The Sociology Program is holding the annual induction ceremony for the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society on Monday, April 29 beginning at 7:00pm in the Meese Room, Hannon Library. Alpha Kappa Delta is a non-secret, democratic organization founded in 1920 by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus. It is dedicated to encouraging and stimulating scholarship while promoting the scientific study and advancement of sociology. Throughout the past eight decades, Alpha Kappa Delta has grown to over 80,000 scholars and now has more than 490 chapters established around the world. Continue reading
The Schneider Museum of Art has been awarded a $36,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program to implement the Southern Oregon Site (ART) Project.Working in concert with the Department of Art, the SMA will invite six mid-career Oregon artists to create new work, made in response to ‘site’, which will be shown in 6 one-person museum gallery (or outside courtyard) shows between September 2013 and June 2014. Continue reading
Senior Music Performance Major and Classical Guitarist Tye Austin Hoseclaw has won first prize in the American Protege International Piano & Strings Competition (professional division) and will be featured in a winner’s recital at Carnegie Hall on March 3, 2013.
The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2013 is open to school students and adults of all nationalities and countries. All instruments, including piano, strings, voice and winds are welcome to participate in the Competition.
Congratulations to Tye and to James Edwards, Tye’s teacher!
The Schneider Museum of Art is hosting a talk by SOU Professor Marlene Alt who is participating in the museum’s current faculty exhibition, Seeing 8. Professor Alt will explore over a decade of her installation work, and examine the ways she interprets and represents landscape on Thursday, January 31, at 5:30 PM in the Meese Auditorium at the Center for the Visual Arts on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus. Continue reading
This past summer, Robert “Ellis” Cochran proved that perseverance pays off. After applying three times to the Smithsonian Museum the previous summer, he was finally selected to intern in Washington, D.C., at the National Museum of National History, one position of just eighteen at the prestigious institute and selected from a pool of more than six hundred. Communication professor and one of Ellis’s mentors through the SOU McNair Program, Alena Ruggerio, also commented that “He was perfect for the Smithsonian opportunity because the internship combined his personal passion with his academic training,” since the museum wanted candidates without extensive research experience but still enough to conduct their own projects. His unique opportunity to research how orientation signs affect how much people learn in exhibits allowed him important firsthand experience that reinforced his post-graduation aspiration to get his PhD in rhetoric so he can study the rhetoric and resulting impact of signs in museums and zoos. Ellis also commented that he felt like he was “going to join the Hall of Fame” because the poster resulting from his work will appear in the Smithsonian intern archive.
Professors at SOU keep a busy schedule on top of working with their students and this summer proved no different for Professor Rhett Bender of the music department. On top of performing, Bender spends his summer months directing not one, but two workshops in Southern Oregon—the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop and the Ashland Chamber Music Workshop. Each of these intensives attracts people from across the region, not to mention internationally. He’s been recognized and interviewed by Saxophone Journal for his work both as a mentor and his personal musical accomplishments and the Ashland Chamber Music workshop was featured in All Things Strings, not in small part thanks to what he has
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With politicians from all around the globe agreeing that sustainability and the environment are increasingly important issues to discuss, the United Nations has gathered insight and research from many experts worldwide, including SOU’s assistant professor of geography, Narcisa Pricope. Pricope worked with Professor David López-Carr at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a visiting scholar in order to contribute to the chapter entitled “Land,” which discusses the concern about drylands and the impact globalization and urbanization has on the land in the fifth volume of the UN’s extensive Environmental Outlook report. Her involvement places her among a select group of researchers consulted for their expertise in their respective fields. See the chapter here.