SOU In the News: Dec. 16 – 21

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Oregonian/Oregon Live – Southern Oregon’s Inspirational Coach Craig Howard: ‘He Could Have Been Billy Graham’: http://www.oregonlive.com/collegefootball/index.ssf/2015/12/southern_oregons_inspirational.html#incart_river_index

Mail Tribune – Medford Appoints Interim Police Chief: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151219/NEWS/151219591/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

World News – SOU Announces Jackson/Josephine Pledge: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/12/15/SOU_Announces_Jackson_Josephine_Pledge_Southern_Oregon_Unive/

Daily Tidings – SOU Business Class Seeks Research Topics: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151221/NEWS/151229991/0/SEARCH

Register-Guard – Another Great Oregon Grape Harvest: http://registerguard.com/rg/business/33856403-63/another-great-oregon-grape-harvest.html.csp

 

News on Politics, Policy, and National Trends Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Inside Higher Ed – State Action on Sex Assaults: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/12/15/state-lawmakers-tackle-campus-sexual-assault?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=2dc9d50965-DNU20151215&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-2dc9d50965-198630913

Chronicle of Higher Education – Perkins Loan Program Would Return From the Dead Under Senate Legislation: http://chronicle.com/article/Perkins-Loan-Program-Would/234626?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elq=87645848ebd14be7b963c1fc91f432d6&elqCampaignId=2077&elqaid=7238&elqat=1&elqTrackId=4e9ea1c8312c425696dbfc6cd4275cbe

Chronicle of Higher Education – College Enrollment Declines for 4th Straight Year: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/college-enrollment-declines-for-4th-straight-year/107458?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elq=d4ed486df54743e2b1dd590a239b3094&elqCampaignId=2088&elqaid=7258&elqat=1&elqTrackId=d75115e234e744c6940733a56fe51518

Oregonian/Oregon Live – Tip Line for Mass Shootings: Key Oregon Lawmakers Ready to Spend $1 million: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/12/tip_line_for_shootings_key_ore.html

KTVZ – Wyden College Affordability Bill Part of Tax Package: http://m.ktvz.com/news/Wyden-college-affordability-bill-part-of-tax-package/36987920

 

Miscellaneous News:

KTVL – Southern Oregon University Plans for More Negotiations: http://ktvl.com/news/local/southern-oregon-university-plans-for-more-negotiations

Daily Tidings – JPR Will Build New Studios Adjacent to Performing Arts Center: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151218/NEWS/151219812/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – JPR, Geos Among Rogue Valley Recipients of OCF Grants: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151221/NEWS/151229996/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – JPR Plans Major Expansion: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151218/NEWS/151219606/0/SEARCH

SOU In the News: Dec. 8 – 15

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Oxford University Press – How to Write a Letter of Recommendation (Dr. Edwin Battistella): http://blog.oup.com/2015/12/how-to-write-letter-recommendation/

The Siskiyou – Former Raiders Launch Business to Keep Runners Going: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/12/08/former-raiders-launch-business-to-keep-runners-going/

Mail Tribune – If Not for the Muse (feature on SOU alumnus John Nilsen): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151212/ENTERTAINMENT/151219982/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – John Nilsen Returns for His Annual Series of Holiday Concerts: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151210/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151219995/0/SEARCH

KCSG – Dixie State Introduces Shay McClure as New Head Football Coach (feature on SOU alumnus): http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/27002165/article-Dixie-State-introduces-Shay-McClure-as-new-head-football-coach?instance=more_local_news2

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

Herald and News – Good Partnerships Lead to Success at KCC (SOU mentioned): http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/good-partnerships-lead-to-success-at-kcc/article_38547a98-e569-57d1-8a3e-e6193cad710a.html

KOBI – Wine Class Open to Community: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=9535&DateTime=12%2F7%2F2015+6%3A08%3A48+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

World News – SOU Offers Wine Class to Community: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/12/07/SOU_Offers_Wine_Class_to_Community_Southern_Oregon_Universit/

KTVL – SOU to Offer Tuition Discounts to Qualifying Jackson and Josephine County Graduates: http://ktvl.com/sou-to-offer-tuition-discounts-to-qualifying-jackson-and-josephine-county-graduates

KOBI – Big Tuition Discount Up for Grabs for Eligible High School Seniors: https://kobi5.com/news/big-tuition-discount-up-for-grabs-for-eligible-high-school-seniors-6136/

Mail Tribune – Bulldogs to Raiders Kicks Off at McLoughlin: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151211/NEWS/151219931/0/SEARCH

KLDR – Southern Oregon University Offers Tuition Discounts to Local High School Grads: http://www.kldr.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1450080834&ucat=2&

KAJO – Southern Oregon University Offers Tuition Discounts to Local High School Grads: http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1450080834&ucat=2

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

Newsroom America – American Campuses Act on Climate: http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/535767.html

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Daily Tidings – Growing the Arts at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151213/NEWS/151219935/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

Mail Tribune – Phoenix-Talent Superintendent to Retire (feature on Trustee Teresa Sayre): http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151210/NEWS/151219957/0/SEARCH

 

Miscellaneous News:

Daily Tidings – SOU, Faculty, Still Hammering Out Contract Negotiation Details: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151207/NEWS/151209874/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Diaries, Letters Provide Intimate Glimpses Into the Rogue Valley’s Past: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151207/NEWS/151209720

The Siskiyou – Students and Community March to Call Out Racism: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/12/09/students-and-community-march-to-call-out-racism/

KTVL – Southern Oregon University Faculty Contract Negotiations Break Off: http://ktvl.com/news/local/southern-oregon-university-faculty-contract-negotiations-break-off

KOBI – Mediations Scheduled for SOU and Faculty: https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/mediations-scheduled-for-sou-and-faculty-5975/

Daily Tidings – Mediator Called for in SOU-Faculty Negotiations: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151208/NEWS/151209857/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Our View: Skin in the Game for SOU Faculty: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151210/NEWS/151219989/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Mediator Called for in SOU-Faculty Negotiations: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151209/NEWS/151209659/0/SEARCH

The Siskiyou – Students Choice: Food or Tuition?: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/12/10/students-choice-food-or-tuition/

Daily Tidings – Threat Leads Exhausted, Case is ‘Inactivated’: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151210/NEWS/151219968/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – No Leads on SOU Threat: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151211/NEWS/151219899/0/SEARCH

JPR – JPR Studio Project: Summary and Benefits: http://ijpr.org/post/jpr-studio-project-summary-benefits#stream/0

SOU Announces Jackson/Josephine Pledge

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(Ashland, Ore.) —Southern Oregon University has announced a new strategic initiative designed to provide a pathway to college for more local high school graduates. The Jackson/Josephine Pledge Program is open to qualifying students who graduate from a high school in Jackson or Josephine County and are eligible for regular admission to SOU.

Those who are accepted into the program will receive tuition discounts of approximately 35 percent and may save on other costs as well, as the Jackson/Josephine Pledge is a three-year baccalaureate degree program. Due to the additional work required to graduate in just three years, students in the Pledge cohort—which has 50 open spots beginning in fall 2016—will have access to enhanced student support services, including individual advising, coaching, and mentoring. “We will be providing the kind of wraparound support and resources necessary to ensure that these students can be successful in three years,” according to Lisa Garcia-Hanson, SOU’s associate vice president for enrollment and retention.

Students who will be graduating from high schools in Jackson or Josephine Counties in spring 2016 are encouraged to apply by SOU Admissions’ priority application deadline of Feb. 15, 2016, in order to ensure that they are considered for the Pledge Program. “Due to the nature of the program, it isn’t open to transfer students. The ideal student for the program is someone who will be graduating this spring, hopefully with early college credit from SOU or another institution already on their transcript,” Garcia-Hanson said. “The Pledge is designed in part to help those students who didn’t think college was possible, due to cost or other factors, see that not only is it possible, it’s affordable too!”

Funding for the Pledge is available after the Oregon Legislature increased funding for public higher education in the state for the 2015-2017 biennium. “This increased funding will allow us to continue to meet financial targets set forth in our retrenchment plan while simultaneously making strategic investments like the Jackson/Josephine Pledge that create a pathway to college for more Oregonians,” said SOU President Roy Saigo. “The goal here is to ensure more local Oregonians have access to college, then ensure that we retain and graduate them at greater rates through initiatives like the Jackson/Josephine Pledge.”

Due to the accelerated three-year program, not all SOU degree programs are available through the Pledge. Participating programs include: Business Administration; Computer Science; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Elementary Education (not including licensure); Emerging Media and Digital Arts; and Health, Physical Education, and Leadership.

To be considered, students should visit sou.edu/admissions/pledge.html and fill out the inquiry card.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized campus that provides comprehensive educational opportunities with a strong focus on student success and intellectual creativity. Located in vibrant Ashland, Oregon, SOU remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all students on its environmentally sustainable campus. Connected learning programs taught by a host of exceptional faculty provide quality, innovative experiences for students. Visit sou.edu.

SOU Offers Wine Class to Community

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is making one of its winter term courses available to the public. Working in the Wine Industry will not only be offered for credit to admitted SOU students, but will also be available at a special tuition rate for members of the community who are not admitted students to SOU.

“This is in direct response to the needs of our community,” said SOU Professor Greg Jones, director of the University’s Division of Business, Communication and the Environment. “The wine industry is booming in Southern Oregon and more and more people are turning to the industry for employment. We want to make sure that not only our students, but anyone in the community interested in a career in this exciting field has the opportunity to learn the basics through this course.”

Working in the Wine Industry is a seminar-style course that will focus on the many facets and possibilities of pursuing and working in the wine industry. The course covers vineyard operations, winemaking, and the marketing and selling of wine. Wine’s place in history, culture, science, and economics are all incorporated into the curriculum as well.

“Anyone who is interested in wine and would like to have a more robust understanding of it will benefit from this course,” Dr. Jones said, “but it is particularly well-suited for those working in the hospitality and tourism industries that would like to expand their skillset.”

Working in the Wine Industry will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3:20 p.m. from Jan. 4 through March 18, 2016, on SOU’s main campus in Ashland.

A special tuition rate of just $300 has been established for community members who sign up for the course. Admitted students taking the class for credit will pay the standard tuition rate. Those age 65 and older can audit the class for free, but must still register.

A registration form is available online at tinyurl.com/sou-wine. Anyone interested in learning more or registering is encouraged to contact Connie Lynn at 541-552-6899 or via email at lynnc@sou.edu.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized campus that provides comprehensive educational opportunities with a strong focus on student success and intellectual creativity. Located in vibrant Ashland, Oregon, SOU remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all students on its environmentally sustainable campus. Connected learning programs taught by a host of exceptional faculty provide quality, innovative experiences for students. Visit sou.edu.

SOU In the News: Nov. 24 – Dec. 7

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Ashlanders Poised to Fill Buckley Seat: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151117/NEWS/151119859/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOU Hopes to Strike Sparks Between the Arts (interview with David Humphrey): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151130/NEWS/151139999/0/SEARCH

CNBC – Climate Change Turns Canada Into a Hot Spot for Wine (Professor Greg Jones featured): http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/02/climate-change-turns-canada-into-wine-hot-spot-commentary.html

UC Observer – O Cannabis (instructor Martin Ball featured): http://www.ucobserver.org/society/2015/12/cannabis/

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

KDRV – SOU Students Partner with City of Ashland to Survey Stores on Plastic Bag Ban: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Partner_With_City_of_Ashland_to_Survey_Stores_on_Plastic_Bag_Ban.html

KDRV – SOU Joins Medford Schools to Improve Graduation Rates: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Joins_Medford_Schools_To_Improve_Graduation_Rates.html

Earth Dispatch – Benefits of the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program at SOU: http://earthdispatch.com/benefits-of-the-accelerated-baccalaureate-program-at-sou.html

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

The Siskiyou – The Secret Life of Your Trash: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/the-secret-life-of-your-trash/

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Performing Arts Reviews – Center State Theater’s Seagull: http://performingarts.reviews/2015/11/19/center-stage-theaters-seagull/

Mail Tribune – Holidays to Hit a High Note: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151120/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151119964

Mail Tribune – David Wax Museum Plays SOU Music Hall: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151205/ENTERTAINMENT/151209954/0/SEARCH

KDRV – SOU Students Offer Free Family Photos: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5420&DateTime=12%2F6%2F2015+11%3A09%3A19+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

The Siskiyou – FemFest Slammin’: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/femfest-slammin/

Daily Tidings – APD Det. Hull Speaks Saturday at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151117/NEWS/151119840

JPR – Jefferson Exchange: Closer to Cuba at SOU: http://ijpr.org/post/thu-8-am-closer-cuba-sou

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

Daily Tidings – Buckley Could Go From Legislature to University: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151130/NEWS/151139983/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Buckley Considers Run at SOU Post: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151130/NEWS/151139963/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Our View: Straight Out of Salem? (Editorial): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151202/OPINION/151209971/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Our View: Buckley Would Add a Twist to SOU President Search: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151202/OPINION/151209938/0/SEARCH

KOBI – Rep Buckley Reaches Out to SOU’s Board of Trustees: https://kobi5.com/news/rep-buckley-reaches-out-to-sous-board-of-trustees-5486/

Video to accompany the above: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=9535&DateTime=12%2F1%2F2015+5%3A02%3A44+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

KLDR – State Rep Talking About Becoming Next President of Southern Oregon University: http://www.kldr.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1449085469&ucat=2&

 

Miscellaneous News:

KDRV – SOU Students Discuss France Attacks: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Discuss_France_Attacks_.html

KTVL – Student: Islam is Not a Violent Religion: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_student-islam-not-violent-religion-18471.shtml

Daily Tidings – Sister City Relationship Celebrated at “Guanajuato Nights”: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151116/NEWS/151119862

The Siskiyou – Coming Together in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/coming-together-in-wake-of-terrorist-attacks/

KTVL – SOU Responding to Racist Social Media Posts: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5425&DateTime=11%2F19%2F2015+6%3A01%3A48+AM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

The Siskiyou – ’Riding the Yak’ to Racism: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/19/riding-the-yak-to-racism/

KTVL – Social Media Threat at SOU: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18520.shtml

The Siskiyou – The Black Market Parking Industry: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/22/the-black-market-parking-industry/

Best Kept College Secrets – Southern Oregon University: http://bestkeptcollegesecrets.com/2015/11/southern-oregon-university/

The Siskiyou – Tears in our Beers: The Student Debt Crisis in Southern Oregon: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/24/tears-in-our-beers-the-student-debt-crisis-in-southern-oregon/

Daily Tidings – SOU Group Cites Progress, but Dangerous Toys Still Available: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151127/NEWS/151129862/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Children’s Books Handed Out at Ashland Parade: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151128/NEWS/151129861/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – SOU Activists: “Wake Up, Ashland”: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151202/NEWS/151209951/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – SOU Students Distribute Books to Kids at Ashland Festival of Lights: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151128/NEWS/151129645/0/SEARCH

KDRV – Active Shooter Training in Southern Oregon: http://www.kdrv.com/news/Active_Shooter_Training_in_Southern_Oregon.html

KDRV – SOU Holds Active Shooter Trainings: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Holds_Active_Shooter_Trainings_.html

Mail Tribune – SOU Activists March to Bring Attention to Racism: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151203/NEWS/151209876

Daily Tidings – Our View: A Timely Reminder (Editorial on student racism demonstration): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151204/OPINION/151209933/0/SEARCH

KTVL – Protesting Racism in Ashland: http://ktvl.com/news/local/protesting-racism-in-ashland

KDRV – Racial Equality Activists March for Justice: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Racial_Equality_Activists_March_For_Justice.html

KOBI – SOU Students Hold Protest to Address Racial Concerns: https://kobi5.com/news/sou-students-hold-protest-to-address-racial-concerns-5693/

Daily Tidings – SOU Faculty Contract Negotiations at Decision Point: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151205/NEWS/151209895/0/SEARCH

KAJO – SOU Campus Security Hosting Active Shooter Training Seminars on Campus: http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1449292392&ucat=2

SOU In the News: Nov. 17 – 23

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Ashlanders Poised to Fill Buckley Seat: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151117/NEWS/151119859/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Academic Programs:

KDRV – SOU Students Partner with City of Ashland to Survey Stores on Plastic Bag Ban: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Partner_With_City_of_Ashland_to_Survey_Stores_on_Plastic_Bag_Ban.html

 

News on SOU Environment and Sustainability Initiatives:

The Siskiyou – The Secret Life of Your Trash: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/the-secret-life-of-your-trash/

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Performing Arts Reviews – Center State Theater’s Seagull: http://performingarts.reviews/2015/11/19/center-stage-theaters-seagull/

Mail Tribune – Holidays to Hit a High Note: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151120/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151119964

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

The Siskiyou – FemFest Slammin’: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/femfest-slammin/

Daily Tidings – APD Det. Hull Speaks Saturday at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151117/NEWS/151119840

 

Miscellaneous News:

KDRV – SOU Students Discuss France Attacks: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Discuss_France_Attacks_.html

KTVL – Student: Islam is Not a Violent Religion: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_student-islam-not-violent-religion-18471.shtml

Daily Tidings – Sister City Relationship Celebrated at “Guanajuato Nights”: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151116/NEWS/151119862

The Siskiyou – Coming Together in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/18/coming-together-in-wake-of-terrorist-attacks/

KTVL – SOU Responding to Racist Social Media Posts: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5425&DateTime=11%2F19%2F2015+6%3A01%3A48+AM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

The Siskiyou – ’Riding the Yak’ to Racism: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/19/riding-the-yak-to-racism/

KTVL – Social Media Threat at SOU: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18520.shtml

The Siskiyou – The Black Market Parking Industry: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/22/the-black-market-parking-industry/

Best Kept College Secrets – Southern Oregon University: http://bestkeptcollegesecrets.com/2015/11/southern-oregon-university/

Training Update: Response to Active Shooter

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The next opportunity to take part in Campus Public Safety’s Response to Active Shooter training will be Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Arena inside the Stevenson Union.

This session is being offered the day after SOU Emergency Management Team personnel attend a training put on jointly by the FBI and regional law enforcement that responded to the shooting at Umpqua Community College. The FBI training will focus on lessons learned from that incident and information gleaned there will be incorporated as appropriate into the Response to Active Shooter training on Dec. 3. There is no need to RSVP. If you have not yet attended a training session, you are encouraged to do so at this time.

Additional training opportunities will be announced as they are scheduled.

SOU In the News: Nov. 10 – 16

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Features:

Daily Tidings – Ashland Pot Activist’s Life Changed in German Prison (SOU alumnus featured): http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151116/NEWS/151119888/0/SEARCH

 

News on SOU Fine and Performing Arts:

Daily Tidings – SOU Puts Fresh Twist on Shakespeare and Chekhov: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109849/0/SEARCH

Performing Arts Reviews – Center State Theater’s Caliban’s Dreams: http://performingarts.reviews/2015/11/10/center-stage-theaters-calibans-dreams/

Daily Tidings – Backstage: After the ‘Tempest’ – Caliban continued: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151101/NEWS/151109997

Daily Tidings – SOU Stages Adaptation of Checkov’s ‘Seagull’: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151115/NEWS/151119889/0/SEARCH

 

News on Recent and Upcoming SOU Events:

KOBI – Five on 5: Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble: https://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/marjorie-trueblood-gamble-director-of-diversity-sou-3992/

Daily Tidings – Mexican Official to Speak at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151112/NEWS/151119919/0/SEARCH

 

News on Politics and Policy Impacting SOU and Higher Education:

Oregonian/Oregon Live – Oregon Cuts Spending on Higher Education Deeper than Every State but One: http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2015/11/oregon_cuts_spending_on_higher.html#incart_river

Chronicle of Higher Education – U.S. to Put New Requirements on Accreditors: http://chronicle.com/article/US-to-Put-New-Requirements/234082

Inside Higher Ed – New Panel to Examine Future of Undergraduate Education: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/11/05/new-panel-examine-future-undergraduate-education?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=a4a1cf518d-DNU20151105&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-a4a1cf518d-198630913

Chronicle of Higher Education – The Higher Education Act Just Turned 50. Has It Done What It Was Supposed To?: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Higher-Education-Act-Just/234110?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en&elq=9540aa4fd9474a148cad3f1cf3d4865a&elqCampaignId=1789&elqaid=6820&elqat=1&elqTrackId=1ecc48bf8d38410db2b923d9f2e19179

Register Guard – [Opinion] Legislation’s Goal is to Make College Affordable for Everyone: http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/33674883-78/legislations-goal-is-to-make-college-affordable-for-everyone.html.csp

 

News on SOU governance and Board of Trustees:

KOBI – Five on 5: Peter Buckley (features discussion on future of SOU): https://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5/state-rep-peter-buckley-d-ashland-4443/

KMVU – SOU President Search: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=5410&DateTime=11%2F11%2F2015+10%3A20%3A09+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

KOBI – SOU President Search: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=9535&DateTime=11%2F11%2F2015+6%3A10%3A20+PM&Term=Southern+Oregon+University&PlayClip=TRUE

The Siskiyou – “Perfect Person” Search for New SOU President: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/15/perfect-person-search-for-new-sou-president/

 

Miscellaneous News:

KTVL – Southern Oregon University Sees Record Enrollment: http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_18367.shtml

Daily Tidings – Enrollment Numbers Slightly Up at SOU: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109850/0/SEARCH

Daily Tidings – Ashlanders Tell Tales of WWII History on the Radio Wednesday: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151110/NEWS/151119990/0/SEARCH

Mail Tribune – Enrollment Numbers Slightly Up at SOU: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151109/NEWS/151109635/0/SEARCH

Radio World – FCC Dismisses Application in Oldest NCE Comparative Case (JPR featured): http://www.radioworld.com/article/fcc-dismisses-application-in-oldest-nce-comparative-case/277474

World News – SOU 2015 Fall Enrollment Increases: http://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/09/SOU_2015_Fall_Enrollment_Increases_Southern_Oregon_Universit/

The Siskiyou – Campus Parking: “It’s a Battle!”: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/12/campus-parking-its-a-battle/

Mail Tribune – Veterans Day Events Cover the Valley: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20151110/NEWS/151119990

KDRV – SOU Students Participate in National Call to Action: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Participate_in_National_Call_to_Action_.html

Daily Tidings – Our View: SOU By the Numbers: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20151113/OPINION/151119924/0/SEARCH

Rogue Valley Messenger – The Art of Business: Cascades Hub has Been Helping Incubate Local Theater Companies: http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/the-art-of-business-cascades-hub-has-been-helping-incubate-local-theater-companies/

The Siskiyou – Students React to French Attacks: http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2015/11/14/breaking-news-france-closes-borders-after-attacks/

KDRV – SOU Students Discuss France Attacks: http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/SOU_Students_Discuss_France_Attacks_.html

Portland Business Journal – List Leaders: Visit Oregon’s 5 Biggest Universities: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2015/11/list-leaders-visit-oregons-5-biggest-universities.html?ana=e_ptl_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2015-11-16&u=uVWD47DRIoSBqMke9XW%2BnwTS1f%2F&t=1447690885

Mexican Official Juan Carlos Romero Hicks to Speak at SOU

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, a high-ranking official in Mexico and graduate of Southern Oregon University, will give a presentation this Friday on campus at SOU. The presentation, “The Politics, Economics, and Culture of Mexico” will discuss those aspects of Mexico from his perspective as former professor and chancellor of University of Guanajuato, governor of the State of Guanajuato, Director General for the Mexican National Science and Technology Council, and his current position of federal Senator.

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After receiving a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Guanajuato, Romero earned master’s degrees from SOU in business administration as well as social sciences. In 1992 he was named SOU’s Distinguished Alumnus.

“We are very pleased to welcome Senator Romero back to Ashland and Southern Oregon University,” said SOU President Roy Saigo. “His message, based on decades of experience and expertise in education and politics, is one that we think our students and the entire community will appreciate.”

The presentation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium inside the Center for Visual Arts on SOU’s main Ashland campus. It is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized campus that provides comprehensive educational opportunities with a strong focus on student success and intellectual creativity. Located in vibrant Ashland, Oregon, SOU remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all students on its environmentally sustainable campus. Connected learning programs taught by a host of exceptional faculty provide quality, innovative experiences for students. Visit sou.edu.

SOU, RVTD Win Award for Transportation Options Outreach

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(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and Rogue Valley Transportation District’s Drive Less Connect: SOU program was recently awarded the 2015 Oregon Transportation Options Program of the Year Award by the Transportation Options Group of Oregon. The award was announced at the Oregon Public Transportation Conference in October. Drive Less Connect: SOU received the award for developing and implementing a first-of-its-kind, innovative and successful transportation options outreach program for a college campus.

The program was implemented through a partnership between Southern Oregon University, Rogue Valley Transportation District, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Drive Less Connect: SOU was designed to help and encourage students to reduce drive-alone trips and explore biking, walking, carpooling, and public transit opportunities to get to campus, work, or beyond. SOU student ambassadors administered the program on campus through events and challenges, presentations, and partnerships with other campus groups to connect students to resources to help them find alternatives to driving. More than 14 percent of SOU Students participated in the program, a participation rate that exceeded traditional programs of this kind. Results show that students reduced their drive alone trips and that the program helped them increase trips taken by transit, carpooling, walking and biking.
While the program officially ended last year, RVTD and ODOT are providing funds to SOU for a student transportation options coordinator to build off of the momentum Drive Less Connect: SOU created and continue helping students connect to their transportation options. The program is now housed at SOU’s Commuter Resource Center.

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About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized campus that provides comprehensive educational opportunities with a strong focus on student success and intellectual creativity. Located in vibrant Ashland, Oregon, SOU remains committed to diversity and inclusion for all students on its environmentally sustainable campus. Connected learning programs taught by a host of exceptional faculty provide quality, innovative experiences for students. Visit sou.edu.