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Wed 2:30 PM PDT
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Professor James Salzman, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara, will present on "The History (and Future) of Drinking Water" on April 10th at 7pm in Science 151 at Southern Oregon University. His most recent book, Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and reviewed in the New York Times and Washington Post.

https://law.duke.edu/history/faculty/salzman/

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Come hear Alyssa Adler from Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic give a talk on Life as a naturalist: Navigating a career in science and exploration. SOU Taylor Hall 28/31.

MAR2
Thu 12:30 PM PSTSouthern Oregon University Taylor Hall 28/31
1 person interested

Come hear Alyssa Adler from Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic give a talk on Life as a naturalist: Navigating a career in science and exploration. SOU Taylor Hall 28/31.

MAR2
Thu 12:30 PM PSTSouthern Oregon University Taylor Hall 28/31
1 person interested

KC Golden, a longtime leader in the U.S. climate action movement, will visit Southern Oregon University on March 9 for a talk that explores the need to turn a corner on the climate crisis and focus on solutions.

His presentation, “Climate solutions: We have met the hero, and it is us,” will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 151 of the SOU Science Building. The talk comes as the city of Ashland works on its Climate and Energy Action Plan, and just a few weeks after SOU was one... of six U.S. colleges and universities recognized with Climate Leadership Awards at the Presidential Climate Leadership Summit.

Golden will talk about the movement toward climate solutions that has begun over the past five years. The climate crisis has become real, and the cost of impacts is growing too high to ignore. He says a clean-energy revolution has been launched by the strong, citizen-driven climate movement that is challenging the status quo use of fossil fuels.
Climate change is coming to be understood as a moral watershed for our times, and Golden asks how we can drive the transition as fast and as far as is necessary.

Golden is the current board chair of 350.org – a worldwide organization that seeks collaboration among activist groups to focus attention on climate change issues. The organization’s name is derived from the goal of reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the current level of more than 400 parts per million to fewer than 350 parts per million.Special guest speaker KC Golden talks about Climate Solutions. The climate crisis. Costs of the impact. Future challenges.

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MAR9
Thu 6:30 PM PSTSouthern Oregon University - Science Building 151
5 people went

Stories of endemic lemurs, giant tortoises, chameleons and more from Alissa Arp, Professor, Environmental Science & Policy. Talk will be held in Taylor Hall 28/31 (there is an entrance directly across from the Stevenson Unin).

FEB16
Thu 12:30 PM PSTSouthern Oregon UniversityAshland, OR
2 people went

The City of Ashland is hosting a final public open house to develop the City's first ever Climate and Energy Action Plan, and we need your help. December 7, 2016
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
SOU Stevenson Union
Rogue River Room
1250 Siskiyou Blvd....
This is your last chance to review the draft Climate and Energy Action Plan and provide input! See pic for more info.

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The “Era of Megafires” is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for nearly 30 years.

Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces. The “Era of Megafires” presentation is designed to educate audiences about wildfire, its natural role on the forest, how we’ve interrupted the natural order and caused a signi...ficant increase in the incidence of Megafires, and what we do about the problem.

The presentation will be held Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm in the SOU Science Auditorium. Reception starts at 5:45pm.

Dr. Paul Hessburg is a Research Ecologist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, WA, and the University of Washington. He has been studying historical and modern era forests of the Inland West for nearly 30 years, publishing extensively in leading national and international journals. His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have set the stage for large and severe wildfires or Megafires. This presentation is an outgrowth of his research and his concerns for the future.

This event is sponsored by: Southern Oregon University's Environmental Science and Policy Program, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Ashland Wildfire Mitigation Commission.

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SEP12
Mon 5:45 PM PDTSOU Science Auditorium
3 people went

Volunteer Work Party

October 24, 2015 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mt. Ashland Ski Area...
10 Mt Ashland Ski Rd
Ashland, OR 97520
USA

Please join the Mt. Ashland staff on Saturday, October 24 from 9am to 1pm for another Volunteer Work Party.

After a successful work party we had in August, many supporters asked us to organize another one.

We will have numerous jobs available, so please join us regardless of skill level or age. You will get a first look at some of the improvement projects we’ve been working hard to complete for the exciting upcoming ski season!

We are seeking help with:

· Moving lumber from the summit to a snow fence repair site;
· Painting various buildings;
· Nature Trail maintenance; and
· More!
Please bring with you:

· Sturdy shoes or boots;
· Work gloves;
· Water bottle; and
· Lunch (we won’t be providing snacks or lunch this time).
Please let us know you are coming by sending us a message at info@mtashland.com or by calling 541-482-2897 ext. 224. Thanks!

Best regards,

Hiram Towle
General Manager
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htowle@mtashland.com
Office: 541-482-2897 ext 224
Mt. Ashland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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Winter registration is open now. Get into the courses you want and need by going to your SISweb accounts and adding courses for this winter 2015.

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Registration for Winter term has, or will soon, open up for you. Make sure and check in with your ES advisor if you have troubles registering for classes.

We made some last minute changes to the ES offerings for Winter 2015:
ES210 is now being offered this term, Winter 2015 and ES310 will be offered in spring 2015. This will make a nice path for those of you in need of these important 'gateway' courses for the ES major.

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We (the faculty) hope you are having a meaningful and productive term. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any particular problems or challenges this quarter.

Below are important dates and announcements:

Academic Calendar upcoming dates:...
Nov 7 - Last day to purchase fall textbooks
Nov 10 - Application for Degree available online for Spring 2015 graduation
Nov 10 - Priority registration for Winter Quarter 2015 begins
Nov 14 - Last day to change P/NP option

Events:
ASSOU Environmental Affairs Committee - your student association is looking for 4-5 students to serve on the environmental student affairs committee. Please see the attached document for more information.
Relentless Revolution: This is not your Father’s Mother Earth. A talk that is part of the 2014 SOU Campus Theme on Revolution. Presenter: John Richards, SOU Professor of Geography, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7pm in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library.
Internships and Jobs:
Internship and job information will typically be posted on Career Connections and/or Google Groups - Environmental Science and Policy Internships and Jobs please visit our updated Practicum and Internship requirements and student information page.
GIS Specialist- Mobile GIS Tool Development - see ad posted here.
Other Schools and Field Studies:
The Wildlands Studies Program, California State University, Monterey Bay offers a series of environmental and cultural ecology field studies this winter/spring that we invite you to join. You can choose among six wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges. Each program grants 12 upper division transferable units of credit. These programs are open and accepting applications now. Field studies take place in wildland locations throughout Peru, Costa Rica/Panama, Chile, Thailand, Tropical Australia and Nepal. Please note that summer 2015 programs in Belize, Fiji, South Africa, Baja Mexico, California’s Big Sur and Channel Island ecosystems, The Yellowstone Rockies, Vancouver Island and Canada’s Banff National Park are also open for application. All of our programs are described at our website: www.wildlandsstudies.com Our email address is wildlands@wildlandsstudies.com. If you have questions about any of our programs, please feel free to get back in touch with us.
Remember to join us on Facebook. We will be posting departmental news, internships, jobs, and other information to our Facebook page.

Alissa J. Arp. PhD

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October 14, 2014

Week 3 of the fall term is here with some rain and real fall-like conditions around the corner. Below are updates to some important dates, events (notably an ES Majors Meeting), and a relisting of some external opportunities.

Below are important dates and announcements:

Academic Calendar upcoming dates:...

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We hope the term has started well and that you have settled into your classes.

Below are important dates and announcements:

Academic Calendar upcoming dates:...
October 10 - Late add fee ($100) for any classes added after this date
October 12 - Last day for 100% tuition refund for dropped courses, no refunds after this date

Events:
Celebrating 50 Years of Wilderness - ECOS is hosting an anniversary celebration for the signing of the 1964 Wilderness Act. The event will be held on October 9th from 11am to 7:30pm. There will be many environmental organizations and agencies participating (e.g., BLM, USFS, KS Wild, etc. ) and free food, crosscut saw competitions, documentary screenings, and a keynote talk by Andy Kerr (see the attached flyer for more information).
Peace Corps - Want to explore the world, do something meaningful, and make lifelong friendships? Join Sarah Kassel, your Peace Corps Recruiter, Oct 8-10 to learn more about the benefits and experiences of the toughest job you’ll ever love. Oct 8:
Oct 8 - Peace Corp info table in the SU: 12-3:30 p.m.
Café hours by appointment, Boulevard coffee: 4-6 p.m.
Email skassel@peaccorps.gov to set up appointment
Oct 9 - Peace Corp Info table in the SU: 8:30-3:30 p.m.
Campus presentation: SU 319, 4 p.m.
Oct 10 - Peace Corp Info table in the SU: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Internships and Jobs:
Internship and job information will typically be posted on Career Connections and/or Google Groups - Environmental Science and Policy Internships and Jobs please visit our updated Practicum and Internship requirements and student information page.
Geospatial Lab and Research Assistant - This is an opportunity to work with a team of dedicated individuals to support and promote geospatial technology at SOU. The position will work with faculty members in the environmental science and policy department to support the geospatial lab in Taylor Hall. The individual will also assist in data collection and map development in support of SOU research in the fields of geospatial science, environmental studies, agriculture, and economics. For more information search for the position on Career Connections.
Remember to join us on Facebook. We will be posting departmental news, internships, jobs, and other information to our Facebook page.

Regards,
Greg

Gregory V. Jones, PhD.

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Good afternoon!

SOU’s Sustainability Council is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year! Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to apply to serve on the Council. Visit the Sustainability Council website to learn more about the Council’s charter, mission, goals and application for membership. Applications are due on Wednesday, October 8th at 3:00pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a positive impact on your campus!

Best,

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Roxane
Sustainability Council co-Chair
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Roxane Beigel-Coryell, M.M.
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
541-552-8139
http://www.sou.edu/sustainable/
https://www.facebook.com/sourecycles

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