SOU Campus News

SOU Smoky Ashland

SOU offers opportunities for community members to get fresh air

NEWS RELEASE Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is making the best of a smoky situation, taking steps to protect students and employees from the area’s unhealthy air while offering a respite for community members in several air-conditioned facilities across campus. “We’re lucky enough to be located in what we consider in many ways to […]

SOU Commencement 2018

Recognitions to lead off SOU commencement event

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Seven alumni of Southern Oregon University will be honored – two with special posthumous recognitions and five with annual awards – as part of Saturday’s 2018 commencement activities. All of the awards will be presented at the Pre-Commencement Alumni Breakfast on Saturday morning. Steven Nelson, who passed away this spring, […]

Vanguard drum bugle

Elite drum and bugle corps makes SOU its “spring training” home

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The elite Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps has found its tempo at Southern Oregon University, drilling for long hours each day and staying in a university residence hall for its three-week “spring training” before beginning its 2018 national tour next month. The corps – based in Santa Clara, […]

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Social Sciences Speaker Series: Crickette Sanz on wild chimpanzees and gorillas.

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Social Sciences Division will host anthropologist Crickette Sanz of Washington University in St. Louis for her talk, “Comparative Studies of Chimpanzees and Gorillas in the Congo Basin,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in Room 305 of the Hannon Library. The talk is free […]

SOU Fringe Festival

SOU’s “boundary-breaking” Oregon Fringe Festival begins on Tuesday

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The Oregon Fringe Festival – a distinctive blend of visual, musical and theatre arts presentations – will kick off its 2018 lineup with Gallery Openings at Southern Oregon University’s Center for the Visual Arts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The six-day arts celebration will continue with shows and exhibitions on and around the SOU campus […]

SOU Democracy Project Honors

SOU Honors College hosts high school students for problem-solving

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — About 150 high school students from throughout southern Oregon will try their hand at resolving some of today’s most troubling issues when Southern Oregon University Honors College students lead their annual Democracy Project symposium on Tuesday, April 24. The event – “Truth and Reconciliation: A Model for America?” – will […]

SOU Thalden Pavilion

SOU’s new Thalden Pavilion to be dedicated on Friday

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — SOU’s new Thalden Pavilion has lived up to its tagline – “dedicated to outrageous innovation in sustainability and the arts” – and the just-completed venue for information, education and performance will be recognized in all its audacity at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20. The dedication ceremony will serve as an […]

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SOU’s Hawai’i club offers annual lu’au and performance

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — The 22nd annual lu’au and hō’ike (feast and performance) by Southern Oregon University’s Hawai’i club will be an event with a purpose. This year’s celebration has a theme of Hoʻolaha Ana I Naʻokoʻa Me Ke Aloha – spreading diversity with love. The lu’au will be from 2 to 4 p.m. […]

SOU Latino Youth Chavez

SOU’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference addresses equity, racism, barriers

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — More than 350 Latino youth from Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lane county high schools will meet on the Southern Oregon University campus on Friday, March 9, for the seventh annual César E. Chávez Leadership Conference. The event – which this year will feature Hispanic civil rights advocate Luis Avila as […]

SOU Resilience

Open forums introduce SOU’s Campus-Community Resilience Assessment

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will hold a pair of open forums to introduce a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment that will be conducted over the next few months to determine the local area’s ability to absorb or adapt to ongoing climate changes. The forums, which are free and open to the public, will […]