SOU Campus News

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SOU’s “Retention Summit” aimed at seeing students through to graduation

The campus community is invited to participate in a “Retention Summit” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room, to examine what’s being done – and what other steps might be taken – to encourage students to remain at SOU through graduation. Participants in Thursday’s summit will hear reports on current student […]

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Author of “Culturally Responsive Teaching” to give SOU campus theme talk

Zaretta Hammond, the San Francisco-area author of “Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain,” will discuss how teachers can support underserved students in an April 10 presentation that’s part of SOU’s 2018-19 campus theme of “Ignorance and Wisdom.” Hammond notes that student populations across the country are progressively growing more racially and linguistically diverse. She will […]

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Governor’s Food Drive fills the shelves at SOU Student Food Pantry

The SOU community contributed non-perishable food and payroll deductions equivalent to a total of 8,022 meals during this year’s Governor’s Food Drive, which directly benefits the university’s Student Food Pantry and those who rely on it. The university’s payroll deductions are down somewhat this year, but donations to the Student Food Pantry hit a record […]

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Latest benefit for SOU employees: free tickets to OCA events

Employees at Southern Oregon University recently gained another perk: free tickets to all music and theatre productions by the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU. OCA officials met in December and decided that free tickets to in-house shows should be extended to all SOU faculty and staff, as a benefit to employees and to […]

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Santos reappointed to SOU Board of Trustees

(Ashland, Ore.) — Daniel Santos – a Southern Oregon University alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees – was notified today by Gov. Kate Brown today that he has been reappointed for a second four-year term on the SOU board. Santos was appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. He […]

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SOU’s annual French Dinner nearly sold out

(Ashland, Ore.) — Those who haven’t bought tickets but are still hoping to attend the 23rd annual French Dinner of the Southern Oregon University French Club are being advised that there will likely be no tickets available at the door of the Feb. 28 event. The five-course meal for students, employees and community members is nearly sold out – […]

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Governor’s Food Drive heads into home stretch at SOU

Just over a week remains in the annual Governor’s Food Drive, and SOU employees and students are encouraged to participate through food donations or payroll deductions. The food drive, which runs through February, draws donations from state government and public university employees throughout Oregon to support the Oregon Food Bank Network. However, all food donated […]

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Ashland Chamber goes to bat for SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) — The Ashland Chamber of Commerce acknowledged an integral relationship between the business community and Southern Oregon University when the chamber’s Board of Directors voted unanimously today to urge adequate state funding for SOU. Board members approved a letter of support that asks Governor Kate Brown and members of the Oregon Legislature for […]

Polar Plunge is back on Saturday

Polar Plunge: SOU team to participate in Saturday’s Special Olympics fundraiser

SOU students, staff and faculty have the opportunity to brave icy waters and support local Special Olympics Oregon athletes with intellectual disabilities during the 2019 Polar Plunge event on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Medford’s Jackson Aquatic Center. The Southern Oregon Polar Plunge will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a costume contest for the participants. The […]

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“Tall Cop” presents substance abuse awareness training at SOU

A police officer-turned-substance abuse awareness speaker presented a fairly imposing message during a recent workshop for SOU faculty and staff, and community members from various agencies. Jermaine Galloway — a 6-foot-9 former Division I basketball player – presented his “Tall Cop Says Stop” training to help attendees recognize signs of drug and alcohol abuse. The […]