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Lecture looks at finding, studying, and understanding happiness

The first lecture for this year’s Southern Oregon University campus theme of “Exploring Happiness” was given by two presenters Thursday evening in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library on campus. The double-lecture, entitled “Finding, Pursuing, and Creating Happiness,” was presented by Michael Rousell, a psychologist and assistant professor of education at SOU, and Cody Christopherson, an assistant professor […]

“Building Bridges” forum discusses tolerance and prejudice in America

A panel discussion entitled “Building Bridges: Appreciation and Acceptance of Diversity in America” was held Monday evening at the Stevenson Union on Southern Oregon University campus as part of the ongoing events held in recognition of Race Awareness Week and specifically in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. The panel consisted of SOU Communication Instructor D.L. Richardson, […]

Race Awareness Week at SOU to include panel discussions, movie screenings, presentations

Race Awareness Week at SOU to include panel discussions, movie screenings, presentations

Southern Oregon University’s Multicultural Resource Center, in cooperation with other campus clubs and organizations, will be hosting the university’s annual Race Awareness Week next week, a series of events dedicated to unpacking and discussing the legacy of race in modern society. “Race is a very important part of our society,” said Marquis Malcom, the advisor […]

National Geographic photojournalist coming to SOU

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey will give the keynote lecture for this year’s Race Awareness Week about the plight of the Native Americans of the Pine Ridge Reservation, accompanied by his photographs of the region. In 2002 Huey embarked on a 3,349-mile walk across the continental U.S. accompanied only by his dog Cosmo, a […]

UN Week encourages students to think globally

This week has students thinking globally for UN week. A series of events, hosted by the United Nations Alliance Club of Southern Oregon University, will take place in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union. These events will lead up to a potluck on Wednesday, Oct. 24, commemorating the creation of the United Nations in 1947. The […]

Final lecture in the “Civility” series takes aim at American involvement in Middle East

Students and community members alike gathered to hear distinguished professor and author Andrew Bacevich give a lecture May 17, which critically addressed the United States’ actions in the global “war on terrorism,” a war he said went far beyond the conventional wars being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Elsewhere – Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, […]

Lecture asks: who needs newspapers anyway?

Dr. Sara Brown and Professor Paul Steinle presented the results of a 13-month research trip on April 12, a trip spanning over 30,000 miles across the country surveying more than 150 newspaper industry professionals about the future of printed news. Brown and Steinle created WhoNeedsNewspapers.org, a strategic multimedia project launched in September 2010 designed to […]

Software freedom activist speaks at SOU

Software freedom activist and computer programmer Dr. Richard Stallman gave a lecture Wednesday on global inclusion in the digital age and how to approach threats to freedom in a digital society as part of Southern Oregon University’s Campus Theme lecture series. Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation in the 1980s and authored the GNU Project, […]

Feminist Frequency comes to SOU; Anita Sarkeesian Talks about Feminism in Popular Culture

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the Feminist Frequency blog, will be giving a presentation on March 15 in the Stevenson Union to talk about strong female characters throughout pop culture history. Sarkeesian is a feminist pop culture media critic. Her self-produced series of online videos, “Feminist Frequency”, is a commentary on culture and media from the […]

OSPIRG hosts panel discussing food subsidies

“Do you know the government spends billions subsidizing junk food?” reads a chalk message on the sidewalk on Tuesday in front of the Hannon Library. Following the question was an invitation to an interactive panel discussion being held later that evening in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library that would address that very question […]

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