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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Faculty Focus: Melissa Matthewson Book Launch

Communication program instructor Melissa Matthewson celebrated the release of her new book, Tracing the Desire Line, with readings in Jacksonville and Ashland earlier this month.

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Student Travels: Exploring the Yucatan

In January of this year, I departed Ashland, Oregon to live and work in Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. I had two main objectives. First, I wanted to improve my Spanish language skills through long-term immersion. Second, I wanted to work with local research groups to better understand the impacts of a major environmental problem in the region. In late June, my colleague, Leslie Eldridge, arrived with 14 outstanding SOU students to learn more about the culture and environment of the Yucatan region of Mexico.