SOU Campus News

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 […]

Jeff Golden and Gomez

Oregon State Senate candidate town hall meeting Oct. 11 at SOU Music Recital Hall

Southern Oregon University and Jefferson Public Radio will host a town hall meeting with Oregon State Senate District 3 candidates Jessica Gomez and Jeff Golden at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SOU Music Recital Hall. Excerpts from the town hall meeting will be broadcast on the Jefferson Exchange on Oct. 12 at […]

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SOU News: Fresh news and information

SOU News (news.sou.edu) is the university’s new home for all timely and relevant news and information about the campus where its readers teach, learn and work. It is intended to serve as a truly comprehensive, go-to site for updates on the university, its programs and people. SOU News – produced by the university’s Marketing and […]

SOU Sustainability Council

SOU Sustainability Council Accepting Applications

Southern Oregon University’s Sustainability Council is accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year. Students, staff and faculty all are welcome to apply. Those who are interested in serving may visit the Sustainability Council website to learn more about the Council’s charter, mission and goals, and to access an application for membership. This is an opportunity […]

SOU Solar Power Industry

Outlook is sunny for solar at SOU

NEWS RELEASE (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s solar power prospects will become considerably brighter this fall, with the installations of three new photovoltaic arrays and a 57 percent increase in generating capacity. “It’s a unique and thrilling opportunity to have three solar arrays being installed this year, furthering SOU’s commitment to implementing sustainable solutions,” […]

SOU Golf Benefit

Lithia/Raider Club Golf Shootout nets fundraising record

The 28th annual Lithia/Raider Club Golf Shootout turned in another record outing last Thursday, bringing in over $450,000 to help SOU student-athletes. The tournament, held at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford, featured 54 fivesomes and sponsors. A record 24 companies reached out as major sponsors this year, with each contributing $12,500 to the […]

SOU Health and Wellness Center

SOU’s annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair coming Sept. 26

SOU’s annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair will be presented from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, downstairs at the Stevenson Union. The fair includes the university’s yearly flu shot clinic. Those who attend will be eligible for raffles, with various prizes provided by vendors at the event. All employees are encouraged […]