SOU Awards President’s Medal to Jerry and Jeanne Taylor

(Ashland, Ore.) Southern Oregon University (SOU) has awarded its 2011 President’s Medal to Ashland residents Jerry and Jeanne Taylor, creators of the Taylor Family Foundation, and active supporters of SOU and many Rogue Valley organizations.

“The Taylors greatly deserve the honor of the President’s Medal. I am delighted to recognize their generosity, their hard work, and their commitment to so many important causes throughout the region. They are wonderful friends of SOU and of the Rogue Valley,” says SOU president Mary Cullinan. Continue reading

Southern Oregon University Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Washington, D.C. – As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Southern Oregon University as a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. SOU was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. It’s the 4th year in a row that SOU has been named to the honor roll. Continue reading

SOU Students Receive $57,500 to Launch Waste Management Project

Project goal is “zero waste” on the SOU campus in five years

(Ashland, Ore) The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous (ECOS), a Southern Oregon University student group, has succeeded in raising $57,500 to build a recycling center on the Ashland campus, staff it and install recycling bins in every University building. The waste management project is set to begin next fall with a campus-wide education campaign on how to reduce waste through the new SOU system.

“Hopefully this will put SOU on the path to having zero waste in five years,” says Misty Munoz, a junior majoring in environmental studies, and one of the four students who launched the project through a classroom capstone project last fall overseen by Professor Mark Shibley. The other three students are seniors Christina Becker, Benji Nagel and Charlie Chao. Continue reading

Summer Enrollment at SOU is Running Ahead of Last Year

Students picking up additional credits, speeding time to graduation; Pre-College Youth Programs anticipating a fun and busy summer

(Ashland, Ore) Booming enrollment at SOU isn’t taking a summer vacation. So far the university’s summer enrollment is 23% ahead of this time last year.

“Some classes are already full and others are getting close to capacity,” says SOU Registrar Matt Stillman. “If a student needs to take a pre-requisite course in order to get into an upper level class in the fall, I would urge them to enroll as soon as possible.” Continue reading