SOU in the News: Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

KDRV-TV 12 and similar story on KOBI-TV 5 (Nov. 7) – Counseling services through the SOU Student Health and Wellness Center are available for students who were affected by the murder of 20-year-old Avi Feldman at a house party early Sunday morning in Ashland. http://www.kdrv.com/news/Best_Friend_Shares_.html
https://kobi5.com/news/remembering-avi-feldman-39599/

The Press, Brentwood, Calif. (Nov. 7) – Mark Stoiber, director of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, is a candidate for the Brentwood City Council. He received bachelor’s degrees from Southern Oregon University in business and economics. http://www.thepress.net/special/brentwood-city-council-race/article_ad25487c-96fd-11e6-8a4b-73fe95cacfea.html

News @ SOU (Nov. 8) – Jad D’Allura, An emeritus professor of geology at SOU, has been awarded a pair of two-year grants for geologic work in Oregon – including one to help create special-purpose maps that show geologic features of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. https://news.sou.edu/2016/11/sou-grants-inclu…ational-monument/

Mail Tribune (Nov. 8) – Dennis Slattery, an SOU business professor and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, won election to the same Ashland City Council seat he first won in 2010, then gave up two years later. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161108/voters-back-lemhouse-slattery-for-council

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 9) – Rogue Valley native Taylor Olson-Hill tells in a radio interview and a talk at SOU about her work at a refugee camp in Greece for displaced Syrians. http://ijpr.org/post/rogue-valley-native-reports-helping-syrian-refugees#stream/0

News @ SOU (Nov. 10) – Students from SOU’s Center for Sustainability will harvest bricks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Green Show plaza” each of the next two Saturday so that the bricks can be reused in pathways at The Farm at SOU. https://news.sou.edu/2016/11/sou-students-to-…reuse-osf-bricks/

Mail Tribune (Nov. 10) – A relatively stress-free weather year has produced average yields and high-quality grapes throughout Oregon for the 2016 vintage, according to Greg Jones, an SOU environmental science professor. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161110/2016-harvest-report-reflects-good-year-for-wine-industry

The Siskiyou (Nov. 10) – ASSUO Student Body President Colin Davis was impeached and removed from office after it was determined in a Nov. 1 student government hearing that he violated procedures in planning this fall’s “Back 2 Class Bash;” Vice President Tyler Takeshita was elevated to ASSUO president. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/11/10/davis-ballin-his-way-out-of-office/

KAJO Radio, Grants Pass (Nov. 11) – On Veterans Day, SOU is included in a list of Southern Oregon organizations that offer services to former members of the U.S. military (SOU’s Veterans Resource Center). http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1478840007&ucat=2,4

KDRV-TV 12 (Nov. 11) – SOU revives a Homecoming Parade tradition that had been on hiatus since 1969, with a procession from the Lithia Park bandshell to “The Hawk” dining facility on campus. http://www.kdrv.com/sports/southern-oregon-university/SOU_Brings_Back_Homecoming_Parade.html

News @ SOU (Nov. 11) – On Veterans Day at SOU, President Linda Schott will be among the speakers at a reception to recognize the 247 military-affiliated students on campus; veteran students Justin Jones and Chris Vorgang are honored in the online newsletter of the Colorado-based firm Innovative Educators. https://news.sou.edu/2016/11/veterans-and-the-sou-community/

Helena (Mont.) Independent Record (Nov. 13) – Angela Poole, the new manager of the Helena Civic Center, chose to get her education at Southern Oregon University – where she did stage management, costuming and lighting – so she could be close to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. http://helenair.com/entertainment/yourtime/angela-poole-has-her-dream-job-managing-the-helena-civic/article_b1598fea-a700-5705-b149-743301fadc00.html

News about SOU academic programs

Daily Tidings (Nov. 7) – Students in Adjunct Professor Tiffany Morey’s Criminology and Criminal Justice 241 class at SOU felt the heat in a series of “shoot, don’t shoot” scenarios based on real-life police incidents. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161107/to-shoot-or-not-to-shoot

Coos Bay World (Nov. 11) – Mark Tveskov, an SOU anthropology professor, will discuss “The Archaeology of the Rogue River War” next April 15 as part of a geology lectures series at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. http://theworldlink.com/lifestyles/go/learn-about-estuary-circulation-and-coos-bay/article_49bc6c48-95c4-595f-b6f3-878dc008d5cc.html

Daily Tidings (Nov. 13) – Sara Antonuccio, a participant in the Democracy Project of the SOU Honors College, looks at the collaboration of science, democracy and citizenship during a visit to European Council for Nuclear Research’s CERN particle accelerator (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161113/dispatches-from-europe-science-democracy-and-citizenship-can-work-together

News about fine and performing arts

Mail Tribune (Nov. 8) – SOU’s Department of Performing Arts presents Bertold Brecht’s “The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui” – a satirical allegory about a Hitler-like figure trying to take over the cauliflower market. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161108/sou-presents-the-resistible-rise-of-arturo-ui

Mail Tribune (Nov. 10) – A Rogue Valley production company made up of SOU alumni will make its first independent film in 2017 – a drama about a terminally ill young woman’s decision to end her life under Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161109/emma-was-here-explores-death-with-dignity

KDRV-TV 12 (Nov. 9) – Bailey Aldrich, an SOU sophomore who is studying music education, is a contestant in the Nov. 12 Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars, at North Medford High School. http://www.kdrv.com/news/Dancing_with_the_Rogue_Valley_Stars_Bailey_Aldrich.html

BroadwayWorld.com/Sacramento (Nov. 9) – Darek Riley, who received his bachelor of fine arts degree in acting/performance from SOU, plays Robin Hood in Greg Banks’ adaptation of “Robin Hood” at Sacremento’s B Street Theatre. http://www.broadwayworld.com/sacramento/article/B-Street-Theatres-Family-Series-Presents-ROBIN-HOOD-by-Playwright-Greg-Banks-20161109#

Daily Tidings (Nov. 10) – A performance of American music by the Jefferson State Choral Coalition at SOU’s Music Recital Hall is among five live entertainment options for the weekend. http://www.dailytidings.com/entertainment/20161110/5-picks-for-live-entertainment

Mail Tribune (Nov. 11) – SOU’s production of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” and the Jefferson State Choral Coalition’s “American Musical Experience” at the SOU Music Recital Hall are among five weekend options for live entertainment. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161111/5-picks-for-live-entertainment

Daily Tidings and similar story in Mail Tribune (Nov. 11) – The Rogue Riverkeeper Wild & Scenic Film Festival was presented on Sunday at SOU’s Music Recital Hall. http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20161111/NEWS/161119946 and http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20161111/get-out-friday-nov-11

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

KTVL-TV 10 (Nov. 9) – Several students contacted on the SOU campus were among the Rogue Valley residents who were upset about results of the Nov. 8 general election. http://ktvl.com/news/local/trumps-policies-may-not-affect-southern-oregon-immediately

Portland Business Journal (Nov. 9) – SOU President Linda Schott and the presidents of Oregon’s other six public universities issued a joint statement in the wake of Measure 97’s defeat to say they will work together to convince lawmakers that financial support for higher education should be among Oregon’s top priorities. http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2016/11/09/after-measure-97-failure-university-presidents.html

Miscellaneous news

Capital Press (Nov. 8) – Weather patterns in the Western U.S. have been a month ahead of the calendar for most of 2016, with the amount of rain and snow that fell during October anywhere from 150 percent to 400 percent of normal, according to Greg Jones, a wine climatologist at SOU. http://www.capitalpress.com/Nation_World/Nation/20161108/western-weather-is-a-month-ahead-of-the-calendar

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 9) – Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University visits the JPR studio for a 21-minute discussion of the universe prior to his two lectures at SOU as part of the university’s campus theme of “Shapes of Curiosity.” http://ijpr.org/post/lawrence-krauss-reports-dawn-time#stream/0

Mail Tribune and similar story in Corvallis Gazette-Times (Nov. 10) – Kevin Talbert, a retired SOU administrator, is filling the remainder of the term until January for State Sen. Alan Bates, who died Aug. 5; Republican Alan DeBoer won the seat in last week’s election, accounting for a one-seat loss statewide for Democrats. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161110/democrats-still-control-oregon-legislature-minus-bates-seat and
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/democrats-still-control-oregon-legislature-minus-a-seat/article_df0845c9-44a9-5bf0-94db-9b18c72ae862.html

Mail Tribune and Oregon Public Broadcasting (Nov. 11) – Students from SOU’s Center for Sustainability are harvesting brings from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show Plaza for use in paths at The Farm in Ashland. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161111/the-bricks-at-osf-gets-facelift-more-seating and http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-shakespeare-festival-venue-construction-green-show/