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).
The Siskiyou (Oct. 19) – ASSOU members critical of expense and planning clarity of Back 2 Class Bash on Oct. 1.
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.

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.
Daily Tidings (Oct. 21) – Switzerland and Oregon practice democracy in surprisingly similar ways, with surprisingly different results (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College).
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.

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).
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.

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).
Daily Tidings (Oct. 17) – Renters protest high cost of Ashland housing (SOU student McKenna Smith quoted).
KTVL-News10 (Oct. 18) – SOU students conflicted on election.
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
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.

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.
KTVL-News10 (Oct. 19) – Housing a major issue in Ashland election (council candidate and SOU Professor Dennis Slattery quoted).
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.

Miscellaneous news

Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 19) – Ashland High School student sparks sexual assault awareness (her efforts mirror those of Ashland Police and SOU).
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.