SOU in the News: Nov. 22 to Nov. 28

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Mail Tribune (Nov. 22) – Pendleton Woolen Mills to open an outlet in the Rogue Valley Mall; Joan McBee, chair of the SOU Business Department, discusses the Pendleton brand and how it fits in the mall. https://goo.gl/3W6DwV

Capital Press, Salem (Nov. 23) – California-based Jackson Family Wines has bought three Oregon wineries or vineyards and is building a 68,000-square-foot wine production facility in McMinnville; SOU wine climatologist and viticulture expert Greg Jones says larger companies entering new territory need to understand regional culture. https://goo.gl/ZzkDly

Daily Tidings; similar story at AmericanTowns.com (Nov. 23) – David Humphrey, director of SOU’s Oregon Center for the Arts, laid the groundwork for an exchange program with the Institute of the Arts Barcelona – Europe’s only international performing arts institution – during a recent trip to Spain. https://goo.gl/AdSyOe and https://goo.gl/j5EoyF

Daily Tidings (Nov. 22) – More than 120 people attended the Amigo Club’s second annual Guanajuato Nights dinner and auction; proceeds go to the Amigo Club’s endowed scholarship fund, administered by the SOU Foundation. https://goo.gl/t2hJ3k

High Country News (Nov. 28) – Gabe and Jill Howe, founders of the Siskiyou Mountain Club and enthusiasts of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area, met as students at SOU. https://goo.gl/0XGd0P

News about SOU academic programs

SOU News; reprinted at Public.com News (Nov. 28) – An event to be held in Medford by the SOU Small Business Development Center is aimed at local entrepreneurs who love creating and owning their businesses, but could benefit from improved understanding of their enterprises’ finances. https://goo.gl/BOhf4n and https://goo.gl/qNBqux.

News about fine and performing arts

Village Life-Sacramento (Nov. 21) – Darek Riley, who received his bachelor of fine arts degree in acting/performance at SOU, played the title role in a production of “Robin Hood” at Sacramento’s B Street stage. https://goo.gl/UE4MH8

News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.; similar story in the Lewiston Tribune (Nov. 22) – Austin Brayfield’s painting took on a new urgency after she was diagnosed with brain cancer; an exhibit that offers both pre- and post-diagnosis works is on display in SOU’s Marion Ady Building through Dec. 9. https://goo.gl/ZWvMQA and https://goo.gl/ATOs55

Argus Observer, Ontario; similar stories in The Register-Guard, Brazil Business Today and KTVZ-TV, Bend (Nov. 24) – Kyle Peets, an adjunct faculty member in SOU’s Emerging Media and Digital Arts Department, explores “Gold Fever” through his new exhibit in the SOU Art Building. https://goo.gl/uHDPe2, https://goo.gl/lNMF01, https://goo.gl/IgrxcK and https://goo.gl/WpMDWe

Daily Tidings (Nov. 28) – Ed Wight, who taught music history and music appreciation for 10 years at SOU, offers pre-concert talks and program notes for the Ashland Chamber Music Concerts, the Oregon Repertory Singers and the Rogue Valley Symphony. https://goo.gl/cIwRq7

KSKQ Radio (Nov. 18) – SOU Honors College students Reilly Nycum, Haley Eck and Cole Barnes read their work at the Words and Wine event at Weisingers winery; the radio station offers a podcast of their readings. https://goo.gl/swyNJV

KSKQ Radio (Nov. 18) – SOU Honors College students Mariah Roley, Dante Fumagalli and Samara Diab read their work at the Words and Wine event at Weisingers winery; the radio station offers a podcast of their readings. https://goo.gl/Ytk72G

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

KOBI-TV 5 (Nov. 22) – Transgender Day of Remembrance was observed at SOU for the third year n a row, raising awareness of transgender issues across the U.S. https://goo.gl/NiVBtx

Miscellaneous news

U.S. News and World Report (Nov. 22) – Students who receive their bachelor’s degrees abroad must have their credentials evaluated before applying for graduate school in the U.S.; SOU is an example of a university that conducts in-house evaluations rather than referring prospective graduate students to credential evaluation companies. https://goo.gl/I3R3im

Mail Tribune (Nov. 21) – Full restoration of Medford’s Holly Theatre could begin in early 2017; the building’s façade was renovated in 2012, before the work was stalled by issues at SOU and Jefferson Public Radio. https://goo.gl/IkzVPH