Festive International Week Scheduled at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) – International Week 2013 at Southern Oregon University kicks off at noon, Monday, April 29, with the traditional parade through campus by international students in their national outfits. The students walk from the Cascade Housing Complex down Raider Way to the Stevenson Union. A free food fair from around the world follows in the Courtyard. Read more

SOU’s Schneider Museum Receives $36,000 Grant from the Ford Family Foundation

(Ashland, Ore.) – The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program has awarded the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) a $36,000 grant to implement the Southern Oregon Site (ART) Project.
Working in concert with the Southern Oregon University Art department, the SMA will invite six mid-career Oregon artists to create new work, made in response to ‘site’, which will be shown in six, one-person museum gallery (or outside courtyard) shows between September 2013 and June 2014. Six Oregon writers will be invited to produce one essay each on one of the artists and their new work.
SOU student artists will assist in the installation and/or construction of the work/shows.  Chosen artists will visit Ashland during May and June 2013, and will then return home to develop ideas for this ‘site.’ The SMA and art department see the Southern Oregon Site (ART) Project as a prototype for an annual new works program at SOU.
“The Schneider Museum of Art is grateful for the generous support of the Ford Family Foundation,” says  Schneider Museum of Art Acting Director Erika Leppmann.  “The Southern Oregon Site (ART) Project award is the second grant given to the Schneider Museum of Art by the Ford Family Foundation in the last two years.”
The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford.  Its mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a Scholarship office in Eugene.

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.

Southern Oregon University Featured in "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition"

Southern Oregon University (SOU) is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, profiles SOU in the fourth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”
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SOU Education Professor to Discuss Teaching, Learning and Research in Greenland

(Ashland, Ore.) – What’s it like to teach in Greenland? What’s it like to BE in Greenland? Over three years, Dr. Geoff Mills traveled nine times to Greenland’s arctic region to teach education research to graduate students. “Traveling and teaching in Greenland has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my 25 years in higher education and a unique opportunity to work in one of the most isolated places on earth,” says the former dean of SOU’s School of Education. Read more

Southern Oregon University Extends Sustainability Leadership Position Through Partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Student-led initiative makes SOU the first university to balance 100% of its water use
Ashland, Ore. – April 9, 2013 – Southern Oregon University (SOU) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) today announced SOU is the first campus in the nation to balance 100% of its water use through a five-year commitment to BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate® program. Funded through a student-led Green Fund, the university will restore approximately 80 million gallons of water per year to the Klamath River Basin. The announcement was made during a student rally held on campus.
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Friday Interpretive Performance by Trumpeter and Electronic Musician David Bithell at the Schneider Museum of Art

(Ashland, OR) – The Schneider Museum of Art is presenting a performance by David Bithell, Associate Professor of Digital Art at Southern Oregon University, on Friday, April 5 at 11:00 AM. Bithell, a trumpeter and electronic musician, will engage in an interpretive performance of The Metaphysics of Notation, the exhibition of Mark Applebaum’s visually complex and engaging pictographic musical scores, which is on view in the Museum’s Heiter Gallery through April 27, 2013.
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