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

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

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

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

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

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

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

News about SOU academic programs

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

News about fine and performing arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous news

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

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

SOU in the News: Nov. 15 to Nov. 21

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Chinook Observer of Long Beach, Wash. (Nov. 15) – Weather patterns in the Western U.S. have been a month ahead of the calendar for most of 2016, with the amount of rain and snow that fell during October anywhere from 150 percent to 400 percent of normal, according to Greg Jones, a wine climatologist at SOU. http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/local-news/20161115/western-weather-is-a-month-ahead-of-the-calendar

Estacada News (Nov. 17) – Prakash Chenjeri – an SOU professor of philosophy, program chair and Democracy Project co-director – will lead a Dec. 6 discussion in Estacada on human nature and technology; the event is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the Estacada Arts Commission. http://www.pamplinmedia.com/en/30-news/332647-211010-around-town

Press Banner  of Scotts Valley, Calif. (Nov. 18) – Steve Walpole, who received his bachelor’s degree in criminology from SOU, was named interim police chief for Scotts Valley, Calif.; Walpole, who is currently a lieutenant for the Scotts Valley department, is also a candidate for the permanent police chief position. http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/press_banner/walpole-named-scotts-valley-interim-police-chief/article_6e38b090-ad69-11e6-9c4c-6ff1efb7db62.html

Cumberland Times-News of Frostburg, Md. (Nov. 18) – Joseph Yungen, who received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at SOU, is featured in the faculty artist series at Frostburg State University, where Yungen is a member of the music faculty. http://www.times-news.com/news/slice_of_life/faculty-artist-series-features-pianist-joseph-yungen/article_7b64cc05-8150-53f5-9af7-725a3698edf7.html

KOBI-TV 10 and similar stories on KDRV-TV 12 and KTVL-TV 10 (Nov. 18) – About 600 prospective students attended Friday’s Preview Day at SOU, breaking the attendance record set a year ago and offering participants a look at the university (interviews with Joe Mosley, SOU public information officer; and both SOU and prospective students). https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/600-perspective-students-tour-sou-40453/, http://www.kdrv.com/news/local/Record_Number_of_Prospective_Students_Expected_at_SOU.html and http://ktvl.com/news/local/checking-out-campus-sou-preview-day

The Siskiyou (Nov. 21) – Tyler Takeshita – who ran for ASSOU vice president on the same ticket as ASSOU presidential candidate Colin Davis – takes over as student body president following Davis’ removal from office for procedural irregularities involving a back-to-school concert; Takeshita will frame Davis’ impeachment as a growing opportunity for the student government. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/11/19/tyler-takeshita-takes-over-as-student-body-president/

News about SOU academic programs

Herald and News (Nov. 20) – The new Tribal Attendance Pilot Project (TAPP) at all Chiloquin schools includes sending students to Konaway Nika Tillicum, an eight-day academy at SOU that includes a range of classes, lectures, cultural experiences and recreational activities for Native American students. http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/tapp-ing-into-absenteeism-strategies/article_4f59b5a9-28ab-509a-ba4e-cad13e1792b5.html

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings (Nov. 17) – Musica Matrix, a new collaboration that features Medieval-Renaissance music, has its inaugural performance; its board includes Stephen Bacon, conservator of the Jack Schuman collection of early instruments at SOU. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161117/diving-into-musica-matrix

Mail Tribune (Nov. 20) – Five performances by SOU alumnus and recording artist John Nilsen count as one of seven seasonal offerings that are full of holiday songs. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20161120/7-seasonal-shows-full-of-song

Mail Tribune (Nov. 21) – Austin Brayfield’s painting took on a new urgency after she was diagnosed with brain cancer; an exhibit that offers both pre- and post-diagnosis works is on display in SOU’s Marion Ady Building through Dec. 9. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161121/artists-work-changes-after-brain-cancer-diagnosis

Miscellaneous news

Daily Tidings (Nov. 16) – The Ashland Amigo Club’s second-annual Guanajuato Nights Dinner/Auction on Saturday night at the Ashland Elks Club is a fund-raiser for an endowment that supports an exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161116/guanajuato-chef-culinary-scene-investigator

Mail Tribune and a similar story in the Daily Tidings (Nov. 19) – SOU men’s cross country team wins the NAIA National Championship, SOU women’s team places seventh. http://www.mailtribune.com/sports/20161119/raider-men-claim-second-national-title and http://www.dailytidings.com/sports/20161119/sou-men-claim-second-national-title

‘OregonLive.com blog (Nov. 20) – SOU men’s cross country team named “Team of the Week” for Nov. 14-20 by the Cascade Collegiate Conference after winning the NAIA National Championship on Nov. 19. http://blog.oregonlive.com/cascadeconference/2016/11/southern_oregon_mens_cross_cou_5.html

SOU in the News: Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

KDRV-TV 12 and similar story on KOBI-TV 5 (Nov. 7) – Counseling services through the SOU Student Health and Wellness Center are available for students who were affected by the murder of 20-year-old Avi Feldman at a house party early Sunday morning in Ashland. http://www.kdrv.com/news/Best_Friend_Shares_.html
https://kobi5.com/news/remembering-avi-feldman-39599/

The Press, Brentwood, Calif. (Nov. 7) – Mark Stoiber, director of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, is a candidate for the Brentwood City Council. He received bachelor’s degrees from Southern Oregon University in business and economics. http://www.thepress.net/special/brentwood-city-council-race/article_ad25487c-96fd-11e6-8a4b-73fe95cacfea.html

News @ SOU (Nov. 8) – Jad D’Allura, An emeritus professor of geology at SOU, has been awarded a pair of two-year grants for geologic work in Oregon – including one to help create special-purpose maps that show geologic features of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. https://news.sou.edu/2016/11/sou-grants-inclu…ational-monument/

Mail Tribune (Nov. 8) – Dennis Slattery, an SOU business professor and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, won election to the same Ashland City Council seat he first won in 2010, then gave up two years later. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161108/voters-back-lemhouse-slattery-for-council

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 9) – Rogue Valley native Taylor Olson-Hill tells in a radio interview and a talk at SOU about her work at a refugee camp in Greece for displaced Syrians. http://ijpr.org/post/rogue-valley-native-reports-helping-syrian-refugees#stream/0

News @ SOU (Nov. 10) – Students from SOU’s Center for Sustainability will harvest bricks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Green Show plaza” each of the next two Saturday so that the bricks can be reused in pathways at The Farm at SOU. https://news.sou.edu/2016/11/sou-students-to-…reuse-osf-bricks/

Mail Tribune (Nov. 10) – A relatively stress-free weather year has produced average yields and high-quality grapes throughout Oregon for the 2016 vintage, according to Greg Jones, an SOU environmental science professor. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161110/2016-harvest-report-reflects-good-year-for-wine-industry

The Siskiyou (Nov. 10) – ASSUO Student Body President Colin Davis was impeached and removed from office after it was determined in a Nov. 1 student government hearing that he violated procedures in planning this fall’s “Back 2 Class Bash;” Vice President Tyler Takeshita was elevated to ASSUO president. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/11/10/davis-ballin-his-way-out-of-office/

KAJO Radio, Grants Pass (Nov. 11) – On Veterans Day, SOU is included in a list of Southern Oregon organizations that offer services to former members of the U.S. military (SOU’s Veterans Resource Center). http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1478840007&ucat=2,4

KDRV-TV 12 (Nov. 11) – SOU revives a Homecoming Parade tradition that had been on hiatus since 1969, with a procession from the Lithia Park bandshell to “The Hawk” dining facility on campus. http://www.kdrv.com/sports/southern-oregon-university/SOU_Brings_Back_Homecoming_Parade.html

News @ SOU (Nov. 11) – On Veterans Day at SOU, President Linda Schott will be among the speakers at a reception to recognize the 247 military-affiliated students on campus; veteran students Justin Jones and Chris Vorgang are honored in the online newsletter of the Colorado-based firm Innovative Educators. https://news.sou.edu/2016/11/veterans-and-the-sou-community/

Helena (Mont.) Independent Record (Nov. 13) – Angela Poole, the new manager of the Helena Civic Center, chose to get her education at Southern Oregon University – where she did stage management, costuming and lighting – so she could be close to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. http://helenair.com/entertainment/yourtime/angela-poole-has-her-dream-job-managing-the-helena-civic/article_b1598fea-a700-5705-b149-743301fadc00.html

News about SOU academic programs

Daily Tidings (Nov. 7) – Students in Adjunct Professor Tiffany Morey’s Criminology and Criminal Justice 241 class at SOU felt the heat in a series of “shoot, don’t shoot” scenarios based on real-life police incidents. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161107/to-shoot-or-not-to-shoot

Coos Bay World (Nov. 11) – Mark Tveskov, an SOU anthropology professor, will discuss “The Archaeology of the Rogue River War” next April 15 as part of a geology lectures series at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. http://theworldlink.com/lifestyles/go/learn-about-estuary-circulation-and-coos-bay/article_49bc6c48-95c4-595f-b6f3-878dc008d5cc.html

Daily Tidings (Nov. 13) – Sara Antonuccio, a participant in the Democracy Project of the SOU Honors College, looks at the collaboration of science, democracy and citizenship during a visit to European Council for Nuclear Research’s CERN particle accelerator (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161113/dispatches-from-europe-science-democracy-and-citizenship-can-work-together

News about fine and performing arts

Mail Tribune (Nov. 8) – SOU’s Department of Performing Arts presents Bertold Brecht’s “The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui” – a satirical allegory about a Hitler-like figure trying to take over the cauliflower market. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161108/sou-presents-the-resistible-rise-of-arturo-ui

Mail Tribune (Nov. 10) – A Rogue Valley production company made up of SOU alumni will make its first independent film in 2017 – a drama about a terminally ill young woman’s decision to end her life under Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161109/emma-was-here-explores-death-with-dignity

KDRV-TV 12 (Nov. 9) – Bailey Aldrich, an SOU sophomore who is studying music education, is a contestant in the Nov. 12 Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars, at North Medford High School. http://www.kdrv.com/news/Dancing_with_the_Rogue_Valley_Stars_Bailey_Aldrich.html

BroadwayWorld.com/Sacramento (Nov. 9) – Darek Riley, who received his bachelor of fine arts degree in acting/performance from SOU, plays Robin Hood in Greg Banks’ adaptation of “Robin Hood” at Sacremento’s B Street Theatre. http://www.broadwayworld.com/sacramento/article/B-Street-Theatres-Family-Series-Presents-ROBIN-HOOD-by-Playwright-Greg-Banks-20161109#

Daily Tidings (Nov. 10) – A performance of American music by the Jefferson State Choral Coalition at SOU’s Music Recital Hall is among five live entertainment options for the weekend. http://www.dailytidings.com/entertainment/20161110/5-picks-for-live-entertainment

Mail Tribune (Nov. 11) – SOU’s production of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” and the Jefferson State Choral Coalition’s “American Musical Experience” at the SOU Music Recital Hall are among five weekend options for live entertainment. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161111/5-picks-for-live-entertainment

Daily Tidings and similar story in Mail Tribune (Nov. 11) – The Rogue Riverkeeper Wild & Scenic Film Festival was presented on Sunday at SOU’s Music Recital Hall. http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20161111/NEWS/161119946 and http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20161111/get-out-friday-nov-11

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

KTVL-TV 10 (Nov. 9) – Several students contacted on the SOU campus were among the Rogue Valley residents who were upset about results of the Nov. 8 general election. http://ktvl.com/news/local/trumps-policies-may-not-affect-southern-oregon-immediately

Portland Business Journal (Nov. 9) – SOU President Linda Schott and the presidents of Oregon’s other six public universities issued a joint statement in the wake of Measure 97’s defeat to say they will work together to convince lawmakers that financial support for higher education should be among Oregon’s top priorities. http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2016/11/09/after-measure-97-failure-university-presidents.html

Miscellaneous news

Capital Press (Nov. 8) – Weather patterns in the Western U.S. have been a month ahead of the calendar for most of 2016, with the amount of rain and snow that fell during October anywhere from 150 percent to 400 percent of normal, according to Greg Jones, a wine climatologist at SOU. http://www.capitalpress.com/Nation_World/Nation/20161108/western-weather-is-a-month-ahead-of-the-calendar

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 9) – Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University visits the JPR studio for a 21-minute discussion of the universe prior to his two lectures at SOU as part of the university’s campus theme of “Shapes of Curiosity.” http://ijpr.org/post/lawrence-krauss-reports-dawn-time#stream/0

Mail Tribune and similar story in Corvallis Gazette-Times (Nov. 10) – Kevin Talbert, a retired SOU administrator, is filling the remainder of the term until January for State Sen. Alan Bates, who died Aug. 5; Republican Alan DeBoer won the seat in last week’s election, accounting for a one-seat loss statewide for Democrats. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161110/democrats-still-control-oregon-legislature-minus-bates-seat and
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/democrats-still-control-oregon-legislature-minus-a-seat/article_df0845c9-44a9-5bf0-94db-9b18c72ae862.html

Mail Tribune and Oregon Public Broadcasting (Nov. 11) – Students from SOU’s Center for Sustainability are harvesting brings from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show Plaza for use in paths at The Farm in Ashland. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161111/the-bricks-at-osf-gets-facelift-more-seating and http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-shakespeare-festival-venue-construction-green-show/

SOU in the News: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Oregon Wine Press (Nov. 1) – The current year will represent the third in a string of warm vintages for Oregon wine grapes, which were harvested beginning in August rather than the traditional September time period (interview with SOU’s Greg Jones, who studies the dynamic between climate and wine grapes). http://www.oregonwinepress.com/august-rush

Oregon Wine Press (Nov. 1) – Stephen Reustle of Reustle-Prayer Rock Winery planted Grüner Veltliner grapes in his Umpqua Valley vineyard after consulting climatologist Greg Jones of SOU about the property’s heat unit accumulation. http://www.oregonwinepress.com/gruner-the-great

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 1) – An essay by the producer of the Jefferson Exchange call-in program at SOU’s Jefferson Public Radio; a disproportionate number of men are callers to the program, but a recent segment guest-hosted by SOU’s Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble attracted more women callers than usual. http://ijpr.org/post/hi-there-you-re-air#stream/0

Mail Tribune (Nov. 5) – Crater High School drama director Matthew Reynolds and Rogue River High’s Kelly Gibson, who connected when both were in SOU’s Master of Theatre Studies Program, collaborated for their students’ 24 Hour Play Cabaret event. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161105/students-create-round-the-clock-drama

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 7) – SOU’s Department of Performing Arts brings to life Bertold Brecht’s “The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui” – about a Hitler-like figure trying to monopolize the cauliflower market. http://ijpr.org/post/mon-830-hitler-look-alike-found-stage#stream/0

News about SOU academic programs

Daily Tidings (Nov. 3) – Dylann Lovero, a participant in the Democracy Project of the SOU Honors College, looks at the historical and contemporary roles of women in Europe’s political decision-making (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161103/from-homemaking-to-policy-making-european-women-in-political-leadership-roles

KDRV-TV NewsWatch 12 (Nov. 3) – Students in Tiffany Morey’s Criminology and Criminal Justice 241 class at SOU each got a taste of being a police officer in a life-and-death situation, with a series of “shoot, don’t shoot” scenarios based on real-life incidents. http://www.kdrv.com/news/SOU_Students_Test_In_Shoot_Dont_Shoot_Scenarios.html

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings (Nov. 3) – Galleries open late for First Friday art walk (“Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists” and six exhibits by students, faculty, alumni and community members are among the SOU events included in the monthly art walk). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161103/from-homemaking-to-policy-making-european-women-in-political-leadership-roles

Daily Tidings (Nov. 3) – Soprano Deborah Voigt and a concert of arias at SOU among five live entertainment options. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161103/5-picks-for-live-entertainment

The Siskiyou (Nov. 7) – SOU showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” was one for the books – more for the audience’s theatrics than for the movie itself. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/11/03/rocky-horror-rocks-campus/

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

Times Higher Education (Oct. 17) – Academic research is in crisis in much of the Middle East and North Africa due to security concerns and poor infrastructure, according to scholars in 14 Arab countries (Ken Kempner, professor emeritus of education and international studies at SOU, co-wrote the paper on which the story is based). https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/arab-research-in-crisis-due-to-regions-growing-instability

Jefferson Public Radio (Nov. 1) – The films “Elementary Genocide,” parts one and two, by filmmaker and activist Raheim Shabazz, screened this week at SOU. http://ijpr.org/post/documenting-school-prison-pipeline#stream/0

KOBI-TV 5 (Nov. 1) – A presentation in Ashland on implicit bias – immediate reactions to people based on factors such as race, gender, religion or income – was led by SOU Director of Diversity Marjorie Trueblood-Gamble. https://kobi5.com/news/implicit-bias-education-in-ashland-39253/

Daily Tidings (Nov. 3) – SOU’s Native American Student Union is among local groups that raised money and materials to support protests against the Dakota Access Pipe Line near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161103/ashlanders-turn-out-to-support-standing-rock

KTVL-News 10 (Nov. 2) – The Jackson County clerk recommends that voters submit their ballots only at official ballot drop boxes, but the Oregon Student Association maintains an unofficial drop box at SOU’s Stevenson Union to make voting more convenient for students who may not drive or have stamps. http://ktvl.com/news/local/jackson-county-urges-voters-to-not-use-ballot-delivery-services

Oregon Business (Nov. 3) – Warm Springs Ventures, a business arm of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, envisions a tribal economy powered by engines of commerce including cannabis; tribe member Brent Florendo, native nations liaison for SOU, says housing, health and education on the reservation all have suffered, but “something good is finally happening.” http://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/item/17304-pot-gamble

Miscellaneous news

The Preface at Indiana University South Bend (Oct. 31) – IU South Bend Chancellor Terry Allison, who was one of three finalists earlier this year for the president’s position at SOU, told the student newspaper that he is committed to remaining at the Indiana campus despite his candidacy last month for another presidential post. President Linda Schott was hired as the top choice for the SOU position. https://iusbpreface.net/2016/10/31/chancellor-staying-put/

MagicValley.com Idaho (Nov. 6) – High school seniors in south-central Idaho had various plans as they worked on admissions paperwork during College Application Week; 18-year-old Kelsi Cox, who wants to become a teacher, is considering some Idaho schools along with Southern Oregon University and Virginia’s James Madison University. http://magicvalley.com/news/local/education/is-idaho-s-college-initiative-working/article_e00e7957-109c-5dc2-b152-924e7a9cfd50.html

Daily Tidings (Nov. 6) – Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and an internationally known physicist and author, will take participants on a pair of intellectual adventures when he offers public lectures Wednesday and Thursday nights at Southern Oregon University. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161106/renowned-theoretical-physicist-to-speak-at-sou

SOU in the News: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31

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SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Great Northwest Wine website (Oct. 24) – Climate change presents possibilities and challenges for Washington wine industry – vineyard acreage in the Puget Sound area could grow from the current 80 acres to 2,000 in the next 20 years. (SOU Professor Greg Jones featured.) http://www.greatnorthwestwine.com/2016/10/24/climate-change-presents-possibilities-challenges-for-washington-wine-industry/

Business Journal (Oct. 25) – SOU alumna Jessi Lyons (environmental studies) is appointed to the board of directors of the Onondaga County (N.Y.) Resource Recovery Agency. http://www.cnybj.com/News/Articles/TabId/102/ArticleId/44126/language/en-US/ocrra-appoints-three-new-board-members.aspx#.WBIzi-ErKF0

Daily Tidings (Oct. 26) – Drawings by SOU sociology student Leia Pastizzo are included in the “Wild Women Adult Coloring Book,” which features pictures of women in nature and has been published by a Medford couple. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161026/drawing-wild-women

The Siskiyou (Oct. 27) – SOU students and community members came together on Friday, Oct. 21, at The Farm at SOU to celebrate the first-ever Octoberfeast – an event created to raise awareness and appreciation for food and its origins. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/27/octoberfeast-a-time-for-food-appreciation/

Mail Tribune (Oct. 27) – Jeff LaLande – an archeologist, historian and former SOU adjunct professor – wrote two essays for the new journal, “From Fremont to Kingsley: The Military in the Land of the Lakes,” published by the Shaw Historical Library at OIT. http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161027/shaw-journal-features-rogue-valley-stories

Daily Tidings (Oct. 28) – Students in Pavlina McGrady’s Culinary Tourism class at Southern Oregon University trade their iPads and notebooks for aprons and carving knives to host a dinner and silent auction to benefit The Farm at SOU. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161028/raising-barn

Herald and News (Oct. 28) – Teresa Wicks, a former SOU graduate student who is currently pursuing her doctorate in environmental science at OSU, is trying to get Klamath Basin students “outside into the classroom” to promote a stronger connection with natural and human communities. http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/growing-outdoor-education/article_d096f41f-6d1d-5f6f-9f8a-360464dfc063.html

Daily Tidings (Oct. 28) – Southern Oregon wine grape growers gathered last week and welcomed two new faculty members at the OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center and two new faculty members at SOU – Golnaz Badr, Ph.D., of the Environmental Science and Policy Program, and Pavlina McGrady, Ph.D., of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161028/local-wine-grape-growers-welcome-new-academics

Mail Tribune (Oct. 28) – Stewart Janes, a professor of environmental education at SOU, explains how greater white-fronted geese and other birds learn and follow the migration routes of their ancestors. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20161028/white-fronted-geese-rely-on-elders-for-directions

News about SOU academic programs

Daily Tidings (Oct. 25) – Reflections from Vienna on youth participation in democracy in the age of social media. (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College, SOU Democracy Project). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161025/dispatches-from-europe-youth-participation-in-democracy-in-age-of-social-media

Swissinfo.ch (Oct. 27) – Switzerland and Oregon practice democracy in surprisingly similar ways, with surprisingly different results (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College student Brynne Webb). http://www.swissinfo.ch/directdemocracy/opinion_both-switzerland-and-oregon-practice-direct-democracy/42549356

News about fine and performing arts

Vicksburg (Miss.) Post (Oct. 25) – Pianist and recording artist John Nilsen, an SOU alumnus (1979), to perform piano concert (includes an interview with Nilsen). http://www.vicksburgpost.com/2016/10/25/local-church-hosts-piano-concert-thursday/

Daily Tidings (Oct. 27) – The works of 10 famed women artists – from the collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation – are displayed through Jan. 7 at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art. http://www.dailytidings.com/entertainment/20161027/schneider-museum-exhibits-work-of-famed-women-artists

The Siskiyou (Oct. 28) – The Center for Visual Arts has opened an exhibition showcasing art from SOU faculty and staff, titled “I Show Work at Work.” Artists whose works are displayed work in departments including Theatre, Emerging Media and Digital Arts, English and Business. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/28/gallery-devoted-to-faculty-art-work/

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

Daily Tidings (Oct. 24) – Ashland scores low on nationwide survey of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy, but in a separate ranking, SOU is in the top 10 on the West Coast for the third year in a row. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161024/failure-to-communicate

Daily Tidings (Oct. 25) – Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument would protect valuable ecosystems (column by Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center cites hearing at SOU with federal officials). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161025/monument-expansion-would-protect-valuable-ecosystems

Daily Tidings (Oct. 26) – Jackson County Board of Commissioners to hold its own public hearing on the proposed expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument after earlier meeting at SOU attracted mostly expansion supporters. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161026/commissioners-to-hold-hearing-on-monument-expansion

Daily Tidings (Oct. 28) – Dennis Slattery, an associate professor of business at SOU, is endorsed by the Daily Tidings to serve on the Ashland City Council. http://www.dailytidings.com/opinion/20161028/our-view-slattery-lemhouse

Miscellaneous news

Wallowa County Chieftan (Oct. 24) – Enterprise man who received his teaching certification at SOU and first taught in Ashland returns to the classroom following a career in construction. http://www.wallowa.com/columns/20161024/political-philosophy-lessons-learned-from-another-go-at-teaching

Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 24) – Scientist, photographer and ocean explorer David Cothran, who lives in the Siskiyou Mountains, leads dives into frigid Arctic and Antarctic waters. He speaks at SOU on Oct. 27 and previews his talk on The Jefferson Exchange program. http://ijpr.org/post/david-cothran-gets-us-c-c-cold-water#stream/0

Mail Tribune (Oct. 28) – Get Out listing: Guest speaker Steve Sheehy will share his photos and knowledge of lichens, which he is inventorying at the Lava Beds National Monument, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the SOU Science Building, Room 161. http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20161028/get-out-friday-oct-28

SOU in the News: Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

KATU-TV 2 (Oct. 17) – Early harvest, great grapes for southern Willamette winemakers (mentions of Southern Oregon University Research Center and SOU Professor Greg Jones). http://katu.com/news/local/southern-willamette-winemakers-early-harvest-great-grapes

The Siskiyou (Oct. 19) – ASSOU members critical of expense and planning clarity of Back 2 Class Bash on Oct. 1. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/19/assou-members-say-concert-planning-lacked-transparency/

Pacific University (Oct. 21) – Pacific University graduate Debbie (Kerlinger) O’Dea is now a financial aid counselor at SOU, where she tries to help students have the same kind of amazing college experiences that she had. http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/news-events/pacific-experience-leads-odea-06-student-support

News about SOU academic programs

Daily Tidings (Oct. 18) – SOU students receive initial two Amigo Club scholarships to study at the University of Guanajuato, in Ashland’s Sister City. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161018/sou-students-earn-amigo-club-scholarships

Daily Tidings (Oct. 21) – Switzerland and Oregon practice democracy in surprisingly similar ways, with surprisingly different results (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161021/dispatches-from-europe-both-switzerland-and-oregon-practice-direct-democracy

Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 20) – SOU’s Small Business Development Center helps present the Oct. 22 Business Resource Forum in Medford, to help new businesses. http://ijpr.org/post/southern-oregon-small-businesses-get-help-free#stream/0

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings (Oct. 20) – Ashland High School presents “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” (directed by veteran SOU director Michael J. Hume). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161020/ashland-high-musical-to-run-nov-2-13

Daily Tidings (Oct. 24) – A Southern Oregon University class on art as activism encourages students to move out into the community and move out of their comfort zones. http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161024/art-can-transform-our-culture

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

Herald and News (Oct. 17) – Seven ballot measures face Oregon voters (Measure 95 would allow public universities to invest in equities; Measure 97 would benefit education). http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/seven-ballot-issues-face-oregon-voters/article_529b7c45-6d1a-5389-95bf-f4e66e865cdb.html

Daily Tidings (Oct. 17) – Renters protest high cost of Ashland housing (SOU student McKenna Smith quoted). http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161017/renters-protest-high-cost-of-home-in-ashland

KTVL-News10 (Oct. 18) – SOU students conflicted on election. http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-students-conflicted-on-voting

Western Journalism (Oct. 18) – Conservative website calls BLM’s proposed expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument a “land grab” and maintains environmentalists associated with SOU were given special notice of planning meeting http://www.westernjournalism.com/monumentalism-blm-land-grab-via-misuse-antiquities-act/

KDRV-NewsWatch 12 (Oct. 19) – The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has registered 1,186 students to vote in next month’s General Election; some prepare to watch final presidential debate. http://www.kdrv.com/news/More_than_1000_Southern_Oregon
_University_Students_Registered_to_Vote.html

Mail Tribune (Oct. 19) – Kristen “Kay” Brooks, the grants coordinator for WorkSource Rogue Valley and a sociology student at SOU, is endorsed for the Ward 3 Medford City Council seat. http://www.mailtribune.com/opinion/20161019/our-view-brooks-stands-out-in-ward-3-council-race

KTVL-News10 (Oct. 19) – Housing a major issue in Ashland election (council candidate and SOU Professor Dennis Slattery quoted). http://ktvl.com/news/local/housing-availability-a-major-issue-in-ashland-election

The Siskiyou (Oct. 22) – Southern Oregon University is setting a national example for support and intervention through campus programs that address the needs of sexual assault survivors. http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/22/sou-sets-standard-for-sexual-assault-response/

Miscellaneous news

Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 19) – Ashland High School student sparks sexual assault awareness (her efforts mirror those of Ashland Police and SOU). http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-high-student-sparks-sexual-assault-awareness#stream/0

YouTube (Oct. 21) – Student Giovanni Pulido, in a 29-second video of campus images, urges others wanting to “take that next big step in life” to join him at Southern Oregon University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB2JniLM8ug&noredirect=1

SOU in the News: October 11 – October 17

SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff features

Newswatch 12 – The October 15 football game had special meaning for SOU junior Isiah Carter:
http://www.kdrv.com/sports/southern-oregon-university/Carters_1_Fan_Stays_Close_After_Breast_Cancer_Battle.html

Roseburg News Review – SOU alumnus Carl Bone has been teaching and coaching for 46 years:
http://www.nrtoday.com/sports/preps/carl-bone-looks-back-on-four-decades-of-coaching-and/article_53cd29eb-d103-55fd-8f62-9e768697d8d4.html

Jefferson Public Radio – Dr. Precious Yamaguchi talks about her book spotlighting World War II internment camps:
http://ijpr.org/post/learning-about-japanese-american-internment#stream/0

News on SOU Academic Programs

KTVL10 – SOU offers an accelerated degree program:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-offers-an-accelerated-degree

Daily Tidings – Another SOU Honors College dispatch from Europe:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161014/dispatch-from-europe-what-americans-can-learn-from-europeans

News on Fine and Performing Arts

Mail Tribune – SOU and OSF co-sponsor “Multi-Cultural Shakespeare”:
http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161012/panel-will-address-multi-cultural-shakespeare

Daily Tidings – Tiny Art Show at SOU:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161014/tiny-art-show-delivers-many-messages

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

Oregonian – Portland Community College moves to take in stranded ITT Tech nursing students:
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/10/itt_tech_portland_community_co.html

The Chronicle of Higher Education – The New Performing-Arts Curriculum:
http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Performing-Arts/238020

Washington Post – Are traditional college campuses going the way of Blockbuster and Circuit City?:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/10/14/are-traditional-college-campuses-going-the-way-of-blockbuster-and-circuit-city/

Miscellaneous News

Mail Tribune – Monumental debate at SOU:
http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161014/monumental-debate

Daily Tidings – SOU seminar will focus on implicit bias:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161014/seminar-will-focus-on-implicit-bias

Daily Tidings – SOU wins Princeton Review “green guide” honor:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161014/sou-earns-princeton-review-green-guide-honor

Mail Tribune – Wyden says SOU leading nation in response to sexual assault:
http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161011/wyden-says-sou-leading-nation-in-response-to-sexual-assault

Newswatch 12 – SOU discusses sexual assault reporting on campus:
http://www.kdrv.com/news/SOU_Discusses_Sexual_Assault_Reporting_on_Campus.html

Daily Tidings – Editorial: SOU leads the way:
http://www.dailytidings.com/opinion/20161013/our-view-leading-way

KOBI5 – SOU kicks off Count Me In:
https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/count-me-in-kicks-off-37981/

The Siskiyou – SOU shows off pride at annual parade:
http://siskiyou.sou.edu/2016/10/12/sou-shows-off-pride-at-annual-parade/

Eugene Register Guard – SOURCE and SOU’s Dr. Greg Jones both mentioned in a story about this year’s wine grape crop in the Willamette Valley:
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34868260-75/southern-willamette-valley-winemakers-a-great-year-for-grapes.html.csp

Daily Tidings – SOU’s Hannon Library hosted the Ashland Literary Festival October 8:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161011/talking-about-words

SOU in the News: October 4 – October 10

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff features

Vox – Apology expert Dr. Ed Battistella of SOU deconstructs Donald Trump’s “apology”:
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/7/13206660/donald-trump-apologized-leaked-recording-women

Oxford University Press blog – Dr. Ed Battistella explains how to write a grant proposal:
http://blog.oup.com/2016/10/how-to-write-a-grant-proposal/

Newswatch 12 – SOU’s student body president leads on and off the field:
http://www.kdrv.com/sports/southern-oregon-university/Davis_Guides_Raiders__Leads_Student_Body.html

Mail Tribune – SOU students marched in the Southern Oregon Pride Parade:
http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161008/pride-parade-organizers-hope-to-expand-reach-throughout-region

Roseburg News Review – SOU climatologist Greg Jones says the Umpqua Valley is a “Goldilocks” wine growing area:
http://www.nrtoday.com/business/wine-grape-harvest-underway-in-the-umpqua-valley/article_6f2fe908-0ba5-53f6-a2f9-b63ef0ff3a29.html

Daily Tidings – SOU alumna is the new president of the Ashland Soroptimists club:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161007/soroptimists-name-new-president

Newswatch 12 – Three former Raider football stars are now coaching at Ashland High School:
http://www.kdrv.com/sports/high-school/Three_SOU_Football_Alumni_Coaching_at_Local_High_School.html

Mail Tribune – SOU Music Instructor Bryan Jeffs and his group, Band du Pays, just released a new album:
http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161005/new-live-cd-from-band-du-pays-swing

News on SOU Academic Programs

Mail Tribune – Innovators and leaders:
http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20161010/innovators-and-leaders

Newswatch 12 – SOU students take a look at the homeless camps on the Bear Creek Greenway:
http://www.kdrv.com/news/SOU_Students_Take_A_Look_At_the_Homeless_Camps_Along_Bear_Creek_Greenway.html

KTVL10 – SOU students learn during greenway clean up:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-students-learn-during-greenway-clean-up

Daily Tidings – Dr. Lee Ayers and SOU Honors College students report from Europe:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161005/dispatch-from-europe-architecture-of-modern-crisis

News on Fine and Performing Arts

Mail Tribune – Mosaic art on display in SOU galleries:
http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161006/first-friday-art-walk-features-mosaic-art-and-more

Mail Tribune – Professor Paul French leads the Southern Oregon Repertory Singers in a performance at the SOU Music Recital Hall:
http://www.mailtribune.com/entertainment/20161006/ticket-to-paradise

Klamath Falls Herald & News – SOU Music students helped boost attendance at Crater Lake National Park this summer:
http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/crater-lake-visitation-numbers-eclipse-previous-year/article_a3462a7b-1682-5244-9740-d48ec6f0daf4.html

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

Eugene Register Guard – Portland State University tries free tuition:
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/34870389-78/psu-tries-free-tuition.html.csp

New York Times – An online education breakthrough? A master’s degree for a mere $7,000:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/upshot/an-online-education-breakthrough-a-masters-degree-for-a-mere-7000.html

Miscellaneous News

Daily Tidings – Indigenous people’s day celebration is today at SOU:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20161007/indigenous-peoples-day-observance-monday

KTVL – Veterans learn about LGBTQ support at SOU:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/oregons-new-lgbtq-veterans-representative-meets-with-veterans-allies-at-sou

Albany Democrat Herald – Newspaper opposes an Oregon ballot measure that’s based on an idea conceived at Southern Oregon University 59 years ago:
http://democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-outdoor-school-measure-misses-the-mark/article_27a01319-e44a-59db-b811-fafd8a7541c8.html

SOU in the News: September 20 – September 26

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SOU Student, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff features

Daily Tidings – SOU student first from outside UNM to join honors journal Scribendi:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160924/sou-student-first-from-outside-unm-to-join-honors-journal-scribendi

KDRV – SOU freshmen students move in for a new school year:
http://www.kdrv.com/news/Southern_Oregon_Freshmen_Students_Move-In_for_New_School_Year.html

KOBI – SOU move in day:
https://kobi5.com/news/sou-move-in-day-36613/

KTVL – SOU class of 2020 moves in:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/sou-class-of-2020-moves-in

KOBI – SOU steps up campus security for the fall term:
https://kobi5.com/news/sou-campus-security-36763/

KTVL – ‘Campus Choice’ and more security help keep SOU campus safe:
http://ktvl.com/news/local/campus-choice-and-more-security-help-keep-sou-campus-safe

Daily Tidings – SOU students’ new sustainability farm school:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160920/sou-students-new-sustainability-farm-school

USA Today – SOU Professor Greg Jones says the Bordeaux region of France is living on borrowed time: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/22/french-wine-global-warming-weather/90120252/

The Energy Collective – Q and A with Roxane Beigel-Coryell, SOU’s coordinator of sustainability and recycling:
http://www.theenergycollective.com/usgbc/2388304/southern-oregon-university-models-sustainability-leadership-across-campus-2

KOBI – SOU Professor Michael Parker and Dave Willis of the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council argue for expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument:
https://kobi5.com/features/five-on-5-dr-michael-parker-chair-sou-biology-dept-and-dave-willis-soda-mt-wilderness-council-36709/

News on SOU Governance

Daily Tidings – Daniel Santos named to SOU Board of Trustees:
http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20160923/daniel-santos-named-to-sou-board-of-trustees

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

Portland Tribune – Gov. Brown says campus safety important ‘regardless of financial situation’:
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/324138-203857-brown-says-campus-safety-important-regardless-of-financial-situation

Oregonian – Oregon’s largest universities see ‘mediocre’ graduation rates as a problem:
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/09/oregons_largest_universities_s.html

Mail Tribune – RCC’s new president is a community college alum:
http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20160922/rccs-new-president-is-community-college-alum 

Miscellaneous News

Student Loan Report – SOU ranks #89 out of 250 schools listed as “Best Colleges for Federal Work Study Employment:
https://studentloans.net/best-colleges-for-federal-work-study-employment/