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