SOU Campus News

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SOU hires vice president for enrollment management and student affairs

(Ashland, Ore.) —Neil Woolf – who has led enrollment efforts at higher education institutions in Wisconsin, Washington and Nevada – has been hired as Southern Oregon University’s new vice president for enrollment management and student affairs. He will start work at SOU on Jan. 9. “I am very excited to join the team at Southern […]

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SOU Hall of Fame coach Dan Bulkley passes away at 101

Former SOU track and cross country coach Dan Bulkley, an Athletics Hall of Fame member who ran a ceremonial 100-meter dash at Raider Stadium a week after his 100th birthday, died Sunday night at Anna Maria Creekside assisted living in Medford. He was 101. Bulkley coached track and cross country at SOU from 1950 until […]

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Southern Oregon’s four higher ed institutions announce consortium

The presidents of four public colleges and universities in southern Oregon joined forces today to create the Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium – an alliance aimed at streamlining students’ educational pathways and addressing the region’s specific workforce needs. A memorandum of understanding signed by the presidents of Klamath Community College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Rogue […]

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OLLI facilities at SOU in line for makeover

After 25 years, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) facilities at SOU are receiving new life. OLLI’s program on the SOU campus operates from the Campbell Center – a pair of former World War II barracks with a courtyard between them, just west of the empty Cascade Complex. The old barracks have taken a beating, […]

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Childcare returns to SOU’s former Schneider Children’s Center site

(Ashland, Ore.) — Daycare will return to the Southern Oregon University Family Housing property at 1361 Quincy St., in Ashland, when Lil’ Rascals Preschool & Childcare Center opens at that location on Jan. 7. SOU signed a lease agreement this week that will enable Lil’ Rascals – which operated in Ashland for 15 years until […]

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SOU president backs carbon pricing initiative

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott has joined about 50 other college and university presidents across the country in calling upon elected officials to address climate change and hold polluters accountable by enacting carbon pricing measures. The “Put A Price On It” campaign is sponsored by Our Climate, a national non-profit organization […]

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SOU training session addresses opioid use locally

Members of the SOU campus community are invited to participate in a training session on Wednesday that may prepare them to save the life of a friend, colleague or student experiencing an opioid overdose. Students from the Oregon Health & Science University nursing program at SOU are offering a Naloxone Project training session from 11 […]

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SOU and city of Ashland respond to cougar sightings

Southern Oregon University and the city of Ashland are working with state and federal wildlife officials to ensure safety on the SOU campus and in the community following multiple cougar sightings and confrontations Sunday night and this morning. The Ashland Police Department will respond promptly to future cougar sightings, with officers’ actions based on immediate […]

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SOU president draws line on side of inclusion

SOU President Linda Schott reassured the campus community today that the university will not waver in its commitment to inclusion, equal rights and opportunities for all, despite recent discussions at the federal level regarding the definition of gender. “We will always welcome, value, support and protect all students and prospective students – regardless of their […]

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SOU president urges campus to vote in upcoming election

SOU President Linda Schott has asked all members of the campus community to “practice democracy” by casting their ballots in the Nov. 6 General Election. “Consider what’s best for you, your community, your state and your country, and then vote,” the president said. “I won’t tell you what to think or how to vote, but […]