SOU In the News: July 18 – 24

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Ashland Sneak Preview – SOU Professor Writes Book on Japanese-American Women: http://www.sneakpre.com/Archives/Ashland/July2015/ASP0715.html#p=50

Herald and News – Promoting Public Safety Through Positive Change (feature on alumnae Kiki Parker Rose): http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/promoting-public-safety-through-positive-change/article_5ffb9ed2-fe77-5bd3-b9f9-36e0ea327484.html

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

KDRV – Joint College Program for Autism Specialists: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Joint_College_Program_for_Autism_Specialists.html

Daily Tidings – Cooking Up Some Fun (feature on Summer Youth Program): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150717/NEWS/150719848/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOU, OIT Join Forces for Degree: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150724/NEWS/150729895/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

KOBI – Schneider Museum Announces New Interim Director: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Schneider_Museum_Announces_New_Interim_Director_.html

KDRV – Interactive Art Display Goes Up on SOU Campus: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Interactive_Art_Display_Goes_Up_on_SOU_Campus.html

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Mail Tribune – Room for Improvement (feature on Britt Hall renovation): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150720/NEWS/150729984/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Our View: Shoring Up Britt Hall: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150722/OPINION/150729939/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

KDRV – Child Center Could Reopen with Funding from Potential Partnership: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Child_Center_Could_Reopen_with_Funding_From_Potential_Partnership.html

Mail Tribune – Oregon Business Startups at 40-Year Low (SOU SBDC mentioned): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150720/NEWS/150729989/0/SEARCH

KTVL – RVTV Gets Extended Contract with Medford: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_16741.shtml

KDRV – SOU Sees Enrollment Increase Despite Upcoming Tuition Hike: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Sees_Increased_Enrollment_Despite_Upcoming_Tuition_Hike_.html

Daily Tidings – Letters to the Editor: Opposed to Burner: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150723/OPINION/150729923/0/SEARCH

KDRV – SOU Family Housing Rent Increases: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Family_Housing_Rent_Increases__.html

Interim Director Named for Schneider Museum of Art

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(Ashland, OR) – The Schneider Museum of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Malbaurn as the new interim Director of the Schneider Museum of Art effective July 1, 2015.  Mr. Malbaurn has a MFA degree from Pratt Institute and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art both degrees in Painting.

Mr. Malbaurn was Acting Assistant Chairperson of Fine Arts at Pratt and oversaw the undergraduate Fine Arts program in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. Mr. Malbaurn also worked at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum located in Queens, NY where he worked in the Curatorial and Collections Department as well as Noguchi’s Design Department. Mr. Malbaurn has an extensive background in independent curatorial work in New York and has had his own work displayed in many professional exhibitions nationally and internationally.  Mr. Malbaurn was also co-owner and curatorial director of the H. Lewis Gallery in Baltimore, MD. This past year he taught drawing courses for Southern Oregon University.

The Schneider Museum of Art, which is part of the Oregon Center for the Arts, is going through an exciting period of development. Along with the new leadership, the Museum will create a strategic plan for a successful future. “We will be dreaming big and small”, says Mr. Malbaurn. “We will continue to do the good work set forth by our predecessors and we hope to build upon that with additional programming focused toward connecting our student and community groups. We will attempt to visualize our programs and exhibitions as a spectrum where we create a context for contemporary art that supports the well established, the mid career, and the young emerging artist from Oregon and beyond. What we do over the span of a year is what will define us.”

Schneider Museum of Art Interim Director Scott Malbaurn.

Schneider Museum of Art Interim Director Scott Malbaurn.

The Museum’s fall exhibition, Breaking Pattern is curated by the New York based team Matthew Deleget and Rosanna Martinez who run Minus Space, a gallery located in Dumbo, Brooklyn that specializes in abstract and reductive art. The exhibition highlights several generations of artists from coast to coast whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The exhibition will feature recent paintings by seven American artists: Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini, Brian Porray, and Michael Scott. This exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye curated by William C. Seitz.

Matthew Deleget and Rosanna Martinez are respective artists themselves and they will present a project of their own work in our Treehaven Gallery. Mr. Malbaurn explains, “More and more artists today are beginning to wear many hats, from curating to art criticism and gallery operations. This is a great example of today’s contemporary art discourse.” One of the artists in this exhibition, Michelle Grabner, was one of three curators who curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American art in New York, NY. Grabner was also tapped to be the upcoming curator for the Portland 2016 Biennial. Grabner also runs a successful artist project space called The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois.

Additionally there will be a Southern Oregon Site Project installation by Tannaz Farsi, an Iranian-American artist who teaches at the University of Oregon. She is designing a living “Persian Rug” comprised of plants native to the Rogue valley. This project, funded in part by The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, is designed to support the development and presentation of new art by Oregon artists.

The University through the new Oregon Center for the Arts is proud of the Museum’s legacy and vision, and is committed to bringing the university and the community quality contemporary art exhibitions. The Schneider Museum’s exhibitions are complemented by FREE Family Days with creative and expressive activities, popular Tuesday Tours, artist lectures and residencies, educational programs for K-12 students, university classes, and community groups that all present opportunities to connect here at the Schneider Museum.  For more information on these programs, please visit us at sma.sou.edu.

SOU, Oregon Tech Collaborate on New Master’s Degree

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July 17, 2015, KLAMATH FALLS, OR. – Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) and Southern Oregon University (SOU) have signed an agreement to offer a joint academic program that will prepare professionals to help children and families dealing with social and emotional issues. The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Oregon Tech Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brad Burda and SOU Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Susan Walsh, maps a collaborative Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) program with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The agreement between the universities helps meet the growing demand for well-qualified professionals to provide services for families and individuals with ASD and other social/emotional conditions needing intensive behavioral interventions. This new partnership between Oregon Tech and SOU recognizes the demand for certified behavior analysts by providing Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approved coursework for national certification and/or licensure in Oregon.

Oregon recently passed an Autism Insurance Reform bill (SB 365) which provides relief to Oregon families by establishing requirements for state-regulated health plans to approve and manage autism treatment, including ABA therapy and ensuring that treatment will be provided by well-qualified professionals. This law establishes requirements for coverage of applied behavior analysis for treatment of autism spectrum disorders by health benefit plans, health care service contractors, Public Employees’ Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board.

In response to this bill, in fall of 2013 Oregon Tech launched additional graduate coursework in ABA to train students to meet the upcoming demand for qualified professionals. Oregon Tech’s courses are designed to provide the rigorous training in ABA that prepare professionals working in the field of autism to be ready to meet the need for well-qualified, credentialed providers.

As the bill begins to take effect throughout this year and next, Oregon Tech and SOU’s unique collaboration provides students with the opportunity to receive a Master’s Degree in Education from SOU and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Oregon Tech. With the graduate certificate in ABA and requisite supervised practicum, graduates will meet eligibility requirements to take the national exam to become a certified behavior analyst. Coupled with the training and skills offered by SOU’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist Program, graduates of the program will be prepared to work in a variety of settings and with a variety of clients.

“This partnership with Southern Oregon University allows us to serve both of our student populations even better, while also creating relationships among faculty and staff from both universities that will hopefully lead to even more collaborative projects,” Oregon Tech Provost Brad Burda said.

“We are very pleased to once again be working with Oregon Tech on a collaborative program that will aid not only students of both institutions, but our local communities and all of Oregon as well,” said SOU Provost Susan Walsh. “There is a great need throughout the state for educators who are highly trained in applied behavior analysis for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, and this will help fill that need.”

The program will serve professionals working in education or human service settings who desire a master’s degree and the BCBA credential and background in ASD; and educators looking to increase their skills to work with students with ASD and other social/emotional issues. Courses will be taught by faculty at both institutions and will be delivered in a hybrid format, allowing students both face-to-face and online modalities. The program is anticipated to start this fall.

For more information, contact Dr. Maria Lynn Kessler, Professor of Applied Psychology at Oregon Tech at marialynn.kessler@oit.edu or Dr. Gregg Gassman, Professor of Special Education programs SOU at gassmang@sou.edu.

About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

About SOU

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.

SOU In the News: June 27 – July 9

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Mail Tribune – Crash Victim June Kranenburg Remembered as “Phenomenal Human Being”: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150627/NEWS/150629642/0/SEARCH

Wine Searcher – Drought Bites in the Pacific Northwest (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/07/drought-bites-in-the-pacific-northwest

Great Northwest Wine – Northwest Wine Industry Charts Record Heat (Professor Jones featured): http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2015/07/06/northwest-wine-industry-charts-record-heat/

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

Daily Tidings – Guest Opinion: Water Use at Southern Oregon University: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150627/OPINION/150629862/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Daily Tidings – Hot New Exhibits Fill Ashland, Medford Galleries: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150709/ENTERTAINMENT/150709892/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – 5 Hot New Art Exhibits: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150708/ENTERTAINMENT/150709710/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

KOBI – Five on 5: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Open House: http://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/item/anne-bellegia-margaret-pashko-osher-lifelong-learning-institute.html?category_id=11#.VZ6S5fm2pCA

Daily Tidings – Annual OLLI Open House Friday Offers Opportunities for Learners: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150708/NEWS/150709854/0/SEARCH

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Mail Tribune – Tens of Millions of State Bond Dollars Proposed for Southern Oregon Projects: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150703/NEWS/150709824/0/SEARCH

Oregon Public Broadcasting – University Presidents: Oregon Education Budget Will Make College More Affordable: http://www.opb.org/news/article/university-presidents-cheer-oregon-higher-ed-budget/

 

Miscellaneous News:

KDRV – SOU’s Cost of Success: Part 1: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOUs_Cost_of_Success_Part_1.html

KDRV – SOU’s Cost of Success: Part 2: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOUs_Cost_of_Success_Part_2.html

Daily Tidings – Fourth of July Festivities Set for Ashland (SOU mentioned): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150702/ENTERTAINMENT/150709992/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Thousands Brave Heat for Fourth of July Parades: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709800/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Ashland and Guanajuato: Amigos del Poema: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150702/NEWS/150709942/0/SEARCH

KDRV – SO Pride Holds Fundraiser and Celebration: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SO_Pride_Holds_Fundraiser_and_Celebration.html

KDRV – Southern Oregon Reacts to Same Sex Marriage: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Southern_Oregon_Reacts_to_Same-Sex_Marriage.html

Daily Tidings – Ashland’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150705/NEWS/150709927/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Delegation from Ashland Sister City Guanajuato are Honored Guests: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150705/NEWS/150709923/0/SEARCH

SOU In the News: June 20 – 26

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Jacksonville Review – Digging Jacksonville: Artifact 8: Butchered Bear Bone: http://jacksonvillereview.com/artifact-8-butchered-bear-bone-by-katie-johnson/

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Mail Tribune – Ashland Museum Hosts Chuck Close Exhibit: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150619/NEWS/150619525/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

KDRV – SOU Students Begin Orientation: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/_SOU_Students_Begin_Orientation_.html

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – OLLI Open House Previews Courses: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629991/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Comics Culture Comes Alive: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150620/NEWS/150629958/101033/NEWS

Daily Tidings – Letter to the Editor: Wasted Water: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150623/OPINION/150629967/0/SEARCH

World News – SOU Foundation Receives New Scholarship: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/06/22/SOU_Foundation_Receives_New_Scholarship_Southern_Oregon_Univ/

World News – SOU Now Home to Passport Acceptance Facility: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/06/22/SOU_Now_Home_to_Passport_Acceptance_Facility_Southern_Oregon/

SOU Professor Receives Championship Ring

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University economics professor Dan Rubenson never expected to wear an NAIA Football National Championship ring. Though he followed the team’s run of success through the regular and post seasons, he wasn’t directly involved in team activities in any way. That’s why it came as somewhat of a shock when he was informed that he’d be receiving a championship ring.

It turned out that, while he may not have had a direct impact on the football team, Dr. Rubenson did have a direct impact on someone else: 1997 SOU graduate Rick Young. Young, now senior vice president for State Street Bank and Trust in Kansas City, Mo., heard about his alma mater’s national championship and the effort that was underway to raise money for rings. He took action, donating $10,000 toward the effort. Young’s employer matched his donation and the combined $20,000 helped SOU go beyond its goal of $37,000 needed for rings for the team.

“It takes a lot of work and a lot of effort, and when we saw that they needed money for those rings to reward them as champions, we thought it was an opportunity to put our money where our mouth is,” Young told The Oregonian’s Mike Tokito in April.

During the more than 25 years that had passed since he graduated from SOU, Young had kept in contact with Dr. Rubenson, who has taught economics at SOU for nearly 30 years. “I’m not sure I could ever express what Dr. Rubenson’s mentorship did for me as a student,” he said. “What SOU did for me—what it’s done for thousands of students over the years—goes far beyond simply teaching facts and information. That’s where I learned to think critically and to really understand the world around me and my place in it. SOU instilled in me the power of thought and this was a way for me to give a little something back.”

Professor Dan Rubenson shows off his national championship ring.

Professor Dan Rubenson shows off his national championship ring.

For his part, Dr. Rubenson was surprised when he heard the news that he’d be receiving a ring. “It was definitely not something I expected,” he said. Dr. Rubenson had been in contact with Young over the years and recalled him as a strong student. “I’m really touched by this. He was always a good student and I think the reasons he gave for wanting to give back to the University are shared by most of our alumni.”

The fact that Young stipulated that Dr. Rubenson receive a ring illustrates the importance of faculty/student relationships and the impact that SOU faculty have on those who they teach. “I’m far from the only faculty member at SOU who has had such an influence on a student,” Dr. Rubenson said. “I’m certain all of my colleagues in every department on campus have. Many of us are still in touch with students who sat in our classrooms decades ago. That one-on-one relationship between students and faculty is one of the things that makes SOU so special.”

SOU defeated Marian University (Ind.) 55-31 in the NAIA Football National Championship last December, capping a 13-2 season and earning the University’s first-ever national championship in football.

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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 Foundation Receives New Scholarship

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(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Foundation received a new annual scholarship from Southern Oregon Pride with matching funds from two community members. The SOPride Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to promote equality, peace, and inclusion and is dedicated to community service.

Janelle Wilson, the Coordinator of the Queer Resource Center at SOU said, “We are thrilled that Southern Oregon Pride has chosen to contribute to the success of our students. Their commitment to supporting our campus community is an extension of their mission to promote educational opportunities throughout the greater Rogue Valley. We are grateful for their generous gift to our students.”

SOPride will host its “White Party” fundraiser on June 27. Proceeds from the event will partially fund the annual scholarship each year.

“It is the mission of SOPride to promote equality, peace, and basic rights for all and to give back to our community. I am so proud that we are able to support an SOU student who shares these values,” said Gina DuQuenne the founder and President of SOPride.

More information about SOPride can be found at www.sopride.org.

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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 Now Home to Passport Acceptance Facility

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(Ashland, Ore.) —The Southern Oregon University Office of International Programs is now an officially designated Passport Acceptance Facility (PAF).

That designation, which comes from the U.S. Department of State, means that individuals applying for a first time passport, those whose current passport was issued more than 15 years ago or were younger than 15 years of age when it was issued, and anyone who has undergone a name or gender change can now apply. As an additional service and added convenience, community members renewing or applying for new passports can have their passport photos taken at the PAF in the Office of International Programs.

The PAF at SOU is open to the public. “We’re very pleased to have this designation and to offer this convenience to SOU and local community members,” said Virginia Roberson, director of SOU’s Office of International Programs.

The facility is located in Room 322 inside the Stevenson Union on SOU’s main Ashland campus. It is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Before contacting the PAF at SOU by phone or in person, the Office of International Programs requests that applicants first visit the U.S. Department of State’s official website, travel.state.gov, and click on “How to Apply for a Passport” for information on passport forms and fees. For general inquiries, applicants may call the main phone number of the Office of International Programs at 541-552-6336.

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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.

About the SOU Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs (OIP) offers a variety of services including international student recruitment and admissions, international student, scholar and visitor services and study away. The OIP also manages SOU’s Intensive English Program.

SOU In the News: June 13 – 19

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Overcoming the Odds (feature on graduate Sabrina Podsobinski): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150613/NEWS/150619878/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – You’re Hired: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150615/NEWS/150619807/0/SEARCH

Oxford University Press – “Deflategate,” Fox News, and Frats: This Year in Public Apologies (feature by Professor Edwin Battistella): http://blog.oup.com/2015/06/public-apologies-2015/

Daily Tidings – SOU Recognized Pair for Lifesaving Efforts: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150617/NEWS/150619803/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

KDRV – Class of 2015 Graduates from SOU: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Class_of_2015_Graduates_From_SOU.html

KDRV – Web Extra: Mark Helfrich SOU Commencement: http://www.kdrv.com/sports/southern-oregon-university/Web_Extra_Mark_Helfrich_SOU_Commencement.html

KTVL – SOU Graduation: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_16397.shtml

KOBI – Ducks Head Coach Gives SOU Graduation’s Commencement Speech: http://kobi5.com/news/local-news/item/graduation-day-for-southern-oregon-university-seniors.html?category_id=3#.VX72Lka2pCA

RVTV – SOU Commencement 2015 (video archive of ceremony): http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01550&video=239841

Oregonian/Oregon Live – Mark Helfrich’s 4 Pieces of Advice for College Graduates: http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2015/06/mark_helfrichs_4_pieces_of_adv.html

Daily Tidings – Southern Oregon University Graduates its 89th Class: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150614/NEWS/150619870/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOU Launches 89th Graduating Class: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150613/NEWS/150619874

Daily Tidings – 95 Percent of OHSU Ashland Nursing Grads to Make an Average of $32 an Hour: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150614/NEWS/150619871/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Ashland OHSU Nursing Grads Celebrate Job Prospects: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150615/NEWS/150619710/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Launches 89th Graduating Class: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150613/NEWS/150619768/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

Great Value Colleges – 30 Great Small Colleges for Nature Lovers: http://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/30-great-small-colleges-for-nature-lovers/

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Daily Tidings – Ashland Museum Hosts Chuch Close Exhibit: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150617/NEWS/150619812/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

 

Miscellaneous News:

Mail Tribune – SOU Power Back On After Morning Outage: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150615/NEWS/150619726/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Letter to the Editor: “Grads Deserved Better Photo”: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150616/OPINION/150619719/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Jackson County Can Now Offer Jobs to College Students Before They Graduate (SOU mentioned): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150617/NEWS/150619603/0/SEARCH

SOU Offers Social Media in Business Class to Public

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(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) along with Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO) and the Post Growth Institute are sponsoring a four-hour course aimed at helping local managers and owners of small businesses gain exposure and increase sales revenue by utilizing social media.

The class, “Harness the Power of Social Media in Business,” is open to all and the cost is just $99 to attend (SBDC clients, WESO members, and representatives of non-profits pay just $75).

The presenter, Dr. Donnie Maclurcan, is a facilitator, author, and social entrepreneur, as well as affiliate professor at Southern Oregon University. He is also executive director of the Post Growth Institute.

“This is an excellent opportunity for small business in the Rogue Valley to learn some of the tools and tactics that will help them reach customers across multiple social media platforms,” said Jack Vitacco, director of the SOU SBDC. “Dr. Maclurcan is a wonderful presenter with a track record of success with his social media strategies.”

The class is scheduled to take place Thursday, June 25 from 1-5 p.m. in room 129 inside the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center at 101 S. Bartlett St. in Medford. In order to get the most from the class, participants are asked to bring a laptop or tablet device.

For more information or to register visit www.wesoweb.org/event-1950910.

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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.