sou.edu/bookfest.

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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: Sept. 19 – 28

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Mail Tribune – Medford Councilor Stine to Challenge Sen. Ron Wyden (feature on SOU student Kevin Stine): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150921/NEWS/150929984/0/SEARCH

Oregonian/Oregon Live – Medford Councilor Says He Will Challenge Sen. Ron Wyden in Democratic Primary: http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2015/09/medford_councilor_says_he_will.html

Washington Times – Medford City Councilor Says He’ll Challenge Wyden in Primary: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/21/medford-city-councilor-says-hell-challenge-wyden-i/

Jefferson Public Radio – Young Veteran Challenges Oregon’s Senior US Senator: http://ijpr.org/post/young-veteran-challenges-oregons-senior-us-senator#stream/0

This story was picked up by the AP and other wire services and has now been widely reported nationally.

Mail Tribune – Guest Opinion: Income Inequality and Our Community (guest opinion by Professor Ric Holt): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150922/OPINION/150929976/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Ashland Non-Profit Stretches its Dollars to Aid Burmese Migrants (alumnae Kara Lewis featured): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150924/NEWS/150929927/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Britt Archaeology Study Reveals the Past (SOULA’s Chelsea Rose featured): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150923/NEWS/150929865/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – The Democracy Project at SOU: Dispatches from India: Urbanization in India Transforms a Society: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150925/NEWS/150929882/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Peak Experience: SOU Group of Friends Tackles Mount Shasta: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150928/NEWS/150929887/0/SEARCH

Inside Science – Winemakers’ Superstition a Sign of Climate Change (Professor Greg Jones featured): https://www.insidescience.org/content/winemakers-superstition-sign-climate-change/3231

Jacksonville Review – Digging Jacksonville: Archeology in Our Town (Series chronicling SOULA project in Jacksonville): http://jacksonvillereview.com/digging-jacksonville/

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

Daily Tidings – Pollinator-Friendly Garden Good for People, Too: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150921/NEWS/150929995/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Pollinator-Friendly Garden Good for People, Too: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150921/NEWS/150929939/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOCAN Promotes Efforts to Fight Climate Change at the Local Level (SOU mentioned): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150924/NEWS/150929930/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Since You Asked: Valley Has Several Platinum-Rated LEED Buildings: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150925/NEWS/150929824/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Redding Record Searchlight – Ashland’s Walking Art Tour Draws My Attention: http://bonvoyage.blogs.redding.com/2015/09/ashlands-walking-art-tour-draws-my-attention/

Daily Tidings – Schneider to Host ‘Breaking Pattern’ Exhibit: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150923/NEWS/150929948/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Optical Art Exhibit Celebrates MOMA History: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150924/NEWS/150929953/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Optical Art Exhibit Celebrates MOMA History: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150923/ENTERTAINMENT/150929847/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

Daily Tidings – Community Blog: Celebrate Local Authors: http://blogs.esouthernoregon.com/ashland-poetry/2015/09/20/celebrate-local-authors/

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Books and Fans Gather in Ashland: http://ijpr.org/post/mon-8-am-books-and-fans-gather-ashland

KTVL – Students Love “SOU Loves Ashland” Event: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_students-love-sou-loves-ashland-event-17792.shtml

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Daily Tidings – SOU Grads’ Salaries Lowest for State Schools: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150928/NEWS/150929887/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Grads’ Salaries Lowest for State Schools: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150928/NEWS/150929706/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

Jefferson Public Radio – The Jefferson Exchange: Health Care for Transgender Youth: http://ijpr.org/post/health-care-transgender-youth#stream/0

KTVL – Concerns on Campus: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_17742.shtml

KTVL – Fair Student Housing Being Reviewed: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_17762.shtml

KDRV – Southern Oregon University Students Move In: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Southern_Oregon_University_Students_Move_In_.html

KTVL – College Spending Predicted to be $43 Billion Dollars (SOU students featured): http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_17784.shtml

Classes Begin Monday at SOU

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(Ashland, Ore.) —Fall classes at Southern Oregon University will begin Monday, Sept. 28, and the start of a new academic year also brings new programs, services, and initiatives to the University.

“As we prepare to welcome one of the largest first-year classes in school history, there is a lot to look forward to,” said SOU President Roy Saigo. “With the closure of the Oregon University System on July 1, this is the first academic year to begin with a local Board of Trustees overseeing the University, and we are confident that will be a positive change for SOU.”

One new offering at SOU this fall is the pilot “Bridge” program, designed to invest in the strengths of Oregon college students, especially underrepresented populations—first-generation college students, second language learners, students from low-income families, and underserved minority groups—and to support their transition into higher education socially, personally, emotionally, and academically.

The program includes a tuition free, yearlong course that began prior to the academic year. It is constructed to connect Bridge students’ strengths and experiences to learning outcomes, programs, resources, people, and opportunities at SOU. “If we hope to reach the state’s 40-40-20 goals, we need to make strides toward investing in the rich experiences and talents of Oregon students and closing the achievement gap currently experienced by underserved and underrepresented student groups,” said Dr. Amy Belcastro, professor of education and Director of the Bridge program. “The Bridge program is designed to do just that. It is one example of how Southern Oregon University is investing in our future alumni today.”

The pilot program, which is being offered to a cohort of 20 students this year, has plans to extend invitations next year to more state and local high school seniors with strengths that are not always recognized with an S.A.T. score, such as leadership, creativity, and innovation. The Bridge program also provides leadership opportunities, career connections and on-campus job opportunities, enhanced academic advising, peer mentoring, and tutoring support.

Also new this year is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree offering that was approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission over the summer. A creative writing minor and concentration had previously been available within the Department of English and Writing, but a recent academic restructuring at SOU placed creative writing as part of a newly created creative arts program under the purview of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.

“This restructuring provided the perfect opportunity to expand the role of creative writing within the University and offer students a vibrant, interdisciplinary experience that explores contemporary creative writing practice and theory,” according to Dr. Susan Walsh, SOU’s provost and vice president of academic and student affairs. “We feel strongly that this program will contribute to our region’s identity as an arts-based, culturally inclusive location.”

Classes begin Monday on both SOU’s main campus in Ashland and the Higher Ed Center in downtown Medford.

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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 Opening Events

(Ashland, Ore.) —Fall classes have not yet begun at Southern Oregon University, but a full slate of opening events is planned for new and returning students in coming days.

Beginning with Move In Day Thursday, Sept. 24 and culminating with the second annual “SOU Loves Ashland” event Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will have the opportunity to meet fellow students, faculty, staff, and community members and make personal connections before classes begin.

During Move In Day, students, student organizations, staff, faculty, and alumni demonstrate their Raider pride by welcoming SOU students to the residence halls and volunteering to help incoming students move into their new homes.

Now in its second year, SOU Loves Ashland is designed to orient new students to the community. Leaving from campus at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, students will walk through Ashland and meet in Lithia Park for a barbeque. Students are encouraged to enter participating businesses and explore all that the community has to offer.

Other highlights of the week’s opening events include a parent and family farewell breakfast, a home football game vs. Montana State, and a shopping spree at Fred Meyer during which exclusive access to the store will be granted to SOU students from 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 to 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27.

Fall term classes begin Monday, Sept. 28.

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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: Sept. 12 – 18

SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

KDRV – Friends Reunite in Ashland to Celebrate 50 Years of Friendship: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Friends_Reunite_in_Ashland_to_Celebrate_50_Years_of_Friendship.html

News Register – Hot Summer Fuels Early Grape Harvest (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=hot-summer-fuels-early-grape-harvest–1441126102–19189–

Portland Tribune – Oregon Wine Industry Continues Record-Setting Pace (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/239-business/271787-146135-oregon-wine-industry-continues-record-setting-pace

Oxford University Press Blog – English in 2065 (feature by Professor Edwin Battistella): http://blog.oup.com/2015/09/future-english-language/

Landmark Report – Insights and Influence with Author Edwin Battistella: http://landmarkreport.com/dgordon/2015/09/insights-influence-with-author-edwin-battistella

KDRV – SOU Student in Chile Share Evacuation Experience: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Student_Visiting_Chile_Shares_Evacuation_Experience.html

Daily Tidings – The Democracy Project at SOU: Dispatches from India No. 2: What India Can Learn from Us and What We Can Learn from India: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150917/NEWS/150919833/0/SEARCH

Minnesota Sea Grant – St. Louis River Estuary Website Wins Regional Award (Professor Vincent Smith mentioned): http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/2015/09/16

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Mail Tribune – SOU Class Seeks Research Projects: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150916/NEWS/150919692/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Need Info? SOU Business Class Looking for Projects: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150916/NEWS/150919855/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

Mail Tribune – Phoenix is Third Bee City USA in Rogue Valley (SOU Bee Campus USA designation mentioned): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150912/NEWS/150919888/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Daily Tidings – Innovative Mosaic Artists Show Work at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150917/NEWS/150919834/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

Daily Tidings – Oregon Arts Summit Coming to Ashland: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150912/NEWS/150919938/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Our View: Yet Another Feather: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150915/OPINION/150919915/0/SEARCH

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Statesman Journal – Higher Ed Workers Reach Contract Settlement: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/state-workers/2015/09/11/higher-ed-workers-reach-contract-settlement/72076158/

Oregon Public Broadcasting – Oregon Universities Reach Deal with Service Employees Union: http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-universities-reach-deal-with-service-employees-union/

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

Mail Tribune – Hennion Named First Citizen by Chamber: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150912/NEWS/150919849/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings: Seen on Scene: Tailgating Outside Raider Stadium: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150913/NEWS/150919932/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – ‘Free Money Day’ Celebrate on Ashland Plaza: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150915/NEWS/150919883

Daily Tidings – Ad Hoc Committee Seeks Long-Term Pool Solutions: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150916/NEWS/150919853/0/SEARCH

SOU Celebrates Constitution Day

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(Ashland, Ore.) — In recognition of Constitution Day, Southern Oregon University is hosting an informational exhibit in the Government Publications Section of the Hannon Library, honoring the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Across the country on the week before or after Sept. 17, education institutions host events to remember the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Available upon request at the Reference Desk are DVD programs featuring selected Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court speaking on Constitutional issues. Among the programs:

  • Our Constitution: A Conversation, features Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor discussing why we need a Constitution;
  • A Conversation on the Constitution: Judicial Independence, features Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer, and retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor discussing judicial independence; and
  • Key Constitutional Concepts, a three-part series examining the guiding principles of the constitution.

Students may also participate in a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the SOU Bookstore.

Copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights will be available in the Government Publications Section of the Hannon Library at SOU, which is the Government Documents Depository for Oregon’s Second Congressional District.

These activities are free and open to the public.

The federal government has asked that all institutions receiving federal funding sponsor some type of event. For additional information on the Constitution Day federal requirement, go to: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2005-2/052405b.html.

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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: Sept. 5 – 11

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

KOBI – SOU Students Travel to India to Learn About Democracy: http://b.kobi5.com/news/sou-students-travel-to-india-to-learn-about-democracy-684/

Portland Tribune – Oregon Wine Industry Continues Record-Setting Pace (Professor Jones featured): http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/239-business/271787-146135-oregon-wine-industry-continues-record-setting-pace

Statesman Journal – In Response to Pope Francis: A Prayer for CEOs (opinion piece written by Professor Steve Schein): http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/09/09/response-pope-francis-prayer-ceos/71885762/

Capital Press – Arrival of Cool Oregon Nights Should Help Wine Quality (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20150909/arrival-of-cool-oregon-nights-should-help-wine-quality

Public Radio International – The Takeaway: I’m Sorry You Feel that Way: Why It’s So Hard to Apologize (Professor Edwin Battistella featured): http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/i-have-regrets-im-sorry-you-feel-way-i-sort-apologize/#commentlist

BuzzFeed – Shooter, Passer, Dictator, Spy: The Lost, True Story of the CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach (feature on former SOU professor Jay Mullen): http://www.buzzfeed.com/shaunraviv/the-spy-who-coached-me?utm_term=.xdEVd4oYQ#.ee76xOkRq

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Daily Tidings – The Democracy Project at SOU: An Opportunity for Learning and Leadership: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150910/NEWS/150919960/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

US News & World Report – Sustainability Skills Wanted (SOU and Professor Steven Schein featured): http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2015/09/10/sustainability-skills-needed-for-21st-century-business

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Register Guard – SEIU Jubilant Over Proposed Labor Contract with Oregon Public Universities: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33492880-75/seiu-jubilant-over-proposed-labor-contract-with-oregon-public-universities.html.csp

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – The Ashland Chamber of Commerce Invites You to Engage with SOU this Fall: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150908/NEWS/150909889/0/SEARCH

US News & World Report – Best College Rankings (SOU Ranked No. 27 among public schools and No. 73 among regional universities in the 15-state West Region): http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/southern-oregon-university-210146/overall-rankings

Award-Winning Author Toby Hemenway to Speak at SOU

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Toby Hemenway, whose book “Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture” was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011 and is the best-selling permaculture book in the world, will introduce his latest book, “The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience” at Southern Oregon University’s Center for Sustainability on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.

“As part of Southern Oregon University’s commitment to sustainability and educational outreach we are proud to host these types of events and encourage the entire community to attend,” according to Mike Oxendine, SOU’s landscape supervisor. “Toby’s permaculture message is meaningful and significant for everyone to hear.”

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Hemenway’s presentation will include information on how permaculture’s approach to understanding natural systems can do more to improve how communities grow, produce, and consume goods and food. According to a description on the author’s website, “The Permaculture City” provides “practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns.”

The presentation is free and open to the public, but space is limited and must be reserved on a first come, first served basis. To RSVP for the event, visit tinyurl.com/sou-hemenway.

The SOU Center for Sustainability is located at 155 Walker Ave. in Ashland. Prior to Hemenway’s presentation, a book sale will take place at 6:30 p.m. and a Q&A session and book signing will be held following the presentation. More information on Hemenway and permaculture can be found at tobyhemenway.com.

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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.

About Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses. He has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences as well as at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of Delaware, and many other educational venues. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review, and American Gardener. He has contributed book chapters for WorldWatch Institute and to several publications on ecological design.

SOU In the News: Aug. 22 – Sept. 4

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Idaho Statesman – Idaho Wine: Couple’s Efforts May Put the Eagle Foothills on the National Wine Map (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/08/22/3948773_idaho-wine-couples-efforts-may.html?rh=1

Sacramento News Review – Climate Change and the California Drought Cause Farmers to Experience Record Early Harvests (Professor Greg Jones Featured): https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/climate-change-the-california/content?oid=18026315

Oregon Wine Press – Dry, Hot and Bothered (Professor Greg Jones Featured): http://oregonwinepress.com/article?articleTitle=dry-hot-and-bothered–1438375107–2159–comment

San Francisco Wine School – Meet Greg Jones: http://sanfranciscowineschool.com/blogs/blog/55109699-meet-greg-jones-professor-and-climatologist

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Exploring the Psychology of Sustainability (Interview with Professor Steve Schein): http://ijpr.org/post/tue-9-am-exploring-psychology-sustainability

Huffington Post – Millennials Won’t Fall for the Kock’s ‘Generation Opportunity’ (ASSOU President TorII Uyehora featured): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joy-lawson/millennials-wont-fall-for-koch-generation-opportunity_b_8020738.html

Smithsonian – Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer than Half got the Same Results (Professor Cody Christopherson featured): http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-replicated-100-psychology-studies-and-fewer-half-got-same-results-180956426/?no-ist

The above study was widely reported on, with Professor Christopherson featured in many articles. Additional coverage can be found here: https://news.google.com/news/rtc?ncl=dX3iJ8YLdGF1MiMFGHsvpqeU1IxkM&authuser=0&topic=snc&siidp=20f3e46873fb3c75aec242a3790b7148557a

News Register – Hot Summer Fuels Early Grape Harvest (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=hot-summer-fuels-early-grape-harvest–1441126102–19189–

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Why Scientists Can’t Repeat Their Results (interview with SOU Professor Cody Christopherson): http://ijpr.org/post/thu-830-when-scientists-cant-repeat-their-results

Herald and News – Grant Writer to Lead Next Philanthropic Quest (Professor Edwin Battistella featured): http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/grant-writer-to-lead-next-philanthropic-quest/article_02aae18e-24b8-567b-9d9b-d7d63d54cbf6.html

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Carryoncouple.com (blog page) – It’s Back to College With a Dash of Déjà vu (feature on OLLI program): http://carryoncouple.com/2015/08/14/its-back-to-college-with-a-dash-of-deja-vu/

Daily Tidings – All the Joys of Learning—Without the Tests and Grades: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150830/NEWS/150839994

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Increasing the Ranks of Minority Teachers: http://ijpr.org/post/increasing-ranks-minority-teachers

Dual Enrollment Grows at Yreka High (SOU mentioned): http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20150902/NEWS/150909914

Daily Tidings – New Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing Approved at Southern Oregon University: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150909919/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Ashland’s Art Museum Gets an Interim Boss (Interview with Schneider Museum of Art interim director Scott Malbaurn): http://ijpr.org/post/ashlands-art-museum-gets-interim-boss

Bend Bulletin – The World’s a Stage in Southern Oregon (Oregon Center for the Arts featured): http://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/3428174-151/the-worlds-a-stage-in-southern-oregon#

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Daily Tidings – Trustees OK Pavilion Project Expansion: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150901/NEWS/150909962/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Board Agrees to $3 Million Expansion of McNeal Pavilion Project: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150902/NEWS/150909909/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Sexual Assault Reporting Program: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150827/NEWS/150829864/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOU Recognized as LGBTQ-Friendly: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150828/NEWS/150829817/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Adopts Sexual Assault Reporting Program: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150827/NEWS/150829689/0/SEARCH

KDRV – SOU Named One of Nation’s Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Named_One_of_Nations_Top_25_LGBTQ-Friendly_Campuses.html

KMVU – SOU Named LGBTQ-Friendly Campus: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5410&DateTime=8%2F24%2F2015+10%3A06%3A41+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

KOBI – SOU Named One of Top LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses in Nation: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=9535&DateTime=8%2F24%2F2015+6%3A09%3A21+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

Register Guard – University of Oregon Makes Campus Pride’s List of Top 25 Colleges for LGBTQ Students (SOU also mentioned): http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33432558-75/university-of-oregon-makes-campus-prides-list-of-top-25-colleges-for-lgbt-students.html.csp

Washington Post – New Poll Lists ‘Most Friendly’ Colleges for LGBT Students: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/08/25/new-poll-lists-most-friendly-colleges-for-lgbt-students/

Daily Tidings – Our View: No Need to Rush (Editor on president search): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150904/OPINION/150909922/0/SEARCH