Entries by William Hutson

, SOU Music Program Zoom: The Roots and Rhizomes Mentorship Project

As we move from the acute to the chronic phase of the Coronavirus Pandemic, many of us in the percussion community has elevated concerns for opportunities lost to percussionists, especially young percussionists and emerging professionals due to travel restrictions and limits placed on concert-giving. We cannot solve every problem; indeed, the most vexing difficulties of this time involving livelihood and job prospects are beyond our reach.

, Agricultural Futures: How might agriculture change in the future?

As environmental scientists, we are aware of many of the incredible challenges facing people and our environments, now and in the future. Climate change, human population growth, stressed water supplies (the list goes on and on) all challenge our basic ability to support our communities, and the ecosystems that support those communities. This includes our ability to grow and produce food for our ever-increasing population.

, Alumna Rachel Faerber-Ovaska Tells About Her Time in the SLI Program

In my first year, I became aware of many complex foreign language (FL) pedagogy challenges in my teaching context and knew I needed more up-to-date, in-depth knowledge to tackle those issues. SOU’s SLI program was ideal, because I didn’t have to give up my teaching job, and it offered a real immersion in French culture.

Business Speaker Series: Curtis Gouverneur of Yoshida Food International

Curtis is currently in his 13th year at Yoshida Foods and 22nd year in the beverage Industry. Previously, he spent 20 years in the volatile world of High Tech Designed state-of-the-art laser and optics systems for military, industrial and consumer products.

Contemporary Student Movements in South Africa: Activism, Race, and University Privatization

The current period seems to be another such key moment: university students around the world are taking the lead in challenging the corporatization of higher education, most strongly felt by oppressive structures of fees and debt.