SOU Expands Annual Showcase of Arts and Research

Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR) will Feature More Than 100 Academic Presentations, 26 Laboratory and Studio Open Houses, Live Performing Arts and a Student Film Festival

(Ashland, Ore.) Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR), Southern Oregon University’s annual celebration of faculty and student research and artistic achievement, returns May 15-18 with several new features. This year the event will include “Performances on the Plaza;” open houses in 26 scientific laboratories, art studios and special exhibits; a student film festival, plus an afternoon of student music and theatre performances.

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SOU Receives a Third Million Dollar Cash Grant From the Osher Foundation

Latest Endowment is for Reentry Students’ Scholarships

(Ashland, ORE) – The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco has awarded the Southern Oregon University Foundation a one-million-dollar cash grant for reentry scholarships. It’s the third million-dollar cash grant the Osher Foundation has made to SOU since 2009.

“The Osher Foundation has been incredibly generous to SOU,” says University President Mary Cullinan. “This scholarship support will transform lives for generations of reentry students. I am thrilled.”

For the past three years, the Osher Foundation has provided SOU with $50,000 annually for reentry scholarships. The proceeds from the one million dollar endowment will allow scholarships of approximately $50,000 to continue to be offered in perpetuity.

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SOU’s School of Business Receives Accreditation

Both Undergrad and Graduate Programs Receive Endorsement from Global Business Accreditation Organization

(Ashland, ORE) – The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has granted accreditation for the undergraduate and graduate programs of Southern Oregon University’s School of Business. ACBSP is a global organization that has accredited hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.

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