SOU In the News: Nov. 17 – 23

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Ashlanders Poised to Fill Buckley Seat: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151117/NEWS/151119859/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

KDRV – SOU Students Partner with City of Ashland to Survey Stores on Plastic Bag Ban: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Partner_With_City_of_Ashland_to_Survey_Stores_on_Plastic_Bag_Ban.html

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

The Siskiyou – The Secret Life of Your Trash: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/the-secret-life-of-your-trash/

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Performing Arts Reviews – Center State Theater’s Seagull: http://performingarts.reviews/2015/11/19/center-stage-theaters-seagull/

Mail Tribune – Holidays to Hit a High Note: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151120/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151119964

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

The Siskiyou – FemFest Slammin’: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/femfest-slammin/

Daily Tidings – APD Det. Hull Speaks Saturday at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151117/NEWS/151119840

 

Miscellaneous News:

KDRV – SOU Students Discuss France Attacks: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Discuss_France_Attacks_.html

KTVL – Student: Islam is Not a Violent Religion: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_student-islam-not-violent-religion-18471.shtml

Daily Tidings – Sister City Relationship Celebrated at “Guanajuato Nights”: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151116/NEWS/151119862

The Siskiyou – Coming Together in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/coming-together-in-wake-of-terrorist-attacks/

KTVL – SOU Responding to Racist Social Media Posts: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5425&DateTime=11%2F19%2F2015+6%3A01%3A48+AM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

The Siskiyou – ’Riding the Yak’ to Racism: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/19/riding-the-yak-to-racism/

KTVL – Social Media Threat at SOU: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18520.shtml

The Siskiyou – The Black Market Parking Industry: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/22/the-black-market-parking-industry/

Best Kept College Secrets – Southern Oregon University: http://bestkeptcollegesecrets.com/2015/11/southern-oregon-university/

Training Update: Response to Active Shooter

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The next opportunity to take part in Campus Public Safety’s Response to Active Shooter training will be Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Arena inside the Stevenson Union.

This session is being offered the day after SOU Emergency Management Team personnel attend a training put on jointly by the FBI and regional law enforcement that responded to the shooting at Umpqua Community College. The FBI training will focus on lessons learned from that incident and information gleaned there will be incorporated as appropriate into the Response to Active Shooter training on Dec. 3. There is no need to RSVP. If you have not yet attended a training session, you are encouraged to do so at this time.

Additional training opportunities will be announced as they are scheduled.

SOU In the News: Nov. 10 – 16

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Ashland Pot Activist’s Life Changed in German Prison (SOU alumnus featured): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151116/NEWS/151119888/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Daily Tidings – SOU Puts Fresh Twist on Shakespeare and Chekhov: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109849/0/SEARCH

Performing Arts Reviews – Center State Theater’s Caliban’s Dreams: http://performingarts.reviews/2015/11/10/center-stage-theaters-calibans-dreams/

Daily Tidings – Backstage: After the ‘Tempest’ – Caliban continued: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151101/NEWS/151109997

Daily Tidings – SOU Stages Adaptation of Checkov’s ‘Seagull’: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151115/NEWS/151119889/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

KOBI – Five on 5: Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble: https://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/marjorie-trueblood-gamble-director-of-diversity-sou-3992/

Daily Tidings – Mexican Official to Speak at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151112/NEWS/151119919/0/SEARCH

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Oregonian/Oregon Live – Oregon Cuts Spending on Higher Education Deeper than Every State but One: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/11/oregon_cuts_spending_on_higher.html#incart_river

Chronicle of Higher Education – U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors: http://chronicle.com/article/US-to-Put-New-Requirements/234082

Inside Higher Ed – New Panel to Examine Future of Undergraduate Education: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/11/05/new-panel-examine-future-undergraduate-education?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=a4a1cf518d-DNU20151105&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-a4a1cf518d-198630913

Chronicle of Higher Education – The Higher Education Act Just Turned 50. Has It Done What It Was Supposed To?: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Higher-Education-Act-Just/234110?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en&elq=9540aa4fd9474a148cad3f1cf3d4865a&elqCampaignId=1789&elqaid=6820&elqat=1&elqTrackId=1ecc48bf8d38410db2b923d9f2e19179

Register Guard – [Opinion] Legislation’s Goal is to Make College Affordable for Everyone: http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/33674883-78/legislations-goal-is-to-make-college-affordable-for-everyone.html.csp

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

KOBI – Five on 5: Peter Buckley (features discussion on future of SOU): https://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/state-rep-peter-buckley-d-ashland-4443/

KMVU – SOU President Search: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5410&DateTime=11%2F11%2F2015+10%3A20%3A09+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

KOBI – SOU President Search: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=9535&DateTime=11%2F11%2F2015+6%3A10%3A20+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

The Siskiyou – “Perfect Person” Search for New SOU President: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/15/perfect-person-search-for-new-sou-president/

 

Miscellaneous News:

KTVL – Southern Oregon University Sees Record Enrollment: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18367.shtml

Daily Tidings – Enrollment Numbers Slightly Up at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109850/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Ashlanders Tell Tales of WWII History on the Radio Wednesday: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151110/NEWS/151119990/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Enrollment Numbers Slightly Up at SOU: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109635/0/SEARCH

Radio World – FCC Dismisses Application in Oldest NCE Comparative Case (JPR featured): http://www.radioworld.com/article/fcc-dismisses-application-in-oldest-nce-comparative-case/277474

World News – SOU 2015 Fall Enrollment Increases: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/09/SOU_2015_Fall_Enrollment_Increases_Southern_Oregon_Universit/

The Siskiyou – Campus Parking: “It’s a Battle!”: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/12/campus-parking-its-a-battle/

Mail Tribune – Veterans Day Events Cover the Valley: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151110/NEWS/151119990

KDRV – SOU Students Participate in National Call to Action: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Participate_in_National_Call_to_Action_.html

Daily Tidings – Our View: SOU By the Numbers: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151113/OPINION/151119924/0/SEARCH

Rogue Valley Messenger – The Art of Business: Cascades Hub has Been Helping Incubate Local Theater Companies: http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/the-art-of-business-cascades-hub-has-been-helping-incubate-local-theater-companies/

The Siskiyou – Students React to French Attacks: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/14/breaking-news-france-closes-borders-after-attacks/

KDRV – SOU Students Discuss France Attacks: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Discuss_France_Attacks_.html

Portland Business Journal – List Leaders: Visit Oregon’s 5 Biggest Universities: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2015/11/list-leaders-visit-oregons-5-biggest-universities.html?ana=e_ptl_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2015-11-16&u=uVWD47DRIoSBqMke9XW%2BnwTS1f%2F&t=1447690885

Mexican Official Juan Carlos Romero Hicks to Speak at SOU

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, a high-ranking official in Mexico and graduate of Southern Oregon University, will give a presentation this Friday on campus at SOU. The presentation, “The Politics, Economics, and Culture of Mexico” will discuss those aspects of Mexico from his perspective as former professor and chancellor of University of Guanajuato, governor of the State of Guanajuato, Director General for the Mexican National Science and Technology Council, and his current position of federal Senator.

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After receiving a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Guanajuato, Romero earned master’s degrees from SOU in business administration as well as social sciences. In 1992 he was named SOU’s Distinguished Alumnus.

“We are very pleased to welcome Senator Romero back to Ashland and Southern Oregon University,” said SOU President Roy Saigo. “His message, based on decades of experience and expertise in education and politics, is one that we think our students and the entire community will appreciate.”

The presentation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium inside the Center for Visual Arts on SOU’s main Ashland campus. It is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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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, RVTD Win Award for Transportation Options Outreach

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and Rogue Valley Transportation District’s Drive Less Connect: SOU program was recently awarded the 2015 Oregon Transportation Options Program of the Year Award by the Transportation Options Group of Oregon. The award was announced at the Oregon Public Transportation Conference in October. Drive Less Connect: SOU received the award for developing and implementing a first-of-its-kind, innovative and successful transportation options outreach program for a college campus.

The program was implemented through a partnership between Southern Oregon University, Rogue Valley Transportation District, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Drive Less Connect: SOU was designed to help and encourage students to reduce drive-alone trips and explore biking, walking, carpooling, and public transit opportunities to get to campus, work, or beyond. SOU student ambassadors administered the program on campus through events and challenges, presentations, and partnerships with other campus groups to connect students to resources to help them find alternatives to driving. More than 14 percent of SOU Students participated in the program, a participation rate that exceeded traditional programs of this kind. Results show that students reduced their drive alone trips and that the program helped them increase trips taken by transit, carpooling, walking and biking.
While the program officially ended last year, RVTD and ODOT are providing funds to SOU for a student transportation options coordinator to build off of the momentum Drive Less Connect: SOU created and continue helping students connect to their transportation options. The program is now housed at SOU’s Commuter Resource Center.

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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: Nov. 3 – 9

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Saigo Makes Diversity a Priority at Southern Oregon University: http://diverseeducation.com/article/78745/

KDRV – Honoring a Lost SOU Raider: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Honoring_a_Lost_SOU_Raider.html

KOBI – Hundreds Unite to Honor SOU Coach’s Baby Boy: https://kobi5.com/news/hundreds-unite-to-honor-sou-coachs-baby-boy-4121/

KOBI – Vigil for SOU Coach’s Baby Who Died from SIDS: https://kobi5.com/news/vigil-for-sou-coachs-baby-who-died-from-sids-4095/

Daily Tidings – A Path Appears (feature on student project): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151106/NEWS/151109896/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Students Help Restore Area Around Ashland Pond: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151107/NEWS/151109868/0/SEARCH

Oxford University Press Blog – How to Solve an Anagram (Professor Battistella): http://blog.oup.com/2015/11/solve-anagram-game/

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

Daily Tidings – Our View: Climate Week Warms Up: https://kobi5.com/news/vigil-for-sou-coachs-baby-who-died-from-sids-4095/

Daily Tidings – The Challenge is On During Ashland’s Climate Week: https://kobi5.com/news/vigil-for-sou-coachs-baby-who-died-from-sids-4095/

The Siskiyou – Race Awareness: “Learn That Story”: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/07/race-awareness-learn-that-story/

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

KDRV – President Search Continues: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5420&DateTime=11%2F5%2F2015+5%3A10%3A08+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

Daily Tidings – Ashlanders Visit Cuba as Relations Thaw (Trustee Les AuCoin featured): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151107/NEWS/151109876/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Ashlanders Visit Cuba as Relations Thaw (Trustee Les AuCoin featured): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151107/NEWS/151109691/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – Our View: Venting Frustration: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151103/OPINION/151109969/0/SEARCH

KDRV – Race Awareness Week at SOU: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5420&DateTime=11%2F2%2F2015+6%3A09%3A23+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

The Siskiyou – How Do You Identify: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/05/how-do-you-identify/

National Journal – Gillibrand, McCaskill Hope to Derail Greek-Backed Campus Sexual Assault Bill (SOU mentioned): http://www.nationaljournal.com/s/92072/gillibrand-mccaskill-hope-derail-greek-backed-campus-sexual-assault-bill

SOU 2015 Fall Enrollment Increases

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(Ashland, Ore.) — For the second year in a row, Southern Oregon University’s fall enrollment has increased over the previous year. Fall 2015 enrollment data certified this week by the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission indicate that enrollment climbed to 6,215 students this fall, a 0.2 percent increase compared to fall 2014.

“Though modest, this increase was achieved while we are operating under a retrenchment plan that projected an enrollment decline this year, so we are thrilled to see enrollment go up for the second year in a row,” said SOU President Roy Saigo. “This illustrates our commitment to educating Oregonians and preparing the next generation of the state’s middle class to enter the workforce.”

One major factor in the University’s enrollment increase is the substantial number of new freshmen attending SOU this fall. The number of first-year students is up 17 percent from last year, constituting the largest freshman class in 12 years.

Other factors include increases in the number of non-resident students, international students, and students of color, which saw increases of 7.4, 4.7, and 7.3 percent, respectively.

Strong retention numbers also contributed to the overall enrollment increase, as 72 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen from fall 2014 were retained to this fall while the retention rate for all admitted undergraduates reached 76 percent from year to year. “These strong retention rates are testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff,” Dr. Saigo said, “and with the commitment to and investment in higher education that the Oregon Legislature made for the next biennium, we will be investing in strategies designed to result in these numbers continuing to grow.”

SOU is now accepting applications for the winter, spring, summer, and fall 2016 terms.

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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: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Grant Helps SOU Student Study Overseas: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151026/NEWS/151029883/0/SEARCH

KTVL – Planets Configure in Unusual Alignment (Professor Panos Photinos featured): http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18250.shtml

The Drinks Business – Cool Climate Symposium to Feature ‘Who’s Who’ of Wine (professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/10/cool-climate-symposium-to-feature-whos-who-of-wine/

Wines and Vines – Oregon to Host Terroir Congress (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=160017

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

KDRV – SOU Wins National Sustainability Award: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Wins_National_Sustainability_Award.html

World News – SOU Wins National Sustainability Award: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/10/26/SOU_Wins_National_Sustainability_Award_Southern_Oregon_Unive/

Nugget News – Sisters Man is Hall of Famer (feature on alumnus Ross Kennedy): http://www.nuggetnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=6&SubSectionID=6&ArticleID=24154

The World Link – New Vice Principal Starts at Winter Lakes (feature on alumnae Amy Flora): http://theworldlink.com/coquillevalley/news/education/new-vice-principal-starts-at-winter-lakes/article_9eab2dac-0af7-5ce3-bbd4-e80cf5edf5dd.html

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Mail Tribune – ‘Denatured’ Exhibit Explores Digital Revolution’s Influence on Contemporary Culture: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151027/ENTERTAINMENT/151029654/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – ‘Denatured’ Exhibit Explores Digital Revolution’s Influence on Contemporary Culture: http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/search?q=southern%20oregon%20university%26TaxonomyId%232324&Start=0&execute=1&BuildNavigators=1&Category=

Daily Tidings – Backstage: After the ‘Tempest’ – Caliban Continued: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151101/NEWS/151109997/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Race Awareness Week at Southern Oregon University: http://ijpr.org/post/mon-830-race-awareness-week-southern-oregon-u

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Chronicle of Higher Education – Average Student Debt Climbed Higher in 2014, Study Finds: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/average-student-debt-climbed-higher-in-2014-study-finds/106084?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elq=27959711ef154a57a53aa28d5649e937&elqCampaignId=1703&elqaid=6695&elqat=1&elqTrackId=acf5ac7476ab468fa86c7f725deeea59

Chronicle of Higher Education – Education Dept. Releases 2 Sets of Rules to Simplify Student Borrowing: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-releases-2-rules-for-students-and-borrowers/106089?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elq=27959711ef154a57a53aa28d5649e937&elqCampaignId=1703&elqaid=6695&elqat=1&elqTrackId=083fa8545f874c0480eed8866af0b13e

Inside Higher Ed – SAT’s Racial Impact: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/10/27/study-finds-race-growing-explanatory-factor-sat-scores-california?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=9100c271bb-DNU201510027&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-9100c271bb-198630913

Inside Higher Ed – Working Learners: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/10/28/study-calls-stronger-connection-between-jobs-and-education?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=7377b430ba-DNU201510028&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-7377b430ba-198630913

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

The Siskiyou – President Saigo Breaks the Silence: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/10/29/president-saigo-breaks-the-silence/

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – Human Bean to Set Up Shop at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151026/NEWS/151029884/0/SEARCH

KTVL – Human Bean Opens at SOU: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18233.shtml

The Siskiyou – Local Concerns About Drought Focus on SOU: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/10/29/local-concerns-about-drought-focus-on-sou/

KOBI – “Five on 5”: Dr. Roy Saigo – SOU Interim President: https://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/dr-roy-saigo-sou-interim-president-3487/

Built Oregon – Cracking the Entrepreneurial Code: An Interview with Augusto Carneiro, Co-Founder of Nossa Familia (SOU SBDC featured): http://builtoregon.com/2015/10/cracking-the-entrepreneurial-code-an-interview-with-augusto-carneiro-co-founder-of-nossa-familia/

The Siskiyou – Drinking Still Not Encouraged in the Library: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/10/30/drinking-still-not-encourgaed-in-the-library/

Daily Tidings – SOU Neighbors Vent About Exhaust Noise from Remodeled Science Building: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151101/NEWS/151109994/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Neighbors Vent About Exhaust Noise from Remodeled Science Building: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151101/NEWS/151109997/0/SEARCH