Transgender Day of Remembrance

Submitted by Thomas Arce
Posted on Nov 17 , 2017

On November 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. 

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.

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


How do I know it’s really you? Verifying the authenticity of public keys.

Submitted by Amy Tucker
Posted on Nov 17 , 2017

Please help us welcome Vincent Moscaritolo, co-founder of 4th A Technologies, LLC.  With more than thirty-five years of real world experience in the design, invention and production of software, he has also participated at specialized venues such as FBI's ITSG Workshop, DEA's Office of Investigative Technology, InfraGard and the Cloud Security Alliance. 

Public Key cryptography is the backbone of what makes the Internet usable for commerce, and while the cryptography is fairly trusted, the issue of trusting that a that the keys is often full of flaws. This short talk will touch on how we have fumbled in the past and some modern innovations that are possible solutions to the problem. 

The lecture will be held in the SOU Science Auditorium (room 151) on Friday, December 1st, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. 

Refreshments will be provided by the STEM Division.


Crim Club Meeting!

Submitted by Neisha Bhagwandin
Posted on Nov 19 , 2017

There will be a Crim Club Meering on Tuesday Nov. 21st at 5:30 pm in SU 319. There will be free pizza! We will discuss officer positions, upcoming events, the lock in, and other opportunities. 

General Announcements

There's still time to apply!

Submitted by Jared Brown
Posted on Nov 20 , 2017

Applications are still open for the 2018 Oregon Fringe Festival! Need a stage or gallery for your work? We have the means to help and are committed to providing a platform for students and faculty to express themselves through the visual and performing arts.

The 2018 OFFestival dates are Wednesday, April 25 – Saturday, April 28. Application deadlines are quickly approaching!

If interested, please submit an application to present to

Any questions? Please contact the Festival Curator at


Free IT Training Classes

Submitted by Julie McClendon
Posted on Nov 20 , 2017

We will be offering the following free Banner Basics, Banner Reports, Banner Operational Data Store (ODS), and Banner Faculty & Advisor Self-Service training classes to faculty and staff.   To register, please send an email to You can find a complete training class schedule at

Banner Basics

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 1:30pm - 3:20pm

Location: PC West

This course will introduce you to the Banner Student Information System (SIS), the software system used to administer student information. Banner SIS consists of menus and forms (an online document where you can enter and look up information in the database). In Banner SIS, you can change a student's advisor and/or major; assign an advising plan to a student; print unofficial transcripts; view student information such as academic history, registration, demographic, and admission; view class rosters; view faculty schedules; view course enrollment, and more. The class covers general Banner concepts, navigation, functions, toolbar buttons, and Banner search techniques. The information covered will be helpful to anyone who needs an introduction to the Banner system. Send an email to to sign up.

Banner Faculty & Advisor Self-Service

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 11:50am

Location: PC West

Banner Faculty & Advisor Self-Service provides faculty and advisors with secure access to manage instructor information and advise students. This class will teach participants how to use Banner Self-Service to access their teaching schedule, class rosters, wait lists, curriculum information about students, registration information, grade entry and more. This class is restricted to Faculty and Advisors only. Please send an email to to sign up.


Teaching and Learning

CCJ Lock In Event

Submitted by Neisha Bhagwandin
Posted on Nov 19 , 2017

This is one day event (March 2nd) is open to all students from any major, and is now offered for one credit (CCJ 299).

The Lock-In event offers students an opportunity to work firsthand with local, regional and state criminal justice professionals, in training simulation scenarios. Students train and practice, just as officers do in the field. Agencies donate their time and the equipment to make this event possible. The event begins with an optional ORPAT assessment. Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT) is a simulated chase, fight, and apprehension scenario (fitness test) that is mandated by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for all police recruits to complete within a designated time period. Candidates must complete the ORPAT within a certain time period to successfully pass in the academy. After the OPRAT, students participate in a multiple scenarios that span the rest of the day. These included things like: Explosives, Crime Scene Investigation, DUII stops, etc... Students do not need to be a Criminal Justice Major to participate in the Lock-In. During the event, the student receives a light snack, pizza dinner, and the experience of a lifetime!