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Lecture this Wednesday to discuss former Oregon Governor Tom McCall

This Wednesday, author and journalist Brent Walth will give a lecture at Southern Oregon University about the legacy of the former Oregon Governor Tom McCall, as part of a series of McCall Centennial events sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. March 22, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of McCall, “regarded by many […]

Feminist Frequency Takes a Hard Look at Online Harassment

Feminist Frequency Takes a Hard Look at Online Harassment

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Southern Oregon University hosted a guest lecture in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union on the subject of gendered online harassment, specifically in the video gamer community. The lecture was given by Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic and creator of the video blog “Feminist Frequency” and the video series […]

Campus theme lecture explores relationship between happiness and business

Southern Oregon University’s School of Business sponsored a three-speaker lecture to a packed audience Monday as part of “Exploring Happiness,” SOU’s ongoing Campus Theme series. The well-attended presentation, entitled “The Business of Pursuing Happiness,” featured a range of perspectives on the relationship of happiness to business, each speaker representing in their turn the profit, non-profit and […]

The Business of Pursuing Happiness: lecture next Monday

On Monday, Feb. 25, another lecture for this year’s campus theme series “Exploring Happiness” will be held at 5 p.m. in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library located on the Southern Oregon University campus. Presenters for the lecture, entitled “The Business of Pursuing Happiness,” include Amy Cuddy, program officer for the Oregon Community Foundation, […]

Two-day event looks at modern day Middle East and American stereotypes of Islam and Islamic culture

The United Nations Club of Southern Oregon University and Ashland Peace House sponsored a two day conference Wednesday and Thursday entitled “Debunking the ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Understanding Islam, Islamophobia, and the Middle East,” a conference that featured speakers from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. “We’ve been planning this event for several months. We tried […]

Woody Tasch, angel investor and founder of Slow Money, to present at SOU next Thursday

Woody Tasch, the founder and chairman of Slow Money, a nonprofit micro-financing organization, will be speaking about micro financing and food entrepreneurship next Thursday, Feb. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall. Tasch, the former chairman of the Investor’s Circle, a network of over 200 angel investors and venture capitalists, founded Slow Money […]

Debunking the “Clash of Civilizations:” two-day event on understanding Islam, Islamophobia, and the Middle East

Southern Oregon University’s United Nations Club, in coordination with the Ashland Peace House and many other campus organizations, will be hosting a two-day event next week discussing Islam, Islamophobia, and the current state of affairs in the Middle East. The event, co-sponsored by Amnesty International, will take place on Feb. 13 and 14 in the […]

SOU professors look at depictions of Native Americans in communist cultures

SOU professors look at depictions of Native Americans in communist cultures

Have you ever heard of a Native American chief named Winnetou? Head of the Apache and Mescalero tribes, he was a great warrior and owner of the famous Silberbüchse, a double-barreled rifle decorated in silver studs. Together with his blood brother Old Shatterhand he has been the subject of countless stories and legends, and to […]

NPR correspondent to talk about pioneer Chinese immigrants Feb. 15

National Public Radio correspondent Tom Banse will talk about the struggles of repatriating the remains of pioneer Chinese immigrants in a lecture in the Meese Room of Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library on Feb. 15 at noon. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural […]

SOU student to talk about childhood in Kosova, role of nationalism in Balkan conflict

Flamur Vehapi was 15 years old when the war started. His native Kosova (also known as Kosovo) was torn apart by ethnic warfare that pitted Serbians against Kosovar Albanians. His childhood home was destroyed, and soldiers barred the doors of his elementary school. Seeking shelter from the persecution and the daily massacres organized by military rule of […]

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