Latino High School Conference Coming to SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) — Latino high school students from across Jackson County will gather on the Southern Oregon University campus Friday, March 16, for workshops on leadership, cultural arts and college preparation. It’s the inaugural Cesar Chavez Leadership Conference.

“The goal of the day-long conference is to increase Latino high school students’ preparation to become leaders and develop their knowledge about contemporary Latino issues,” says Jonathan Eldridge, Vice President for Student Affairs. “And hosting these students on a college campus also reinforces what they can look forward to as they prepare for high school graduation and beyond.”

The conference keynote speaker will be SOU Writing Professor Alma Rosa Alvarez. Approximately 150 Latino high school students from North and South Medford, Eagle Point, Phoenix and Crater high schools are expected to attend. Assisting will be members of the SOU Latino Students Union.
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Award Winning Documentary “Hot Coffee” to Show at SOU

Discussion with Producer-Director Susan Saladoff Follows Screening

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SOU School of Education and the University of Oregon Work Together to Deliver Education Doctoral Program

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Faculty in the SOU School of Education will collaborate with the department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon to offer a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (D.Ed.). The degree provides practicing educational professionals with an advanced graduate degree that emphasizes leadership development, oral and written communication, and understanding of educational assessment and research. Read more

SOU History Professor to Explore the Past, Present and Future of the Middle East

Dr. Bob Harrison in his office.

Dr. Bob Harrison in his office. Photo: Jspeer

(Ashland, Ore.) – Dr. Robert Harrison, Southern Oregon University Professor of History, will present “The Middle East and the Arab Spring: Troubled Past, Hopeful Future?” on Monday, February 13 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. Read more