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SOU awards its highest honor to former Guanajuato governor and his wife

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey presented SOU’s highest honor on Monday in Guanajuato to two prominent supporters of the university exchange program between SOU and the University of Guanajuato. An SOU delegation and about 200 guests representing wide segments of the Guanajuato community looked on as the awards were presented to Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, holder of two master’s degrees earned at SOU before he embarked on a distinguished political career in Mexico, and his wife, Frances “Faffie” Romero Siekman, a prime mover behind a scholarship program supporting student exchanges.

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Culture

James Webb Telescope first images celebrated in Ashland

The public has a chance to see spectacular first image footage from the James Webb Space Telescope and learn more about the mission with hands-on activities at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland this weekend, including a visit from a NASA ambassador mid-day Saturday.

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Events

OLLI open house celebrates community connections

The free, open-to-the-public Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) open house Friday in Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University will not only showcase more than 100 fall course offerings and offer a chance to mingle with instructors, there will be dozens of exhibits of SOU programs and presentations by community nonprofit partners — plus the chance to enter free drawings and win a variety of door prizes.

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Ashland School District

John Muir replaced by TRAILS in Outdoor School name

After nearly a two-year process, an Ashland school named for John Muir has changed its name to TRAILS Outdoor School. The new name, approved unanimously by Ashland School Board on June 13, stands for Trust, Respect, Awareness, Interdependency, Leadership, and Stewardship.

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Education

Two SOU students awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

Two Southern Oregon University students have been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the spring 2022 scholarship round to support their upcoming study abroad programs. The prestigious scholarships support U.S. undergraduates of limited financial means in pursuing study or internships in countries around the world.

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Education

Three new trustees join SOU board

Three new and seven continuing members appointed by Gov. Kate Brown were confirmed Friday by the Oregon Senate to serve on the Board of Trustees of Southern Oregon University. The new trustees are Brent Barry, superintendent of the Phoenix-Talent School District; SOU faculty member Andrew Gay; and SOU alumna Christina Medina, regional business manager for Pacific Power, a division of PacifiCorp.

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Ashland School District

Ashland superintendent points students, families to mental health resources following Texas shooting

Ashland School District Superintendent Samuel Bogdanove shared words of solidarity this week with local families and community members in an online statement released Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas and said the district’s mental and behavioral health team can assist parents and guardians in talking with their children.

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Red flag warning issued for Wednesday afternoon

The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.

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Two council candidates drop out as others wait for approval to get on ballot

Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.

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Rogue Grapevine: How a fox’s tail became a goat’s beard

MJ Daspit: “Caprettone got my attention because I’d never heard of it before. A light, dry Italian, it was refreshing and delicious. … ‘Caprettone is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy … Caprettone is also grown in the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon.’ Wait — what? We’re it outside Campania? How did that happen?”

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