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SOU-Former Raider AD Monty Cartwright

Former SOU Athletic Director Monty Cartwright passes away at 74

Former Southern Oregon University Athletic Director Monty Cartwright, a 2010 SOU Sports Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Monday evening in Portland. Cartwright, one of the Raider athletic department’s most influential figures, was 74. Cartwright, a native of Delano, Calif., first arrived in Ashland in 1984 and served as SOU’s head track and field coach from 1985-98, […]

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SOU brings well-known speaker to campus for anti-fraud seminar

SOU will host an Oct. 25 fraud prevention seminar with certified public accountant, business consultant and well-known speaker John J. Hall. The event is free and open to all members of the campus community. Hall, who has spoken to corporations and non-profit organizations around the world, will address “Fraud Deterrence and Prevention Skills for Manager […]

SOU steam plant

Pipeline explosion affects SOU, not students or employees

Tuesday night’s massive explosion of a ruptured natural gas pipeline near Prince George, Canada, will affect operations at SOU for at least the next few days, but students and employees should notice minimal if any issues. SOU’s natural gas-fueled boilers – which produce steam to heat most of the buildings on campus, along with hot […]

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming week begins at SOU

It’s homecoming week at Southern Oregon University, and the events and activities go way beyond football. There are parades – two of them – along with volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer games, and an all-comers 5K run and walk. For the nostalgic, there’s even dodgeball. “This is a week that’s intended to bring us together […]

SOU Town Hall Vote

Senate District 3 town hall comes to SOU on Thursday

(Ashland, Ore.) — Arguably Oregon’s hottest legislative race of the year will come to Southern Oregon University on Thursday, when Democrat Jeff Golden and Republican Jessica Gomez answer questions at a town hall meeting cosponsored by the university and Jefferson Public Radio. A link to Rogue Valley Community Television’s video of the entire town hall […]

SOU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

SOU observes Indigenous Peoples Day

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s second annual observation of Indigenous Peoples Day – and contributions and cultural significance of Native American populations – will take place on Monday, Oct. 8, beginning with a salmon bake celebration on the Stevenson Union courtyard. The free salmon bake will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and […]

SOU Mt Ashland Volunteer

Raiders to volunteer at Mt. Ashland Ski Area

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — As many as 200 Southern Oregon University students, employees and their families will ring in the new school year with a day of environmental stewardship. The entire SOU community was invited to volunteer on the slopes of local non-profit ski area Mt. Ashland on Saturday, Oct. 6. Those who volunteer […]

SOU Drive Less Challenge

SOU and the Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Members of Southern Oregon University community are invited to join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, an initiative aimed at encouraging the use of alternative transportation modes. The challenge began Oct. 1 and continues through Oct. 15, with both weekly prizes and grand prizes that include three $500 cash cards and a $1,000 gift card for […]

SOU open enrollment

Open enrollment has begun – and is mandatory

The once-a-year opportunity for benefits-eligible SOU employees to make changes to insurance and other benefits began today and continues through the end of October. Open enrollment is a mandatory two-step process. It requires each employee to re-enroll, cancel or change their medical, dental and vision coverage, including the addition or removal of eligible dependents. Changes […]

SOU Janelle Wilson

SOU Student Life manager joins university’s Board of Trustees

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Janelle Wilson, who has served since 2005 in various Student Life positions at Southern Oregon University, has been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed today by the Oregon Senate to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. Wilson succeeds Joanna Steinman as the university’s non-faculty staff member on the […]