Free SOU Screening of Crater Lake Film

(Ashland, Ore.) – The new film “Crater Lake: Into the Deep” will be screened this Friday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in room 118 of the Science Building at Southern Oregon University. Following the screening, Marsha McCabe, chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources for Crater Lake National Park, will answer questions. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Crater Lake: Into the Deep” is narrated by Peter Coyote and runs 22 minutes. The film explores the many facets of Crater Lake Park, including geology, lake research, history, winter, plant and animal life, park education programs, and the wonder it inspires. The film features state-of-the-art animation of the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama, as well as spectacular underwater film footage. An original music score and interviews with park staff are also part of the film.

The screening is sponsored by the SOU Department of Biology.

 

Three SOU Professors Awarded Presidential Funds for Research, Creative Work

The SOU Seal(Ashland, Ore.) — An international study of teen bullying, an artist-in-residence program in Budapest and a live art performance in New York—these are just three of the scholarly and creative projects that Southern Oregon University faculty are pursuing.

Because of the significance of these projects nationally and internationally, SOU President Mary Cullinan chose them as recipients of the 2012 President’s Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Fund. This is the second year that these funds have been made available through the SOU Foundation.

“SOU faculty are being widely recognized. Their research and creative endeavors enrich their teaching and provide extraordinary experiences for students,” says Cullinan. “I want to increase the visibility of our faculty’s work on campus and beyond.”

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Archaeology at Fort Lane State Heritage Site opens to public viewing

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The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), in collaboration with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), will be conducting archaeological investigations at Fort Lane, a U.S. Army post occupied from 1853-1856 that was used during the Rogue River Wars. The site opens to the public on Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors are invited to take the opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting Oregon’s archaeological sites and some of the aspects of archaeological field work. They will have the opportunity to walk around the site and talk with members of the archaeology team and OPRD staff, view uncovered artifacts, learn how they are cared for and how archaeological sites are treated with minimal impact to the environment. Continue reading

SOU Expands Annual Showcase of Arts and Research

Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR) will Feature More Than 100 Academic Presentations, 15 Laboratory and Studio Open Houses, Live Performing Arts and a Student Film Festival

(Ashland, Ore.) Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR), Southern Oregon University’s annual celebration of faculty and student research and artistic achievement, returns May 17-19 with several new features. This year the event will include an afternoon of live music and theatrical “Performances on the Green;” open houses in 15 scientific laboratories, art studios and special exhibits; plus a student film festival. Continue reading