SOU in the News: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features
Great Northwest Wine website (Oct. 24) – Climate change presents possibilities and challenges for Washington wine industry – vineyard acreage in the Puget Sound area could grow from the current 80 acres to 2,000 in the next 20 years. (SOU Professor Greg Jones featured.)
Business Journal (Oct. 25) – SOU alumna Jessi Lyons (environmental studies) is appointed to the board of directors of the Onondaga County (N.Y.) Resource Recovery Agency.
Daily Tidings (Oct. 26) – Drawings by SOU sociology student Leia Pastizzo are included in the “Wild Women Adult Coloring Book,” which features pictures of women in nature and has been published by a Medford couple.
The Siskiyou (Oct. 27) – SOU students and community members came together on Friday, Oct. 21, at The Farm at SOU to celebrate the first-ever Octoberfeast – an event created to raise awareness and appreciation for food and its origins.
Mail Tribune (Oct. 27) – Jeff LaLande – an archeologist, historian and former SOU adjunct professor – wrote two essays for the new journal, “From Fremont to Kingsley: The Military in the Land of the Lakes,” published by the Shaw Historical Library at OIT.
Daily Tidings (Oct. 28) – Students in Pavlina McGrady’s Culinary Tourism class at Southern Oregon University trade their iPads and notebooks for aprons and carving knives to host a dinner and silent auction to benefit The Farm at SOU.
Herald and News (Oct. 28) – Teresa Wicks, a former SOU graduate student who is currently pursuing her doctorate in environmental science at OSU, is trying to get Klamath Basin students “outside into the classroom” to promote a stronger connection with natural and human communities.
Daily Tidings (Oct. 28) – Southern Oregon wine grape growers gathered last week and welcomed two new faculty members at the OSU Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center and two new faculty members at SOU – Golnaz Badr, Ph.D., of the Environmental Science and Policy Program, and Pavlina McGrady, Ph.D., of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
Mail Tribune (Oct. 28) – Stewart Janes, a professor of environmental education at SOU, explains how greater white-fronted geese and other birds learn and follow the migration routes of their ancestors.
News about SOU academic programs
Daily Tidings (Oct. 25) – Reflections from Vienna on youth participation in democracy in the age of social media. (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College, SOU Democracy Project). (Oct. 27) – Switzerland and Oregon practice democracy in surprisingly similar ways, with surprisingly different results (Dispatches from Europe, SOU Honors College student Brynne Webb).
News about fine and performing arts
Vicksburg (Miss.) Post (Oct. 25) – Pianist and recording artist John Nilsen, an SOU alumnus (1979), to perform piano concert (includes an interview with Nilsen).
Daily Tidings (Oct. 27) – The works of 10 famed women artists – from the collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation – are displayed through Jan. 7 at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art.
The Siskiyou (Oct. 28) – The Center for Visual Arts has opened an exhibition showcasing art from SOU faculty and staff, titled “I Show Work at Work.” Artists whose works are displayed work in departments including Theatre, Emerging Media and Digital Arts, English and Business.
News about politics, policy and national trends impacting SOU and higher education:
Daily Tidings (Oct. 24) – Ashland scores low on nationwide survey of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy, but in a separate ranking, SOU is in the top 10 on the West Coast for the third year in a row.
Daily Tidings (Oct. 25) – Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument would protect valuable ecosystems (column by Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center cites hearing at SOU with federal officials).
Daily Tidings (Oct. 26) – Jackson County Board of Commissioners to hold its own public hearing on the proposed expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument after earlier meeting at SOU attracted mostly expansion supporters.
Daily Tidings (Oct. 28) – Dennis Slattery, an associate professor of business at SOU, is endorsed by the Daily Tidings to serve on the Ashland City Council.
Miscellaneous news
Wallowa County Chieftan (Oct. 24) – Enterprise man who received his teaching certification at SOU and first taught in Ashland returns to the classroom following a career in construction.
Jefferson Public Radio (Oct. 24) – Scientist, photographer and ocean explorer David Cothran, who lives in the Siskiyou Mountains, leads dives into frigid Arctic and Antarctic waters. He speaks at SOU on Oct. 27 and previews his talk on The Jefferson Exchange program.
Mail Tribune (Oct. 28) – Get Out listing: Guest speaker Steve Sheehy will share his photos and knowledge of lichens, which he is inventorying at the Lava Beds National Monument, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the SOU Science Building, Room 161.