SOU in the News: Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

KATU-TV 2 (Oct. 17) – Early harvest, great grapes for southern Willamette winemakers (mentions of Southern Oregon University Research Center and SOU Professor Greg Jones). http://katu.com/news/local/southern-willamette-winemakers-early-harvest-great-grapes

The Siskiyou (Oct. 19) – ASSOU members critical of expense and planning clarity of Back 2 Class Bash on Oct. 1. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/19/assou-members-say-concert-planning-lacked-transparency/

Pacific University (Oct. 21) – Pacific University graduate Debbie (Kerlinger) O’Dea is now a financial aid counselor at SOU, where she tries to help students have the same kind of amazing college experiences that she had. http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/news-events/pacific-experience-leads-odea-06-student-support

News about SOU academic programs

Daily Tidings (Oct. 18) – SOU students receive initial two Amigo Club scholarships to study at the University of Guanajuato, in Ashland’s Sister City. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161018/sou-students-earn-amigo-club-scholarships

Daily Tidings (Oct. 21) – Switzerland and Oregon practice democracy in surprisingly similar ways, with surprisingly different results (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161021/dispatches-from-europe-both-switzerland-and-oregon-practice-direct-democracy

Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 20) – SOU’s Small Business Development Center helps present the Oct. 22 Business Resource Forum in Medford, to help new businesses. http://ijpr.org/post/southern-oregon-small-businesses-get-help-free#stream/0

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings (Oct. 20) – Ashland High School presents “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” (directed by veteran SOU director Michael J. Hume). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161020/ashland-high-musical-to-run-nov-2-13

Daily Tidings (Oct. 24) – A Southern Oregon University class on art as activism encourages students to move out into the community and move out of their comfort zones. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161024/art-can-transform-our-culture

News about politics, policy and national trends impacting SOU and higher education:

Herald and News (Oct. 17) – Seven ballot measures face Oregon voters (Measure 95 would allow public universities to invest in equities; Measure 97 would benefit education). http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/seven-ballot-issues-face-oregon-voters/article_529b7c45-6d1a-5389-95bf-f4e66e865cdb.html

Daily Tidings (Oct. 17) – Renters protest high cost of Ashland housing (SOU student McKenna Smith quoted). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161017/renters-protest-high-cost-of-home-in-ashland

KTVL-News10 (Oct. 18) – SOU students conflicted on election. http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-students-conflicted-on-voting

Western Journalism (Oct. 18) – Conservative website calls BLM’s proposed expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument a “land grab” and maintains environmentalists associated with SOU were given special notice of planning meeting http://www.westernjournalism.com/monumentalism-blm-land-grab-via-misuse-antiquities-act/

KDRV-NewsWatch 12 (Oct. 19) – The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has registered 1,186 students to vote in next month’s General Election; some prepare to watch final presidential debate. http://www.kdrv.com/news/More_than_1000_Southern_Oregon
_University_Students_Registered_to_Vote.html

Mail Tribune (Oct. 19) – Kristen “Kay” Brooks, the grants coordinator for WorkSource Rogue Valley and a sociology student at SOU, is endorsed for the Ward 3 Medford City Council seat. http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20161019/our-view-brooks-stands-out-in-ward-3-council-race

KTVL-News10 (Oct. 19) – Housing a major issue in Ashland election (council candidate and SOU Professor Dennis Slattery quoted). http://ktvl.com/news/local/housing-availability-a-major-issue-in-ashland-election

The Siskiyou (Oct. 22) – Southern Oregon University is setting a national example for support and intervention through campus programs that address the needs of sexual assault survivors. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/22/sou-sets-standard-for-sexual-assault-response/

Miscellaneous news

Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 19) – Ashland High School student sparks sexual assault awareness (her efforts mirror those of Ashland Police and SOU). http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-high-student-sparks-sexual-assault-awareness#stream/0

YouTube (Oct. 21) – Student Giovanni Pulido, in a 29-second video of campus images, urges others wanting to “take that next big step in life” to join him at Southern Oregon University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB2JniLM8ug&noredirect=1