SOU in the News: Jan. 23 to Feb. 5

Media coverage and relevant mentions of Southern Oregon University for the most recent week

SOU student, alumni, faculty and staff news and features

Daily Tidings • Joe Zavala • USA • Feb 5
Local author to release second book in series: Michael Niemann, an international studies professor at SOU, has followed up his academic writing with a pair of mystery novels
Medford Mail Tribune • Teresa Thomas • USA • Feb 3
North Medford senior lands prestigious Navy ROTC scholarship: Jovanna Salvador­McColly inherited work ethic from her mother, who graduated from SOU after giving birth in high school
Jefferson Public Radio • USA • Feb 3
Professor Launches Rogue Valley Symphony in 1967: Violin professor Frederick Palmer started the Rogue Valley Symphony almost 50 years ago, just after arriving to teach at SOU
Herald and News • USA • Feb 3
Newsmaker: Sergio Cisneros; contributing to the community: Sergio Cisneros, a Klamath Falls teacher working on his master’s degree at SOU, was expected to take over the family restaurant
Mail Tribune • Kevin Breck • USA • Feb 1
Eno Files: Celebrating Oregon tempranillo growers and wines: SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones leads a blind tasting of Oregon tempranillos at an Oregon Wine Alliance event
Herald and News • Kurt Liedtke • USA • Jan 31
Roots grow deep at Oregon wine exhibit: SOU research anthropologist Maureen Battistella facilitates a showing of the exhibit “Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine” in Klamath Falls
Fruit Growers News • USA • Jan 31
WSU to host symposium on extreme climate effects on grapes: SOU wine climatologist Greg Jones to speak at March 17 event on the impact of climate trends on the grape industry
Mail Tribune • USA • Jan 27
Birds Eye View: Acorn eater has a sweet tooth: SOU biology Professor Stewart Janes writes about the acorn woodpecker that raids a hummingbird feeder in his backyard
Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Jan 24
Transferring credits event held at RCC: Rogue Community College students learned to transfer their credits to state universities including SOU at events on Feb. 1 and 2 • Katy McWhirter • USA • Jan 24
Graduate Student Financial Aid Guidebook: SOU scholarship and compliance coordinator Stephanie Hanigan’s interview, “Expert Advice on Paying for Grad School” included on web site
Herald and News • Holly Owens • USA • Jan 23
SOU football coach’s memorial set: A memorial service for SOU football coach Craig Howard, who died Jan. 20, will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Raider Stadium

News about SOU academic programs

KTVL News­10 • Mike Marut • USA • Jan 28
SOU students take advantage of nice weather by rappelling at Emigrant Lake: Nathan Swanson, climbing manager for the SOU Outdoor Program, took students rappelling as an introduction to rock climbing
Jefferson Public Radio • Dennis Jenkins • USA • Jan 24
Underground History: The Old Horse Bones Of Paisley: SOU archaeologist Chelsea Rose and anthropologist Mark Tveskov discuss details of horse bones found near Paisley in eastern Oregon

News about fine and performing arts

The Press Tribune • USA • Feb 5
Renowned guitarist to play Roseville’s Strum Shop: Guitarist David Rogers, who taught at SOU and was a longtime performer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, plays in California
Daily Tidings • USA • Feb 2
Cabalito Negro and Left Edge Percussion present ‘Resist’: SOU flute and percussion duo Caballito Negro, along with Left Edge Percussion, to perform at Music Recital Hall • Amy Wang • USA • Jan 28
Bookmarks: Readings by Ayelet Waldman, Laurie Frankel and more: A reading of Japanese avant­garde poetry at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art is one of six literary readings
Daily Tidings • Joe Zavala • USA • Jan 27
A passion for poetry: Ashland High graduate Sho Sugita returns to read from his book of translated Japanese poetry at SOU’s Schneider Museum
Daily Tidings • Vickie Aldous • USA • Jan 26
SOU hosts six new art exhibits: Jay Zheng’s Instagram­inspired photos are one of six new exhibits of student, alumni and community art at SOU

News about politics, policy and national trends im pacting SOU and higher education

Medford Mail Tribune • Julie Akins • USA • Feb 2
Hundreds rally in Ashland against hate speech, blocking refugees: SOU English Professor Alma Rosa Alvarez tells protesters they don’t have to tolerate hatred or division
Jefferson Public Radio • Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureton • USA • Jan 31
Bracing For Immigration Action: SOU student Ricardo Lujan, an undocumented immigrant, tells his story and shares his concerns
KDRV­12 TV • USA • Jan 31
SOU President Issues ‘Message of Support: SOU President Linda Schott sends letter to students, faculty and staff, expressing support for students affected by changes to immigration policy…
Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Jan 30
Former Bates chief of staff now SOU legislative liaison: Julie McFadden, the former chief of staff for the late state Sen. Alan Bates, has been hired as SOU’s director of government relations
Herald and News • Rob Manning • USA • Jan 30
Presidents Of Oregon Universities Decry Trump Travel Ban: Oregon public university presidents push back against travel ban; SOU has one student directly affected
Mail Tribune • Nick Morgan • USA • Jan 29
Trump’s immigration actions worry local Latinos, could threaten Oregon’s sanctuary law: Ricardo Lujan, a senior at SOU, says he is worried about losing protections as an undocumented immigrant who entered the U.S. as a child
Daily Tidings • USA • Jan 28
Guest Opinion: Grateful for expanded monument: SOU biology professor Michael Parker thanks those who enhanced protection for the Cascade­Siskiyou National Monument

Miscellaneous news

News @ SOU • USA • Feb 3
SOU center offers free presentation on debt­ reduction for businesses: SOU’s Small Business Development Center offers a free presentation for businesses on reducing debt and increasing cash flow
Medford Mail Tribune • USA • Feb 2
Get Out: Friday, Feb. 3: Jeanine Moy of the Klamath­Siskiyou Wildlands Center to discuss rare plant species Feb. 16 in Room 161 of the SOU Science Building
Daily Tidings • Julie Akins • USA • Feb 2
SOU students unhappy with facility conditions: SOU theatre arts students and university spokesperson Joe Mosley discuss improvements to temporary facilities in the Cascade Complex