Events

Social Justice Connections!

Submitted by Asela Kemper
Posted on Nov 14 , 2017

TODAY!

Come to our first brown bag discussion of the year: Social Justice Connection! The event will take place at Stevenson Union 314 (Dankook Room) from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on November 15th. Come get FREE pizza and hang out with Virginia Camberos and Nicthe Verdugo from Unite Oregon to talk about their organization and a path to social justice work! 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0b9C1B6cgaabjlVRW1nN1ZrdU0/view

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Submitted by Thomas Arce
Posted on Nov 14 , 2017

On November 16th, and 20th, the Queer Resource Center and various campus partnerships will be working together to engage our campus in recognition of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. On this day, which occurs annually on November 20th, we will memorialize those who have lost their lives because of transphobia and where it intersects with misogyny, misandry, race, class, and ability among others, and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the Trans* community. 

Check out the various events happening below:

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Date/Time: Monday, Nov. 20th at 6:30-8:00pm 
Location: Diversions in Stevenson Union Ground Level

TDOR will highlight the impact of how our society deals with trans identified individuals highlighting those folks in our prison system, in poverty, and those with numerous marginalized identities. The intention of the event is to remember the lives lost as well as to honor and celebrate them as we work to create resistance with our existence, raise awareness and encourage action. Refreshments will be provided. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be present at this event.

 

Trans Ally Training Workshop

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 16th at 5:30-7:00pm 
Location: Room 306 in Stevenson Union

We will be engaging our campus in a Trans Ally workshop to give some introductory knowledge on trans identities, the value of pronoun usage and how allies can better support Trans and Queer students on our campus and in the community. Refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions about any of the events, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Queer Resource Center by email at QRC@sou.edu and/or by phone at 541.552.8329

Poster of Events:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1m-bMpmySpDr86YvUi4vcbN1hpVZoXC7C

 

Fall into Chemistry - LIVE Demo!

Submitted by Amy Tucker
Posted on Nov 14 , 2017

The SOU Chemistry Club invites you to experience live and exciting Chemistry experiments for all ages! Come witness various marvels of Chemistry, as we “light up” pumpkins, freeze-dry marshmallows and enchant with interactive displays of scientific wonder!

The demonstration will be held in the Science Auditorium (Science Building room 151) on Friday, November 17th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided by the STEM Division.

Campus Theme Truth Series: Truth, the Definitive Question

Submitted by Daniel Morris
Posted on Nov 14 , 2017

Please join us for our next Campus Theme presentation Thursday November 16, 2017 • 7 pm in the Meese Conference Room in the Hannon Library.

Presenters: Prakash Chenjeri, Devora Shapiro, and Justin Harmon: SOU Philosophy Department

Free and open to all. See description below.

Truth, like knowledge, is difficult to define. No matter how well-crafted a definition of truth may be, the question immediately follows but ‘is it true’? A panel of three SOU philosophers will examine this timeless and timely topic: Is truth objective (absolute) or subjective (relative)? Many have critiqued our Modern and Post-Modern conceptions of truth—and for good reason. However, there is good reason—and a real need—to reconsider the role and worth of a robust conception of truth in our newly post-truth world. The panel will conclude with an overview of the faults of historical and historically accepted accounts of truth and consider the difficulties and pitfalls of a post-truth discourse, offering potential directions to pursue when rebuilding a desperately needed new—more just, robust, and sustainable—conception of Truth.

 

Campus Theme Presentation

Submitted by Hannah Howard
Posted on Nov 14 , 2017

Truth, like knowledge, is difficult to define. No matter how well-crafted a definition of truth may be, the questoin immediately follows but 'is it true'? A panel of three SOU philosophers will examine this timeless and timely topic: Is truth objective (absolute) or subjective (relative)? Many have critiqued our Modern and Post-Modern conceptions of truth-and for good reason. However, there is a good reason-and a real need-to reconsider the role and worth of a robust conception of truth in our newly post-truth world. The panel will conclude with an overview of the faults of historical and historically accepted accounts of truth and consider the difficulties and pitfalls of a post-truth discourse, offering potential directions to pursue when rebuilding a desperately needed new-more just, robust, and sustainable-conception of Truth. Please join us Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7PM in the Meese Conference Room in the Hannon Library as we discuss Truth: The Definitive Question. 

International Education Week

Submitted by Tracey Culbertson
Posted on Nov 15 , 2017

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:  November 13-17

Join the Office of International Programs in celebrating SOU’s international diversity and learn more about global educational opportunities.  International Education Week is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education to “promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.”   

For more information about International Education Week programs, please visit the Office of International Programs in Stevenson Union, room 322, or call (541) 552-6336.

2 SPECIAL STUDY AWAY EVENTS TODAY:

  • 12-1pm  Study or intern abroad with the IE3 Global Program!  Program Representatives are in the  Stevenson Union (near the bookstore) to meet you and answer questions today!
  • 6pm  Study Away General Information Session.  Learn about exciting opportunities to Study Away overseas or on the National Student Exchange (NSE).  Past participants and exchange students will be there to share their experiences too!  McLoughlin Hall, 3rd floor

 UPCOMING EVENTS:

  •  3:30-5pm  ThursdayInternational Student Workshop:  Exploring Your US Employment Options.  Stevenson Union, 319.  
  •  7:30pm  ThursdayThe French Club presents French Film Night.  Stevenson Union 313.
  •  9am-4pm  Friday.  US Passport Application Day!  Special Event - All day Friday!  Apply for your new US passport.  Please visit www.travel.state.gov for application instructions in advance.  Stevenson Union 322. [Regular International Programs passport application hours are Monday - Thursday 9-11:30am]

 

General Announcements

Open ASSOU Committee Positions

Submitted by ASSOU Director of Public Relations
Posted on Nov 14 , 2017

Want to get involved on campus? Want to make a difference for the student body? Get involved on a Student Government Committee! There are currently open positions for the Tuition Advisory Council and the Stevenson Union Steering Committee.

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