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SOU Digital Cinema makes best film school list

SOU Digital Cinema named as a top film school

(Ashland, Ore.) — It’s official: Southern Oregon University’s Digital Cinema program makes SOU one of the best film schools in North America. The current edition of MovieMaker magazine, which bills itself as the world’s most widely read independent film magazine, includes SOU among its picks for the “30 Best Film Schools in the U.S. & […]

SOU sociology and anthropology group at Maxville

SOU receives grant for archaeological project at African-American logging town of Maxville

(Ashland, Ore.) — A recent $20,000 grant from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office will enable staff and students from the Southern Oregon University Sociology and Anthropology Program to conduct archaeological investigations at the northeast Oregon town of Maxville – a logging town that was home in the early 20th century to both African American […]

SRC is smoke-free haven for community

SOU offers smoke-free haven at rec center

(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Student Recreation Center continues to be a resource for both SOU employees and community members seeking a refuge from wildfire smoke and unhealthy outdoor air quality. The SRC offers free admission to its elevated, indoor walking and running track – a popular, smoke-free haven – from 5:30 to […]

Digital Media Center lighting upgraded

SOU Digital Media Center moves to energy-efficient studio lighting

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s Digital Media Center has addressed sustainability and improved educational resources for students in a recent, transformative upgrade to its studio lighting. The studio is now operating with state-of-the-art LED film and TV lighting fixtures, dramatically reducing energy consumption while enhancing the quality of its productions. “This project has been […]

SOU Commencement 2024

SOU Commencement: good weather and optimism

SOU’s 98th Commencement Ceremony on June 15 centered squarely on those receiving about 1,300 bachelor’s and master’s degrees – and on the recipient of a rare, honorary doctorate in humane letters. Sid DeBoer, who guided Lithia Motors from a single dealership in Ashland to the largest automotive retailer in the U.S., was honored for his […]

The Farm at SOU prepares for CSA season

Cultivating community: The Farm at SOU

The Farm at Southern Oregon University is currently growing a variety of crops including kale, radishes, potatoes, asparagus, garlic and onions, despite recent weather adversities – signaling a promising start to the upcoming Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season. Recent potato plantings marked a significant step toward fulfilling the summer 2024 CSA Program, a cornerstone initiative […]

American Samoa visit by SOU delegation

President Bailey leads SOU contingent to American Samoa

(Ashland, Ore.) — SOU President Rick Bailey and three other university employees flew out of Medford’s Rogue Valley International Airport on May 23, en route to a remote island of fewer than 50,000 people – American Samoa. Three plane rides, two layovers, four time-zones, more than 3,000 miles and nearly 23 hours later, they were […]

Marcus Allen, one of the Accelerated MBA program's first three graduates

First cohort to graduate in SOU’s accelerated MBA program

(Ashland, Ore.) – The Southern Oregon University School of Business will celebrate the first three graduates from its 3|4 + 1 Pathway to MBA Program – also known as the Accelerated Pathway to MBA – at SOU’s June 15 commencement ceremony. “This is an opportunity for high-achieving students to fast-track their academic experiences and get […]

SOU's inaugural Business Venture Tournament this week

Inaugural SOU Business Venture Tournament: innovative ideas across disciplines

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University (SOU) will host its inaugural Business Venture Tournament this week. The groundbreaking competition – designed to nurture entrepreneurial ideas from students across all academic disciplines – is intended to transform innovative ideas into successful business ventures, with generous support from SOU alumni Jim Teece and Dena Matthews. The tournament’s […]

first-generation student goes beyond expectations

La futura graduada va más allá de las expectativas de estudiantes de primera generación

Describir a Nansi Cortés simplemente como una estudiante universitaria de primera generación y futura graduada de la Universidad del Sur de Oregon (Southern Oregon University), ignoraría tanto su historia personal como el apoyo inquebrantable de su familia. Los padres de Nansi, los cuales por causas de la vida solo terminaron la primaria en México, sabían […]