SOU in the News: March 6-19

Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Mar 14
New director hired for SOU’s small business center
: Marshall Doak begins work as director of SOU’s Small Business Development Center at the Higher Education Center in Medford

Wine Press Northwest • USA • Mar 13
2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year: Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard: Early on, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyard turned to SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones, who now is one of the…

Press Release Point • Mar 11
ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award Posthumously Bestowed to Earl H. Potter III: Earl Potter, the former president of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, served previously as executive vice president and provost at SOU

Medford Mail Tribune • Lee Juillerat • Mar 9
No more passing the Buck: Dan Rubenson, an economics professor at SOU, participates in a cross-country skiing excursion at Buck Prairie

Great Northwest Wine • Eric Degerman • Mar 8
2017 vintage off to cool start in Pacific Northwest: SOU wine climatologist said in a report to the Pacific Northwest wind industry that the region has gotten off to a cold start for 2017

KAJO 1270AM • Sam Marsh • Mar 7
Three Rivers School Board Appoints David Valenzuela as Permanent Superintendent: David Valenzuela holds a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education from SOU and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Oregon University

KTVL-10 TV • Mike Marut • Mar 6
Dutch Bros helps fundraise for SOU’s Coach Howard scholarship: Ashland locations of Dutch Bros donate proceeds to help fund scholarship in memory of SOU football coach Craig Howard

Medford Mail Tribune • Joe Zavala • Mar 10
Ashland’s Hall chosen SOU’s head football coach: Ashland High football coach Charlie Hall has been named the head coach at SOU, Athletic Director Matt Sayre announced

News about SOU academic programs

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Mar 14
New director hired for SOU’s small business center
: Marshall Doak begins work as director of SOU’s Small Business Development Center at the Higher Education Center in Medford

Business Insider • Aine Cain • Mar 11
4 things Hollywood gets wrong about archaeologists — and 2 things it gets right: SOU research archaeologist Chelsea Rose chimes in on what Hollywood gets right and wrong in depictions of archaeology (This story appeared in at least 15 other publications throughout the U.S.)

News – DailyTidings.com • Mar 10
New pavilion going up on ‘The Farm’ at SOU: SOU and community folk broke ground Thursday for a pavilion on “The Farm” on Walker Street. The Thalden Pavilion will be used for university and community events (This story also appeared March 17 in the Medford Mail Tribune)

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • Mar 7
SOU: Groundbreaking at pavilion dedicated to “outrageous innovation”: March 9 groundbreaking marks start of construction on SOU’s “Thalden Pavilion: dedicated to outrageous innovation in sustainability and the arts”…

News about fine and performing arts

Revels – DailyTidings.com • Mar 8
Five picks for live entertainment: The rock musical “Spring Awakening” was in SOU’s Music Recital Hall March 9-11

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

News – DailyTidings.com • Mar 17
Session focuses on monument research
: Students and scientists to talk about their research during fifth annual Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Research Symposium on March 23 (This story also appeared March 16 in the Medford Mail Tribune)

News – DailyTidings.com • Mar 15
Disarmament activists to give public talks in Ashland Thursday and Friday
: Prominent nuclear disarmament activists visit Ashland to discuss global security under the Trump administration

Herald and News • Pat Bushey • USA • Mar 14
State universities, students paying for poor decisions of Oregon’s past
: SOU and other public universities in Oregon are eyeing tuition increases because of the state’s feast-or-famine history of funding higher education

KTVL-10 TV • Mike Marut • Mar 10
Latino high school students attend Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference at SOU: SOU hosts 300 Latino students from southern Oregon high schools at sixth annual Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference

Medford Mail Tribune • Nick Morgan • Mar 7
Indivisible members support press freedoms; a dozen Trump advocates gather at Vogel: Southern Oregon University professor told several hundred anti-Trump demonstrators Tuesday that the president’s attacks on the media….

Miscellaneous news

News Review Today • Vera Westbrook • USA • Mar 18
Sutherlin High School students take first place at regional National History Day competition
: Sutherlin 11th-graders were among about 60 students in the regional competition at SOU earlier this month

Yahoo! Finance • Mar 8
Fifth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference of SO (Southern Oregon) to Feature National Keynote Speaker Mona Patel: The Women’s Leadership Conference of SO is presented by SOU with the sponsorship of more than 20 regional… (This story appeared in more than 90 other publications throughout the U.S.)

ZING Blog by Quicken Loans • Mike Young • Mar 7
What You Should Know About Delinquency and Default on Your Student Loans: Stephanie Hanigan, Scholarship Coordinator and Compliance Supervisor at SOU, is in favor of using automated payments

SOU in the News: Feb. 13 to March 5

Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

BroadwayWorld.com • News Desk • USA • Mar 4
Pioneer Theatre Company Plays in Palace Intrigue in KING CHARLES III: Guest director David Ivers holds a B.F.A. from Southern Oregon University and an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota

The Press Democrat • ESTEFANY GONZALEZ • USA • Mar 3
Santa Rosa aerialist soars with ease: Aerial acrobat Sierra Faulkner transferred to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, to complete her bachelor’s

Rogue Valley Messenger • Charles Fischman • USA • Mar 2
Public Profile: Charles Douglas – training the non-mainstream media: Feature story about Charles Douglas, public access coordinator for SOU’s Rogue Valley Community Television

Siskiyou Daily News • Danielle Jester • USA • Mar 2
Local artist profile: Angelica Owens, photography: Angelica Owens obtained her bachelor’s of arts degree in business from Southern Oregon University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude

Medford Mail Tribune • Julie Akins • USA • Feb 23
Darrow chosen for Ashland council seat: Traci Darrow, an Ashland resident since 1984, is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and a registered nurse

Oklahoma’s Own • USA • Feb 23
Women of Distinction Magazine Selects Christina Rene’ Murata as a Distinguished Professional in Her Field: Cristina Rene’ Murata holds a BA in Applied Physics and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Southern Oregon University, and a master of business (this story appears in more than 40 other publications)

The Register-Guard • USA • Feb 18
A Eugene commercial real estate firm recognizes a female partner: Stephanie Seubert grew up in Florence and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing (this story also appeared in the Daily Astorian)

Medford Mail Tribune • Mark Freeman • USA • Feb 16
Fairy shrimp wrangling: Molly Morrison will be joined by biologist and fairy shrimp discoverer Michael Parker from Southern Oregon University for a guided hike

News about SOU academic programs

News Review Today • Carisa Cegavske • USA • Feb 24
Southern Oregon University surveys Douglas County residents about parks: Southern Oregon University business students and the Douglas County Parks Department are teaming up to survey the people who use parks

TulsaCW.com • USA • Feb 16
Top Accounting Releases Top 16 Online Bachelor in Accounting Degree Programs for 2017: SOU ranks as No. 13 nationally among the top online bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, according to an independent accounting review journal (this story appeared in more than 20 other publications)

Medford Mail Tribune • Nick Morgan • USA • Feb 14
SOU students learn how to safely control volatile situations: Cara Davis, an SOU sophomore, was one of about 50 students who participated in “shoot/don’t shoot” exercises in adjunct professor Tiffany Morey’s Intro to Law Enforcement class

Daily Tidings • John Darling • USA • Feb 14
A hotbed of social invention: SOU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) adds to Ashland’s abundance of “social inventors,” who act on community need

News about fine and performing arts

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Mar 2
Five picks for live entertainment: The Enso String Quartet performs March 3 in SOU’s Music Recital Hall

News – DailyTidings.com • USA • Mar 1
Allaboard for First Friday’s art walk: The Allaboard Trolley runs from SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art to various galleries, studios and restaurants

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Mar 1
Rogue Valley Symphony announces 50th season: Concluding performances April 20-22 will open with local composer Ethan Gans-Morse’s “How Can You Own the Sky?” with Native American drumming organized by Brent Florendo, SOU professor of Native American studies

Caminos Magazine • USA • Mar 1
Celebra la poesía con un Día Familiar GRATIS taller de lenguaje dual en el Museo de Arte Schneider: SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art offers free Family Day on March 11 with a focus on poetry, led by creative writing professor Robert Arellano

Medford Mail Tribune • Laurie Heuston • USA • Feb 23
Rogue Valley Symphony showcases trumpeter Dan Kocurek: He is director and conductor of Rogue Valley Symphonic Band and the SOU Concert Choir, and leads the trumpet studio at SOU’s Oregon Center for the Arts

News – DailyTidings.com • Feb 22
Five picks for live entertainment: The newspaper’s picks include events at SOU’s Center for the Visual Arts galleries and at the university’s Music Recital Hall

Ashland Sneak Preview • Julie VandenBerg • USA • Feb 13
Tunnel 13 Films presents Refuge: SOU videographer Charles Douglas and alumni Ron Huffstutter and Mohammed Sultan produce independent film on Syrian refuge

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

News – DailyTidings.com • Mar 5
Homelessness forum seeks solutions: The United Nations Club at SOU sponsors a Feb. 23 forum on poverty and homelessness

KAJO 1270AM • Sam Marsh • USA • Mar 4
Southern Oregon University May Be Forced to Raise Student Tuition by About 12%: The president of Southern Oregon University warns the school might have to raise tuition by 12 percent if the state doesn’t come through (this story appeared in more than 30 other publications throughout the U.S.)

OregonLive.com • Andrew Theen • USA • Mar 4
Double digit tuition increases? University leaders point fingers at Salem: SOU is among the public universities in Oregon contemplating the possibility of tuition increases exceeding 10 percent

KTVL-10 TV • Mike Marut • USA • Mar 2
SOU students respond to possible tuition increase: ASSOU President Tyler Takeshita addresses the budget situation from a student perspective and calls for legislative funding

Medford Mail Tribune • Cathy Noah • USA • Mar 1
SOU tuition could rise 12 percent: SOU President Linda Schott is proposing a 12 percent hike in student tuition

Herald and News • Holly Dillemuth • USA • Feb 26
OIT planning for tuition hike: SOU and the University of Oregon are also considering tuition increases

Herald and News • Holly Dillemuth • USA • Feb 24
SOU president shares challenges of state budget: Flat state funding could send SOU tuition up by at least 10 percent, President Linda Schott told the Herald and News editorial board

News – DailyTidings.com • Feb 22
Discussion on homelessness set for Thursday night: Panel discussion on homelessness in the Rogue Valley is sponsored by SOU’s UN Club and is held Feb. 23 in the Stevenson Union

Medford Mail Tribune • John Darling • USA • Feb 22
SOU recognized for ‘climate leadership’: After years of striving to reach “carbon zero,” SOU has won more national recognition — this time honorable mention from Climate Leadership Awards

KAJO 1270AM • Sam Marsh • USA • Feb 22
State Ways and Means Committee Holding Public Hearing in Ashland on Friday: Meeting on legislative budget issues is held at SOU’s Stevenson Union

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Feb 19
State legislators to host budget town hall meeting in Ashland: The budget-writing Joint Ways and Means Committee meets at SOU as part of a series of meetings across the state

EnvironmentGuru.com • USA • Feb 15
SOU among tops in Climate Leadership: SOU receives honorable mention at 10th annual Climate Leadership Awards for colleges and universities

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Feb 13
SOU recognized with Climate Leadership Award: SOU is recognized with a Climate Leadership Award at the annual Presidential Climate Leadership Summit

InsideSOU • USA • Mar 1
Videos: SOU Fiscal Issues relevant to all SOU Students: Six videos with ASSOU President Tyler Takeshita and Mark Denney, SOU associate VP for Budget and Planning, discussing budget issues

Miscellaneous news

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Feb 27
Climate action leader to discuss solutions at SOU talk: KC Golden, a longtime leader in the U.S. climate action movement, to visit SOU on March 9

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Feb 27
Climate action leader to give talk at SOU: KC Golden, a longtime leader in the U.S. climate action movement, will visit SOU on Thursday, March 9 (this story also appeared on EnvironmentGuru.com)

The World Link • USA • Feb 24
Geology Lecture features soil expert and wine maker: Lecture series includes discussion by SOU’s Mark Tveskov of “The Archaeology of the Rogue River War”

SOU in the News: Feb. 6-12

Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and sta news and features

Medford Mail Tribune • Teresa Thomas • Feb 12
‘The man for the job’: Brent Barry, who earned his master’s degree in education from SOU, is named superintendent of the Phoenix-Talent School District

The Siskiyou • Caroline Cabral and Hannah Jones • Feb 12
Remembering Coach Howard: Friends and family of SOU football coach Craig Howard gather to remember his life and his impact

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • Feb 8
SOU receives third Tree Campus USA designation: SOU has received recognition for the third straight year from the Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree Campus USA”

Daily Tidings • Joe Zavala • Feb 7
SOU football coach Craig Howard remembered as big-hearted father figure: SOU football coach Craig Howard is remembered for the love for one another that he instilled in his players

Mail Tribune • Joe Zavala • Feb 7
From academia to mystery writing: Michael Niemann, an international studies professor at SOU, has followed up his academic writing with a pair of mystery novels

KTVL TV-10 • Ariana Rakhshani • Feb 6
Coach Howard taught players more than football, he taught life lessons: Current and former players of SOU football coach Craig Howard – including Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow – remember the man

KOBI-TV NBC5 • Elizabeth Ruiz • Feb 6
Remembering Coach Craig Howard: Hundreds gathered to remember SOU football coach Craig Howard, who passed away Jan. 20

News about SOU academic programs

KTVL TV-10 • Sarina Sandoval • Feb 7
SOU aims to break down stereotypes with new program: SOU’s new Raiders Don’t Hate program is aimed at breaking down stereotypes and exploring individual identities

News about fine and performing arts

Medford Mail Tribune • Feb 10
5 picks for live entertainment: “Shakespeare’s Other Women,” written and directed by Scott Kaiser of the OSF, will be performed at SOU Feb. 18-19

Daily Tidings • Feb 9
LaDuke to share art and stories of local farmworkers: Ashland painter Betty LaDuke presents her book “Bountiful Harvest” as part of the SOU Hannon Library speaker series

Medford Mail Tribune • Feb 7
Cabalito Negro and Left Edge Percussion present ‘Resist’: SOU flute and percussion duo Caballito Negro, along with Left Edge Percussion, performs at Music Recital Hall

KDRV TV-12 • Feb 6
OSF: Beyond The Stage & Into Local Schools: Students and instructors in SOU’s Theatre Arts program discuss collaborating with staff from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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

Jefferson Public Radio • Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureton • Feb 9
Why People Go To Planned Parenthood: Riah Sadafy and Kendall Bartley from SOU’s Women’s Resource Center talk with Jefferson Public Radio about Planned Parenthood

UnDark.org • Julia Rosen • Feb 6
Connecting the dots: SOU ecologist Michael Parker discusses the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Miscellaneous news

Medford Mail Tribune • Feb 9
Get Out: Friday, Feb. 10: Jeanine Moy of the Klamath­Siskiyou Wildlands Center discusses rare plant species Feb. 16 at the SOU Science Building

Medford Mail Tribune • Lee Juillerat • Feb 9
Hiram Towle: Loving life at Mt. Ashland: Mt. Ashland general manager Hiram Towle wants to attract a new generation to the slopes, from elementary to SOU students

Daily Tidings • Joe Zavala • Feb 8
Christopher Briscoe to discus father-son road trip, share photos in special OLLI lecture: Photographer Christopher Briscoe shares photos and stories of a 2,800-mile bike trip at SOU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

SOU in the News: Jan. 9 to 22

Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Daily Tidings • Evalyn Hansen • USA • Jan 23
Using acting craft to change people’s lives: Simone Stewart, office manger of SOU’s Small Business Development Center, is interviewed on acting

Herald and News • By Kurt Liedtke • USA • Jan 22
Malin friends take leadership roles on city council: Ryan Bartholomew, who attended SOU before returning to the Klamath Basin for work, is a new member of the Malin City Council

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Jan 20
SOU’s groundbreaking football coach passes away at age 64Craig Howard, the head coach who led his SOU team to the 2014 NAIA national championship, died at his home Jan. 19 at age 64

StAugustine.com • Justin Barney • USA • Jan 20
Craig Howard, Tim Tebow’s high school coach at Nease, dies: SOU’s Craig Howard, who coached Tim Tebow in high school and won championships in high school and college, died unexpectedly at age 64

Victory Sports Network • USA • Jan 20
SOU football coach Craig Howard passes away: Victory Sports Network, a promotor of NAIA collegiate athletics, reports on the passing of SOU’s Craig Howard

OregonLive.com • Tim Brown • USA • Jan 20
Craig Howard: Southern Oregon University football coach dies at age 64: The SOU head football coach who led the Raiders to an NAIA National Championship in 2014 died unexpectedly at age 64

Jacksonville.com • Justin Barney • USA • Jan 19
Craig Howard, Tim Tebow’s high school coach at Nease, dies: The death of SOU football coach Craig Howard, who coached quarterback Tim Tebow in high school, touches those he knew in Jacksonville, Fla.

Publicnow • CAN • Jan 19
Guest speaker Matt Vogel returns: SOU Health promotion specialist Matt Vogel will speak with EOU students, faculty and staff about campus life, relationships and substance use…

InsideSOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Jan 19
SOU theater student gets in­flight movie with personal touch: SOU student actress Maddy Flemming meets the author and inspiration for the acclaimed movie “Denial” after watching the film in­flight

KOBI­TV NBC5 • USA • Jan 17
Get to know Jackson County’s new Sheriff, Capt. Nathan Sickler: SOU graduate Nate Sickler, previously a captain in the Jackson County Sherif’s Department, is named sheriff by the county’s board of commissioners…

Mail Tribune • Vickie Aldous • USA • Jan 17
Sickler appointed as new Jackson County sheriff: SOU graduate Nate Sickler is appointed to serve as sheriff by Jackson County Board of Commissioners

The World • USA • Jan 17
Marshfield Hall of Fame inductions will be Feb. 2: Mark Helfrich, a former SOU quarterback and UO coach, is inducted into Marshfield’s Hall of Fame with his late father, Mike

Publicnow • CAN • Jan 17
March 17: Effects of extreme climate on grapes, wine: SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones to be a primary speaker at WSU symposium, ‘Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?’…

Military Technologies News • POL • Jan 16
Dirk Wall Featured in The Wall Street Journal: Meridian, Idaho investment advisor Dirk Wall, who graduated from SOU in 1983, is named a “Master of Success” by The Wall Street Journal

News about SOU academic programs

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Jan 20
The Farm at SOU to have “farm mentor” for five­month appointment: The Farm at SOU will have a five­month “farm mentor,” employed by AmeriCorps, to help inspire a generation of ecologically committed leaders

Publicnow • CAN • Jan 17
March 17: Effects of extreme climate on grapes, wine: SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones to be a primary speaker at WSU symposium, ‘Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?’…

The Bellingham Herald • Eric Degerman • USA • Jan 11
Oregon’s rieslings are overlooked gems: Last year’s Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report, prepared for the industry by SOU, indicates that riesling production is losing ground

The Register­Guard • USA • Jan 11
Expanded monument could benefit economy: Expansion of the Cascade­Siskiyou National Monument will benefit wildlands research, already being conducted by SOU and OSU

Daily Tidings • Joe Zavala • USA • Jan 9
Preserving history: SOU research anthropologist Maureen Battistella and sociology professor emeriti Victoria Sturtevant are leading a project to preserve local agricultural…

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings • USA • Jan 22
5 picks for live entertainment: Chamber Music Concerts present the Brentano String Quartet at SOU’s Music Recital Hall

Daily Tidings • Jeffrey Gillespie • USA • Jan 19
‘Shapes of Curiosity’ curator interested in ‘in­betweens’: SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art picks artist and curator based out of New York and London to curate upcoming “Shapes of Curiosity” exhibition

Medford Mail Tribune • Joe Zavala • USA • Jan 17
Barton adds his own piece to Stafford reading: As reading of former Oregon poet laureate William Stafford’s work is hosted at SOU’s Hannon Library

The Register­Guard • Francesca Fontana • USA • Jan 15
An artist at heart: Eugene artist Robert “Bob” Cipes’ varied past includes stints as a college professor, both in California and at SOU

Apg ­WI.com • USA • Jan 14
Area bands, choir welcoming new members: Mike Joosten, who received his master’s degree at SOU, directs the Communiversity Symphonic Band at University of Wisconsin­Barron County

News about politics, policy and national trends im pacting SOU and higher education

Medford Mail Tribune • Tammy Asnicar • USA • Jan 17
Local women to march with ‘sisters’ around the country Saturday: Retired SOU Professor Jeanne Crosby organizes a women’s march in the Mexican village of La Manzanilla, where she lives six months out of the…

Medford Mail Tribune • Julie Akins • USA • Jan 16
In the face of fear, love: SOU English Professor Alma Rosa Alvarez, keynote speaker at Ashland’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration talks of social change through love

Daily Tidings • Angela Decker • USA • Jan 13
Alvarez shares King’s antidote for division: SOU English Professor Alma Rosa Alvarez is the keynote speaker at Ashland’s 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration

Daily Tidings • USA • Jan 12
New state representative Marsh speaks Saturday in Ashland: Newly elected State Rep. Pam Marsh speaks at a meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at SOU

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Jan 11
Chief of staff for late State Sen. Alan Bates shifts to SOU government relations: Julie McFadden, who served most recently as chief of staff to the late State Sen. Alan Bates, has been hired to serve as SOU’s liaison with state…

Miscellaneous news

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Jan 12
Get Out: Friday, Jan. 13 : OSU horticulturalist Dennis Albert to focus on botanical surveys of Playa Lakes of n and Sheldon Wildlife refuges in a free talk at the SOU Science…

Daily Tidings • Julie Akins • USA • Jan 12
Ashlanders explore electric bus: A Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) electric bus makes tour stops at several Ashland locations, including SOU, during promotional trip

SOU in the News: Dec. 28 to Jan. 8

Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Siskiyou Daily News • Danielle Jester • USA • Jan 5
Artist Profile: Roger Emerson, composer and arranger: Roger Emerson of Mount Shasta, who earned his bachelor’s degree from SOU, composes and arranges for the world’s largest music publisher

The World Link • USA • Jan 4
Geology Lecture Series features 12th annual Cascadia lecture: COOS BAY — Southwestern’s geology lecture series will include an April 15 talk by SOU anthropology Professor Mark Tveskov on “The Archaeology…

Wine Enthusiast Magazine • Sally Easton • USA • Jan 4
How Climate Change is Affecting Wine:The assumption that 50 degrees latitude is the northern limit for viticulture has been altered by climate change, SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones told an audience in England

Caminos • USA • Jan 3
A nuestros vecinos del Rogue Valley (To our Rogue Valley neighbors): SOU President Linda Schott assures the readers of Caminos, the Rogue Valley’s monthly Spanish­language magazine, that the university will “remain…

Medford Mail Tribune • Greg Stiles • USA • Jan 2
Irvine Vineyards plans to build winery, tasting room: Doug and Dionne Irvine launched Irvine Vineyards after consulting SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones about which grape varieties would grow best…

Mail Tribune • Cathy Noah • USA • Jan 1
One last look back: The Mail Tribune’s top stories of 2016 included the death of State Sen. Alan Bates, whose position was filled through the end of the year by…

Mail Tribune • USA • Dec 30
Listening to the birds for early signs of spring: SOU biology Professor Stewart Janes writes about the bird songs that announce spring is coming ­­ even if it may be several months away

Herald and News • Holly Owens • USA • Dec 30
2016 Year in Review: July to August: An outdoor, musical performance of “Natural History” by the Britt Orchestra and Southern Oregon University students was among Klamath area highlights

Medford Mail Tribune • Vickie Aldous • USA • Dec 29
Interim sheriff applicants tout experience: Nathan Sickler, who earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from SOU in 1999, is one of six candidates to become interim Jackson County Sheriff

Corvallis Gazette­Times • Anthony Rimel • USA • Dec 28
On the job with Ryan Noss: Corvallis’ first­-year school Superintendent Ryan Noss earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from SOU

News about SOU academic programs

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Jan 3
SOU business research classes seek projects: SOU’s undergraduate­- and graduate­-level applied business research classes are seeking winter term research projects, for which students will…

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings • USA • Jan 5
New exhibits, new artists highlight Ashland’s First Friday: SOU’s Center for the Visual Arts features art by students, faculty and community in six of its galleries for the monthly art walk

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Dec 27
Gabe Young returns to Ashland for oboe concert: Oboist Gabe Young, who has performed from Colorado to Russia, returned to his hometown of Ashland for a Dec. 30 concert at SOU’s Music Recital…

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

 KOBI­-TV Channel 5 • Craig Smullin • USA • Dec 27
Five on 5 – Dr. Linda Schott – President of Southern Oregon University: SOU president recaps her first term at the university and the strategic planning process that lies ahead

Miscellaneous news

Medford Mail Tribune • Mark Freeman • USA • Jan 7
SOLC hits goal to buy Rogue River ranch for a preserve: The 352­-acre ranch, which will be purchased and protected by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, will be open to use by high school classes and SOU researchers

Mail Tribune • USA • Jan 6
Get Out: Friday, Jan. 6: OSU horticulturalist Dennis Albert will focus on botanical surveys of Playa Lakes of Hart Mountain and Sheldon Wildlife refuges in a free talk…

Daily Tidings • Joe Zavala • USA • Jan 5
You’ll make up for this, kids: SOU reopens after two days of weather­related closures; public information officer Joe Mosley explains the university’s process and priorities…

Daily Tidings • Ryan Pfeil • USA • Jan 4
Snow causes closures, slick driving conditions: SOU is among the schools and colleges to remain closed on Wednesday due to inclement weather conditions

Medford Mail Tribune • John Darling for the Mail Tribune • USA • Dec 28
New Ashland convenience market features Indian food: The owner of a new convenience store and Indian deli a few blocks southeast of SOU is banking on customers such as students who are more focused…

SOU in the News: Dec. 20 to 27

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Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

TeenVogue Magazine • Emma Sarran Webster • USA • Dec 27
How to manage college applications stress: Ian Parent, associate director of admission at SOU, joins experts from around the country in offering advice on handling the pressures of college…

Mail Tribune • USA • Dec 27
Business briefs: Tim Johns, who earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from SOU, has been named vice president of information services at Rogue Credit…

Mail Tribune • Vickie Aldous • USA • Dec 26
Youth basketball organizer Crump given lifetime achievement award: Manny Crump, who played college basketball at SOU and OIT before spending the past several decades teaching youth basketball, has been recognized…

Redding Record Searchlight • David Benda • USA • Dec 23
Homecoming for new Sun Oaks owner: Jeremiah Walsh, the new owner of Sun Oaks athletic club in Redding, previously coached tennis at Virginia Military Institute, the University…

Northampton Community College • Myra Saturen • USA • Dec 22
A Family Story: Gary Guidetti, a native and former resident of New Jersey, Guidetti received his bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA from SOU before becoming assistant dean of business and technology at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania

KTVL­TV 10 • Mike Marut • USA • Dec 21
SOU President Linda Schott happy with first quarter: SOU President Linda Schott discusses her first quarter at the University and the opportunities that lie ahead, and Associate Provost Jody Waters…

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • USA • Dec 22
SOU small business leader to address entrepreneurs: Three easy steps to creating an elevator speech – a brief pitch to sell yourself to clients – will be outlined on Thursday, Jan. 12, when Simone…

Publicnow • CAN • Dec 20
Rich Kane named Division of Student Affairs’ Employee of the Semester: Rich Kane, a former SOU employee and current assistant director for Community Standards and Student Responsibility at Ohio University, was named employee of the semester for the Ohio school’s Division of Student Affairs

News about SOU academic programs

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley • Dec 21
SOU professor’s research published in European journal: A research paper on the solution chemistry of aluminum, authored by Southern Oregon University professor Anna Oliveri, was published in the current…
(Also published by Targeted News Service: https://goo.gl/nFSbzn)

Jefferson Public Radio • USA • Dec 21
Underground History: Grand Ronde Reservation Digs: Mark Tveskov of the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology talks with guests on JPR program about the summer archaeology program at the Grande Ronde…

News about fine and performing arts

Daily Tidings • Evalyn Hansen • USA • Dec 26
Getting to know ‘Shakespeare’s Other Women’: “Shakespeare’s Other Women,” a new play by author and director Scott Kaiser, will be presented Feb. 16 to 19 at SOU
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News about politics, policy and national trends impacting SOU and higher education

Daily Tidings • John Darling • USA • Dec 23
Expecting 900 for dinner: A chef from SOU was tapped to provide high­quality cuisine for the 37th annual Ashland Christmas Dinner, which was expected to draw about 900…

Miscellaneous news

Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Dec 22
Get Out — Friday, Dec. 23: OSU horticulturalist Dennis Albert will focus on botanical surveys of Playa Lakes of Hart Mountain and Sheldon Wildlife refuges in a free talk at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 in Room 161 of the Southern Oregon University Science Building 

Daily Tidings • USA • Dec 20
Annual Guanajuato Nights dinner bolsters scholarship endowment fund: The annual fundraising dinner and auction, held in November, raised $12,024 for the Ashland Amigo Club’s endowed scholarship fund which is administered by the SOU Foundation …

SOU in the News: Dec. 13 to 19

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Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

KAJO­ Radio • Sam Marsh •  Dec 17
SOU alum picked to head Utah fire department: Dan Peterson, who received his master’s degree in management from SOU, is leaving his position as chief of Jackson County Fire District 3 to…

News @ SOU • Joe Mosley •  Dec 14
SOU receives NEH grant to preserve “common heritage” histories: The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Southern Oregon University a $12,000 Common Heritage grant to collect and preserve…

North Coast Citizen • Ann Powers • Dec 13
Former SOU faculty member to leave position with Lower Nehalem Community Trust: Dale Cramer Burr, a former adjunct faculty member at SOU and the University of Guanajuato, is leaving her position as executive director of the…

News about SOU academic programs

 Daily Tidings • Dec 16
JPR celebrates 3,000 episodes of ‘As It Was’: SOU’s Jefferson Public Radio honors volunteers who produced more than 3,000 episodes of the daily historical series “As It Was: Tales from the…

Medford Mail Tribune • Dec 16
JPR celebrates 3,000 episodes of ‘As It Was’: SOU’s Jefferson Public Radio honors volunteers who produced more than 3,000 episodes of the daily historical series “As It Was: Tales from the Mystical State of Jefferson”

News about fine and performing arts

 SF Weekly • Jessie Schiewe • Dec 16
Mani Draper releases debut album, The Last Marauder: Mani Draper, who got into music while attending SOU, releases album that mixes hip­hop with jazz and R&B

The Huffington Post • Sean Martinfield • Dec 15
Former SOU student and Tony Award winner to perform in SF holiday concert: Ruthie Ann Miles, an SOU student in the early 2000s who won the 2015 Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical, will perform a series…

Jefferson Public Radio • Soleil Rowan • Dec 14
JPR presents Väsen One World Concert April 19 at SOU Recital Hall: JPR and SOU’s Oregon Center for the Arts will present the Swedish trio Väsen in concert on Wednesday, April 19, at the university’s Music Recital…

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

KDOV­-TV 18 • Demi DeSoto • Dec 13
SOU President Linda Schott visits Medford Chamber Forum: SOU, which is Ashland’s largest employer and creates a $195 million per year economic impact for Southern Oregon, is beginning a strategic planning…

Daily Tidings • Greg Stiles • Dec 13
Time to rethink college: SOU President Linda Schott told the Medford Chamber Forum that the university is beginning a strategic planning process that will include a re­ examination of the roles higher education should play in Southern Oregon

Miscellaneous news

Medford Mail Tribune • Dec 15
Get Out: Friday, Dec. 16OSU horticulturalist Dennis Albert will focus on botanical surveys of Playa Lakes of Hart Mountain and Sheldon Wildlife refuges in a free talk at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 in Room 161 of the Southern Oregon University Science Building

SOU in the News: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

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Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Oregon OR ­ AmericanTowns.com • Dec 4
City, SOU recognized by bicyclist league: SOU recognized by national organization as a Bicycle Friendly University

KOBI­TV NBC5 • Dec 1
SOU offering “instant admission” for prospective students: SOU’s Joe Mosley interviewed about the “Raider on the Spot” admission program

Oregon Wine Press • Dec 1
AVA Unto Its Own: SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones offers background on Wayne Hitchings’ unique American Viticultural Area near Yoncalla

Oregon Wine Press • Dec 1
Vine with a View: SOU English professor Maureen Flanagan Battistella writes about Del Rio Vineyards’ 150­-year­-old grape vine

News about SOU academic programs

Medford Mail Tribune • Dec 5
Gaining knowledge — and friends: Feature story on the past and present of SOU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Oregon OR ­ AmericanTowns.com • Dec 5
Graduate proposal focuses on outdoors: SOU’s popular Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program plans for master’s degree option

News about fine and performing arts

Urban Milwaukee • Nov 30
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Suitcase Export Fund Launches Fourteenth Funding Cycle: Shane McAdams of Wisconsin participated in an exhibition of mostly Oregonian artists at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art

Medford Mail Tribune • Nov 29
Holiday music for choir and orchestra: The Rogue Valley Symphony performed John Rutter’s “Magnificat” and the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah”on Dec. 3 at SOU’s Music Recital Hal

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My Eastern Oregon • Dec 2
UNION COUNTY: University presidents react to governor’s budget: SOU President Linda Schott and the presidents of Oregon’s six other public universities react to the governor’s recommended budget

OregonLive.com • Nov 30
Oregon’s public universities see big increases in Hispanic, multi­racial student enrollment: Five percent of students in Oregon’s seven public universities declined to identify a race or ethnic group, but 35 percent of those ­­ 1,755 ­­ were SOU students

Miscellaneous news

KOBI­TV NBC5 • Dec 3
Hundreds gather for Ashland ski swap: Annual ski swat at SOU benefits the University’s Outdoor Program

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