The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Theatre Arts program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith in the Center Stage Theatre on the Southern Oregon University campus. Performances run on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7 at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8 at 2 p.m.

One of the most popular comedies of all time, “She Stoops to Conquer” centers on the misadventures of Marlow, a young gentleman who can barely speak to genteel ladies but easily flirts with lower-class women. Enter Kate Hardcastle, a cousin of Shakespeare’s resourceful comic heroines, who conquers—and reforms—our callow hero by stooping to the disguise of a serving girl. Subtitled “The Mistakes of a Night,” Goldsmith’s play abounds with pranks and deceptions and some of the most memorable comic characters ever created.

“This is possibly the funniest, most accessible play of the Restoration comedy of manners genre,” said director Dennis Smith. “At the time that Goldsmith wrote the play, there were two types of comedies: romantic comedies, intended to create emotion in the audience, and laughing comedies. This play is a laughing comedy in the style of Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors,’ with lots of satire, farce, mistaken identities and physical theatre.”

Smith, an emeritus professor with the SOU Theatre Arts program, has directed 30 productions in 26 seasons at Southern Oregon University, most recently “Lucky Stiff” by Ahrens and Flaherty, “Taking Steps” by Alan Ayckbourn, “Wild Oats” by John O’Keeffe, his adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen, and “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard. He has also directed productions for the Rogue Opera, Britt Festivals, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and Lyric Theatre.

The ensemble features Sarah Brizek, Mark Brown, Connor Bryant, Connor Chaney, Charlie Melville, Karl Osladil, Chandler Parrott-Thomas, Jonathan Reeves, Kyle Sanderson, Neal Schoonmaker, Erik Weiss, Mig Windows and Aleah Zimmer. “This production is a wonderful chance for the cast to explore a classic genre and develop technical comedic skills,” said Smith. “Such modern-day playwrights as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Noël Coward and Tom Stoppard carry on Goldsmith’s comedic tradition.”

The scenic designer is Sean O’Skea, costume designer is Clara Painter, lighting designer is Katherine Landon and sound designer is Evan Carbone. The assistant director is Geoffrey Brabham, technical direction is by Jesse Purkerson and stage manager is Steven Beatty.

Tickets are $21 regular admission, $18 senior, and $6 for students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the SOU Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at sou.edu/performingarts.

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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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SOU Campus Theme on Revolution: Creative Arts and Power in the 21st Century

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Campus Theme series on Revolution continues this week with a panel discussion exploring the relationship between the creative arts and power. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Miles Inada, Professor of Art and Emerging Media at SOU, who will be joined by other SOU faculty in the creative arts. The event will be held Wednesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium inside the Art Building on the SOU campus.

Rapidly changing forces of finance and technology are revolutionizing the way in which people across the globe understand and interact with each other and the world. The panel will address questions on how these changes impact the role and work of contemporary creative artists and how their work is made, seen, and understood by the public.

The SOU Campus Theme Series promotes intellectually stimulating and healthy conversations on a different theme each year, creating opportunities for the campus and community to engage in discussions across disciplines on a topic important to us all. The series will continue with additional lectures and panel discussions throughout the year. All campus theme events are free and open to the public.

Panelists joining Dr. Inada for Thursday’s presenation include: David Bithell, Professor, Art & Emerging Media; Melissa Geppert, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History; Robert Arellano, Professor, Creative Writing & Emerging Media

For more information, visit the campus theme website at www.sou.edu/humanities, where you can also find information on other campus theme events this term, or call Prakash Chenjeri (541 552-6034) or Daniel Morris (541 552-6740).

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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 Board Elects Leadership

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(Ashland, Ore.) —The Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees elected leadership positions during its meeting Friday, Jan. 30, naming Trustees Bill Thorndike and April Sevcik Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.

Both were elected by unanimous vote.

Chair Thorndike is a 1972 graduate of Medford Senior High, and graduated in 1976 from Lewis & Clark College with a BS in Business Administration. His honors include the SOLV/Tom McCall Leadership Award and the Glenn Jackson Leadership Award from Willamette University. A third-generation Rogue Valley resident, he resides in rural Jackson County with his wife Angela Littlefield, an equestrian judge.

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“This is a tremendously exciting time for SOU to be moving forward in its mission,” Thorndike said. “I look forward to participating in this new local governance of the University.”

Vice Chair Sevcik earned a Bachelor of Science from SOU in 1969. She has also completed extensive post-graduate work in training, sales, human resources, accounting and board development. Her honors include being named the Medford Chamber of Commerce’s First Citizen and being a recipient of the Southern Oregon University President’s Medal.

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In addition to electing leadership, the Board also adopted a series of organizational documents, including bylaws, conduct, delegation of authority, committees, and Board performance and responsibilities.

The Board created three standing committees: Executive and Audit, Finance and Administration, and Academic and Student Affairs. Trustee Paul Nicholson was appointed chair of the Finance and Administration Committee and Trustee Teresa Sayre was appointed chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Chair Thorndike will also serve as chair of the Executive and Audit Committee.

Trustee Nicholson is Executive Director Emeritus of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he served as Executive Director from 1995 – 2012. Trustee Sayre is currently Superintendent of the Phoenix-Talent School District.

The Board will officially take over governance of SOU on July 1 of this year, but has been empowered by Governor John Kitzhaber to take the organizational steps necessary in order to begin governing effectively on that date.

“Today marks a milestone for Southern Oregon University,” said SOU President Roy Saigo. “We are very pleased to have such a dedicated and supportive group of citizens helping to chart the future of the University.”

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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: Jan. 24 – 30

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KOBI – Governor Kitzhaber Focuses on Education in Rogue Valley Visit: http://kobi5.com/news/local-news/item/gov-kitzhaber-focused-on-education-in-rogue-valley-visit.html?category_id=3#.VMZwGC4YFdc

KDRV – SOU’s “You Have Options” Program in 20/20 Spotlight: http://www.kdrv.com/you-have-options-in-national-spotlight/

KATU – Watch 20/20 Tonight: Giving Rape Survivors the Control: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Watch-2020-tonight-Giving-rape-survivors-the-control-289628081.html

ABC News (20/20 Program) – Student Learns Boyfriend Sexually Assaulted Her While She Was Asleep:

Pt. 1: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/student-learns-boyfriend-sexually-assaulted-asleep-28447125

Pt. 2: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/police-set-sting-record-student-admitting-sexual-assault-28447173

Daily Tidings – Schneider Museum of Art Holds Family Day: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129910/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Black Panther Founder to Speak at SOU: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150126/NEWS/150129788/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Since You Asked: SOU Has Gone Through Many Monikers: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129790/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Black Panther Founder Still Fights for Justice: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150125/NEWS/150129913/0/SEARCH

NBC Sports – NAIA National Champs Asking for Donations to Buy Championship Rings: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/26/naia-national-champs-asking-for-donations-to-buy-championship-rings/

MovieMaker – Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2015: http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/news/best-places-live-work-moviemaker-2015-top-five-towns/5/

Go Local PDX – 10 Oregon Colleges with the Most Reported Crime: http://www.golocalpdx.com/news/10-oregon-colleges-with-the-most-reported-crime

Daily Tidings – Howard Named NAIA Coach of the Year: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150128/SPORTS/150129869/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Following Stafford’s Threads: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150127/NEWS/150129689/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Southern Oregon University Zeroes in on First Men’s Soccer Coach: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150128/SPORTS/150129858/0/SEARCH

Herald and News – SOU Football Coach Named NAIA Coach of the Year: http://www.heraldandnews.com/sports/college/sou-football-coach-named-naia-coach-of-the-year/article_6baca586-a6c0-11e4-bf98-a7ca55912301.html

JPR – The Jefferson Exchange: Homelessness So Close It Can’t Be Ignored (audio in link): http://ijpr.org/post/homelessness-so-close-it-cant-be-ignored

The Oregonian – SOU’s Craig Howard Named Rawlings NAIA Coach of the Year: http://blog.oregonlive.com/cascadeconference/2015/01/sous_craig_howard_named_rawlin.html

Daily Tidings – Learning on the Job: Business Students Master Their Craft While Helping a Local Timber Business: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150129/NEWS/150129838/101059/NEWS

Mail Tribune – Since You Asked: Students Who Owe Can Be Blocked From Classes: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150130/NEWS/150139989/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Ashland Named Best Town for Movie Makers: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150129/NEWS/150129849/0/SEARCH

KOBI – The Harsh Reality of Coming Out (features SOU student): http://kobi5.com/news/local-news/item/the-harsh-reality-of-coming-out.html?category_id=3#.VMulVi4YFdc

Seed Quest – Southern Oregon University Receives Gift from Territorial Seed Company: http://www.seedquest.com/news.php?type=news&id_article=58519&id_region=&id_category=&id_crop=

JPR – Next Steps on Ashland Biomass Project (Audio included in link): http://ijpr.org/post/next-steps-ashland-biomass-project

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra performing music from the British Isles

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra performing “Dives and Lazarus: Music from the British Isles” on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall.

The Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra will perform a collection of Celtic toe-tappers and heart-warming ballads, concluding with music from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. “I am thrilled to finally perform a concert for our home audience in the Rogue Valley after being on the road with the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra,” said ensemble director of Rhett Bender. “Many of these pieces have never been performed before at SOU.”

Last month, the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra was selected for the opening concert of the Region 1 Meeting of the North American Saxophone Alliance at Western Washington University in Bellingham. The North American Saxophone Alliance members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. Bender, as an Alliance member, performed with Mazama Saxophone Quartet at the World Saxophone Congress, an international convention held every three years, in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 2013 and Bangkok, Thailand, in 2010.

The ensemble has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show, Britt Festivals, Oregon Music Educators’ Conference and KTVL-Medford Channel 10 Morning News. Bender has performed as a guest of the Longkou Jingsheng Musical Instrument Co. at the China Music Trade Show in Shanghai. He was also the soprano saxophonist with the Globe Quartet on tour in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska this summer.

Tickets are $10, $5 senior and free to full-time students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at sou.edu/performingarts. Contact the box office for discounts offered to SOU alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants and SNAP/Oregon Trail cardholders.

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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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SOU Receives Gift from Territorial Seed Company

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(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Center for Sustainability (CFS) recently received a major gift from Cottage Grove-based Territorial Seed Company. The gift of seeds from Territorial will make it possible for CFS to again provide low-cost fruits and vegetables to the SOU campus community in 2015.

The fruits and vegetables to be grown this year will be distributed at a weekly low-cost farm stand to SOU students, distributed to SOU Dining facilities, and sold to SOU faculty and staff through a CSA subscription program.

Territorial Seed Company has been generously providing advice and support to CFS since Territorial Owner and SOU alumnus Tom Johns visited the site for an opening reception last June. Thanks to the donation from Territorial Seed Company, and the donations of many others, CFS expects to grow its on-campus environmental programming this year.

CFS is currently working with the City of Ashland, Rogue Valley Farm to School, Ashland School District, and OSU Extension to develop the infrastructure and programming necessary to serve the region as a resource for sustainability education and sustainable business incubation.

The seeds donated by Territorial Seed Company include many exciting heirloom varieties, according to SOU Professor and CFS Faculty Director Vincent Smith. “The heirloom varieties we will grow this year were selected for their exceptional flavor and for their proven performance in our region,” he said.

SOU biology major and CFS Farm manager Jessica Harper stated, “I can’t wait to begin planting! We were able to choose a diverse and excellent variety of seeds for this season.”

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.

About the SOU Center for Sustainability

The SOU Center for Sustainability is a living and learning laboratory for applied research and projects in sustainability. The Center serves as a community resource for sustainability education, fosters sustainable business development, promotes interconnectedness, and facilitates leadership training through thoughtful learning and practice. Visit sou.edu/sustainable/center-for-sustainability

The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Theatre Arts program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams in the Center Square Theatre on the Southern Oregon University campus. Performances run on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 19-21 and Feb. 26-28 at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1 at 2 p.m.

Tennessee Williams, one of America’s greatest playwrights, had his first success with this plaintive, semi-autobiographical memory play, focusing on a family struggling with the terrible burdens of love: the restless dreamer Tom, his fragile sister Laura, and their domineering mother Amanda, a faded Southern belle desperate to find a suitor for the pathologically shy Laura. A Gentleman Caller finally arrives, and alters the family’s life forever. Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “a certifiable masterpiece.”

“The complexity of the characters and the poetry of the language is what drew me to this play,” said director James Edmondson. “Williams tackles human isolation, universal longing and the courage of small lives. His storytelling style, which combines realism with theatricality, is compelling.”

Edmondson has been acting and directing since 1971. He previously directed eight productions for SOU, most recently “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Cyrano Project.”  In his 38 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Edmondson directed 34 productions and acted in nearly 100 roles, including Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” and Richard in “Richard II.” He has worked for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, among others.

Rebecca Curtis plays Laura, Tamra Mathias plays Amanda, Henry Steelhammer plays Tom and Devin White plays the Gentleman Caller. “This cast has a depth of understanding and compassion and the willingness to take risks,” said Edmondson. “They are gaining a deeper understanding of another time in American life.”

The scenic designer is Marc Wheeler, costume designer is Shannon Benn, lighting designer is Sarah Schwartz and sound designer is Jonathan Pratt. The assistant director is Natalia Regalia-Affinito, technical direction is by JC Leyson and stage manager is Sabrina Schmit.

Tickets are $21 regular admission, $18 senior, and $6 for students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the SOU Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at sou.edu/performingarts.

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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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SOU In the News: Jan. 17 – 23

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Mail Tribune – A Look at the Life and Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150116/ENTERTAINMENT/150119793/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – MLK Jr. Celebration: “Progress is Not Inevitable”: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150118/NEWS/150119631/0/SEARCH

The Siskiyou – Raiders Soccer – What’s Next for New Team: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/01/21/raiders-soccer-whats-next-for-the-new-team/

ABC News – Southern Oregon University Program Helps Student Who Was Raped Find Justice: http://abcnews.go.com/US/southern-oregon-university-program-helps-student-raped-find/story?id=28384783

KDRV – SOU Students Celebrate Roe v. Wade: http://www.kdrv.com/42nd-anniversary-of-roe-vs-wade/

KTVL – Ashland Named Best Filmmaking City (SOU mentioned): http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_ashland-ranked-best-filmmaking-city-15225.shtml

Daily Tidings – Local Sexual Assault Reporting Program in National TV Spotlight: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150122/NEWS/150129936/0/SEARCH

ABC News: Campus Confidential Airing on 20/20 Friday: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2015/01/campus-confidential-airing-on-2020-friday-january-23-10-pm-et-on-abc/

Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents percussion duo, Bleep Bloop

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents a variety of new arrangements and original music by percussion duo Bleep Bloop in the SOU Music Recital Hall on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

Bleep Bloop consists of SOU graduate percussionists Jeffrey Kolega and Colin Malloy. They formed Bleep Bloop last year when Kolega and Malloy discovered that their musical interests were similar and decided to work on music together, outside of class. This is the first full-length concert prepared by the pair completely outside of their academic responsibilities.

The duo has been heavily influenced by minimalism. This concert features minimalist works or works with minimalist elements, including four works by Steve Reich, one of the founders of the minimalist movement in percussion. Three works in this concert are original Bleep Bloop arrangements, including two new works recently performed at Princeton University, home of So Percussion. “Zentropy Study No. 1 – Metronomicon,” is the original composition of Malloy.

“Percussion music can be enjoyed by anyone,” said Malloy. “Our music emphasizes texture and rhythm, with a strong pop/rock sensibility, despite being firmly rooted in the art music realm. These pieces offer an opportunity for people to have an intellectual dialog with the musical experience.”

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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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From left: Jeffrey Kolega and Colin Malloy form percussion duo Bleep Bloop, performing new arrangements and original music at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall.

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Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents four new exhibitions in the Center for the Visual Arts

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Visual Arts program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents four new exhibitions in the Center for the Visual Arts Galleries. Works are on display from February 2-26, 2015. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Admission is free.

A.N. Quast concludes her academic career at SOU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis installation of sculpture titled “From the Cold Months” in the Thorndike Gallery. Quast’s body of work explores themes taken from folkloric narrative, ritual and practice. These works utilize natural, ephemeral materials in the context of installation to create a specific environment or experience, placing the viewer in a situation to relate to specific lore. Quast investigates ideas about preservation, duration and memory through the content of the work and choice of materials.

In the Retzlaff Gallery, graduate student Angie Wallace will also offer an installation. Wallace uses a wide range of materials and processes in her visual exploration of human experience. Her work deals directly with self-destructive behaviors and emotional well-being. She tackles themes in her sculpture that can be uncomfortable or deeply personal.

In the Art Chairs Gallery, SOU students Jess Volk and Muuqi Maxwell offer a group photography show titled “The Rest of the Room.” This exhibition reproduces writing and images that have been discovered on the walls of public restrooms. The primary aim of this project is to see what emerges when aspects of communication that were meant for display in semi-private spaces are made completely public.

Audrey Kramm, an Emerging Media and Digital Arts student, displays her capstone show in the Boise Cascade Gallery. This display of photography, graphic design and new media, titled “of, relating to, or based on mental concepts,” is based on inspiring situations. Kramm combines scenery that invokes serene contemplation with odd or eccentric details in a large format to provoke mental interaction by the viewer. Kramm explores traditional graphic design and typography and the way digital developments impact the arts.

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 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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