SOU Campus News

EV charging station survey

Campus survey to help steer expansion of EV charging stations

Southern Oregon University is seeking input on the expansion of its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on campus. The university is increasing its EV charging capacity and wants to hear from students, faculty, staff and community members about where and how they would like to see the charging stations located. The survey, which can be […]

The Creativity Conference at SOU is this week

Fifth year of Creativity Conference at SOU to unfold this week

(Ashland, Ore.) — The fifth annual Creativity Conference at SOU will begin a four-day run on Thursday, May 18, with a lineup of 123 presenters, including seven keynote speakers. The conference is expected to draw many of the world’s top scholars, researchers and practitioners in the field of creativity, along with a wide variety of working professionals […]

Global Innovation Scholars visit by Guanajuato delegation

SOU-Guanajuato collaborations expand with Global Innovation Scholars

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University hosted two professors and nine business students last week from Universidad de Guanajuato, as the two longtime sister campuses continued their Global Innovation Scholars program – a collaboration on multicultural business development that was initiated through the U.S. Department of State. The nine Guanajuato students, along with 10 SOU […]

Arbor Day volunteers at SOU

Arbor Day celebrated at SOU

A team of volunteers came together to help the SOU landscaping crew to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, by doing tree maintenance and planting a variety of trees and shrubs on campus. Arbor Day is observed each year, as part of SOU’s certification as a Tree Campus, to help maintain the current health […]

Alec Arellano lectures on democracy in Campus Theme series

Occidental College professor to lecture on identity of American democracy

Occidental College political scientist Alec Arellano will visit SOU this week as a guest speaker in the 15th anniversary edition of SOU’s “Campus Theme” lecture series. He will lecture on the identity of American democracy. Arellano’s lecture, “Continuity and Change: John Dewey on Navigating Democratic Identity,” will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, […]

AHS junior varsity Brain Bowl team

SOU hosts middle and high school Brain Bowl

(Ashland, Ore.) — The 46th annual Southern Oregon Brain Bowl, a quizbowl tournament organized by Southern Oregon University for area middle and high school teams, is in the books and the winners were Sacred Heart Home School, Cascade Christian and Ashland High in the high school divisions, and Ashland Middle School, Eagle Point and North […]

SOU Forward realignment plan approved

SOU Board of Trustees approves realignment plan

(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to adopt the SOU Forward fiscal realignment plan – a four-plank strategy that balances expenses with revenue and then prepares the university for strategic growth by diversifying its sources of revenue. The board focused primarily on the plan’s first plank – immediate […]

Electric vehicle carshare program comes to SOU

Ashland and SOU partner with nonprofit for EV carshare

The City of Ashland and Southern Oregon University have partnered with Forth, a Portland-based nonprofit whose mission is to electrify transportation, to bring electric vehicle carshare to Ashland. The collaborative effort will start with one electric vehicle in Ashland, to be located in the SOU parking lot at 390 Wightman Street, next to The Hawk […]

SOU Forward plan goes to Board of Trustees

Final version of SOU Forward realignment plan goes to Board of Trustees

Final revisions have been made to SOU Forward, the four-plank realignment strategy that will be considered for adoption by the SOU Board of Trustees on Friday, April 21.  The plan, which was developed over the past several months by SOU leaders and the campus community, is intended to address the university’s current fiscal challenges and […]

Celebrate Earth Day at The Farm at SOU

Earth Day to be celebrated April 21 at The Farm at SOU

Earth Day to be celebrated April 21 at The Farm at SOU Southern Oregon University and community partners will celebrate Earth Day at The Farm at SOU from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, by offering exhibits, live performances, an electric vehicle showcase, bike rodeo, art, food trucks and more. Earth Day has […]