Jeff Golden FREE Lecture at SOU Hannon Library

February 19, 2008
NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release:
For further information contact:Mary Jane Cedar Face 541.552.6836 

SOU Hannon Library to Host Free Lecture by Jeff Golden

(Ashland, Ore.) –Hannon Library continues it 2007-08 lecture serieswith a program by Jeff Golden.  On March 6, 2008, Jeff Golden willpresent a lecture entitled, “Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball: A Path toCommon Ground.”   The free program will begin at 4 p.m. in HannonLibrary’s Meese Meeting Room (LIB 305) and is sponsored by theSouthern Oregon University Friends of Hannon Library.  

Golden will discuss practical ways of building common ground.  Becauseour lives are continually filled with divisive political, social,environmental, and religious issues, we need ways to talk with eachother that don't continue to polarize us.   

Jeff Golden, known to many in southern Oregon as the host of JeffersonExchange on Jefferson Public Radio from 1997 to 2007, dropped out ofHarvard in the 1970’s to learn how to take care of himself in themountains of Southern Oregon. After a decade of homebuilding, loggingand guiding whitewater river trips, he earned a Masters degree inBroadcast Communication from Stanford in 1982 and began a 25-year careeras a public radio and television producer, opinion columnist and radiotalk show host and commentator.  His political career includes serviceas a Jackson County Commissioner, Chief of Staff to the Oregon SenatePresident, Environmental Policy adviser to the City of Portland, andmember of numerous public and non-profit boards and commissions. JeffGolden was Oregon's first Nominee for the JFK Profile in Courage Awardand works in private practice as a mediator and strategic facilitator. Jeff's books include Watermelon Summer (Lippincott, 1971), As If We WereGrownups (RiverWood, 2004), and Forest Blood (Wellstone, 1999), thedefining novel of the Northwest timber wars.

The public is invited to this free program which will be held at 4:00p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2008 in the SOU Hannon Library Meese MeetingRoom (Library 305).  Parking is available for this event. 

For more information, call 552-6835. 

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