Entries by Sean Glassford

, Esports Matter: Precious Yamaguchi, Competitive Video Gaming, Booming Market

A few years ago, the economic value of watching other people play videogames might have seemed like a losing proposition. But the global esports market exceeded $1 billion in 2019, and by some accounts is expected to grow at an average rate of 24 percent for the rest of the decade.

, From Oregon to Ghana and Back: Erik Palmer’s 2019–20 year in West Africa

Just where was Erik Palmer last year? Instead of his usual gig serving as the Communication Program’s chair and teaching courses such as Strategic Social Media, Creative Industries and Design Thinking, Dr. Palmer completed a sabbatical year in Ghana, supported by a Fulbright award from the U.S. State Department.

, Ecoadventure: Explore Ecuador’s Andes and Amazon

We invite you, regardless of your major, to join us for an exciting 11-day journey to Ecuador! The course will focus on the impacts of tourism and development on the culture and environment of Ecuador.

Business Speaker Series: Elizabeth Cope of SEC Compliance Solutions

Join the SOU School of Business at the next Business Speaker Series featuring Elizabeth Cope of SEC Compliance Solutions. The event is happening on Tuesday, January 28 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, in the SOU Hannon Library, Meese Room.

, The Farm at SOU: Wetland Restoration

Wetlands are characterized as an area where water is covering land that creates hydric soils and the ability to support wetland plants (hydrophytes); these can be freshwater, saltwater or estuarine (brackish water – a combination of the two).

, Digital Cinema Program: First Term a Success!

The newly implemented Digital Cinema undergraduate program at SOU is nearing the end of its first term. The newly implemented Digital Cinema undergraduate program at Southern Oregon University is nearing the end of its first term. The plan for the new major is to build upon the pre-existing Digital Cinema concentration within the Communication major while delving deeper into filmmaking education.

, Ecoadventure: Coastal Redwoods Fall 2019

Kickstarting the Fall term with a Thursday night meeting, the Fall 2019 Eco-Adventure course gathered for the first time to meet each other and set clear expectations for the upcoming weeks.

, Student Spotlight: Mattie Motz

Southern Oregon University Communication major Mattie Motz has been named captain of the Raiderettes dance team for the second year in a row.

, Field Trip: Tour of Southern Oregon Bioregion

Every year the incoming Environmental Science and Policy students all take part in a tour of Southern Oregon’s bioregion. The idea of this class is to introduce new students to the area and the gorgeous diversity of landscapes, flora, and fauna that is Southern Oregon; from Crater Lake National Park to the coastal region, it gives incoming students a sense of place at their new school.

Business Leader Speaker Series: Jordan Beck

Jordan Beck is a School of Business alum and former owner of Rogue Biofuels. In the late summer of 2007, Jordan and a few former classmates from SOU came together to form a biodiesel production company.