Creator of SOU’s Waste Management Project is Ashland’s Conservationist of the Year

(Ashland, ORE) – Southern Oregon University student Misty Munoz will be acknowledged at the Science Works Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, as the recipient of the Ashland Conservation Commission’s “Conservationist of the Year” award for her efforts to launch a campus-wide waste management program at SOU. The program began operating last September and includes a recycling center on the Ashland campus, indoor and outdoor recycling bins for every university building, a fulltime recycling coordinator and student assistants.

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Latino Students and Their Families will Experience College Life This Saturday at SOU

(Ashland, ORE) – Latino students and their families from across southern Oregon will visit the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland on Saturday, April 21. It’s Latino Family Day for students in grades 8 through 11, providing Latino families an opportunity to become acquainted with SOU and what it offers.

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Southern Oregon University Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

(Ashland, Ore.) – Southern Oregon University (SOU) has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world.  Through membership in AASHE, SOU will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community. Continue reading

SOU Archaeology Professor to Explore Fort Lane, the Rogue Indian Wars, and their Lasting Impact

(Ashland, Ore.) – Dr. Mark Tveskov, Southern Oregon University Professor of Anthropology, will present “Myth, Memory, and Identity: Fort Lane and the Rogue River Wars” on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library on the SOU campus. A reception follows immediately. The talk is free and open to the public. Tveskov’s presentation is part of the Insights Distinguished Lecture Series.

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SOU’s ‘Civility’ Theme Continues with Spring Term Presentations

(Ashland, Ore.) – Southern Oregon University continues discussing this year’s campus theme “Civility” with a fascinating series of spring term presentations. The feature presentation is May 17 when Dr. Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University will discuss “The Sources of American Conduct.” Dr. Bacevich is a retired career officer in the United State Army, a vocal critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and is the author of “The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism.”

All presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.sou.edu/ahc/

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Recovery Act Funds SOU Lighting Project

(Ashland, ORE.) — New energy-efficient lights at Southern Oregon University were installed this fall thanks to $50,000 in federal funds awarded to SOU by the Oregon Department of Energy. The project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) awarded through the State Energy Program. These funds were designated for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in public buildings. Continue reading

This Friday’s Science Lecture at SOU to Focus on the use of Nanoparticles to Fight Cancer

(Ashland, ORE) – The spring term series of science lectures at Southern Oregon University kicks off this Friday with Jim Christie from the division of clinical biotechnology at the University of Tokyo speaking on the use of nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer. His presentation is April 6, 4:00 p.m. in room 118 of the Science building on the SOU campus in Ashland. Continue reading

National Study on the Future of Newspapers to be Presented at SOU

Ashland, ORE – Two researchers who interviewed more than 150 newspaper administrators in every state over 13 months will present “The Transformational Newspaper: Newspapers in the Age of the Internet” at Southern Oregon University (SOU). Paul Steinle and Sara Brown covered 31,000 miles and documented their reports on their website www.WhoNeedsNewspapers.org. Their talk is at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the Meese Room of SOU’s Hannon Library. Continue reading

Software Freedom Activist is Next Speaker in SOU’s Civility Series

(Ashland, Ore.) – Dr. Richard Stallman, who launched the free software movement in 1983, will speak Tuesday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 4, on the SOU campus as part of this year’s campus theme, “Civility.” Stallman’s Tuesday presentation, “Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks,” will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Meese Auditorium of the Art Building. Continue reading