SOU Academic Stories

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SOU’s Green House freshman seminar sets out to save the world

It’s challenging enough to spend your freshman year studying the separation of powers in U.S. government, or the biology and function of cell structure. First-year students in SOU’s Green House have taken on the puzzle of how to feed the world in 2050, despite the complications of climate change and exponential population growth. Students in […]

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SOU student sailing the South Pacific in Semester at Sea

SOU student Fletcher Tague Shell, a junior in the Environmental Science and Policy program, is spending Fall Term sailing the South Pacific on board the tall ship ocean research vessel SSV Robert C. Seamans. Tague Shell is taking part in a study abroad program designed to explore the complex environmental challenges faced by remote Pacific […]

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Event to advance tradition of SOU-Guanajuato exchanges

The 4th Annual Guanajuato Nights fundraiser will return to the Rogue River Room in SOU’s Stevenson Union on Nov. 10, and its organizers are on a mission to fuel more student exchanges between SOU and Universidad de Guanajuato. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and will include dinner, silent and live auctions, music and other entertainment. Tickets are […]

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SOU writing contest: 13 words and scary

“The Churchill ‘thing’ made nighttime passersby disappear. It’s been quiet since summer began.”  Thirteen words, one scary story: knock yourself out. Courtesy of the SOU English Program, all students, faculty and staff on campus are invited to try their hand at the (extremely) short story format by entering a Halloween-themed “13-Word Scary Story Contest.” The […]

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Students sought for SOU McNair Scholars Program

SOU faculty members and others are asked to help identify and nominate promising undergraduate students to become part of the legacy of Ronald E. McNair, who stood up for civil rights as a youth before becoming a physicist and astronaut. He died in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. SOU’s McNair Scholars Program, which has […]

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SOU’s Friday Science Seminar returns with the “replication crisis”

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The fall series of Southern Oregon University’s popular Friday Science Seminars will open Oct. 5 with a presentation by Jim Hatton, SOU’s mathematics program chair, on the so-called “replication crisis.” Hatton will review causes and some proposed solutions to the crisis, which stems from social scientists’ frequent inability to reproduce […]

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SOU School of Education makes global connections at Kenya conference

Southern Oregon University’s School of Education is acting globally this week, serving as one of the leading organizers for the inaugural World Conference on Transformative Education in Kenya.

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Region’s schools send “Chief Science Officers” to visit SOU for STEM skills

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Oregon) — A group of 30 “Chief Science Officers” – students from 15 middle and high schools throughout Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties – will meet at Southern Oregon University Monday through Wednesday, July 16-18, to gain leadership skills and learn to be ambassadors for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. […]

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SOU internet marketing class features real-life experience

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Undergraduate- and graduate-level business marketing students at Southern Oregon University will complete their first interactive, real-time and real-life Internet Marketing and e-Commerce course this month. The innovative course – designed by SOU Adjunct Instructor Karen Fronek, the president of Make It Happen Marketing in Medford – has taken students from […]

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Three SOU arts leaders accepted as fellows in international council

NEWS BRIEF (Ashland, Ore.) — Three Southern Oregon University faculty members – the largest contingent from any college or university in the world – have been accepted into the 2018-19 Fellows Program of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). SOU’s new ICFAD fellows are music professor Terry Longshore, director of SOU’s Percussion Studies […]